Read excerpts from new YA books! (June 20)


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

The Empress (The Diabolic #2) by S.J. Kincaid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 31st 2017
Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be given worth and recognition, where science and information can be shared with everyone and not just the elite. But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and change isn’t always welcome. The Grandiloquy won’t rest until the teen Emperor and Empress are stopped.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 6th 2017
What is a hero? Sean Raynes, the young man who exposed America’s unconstitutional spying techniques, is a hero. And Paige’s journalist parents, who were captured by terrorists. Paige is approached by Madden Carter, an undercover operative who gives her a mission: fly to Russia, find Raynes, and discover what other government secrets he’s stockpiled. In exchange, he’ll reopen the case on her missing parents.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Midnight At the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 13th 2017
Kansas, 2065. Adri has secured a slot as a Colonist—one of the lucky few handpicked to live on Mars. Oklahoma, 1934. Catherine longs for the immortality promised by a professor at a traveling show called the Electric. England, 1919. In the recovery following the First World War, Lenore struggles with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier. While their stories spans thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: June 13th 2017
Kate Harker isn’t afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she’s good at it. August Flynn once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost. The war has begun. The monsters are winning. Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons. Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?
To read an excerpt, click here.

The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar & Michelle Schusterman
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: April 2018
Fan conventions are all about celebrating your interests… so what happens when your friends don’t quite share yours? That’s what three teenage girls attending three very different fan conventions must deal with in The Pros of Cons when they are forced to share close quarters in their overbooked hotel, which is hosting a taxidermy championship, a drumming competition, and a fanfiction convention.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World by Sarah Prager
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: May 23rd 2017
World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals—and you’ve never heard of many of them. Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms.

To read an excerpt, click here.

Shadowsong (Wintersong #2) by S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release date: January 30th 2018
It’s been six months since Liesl left the Goblin King and returned to the world above. Now that she’s back, she’s determined to further her brother’s music career — and her own. But there’s something wrong with Josef; he’s cold, distant, and withdrawn. And to make matters worse, Liesl hasn’t been able to forget the Goblin King… or the music he inspired. But then, troubling signs begin to indicate that the barrier between her world and the Underground is crumbling.
To read an excerpt, click here.

Wicked Like a Wildfire (Hibiscus Daughter #1) by Lana Popović‏
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: August 15th 2017
All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret and above all, they are forbidden from falling in love. But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them.
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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