Read excerpts from new YA books! (July 19)


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

the careful undressing of love corey ann hayduThe Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu
Publisher: Dutton
Release date: January 31st 2017
The girls of Devonairre Street have always been told they’re Cursed. Any boy they love is certain to die too soon. The Curse is less a terror and more a lifestyle accessory—something funky and quaint that makes the girls from the shortest street in Brooklyn special. But the girls are sure it’s not real. It won’t affect their futures. Then Jack, the one boy everyone loved, dies suddenly and violently. And now the Curse seems not only real, but like the only thing that matters.
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chasing impossible katie mcgarryChasing Impossible (Pushing the Limits #5) by Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: July 1st 2016
Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It’s common knowledge in her Kentucky town that she deals drugs, but few know why. When a deal goes south and Abby’s suddenly in danger, she finds herself reluctantly forced to lean on daredevil Logan—a boy whose restless spirit matches her own. Together, Abby and Logan will have to make a decision: let their current circumstances weigh them down forever…or fight for the future they both thought was impossible.
To read an excerpt, click here.

labyrinth lost zoraida cordovaLabyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) by Zoraida Córdova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: September 6th 2016
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange markings on his skin. The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…
To read an excerpt, click here.

the last magician lisa maxwellThe Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: April 25th 2017
In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Tessa is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order. With her ability to manipulate time, Tessa can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Tessa’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1901 to steal an ancient book.
To read an excerpt, click here.

little black dresses little white lies laura stamplerLittle Black Dresses, Little White Lies by Laura Stampler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: July 19th 2016
Harper is beyond ecstatic when she lands her dream internship as a dating blogger at the elite teen magazine Shift. Getting to spend the summer in New York City to live her dream of becoming a writer? Harper’s totally in. There’s just one teeny, tiny, infinitesimal problem: Harper doesn’t have a lot of – or, really, any – dating expertise. In fact, she might have sort of stolen her best friend’s experiences as her own on her Shift application. But she can learn on the job…right?
To read an excerpt, click here.

the midnight star marie luThe Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu
Publisher: October 11th 2016
Release date: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Adelina is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she’s achieved. Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in.
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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