Read excerpts from new YA books! (August 18)


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

circle of jinn lori goldsteinCircle of Jinn (Becoming Jinn #2) by Lori Goldstein
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: May 17th 2016
Being Jinn is Azra’s new reality. As she grants wishes under the watchful eye of the Afrit council, she remains torn between her two worlds—human and Jinn. Soon, secrets spill. Zars are broken. Humans become pawns. And rumors of an uprising become real as the Afrit’s reach extends beyond the underground world of Janna. Straddling the line becomes impossible. Aware of her unique abilities, Azra must not just face but embrace her destiny.
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the dark days club alison goodmanThe Dark Days Club (Lady Helen #1) by Alison Goodman
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: January 26th 2015
It’s London, 1812, when, on the eve of eighteen-year-old Lady Helen Wrexhall’s presentation to the queen, one of her family’s housemaids disappears. Drawn into the shadows of London, she meets Lord Carlston, one of the few who can stop the perpetrators: a cabal of demons infiltrating every level of society. Dare she ask for his help, when his reputation is almost as black as his lingering eyes? And will her intelligence and headstrong curiosity wind up leading them into a death trap?
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the heartless city andrea berthotThe Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Release date: August 17th 2015
Henry Jekyll was a brilliant doctor. He’s also the man who carelessly created a race of monsters. A quarter of the population are now clandestine killers. Son of the city’s most prominent physician and cure-seeker, seventeen-year-old Elliot Morrissey has had his own devastating brush with science, downing a potion meant to remove his human weaknesses and strengthen him against the Hydes – and finding instead he’s become an empath, leveled by the emotions of a dying city.
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six of crows leigh bardugoSix of Crows (The Dregs #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: September 29th 2015
Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker 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… A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist.
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walk the edge katie mcgarryWalk the Edge (Thunder Road #2) by Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: March 30th 2016
Blurb currently unavailable.
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wink poppy midnight april genevieve tucholkeWink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
Publisher: Dial
Release date: March 22nd 2016
Every story needs a hero. Every story needs a villain. Every story needs a secret. Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.
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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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