Read excerpts from new YA books! (February 17)


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

The Battlemage (The Summoner #3) by Taran Matharu
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Release date: May 4th 2017
After the thrilling cliffhanger at the end of book two, we rejoin Fletcher and his friends in the ether, where they must undertake a mortally dangerous quest, all the while avoiding capture by enemies and facing foes more terrifying than anything they have yet encountered. But this is nothing compared to what truly lies ahead for Fletcher, as his nemesis, albino orc Khan, is on a mission to destroy Hominum and everything and everyone that Fletcher loves.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Burning World (Warm Bodies #2) by Isaac Marion
Publisher: Atria Books
Release date: February 7th 2017
R is recovering from death. He doesn’t remember his old life and he doesn’t want to. He’s building a new one with Julie. But his old life remembers him. The plague has another host far more dangerous than the Dead. It’s coming to return the world to the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak, and stopping it will require a frightening journey into the surreal wastelands of America—and the shadowy basement of R’s mind.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release date: January 31st 2017
It’s been a shattering year for Zoe, who’s still reeling from her father’s shockingly sudden death in a caving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying sub-zero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in the woods—only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X. X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is sent to claim the soul of Zoe’s evil attacker and others like him.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: February 21st 2017
After “borrowing” her father’s credit card, Margot Sanchez finds herself grounded. And by grounded, she means working as an indentured servant in her family’s struggling grocery store. With each order of deli meat she slices, Margot can feel her carefully cultivated prep school reputation slipping through her fingers, and she’s willing to do anything to get out of this punishment. Margot’s invitation to the ultimate beach party is within reach and nothing will keep her from her goal.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare #1) by Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 2017
Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has grown up in the shadows. Until one night Wil is attacked, and she discovers a dangerous secret. Her touch turns people into gemstone. At first Wil is horrified—but as she tests its limits, she’s drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, Wil is forced to face the destructive power within her and finally leave her home to seek the truth and a cure.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Nowhere Near You by Leah Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: February 7th
Ollie and Moritz might never meet, but their friendship knows no bounds. Their letters carry on as Ollie embarks on his first road trip away from the woods–no easy feat for a boy allergic to electricity–and Moritz decides which new school would best suit an eyeless boy who prefers to be alone. Can these boys ever find their place in a world that might never understand them?
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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