Read excerpts from new YA books! (February 7)


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

Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 25th 2017
All Cassie wants is to get some solid ground under her feet following her parents’ divorce. So when she learns of her mom’s plans to take Cassie and her brother on a sailing trip from Oregon to Mexico, she’s stunned and furious. There is absolutely nothing solid about the Pacific Ocean. Enter Jonah, a whip-smart deckhand who’s as gorgeous as he is flirtatious. Cassie tries to keep him at a distance, but the more time they spend together-the harder it is to fight the attraction.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Publisher: Crown Books
Release date: October 17th 2017
Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. He is eventually released without charges (or an apology), but the incident has Justyce spooked. Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up. Much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired.
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Freeks by Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: January 3rd 2017
Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place to place with Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, she longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. She gets her chance when the struggling sideshow sets up camp in the small town of Caudry, and she meets a gorgeous local guy named Gabe. But before long, Mara realizes there’s a dark presence lurking in the town that’s threatening the lives of her friends.
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The Great Pursuit (The Great Hunt #2) by Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 7th 2017
One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continues. Though Princess Aerity has accepted a betrothal to the man who took down the beast, she cannot help thinking about Paxton, the Lashed man who stole her heart and disappeared. Aerity soon discovers that Paxton has joined Rosaria’s army in the war against her family. Though her feelings for him are still strong, her duty to her kingdom and her family is stronger.
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The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2) by Brittany Cavallaro
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: February 14th 2017
Jamie and Charlotte are looking for a winter break reprieve in Sussex after a fall semester that almost got them killed. But nothing about their time off is proving simple, including Holmes and Watson’s growing feelings for each other. When Charlotte’s beloved Uncle Leander goes missing from the Holmes estate—after being oddly private about his latest assignment in a German art forgery ring—the game is afoot once again, and Charlotte throws herself into a search for answers.
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Mask of Shadows (Mask of Shadows #1) by Linsey Miller
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: September 5th 2017
Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class―and the nobles who destroyed their home. When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand―the Queen’s personal assassins, named after the rings she wears―Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.
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Nemesis (Project Nemesis #1) by Brendan Reichs
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: March 21st 2017
Every two years, on Min’s birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased. Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs.
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Poison’s Kiss (Poison’s Kiss #1) by Breeana Shields
Publisher: Random House
Release date: January 10th 2017
Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It’s a miserable life, but being a visha kanya—a poison maiden—is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon. Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she’s really working for.
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Remember Yesterday (Forget Tomorrow #2) by Pintip Dunn
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: October 4th 2017
Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries, if only she’d let TechRA study her. But ten years ago, the scientists kidnapped and experimented on her, leading to severe ramifications for her sister, Callie. She’d much rather break into their labs and sabotage their research – starting with Tanner Callahan, budding scientist and the boy she loathes most at school. The past isn’t what she assumed, though.
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Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: June 6th 2017
Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. Then, at a feast honoring the visiting princess Lyriana, the royal shocks everyone by choosing to sit at the Bastards’ Table. Before she knows it, Tilla and Lyriana are on a late-night escapade. Along with Jax, Miles, and fellow bastard Zell, they stumble upon a crime they were never meant to witness.
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Rush by Sara Bennett Wealer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: November 15th 2017
Maddie dreams of joining Sigma Theta Kappa, Baldwin University’s most powerful sorority, and rising above the people who walked all over her in high school – if she can survive Sigma’s brutal selection process. Imogen came to Baldwin to escape her wealthy family and launch her dream career as a journalist. But her Sigma legacy might just keep her tied to the past, while her crush on her new editor could upset her plans for the future.
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Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms #2) by Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 4th 2017
Alyssa ana’Raisa, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, feels more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, Lyss goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn’t pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne. Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon is caught in an impossible game of life and death.
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The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl from Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: February 28th 2017
Nix has spent her whole life journeying aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. And now it’s finally time for her to take the helm. Her future lies bright before her—until she learns that she is destined to lose the one she loves. Desperate to change her fate, Nix sails her crew to a mythical utopia to meet another Navigator who promises to teach her how to manipulate time. But everything in this utopia is constantly changing, and nothing is what it seems.
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Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 26th 2017
Kiko Himura has always preferred to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin. But then Kiko doesn’t get into Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back.
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Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: March 28th 2017
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around–and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
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The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: June 13th 2017
Tori Burns and her family left D.C. for claustrophobic Chaptico, Maryland, after suddenly inheriting a house under mysterious circumstances. That inheritance puts her at odds with the entire town, especially Jesse Slaughter and his family-it’s their generations-old land the Burns have “stolen.” But none of that seems to matter after Tori witnesses a young man claw his way out of a grave under the gnarled oak in her new backyard.
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What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: July 11th 2017
Kit Lowell and David Drucker couldn’t be more different. Kit is smart and relatively popular; David is also smart but definitely not popular. But the two strike up an unusual friendship after the death of Kit’s father. David’s blunt honesty is exactly what Kit needs to properly grieve the loss of her father, and slowly, a relationship starts to blossom from their candid exchanges. But Kit is determined to discover the truth of the car accident that killed her father, and she asks David to help her.
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The Wish Granter (Ravenspire #2) by C.J. Redwine
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 14th 2017
Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter. So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to saving Ari’s brother—and herself.
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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