Read excerpts from new YA books! (November 24)


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

an ember in the ashes sabaa tahirAn Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: April 28th 2015
Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined.
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exit stage left gail nallExit Stage Left by Gail Nall
Publisher: Epic Reads Impulse
Release date: September 8th 2015
Casey Fitzgerald has always been an actress. But when she doesn’t get the lead in her high school’s production, she begins to question everything. After some soul searching and some wise words from her friend Harrison, Casey decides to totally reinvent herself. But every new destiny she tries doesn’t seem quite right. And when her best friend, Amanda, who did get the lead, starts hanging out with her on-again off-again boyfriend Trevor, Casey’s not sure if she’ll ever be able to leave the drama behind.
To read an excerpt, click here.

firsts laurie elizabeth flynnFirsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: January 5th 2016
Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy is a virgin. All she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time- the kind Mercedes never had herself. But Mercedes doesn’t bank on her friend Angela’s boyfriend wanting a turn – or on Zach, who likes her for who she is. When Mercedes’ perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process.
To read an excerpt, click here.

lady midnight cassandra clareLady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: March 8th 2016
It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the last time we were us leah konenThe Last Time We Were Us by Leah Konen
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 10th 2016
Liz Grant is about to have the summer of her life when local teen convict Jason Sullivan is released early. A million years ago, he was her best friend, but that was before he ditched her for a different crowd. Liz always found it hard to believe what they said about Jason, but all of Bonneville thinks he’s dangerous. If word gets out she’s seeing him, she could lose everything. But what if there’s more to that horrible night than she knows? And how many more people will get hurt when the truth finally comes out?
To read an excerpt, click here.

the love that split the world emily henryThe Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: January 26th 2016
Natalie starts seeing things, and she knows something isn’t right. That’s when she gets a visit from the kind but mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother,” who tells her: “You have three months to save him.” The next night, under the stadium lights of the high school football field, she meets a beautiful boy named Beau, and it’s as if time just stops and nothing exists. Nothing, except Natalie and Beau.
To read an excerpt, click here.

my sister rosa justine larbalestierMy Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release date: February 1st 2016
Che’s little sister Rosa is smart, talented, pretty, and so good at deception that Che’s convinced she must be a psychopath. She hasn’t hurt anyone yet, but he’s certain it’s just a matter of time. And when their parents move them to New York City, Che longs to return to Sydney and his three best friends. But his first duty is to his sister Rosa, who is playing increasingly complex and disturbing games. Can he protect Rosa from the world – and the world from Rosa?
To read an excerpt, click here.

PNOK Final Cover 101515.inddPlaces No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff
Publisher: Delacorte
Release date: May 17th 2016
A high-achieving girl falls for the most imperfect boy in school through a series of mysterious dreams.  In these ghostly dreams, Waverly can do what she wants and say what she thinks, without risk or repercussion. Without it meaning anything. As nights pass, however, she begins to understand the nature of relationships, and to question her own daytime machinations. As her edges begin to fray, Waverly must confront the very real danger of losing Marshall to the rigid image she’s spent so long cultivating.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the raven king maggie stiefvaterThe Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: April 26th 2016
The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
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you know me well nina lacour david levithanYou Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: June 7th 2016
Two unlikely confidants, classmates Mark and Kate, have sat next to each other for a year, but have never spoken. One night, far from home, their paths cross, and soon, they realize they know each other better than anyone else. They’ll guide each other through their first loves and heartbreaks, which, by the way, don’t involve each other: Mark is in love with his best friend Ryan, while Kate has been in love with a girl from afar, and may have ruined her chance to meet her.
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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