Read excerpts from new YA books! (March 31)


Here is a selection of excerpts from new YA books that have recently hit the web.

All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: April 14th 2015
The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up.
To read an excerpt, click here.
avalon rising kathryn roseAvalon Rising (Metal & Lace #2) by Kathryn Rose
Publisher: Flux
Release date: May 8th 2015
In the aftermath of Morgan le Fay’s war on Camelot, the once great kingdom struggles to rebuild. Knights scour the world, attempting to restore the Round Table’s glory by locating Avalon and the Holy Grail before the dreaded Black Knight can do so first. But when an infantry of knights goes missing—including Owen, Vivienne’s brother, and Marcus, her beloved—Vivienne changes the plan and commandeers the aeroship for a rescue mission, altering the fates of all involved.
To read an excerpt, click here.
boarding school girls helen eveBoarding School Girls by Helen Eve
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: March 24th 2015
Siena Hamilton reigns over Temperley High, the embodiment of the Hamilton legacy. She and the Starlets may still be healing from the unfortunate and horrible events of that night, at the end of last year, but nothing can shake her place as the head of Temperley’s elite any longer. Siena is her mother’s daughter: she knows how to be perfect, and she will not disappoint. There is only one person who could possibly get in her way. Romy, former Starlet.
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conviction kelly loy gilbertConviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 19th 2015
Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn’t fall apart the way he feared. But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden’s father, a well-known Christian radio host, has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son’s hands; Braden is the key witness in the upcoming trial.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the keeper david baldacciThe Keeper (Vega Jane #2) by David Baldacci
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: September 8th 2015
Just one thing stands between Vega Jane and freedom – the Quag. In order to leave Wormwood and discover the truth about her world, Vega and her best friend Delph must find a way to make it across a terrifying land of bloodthirsty creatures and sinister magic. But the Quag is worse than Vega Jane’s darkest imagining. It’s a living, breathing prison designed to keep enemies out and the villagers of Wormwood in.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 7th 2015
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
To read an excerpt, click here.

sweet madness trisha leaverSweet Madness by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: September 18th 2015
Seventeen-year-old Bridget Sullivan is taken employment with the city’s most peculiar and gossip-laden family—the Bordens. The unexpected bright spot of the position is that Lizzie Borden is so friendly. But when Bridget makes a horrifying discovery in the home, all that she thought she knew about the Bordens is called into question… including if Lizzie is dangerous. And the choice she must make about Lizzie’s character could mean Bridget’s life or death.
To read an excerpt, click here.

things i'll never say ann angelThings I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves by Ann Angel (editor)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: March 24th 2015
A baby no one knows about. A dangerous hidden identity. Off-limits hookups. A parent whose problems your friends won’t understand. Everyone keeps secrets—from themselves, from their families, from their friends—and secrets have a habit of shaping the lives around them. Acclaimed author Ann Angel brings together some of today’s most gifted YA authors to explore the nature of secrets.
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a thousand nights e k johnstonA Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 6th 2015
Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next. And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow. Lo-Melkhiin’s court is a dangerous palace, but exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the wicked will rise danielle paigeThe Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2) by Danielle Paige
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: March 31st 2015
To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die. But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past.
To read an excerpt, click here.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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