Read excerpts from new YA books! (May 2)


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

After the Fire by Will Hill
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
Release date: June 1st 2017
Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming. Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She’s starting to see the lies behind Father John’s words. She wants him to be found out. What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?
To read an excerpt, click here.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Release date: May 2nd 2017
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Dead Inside by Cyndy Etler
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: April 4th 2017
All Cyndy wanted was to be loved and accepted. By age fourteen, she had escaped from her violent home, only to be reported as a runaway and sent to a drug rehabilitation facility. To the public, Straight Inc. was a place of recovery. But behind closed doors, the program used bizarre and intimidating methods to “treat” its patients. In her raw and fearless memoir, Cyndy Etler recounts her sixteen months in the living nightmare that Straight Inc. considered “healing.”
To read an excerpt, click here.

Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1) by Amy Plum
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 2nd 2017
Cata Cordova suffers from such debilitating insomnia that she agreed to take part in an experimental new procedure. She thought things couldn’t get any worse…but she was terribly wrong. Soon after the experiment begins, there’s a malfunction with the lab equipment, and Cata and six other teen patients are plunged into a shared dreamworld with no memory of how they got there. Even worse, they come to the chilling realization that they are trapped with their worst nightmares.
To read an excerpt, click here.

House of Furies (House of Furies #1) by Madeleine Roux
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 30th 2017
After escaping a harsh school, Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 9th 2017
Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life. Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction, and soon she’s joining him for laps at the pool. But Ramona’s feelings for Freddie begin to shift. With her growing affection for Freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: September 12th 2017
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. This excerpt is taken from the short story exclusive to the U.S. paperback edition of The Raven King.
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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