Read excerpts from new YA books! (January 12)

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

heartless marissa meyerHeartless by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: November 8th 2016
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. All Cath wants is to open a bakery, but fate has other plans. At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the problem with forever jennifer armentroutThe Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: May 17th 2016
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime. Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.
To read an excerpt, click here.

salt to the sea ruta sepetysSalt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: Philomel
Release date: February 2nd 2016
In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are  Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer toward safety. Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes.
To read an excerpt, click here.

star struck jenny mclachlanStar Struck (The Ladybirds #4) by Jenny McLachlan
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: March 10th 2016
In a huge fantastic final hurrah to our lovable heroines – Bea, Betty, Kat and Pearl – Jenny McLachlan’s latest book tells Pearl’s story. Pearl is the ‘bad girl’ of the group – she drinks, she smokes, she swears – and she’s mean to Bea and Betty. But she did fly halfway round the world to rescue Kat in Sunkissed. If there’s one thing Pearl knows deep down, it is how to be a friend. And now, more than ever, she could really use a friend.
To read an excerpt, click here.

this song is not for you laura nowlinThis Song is (Not) for You by Laura Nowlin
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: January 5th 2016
Ramona and Sam are best friends. She fell for him the moment they met, but their friendship is just too important for her to mess up. Sam loves April, but he would never expect her to feel the same way–she’s too quirky and cool for someone like him. Together, they have a band, and put all of their feelings for each other into music. Then Ramona and Sam meet Tom. He’s their band’s missing piece, and before Ramona knows it, she’s falling for him. But she hasn’t fallen out of love with Sam either.
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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