Read excerpts from new YA books! (January 3)


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

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: January 31st 2017
It’s been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old 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 she and her brother are brutally attacked in a cabin in the woods–only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X. X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe’s evil attacker and others like him.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Edge of the Abyss (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2) by Emily Skrutskie
Publisher: Flux
Release date: April 18th 2017
Three weeks have passed since Cassandra Leung pledged her allegiance to the ruthless pirate-queen Santa Elena and set free Bao, the sea monster Reckoner she’d been forced to train. The days as a pirate trainee are long and grueling, but it’s not the physical pain that Cas dreads most. It’s being forced to work with Swift, the pirate girl who broke her heart. But other Reckoners illegally sold to pirates have escaped their captors and are taking the NeoPacific by storm.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Frostblood (Frostblood #1) by Elly Blake
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 10th 2017
Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her and from the icy young man she has come to love.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Release date: February 28th 2017
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: May 23rd 2017
Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again? Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 3rd 2017
As Will starts to find his footing at a new school he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But the sighted world has been keeping secrets. It turns out everything he’d heard about Cecily’s appearance was a lie engineered by their so-called friends.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: September 19th 2017
About a girl who takes inspiration from her mother’s stories of the Riot Grrrl movement of the 90’s to start her own anonymous zine, sparking a modern-day feminist revolution at her small-town Texas high school.
To read an excerpt, click here.



Party Girls by Alice Oseman
Publisher: N/A
Release date: January 1st 2017
Party Girls is an online novella which follows two characters from Oseman’s previous works: Becky Allen from Solitaire and Raine Sengupta from Radio Silence.

To read the full short story, click here.



The Queen (Fae #3) by C.J. Abedi
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Release date: December 6th 2016
As Caroline struggles to accept her rightful place as Queen of the Light Fae, her relationship with Devilyn, son of the Dark King, seems not only doomed, but dangerous. They know their connection is undeniable, but for others, their love is an insidious threat.  Trapped in a plot concocted by the Dark King Alderon and his evil associate, Puck, Caroline must search her history and develop her own powers in order to survive. Will Caroline and Devilyn s love outlast the war?
To read an excerpt, click here.

Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release date: January 3rd 2017
Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did. Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in? As their friendship grows deeper, Norah realizes Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can lie on the front lawn and look up at the stars. One who isn’t so screwed up.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Wires and Nerve: Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 31st 2017
A brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold. When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity.
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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