What new YA covers hit the web this week? (June 28)

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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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Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 2nd 2016
In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames.

Away We Go by Emil Ostrovski
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: February 2nd 2016
Westing is not your typical school. For starters, you have to have one very important quality in order to be admitted—you have to be dying. Every student at Westing has been diagnosed with PPV, or the Peter Pan Virus. No one is expected to live to graduation.

Behold the Bones by Natalie C. Parker
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 23rd 2016
In Sticks, Louisiana, the King family arrives like a hurricane. As Candy tries to figure out why the Kings are really in town and why the swamp seems to be invading every crack in her logical, cynical mind, she stumbles across the one piece of swamp lore she didn’t know. It’s a tale that’s more truth than myth, and may have all the answers… and its roots are in Candy’s own family tree.

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Bluescreen (Mirador #1) by Dan Wells
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 16th 2016
Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. When Los Angeles teen Marisa learns of Bluescreen—a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni, Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy.

Burn (Four Sisters #2) by Elissa Sussman
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: January 19th 2016
After helping to rescue Princess Aislynn, Elanor has finally rejoined the rebel camp she calls home. Elanor now wants nothing more than to see the queen removed from power. But Elanor has secrets, mistakes she’s spent years trying to forget, and the closer the rebels get to the throne, the harder it is for Elanor to keep her past hidden away.

Burning Glass (Burning Glass #1) by Kathryn Purdie
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: March 1st 2016
Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.

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Cam Girl by Leah Raeder
Publisher: Atria Books
Release date: November 3rd 2015
Vada Bergen has two things she loves most: her art, and her best friend Ellis Carraway. Elle and Vada have a friendship so consuming it’s hard to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. It’s intense. It’s a little codependent. And nothing can tear them apart. Until an accident on an icy winter road changes everything.

The Capture (The Prey #2) by Tom Isbell
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: January 19th 2016
Blurb currently unavailable.

The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us #1) by Maggie Hall
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: January 13th 2015
Avery West’s newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead.

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Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 26th 2016
There’s a reason they say “be careful what you wish for.” Lennie learns too late-after she brings some of her uncles’ moonshine to a party and toasts to dozens of wishes, including a big wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was abducted and murdered six months ago. Lennie always thought her uncles’ moonshine toast was just a tradition. As it turns out, it grants wishes.

Dreamology by Lucy Keating
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 12th 2016
For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams—and only her dreams. Because he doesn’t exist. But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is.

A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: March 15th 2016
Five gifted teenagers fly to France and help with the excavation of a vast, underground palace buried a hundred feet below the suburbs of Paris. But during the excavation a brutal accident occurs. Caught in the dark, they will have to fight to survive. But are they really alone in the depths?

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The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: February 23rd 2016
When Aladdin discovers Zahra’s jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn’t seen in hundreds of years — a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra’s entire existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic.

Forest of Ruin (Age of Legends #3) by Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: April 1st 2016
The empire rests on the edge of a knife, and sisters Ashyn and Moria are the handle and the blade. Desperate to outmaneuver the evil Alvar Kitsune, whose hold on the people grows stronger every day, Emperor Tatsu begs Moria to put aside past grievances and ally with Gavril—at least long enough to make an attempt on Alvar’s life.

Front Lines (Soldier Girl #1) by Michael Grant
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 26th 2016
World War II, 1942. Three girls sign up to fight – on the front lines. Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr, and Rainy Schulterman are average girls, girls with dreams and aspirations, at the start of their lives, at the start of their loves. These three daring young women will play their parts in the war to defeat evil and save the human race.

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The Golden Cage (A Dance of Dragons #0.5) by Kaitlyn Davis
Release date: March 27th 2014
In the land of Ourthuro, cruelty is a way of life. The king rules with an iron fist and no one dare defy him–no one except his daughter. Princess Leena is keeping a dangerous secret, she has fallen in love with a soldier and it would mean both of their lives if her father ever discovered their affair.

The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 8th 2016
A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Harmony House by Nic Sheff
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 22nd 2016
After Jen’s alcoholic mother’s death, her father cracked. He dragged Jen to this dilapidated old manor on the shore of New Jersey to “start their new lives”—but Harmony House is more than just a creepy old estate. It’s got a chilling past—and the more Jen discovers its secrets, the more the house awakens.

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In Real Life by Jessica Love
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: March 1st 2016
Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another. There’s just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.

Inferno (Blood for Blood #2) by Catherine Doyle
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: January 2016
Blurb currently unavailable.

Into the Dark by Caroline T. Patti
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: August 18th 2015
A girl’s sweet sixteen party is supposed to be among the most memorable events of her life. But on the night of hers, Mercy Clare wakes in the waiting room of a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

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Kingdom of Ashes (A Wicked Thing #2) by Rhiannon Thomas
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 23rd 2016
Asleep for a hundred years, awoken by a kiss, Aurora’s life was supposed to be a fairytale. But since discovering that loyalty to the crown and loyalty to her country are two very different things, Aurora knows she can only dream of happily ever after. Once the enchanted princess, savior of her people, she is now branded a traitor.

The Leaving Season by Cat Jordan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 1st 2016
Middie Daniels calls it the Leaving Season: the time of year when everyone graduates high school, packs up their brand-new suitcases, and leaves home for the first time. This year Middie’s boyfriend Nate is the one leaving. But when a tragedy strikes, Middie’s world is sent spinning.

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: January 26th 2016
Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town’s most vocal opponents of school integration. Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and the fact that they may be falling for one another.

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The Lifeboat Clique by Kathy Parks
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 15th 2016
During a party a tsunami hit the coast of California and Denver and a handful of others were swept out to sea. Of course, one of her fellow castaways was Abigail, who could barely stand the sight of her. Denver wonders what might kill her first-dehydration, sunstroke, or the girl she used to think of as a sister?

Map of Fates (The Conspiracy of Us #2) by Maggie Hall
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: March 8th 2016
Avery crosses oceans in private jets to hunt for clues that will uncover the truth about the Circle, setting her mom and herself free before it’s too late. But at the end of a desperate hunt from the islands of Greece to the red carpet at Cannes comes a discovery that not only changes everything, but could bring the whole world to its knees

Mistaken (Tor Maddox #3) by Liz Coley
Publisher: LC Teen
Release date: July 1st 2015
Eight leotards and a ball gown—that’s what Tor Maddox packed for her summer ballet intensive in New York. Pity she never arrived. Kidnapped once by the good guys and once by the bad ones, Tor finds herself involved in a high seas adventure featuring princesses and pirates, a wedding ring, and the guy she thought she’d never be allowed to see again, junior man-in-black Rick Turner.

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The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: January 26th 2016
All Imogene Scott knows of her mother is the bedtime story her father told her as a child. Now Imogene is seventeen, and her father has struck out in the middle of the night and hasn’t come back. Neither Imogene’s stepmother nor the police know where he could’ve gone, but Imogene is convinced he’s looking for her mother. And she decides it’s up to her to put to use the skills she’s gleaned from a lifetime of reading her father’s books to track down a woman she’s only known in stories.

The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: TBA
I realize that on paper I look like your standard type-A, neurotic, overachiever. And maybe I am. But I didn’t get to be the editor of my school’s long-revered newspaper by just showing up. I have one main goal for my senior year —at least, that was the plan before I knew about Alex Powell. And before Alex Powell betrayed me.

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 9th 2016
Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead. But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more.

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Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 2nd 2016
Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: April 2016
Blurb currently unavailable.

Shade Me (Nikki Kill #1) by Jennifer Brown
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 19th 2016
Nikki Kill does not see the world like everyone else. Thanks to a rare phenomenon called synesthesia, Nikki’s senses overlap, in a way that both comforts and overwhelms her. Nikki is called to identify a Jane Doe – Peyton Hollis, a popular girl from Nikki’s school who Nikki hardly knows. One thing is clear: Someone wants Peyton dead. But why? And why was Nikki’s cell the only number in Peyton’s phone?

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The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire #1) by C.J. Redwine
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 23rd 2016
Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic.

Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 5th 2016
Breezy remembers leaving the party, the warm, wet grass under her feet, her cheek still stinging from a slap to the face. But when she wakes up, scared and pulling dirt from her mouth, a year has passed and she can’t explain the necklace of bruises around her neck. She also can’t explain the man lying at her grave, dead from her touch.

The Silver Key (A Dance of Dragons #1.5) by Kaitlyn Davis
Release date: October 30th 2015
Weeks have passed since King Razzaq discovered Princess Leena’s affair and banished her lover from the kingdom. So when Mikza suddenly appears in the golden palace, chained and bound, Leena is floored. Even more mysterious is the man he travels with—a redheaded prince of Whylkin.

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The Skylighter (The Keepers’ Chronicles #2) by Becky Wallace
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: March 22nd 2016
Blurb currently unavailable.

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 1st 2016
The last thing sixteen-year-old Jamie Watson– great-great-grandson of the John Watson–wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a school also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-granddaughter. Then a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, and Jamie and Charlotte become the prime suspects.

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 2nd 2016
Riley Cavanaugh is many things: Punk rock. Snarky. Rebellious. And gender fluid. Some days Riley identifies as a boy, and others as a girl. The thing is . . . Riley isn’t exactly out yet. And between starting a new school and having a congressman father running for reelection in uber-conservative Orange County, the pressure—media and otherwise—is building up in Riley’s so-called “normal” life.

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Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: January 19th 2016
Raisa was only a child when she was kidnapped and enslaved in Qilara. Forced to serve in the palace of the king, she’s endured hunger, abuse, and the harrowing fear of discovery: everyone knows she is Arnath, but not that Raisa is a Learned One, a part of an Arnath group educated in higher order symbols.

Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 16th 2016
Fear grips the residents of Hidden Falls the night Sonia Feldman and her best friend, Gretchen Meyer, are attacked in the woods. Sonia was lucky to escape with her life, but Gretchen’s body is discovered at the bottom of a waterfall. Now the whole town is looking to Sonia for information… could she have seen something that will lead the police to the killer?

Thicker than Water by Kelli Fiore
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: January 5th 2016
Cecelia Price killed her brother. At least, that’s what the police and the district attorney are saying. And although Cecelia is now locked up and forced into treatment, she knows the real story is much more complicated.

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This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: March 22nd 2016
When Janie is date-raped by the most popular guy in school—a guy she’s had a crush on for years—she finds herself ostracized by all the people she thought were her friends. Now only Micah seems to believe she’s telling the truth. But when even Micah expresses doubt about whether or not she was “asking for it,” it leads to disastrous consequences, and Janie Vivian goes missing.

Trust Me (Find Me #3) by Romily Bernard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: TBA
Wick Tate’s never heard these words so much in her life. And with all her secrets, who can she really trust? There’s Milo, her new hacker boyfriend, who’s keeping a dark secret of his own. Griff, the ex who’s always had her best interests at heart but who mostly wants to stay out of Wick’s mess. There’s Looking Glass, an organization that can supposedly offer Wick protection… and a future.

The Word for Yes by Clarie Needell
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 16th 2016
After their parents’ divorce, Jan, Erika, and Melanie have to get used to the new world order: a father who’s moved to another continent and a mother who throws herself into moving on. Then, at a party full of blurred lines and blurred memories, everything changes. And in the aftermath, Jan, Erika, and Melanie will have to work hard to reconnect and help one another heal.

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Zeroes (Zeroes #1) by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & Deborah Biancotti
Publisher: Simon & Schuster U.K.
Release date: September 24th 2015
Ethan, aka “Scam”, has a way with words. When he opens his mouth, whatever he wants you to hear comes out. But Ethan isn’t just a smooth talker. He has a unique ability to say things he doesn’t consciously even know. Sometimes the voice helps, but sometimes it hurts.

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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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