Read excerpts from new YA books! (December 1)

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

glass sword victoria aveyardGlass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 9th 2016
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters.
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oblivion jennifer l armentroutOblivion (Lux #1.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: December 1st 2015
I knew the moment Katy Swartz moved in next door, there was going to be trouble. Lots of it. And trouble’s the last thing I need, since I’m not exactly from around here. My people arrived on Earth from Lux, a planet thirteen billion light years away. Plus, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans can’t be trusted. We scare them. We can do things they only dream about, and honestly, we make them look weak as hell. ‘Cuz they are. But Kat is getting to me in ways no one else has, and I can’t stop myself from wanting her—or wanting to use my powers to protect her.
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other broken things christa desirOther Broken Things by Christa Desir
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: January 12th 2016
Nat’s not an alcoholic. She doesn’t have a problem. Everybody parties, everybody does stupid things, like get in their car when they can barely see. Still, with six months of court-ordered AA meetings required, her days of vodka-filled water bottles are over. Unfortunately her old friends want the party girl or nothing. But then a recovering alcoholic named Joe inserts himself into Nat’s life. Now in order to make a different kind of life, Natalie must pull together her broken parts and learn to fight for herself.
To read an excerpt, click here.

see how they run ally carterSee How They Run (Embassy Row #2) by Ally Carter
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: December 22nd 2015
Inside every secret, there’s a world of trouble. Grace’s past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Grace thought finding her mother’s killer would bring her peace. But the truth has only made her a target. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down. On Embassy Row, trust is a luxury. Death is a very real threat.
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truthwitch susan dennardTruthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: January 5th 2016
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others. In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well. Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn.
To read an excerpt, click here.

where futures end parker peevyhouseWhere Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Release date: February 9th 2016
One year from now, Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world. Ten years from now, Brixney must get more hits on her social media feed or risk being stuck in a debtors’ colony. Thirty years from now, Epony scrubs her entire online profile from the web and goes “High Concept.” Sixty years from now, Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard. And more than a hundred years from now, Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all.
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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