Read excerpts from new YA books! (March 29)

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

a fierce and subtle poison samantha mabryA Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release date: April 12th 2016
Seventeen-year-old Lucas lives on the mainland most of the year but spends summers with his hotel-developer father in Puerto Rico. He’s grown up hearing stories about the cursed girl, and he wants to believe in Isabel and her magic. When letters from Isabel begin mysteriously appearing in his room the same day his new girlfriend disappears, Lucas turns to Isabel for answers–and finds himself lured into her strange and enchanted world.
To read an excerpt, click here.

girl in the blue coat monica hesseGirl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 5th 2016
Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents. On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman’s frantic plea to find a person–a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished from a secret room.
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the inside of out jenn marie thorneThe Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne
Publisher: Dial Books
Release date: May 31st 2016
When her best friend Hannah comes out the day before junior year, Daisy is so ready to let her ally flag fly that even a second, way more blindsiding confession can’t derail her smiling determination to fight for gay rights. But with the story spinning out of control, protesters gathering, Hannah left in the dust of Daisy’s good intentions, and Daisy’s mad attraction to Adam feeling like an inconvenient truth, Daisy finds herself caught between her bold plans and her big fat mouth.
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the lie tree frances hardingeThe Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Release date: May 7th 2015
When Faith’s father is found dead under mysterious circumstances, she is determined to untangle the truth from the lies. Searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. A tree that feeds off whispered lies and bears fruit that reveals hidden secrets. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. Faith is good at lying, but as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter…
To listen to an excerpt, click here.

the lovely reckless kami garciaThe Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia​
Publisher: Imprint
Release date: October 4th 2016
Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him—and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?
To read an excerpt, click here.

moon chosen p c castMoon Chosen by P.C. Cast
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: October 18th 2016
Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences something she has never felt before…
To read an excerpt, click here.

the raven king maggie stiefvaterThe Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: April 26th 2016
The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
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the winner's kiss marie rutkoskiThe Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Release date: March 29th 2016
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her. But no one gets what they want just by wishing. As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?
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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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