Read excerpts from new YA books! (May 26)


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

anything could happen will waltonAnything Could Happen by Will Walton
Publisher: Push
Release date: May 26th 2015
When you’re in love with the wrong person for the right reasons, anything could happen. Tretch lives in a very small town where everybody’s in everybody else’s business. Which makes it hard for him to be in love with his straight best friend. For his part, Matt is completely oblivious to the way Tretch feels – and Tretch can’t tell whether that makes it better or worse. The problem with living a lie is that the lie can slowly become your life.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Bone Deep by Kim O’Brien
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Release date: May 19th 2015
Paige Patterson’s summer with her archaeologist father takes a terrible turn when her best friend Emily vanishes. As the police struggle for answers, Paige sets out to find the truth. The search takes Paige from the Cliffside ruins of prehistoric Native Americans to the Navajo Nation to the horrifying possibility that the answer is much closer to home. Emily, it turns out, was not the only one good at hiding things.
To read an excerpt, click here.

hollywood witch hunter valerie tejedaHollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: July 20th 2015
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.

i am princess x cherie priestI Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Release date: May 26th 2015
Best friends Libby and May created a princess together, but when Libby died Princess X died with her. Years later, May starts to see the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There’s an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at There are disturbing similarities between Libby’s story and Princess X online. Only one person could have started this phenomenon – her best friend, Libby, who lives.
To read an excerpt, click here.

mary unleashed hillary monahanMary Unleashed (Bloody Mary #2) by Hilary Monahan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: September 8th 2015
Mary lurks in the emptiness, in the darkness… in the reflection. That is, until Jess unleashes her into the world. Now Mary Worth is out and her haunting is deadlier than ever. No one is safe. Shauna, Kitty, and Jess must band together to unearth the truth about Mary’s death to put her soul to rest for good. But time is running out. As chilling facts come to light, Mary inches ever closer to her prey. Can Jess, Shauna, and Kitty break Mary’s curse before it’s too late?
To read an excerpt, click here.

the porcupine of truth bill konigsbergThe Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Release date: May 26th 2015
Carson Smith is resigned to spending his summer in Billings, Montana, helping his mom take care of his father, a dying alcoholic he doesn’t really know. Then he meets Aisha Stinson, a beautiful girl who has run away from her difficult family, and Pastor John Logan, who’s long held a secret regarding Carson’s grandfather. Together, Carson and Aisha embark on an epic road trip to find the answers that might save Carson’s dad, restore his fragmented family, and discover the “Porcupine of Truth” in all of their lives.
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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