Read excerpts from new YA books! (May 5)


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

another day david levithanAnother Day (Every Day #2) by David Levithan
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 25th 2015
Every day is the same for Rhiannon. Until the morning her boyfriend Justin seems to see her, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person… wasn’t Justin at all.
To read an excerpt, click here.

carry on rainbow rowellCarry On by Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: October 6th 2015
Simon Snow just wants to savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician in the world, you never get to relax and savor anything.
To read an excerpt, click here.

lying out loud kody keplingerLying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: April 28th 2015
Ryder’s the new kid at Hamilton High and everything Sonny and Amy can’t stand—a prep-school snob. But Ryder has a weakness: Amy. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, the friends see it as a prank opportunity not to be missed. But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. And to her horror, she realizes that she might actually like him. Only there’s one small catch: he thinks he’s been talking to Amy.
To read an excerpt, click here.

off the page jodi picoult samantha van leerOff the Page (Between the Lines #2) by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Publisher: Delacorte
Release date: May 19th 2015
Delilah is finally united with Oliver. But there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to take Oliver’s role in Delilah’s favorite book. In this multilayered universe, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, but all must be resolved for the characters to live happily ever after.
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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.

the rest of us just live here patrick nessThe Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: August 7th 2015
What if you’re not the one who’s so often the hero in YA fiction; who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were 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.


six of crows leigh bardugoSix of Crows (The Dregs #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: September 29th 2015
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
To read an excerpt, click here.

soundless richelle meadSoundless by Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: November 10th 2015
For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs. When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation. But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.
To read an excerpt, click here.

tiny pretty things sona charaipotra dhonielle claytonTiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 26th 2015
Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette’s desire to escape the shadow of her ballet star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever. When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.
To read an excerpt, click here.

welcome to night vale joseph fink jeffrey cranorWelcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Release date: October 20th 2015
Night Vale is a small town where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are all commonplace parts of everyday life. It is here that the lives of two women, with two mysteries, will converge. Diane’s search to reconnect with her son and Jackie’s search for her former routine life collide as they find themselves coming back to two words: “KING CITY”. It is King City that holds the key to both of their mysteries, and their futures…if they can ever find it.
To read an excerpt, click here.

where the staircase ends stacy stokesWhere the Staircase Ends by Stacey Stokes
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: April 14th 2015
After her best friend orchestrates the lie that destroys her reputation, Taylor wants more than anything to disappear from her life. But when an accident turns this unspoken wish into reality, instead of an angel-filled afterlife, Taylor must climb a seemingly endless staircase into the sky. Instead of going up, the journey plunges her into the past. As she unravels the mystery behind her friend’s betrayal, she must face the truth.
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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