Read excerpts from new YA novels! (January 13)

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Here is a selection of excerpts from young adult novels that have recently hit the web.

the heart of betrayal mary e pearsonThe Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2) by Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: July 7th 2015
Held captive in the kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia’s assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar’s interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country… and her own destiny.
To read an excerpt, click here.

i was here gayle formanI Was Here by Gayle Forman
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: January 27th 2015
When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. And suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the unbound victoria schwabLeave the Window Open (The Archived #2.5) by Victoria Schwab
A free The Archived short story from Wesley’s point of view, set a few hours after the end of The Unbound.
To read the short story, click here.

 

 

 

 

Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 10th 2015
The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers. To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change. Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control. But power is a dangerous game.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the rule of three eric waltersThe Rule of Three (Rule of Three #1) by Eric Walters
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Release date: January 21st 2015
One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. Driving home, sixteen-year-old Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear. Soon—as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends—he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: January 20th 2015
There’s a DARPA agent waiting in Jake’s bedroom. When Jake holds a personal object, he has the ability to “tunnel” into the owner. Forced to work as a government asset, Jake hopes the good he’s doing—finding kidnap victims and hostages, and tracking down terrorists—is worth it.  But he starts to suspect the good guys may not be so good after all. Jake has to try to escape both good guys and bad guys and find a way to live his own life instead of tunneling through others.
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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