Read excerpts from new YA books! (September 20)


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

boy robot simon curtisBoy Robot by Simon Curtis
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: October 25th 2016
In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever. His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin. An origin he doesn’t want to believe, but one he cannot deny. Isaak is a Robot: a government-made synthetic human, produced as a weapon and now hunted, marked for termination. He and the Robots can only find asylum with the Underground—a secret network of Robots and humans.
To read an excerpt, click here.

here-we-are-kelly-jensenHere We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen
Publisher: Algonquin Books for Young Readers
Release date: February 28th 2017
Here We Are is a scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist. It’s packed with essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations from a diverse range of voices. Altogether, the book features more than forty-four pieces, with an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations.
To read an excerpt, click here.

the-last-boy-and-girl-in-the-world-siobhan-vivianThe Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: February 2017
What if your town was sliding underwater and everyone was ordered to pack up and leave? How would you and your friends spend your last days together? While the adults plan for the future, box up their possessions, and find new places to live, Keeley Hewitt and her friends decide to go out with a bang.The goal is to make the most of every minute they still have together. And for Keeley, that means taking one last shot at the boy she’s loved forever.
To read an excerpt, click here.

metaltown kristen simmonsMetaltown by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: September 20th 2016
The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until Ty must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.
To read an excerpt, click here.

overdrive dawn iusOverdrive by Dawn Ius
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 13th 2016
Jules Parish has screwed up. After three years of boosting cars, she got caught. And now, she and her little sister, Emma, will be kicked out of their foster home, left to survive on the unforgiving streets of Las Vegas alone. Unless. Eccentric, wealthy Roger Montgomery wants to open up his mansion to Jules and Emma. The only catch? Jules must steal seven of the rarest, most valuable muscle cars in the world—in seven weeks.
To read an excerpt, click here.

rise of the chosen anna koppRise of the Chosen (Lifeblood #1) by Anna Kopp
Publisher: Blue Moon Publishers
Release date: October 4th 2016
The Waking was a global event in which a force called the Lifeblood invaded all humans who died. The few strong enough to control it came back as powerful immortals. The rest let the bloodlust take over and awoke with one goal – to kill. Newly appointed Watch Guard Samantha Shields has a legacy to uphold. Unfortunately, fate has other plans as she discovers deep dark secrets that make her choose between her loyalties and the lives of everyone in her city.
To read an excerpt, click here.

tales of the peculiar ransom riggsTales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Dutton Books
Release date: September 3rd 2016
Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.  Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.
To listen to an excerpt, click here.

three dark crowns 1 kendare blakeThree Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 20th 2016
In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it.
To read an excerpt, click here.

vampire academy richelle meadThe Turn and the Flame (Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition) by Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: November 29th 2016
Richelle Mead celebrates 10 years of Vampire Academy with an exclusive, never-before-seen collection of stories. The Turn and the Flame takes a deeper look into the dark stain on the Ozera dynasty. From the Journal of Vasilisa Dragomir unearths the princess’s private thoughts from a transformative period of her life. The Meeting gives us a glimpse of Rose Hathaway through Dimitri’s eyes…
To read an excerpt, click here.

Final cover.inddWindfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 2nd 2017
Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.
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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