I came across some great excerpts today for books I’m really excited about, so of course sharing them here is a must-do!
First up is the prequel to The Maze Runner trilogy, The Kill Order by James Dashner. The excerpt is on EW.com, so you’ll have to click here and head on over to read it, but it’s 34 pages long, which is great. They’re also showing the book trailer (though at the time of this posting it’s temporarily down and says check back soon!).
What’s The Kill Order about? Here’s the summary on Amazon:
The prequel to the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series.
Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease.
Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next.
Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees.
Mark and Trina are convinced there’s a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they’re determined to find it—if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you’re worth more dead than alive.
The Kill Order hits shelves on August 14th.
Next up is another excerpt on EW.com, for the next book in the Lorien Legacies series, The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore. This is a huge excerpt of five chapters, enough to definitely get the appetite going! Click here to head on over and check it out.
Unfamiliar with this fun series? Start with I Am Number Four. For those of you who are familiar, here’s what amazon has to say about this upcoming book:
Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I’d been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.
Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others. . . .
I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we’re looking for the others—including John.
But so are they.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They caught me in New York—but I escaped.
I am Number Six.
They want to finish what they started.
But they’ll have to fight us first.
The Rise of Nine is going to be released on August 21.