Read excerpts from new YA books! (April 26)

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

the crown kiera cassThe Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 3rd 2016
Twenty years have passed since the events of The One, and America and Maxon’s daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Princess Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you… and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.
To read an excerpt, click here.

in the dark in the woods eliza wassIn the Dark, In the Woods by Eliza Wass
Publisher: Quercus
Release date: April 21st 2016
Castella Cresswell and her five siblings abide by the strict rule of God, whose messages come directly from their father. Castley’s world rapidly expands beyond the woods she knows so well and the beliefs she once thought were the only truths. There is a future waiting for her, but Castley refuses to leave her siblings behind. Just as she begins to form a plan, her father makes a chilling announcement: the Cresswells will soon return to their home in heaven.
To read an excerpt, click here.

lady midnight cassandra clareLady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: March 8th 2016
Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. Shoulder to shoulder with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Los Angeles, where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries—the most powerful of supernatural creatures—teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries turn up an uneasy alliance is formed.
To listen to an excerpt, click here.

the loose ends list carrie firestoneThe Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: June 7th 2016
Maddie O’Neill Levine’s pre-college summer plans change the instant Gram announces that she is terminally ill and has booked the family on a secret “death with dignity” cruise ship so that she can leave the world in her own unconventional way – and give the O’Neill clan an unforgettable summer of dreams-come-true in the process. Maddie knows she is on the brink of losing Gram. She struggles to find the strength to say good-bye in a whirlwind summer shaped by love and loss.
To read an excerpt, click here.

soldier kagawaSoldier (Talon #3) by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: April 26th 2016
A fighter dedicated to saving humankind from dragons in strictest secrecy. That was what Garret Xavier Sebastian thought he was part of as a soldier of the Order of St. George. What he learned from a fiery dragon hatchling twisted all he believed in and set him on a collision course with certain death-but not without a chance to put things right. Betrayed and on the run again, Ember and rogue dragon Riley discover an unthinkable truth about Talon and St. George.
To read an excerpt, click here.

stalking jack the ripper kerri maniscalcoStalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Release date: September 20th 2016
Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
To read an excerpt, click here.

a torch against the night sabaa tahirA Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: August 30th 2016
Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.
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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