What new YA covers hit the web this week? (April 12)


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 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare by M.G. Buehrlen
Publisher: Diversion Books
Release date: April 14th 2015
Alex Wayfare meets Porter, a stranger who seems to know more about her than she knows about herself, and learns the truth: she is a Descender, capable of traveling back in time to her fifty-six past lives by accessing Limbo, the space between Life and Afterlife. But the more Alex descends, the more it becomes apparent that someone doesn’t want Alex to travel again. Ever. And will stop at nothing to make sure her current life, her fifty- seventh, is her last.

The Almost King (Take Back the Skies #2) by Lucy Saxon
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: June 4th 2015
Aleks wants more than a life in his father’s shop. So when he hears his parents worrying about money, he decides to save them the cost of his keep by running away. Aleks joins the army—but when that doesn’t answer his problems, he breaks the law and deserts. Wanted and alone, he heads north, where he stumbles into love, adventure, and a skyship he might be able to call home… if he can evade the soldiers pursuing him.

The Anatomy of Curiosity by Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff & Tessa Gratton
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Release date: October 1st 2015
In an unassuming corner of Brooklyn, a young woman learns to be ladylike, to love context, and to speak her mind from a very curious sort of tutor. In a faraway land convulsed by war, a young soldier hears the desert’s curious hum as he disarms bombs with the person he doesn’t know how to love. In a place so shriveled by drought that any drowning is a curiosity, a young writer tries again and again to tread water beneath the surface of a vast and unusual sea.

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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Release date: April 28th 2015
When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy. Elias is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

Ashes in the Sky (Fire in the Woods #2) by Jennifer M. Eaton
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: September 1st 2015
After inadvertently saving the world, eighteen-year-old Jessica Martinez is ready to put adventure behind her and settle back into the familiar routine of high school. Though when she’s offered an opportunity to photograph the inside of an alien space ship, Jess jumps at the chance. After all, she’d be crazy to turn something like that down, right?

Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: TBD
Dez wasn’t just Jasmine’s crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining the balance between good and evil. He was her everything…right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. And now he’s back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn’t taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust.

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Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: July 28th 2015
Torn between two worlds and two different boys, Layla has no certainties, least of all survival, especially when an old bargain comes back to haunt them all. But sometimes, when secrets are everywhere and the truth seems unknowable, you have to listen to your heart, pick a side—and then fight like hell…

The Game of Lives (The Mortality Doctrine #3) by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: November 17th 2015
Michael used to live to game, but the games he was playing have become all too real. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine—Kaine’s master plan—has nearly been realized, and little by little the line separating the virtual from the real is blurring. It looks like Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box.

The Girl Who Fell by S.M. Parker
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: March 1st 2016
Zephyr Doyle is focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College. Enter the new boy in school. He’s cute, charming, and Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.

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A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release date: August 4th 2015
Sixteen-year-old Beckan and her friends are the only fairies brave enough to stay in Ferrum when war breaks out. Now there is tension between the immortal fairies, the subterranean gnomes, and the mysterious tightropers who arrived to liberate the fairies. But when Beckan’s clan is forced to venture into the gnome underworld to survive, they find themselves tentatively forming unlikely friendships and making sacrifices they couldn’t have imagined.

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 20th 2015
This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: October 2015
RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll. But in her quest for mortality, she becomes a pawn in a power struggle between an overzealous archangel and Death Himself. The tribunal presents her with two options: she can remain in the lobby, where souls wait to be processed, until her original lifeline expires, or she can replay three moments in her life in an effort to make choices that will result in a future deemed worthy of being saved.

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The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials: Collector’s Edition (The Maze Runner #1 & #2) by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: April 14th 2015
Get lost in the thrilling action and twisting plotlines of James Dashner’s #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series. Read the first two books—The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials—discover lost files from the offices of WICKED, and learn forgotten Glader memories in this collectible edition.

Night Owls
by Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: September 2015
Meeting Jack on the Owl – San Francisco’s night bus – turns Beatrix’s world upside down. Jack is charming, wildly attractive…and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight rides and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who this enigmatic boy really is. But Jack is hiding much more – and can she uncover the truth that leaves him so wounded?

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 10th 2015
What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

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The Scorch Trials: Official Graphic Novel Prelude by Jackson Lanzing & Collin P Kelly (eds.)
Publisher: KaBOOM!
Release date: June 24th 2015
Explore how the terrifying W.C.K.D. came to be, and how the very first Maze was designed. Discover what it takes to survive in a post-Flare world, against the violent Cranks that have begun to take over humanity, only to learn that the Glade may not be the only Maze W.C.K.D. was running. Featuring an introduction from Dashner himself, this collection of all new short stories reveals the hidden histories of your favorite Gladers, including Aris, Ava Paige, and Mary Cooper.

Starflight by Melissa Landers
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: February 2nd 2016
Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith. When Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest.

Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: TBD
Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

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Sublime by Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 27th 2015
When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him. Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is

This Ordinary Life by Jennifer Walkup
Publisher: Luminis
Release date: October 1st 2015
High-school radio host Jasmine Torres’s life is full of family dysfunction, but if she can score the internship of her dreams with a New York City radio station, she knows she can turn things around. That is, until her brother Danny’s latest seizure forces her to miss the interview. Jasmine can’t control everything. Not who wins the internship, not her mother’s addiction, not her brother’s health–not even where her heart will lead her. She wishes she could just have an ordinary life, but maybe what she already has is pretty extraordinary after all.

Traffick (Tricks #2) by Ellen Hopkins
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: November 3rd 2015
Five teenagers victimised by sex trafficking are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out? How these five face the aftermath of their decisions and experiences is the soul of this story that exposes the dark, ferocious underbelly of the child trafficking trade. Heartwrenching and hopeful, Traffick takes us on five separate but intertwined journeys through the painful challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and renewal to forgiveness and love. All the way home.

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Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
Publisher: Tor
Release date: January 2016
In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well. Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.

White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: TBD
Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses. Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in. But when Layla discovers she’s the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family.

Your Voice Is All I Hear by Leah Scheier
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Release date: September 1st 2015
April won’t let Jonah go without a fight. He’s her boyfriend—her best friend. She’ll do anything to keep him safe. But as Jonah slips into a dark depression, trying to escape the traumatic past that haunts him, April is torn. To protect Jonah, she risks losing everything: family, friends, an opportunity to attend a prestigious music school. How much must she sacrifice? And will her voice be loud enough to drown out the dissenters—and the ones in his head?

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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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