Read excerpts from new YA books! (July 14)


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

the 5th wave rick yanceyThe 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 7th 2013
Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker, who may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.
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About a Girl (Metamorphoses #3) by Sarah McCarry
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: July 14th 2015
Tally is absolutely sure of the love of her adoptive family, and her future career as an astronomer. But when a sudden discovery upends her world, Tally sets out to find the reclusive musician who may hold the key to her past—and instead finds Maddy, an enigmatic and beautiful girl. The deeper she falls in love with Maddy, the more Tally begins to realize that the universe is bigger than she ever imagined.
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the appearance of annie van sinderen katherine howeThe Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 15th 2015
It’s summertime in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance he meets a mysterious girl named Annie. As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her. But there’s something about her that he can’t put his finger on. Annie’s hiding something, a dark secret from her past that may be the answer to all of Wes’s questions . . .
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the art of not breathing by sarah alexanderThe Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: TBA
Five years after the tragic events of her tenth birthday, Elsie still can’t make sense of it all. Her parents are a mess, her big brother Dillon isn’t eating and the body of her twin brother Eddie has never been found. Why does it feel like everyone is keeping something from her? Elsie has a secret of her own – whenever she dives she has a flashback to the day Eddie vanished. It’s all coming back, and she is determined to discover the truth.
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banished kimberley griffiths littleBanished (Forbidden #2) by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: February 2nd 2016
After spending months traveling the harsh, unforgiving Mesopotamian desert, Jayden reunites with a broken, injured Kadesh. Although everyone was convinced the violent and unpredictable Horeb, Jayden’s betrothed, killed the handsome prince, Jayden knew in her heart that her love was alive and safe. But their reunion is short-lived, as they learn Horeb is on their trail and determined to take back the girl he has claimed.
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becoming jinn lori goldsteinBecoming Jinn (Becoming Jinn #1) by Lori Goldstein
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: April 21st 2015
Azra has just turned sixteen, and overnight her body lengthens, her olive skin deepens, and her eyes glisten gold. Her Jinn ancestry brings not just magical powers but the reality of a life of servitude, as her wish granting is controlled by a remote ruling class of Jinn known as the Afrit. Mentored by her mother and her Zar “sisters”, Azra discovers she may not be quite like the rest of her circle of female Jinn . . . and that her powers could endanger them all.
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bookishly ever after isabel bandeiraBookishly Ever After (Ever After #1) by Isabel Bandeira
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Release date: January 19th 2016
Bookish Phoebe gets assigned as Dev’s co-counselor at a camp where they are both volunteering and has to spend an entire week attached at the hip to the one guy on the planet she wants to avoid. Can she make it through the potential danger of romantic bonfires and nature walks without Dev figuring out she’s still not over him, or will her counseling career end in emotional disaster? Can she ever go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?
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calamity brandon sandersonCalamity (Reckoners #3) by Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Gollancz
Release date: February 18th 2016
David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when Prof struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Once the Reckoners’ leader, Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the evil we love cassandra clare robin wassermanThe Evil We Love (Tales from Shadowhunter Academy #5) by Cassandra Clare & Robin Wasserman
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: June 16th 2015
All evil starts somewhere, and Simon Lewis learns how The Circle—led by Valentine Morgenstern—began. One of ten adventures in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. The Shadowhunter Academy has only just reopened following the disastrous rise of the Circle. Now the faculty can finally admit to what happened when Valentine was a student.
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hunter mercedes lackeyHunter (Hunter #1) by Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: September 1st 2015
Centuries ago, the barriers between our world and the Otherworld were slashed open. Only the corps of teen Hunters with lightning reflexes and magical abilities can protect the populace from the daily attacks. Joyeaux Charmand is a mountain girl who comes to the big city to join the Hunters. But as cameras follow her every move, she soon learns that the more successful she is in her hunts, the more famous she becomes and Apex is not all it seems.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the nightmare charade mindee arnettThe Nightmare Charade (The Arkwell Academy #3) by Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: August 4th 2015
Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough, not to mention the crazy events of the past year. Dusty may have saved the day, but with an old foe back to seek revenge, she’ll need all her strength to defeat him and save her friends.
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no cover yetThe Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: March 1st 2016
The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but 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, click here.

see how they run ally carterSee How They Run (Embassy Row #2) by Ally Carter
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: January 5th 2016
Grace’s past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.  The twists get twistier and the turns get even more shocking in the second thrilling installment of Embassy Row.
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song of summer laura lee andersonSong of Summer by Laura Lee Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: July 7th 2015
The thirteen qualities of Robin’s Perfect Man range from the mildly important “Handsome” to the all-important “Great taste in music.” After all, Westfield’s best high school folk musician can’t go out with some shmuck who only listens to top 40 crap. When hot Carter Paulson walks in the door of Robin’s diner, it looks like the list may have come to life. It’s not until the end of the meal that she realizes he’s profoundly deaf.
To read an excerpt, click here.

zeroes scott westerfeld margo lanagan deborah biancottiZeroes (Zeroes #1) by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 29th 2015
Ethan has an ability to say things he doesn’t even know. Sometimes the voice helps, but sometimes it hurts – like now, when the voice has lied and has landed Ethan in a massive mess. And he needs to go to the last people who would ever want to help him – his former group of friends, the self-named “zeros” who all possess similar abilities, and who are all angry at Ethan for their own respective reasons.
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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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