Read excerpts from new YA books! (July 5)

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

crooked kingdom leigh bardugoCrooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: September 27th 2016
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge.
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the darkest magic morgan rhodesThe Darkest Magic (Spirits and Thieves #2) by Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: June 28th 2016
Sisters Crystal and Becca Hatcher are reunited in modern-day Toronto after reclaiming the Bronze Codex and narrowly escaping death. They have no one to trust but each other, and the only thing keeping them safe is the book that sent Becca’s spirit to Ancient Mytica–the same book that their enemies would kill them for. Markus, the mastermind leader of the nefarious Hawkspear Society, will stop at nothing to find Crys and Becca–and the book in their possession.
To read an excerpt, click here.

how to hang a witch adriana matherHow to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 26th 2016
Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed to Salem with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were? If dealing with that weren’t enough, Sam also comes face to face with a ghost. But soon Sam discovers she is at the center of a centuries old curse affecting anyone with ties to the trials.
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this savage song victoria schwabThis Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: July 5th 2016
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human—but he’s one of the monsters. August jumps at the chance to keep an eye on Kate, but Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.
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united as one pittacus loreUnited as One (Lorien Legacies #7) by Pittacus Lore
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: June 28th 2016
It has all come down to this. One final chance to defeat the Mogadorians. We will save this planet—or we will die trying. But it’s going to take all of us…including you. If we’re going to win this war, we need to eliminate their leader first. And now I have the power to do so. To get to him, though, we’re going to need an army of our own. We know you didn’t ask for any of this. Neither did we. Lorien chose you, as it did us. It gave you Legacies so you could help defend the world.
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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is a part-time swimming teacher and full-time 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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