Read excerpts from new YA books! (March 17)


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

hold me closer david levithanHold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan
Publisher: Dutton
Release date: March 17th 2015
Jazz hands at the ready! Tiny Cooper (“the world’s largest person who is also really, really gay”) stole readers’ hearts when he was introduced to the world in the New York Times bestselling book Will Grayson, Will Grayson, co-authored by John Green and David Levithan. Now Tiny finally gets to tell his story—from his fabulous birth and childhood to his quest for true love and his infamous parade of ex-boyfriends—the way he always intended: as a musical!
To read an excerpt, click here.

joyride anna banksJoyride by Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: June 2nd 2015
It’s been years since Carly Vega’s parents were deported. She lives with her brother and works at a convenience store to contribute to getting her parents back. Arden Moss used to be the star quarterback at school. But now his sister Amber’s dead, and Arden blames his father. All Carly wants is to do what her family expects. All Arden wants is to NOT do what his family expects. When their paths cross, they each realize they’ve been living according to others.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 24th 2015
Max sells cover stories to his classmates as a way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. When his friend Preston wants his own cover story, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer. Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit?
To read an excerpt, click here.

more happy than not adam silveraMore Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: June 16th 2015
The Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto. Aaron can’t forget his father’s suicide. Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, but it’s not enough. Then Thomas shows up. Aaron’s newfound happiness with Thomas isn’t welcome on his block. Since he’s can’t stay away from Thomas or suddenly stop being gay, Aaron must turn to Leteo to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he is.
To read an excerpt, click here.

queen of shadows sarah j maas usQueen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: September 1st 2015
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.
To read an excerpt, click here.

winter marissa meyerWinter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: November 10th 2015
In a fit of jealousy, Queen Levana disfigured her stepdaughter, Winter. Four years later, despite her scars, Winter’s natural beauty, her grace, and her gentleness are winning admiration from the Lunar people that no amount of mind-control could achieve. Winter despises her stepmother, but has never dreamed of standing up to her. That is, until now.
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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