Read excerpts from new YA books! (March 8)

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

ghostly echoes william ritterGhostly Echoes (Jackaby #3) by William Ritter
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release date: August 23rd 2016
Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly landlord of 826 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder–her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancé, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the great hunt wendy higginsThe Great Hunt (The Great Hunt #1) by Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 8th 2016
Kill the beast. Win the girl. A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage. Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger.
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the inquisition taran matharuThe Inquisition (Summoner #2) by Taran Matharu
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: May 10th 2016
On trial for a crime he did not commit, Fletcher faces the Inquisition who will decide his future, and discovers his tragic origins. Soon after, a competitive challenge is given by the King and his council to the graduating students at Vocans — to go behind enemy lines and complete a dangerous mission. The reward — a fortune in gold, the safety of an empire and peace. With the entire empire watching, Fletcher has much to prove, but there are those out to get him.
To read an excerpt, click here.

this savage song v e schwabThis Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by V.E. Schwab
Publisher: Titan Books
Release date: July 6th 2016
As one of only three Sunai in existence, August Flynn has always wanted to play a bigger role in the war between the north and the south. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate Harker, daughter of the leader of North Verity, August jumps on it. When Kate discovers August’s secret, the pair find themselves running for their lives and battling monsters from both sides of the wall. As the city dissolves into chaos, it’s up to them to foster a peace between monsters and humans.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the steep and thorny way cat wintersThe Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: March 8th 2016
1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships. Now her father’s killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him—who happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather. The only way for Hanalee to get answers is to ask her dead father.
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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