Read excerpts from new YA books! (April 21)


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

the clouded sky megan creweThe Clouded Sky (Earth & Sky #2) by Megan Crewe
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: May 5th 2015
When seventeen-year-old Skylar escapes the time-bending Enforcers who secretly control Earth, she poses as the Earthling “pet” of an arrogant boy named Jule. Homesick and faced with a cool reception from the other rebels, she throws herself into the group’s mission: assembling a weapon to disable Earth’s restrictive time field. But suspicions of betrayal grow among the rebels as their work narrowly misses sabotage.
To read an excerpt, click here.

a court of thorns and roses sarah j maas usA Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Release date: May 5th 2015
When huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature drags her to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends. Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands.
To read an excerpt, click here.

hit delilah dawsonHit (Hit #1) by Delilah Dawson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: April 14th 2015
The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we were bought out by Valor National Bank, and now, after a swift and silent takeover that leaves 9-1-1 calls going through to Valor voicemail, they’re unleashing a wave of anarchy across the country. Patsy didn’t have much of a choice when the suits showed up at her house threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy agreed to be an indentured assassin.
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the murder complex lindsay cummingsThe Murder Complex (The Murder Complex #1) by Lindsay Cummings
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: June 10th 2015
Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision. The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: September 18th 2012
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
To read an excerpt from the original draft, click here.

the royal wedding meg cabotThe Royal Wedding (The Princess Diaries #11) by Meg Cabot
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
Release date: June 2nd 2015
Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: Her grandmother’s leaked “fake” wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia’s father from the throne, all because of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a monarch. Can Mia prove to everyone–especially herself–that she’s not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well?
To read an excerpt, click here.

Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 19th 2015
Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic, kick-butt, Muslim American heroine, ready to take on crime in her hometown of Las Almas. When a new case finds the private eye caught up in a centuries-old battle of evil genies and ancient curses, Scarlett discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks — and that cracking the case could lead to solving her father’s murder.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Adobe Photoshop PDFSkandal (Sekret #2) by Lindsay Smith
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: April 7th 2015
Life in Washington, D.C., is not the safe haven Yulia hoped for when she risked everything to flee communist Russia. Her father is reckless and aloof, and Valentin is distant and haunted by his past. Her mother is being targeted by the CIA and the US government is suspicious of Yulia’s allegiance. And when super-psychics start turning up in the US capitol, it seems that even Rostov is still a threat.
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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