What new YA covers hit the web this week? (August 21)


Here is a selection of new YA covers for upcoming books. Check the descriptions below for publishers, release dates and more.

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The Burning World (Warm Bodies #3) by Isaac Marion
Publisher: Atria
Release date: February 7th 2017
Being alive is hard. Being human is harder. But since his recent recovery from death, R is making progress. And then helicopters appear on the horizon. Someone is coming to restore order. To return things to the way they were, the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak.

Dial Em for Murder by Marni Bates
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: November 18th 2016
Sixteen-year-old Emmy Danvers was just trying to write a halfway decent romance novel when a senile old man died right on top of her. Unfortunately for Emmy, the incident wasn’t quite as random as she thought. Not only that, he slipped something into her pocket: a digital tablet containing secrets that others are ready to kill for.

Family Game Night and Other Catastrophes by Mary E. Lambert
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: February 28th 2017
Annabelle Balog’s life is a mess. Literally. Her mother refuses to throw anything away. Life gets even more complicated when Grandma Nora decides to clean house. Now Annabelle, who can usually be found trying to sneak her mother’s collections to the nearest dumpster, must decide if some things are worth saving.

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Firebrand (Alternative Detective #2) by A.J. Hartley
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: June 6th 2017
Once a steeplejack, nowadays Ang assists behind the scenes of Parliament. The latest threat to the city-state: government plans for a secret weapon are stolen and feared to be sold to the rival nation of Grappoli. In order to catch the thief, Ang must pretend to be a foreign princess and infiltrate Elitus.

Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1) by Elly Blake
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 17th 2017
Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class. So when rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their king, she agrees. But Ruby’s powers are unpredictable, and she’s not sure she’s willing to let the rebels use her as their weapon.

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore
Release date: September 6th 2016
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide dives into the nooks and crannies of the beloved wizarding school itself, unfurling everything from details about the Hogwarts ghosts, to what happens when the Sorting Hat can’t decide on a student’s house.

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Keeping Her Secret by Sarah Nicolas
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Release date: August 16th 2016
The last person Riya Johnson expected to run into at her new summer camp is Courtney Chastain—her childhood best friend and the girl who broke her heart after a secret, mind-blowing, life-altering kiss. She definitely didn’t expect to be sharing a bunk bed with her for four long weeks.

The Last Thing You Said by Sara Biren
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: April 4th 2017
Last summer, Lucy’s and Ben’s lives changed in an instant. One moment, they were shyly flirting on a lake raft, finally about to admit their feelings to each other after years of yearning. In the next, Trixie—Lucy’s best friend and Ben’s sister—was gone. Now, a year later, they’re pulled back together.

Midnight Jewel (The Glittering Court #2) by Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: April 25th 2017
A refugee of war, Mira was cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where the conditions were inhospitable at best. In a life-altering twist of fate, she is given the chance to escape once more, and she takes it, joining the Glittering Court.

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Shades of Darkness (Ravenborn #1) by A.R. Kahler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: December 2016
Kaira knows that what happened before, at her old school, wasn’t normal. She knows that what happened to her ex-boyfriend wasn’t natural. She refuses to believe that the recent death on campus, the one that left everyone on edge, has anything to do with her. But just as the past always returns, the truth can never stay hidden for long.

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore
Release date: September 6th 2016
A celebration of the staff at Hogwarts. There’s more to discover about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as another new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war.

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Pottermore
Release date: September 6th 2016
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists explores the darker roots of the wizarding world. You’ll learn more about the troubles that faced the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison and enjoy an entirely new original piece of writing by J.K. Rowling on Horace Slughorn.

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The Takedown by Corrie Wang
Publisher: Freeform Books
Release date: April 11th 2017
A novel set in the near future, in which a popular student’s faked sex tape goes viral.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Speak
Release date: Summer 2016
Macy Queen is looking forward to a long, boring summer. Her boyfriend is going away. She’s stuck with a dull-as-dishwater job and grieving silently with her mother over her father’s recent unexpected death. But everything changes when Macy is corralled into helping out at one of her mother’s open house events, and she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Publisher: Dutton Books
Release date: February 14th 2017
Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left with only her cell phone, wallet, and a plane ticket. No one knows the truth, not even her best friend Mabel, whom Marin has completely shut out. But Mabel is coming to visit and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid for months.

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What Sunny Saw in the Flames (Akata Witch #1) by Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Cassava Republic Press
Release date: September 1st 2016
Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, thirteen-year-old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino. Her eyes are so sensitive to the sun that she has to wait until evening to play football. And she has a special gift: she can see into the future. At school, she soon becomes part of a special quartet with unique powers.

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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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