Read excerpts from new YA books! (September 1)


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

blood and salt kim liggettBlood and Salt by Kim Liggett
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 22nd 2015
Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own. As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late.
To read an excerpt, click here.

perdita faith gardnerPerdita by Faith Gardner
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: August 1st 2015
Arielle has a vast, excitable imagination. But she’s not imagining how strange and out of control her life becomes after the death by drowning of her older sister’s best friend, Perdita. Not only does this death echo the death of Arielle’s own older brother, ten years before, it leads to dreams and visions in which Perdita seems to be reaching out to Arielle. The only other explanation—that Arielle’s high-strung emotions have finally caused her to break with reality—is even more terrifying.
To read an excerpt, click here.

pixelated ls murphyPixelated by L.S. Murphy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: June 30th 2015
Senior Year. Middle of nowhere. What’s the new girl to do? For Piper Marks, the answer is simple. She’s determined to have her photography rock the cover of National Geographic someday, and moving to Clarkton, Iowa for her last year of high school is not going to stop her. When a photographer at the local paper quits in a huff, she steps into his spot. But this small town is keeping a secret, and it’s one that could destroy any chance she has to be with mysterious country boy Les.
To read a bonus scene, click here.

pretties scott westerfeldPretties (Uglies #2) by Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: May 5th 2005
Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. But beneath all the fun — the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom — is a nagging sense that something’s wrong. Then a message from Tally’s ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what’s wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.
To listen to an excerpt, click here.

the sleeper and the spindle neil gaimanThe Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: September 22nd 2015
On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future – and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems.
To read an excerpt, click here.

trail of the dead joseph bruchacTrail of the Dead (Killer of Enemies #2) by Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Tu Books
Release date: October 1st 2015
Apache teen Lozen and her family are looking for a place of refuge from the despotic Ones who once held them captive and forced Lozen to hunt genetically engineered monsters. Lozen and her allies travel in search of a valley where she and her family once found refuge. But life is never easy in this post-apocalyptic world. When they finally reach the valley, they discover an unpleasant surprise awaiting them―and a merciless hunter following close behind.
To listen to 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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