Read excerpts from new YA books! (May 16)


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

Avenged (Ruined #2) by Amy Tintera
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 2nd 2017
Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory. But just because Em and Olivia are out of Lera doesn’t mean they are safe. Their actions over the past year have had consequences, and they are now targets of retaliation. Olivia will destroy everyone who acts against Ruina. Em isn’t as sure. Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir’s betrothed in Lera, she’s started to see another side to this war.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: January 16th 2018
Roma Victor. Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace, the greatest warrior kingdom the world had seen since Sparta. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master’s favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation. Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Crown’s Fate (The Crown’s Game #2) by Evelyn Skye
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 16th 2017
Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult than she ever expected. Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.
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Dividing Eden (Dividing Eden #1) by Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 6th 2017
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. Carys and Andreus must take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.
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Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: May 30th 2017
In the real world, Eliza Mirk is friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.
To read an excerpt, click here.

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 9th 2017
Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small. Some are big, like that fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself. Sana always figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but she quickly learns telling the truth is easy… what comes after it is a whole lot more complicated.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
Publisher: Egmont USA
Release date: May 2nd 2017
When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali
Publisher: Salaam Reads
Release date: June 13th 2017
Janna Yusuf knows a lot of people can’t figure out what to make of her…an Arab Indian-American hijabi teenager who is a Flannery O’Connor obsessed book nerd, aspiring photographer, and graphic novelist is not exactly easy to put into a box. She is trying to decide what it means to be a saint, a misfit, or a monster. Except she knows a monster…one who happens to be parading around as a saint…
To read an excerpt, click here.

Sunkissed (Ladybirds #3) by Jenny McLachlan
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: August 13th 2015
Kat can’t believe her family is sending her to Sweden for the summer. But without her friends Bea and Betty, or even a phone signal, can Kat make it on her own? In a land of saunas and summer sun, Kat soon realizes she has nowhere to hide. It’s time to let go of what she thinks people want her to be, so she can embrace who she really is. Especially if she’s going to win the heart of the cute Swede Leo.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Unearthed (Unearthed #1) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: January 9th 2018
When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to turn lives around. For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first.
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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