Read excerpts from new YA books! (February 16)


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

beast brie spanglerBeast by Brie Spangler
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 11th 2016
Dylan is a burly, hairy loner. After his school bans hats — his disguise of choice — Dylan falls off a roof and breaks his leg in what appears to be a suicide attempt. He wakes up enrolled in a self-harm prevention class, where he meets Jamie. Jamie is gorgeous. She challenges him, fascinates him, and — best of all — she isn’t afraid of him. But Jamie has a secret that Dylan missed out on hearing. She’s trans. It shouldn’t matter, but Jamie worries that it might.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the crown and the arrow renee ahdiehThe Crown and the Arrow (The Wrath and the Dawn #0.5) by Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons’ Books for Young Readers
Release date: March 1st 2016
Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn’t know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn’t she afraid? Why did she hate him so? Tonight would be different.
To read an excerpt, click here.

metaltown kristen simmonsMetaltown by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: September 20th 2016
The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.
To read an excerpt, click here.

my lady jane cynthia hand brodie ashton jodi meadowsMy Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 7th 2016
Lady Jane Grey, sixteen, is about to be married to a total stranger—and caught up in an insidious plot to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But that’s the least of Jane’s problems. She’s about to become Queen of England. Like that could go wrong. A one-of-a-kind fantasy featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help.
To read an excerpt, click here.

riders veronica rossiRiders (Riders #1) by Veronica Rossi
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: February 16th
For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does. Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.
To read an excerpt, click here.

signs of you emily franceSigns of You by Emily France
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: July 19th 2016
Since sixteen-year-old Riley Strout lost her mother two years ago, her saving grace has been her quirky little family in the grief support group she joined as a freshman. Jay, Kate, and Noah understand her pain; each lost a loved one, and they’ve stuck together in spite of their differences, united by tragedies only they understand. When Riley thinks she spots her mother shopping in a grocery store, she fears she is suffering some sort of post-traumatic stress. Then Jay and Kate report similar experiences.
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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