Read excerpts from new YA books! (March 24)


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

The-Chance-You-Wont-Return-by-Annie-CardiThe Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: April 22nd 2014
Driver’s ed and a first crush should be what Alex Winchester is stressed out about in high school – and she is. But what’s really on her mind is her mother. Why is she dressing in Dad’s baggy khaki pants with a silk scarf around her neck? When did she stop being Mom and start being Amelia Earhart? Alex tries to keep her budding love life apart from the growing disaster at home as her mother sinks further into her delusions.
To read an excerpt, click here.

city of fae pippa dacostaCity of Fae by Pippa DaCosta
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: May 7th 2015
From the moment Alina touches London’s hottest fae superstar, breaking one of the laws founded to protect all of her kind, her fate – and the fae – close in. Below ground, the fae High Queen plots to claim the city as her own and places her pawns, ready for the battle to come. A battle she cannot lose, but for one small problem – Alina. There are four ancient keepers powerful enough to keep the queen in her prison. Three are dead. One remains…
To read an excerpt, click here.

the next together lauren jamesThe Next Together (The Next Together #1) by Lauren James
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: September 3rd 2015
Teenagers Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. Each time their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated. In 1745, during the siege of Carlisle, in 1854 on the way to the Crimea, in 2019 and 2039 as first scientists and then students uncovering and rediscovering a dangerous plot, and in multiple timescales between, they are thrown together.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 7th 2015
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.
To read an excerpt, click here.

no cover yetStealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Release date: TBD
Set in modern day, Stealing Snow centers on 17-year-old Snow, a troubled girl who has no idea she is the Snow Queen. She escapes a New York mental institution and happens upon the perpetually wintery world of Algid, an ice-covered place that mirrors her own dreams. There, Snow meets the River Witch, who tells her she must save the land from the despotic King Lazar or else she will never be able to leave Algid.
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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