Read excerpts from new YA books! (April 7)

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

dreams of gods and monsters laini taylorDreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) by Laini Taylor
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: April 17th 2014
By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz. When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat.
To read the original first chapter, click here.

the game of lives james dashnerThe Game of Lives (The Mortality Doctrine #3) by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: November 17th 2015
Michael used to live to game, but the games he was playing have become all too real. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine—Kaine’s master plan—has nearly been realized, and little by little the line separating the virtual from the real is blurring. It looks like Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the game of love and death martha brockenbroughThe Game of Love and Death by Martha Brokenbrough
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Release date: April 28th 2015
Antony and Cleopatra. Helen of Troy and Paris. Romeo and Juliet. And now . . . Henry and Flora. For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Always. Could there ever be one time, one place, one pair whose love would truly tip the balance?
To read an excerpt, click here.

the girl at midnight melissa greyThe Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight #1) by Melissa Grey
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: April 28th 2015
Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Age-old enchantments keep them hidden from humans. All but one. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known.  So when a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act.
To read an excerpt, click here.

no cover yetLady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: March 2016
Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 7th 2015
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
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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