Read excerpts from new YA books! (August 4)


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

confessions of a queen b crista mchughConfessions of a Queen B* (The Queen B* #1) by Crista McHugh
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: July 28th 2015
Alexis Wyndham is the other type of Queen B—the Queen Bitch.  After years of being the subject of ridicule, she revels in her ability to make the in-crowd cower via the exposés on her blog, The Eastline Spy. Now that she’s carved out her place in the high school hierarchy, she uses her position to help the unpopular kids walking the hallways.
To read an excerpt, click here.

court of fives kate elliottCourt of Fives (Court of Fives #1) by Kate Elliott
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 18th 2015
Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she trains for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes’s family apart, she’ll have to test Kal’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the dead house dawn kurtagich ukThe Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Publisher: Orion Books
Release date: August 6th 2015
Part-psychological thriller, part-urban legend, this is an unsettling narrative made up of diary entries, interview transcripts, film footage transcripts and medical notes. Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Three people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin…
To read an excerpt, click here.

every last breath jennifer l armentroutEvery Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: July 28th 2015
Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla has a new problem, too. A Lilin—the deadliest of demons—has been unleashed, wreaking havoc on those around her…including her best friend.
To read an excerpt, click here.

hello goodbye and everything inbetween jennifer e smithHello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: September 1st 2015
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they’ll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?
To read an excerpt, click here.

i am malala malala yousafzaiI Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai & Patricia McCormick
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: November 2015
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
To read an excerpt, click here.

ice like fire sara raaschIce Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes #2) by Sara Raasch
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: October 13th 2015
It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell. Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra.
To read an excerpt, click here.

not after everything michelle levyNot After Everything by Michelle Levy
Publisher: Dial
Release date: August 4th 2015
Tyler has a football scholarship to Stanford, a hot girlfriend, and a reliable army of friends to party with. Then his mom kills herself. And Tyler lets it all go. Now he needs to dodge what his dad is offering (verbal tirades and abuse) and earn what his dad isn’t (money). Tyler finds a job that crashes him into Jordyn, his former childhood friend turned angry-loner goth-girl. She brings Tyler an unexpected reprieve from the never-ending pity party his life has become.
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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