Read excerpts from new YA books! (July 21)

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

dumplin julie murphyDumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 15th 2015
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. When Will starts to doubt herself, she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the girl and the machine beth revisThe Girl and the Machine by Beth Revis
Publisher: Scripturient Books
Release date: January 13th 2015
Franklin is a time traveler with limited abilities: He can only travel into the past within his own lifetime. And then a girl claims to have met a future version of himself, and that her machine will help him to go anywhere in the past or the future without limitations. When Heather shows Franklin the machine, she ensures him that they will change the world together and make it a better place. But Franklin can’t help but feel a little ominous about it all…
To read the full short story, click here.

serpentine cindy ponSerpentine by Cindy Pon
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: September 8th 2015
As she turns sixteen, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day, she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family in the Kingdom of Xia. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell. When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self – even as she falls in love for the first time.
To read chapters 1 and 2, click here: 1, 2.

a thousand nights e k johnstonA Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 6th 2015
Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. She knows he will want the loveliest girl: her sister. She vows she will not let her be next. And so she is taken in her sister’s place, and she believes death will soon follow.But the first sun rises and sets, and she is not dead. Exploring the palace, she begins to unlock years of fear that have tormented and silenced a kingdom. Lo-Melkhiin was not always a cruel ruler. Something went wrong.
To read an excerpt, click here.

torn avery hastingsTorn (The Feuds #2) by Avery Hastings
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: July 21st 2015
Determined to escape from TOR-N, a corrupt Narxis research center, Davis meets another recovered patient, Mercer, whose sweet smile and quirky sense of humor give her hope in humanity again—and a way out. As they make a perilous journey seeking clues that could lead to a cure, Davis and Mercer’s friendship begins to evolve into something more… but she’s still struggling to let go of her feelings for Cole, whom she believes is dead.
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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