Read excerpts from new YA books! (May 31)


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

the beast is an animal peternelle van arsdaleThe Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: March 7th 2017
Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village. Alys was spared, as were all the children in her village—all of the adults were killed–and they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters—and of the Beast they believe guides them—rules village life. But the Beast is not what they think he is. And neither is Alys.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the beauty of darkness mary e pearsonThe Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3) by Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: August 2nd 2016
Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous – what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed.


To read an excerpt, click here.

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 and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, 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.
To read an excerpt, click here.

cross my heart and hope to spy ally carterCross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls #2) by Ally Carter
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 2nd 2007
Gallagher Academy, Cammie’s elite spy school, is hosting a visit from a covert training center for boys. Soon after the boys’ arrival, though, everything goes dangerously awry when a series of security breaches are discovered at the academy. Worse yet, teenage agent-in-training Cammie is being blamed for the penetration. With the school’s top-secret status at risk, the Gallagher Girls have to work quickly to save their beloved school.
To read an excerpt from the bonus epilogue, click here.

defending taylor miranda kenneallyDefending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 5th 2016
Captain of the soccer team, president of the Debate Club, contender for valedictorian: Taylor’s always pushed herself to be perfect. After all, that’s what is expected of a senator’s daughter. But one impulsive decision—one lie to cover for her boyfriend—and Taylor’s kicked out of private school. Everything she’s worked so hard for is gone, and now she’s starting over. Will Taylor repeat her past mistakes or can she score a fresh start?
To read an excerpt, click here.

drag teen jeffery selfDrag Teen by Jeffery Self
Publisher: Push
Release date: April 26th 2016
JT feels like his life’s hit a dead end. It looks like he’ll always be stuck in Florida. His parents are anti-supportive, And his boyfriend, Seth, seems to be moving toward a bright future a long way from home. Scholarship money is nonexistent. After school work will only get JT so far. There’s only one shot for him – to become the next Miss Drag Teen in New York City. The only other time JT tried drag (at a school talent show), he was booed off the stage. But JT isn’t going to give up.
To read an excerpt, click here.

roseblood a g howardRoseBlood by A.G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: January 10th 2017
In this modern day spinoff of Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera, where she secretly befriends the masked Thorn.
To read an excerpt, click here.

you don't know my name kristen orlandoYou Don’t Know My Name (The Black Angel Chronicles #1) by Kristen Orlando
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: January 10th 2017
Seventeen-year-old Reagen Elizabeth Hillis is used to changing identities over night, lying to every friend she’s ever had, and pushing away anyone who gets too close. Trained in mortal combat and weaponry her entire life, Reagan is expected to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the ranks of the most powerful top secret agency in the world: the Black Angels. Falling in love with the boy next door was never part of the plan. Now Reagan must make a decision.
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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