Read excerpts from new YA books! (October 20)

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

my lady jane cynthia hand brodie ashton jodi meadowsMy Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 7th 2016
For fans of The Princess Bride comes the comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England. Like that could go wrong.
To read an excerpt, click here.

passenger alexandra brackenPassenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: January 5th 2016
In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.
To read an excerpt, click here.

soundless richelle meadSoundless by Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: November 10th 2015
For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo. When villagers begin to lose their sight, Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation. But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.
To read an excerpt, click here.

their fractured light amie kaufman meagan spoonerTheir Fractured Light (Starbound #3) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: December 1st 2015
Gideon Marchant is an eighteen-year-old computer hacker—he’ll worm his way past the best security measures to pull off onsite hacks that others don’t dare touch. Sofia Quinn has a killer smile, and by the time you’re done noticing it, she’s got you offering up your wallet, your car, and anything else she desires. When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape.
To read an excerpt, click here.

truthwitch susan dennardTruthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
Publisher: Tor UK
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. There are as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble. 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 in the struggle between empires.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release date: April 21st 2016
Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study Unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge.
To read an excerpt, click here.

welcome to night vale joseph fink jeffrey cranorWelcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Release date: October 20th 2015
An imaginative mystery of appearances and disappearances that is also a poignant look at the ways in which we all struggle to find ourselves…no matter where we live. Located in a nameless desert somewhere in the great American Southwest, Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge.
To read an excerpt, click here.

winter marissa meyerWinter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: November 10th 2015
Princess Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.
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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