Read excerpts from new YA books! (October 26)


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

finding-audrey-sophie-kinsellaFinding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
Release date: October 20th 2016
An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.
To read an excerpt, click here.

frozen-charlotte-alex-bellFrozen Charlotte by Alex Bell
Publisher: Stripes
Release date: October 20th 2016
Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behind… Sophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins. And then there’s her other cousin. The girl with a room full of antique dolls. The girl that shouldn’t be there. The girl that died.
To read an excerpt, click here.

girl-out-of-water-laura-silvermanGirl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: May 1st 2017
Anise Sawyer plans to spend every minute of summer with her friends: surfing, chowing down on fish tacos drizzled with wasabi balsamic vinegar, and throwing bonfires that blaze until dawn. But when a serious car wreck leaves her aunt, a single mother of three, with two broken legs, it forces Anise to say goodbye for the first time to Santa Cruz, the waves, her friends, and even a kindling romance, and fly with her dad to Nebraska for the entire summer.
To read an excerpt, click here.

i-was-here-gayle-formanI Was Here by Gayle Forman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: October 20th 2016
When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. Suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.
To read an excerpt, click here.

if-i-was-your-girl-meredith-russo-ukIf I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Publisher: Usbourne
Release date: October 20th 2016
Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school in Lambertville, Tennessee. Like any other girl, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret. There’s a reason why she transferred schools for her senior year, and why she’s determined not to get too close to anyone. And then she meets Grant Everett. But she’s terrified that once she tells Grant the truth, he won’t be able to see past it. Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? It’s that she used to be Andrew.
To read an excerpt, click here.

lying-about-last-summer-sue-wallmanLying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: October 20th 2016
Skye is looking for an escape from the reality of last summer when her sister died in a tragic accident. Her parents think that a camp for troubled teenagers might help her process her grief.All of the kids at the summer camp have lost someone close, but is bringing them together such a good idea? And can everyone at camp be trusted? When Skye starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister, she knows it’s time to confront the past.
To read an excerpt, click here.

a-monster-calls-patrick-nessA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: October 20th 2016
At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting– he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the-rattled-bones-s-m-parkerThe Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: August 22nd 2017
Maine-bred, independent Rilla Brae is no stranger to the deep. But when she experiences the sudden death of her father, she begins to be haunted by a girl on a nearby, uninhabited island. Everything changes for the independent Rilla again when she meets college archaeology student Sam, who is tasked with excavating the island where the ghost girl appeared, looking for the cultural remains of former island inhabitants who were forcibly evicted from their home nearly 100 years ago.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the-twelve-days-of-dash-and-lily-rachel-cohn-david-levithanThe Twelve Days of Dash & Lily (Dash & Lily #2) by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Release date: October 20th 2016
Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers first watched the couple fall in love. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition.  With only twelve days left until Christmas—Lily’s favorite time of the year—Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in December.
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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