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Sneak Peeks!

Here’s another round up of some sneak peeks inside upcoming Teen fiction books:

Garth Nix’s A Confusion of Princes just hit bookshelves this month.  If you are still waiting to get your hands on a copy of Nix’s latest book, a pure sci-fi read with space wars and dangerous aliens, then click here to read the first few chapters of the book!

Click here to download the first five chapters of the new book Shadow and Bone by Leigh BardugoShadow and Bone won’t hit bookshelves until June 5, and it sounds like a pretty interesting read: In a Russian fantasy setting a young woman in the army, Alina, discovers that she has a rare magical power and is taken into The Grishna, an order of magic users where she may  be the only one that can save the nation.

If you want a sampler of some really good reads for the summer, then click here to check out Harper Teen’s Story Crush Teen Sampler.  In it you will find a sample of six different stories: The Carrie Diaries, Before I Fall, Kiss, Crush, Collide, Slide, Ruthless, and The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers.  This is really a great way to test out a book before you commit to reading the entire thing!

Read the first chapter of The City of Lost Souls!

City of Lost Souls book coverAnticipating the release of Cassandra Clare’s fifth book in the Immortal Instruments series?  If you can’t wait until May 8, then click here to read the first chapter!  On her website (and on other websites) Cassandra Clare is releasing six parts of her new book, The City of Lost Souls.  Get started by reading the first chapter:

Click here to hear an audio excerpt of The City of Lost Souls.

Cover Appeal

YA Highway, a fun blog to check out that is written by a bunch of YA authors, just recently posted about teen novels whose covers look like celebrities.  Here are a few examples:

Vampire Academy
by Richelle MeadLook-a-like: Angelina Jolie

by Lauren DeStefanoLook-a-like: Mandy Moore
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The Name of the Star
by Maureen JohnsonLook-a-like: Ashton Kutcher

Click here to visit the original blog post by YA Highway, and you can click on the titles above to find them in the Library!  Also, you can browse the Teen fiction shelves in the Teen Zone to see if you can find your own celebrity look-a-like covers!