Read excerpts from new YA books! (May 24)


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

the crown's game evelyn skyeThe Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1) by Evelyn Skye
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 17th 2016
The Crown’s Game is the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death. Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?
To read an excerpt, click here.

the cursed queen sarah fineThe Cursed Queen (The Impostor Queen #2) by Sarah Fine
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: January 3rd 2017
Cursed by the queen with fire and ice, Ansa is forced to fight against an invisible enemy—the dark magic that has embedded itself deep in her bones. The more she seeks to hide it, the more dangerous it becomes. And with the Krigere numbers decimated and the tribe under threat from the traitorous brother of the dead Chieftain, Ansa is torn between her loyalty to the Krigere, her love for Thyra, and her own survival instincts.
To read an excerpt, click here.

empire of dust eleanor hermanEmpire of Dust (Blood of Gods and Royals #2) by Eleanor Herman
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: June 28th 2016
In Macedon ancient magic threatens to turn an empire to dust. After winning his first battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands—but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat. Meanwhile, Hephaestion, cast aside by Alexander for killing the wrong man, must conceal the devastating secret of a divine prophecy from Katerina even as the two of them are thrust together on a dangerous mission to Egypt.
To read an excerpt, click here.

local girl swept away ellen wittlingerLocal Girl Swept Away by Ellen Wittlinger
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: June 15th 2016
Set in the Cape Cod village of Provincetown, Massachusetts, this is the story about 17-year-old Jackie’s struggle to overcome her grief and confusion after her best friend is carried out to sea during a storm. Lorna had been the dynamic leader of a tight-knit group of four friends – Jackie, Lucas and Finn – and her disappearance changes the dynamics between the surviving three. Each struggles to come to terms with their missing leader and with the secrets they endeavour to hide.
To read an excerpt, click here.

no cover yetWires and Nerve (The Lunar Chronicles Graphic Novel Vol. 1) by Marissa Meyer & Douglas Holgate
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 31st 2017
The first of two graphic novels in the world of the Lunar Chronicles. Set after the events of the “Lunar Chronicles,” (but before the Stars Above epilogue) it will feature many of the same characters with Iko as the main protagonist… along with a brand-new villain, and maybe a certain Lunar guard as well.
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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