Read excerpts from new YA books! (September 8)


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

dreamers often lie jacqueline westDreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline West
Publisher: Dial Books
Release date: February 2016
Julia wakes up in the hospital, disoriented, and beset by a slippery morphing of reality into something else. She repeatedly sees a boy who she feels like she knows—but that’s impossible. Julia begins to notice unnerving similarities between her circumstances and those of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. As things escalate to a frightening pitch, how much of what’s happening is real and how much is in Julia’s head?
To read an excerpt, click here.

earth flight janet edwardsEarth Flight (Earth Girl #3) by Janet Edwards
Publisher: Pyr
Release date: September 8th 2015
Jarra never wanted to be a celebrity. All she ever wanted was to gain some respect for the people left on Earth: the unlucky few whose immune system prevents them from portalling to other planets. Except now she’s the most famous Earth girl in the universe – but not everyone in the universe is happy about it, nor the fact that she has found love with a norm. Jarra’s actions have repercussions that spread further than she ever could have imagined.
To read an excerpt, click here.

queen of shadows sarah j maas usQueen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: September 1st 2015
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.
To read an excerpt, click here.

serpentine cindy ponSerpentine (Kingdom of Xia #1) by Cindy Pon
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: September 8th 2015
As she turns sixteen, Skybright notices troubling changes and worries about her growing otherness. By day, she is a companion and handmaid to the youngest daughter of a very wealthy family. But nighttime brings with it a darkness that not even daybreak can quell.  When her plight can no longer be denied, Skybright learns that despite a dark destiny, she must struggle to retain her sense of self – even as she falls in love for the first time.
To read an excerpt, click here.

smoked mari mancusiSmoked (Scorched #3) by Mari Mancusi
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: September 1st 2015
Once upon a time the world burned. Until a girl and her dragon smothered the flame. But the spark that ignited the apocalypse never went out. And the Scorch is about to begin. When Team Dragon rescues Emmy from the government lab, they think the future is finally safe. But they soon discover that Emmy has a secret–a secret so dangerous it could trigger the very apocalypse Connor and Caleb were sent back in time to prevent.
To read an excerpt, click here.

a week of mondays jessica brodyA Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Release date: August 2nd 2016
After a terrible Monday, Ellie is positive that if she could just do it all over again, she would get it right. So when she wakes up the next morning to find she’s reliving the exact same day, she knows what she has to do: stop her boyfriend from breaking up with her. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets or how hard Ellie tries to repair her relationship, Tristan always seems bent set on ending it. Will Ellie ever figure out how to fix this broken day?
To read an excerpt, click here.

a whole new world liz braswellA Whole New World (Twisted Tales #1) by Liz Braswell
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: September 1st 2015
When Jafar steals the Genie’s lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed Princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary.
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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