Read excerpts from new YA books! (May 10)


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

the bone witch rin chupecoThe Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #2) by Rin Chupeco
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: March 1st 2017
When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, but forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.
To read an excerpt, click here.

carve the mark veronica rothCarve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1) by Veronica Roth
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: January 17th 2017
On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos, from the peace-loving nation of Thuve, and Cyra, the sister of the brutal tyrant, do not — their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?
To read an excerpt, click here.

holding up the universe jennifer nivenHolding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 4th 2016
Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin, too. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces.
To read an excerpt, click here.

hurricane kiss deborah blumenthalHurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal
Publisher: Albert Whitman
Release date: May 1st
For Jillian McKay, the threat of Hurricane Danielle means a long car ride with her neighbors–including River Daughtry, the former star quarterback of Harrison High. When their evacuation route is gridlocked, River is the first to recognize the danger they’re in. Together he and Jillian set out to seek shelter in their abandoned high school. As they wait out the storm, they confront the past and realize survival is about more than just staying alive–it’s about fighting for yourself.
To read an excerpt, click here.

rocks fall everyone dies lindsay ribarRocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Release date: June 7th 2016
Aspen Quick can reach inside people and steal their innermost things—fears, memories, scars, even love—and his family’s secret ritual that for centuries has kept the cliff above their small town from collapsing. Aspen has never really worried about how he’s affecting people when he steals from them. But this summer he’ll discover just how strong the Quick family magic is—and how far they’ll go to keep their secrets safe.
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.

windwitch susan dennardWindwitch (The Witchlands #2) by Susan Dennard
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: January 3rd 2017
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others. Truthwitch follows a pair of best friends — Safi, a Truthwitch, and Iseult, a Threadwitch — who team up to save their world. Windwitch continues the tale begun in Truthwitch, with a focus on Merik–cunning privateer, prince, windwitch, and reader favorite.
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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