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


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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Drift & Dagger by Kendall Kulper
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 8th 2015
As a boy in the late nineteenth century, Mal’s only friend was Essie, daughter of the Roe witch, and it was she who discovered that he is a “blank,” not affected by magic, setting him on a career as a con artist, traveling the globe in search of a legendary magical dagger that can steal a witch’s power.

It’s Just a Jump to the Left by Libba Bray
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 12th 2015
Best friends Agnes and Leta have a Friday night ritual. They spend an hour trying on different lipsticks, experimenting with eyeliner, and torturing their hair before they head off to the Cineplex for the midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. That was always the routine, until Agnes started dating Roger, and left Leta behind. But between Leta’s awkward first kiss; her crush on Tom, the cute guy at the movie theater; and her absentee dad, everything feels so out of control–she could really use her best friend right now. Can Agnes and Leta find their way to a new and better friendship?

Nothing but Shadows (Tales from Shadowhunter Academy #4) by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: May 19th 2015
Simon challenges the setup of the Shadowhunter Academy and in doing so learns the story of James Herondale and Matthew Fairchild and the unusual way that they became friends and parabatai.

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Rise (Paper Gods #2.5) by Amanda Sun
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: May 1st 2015
A long, long time ago, before the world was as we know it, Izanami and Izanagi came into being. Two of the first of the ancient gods of Japan, they crafted the world from ink and their own imaginations. Izanagi wants, more than anything, to be with Izanami—but one moment of pride could tear them apart forever.

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 11th 2015
Avery Roe wants only to claim her birthright as the witch of Prince Island and to make the charms that have kept the island’s sailors safe at sea for generations, but instead she is held prisoner by her mother in a magic-free life of proper manners and respectability. Avery thinks escape is just a matter of time, but when she has a harrowing nightmare, she can see what it means: She will be killed. She will be murdered. And she’s never been wrong before.

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: October 6th 2015
Greta Gustafsen Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the Pan-Polar Confederation, is the pride of the North American Prefecture. Learned and disciplined, Greta is proud of her role in keeping the global peace — even though, with her country controlling two-thirds of the world’s most war-worthy resource — water — she has little chance of reaching adulthood alive.

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Shades of Darkness (Ravenborn #1) by Alex Kahler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: March 2016
Islington Arts Academy is not an average high school. Even if Kaira didn’t cause the first death at Islington, or the second, or the third, she has the ability to find out who did. She has the obligation to stop whatever is coming to campus. To end the darkness that is falling with the same snow that once blanketed the woods in beauty. But to embrace this power—to relinquish herself to the ancient entity that has been lurking in the corners of her mind–is to let go of her humanity.

Smoked (Scorched #3) by Mari Mancusi
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Release date: September 1st 2015
When Team Dragon rescues Emmy from the government lab, they think the future is finally safe. But they soon discover that Emmy has a secret–a secret so dangerous it could trigger the very apocalypse Connor and Caleb were sent back in time to prevent. As a dragon hunter, Connor has committed his life to saving the world. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do to complete his mission… even if it meant betraying his brother and losing Trinity’s heart.

Tor Maddox: Unleashed (Tor Maddox #1) by Liz Coley
Publisher: LCTeen
Release date: May 1st 2015
When sixteen-year old Torrance Olivia Maddox, self-confessed news junkie, figures out that the mysterious and deadly New Flu is being spread by dogs, she has one question—if the danger is that obvious to her, why hasn’t the government revealed the truth and taken action? Her search for the answer will take her farther than she ever imagined.

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Until Friday Night (The Field Party #1) by Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: August 25th 2015
While West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer. He knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

The Whitechapel Fiend (Tales from Shadowhunter Academy #3) by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: April 21st 2015
Simon learns the truth behind the Jack the Ripper murders—“Jack” was stopped by Will Herondale, his former parabatai, and his institute of Victorian Shadowhunters.

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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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