Read excerpts from new YA books! (April 19)


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

breakfast with neruda laura moeBreakfast with Neruda by Laura Moe
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: May 16th 2016
Michael Flynn is just trying to get through his community service after he made the dumb decision to try to blow up his friend’s car with fireworks. Being expelled and losing his best buddy and his girlfriend are the least of his problems: Michael has learned to hide everything, from his sick hoarder mother to the fact that he’s stuck living in a station wagon. Then one day, during mandatory community service, he meets Shelly, a girl special enough to unmask Michael’s secrets.
To read an excerpt, click here.

caraval stephanie garberCaraval by Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Release date: January 10th 2017
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the darkest corners kara thomasThe Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
Publisher: Delacorte
Release date: April 19th 2016
There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Callie never left. Tessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw. After the trial, Callie drifted and Tessa moved, and childhood friends just have a way of losing touch. But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. And now she has to go back to Fayette.
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even if the sky falls mia garciaEven If the Sky Falls by Mia Garcia
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 10th 2016
Julie is desperate for a change. In a moment of daring, she ditches her work clothes for DIY fairy wings and heads straight into the heart of Mid-Summer Mardi Gras, where she locks eyes with Miles, an utterly irresistible guy with a complicated story of his own. But their adventure takes an unexpected turn when an oncoming hurricane changes course. As the storm gains power and Julie is pulled back into chaos she finds pretending everything is fine is no longer an option.
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the fever code james dashnerThe Fever Code: A Maze Runner Prequel by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte
Release date: September 27th 2016
Once there was a world’s end. Plague and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man. Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy. The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze. Now there are secrets. There are lies. And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen. This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down. All will be revealed.
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the lifeboat clique kathy parksThe Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 1st 2016
During a beach party a tsunami hit the coast of California, wiping out everything in its path. Denver and a handful of others escaped death by holding onto the roof of the house and were swept out to sea. Now that she’s floating in the ocean, stuck on a small boat with the most popular kids in school and waiting to be rescued, Denver wonders what might kill her first-dehydration, sunstroke, or the girl she used to think of as a sister?
To read an excerpt, click here.

the raven king maggie stiefvaterThe Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: April 26th 2016
The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
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a shadow bright and burning jessica cluessA Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess
Publisher: Random House
Release date: September 20th 2016
Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her. But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one. As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect.
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tales of the peculiar ransom riggsTales of the Peculiar: A Miss Peregrine Collection by Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: September 3rd 2016
Tales of the Peculiar is a collection of ten original stories, including tales of wealthy (but very hungry) cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars and the origins of the first ymbryne (a time manipulator that takes the form of a bird). The tales, part of the Miss Peregrine mythology, are stories that guard secrets of the peculiar world, including clues to the location of time loops.
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thoroughly modern mirella l.s. mooneyThoroughly Modern Mirella by L.S. Mooney
Publisher: Bookish Group Press
Release date: April 12th 2016
It’s a dream come true when Mirella lands the lead in the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, and it should put her firmly back in her usual role. Instead, it only fuels her desire to change up her boring existence so that her first kiss won’t be onstage. The line between Mirella and her character blurs, but when her antics–and the expectations of her college boyfriend–start to cause drama off the stage, Mirella questions her decision to be more “Millie” than “Mirella.”
To read an excerpt, click here.

no cover yetUnearthed (Unearthed #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: 2017
Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft… in space! It’s the newest series from New York Times bestselling duo Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, coming Fall 2017. Jules Addison and Amelia Radcliffe join forces in a tomb-raiding race on a newly discovered planet to unravel the secrets of an ancient, long-extinct civilization — only to uncover a revelation that could spell the end of the human race.
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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