Read excerpts from new YA books! (July 26)


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

the fever code james dashnerThe Fever Code: A Maze Runner Prequel by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte
Release date: September 27th 2016
Once there was a world’s end. The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled. Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man. Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy. The boy’s name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze. Now there are secrets. There are lies. And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen.
To read an excerpt, click here.

labyrinth lost zoraida cordovaLabyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas #1) by Zoraida Córdova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: September 6th 2016
Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange markings on his skin. The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…
To read an excerpt, click here.

lifeblood gena showalterLifeblood (Everlife #2) by Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: February 28th 2017
Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future—and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. No pressure, right? But Ten’s competition is Killian, the boy she can’t forget.
To read an excerpt, click here.

lost girls merrie destefanoLost Girls by Merrie DeStefano
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: January 3rd 2016
Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life. She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black. Black to cover the blood. And she can fight. She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the reader traci cheeThe Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold #1) by Traci Chee
Publisher: Putnam
Release date: September 13th 2016
Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, the only clue to her disappearance is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, Sefia sets out to find out what really happened to her aunt and father.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the telling alexandra sirowyThe Telling by Alexandra Sirowy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 2nd 2016
Lana used to know what was real. That was before when her life was small and quiet. Home was idyllic, she could tell the truth from lies, and her brother Ben’s childhood stories were firmly in her imagination. Then came after. After has Lana boldly kissing her crush, jumping into the water from too high up, and living with nerve and mischief. But after also has horrors, deaths that only make sense in fairy tales, and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten.
To read an excerpt, click here.

thieving weasels billy taylorThieving Weasels by Billy Taylor
Publisher: Dial Books
Release date: August 23rd 2016
Cameron Smith attends an elite boarding school and has just been accepted to Princeton University. Life for Cameron would be perfect, except that Cameron Smith is actually Skip O’Rourke, and Skip O’Rourke ran away from his grifter family four years ago…along with $100,000 of their “earnings”. But when his uncle Wonderful tracks him down, Skip’s given an ultimatum: come back to the family for one last con, or say good-bye to life as Cameron.
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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