What new YA covers hit the web this week? (August 9)


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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Crush by Eve Ainsworth
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: TBA
Blurb currently unavailable.

Exit, Pursued By a Bear by E.K. Johnston
Publisher: Dutton
Release date: March 15th 2016
Exit, Pursued by a Bear, riffs on Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, reimagining the character of the queen who becomes a statue as a devastatingly popular cheerleader who refuses to become a cautionary tale after she’s sexually assaulted.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: August 13th 2015
Harry Potter can’t wait for his holidays with the dire Dursleys to end. But a small, self-punishing house-elf warns Harry of mortal danger awaiting him at Hogwarts. Returning to the castle nevertheless, Harry hears a rumour about a Chamber of Secrets, holding unknown horrors.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: August 13th 2015
In this dramatic conclusion to the Harry Potter series, Harry must leave his most loyal friends behind, and in a final perilous journey find the strength and the will to face his terrifying destiny: a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: August 13th 2015
Back at Hogwarts for his fourth year, Harry is astonished to be chosen by the Goblet of Fire to represent the school in the Triwizard Tournament. The competition is dangerous, the tasks terrifying – especially when the darkest forces are on the rise.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: August 13th 2015
In his sixth year, the names Black, Malfoy, Lestrange and Snape will haunt Harry with shades of trust and treachery as he discovers the secret behind the mysterious Half-Blood Prince – and Dumbledore prepares him to face his own terrifying destiny.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: August 13th 2015
Dumbledore is regrouping the Order of the Phoenix – a secret society first formed years ago to fight Voldemort. But the Ministry of Magic is against the Order, lies are being spread by the wizards’ tabloid, the Daily Prophet, and Harry fears that he may have to take on this battle against evil alone.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: August 13th 2015
Strange things always seem to happen when Harry Potter is around. It’s only when a letter arrives, delivered by a shaggy giant of a man called Hagrid, that Harry learns the truth that will transform his entire future: his parents were killed by the evil Lord Voldemort, and he, Harry, is a wizard.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: August 13th 2015
Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, but his hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison.

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The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Release date: August 17th 2015
Henry Jekyll was a brilliant doctor, a passionate idealist who aimed to free mankind of selfishness and vice. He’s also the man who carelessly created a race of monsters. It’s 1903, and London has been quarantined for thirteen years.

Kiss Kill Love Him Still by Jamie Blair & Dawn Rae Miller
Publisher: Self-Published
Release date: November 10th 2015
Jackson Landis kept secrets. But now he’s dead, and no one knows how or why. Especially not the four girls whose secrets he protected. Secrets so scandalous they could cause each girl to lose something valuable. Secrets so dark, someone may have killed for them.

The Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton
Publisher: Philomel
Release date: April 26th 2016
Fain hasn’t always been lonely. Her family used to be close; she used to have good friends. But as circumstances—and people—changed, Fain was left behind. That’s when the monsters appeared.

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Look Both Ways by Alison Cherry
Publisher: Delacorte
Release date: June 14th 2016
A summer away from the city is the beginning of everything for Brooklyn Shepard. Brooklyn immediately hits it off with her roommate, Zoe, and soon their friendship turns into something more. She’s happier than she’s ever been—but is it because of her new relationship? Or is it because she’s finally discovering who she wants to be?

Paint My Body Red by Heidi R. Kling
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: November 2nd 2015
With the rash of suicides at my school, I’ve been shipped off to my dad’s Wyoming ranch for “my own safety.” My mom worries I’ll be next—another depressed teenager whose blood will end up on the train tracks. But she doesn’t know my secrets…or what I did.

Queen (The Blackcoat Rebellion #3) by Aimee Carter
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: November 24th 2015
To defeat the corrupt government, Kitty must expose Daxton’s secret. Securing evidence will put others in jeopardy, including the boy she’s loved forever and an ally she barely trusts. For months, Kitty’s survival has hinged on playing a part. Now she must discover who she truly wants to be.

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Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release date: February 4th 2016
Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route.

Sisters of Salt and Iron (Sisters of Blood and Spirit #2) by Kady Cross
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: March 30th 2016
As Halloween approaches, twin sisters Lark, who is alive, and Wren, a tethered spirit, find themselves drifting apart. While Lark is happy with new boyfriend Ben, Wren is still hurting over her own still-alive-and-kicking love-interest, Kevin, who may or may not have kissed another girl.

Touching Fate by Brenda Drake
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: October 12th 2015
Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been a ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn’t. Aster discovers she has a very unscientific gift—with a simple touch of the cards, she can change a person’s fate.

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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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