Read excerpts from new YA books! (June 9th)


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

all the devils here astor pennAll the Devils Here by Astor Penn
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release date: October 3rd 2014
Brie Hall, a sheltered and privileged teenager, is in her final year of boarding school in New York City when disaster strikes. A worldwide biological crisis, the origins of which are unknown, quickly decimates a large portion of the population, and there is no known cure. The threat of contamination is always present, and she cannot trust anyone she sees on the road.
To read an excerpt, click here.

black widow forever red margaret stohlBlack Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Marvel Press
Release date: October 13th 2015
Enter the world of Black Widow in this thrilling Marvel young adult novel, penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author Margaret Stohl. Uncover a new side of the Marvel Universe, accessible to old fans and new readers alike, as Stohl weaves an unforgettable story through the world of the Black Widow.
To read an excerpt, click here.


far from you tess sharpeFar From You by Tess Sharpe
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: April 8th 2014
Four months ago Sophie’s best friend, Mina, died in what everyone believes was a drug deal gone wrong – a deal they think Sophie set up. Only Sophie knows the truth. She and Mina shared a secret, but there was no drug deal. Mina was deliberately murdered. Forced into rehab for an addiction she’d already beaten, Sophie’s finally out and on the trail of the killer—but can she track them down before they come for her?
To read an excerpt, click here.

i am princess x cherie priestI Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Release date: May 26th 2015
Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together, but when Libby passed away, Princess X died with her. Now, when May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There’s an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby’s story and Princess X online.
To read an excerpt, click here.

illuminae amie kaufman jay kristoffIlluminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release date: October 20th 2015
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 25th 2015
After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O’Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to “read” objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, “America’s Sweetheart Seer.” But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners’ abilities.
To read an excerpt, click here.



the kiss of deception mary e pearsonMorrighan’s Story: A Remnant Chronicles Novella by Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: TBD
Before there were the Kingdoms of Remnant, there was a girl named Morrighan. A prequel novella to The Remnant Chronicles.
To read an excerpt, click here.



passenger alexandra brackenPassenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: January 5th 2016
Violin prodigy Etta Spencer had big plans for her future, but a tragedy has put her once-bright career at risk. Closely tied to her musical skill, however, is a mysterious power she doesn’t even know she has. When her two talents collide during a stressful performance, Etta is drawn back hundreds of years through time.
To read an excerpt, click here.



nothing but shadows cassandra clare sarah rees brennanNothing But Shadows (Tales from Shadowhunter Academy #4) by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: May 19th 2015
Simon challenges the setup of the Shadowhunter Academy and in doing so learns the story of James Herondale and Matthew Fairchild and the unusual way that they became friends and parabatai.
To listen to an excerpt, click here.



the witch hunter virginia boeckerThe Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: June 2nd 2015
Elizabeth Grey is one of the king’s best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. But when she’s accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake. Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can break the deadly curse that’s been laid upon him.
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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