What new YA covers hit the web this week? (February 22)


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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Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 15th 2015
Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker. Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince.

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 22nd 2015
Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own. As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late.

Catacomb (Asylum #3) by Madeleine Roux
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 1st 2015
Senior year is finally over. After all they’ve been through, Dan, Abby, and Jordan are excited to take one last road trip together, and they’re just not going to think about what will happen when the summer ends. But on their way to visit Jordan’s uncle in New Orleans, the three friends notice that they’re being followed. Then Dan starts receiving messages from someone he didn’t expect to hear from again—someone who died last Halloween.

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Dark Energy by Robison Wells
Release date: TBD
Five days ago, a massive UFO crashed in the Midwest, killing thousands of people. Since then, nothing–or no one–has come out. A shell-shocked country is waiting, glued to televisions and computer screens, for a sign of what the future holds. But when the aliens emerge, they’re nothing like what Alice expected. And only one thing is clear: Nothing will ever be the same again.

Da Vinci’s Tiger by Laura Malone Elliott
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: November 10th 2015
Ginevra de’ Benci longs to take part in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence. But as the daughter of a wealthy family in a society dictated by men, she is expected to limit her creativity to domestic duties. She aches to share her poetry, and to find love. When the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, arrives in Florence, he introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle—a world of thought and conversation she has yearned for. She is instantly attracted to the handsome newcomer, who admires her mind as well as her beauty. Yet Ginevra remains conflicted about his attentions.

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 15th 2015
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. Things have always worked… until Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant.

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The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: June 2nd 2015
In 2013: Sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea of how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her. In 2146: Seventeen-year-old Bridger learns that his by-the-book father went back in time to break the most important rule of time travel—to prevent someone’s murder. And that someone is named Alora. Determined to discover why his father wanted to help a “ghost,” Bridger illegally shifts to 2013 and, along with Alora, races to solve the mystery surrounding her past and her connection to his father.

Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 8th 2015
Ten months after her reoccurring depression landed her in the hospital, Mira is starting over at Saint Francis Prep with her best friend, Sebby. Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who’s been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira’s world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves.

Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 6th 2015
Ashley doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with the way she looks, but she falters when Grandmother offers the one thing she’s always wanted: tuition to attend Harvard University—in exchange for undergoing weight loss surgery. As Ashley grapples with the choice, she feels pressured by her friends, her family, even administrators at school. But what’s a girl to do when the reflection in her mirror seems to bother everyone but her?

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Gathering Deep by Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Flux
Release date: October 8th 2015
When Chloe Sabourin wakes in a dark, New Orleans cemetery with no memory of the previous days, she can hardly believe the story her friends tell her. They say Chloe was possessed by a witch named Thisbe, who had used the darkest magic to keep herself alive for over a century. And they say that Thisbe is Chloe’s own mother. As she struggles with this devastating revelation and tries to rebuilt her life, Chloe wants nothing to do with the magic that corrupted her mother…especially since she feels drawn to it.

Gods of Chaos (Red Magic #2) by Jen McConnel
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: March 31st 2015
Since battling her best friend, Darlena’s grip on Red Magic has been shaky. She heads to Scotland after the Winter Solstice in search of another Red Witch. On a sightseeing excursion with girls from her hostel, Darlena arrives at The Vaults, a mysterious underground city beneath Edinburgh. But there is something there that make Darlena’s instincts go haywire, as she lets loose a defensive burst of Red Magic, putting everyone around her in danger.

The Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy #3) by Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: October 13th 2015
Blurb currently unavailable.

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The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: November 3rd 2015
Sadie Kingston, is a girl living in the aftermath. A year after surviving a car accident that killed her friend Trent and left her body and face scarred, she can’t move forward. The only person who seems to understand her is Trent’s brother, Max. As Sadie begins to fall for Max, she’s unsure if she is truly healed enough to be with him. But when the truth about the accident and subsequent events comes to light, Sadie has to decide if she can embrace the future or if she’ll always be trapped in the past.

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Release date: May 7th 2015
When Faith’s father is found dead under mysterious circumstances, she is determined to untangle the truth from the lies. Searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. A tree that feeds off whispered lies and bears fruit that reveals hidden secrets. The bigger the lie, and the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered.

Light of Day by Allison van Diepen
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: November 24th 2015
Like any other Saturday night, Gabby Perez and her best friend, Maria, are out dancing. But this isn’t just another night. When a mysterious stranger warns Gabby their drinks have been drugged, she hurries Maria home. Sure enough, the next day, Maria can’t remember a thing. Gabby’s shaken by their close call. And she’s not going to stay quiet about it. She opens up the airwaves on her radio show and discovers an even worse truth: the guy who drugged them was going to force them into prostitution. Then Gabby’s friend Bree never makes it home from a party, and Gabby fears the worst.

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Mirrored by Alex Flinn
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 15th 2015
Blurb currently unavailable.

Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: October 13th 2015
Lady Truthful will inherit her family’s most valued heirloom on her eighteenth birthday. Until the Newington Emerald is stolen. Lady Truthful, nicknamed “Newt” discovers that to her horror, the people closest to her have been framed for the theft. But Newt won’t let their reputations be damaged by rumors from a false accusation. Her plan is simple: go to London to recover the missing jewel. Despite her best intentions, a young lady travelling alone is frankly unacceptable behavior. So Newt and her aunt devise another plan…one that entails men’s clothing and a mustache.

One by Sarah Crossan
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release date: September 15th 2015
Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it’s normal to step into the same skirt. To hook their arms around each other for balance. To fall asleep listening to the other breathing. To share. And to keep some things private. The two sixteen-year-old girls have two heads, two hearts, and each has two arms, but at the belly, they join. And they are happy, never wanting to risk the dangerous separation surgery. But the girls’ body is beginning to fight against them. And soon they will have to face the impossible choice they have avoided for their entire lives.

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Reckless Hearts (Wicked Games #2) by Sean Olin
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: November 24th 2015
What do you do if you find yourself fantasizing about kissing your best friend? Before Jake can make his move, a new mysterious guy enters the picture. In Elena’s mind, Harlow is excitement-personified: a rebellious yet kindred spirit who she instantly connected with online. Jake’s gut is telling him that something about Harlow is off, and that Elena is in way over her head, but the more Jake pushes the issue, the more he pushes Elena right into Harlow’s arms – and into a tragedy that neither of them would ever see coming.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: August 27th 2015
What if you’re not the one who’s so often the hero in YA fiction; who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were 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.

Signs Point to Yes
by Sandy Hall
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: October 20th 2015
Jane, a superstitious fangirl, takes an anonymous babysitting job to avoid an unpaid internship with her college-obsessed mom. The only problem? She’s babysitting the siblings of her childhood friend and new crush, Teo. Teo doesn’t dislike Jane, but his best friend Ravi hates her, so Teo’s pretty sure his plans for a peaceful summer are shot. His only hope is that his intermittent search for his birth father will finally pan out and he’ll find a new, less awkward home. Meanwhile, at Jane’s house, her sister Margo wants to come out as bisexual, but she’s terrified of how her parents will react.

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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke (ed.)
Publisher: Dial
Release date: August 18th 2015
A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers. Each story draws from a classic tale to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill.

A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 13th 2015
Emily doesn’t know why she froze. Or why Lucas did too. They could have helped Belinda, and they didn’t. It’s a mistake they’ll both have to live with. Emily and Lucas’s punishment is community service at a center for people with disabilities. People like Belinda. Soon they feel like maybe they’re starting to make a real difference. But when Belinda returns to school, Emily and Lucas have to figure out if they can do anything that will actually help the one person they hurt most.

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: September 22nd 2015
In 1818 Geneva, men built with clockwork parts live hidden away from society, cared for only by illegal mechanics called Shadow Boys. Two years ago, Shadow Boy Alasdair Finch’s life shattered to bits. His brother, Oliver – dead. Heart-broken and desperate, Alasdair does the unthinkable: He brings Oliver back from the dead. But putting back together a broken life is more difficult than mending bones and adding clockwork pieces. Oliver returns more monster than man, and Alasdair’s horror further damages the already troubled relationship.

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Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: September 1st 2015
Westlin Beck is feeling blurry. Maybe she’s missing Elliot, who’s working from dawn to dusk on his dad’s farm and has no time for his girlfriend. Or Trudy? West’s best friend and car-detailing partner ditched her to be a camp counselor. What’s up with that? Maybe it’s her dad who never seems to put their family first. Pastor Beck is Green Lake’s most self-sacrificing clergyman. How does he find time to listen to everyone in town, except for his own daughter?

Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: October 20th 2015
Samantha Donaldson’s family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in their footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a Girl Guide and messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. When Sam is asked to join the famed women’s spy group La Dame Blanche she’s torn. But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes there’s no way she can refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.

Very in Pieces by Megan Frazer Blakemore
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 22nd 2015
Very Sales-Woodruff is done being a good girl. With her mom’s drinking, her dad’s extended absences from home, and her younger sister, Ramona, running wild, the path Very has always seen for herself doesn’t seem to matter anymore. At the same time, Very’s grandmother, a poet known less for her work and more for her exploits with the likes of Andy Warhol and Arthur Miller, is slipping away. If everything else can fall to pieces, why can’t she?

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What Remains by Helene Dunbar
Publisher: Flux
Release date: May 8th 2015
In less than a second two of the things Cal Ryan cares most about–a promising baseball career and Lizzie, one of his best friends–are gone forever. In the hours that follow Cal’s damaged heart is replaced. But his life will never be the same. Everyone expects him to pick up the pieces and move on. But Lizzie is gone, and all that remains for Cal is an overwhelming sense that her death was his fault. And a voice in his head that just…won’t…stop. Cal thought he and his friends could overcome any obstacle. But grief might be the one exception. And that might take a lifetime to accept…

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 22nd 2015
Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house. But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can’t be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same question: Where was Ben when a terrible crime was committed?

The White Rose (The Lone City #2) by Amy Ewing
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: October 6th 2015
Violet is on the run. After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death. So along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude. But no one said leaving the Jewel would be easy.

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Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 6th 2015
The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule the world. To commemorate their Great Victory over Britain and Russia, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler. Yael, who escaped from a death camp, has one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year’s only female victor, Adele Wolfe. But can she bring herself to be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and complete her mission?

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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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