Read excerpts from new YA books! (May 17)


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

blame simon mayoBlame by Simon Mayo
Publisher: Corgi Books
Release date: July 7th 2016
What happens when society wants you banged up in prison for a crime your parents committed? That’s the situation in which Ant and her little brother Mattie find themselves. None of the inmates are themselves criminals, but wider society wants them to do time for the unpunished ‘heritage’ crimes of their parents. Tensions are bubbling inside the London prison network Ant and Mattie call home – and when things finally erupt, they realize they’ve got one chance to break out.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the skeleth matthew jobinThe Skeleth (The Nethergrim Trilogy #2) by Matthew Jobin
Publisher: Philomel Books
Release date: May 10th 2016
In a vast kingdom divided by power-hungry lords, land equals power. With the Nethergrim now awake, her limitless wellspring of evil means opportunity for those willing to do her bidding. One ambitious Lord helps let loose the Skeleth, forces of energy that absorb whole anyone who attempts to kill them. Yet that will not stop young Edmund–an apprentice wizard–and his friends Katherine and Tom, from trying to stop the evil threatening to overtake their kingdom.
To read an excerpt, click here.

spindle e k johnstonSpindle (A Thousand Nights #2) by E.K. Johnston
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: December 6th 2016
Through years of careful manipulation, a demon has regained her power. When a princess is born, the demon conjures a curse that will cost the princess her very soul, or force her to destroy her own people to save her life. The threads of magic are tightly spun, binding princess and exiled spinners into a desperate plot to break the curse before the demon can become a queen of men. But the web of power is dangerously tangled–and they may not see the true pattern until it is unspooled.
To read an excerpt, click here.

strange the dreamer laini taylorStrange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: September 27th/29th 2016
Strange the Dreamer is the story of: the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a mysterious city stripped of its name, a mythic hero with blood on his hands, a young librarian with a singular dream, a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperilled, alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.
To read an excerpt, click here.

no cover yetThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
Publisher: Marvel Press
Release date: February 2017
Blurb currently unavailable.
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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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