Read excerpts from new YA books! (April 28)


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

black iris leah raederBlack Iris by Leah Raeder
Publisher: Atria
Release date: April 28th 2015
It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating’s world to fall apart. One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush. Then the rumors began. Slut, they called her. Queer. Psycho. Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mother decided she wasn’t worth sticking around for. If Laney could erase that whole year, she would. College is her chance to start with a clean slate.
To read an excerpt, click here.

charmed michelle krysCharmed (The Witch Hunter #2) by Michelle Krys
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 26th 2015
Indie discovers that Paige isn’t even on Earth. She’s trapped in Los Demonios, an alternate dimension of Los Angeles filled with evil paranormals. No one who has gone there has ever come out. Fueled by terror and loyalty, Indie is desperate to find a way into the underworld prison. She’ll worry about getting out later. But facing the dark world’s most dangerous witches and warlocks on her own means forging alliances with some sketchy people.
To read an excerpt, click here.

legend the graphic novel marie luLegend: the Graphic Novel by Marie Lu, Leigh Dragoon & Kaari
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 21st 2015
Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy. Born into the slums of the Republic’s Lake Sector, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives are not as sinister as they often seem. One day June’s brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the remedy suzanne youngThe Remedy (The Program #0.5) by Suzanne Young
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: April 21st 2015
Quinn is hired to take on the role of a deceased loved one. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but Quinn can act like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death.
To listen to an excerpt, click here.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: May 5th
Peyton, Sydney’s charismatic older brother, has always been the star of the family, receiving the lion’s share of their parents’ attention and—lately—concern. When Peyton’s increasingly reckless behavior culminates in an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and a jail sentence, Sydney is cast adrift, searching for her place in the family and the world. When everyone else is so worried about Peyton, is she the only one concerned about the victim of the accident?
To read an excerpt, click here.

the whitechapel fiend cassandra clare maureen johnsonThe Whitechapel Fiend (Tales from Shadowhunter Academy #3) by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: April 21st 2015
The third instalment of the Tales from Shadowhunter Academy short story series. Simon learns the truth behind the Jack the Ripper murders—“Jack” was stopped by Will Herondale, his former parabatai, and his institute of Victorian Shadowhunters.
To listen to 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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