Read excerpts from new YA novels! (December 30)


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

Forbidden (Forbidden #1) by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: November 4th 2014
In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart. With Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.
To read an excerpt, click here.

lifer beck nicholasLifer by Beck Nicholas
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: December 16th 2014
Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents’ crimes back on Earth. Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: February 10th 2015
After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.
To read an excerpt, click here.

this shattered world amie kaufman meagan spoonerThis Shattered World (Starbound #2) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: December 23rd 2014
Jubilee Chase is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet’s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents. Rebellion is in Flynn’s blood. Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn takes Lee prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn and Lee escape the rebel base together.
To read all 15 excerpts, click here.


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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