What new YA covers hit the web this week? (July 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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Banished (Forbidden #2) by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: February 2nd 2016
After spending months traveling the harsh, unforgiving Mesopotamian desert, Jayden reunites with a broken, injured Kadesh. Although everyone was convinced the violent and unpredictable Horeb, Jayden’s betrothed, killed the handsome prince, Jayden knew in her heart that her love was alive and safe. But their reunion is short-lived, as they learn Horeb is on their trail and determined to take back the girl he has claimed.

Black Heart, Red Ruby (Wicked Jewel #1) by Teresa Yea
Publisher: Broken E Publishing
Release date: June 30th 2015
Ava Nolan grew up in the shadow of her father’s obsession with macabre artifacts. The missing prize in his collection: a ruby with the power to resurrect the dead. Ava sets out to recover the ruby but life as an amateur relic hunter is not without its share of emergency room visits. And nearly plummeting to her death doesn’t terrify Ava half as much as her uncle, a gentleman grave robber with a vendetta against her father and sinister plans for the ruby.

The Darkest Corners
by Kara Thomas
Publisher: Delacorte
Release date: April 19th 2016
There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them. But ever since she left, Tessa’s had questions. Only the closer Tessa gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer–and this time, it won’t be as easy to run away.

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The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
Publisher: Viking
Release date: February 2nd 2016
Elodie Buchanan is the eldest of ten sisters living in a small English market town in 1861. The girls’ father is a plant hunter, usually off adventuring through the jungles of China. Then disaster strikes: Mr. Buchanan fails to collect an extremely rare and valuable orchid. Elodie’s father has one last chance to return to China, find the orchid, and save the family–and Elodie is going with him.

The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: June 14th 2015
When Graham learns that the creator of Roxy’s favorite comic, The Althena Chronicles, is making a rare appearance at this year’s New York Comic Con, he knows he must score tickets. And the event inspires Graham to come up with the perfect plan to tell Roxy how he really feels about her. He’s got three days to woo his best friend at the coolest, kookiest con full of superheroes and supervillains. But no one at a comic book convention is who they appear to be…even Roxy. And Graham is starting to realize fictional love stories are way less complicated than real-life ones.

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Puffin
Release date: October 6th 2015
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: Philomel
Release date: February 9th 2016
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Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: 2016
Hadley St. Clair’s life changed the day she came home to a front door covered in slips of paper, each of them shouting the ugly truth about her father and his year-long affair. Now, Hadley knows how to handle herself – trust no one and feel nothing. Then she meets Sam, the new boy with a broken family. But Sam has a secret that could ruin everything; a secret he’s been keeping since the day somebody taped dozens of papers to the St. Clair’s front door.

The V Word by Amber J. Keyser
Publisher: Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster
Release date: February 2nd 2016
The V-Word pulls back the sheets on sex. Queer and straight. Relished and regretted. Funny and exhilarating. The seventeen women in this book (including Christa Desir, Justina Ireland, Sara Ryan, Carrie Mesrobian, Erica Lorraine Scheidt, and Jamia Wilson) write non-fiction essays about first-time sex—hot, meaningful, cringe-worthy, gross, forgettable, magnificent, empowering, and transformative.

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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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