What new YA covers hit the web this week? (August 23)


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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Blood and Water by Briana Morgan
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: TBD
Jay Harris lives in a world struck down by a deadly virus. His parents are dead, along with half the planet. When Jay’s sister Maia falls ill, he must find a cure before he loses her, too. But unbeknownst to Maia, Jay is also sick… and he’s running out of time to save them both.

Brazen (Gilded #3) by Christina Farley
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: September 29th 2015
Jae Hwa Lee spent her sixteenth year in Seoul, trying to destroy the evil immortals who had been torturing her family for centuries. The last thing she expected was to be forced to become their assassin. When Kud sends Jae to find and steal the powerful Black Turtle orb, Jae sees an opportunity to break free and defeat Kud once and for all.

Cruel Crown: A Red Queen Novella by Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: January 5th 2016
Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lay ahead for her in royal life.

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Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: November 10th 2015
Ginevra de’ Benci is trapped in an arranged marriage, but longs to take part in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence. Posing for a young painter, Leonardo da Vinci, inspires an intimate connection between them—one Ginevra can only begin to understand. Ginevra faces many temptations to discover her voice, artistic companionship, and a love that defies categorization.

Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 3rd 2016
John “Smoke” Conlan is serving time in a dangerous juvenile rehabilitation center for two murders but he wasn’t the one who murdered his English teacher, and he never intended to kill the only other witness to the crime. But Smoke is not in constant imprisonment; he has the ability to shed his physical body at will and meets Pink, a tough, resourceful girl who is sees him for who he truly is and wants to help him clear his name.

The Mark of Noba (The Sterling Wayfairer Series #1) by G.L. Tomas
Publisher: Rebellious Valkyrie Press
Release date: August 12th 2015
Sterling Wayfairer has one goal for his senior year: make his mark. But Sterling starts losing time, and it all seems to center around Tetra, a girl no one else seems to notice but him. When he finally tracks her down for answers, they aren’t what he expects: He and Tetra hail from a world called Noba, and they’re being hunted by a Naga, a malevolent shapeshifter that’s marked them for destruction.

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On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: May 17th 2016
January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. A generation ship is scheduled to leave Earth behind to colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But everyone on the ship has been chosen because of their usefulness. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister?

The Siren by Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: January 26th 2016
Years ago, Kahlen was rescued from drowning by the Ocean. To repay her debt, she has served as a Siren ever since, using her voice to lure countless strangers to their deaths. Falling in love with a human breaks the Ocean’s rules. But for the first time in a lifetime of following the rules, Kahlen is determined to follow her heart.

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 8th 2015
Dai, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be invisible….

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Wax by Gina Damico
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 2nd 2016
Paraffin, Vermont, is known the world over as home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. But behind the sunny retail space bursting with overwhelming scents and homemade fudge, seventeen-year-old Poppy Palladino discovers something dark and unsettling: a back room filled with dozens of startlingly life-like wax sculptures, crafted by one very strange old lady.

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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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