Read excerpts from new YA books! (June 23)


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

Date With a Rockstar by Sarah Gagnon
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: June 23rd
Monet isn’t trying to win the heart of Rock God Jeremy Bane–she needs the prize money from his new reality show to cure her illness. She only has to keep the secret long enough to woo Jeremy Bane so he picks her as the winner. But the further she goes in the competition, the more impossible it becomes to resist him–and when the producers start digging up dirt on the contestants, Monet fears that her disease could cost her the competition, the prize money, and him.
To read an excerpt, click here.

every last word tamara ireland stoneEvery Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: June 16th 2015
Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off. When Sam meets Caroline, who introduces her to a tight-knit group of misfits, Sam is drawn to them immediately. Slowly, she begins to feel more “normal” than she ever has as part of the popular crowd… until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.
To read an excerpt, click here.

helloiloveyouHello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: June 9th 2015
Grace Wilde wants nothing to do with music or her family’s fame. She escapes to a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start. But sparks fly between Grace and her roommate’s brother Jason, who turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar. Grace promised herself she would leave behind the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write?
To read an excerpt, click here.

i'll give you the sun jandy nelsonI’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Publisher: Dial Books
Release date: September 16th 2014
At thirteen, Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways. The early years are Noah’s story to tell. The later years are Jude’s. What the twins don’t realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.
To read an excerpt, click here.

jesse's girl miranda kenneallyJesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 7th 2015
Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol. But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?
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 read an excerpt, click here.

the sword of summer rick riordanThe Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 6th 2015
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.
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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