Read excerpts from new YA novels! (January 6)


Here is a selection of excerpts from young adult novels that have recently hit the web.

fairest marissa meyerFairest (The Lunar Chronicles #0.5) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 27th 2015
Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all? Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death.
To read an excerpt, click here.

gathering darkness morgan rhodesGathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms #3) by Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: December 9th 2014
The seeds of revolution have been sown…but in Mytica the lust for power reigns supreme. The rebels forge ahead. Princess Cleo slays with sweetness — and a secret that might control Lucia’s magic — as she and vengeful Jonas lead the hunt for the all-powerful Kindred. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the vast kingdom across the Silver Sea, prove to be ruthless.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: January 6th 2014
Beginning with the cave-drawings of a young girl on the brink of creating the earliest form of writing, Sedgwick traverses history, plunging into the seventeenth century witch hunts and a 1920s insane asylum where a mad poet’s obsession with spirals seems to be about to unhinge the world of the doctor trying to save him. Sedgwick moves beyond the boundaries of historical fiction and into the future in the book’s final section, set upon a spaceship.
To read an excerpt, click here.

sweet emmy laybourneSweet by Emmy Laybourne
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: June 2nd 2015
Solu’s luxurious celebrity-filled “Cruise to Lose” is billed as “the biggest cruise since the Titanic,” and if the new diet sweetener works as promised—dropping five percent of a person’s body weight in just days—it really could be the answer to the world’s obesity problem. But Laurel’s already embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host, Tom Forelli and she’s too seasick to even try the sweetener. And that’s before the other passengers start acting really strange.
To read an excerpt, click here.

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About Author

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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