Read excerpts from new YA books! (July 28)

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

carry on rainbow rowellCarry On by Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: October 6th 2015
Simon Snow just wants to savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the dark light julia bellThe Dark Light by Julia Bell
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s
Release date: July 16th 2015
Rebekah has lived on the island her whole life, and it’s only now that she’s starting to wonder about life outside her strict religious community. Alex has been sent to the island to escape her dark past. Thrown together by chance, Rebekah and Alex attempt to break free of their worlds and make a world of their own. But when a kiss between the girls is witnessed by an islander there is no escape they can make – the Rapture is coming for them all.
To read an excerpt, click here.

fans of the impossible life kate scelsaFans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s
Release date: September 10th 2015
Ten months after her recurring depression landed her in the hospital, Mira sometimes can’t get out of bed for days on end, and only feels awake when she’s with Sebby. When Jeremy a painfully shy art nerd, sees Sebby for the first time across the school lawn it’s as if he’s been expecting this blond, lanky boy with a mischievous glint in his eye.  As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves.
To read an excerpt, click here.

firewalker josephine angeliniFirewalker (The Worldwalker Trilogy #2) by Josephine Angelini
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s
Release date: August 27th 2015
Lily Proctor has made it back to her own universe, but Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. Lily is the closest version of herself she’s ever seen in all her worldwalking, and Lillian’s running out of time. If she can’t persuade Lily and Rowan to return to her world, she’ll have to find a way to make them come back.

To read an excerpt, click here.

hollywood witch hunter valerie tejedaHollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: July 20th
From the moment she first learned the truth about witches…she knew she was born to fight them. Now, at sixteen, Iris is the lone girl on the Witch Hunters Special Ops Team.But when Iris meets a boy named Arlo, he might just be the key to preventing an evil uprising in Southern California. Together they’re ready to protect the human race at all costs. Because that’s what witch hunters do. Welcome to Hollywood.
To read an excerpt, click here.

my secret rockstar boyfriend eleanor woodMy Secret Rockstar Boyfriend by Eleanor Wood
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s
Release date: June 4th 2015
Tuesday Cooper is happy being normal – doing her A-Levels and writing her beloved music blog. Her love for music started when she was thirteen and had a massive crush on Jackson Griffith, teen rock god and SUPER HOT LOVE OF HER LIFE. Now Tuesday’s eighteen and has moved on to fancying boys in real life and Jackson went off the celebrity radar years ago. So it can’t be him that’s messaging her on her blog, can it?
To read an excerpt, click here.

the rest of us just live here patrick nessThe Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: August 27th 2015
What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

To listen to an excerpt, click here.

signs point to yes sandy hallSigns Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: October 20th 2015
Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo. Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, and is determined to keep them apart. So Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot.
To read an excerpt, click here.

survivor tom hoyleSurvivor by Tom Hoyle
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s
Release date: August 13th 2015
When the first person on the Ultimate Bushcraft adventure holiday mysteriously dies, it’s a tragedy. But when the second, and third die …it’s no longer mysterious: it’s suspicious. Who can you trust when everyone left alive is a suspect? Who is the murderer? As the numbers dwindle, the chances of survival plummet …Staying alive has never seemed so guilty.
To read an excerpt, click here.

tell the wind and fire sarah rees brennanTell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release date: April 5th 2016
In a world of opulent magic and merciless violence, two boys share a dangerous connection. One girl guards their secret. Lucie who lives in a New York very different from the New York we know: the city is torn between two very different kinds of magic, and Lucie’s own family was torn apart years ago by that conflict. Lucie wears magic rings and carries a burden of guilt she can’t share with anyone. But when a deadly revolution erupts, will she be able to save herself?
To read an excerpt, click here.

a thousand nights e k johnston ukA Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s
Release date: October 20th 2015
Lo-Melkhiin killed three hundred girls before he came to her village, looking for a wife. When she sees the dust cloud on the horizon, she knows he has arrived. 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.
To read an excerpt, click here.

tonight the streets are ours leila salesTonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s
Release date: September 24th 2015
Arden Huntley is recklessly loyal, but she’s tired of being loyal to people who don’t appreciate her—including her needy best friend and her absent mom. Arden finds comfort in the blog of a young New York City writer named Peter. When Peter is dumped by the girlfriend he blogs about, Arden decides to take a road trip to see him, where Arden discovers that Peter isn’t exactly who she thought he was. And maybe she isn’t exactly who she thought she was, either.
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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