What new YA covers hit the web this week? (July 24)


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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Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: May 2017
Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD.

Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 4th 2017
Reggie Mason is all too familiar with “the Three Stages of Depression.” She believes she’s unlocked the secret to keeping herself safe: Nobody can hurt you if you never let them in. Reggie encounters an unexpected challenge to her misanthropy: a Twizzler-chomping, indie film-making narcissist named Snake.

Enna Burning (The Books of Bayern #2) by Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: Summer 2017
Enna’s simple life changes forever when she learns to wield fire and burn anything at will. Enna is convinced that she can use her ability for good–to fight Tira, the kingdom threatening the Bayern borders. But as the power of the fire grows stronger, she is less able to control her need to burn.

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Forest Born (The Books of Bayern #4) by Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: Summer 2017
Rin is sure that something is wrong with her…something really bad. Something that is keeping her from feeling at home in the Forest homestead where she’s lived all her life. Something that is keeping her from trusting herself with anyone at all.

Game On (Lewis Creek #2) by Michelle Smith
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: August 16th 2016
As king of baseball in the small town of Lewis Creek, Eric Perry can have any girl he wants and win every game he plays. But when a fight lands him in jail, he’s only got one more strike before his baseball career is over for good. His only chance for redemption? The girl next door, Bri Johnson.

Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis
Publisher: Penguin / Putnam
Release date: April 11th 2017
Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But first she must produce an heir. Yet the thought of human touch sends shudders down her spine that not even the sound of the tide can match.

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Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
Publisher: Crown Books
Release date: March 7th 2017
Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. But now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, a powerful judge is pressuring the district attorney to open up a criminal investigation.

The Goose Girl (The Books of Bayern #1) by Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: Summer 2017
Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, can communicate with animals but is never comfortable speaking with people. When her silver-tongued lady-in-waiting leads a mutiny during Ani’s journey to be married in a foreign land, Ani must use her nearly magical powers to find her true destiny.

Lost Girls by Merrie DeStefano
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: January 3rd 2017
Rachel wakes to discover that she can’t remember the last year of her life, and everything changed. She’s knows how to fight, wears black to cover the blood. She’s not the only girl to disappear, and when she sets off to find the others, she realizes that there’s something sh e can’t resist out there, and this is a world with no rules.

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Magic of Blood and Sea (The Assassin’s Curse #1-2) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Publisher: Saga Press
Release date: February 7th 2017
Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to marry her off to an ally pirate clan. She wants to captain her own boat, not serve as second-in-command to a handsome and clueless man. But her escape has dire consequences when she learns that her fiancé’s clan has sent an assassin after her.

River Secrets (The Books of Bayern #3) by Shannon Hale
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: Summer 2017
Razo has no idea why he was chosen to be a soldier. But when the Bayern arrive in the strange southern country, Razo befriends both the high and low born, people who can provide vital information. And Razo is the one who must embrace his own talents in order to get the Bayern soldiers home again, alive.

The Spring Girls
by Anna Todd
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: Autumn 2017
A modern-day retelling of Little Women. The Spring Girls, was inspired by the story of four sisters during the Civil War, but now the March girls have cellphones (and social media).

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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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