What new YA covers hit the web this week? (February 19)

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

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: November 7th 2017
On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died. Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Among the Red Stars by Gwen C. Katz
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 3rd 2017
World War II has erupted in Valka’s homeland of Russia, and Valka is determined to help the effort. She’s a pilot—and a good one—so she eagerly joins an all-female bomber regiment. As the war intensifies, though, and those around her fall, Valka must decide how much she is willing to risk to defend the skies she once called home.

Before Now by Norah Olson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: December 26th 2017
The odds were against them, but somehow aspiring astronomer Atty and her troubled boyfriend, Cole, managed to escape their old lives in the rough neighborhoods of Minneapolis. But they don’t get away clean. Eventually the mistakes and betrayals from their pasts catch up to them.

Calling My Name by Liara Tamani
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: October 24th 2017
Taja Brown lives with her parents and older brother and younger sister, in Houston, Texas. Taja has always known what the expectations of her conservative and tightly-knit African American family are—do well in school, go to church every Sunday, no intimacy before marriage. But Taja is trying to keep up with friends as they get their first kisses, first boyfriends, first everythings.

Checkmate (Noughts & Crosses #3) by Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: April 6th 2017
Rose has a Cross mother and a nought father in a society where the pale-skinned noughts are treated as inferiors. Sephy, her mother, has told Rose virtually nothing about her father, but Rose is determined to find out more. And as Rose takes her first steps away from Sephy and into this world, she finds herself drawn inexorably into more and more danger.

The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: November 7th 2017
When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program for troubled teens with potential, he meets Zach, a theater geek whose life seems great on the surface, and Amy, a punk girl who doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her. These new friendships inspire Marcos to open up to his Maesta crew, too, and along the way, Marcos starts to think more about his future.

The Dark Assassin (The Starblade Chronicles #3) by Joseph Delaney
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: September 26th 2017
An assassin lurks in the darkness between earth and oblivion – but who are they, and what is their mission? The people of the County live in fear of the beasts bent on bringing the war to their home. Could the creature that moves in the darkness be the saviour the County seeks?

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: July 25th 2017
Sorina has spent most of her life with the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch. But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.

Double Cross (Noughts & Crosses #4) by Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: April 6th 2017
Tobey wants a better life – for him and his girlfriend Callie Rose. He wants nothing to do with the gangs that rule the world he lives in. But when he’s offered the chance to earn some money just for making a few ‘deliveries’, just this once, would it hurt to say ‘yes’? One small decision can change everything.

Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: November 7th 2017
Matty has heard all the impossible UFO stories for all of his seventeen years: the conspiracy theories, the wild rumors, the crazy belief in life beyond the stars. As a kid, he searched the skies with his dad and studied the constellations. But all that is behind him now. Dad’s gone and Matty’s stuck. But now there is Priya. The self-proclaimed alien girl.

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: October 3rd 2017
When Claudia accidentally eavesdrops on the epic breakup of Paige and Iris, the it-couple at her school, she finds herself in hot water with prickly, difficult Iris. Thrown together against their will in the class production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, along with the goofiest, cutest boy Claudia has ever known, Iris and Claudia are in for an eye-opening senior year.

Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: March 6th 2017
After seven grueling years of captivity in the Garden—a burlesque troupe of slave girls—sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor. But the hostage she randomly chose from the crowd to aid her isn’t one of the emperor’s men—not anymore. He’s the former heir to the throne, who is now leading a rebellion against it.

Good and Gone by Megan Frazer Blakemore
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: November 14th 2017
When Lexi Green’s older brother, Charlie, starts plotting a road trip to find Adrian Wildes, a famous musician who’s been reported missing, she’s beyond confused. Her brother hasn’t said a nice word to her or left the couch since his girlfriend dumped him months ago—but he’ll hop in a car to find some hipster? Concerned at how quickly he seems to be rebounding, Lexi decides to go along for the ride.

Here, There and Everywhere by Julia Durango & Tyler Terrones
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: December 19th 2017
Zeus is pretty sure this is destined to be the worst summer of his life. But then he meets Rose. Zeus can hardly believe that someone like her exists, let alone seems interested in being with him. However, while Zeus is counting down the minutes until he can see her next, Rose is counting down the days until she finds out whether she will be able to leave their small town to pursue her dreams.

Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: November 7th 2017
Despite sending him letters ever since she was thirteen, Taliah Abdallat never thought she’d ever really meet Julian Oliver. But one day, while her mother is out of the country, the famed rock star from Staring Into the Abyss shows up on her doorstep. This makes sense – kinda – because Julian Oliver is Taliah’s father, even though her mother would never admit it to her.

Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer #3) by Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: October 10th 2017
Leah Westfall, her fiancé Jefferson, and her friends have become rich in the California Territory, thanks to Lee’s magical ability to sense precious gold. But their fortune has made them a target, and when a dangerous billionaire sets out to destroy them, Lee and her friends decide they’ve had enough.

Joyride: A Class Novel by Guy Adams
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 3rd 2017
No one can figure out why teenagers are behaving so strangely—and dangerously. Stories of impossible car accidents, random attacks, even cold-blooded murder make Miss Quill’s class sit up and take notice. Then Ram wakes up in a body he doesn’t recognize, and if he doesn’t figure out why, he may well be next.

Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: November 7th
Kat and Meg couldn’t be more different. Kat’s anxiety makes it hard for her to talk to new people. Meg hates being alone, but her ADHD keeps pushing people away. But when the two girls are thrown together for a year-long science project, they discover they do have one thing in common: their obsession with the online gaming star LumberLegs and his hilarious videos.

Knife Edge (Noughts & Crosses #2) by Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: April 6th 2017
Sephy is a Cross, one of the privileged in a society where the ruling Crosses treat the pale-skinned noughts as inferiors. But her baby daughter has a nought father. Jude is a Nought. Eaten up with bitterness, he blames Sephy for the terrible losses his family has suffered. Now Jude’s life rests on a knife edge. Will Sephy be forced, once again, to take sides?

Like Water by Rebecca Podos
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: October 17th 2017
Disillusioned with small-town life and looking for something greater, Leigh is not a “nice girl.” She is unlike anyone Vanni has met, and a friend when Vanni desperately needs one. Soon enough, Leigh is much more than a friend. But caring about another person stirs up the moat Vanni has carefully constructed around herself.

Madness by Zac Brewer
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 19th 2017
Brooke Danvers is only pretending to be fine, until she meets Derek. But when Derek’s feelings for her intensify, Brooke is forced to accept that the same relationship that is bringing out the best in her might be bringing out the worst in Derek—and that Derek at his worst could be capable of real darkness.

The Mind Virus (Unplugged #3) by Donna Freitas
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: December 26th 2017
Skylar Cruz’s heart is shattered. But even though everyone has betrayed her, Skylar was able to negotiate a way to open the door between the Real World and the App World. Now Skylar must help the people who left the virtual world behind as they become refugees in the Real World.

Neighborhood Girls by Jessie Ann Foley
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 12th 2017
When Wendy Boychuck’s father, a Chicago cop, was escorted from their property in handcuffs for his shady criminal practices, she knew her life would never be the same. If that wasn’t bad enough, she gets jumped walking home from a party one night. Wendy quickly realizes that in order to survive her father’s reputation, she’ll have to make one for herself.

Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses #1) by Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: April 6th 2017
Sephy is a Cross – a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a nought – a ‘colourless’ member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood. Against a background of prejudice, distrust and mounting terrorist violence, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum – a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger.

Omega (The Infinity Division #2) by Jus Accardo
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: August 1st 2017
One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson. Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori.

One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) by Kendare Blake
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 19th 2017
With the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before.

Release by Patrick Ness
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 19th 2017
Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father that changes everything. It’s a day of confrontation, running, sex, love, heartbreak, and maybe, just maybe, hope. He won’t come out of it unchanged.

Ringer (Replica #2) by Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 3rd 2017
After discovering the uncomfortable truth about her connection to the Haven Institute, Gemma struggles to return to her normal life. But when she learns that her controlling and powerful father has new plans for Lyra and Caelum, Gemma and her boyfriend, Pete, leave in the middle of the night to warn them of the danger they face.

Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things by Betsy Aldredge and Carrie DuBois-Shaw
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: August 4th 2017
Samantha Berger is pretty sure most nice Jewish girls don’t have parents who force them to search for Bigfoot, especially on national T.V. Just when Sam thinks she couldn’t be more humiliated, she meets the competition: a team of snobby anthropology students from Netherfield Academy who are set on wiping the floor with her “Squatch” loving family.

Shadow Girl by Liana Liu
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: December 19th 2017
The house on Arrow Island is full of mystery. Yet when Mei arrives, she can’t help feeling relieved. She’s happy to spend the summer in an actual mansion tutoring a rich man’s daughter if it means a break from her normal life. What Mei doesn’t know is that something is very wrong in the Morison household.

Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: September 19th 2017
Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing set during the era of Prohibition in the glamourous 1920s.

Three Sides of a Heart by Natalie C. Parker
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: December 19th 2017
This anthology explores the myriad tragic, frustrating, humorous possibilities of the teen love triangle, and features 15 new stories.

Top Ten by Katie Cotugno
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: October 3rd 2017
Ryan McCullough and Gabby Hart are the unlikeliest of friends, but against all odds, they became each other’s favorite person. Now, as they face high school graduation, they can’t help but take a moment to reminisce and, in their signature tradition, make a top ten list—counting down the top ten moments of their friendship.

War of the Cards (Queen of Hearts #3) by Colleen Oakes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: December 26th 2017
Dinah has lost everyone she ever loved. Her brother was brutally murdered. The wicked man she believed was her father betrayed her. Her loyal subjects have been devastated by war. And the boy she gave her heart to broke it completely. Now a dark queen has risen out of the ashes of her former life.

The Way It Hurts by Patty Blount
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: August 1st 2017
Kristen dreams of a career on stage. The applause and the attention only encourage her to work harder. Elijah can’t take his eyes off of Kristen. He captures her in costume and posts the image and a provocative comment online. It goes viral, and the consequences are bigger than they could ever have imagined when the threats don’t stay online…they follow them into real life.

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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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