Read excerpts from new YA books! (May 3)

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

crooked kingdom leigh bardugoCrooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: September 27th 2016
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam a war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the hammer of thor rick riordanThe Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 4th 2016
Thor’s hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon – the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds – but this time the hammer isn’t just lost. It has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can’t retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the hundred lies of lizzie lovett chelsea sedotiThe Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Release date: January 3rd 2017
Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. That includes taking her job… and her boyfriend. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.
To read an excerpt, click here.

summer of supernovas darcy woodsSummer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods
Publisher: Crown Books
Release date: May 10th 2016
When zodiac-obsessed teen Wilamena Carlisle discovers a planetary alignment that won’t repeat for a decade, she’s forced to tackle her greatest astrological fear: The Fifth House—relationships and love. But when Wil falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the astrology chart, she must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her dead mother’s legacy and the very system she’s faithfully followed through a lifetime of unfailing belief.
To read an excerpt, click here.

a totally awkward love story tom ellen lucy ivisonA Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
Publisher: Delacorte
Release date: May 3rd 2016
Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find ‘The One’. Their lobster. But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins for ever to find happiness. But fate is at work to bring them together. And in the end, it all boils down to love.
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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