Read excerpts from new YA books! (March 7)


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

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: July 25th 2017
Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions. Her creations are her family, but no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.
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The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) by Katharine McGee
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: August 29th 2017
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Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: February 21st 2017
When Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past, the present, and herself. One hundred years earlier, a single violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what’s right the night Tulsa burns.
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Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: April 11th 2017
Miss Lydia Whitfield, heiress to the family fortune, has her future entirely planned out. Until Lydia and her young law clerk, Robert are kidnapped. Someone is after her fortune. With Robert’s help, Lydia strives to keep her family’s good name intact and expose whoever is behind the devious plot. But as their investigation delves deeper and their affections for each other grow, Lydia starts to wonder whether her carefully planned future is in fact what she truly wants…
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Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 14th 2017
Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. When her father goes missing in the woods, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a world that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation.
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Spindle Fire (Spindle Fire #1) by Lexa Hillyer
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: April 11th 2017
Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter; Aurora is beautiful and sheltered. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close. And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood–and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken. Isabelle must race to find a prince who can awaken her sister with the kiss of true love and seal their two kingdoms in an alliance against the queen.
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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 11th 2017
Molly Peskin-Suso can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute girl enters her sister Cassie’s orbit, and Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back. There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan, and there’s no way Molly could fall for him. Right?
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The Wish Granter (Ravenspire #2) by C.J. Redwine
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 14th 2017
The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop. Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter.
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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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