Excerpt Releases: September 8

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Here is a selection of excerpts from young adult novels that have recently hit the web.

all our yesterdays cristin terrillAll Our Yesterdays (All Our Yesterdays #1) by Cristen Terrill
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release date: September 3 2013
Imprisoned in a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present.
To read the first three pages, click here.

All the Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: September 26 2013
Judith returns to her town mutilated and hated after disappearing for two years. Two years later, when Roswell Station is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light, and Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns #3)by Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release date: August 27 2013
The epic conclusion to Rae Carson’s Fire and Thorns trilogy. The seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets of her destiny.
To read the first few chapters, click here.

the chaos of stars kiersten whiteThe Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 10 2013
Isadora is the human daughter of the ancient Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. She jumps at the chance to move to California with her brother, but her new life comes with plenty of its own dramatic.
To read the first few chapters, click here.

 

 

Curtsies and Conspiracies (Finishing School #2) by Gail Carriger
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release date: November 5 2013
In Sophronia’s second year at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality, she learns that there may be more in a field trip to London just an educational experience. A conspiracy is afoot– one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Find Me by Romily Bernard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 24 2013
A girl is found dead – and Wick Tate ends up with her diary, the words “find me” scrawled inside. Wick has the right computer-hacking skills for the job, but little interest in this perverse game of hide-and-seek: until her sister Lily is the next target.
To read the first three chapters, click here.

the impossible knife of memory laurie halse andersonThe Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: January 7 2014
Hayley Kincaid’s father struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up, perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, even have a relationship with Finn, who obviously likes her. Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over?
To read an excerpt, click here.

this star won't go out esther earlThis Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Earl with Lori and Wayne Earl
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
Release date: January 28 2014
A collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Photographs and essays by family and friends will help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green.
To read the first few pages, click here.

world after susan eeWorld After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: November 19 2013
Penryn’s sister Paige disappears after a mob catches her, thinking she’s a monster. Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go. Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Sampler of Robin McKinley’s work
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
Release date: September 26 2013
This sampler contains excerpts from McKinley’s works Chalice, Sunshine, Pegasus and the forthcoming Shadows.
To read the sampler, click here.

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Hebah Uddin

Hebah is a 21-year-old Muslim girl who reads a lot of books, writes a lot more, and wears a lot of (figurative) hats. As a result of being raised on a steady diet of foreign films and BBC period dramas, she now likes to think of herself as Charlotte Bronte + one of Akira Kurosawa’s samurai women. She’ll rap your fingers with her katana if you don’t mind your manners – or your grammar.

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