What new YA covers hit the web this week? (February 14)


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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Bad Blood (The Naturals #4) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: TBA
Blurb currently unavailable.

Beast by Brie Spangler
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 11th 2016
Dylan, a burly, hairy loner meets Jamie in a self-harm prevention class. Jamie is gorgeous and — best of all — she isn’t afraid of him. But Jamie has a secret. She’s trans. It shouldn’t matter to anyone, least of all Dylan, and it shouldn’t change his opinion of her, but Jamie worries that it might.

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire #1) by Rosamund Hodge
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 27th 2016
The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.

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Echo of the Witch (Echo #1)
by Jen Wilde
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release date: March 1st 2016
All Echo Freyer wants is to be ordinary. She works in a rundown bookstore in New York City, watches out for her younger sister Wren, and most importantly, always makes it home before sundown. When the Shriekers come out to play, even a witch isn’t safe…

Flashfall by Jenny Moyer
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: November 15th 2016
It is Orion’s duty as a subpar to mine—as it has been for all subpars, ever since the radioactive flash curtain fell, nearly destroying all life. But Orion does not intend to spend the rest of her life down Tunnel 9.

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Dutton
Release date: August 30th 2016
Only three things matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. it’s been almost three years since Father’s disappearance, and Alice is determined to find him.

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Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Release date: September 6th 2016
All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she’s always been. So why does everyone have a problem with it? They think the way she looks and acts means she’s trying to be a boy—that she should quit trying to be something she’s not.

Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: July 5th 2016
Since her best friend Charlotte’s death six months before, Becca has returned to a life of books in order to distance herself. When a class project forces her into the Drama Club, she attracts the attention of not one, but TWO guys onstage and off.

Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: May 31st 2016
Amy and Sonny share everything – even a nemesis named Ryder. So when Ryder emails Amy asking her out, the friends see it as a prank opportunity not to be missed. But without meaning to, Sonny ends up talking to Ryder all night online. And to her horror, she realizes that she might actually ‘like’ him.

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Metaltown by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: September 20th 2016
The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember.

Screaming Down Splitsville by Kayla Bashe
Publisher: Torquere Press
Release date: February 24th 2016
In an alternate 1950s where two groups of people with magical powers fight for dominance, Flip, a young lesbian, thinks her healing powers are completely useless. However, when she lands a solo rescue mission, Flip has a surprising reunion with a woman from her past.

What Light by Jay Asher
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: October 11th 2016
Blurb currently unavailable.

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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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