Read excerpts from new YA books! (June 28)


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

a crown of wishes roshani chokshiA Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: March 28th 2017
When Gauri, the princess of Bharata, is captured by her kingdom’s rivals, she can only find help in Vikram, the cunning prince of an enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with royal life, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. They set aside their differences and team up to compete in the Tournament of Wishes, wherein the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength.
To read an excerpt, click here.

gemina amie kaufman jay kristoffGemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 18th 2016
Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival.
To read an excerpt, click here.

a good idea cristina morachoA Good Idea by Cristina Moracho
Publisher: Viking
Release date: February 28th 2017
Fin and Betty’s close friendship survived Fin’s ninth-grade move from their coastal Maine town to Manhattan. In the fall of their senior year, they both applied to NYU, planning to reunite for good as roommates. Then Betty disappears. Her ex-boyfriend Calder admits to drowning her, but his confession is thrown out, and soon the entire town believes he was coerced and Betty has simply run away. Fin knows the truth, and she returns, determined to get justice for her friend.
To read an excerpt, click here.

spindle fire lexa hillyerSpindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: April 11th 2017
Half-sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close. And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood, a Faerie Queen who is preparing for war, and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the vanishing throne elizabeth mayThe Vanishing Throne (The Falconer #2) by Elizabeth May
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release date: June 21st 2016
Aileana disappeared through the portal that she was trying to close forever. With the help of an unexpected ally, Aileana re-enters the human world, only to find everything irrevocably changed. Edinburgh has been destroyed, and the few human survivors are living in an uneasy truce with the fae. Aileana holds the key to saving both worlds, but in order to do so she must awaken her latent Falconer powers. And the price of doing that might be her life.
To read an excerpt, click here.

with malice eileen cookWith Malice by Eileen Cook
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: June 7th 2016
Jill wakes up in a hospital room with a big blank canvas where the last six weeks should be. As the accident makes national headlines, Jill finds herself at the center of a murder investigation. It doesn’t help that the media is portraying her as a sociopath who killed her best friend. With the evidence mounting against her, there’s only one thing Jill knows for sure: She would never hurt Simone. But what really happened?
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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