Read excerpts from new YA books! (August 2)


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

being jazz jazz jenningsBeing Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings
Publisher: Crown Books
Release date: June 7th 2016
Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths. Jazz reflects on her experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen.
To read an excerpt, click here.

confessions of a high school disaster emma chastainConfessions of a High School Disaster by Emma Chastain
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: Spring 2017
I’m Chloe Winter, and my life is kiiiiind of a disaster. On the plus side, I got the lead in the musical! On the down side… I’m a kissing virgin (so so so embarrassing), my best friend, Hannah, is driving me insane, I think I’m in love with Mac Brody, the most popular senior guy, my dad won’t stop asking me if I’m okay, and my mom moved to Mexico to work on her novel. But it’s fine—she’ll be back soon. She said so. This is the worst year of my life so far, unless maybe it’s the best.
To read an excerpt, click here.

frost like night sara raaschFrost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes #3) by Sara Raasch
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 20th 2016
Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth and destroy the very magic she’s learning to control.
To read an excerpt, click here.

poisoned blade kate elliottPoisoned Blade (Court of Fives #2) by Kate Elliott
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 16th 2016
Now a Challenger, Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes’s only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. But then a fatal attack on her traveling party puts Jes at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos–the prince she still loves–is fighting. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal’s life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion…
To read an excerpt, click here.

replica lauren oliverReplica (Replica #1) by Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: October 4th 2016
When she discovers her father’s connection to the top secret Haven research facility, Gemma decides to find the institute and determine what is going on there. Amidst the frenzy outside the institute’s walls, Lyra – or number 24 as she is known as at Haven – and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape. Outside the walls of their secluded upbringing, they meet Gemma and try to understand Haven’s purpose together.
To read an excerpt, click here.

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About Author

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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