Read excerpts from new YA books! (July 4)

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

The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 11th 2017
Matt hasn’t eaten in days. His stomach stabs and twists inside, pleading for a meal. But Matt won’t give in. The hunger clears his mind, keeps him sharp—and he needs to be as sharp as possible if he’s going to find out just how Tariq and his band of high school bullies drove his sister, Maya, away. Matt decides to infiltrate Tariq’s life. All he needs to do is keep the hunger and longing at bay. No problem. But Matt doesn’t realize there are many kinds of hunger… and he isn’t in control of all of them.
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Honor Among Thieves (Honor Among Thieves #1) by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: February 13th 2018
Zara Cole has been in and out of New Detroit’s rehab facilities for treatment of her antisocial disorder. She chose life in the Zone instead moving with her family to Mars. When Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan–a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.
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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 17th 2017
Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too.
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League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Release date: July 18th 2017
First, Jasper finds out he is the sole surviving descendant of Benedict Arnold, the most notorious traitor in American history. Then he learns that his father’s death was no accident. Jasper is at the center of a war that has been going on for centuries, in which the descendants of the heroes and traitors of the American Revolution still duel to the death. Whisked off to a boarding school populated by other descendants of notorious American traitors, it’s a race to discover the truth.
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Little Wrecks by Meredith Miller
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 13th 2017
Ruth, Magda, and Isabel are different from everyone else. They can see beneath the seemingly perfect, cookie-cutter exterior of their small town of Highbone, Long Island. These girls refuse to become willing participants of their neighbours’ fake lives. Instead, they are determined to fight every condescending comment, every unwelcome touch, and every lie they’ve been told. When the opportunity to commit the perfect crime appears, the girls finally start to see their way out of Highbone.
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More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release date: March 6th 2018
With loving adoptive parents by his side, Rev Fletcher has managed to keep the demons of his past at bay… until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back. Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch. But when a cruel online troll’s harassment escalates, she fears for her safety. Soon Rev and Emma’s secrets threaten to crush them, and they’ll need more than a promise to find their way out.
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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 6th 2018
The Poet X follows 15-year-old Xiomara Batista, an Afro-Dominican teenager growing up in Harlem under some strict parental guidelines. While she’s meant to be preparing for a religious sacrament her mother wants her to take, Xiomara is actually listening to hip-hop in the park, making moves on a guy from her bio class, and finding her voice in the world of slam poetry.
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Rosie Girl by Julie Shepard
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 11th 2017
After Rosie’s father dies suddenly, her life goes into a tailspin. Though Mary’s coping with her own toxic home life, there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for Rosie—including hooking up with boys from their school for cash. It’s a sacrifice Mary is willing to make when Rosie discovers her real mother isn’t dead, like her father always told her. In order to find her mother, Rosie needs money to hire a PI and Mary knows her best friend’s options are limited. But their plans begin to unravel quickly.
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Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 16th 2018
Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont. Shortly after the school opened, its founder’s wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the greatest unsolved crimes in history. True crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this eighty-one year-old cold case.
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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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