What new YA covers hit the web this week? (August 30)


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

em and em lisa budzinski flamecaster cinda williams chima the steep and thorny way cat winters

Em and Em by Lisa Budzinski
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release date: October 27th 2015
The last thing sixteen-year-old Emily wants is to move away from her home, gorgeous surfer boyfriend Zach, and her entire identity. But that’s kind of how Witness Protection works, and Em must prepare herself for an epic do-over as she starts a new life in the Midwest.

Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: April 19th 2015
Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now Ash is closer than he’s ever been to killing the man responsible. As a healer, can Ash use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: March 8th 2015
1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred. Now her father’s killer claims that Hanalee’s father wasn’t killed by a car accident at all, but was poisoned. The only way for Hanalee to get the answers she needs is to ask her father, a “haint” wandering the roads at night.

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The Telling by Alexandra Sirowy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 8th 2016
Before, Lana’s life was quiet. After has Lana boldly kissing her crush, jumping into the water from too high up, and living with nerve and mischief. But after also has horrors, deaths that only make sense in fairy tales, and terrors from a past Lana thought long forgotten: Love, blood, and murder.

A Tyranny of Petticoats: An Anthology by Jessica Spotswood (ed.)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: April 12th 2016
Criss-cross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course.

Ward Against Destruction (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer #4) by Melanie Card
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: October 5th 2015
Assassin Celia Carlyle learns she is the only one who can protect Ward from disaster. She loves him–she wants to help him, but no one can tell her how to save him from himself. And the confusing voices in her head scream to let him go. But Ward’s dark trials keep mounting.

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The Words We Thought Were True (Cozenage #2) by Jessica L. Brooks
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: February 15th 2016
Logan Brigone is tired of Mercy Cove. Tired of the flyers, the billboards, the rallies, the continual IF talk. Why does everyone accept what Medieval Medical says without giving it a second thought? How has the Double M ever earned their trust?

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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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