Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Fall/Winter: Exclusive Excerpts from Forthcoming Titles by Kwame Alexander, Jen Lancaster, Marie Lu, Marieke Nijkamp and More

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Our seventh edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being at BookExpo. Join publishing insiders to be among the first to sample the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication. Librarians, booksellers, bloggers and reviewers rely on Buzz Books to survey breakout titles on the horizon, and now regular book lovers get the same insider-access. These substantial pre-publication excerpts reflect a broad spectrum of today’s young adult writing, from fantasy and romance to science fiction and humor. You will discover debut writers to put on your radar, while enjoying early samples from some of the biggest authors in the field. Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander offers Solo, a YA novel written in poetic verse, while #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu of the Legend series introduces a sci-fi thriller. Multi-New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster’s YA debut features a seemingly perfect small town that is rocked when one student’s suicide becomes a suicide clusters. Debuts include a fantasy about time (Everless), sci-fi romance (Your One &Only), and a feminist reimagining of the Snow White fairytale (Girls Made of Snow and Glass). Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like this: Buzz Books are just like a box of chocolates, you open it and you can smell the wonderful aroma and they all look so good that you don’t know which one to pick. My advice: pick them all. All the excerpts in this volume will appeal to many types of readers. There’s fantasy, love, hatred, fights, and even comics. Then spread the word: your friends and family can download this free edition of Buzz Books at any major ebookstore or at buzz.publishersmarketplace.com. For broader reading, check out Buzz Books 2017: Fall/Winter, also available now, for 40 excerpts from top forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction titles.
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May 16, 2017
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215
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9780998664217
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English
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Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Literary Collections / General
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It is to this last class that most of the fifty stories contained in the present volume belong. As a matter of course, some of these stories are better known, and therefore more famous, than others. Some have a slight historical value; some are useful as giving point to certain great moral truths; others are products solely of the fancy, and are intended only to amuse. Some are derived from very ancient sources, and are current in the literature of many lands; some have come to us through the ballads and folk tales of the English people; a few are of quite recent origin; nearly all are the subjects of frequent allusions in poetry and prose and in the conversation of educated people. Care has been taken to exclude everything that is not strictly within the limits of probability; hence there is here no trespassing upon the domain of the fairy tale, the fable, or the myth.

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Acknowledgments are due to Mrs. Charles A. Lane, by whom eight or ten of the stories were suggested.

Book 5
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