Read excerpts from new YA books! (June 21)

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

frayed kara terzisFrayed by Kara Terzis
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: June 7th 2016
Ava Hale writes letters to her dead sister.  She tells their story starting from the end, which began when Rafe Lawrence came back to town. Ava will do anything to find her sister’s killer…although she’ll wish she hadn’t. Because the harder Ava looks, the more secrets she uncovers about Kesley, and the more she begins to think that the girl she called sister was a liar. A sneak. A stranger. And Kesley’s murderer could be much closer than she thought…
To read an excerpt, click here.

girl in the shadows gwenda bondGirl in the Shadows (Girl on a Wire #2) by Gwenda Bond
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: July 5th 2016
Eighteen-year-old Moira Mitchell grew up in the shadows of Vegas’s stage lights while her father’s career as a magician soared. More than anything, Moira wants to be a magician too, but her father is dead set against her pursuing magic. When an invitation to join the Cirque American mistakenly falls into Moira’s possession, she takes action. But when Moira arrives, things take on an intensity she can’t control as her stage magic suddenly feels like…real magic.
To read an excerpt, click here.

house of secrets stephanie burgisHouse of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis
Publisher: Five Fathoms Press
Release date: July 13th 2016
Raised in hiding in the country and knowing nothing of her mother, Lily has been taught from birth that her existence can only bring shame to her wealthy father. But when she nears her seventeenth birthday, she is finally summoned to her father’s house in town… and now she is a prisoner. Locked among all the other mysteries in her father’s grand house – including one young man who could be an ally or an enemy – she may finally discover the truth about her own nature…
To read an excerpt, click here.

saint death marcus sedgwickSaint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Books
Release date: October 6th 2016
Anapra is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the Mexican city of Juarez – twenty metres outside town lies a fence – and beyond it – America – the dangerous goal of many a migrant. Faustino is one such trying to escape from the gang he’s been working for. He’s dipped into a pile of dollars he was supposed to be hiding and now he’s on the run. He and his friend, Arturo, have only 36 hours to replace the missing money, or they’re as good as dead.
To read an excerpt, click here.

a torch against the night sabaa tahirA Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) by Sabaa Tahir
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: August 30th 2016
Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.
To read an excerpt, click here.

true letters from a fictional life kenneth loganTrue Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 7th 2016
If you asked anyone in his small Vermont town, they’d tell you the facts: James Liddell, star athlete, decent student and sort-of boyfriend to cute, peppy Theresa, is a happy, funny, carefree guy. But whenever James sits down at his desk to write, he tells a different story. As he fills his drawers with letters to the people in his world–letters he never intends to send–he spills the truth: he’s trying hard, but he just isn’t into Theresa. It’s a boy who lingers in his thoughts.
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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