Read excerpts from new YA books! (April 18)

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

Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 11th 2017
As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Eliza would rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.  Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story.
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The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: February 20th 2018
Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful. But Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: June 27th 2017
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with his best friend and traveling companion, Percy, from Paris to Rome.
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Release date: September 5th 2017
At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother.
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Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Release date: September 19th 2017
Jane is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—who asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s mansion called Tu Reviens. Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: April 25th 2017
Anapra is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Juarez – twenty metres outside town lies a fence – and beyond it – America – the dangerous goal of many a migrant. Faustino is one such trying to escape from the gang he’s been working for. He’s dipped into a pile of dollars he was supposed to be hiding and now he’s on the run. He and his friend, Arturo, have only 36 hours to replace the missing money, or they’re as good as dead.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Town Built on Sorrow by David Oppegaard
Publisher: Flux Books
Release date: September 26th 2017
Sixteen-year-old Harper Spurling finds herself increasingly obsessed with the diary of a local 1860s pioneer girl while a serial killer runs unchecked through the area, dumping his victims into the town’s dark river. As Harper’s curiosity leads her closer and closer to the killer, she’ll have to think fast or join the killer’s growing list of victims. Because in Hawthorn, a town built on sorrow, the barrier between life and death is as fragile as an old, forgotten skull.
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Lucy is a part-time swimming teacher and full-time 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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