Here is a selection of excerpts from young adult novels that have recently hit the web.
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Release date: May 5th 2015
When Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it.
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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 13th 2015
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once. At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. In it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking. Until one day, he does…
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My Worst Best Friend by Dyan Sheldon
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: August 24th 2010
Gracie and Savannah are best friends —and utterly unalike. Savannah is beautiful, outrageous, and irresistible to the opposite sex. Gracie is shy, smart, and would rather be studying lizards than meeting boys. Still, they’ve made a surprisingly great team, and (until now) it seemed as if nothing could come between them. But when Savannah gets between Gracie and her crush, the line separating best friend from worst friend is crossed.
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The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: September 18th 2012
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.
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