Here is a selection of new YA covers for upcoming books. Check the descriptions below for publishers, release dates and more.
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Release date: June 7th 2016
Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings—named one of “The 25 Most Influential Teens” of the year by Time—shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.
Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Release date: April 21st 2016
A retelling of Othello set in space, with Othello as a girl. Chasing the Stars entwines mystery, thriller, heartrending love story and sci-fi adventure into one. As the star-crossed lovers battle against intrigue, jealousy and double-crossing at every turn, this novel races towards a thrilling finale.
Frost by M.P. Kozlowsky
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: October 11th 2016
Before he died, Frost’s father uploaded his consciousness into their robot servant. But the technology malfunctioned, and now her father fades in and out. When Frost learns that there might be medicine for her dying pet on the other side of the city, she sets out to save the only living creature she loves.
Girl in the Shadows (Girl on a Wire #2) by Gwenda Bond
Release date: July 5th 2016
Eighteen-year-old Moira Mitchell grew up in the shadows of Vegas’s stage lights while her father’s career as a magician soared. More than anything, Moira wants to be a magician too, but her father is dead set against her pursuing magic.
Iron to Iron (Wolf by Wolf #1.5) by Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: March 8th 2016
Sixteen-year-old Luka Löwe has one goal in mind: Win the 1955 Axis Tour and become the first Double Cross victor. When Luka and Adele – another racer posing as her twin brother – form an alliance, an unlikely bond forms, and even possibly love. But only one person can win the Axis Tour…
Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
Release date: September 20th 2016
Vic and Mad, two New Jersey kids, are being held in separate interrogation rooms in the Hackensack Police Department. Each chapter is told from their alternating points of view in the present, as they’re being questioned about their involvement in a murder.
The Map of Bones (The Fire Sermon #2) by Francesca Haig
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release date: April 7th 2016
As the country moves closer to all-out civil war, Cass will learn that to change the future she will need to uncover the past. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers: a deeply buried secret that raises the stakes higher than ever before.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: April 26th 2016
Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.
Nemesis by Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: October 4th 2016
Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it. She flees into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is placed in the young king’s servitude.
Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicles #1) by Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release date: August 9th 2016
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family. If she survives to initiation, Mia will be among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the only thing she desires.
Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: November 1st 2016
Emma, a teenager who’s working on her high school’s production of Hamlet, falls through the stage trap door, into the basement of The Globe Playhouse in 1601, just as Shakespeare is producing the original show. Both Hamlets are disastrous, and it falls to Emma to pull them together.
Spot the Difference by Juno Dawson
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release date: March 3rd 2016
Avery has always suffered at the hands of the bullies, so when she’s given a seemingly-miraculous opportunity to join the ‘A-list’ she grabs at it with both hands. But appearances can be deceiving, and soon Avery’s not so sure she likes this new version of herself.
Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow #1) by Danielle Paige
Release date: September 27th 2016
Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. When she meets a handsome new orderly and dreams about a twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is.
The Untimely Deaths of Alex Wayfare (Alex Wayfare #2) by M.G. Buehrlen
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Release date: April 26th 2016
As Alex’s sister loses the fight against cancer, a race for a cure sends Alex traveling back and forth through time, dodging enemy Descenders who seem to know Alex’s every move before she does. Alex fears there is a traitor hiding within the small band of allies she’s grown to trust.
Wandering Wild by Jessica Taylor
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: May 3rd 2016
Raised by Wanderers, sixteen-year-old Tal’s life is spent conning her way into enough cash to save her brother from bare-knuckle fighting. It was once enough to keep her dreams of traveling the whole world at bay, but everything changes when the Wanderers set up camp in a little town called Cedar Falls.
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons’ Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 4th 2016
Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.