What new YA covers hit the web this week? (July 3)

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Here is a selection of new YA covers for upcoming books that hit the web last week. Check the descriptions below for publishers, release dates and more.

Active Memory (Mirador #3) by Dan Wells
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 13th 2018
For all the mysteries teen hacker Marisa Carneseca has solved, there has been one that has always eluded her: the truth behind the car accident in which she lost her arm and a mob boss’ wife, Zenaida de Maldonado, lost her life. Those secrets rise violently to the surface, however, when Zenaida de Maldonado’s freshly severed hand shows up at the scene of a gangland shooting.

The Book of Dust vol. 1: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
Publisher: David Fickling Books/Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 19th 2017
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua…

Break Us (Nikki Kill #3) by Jennifer Brown
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: February 13th 2018
Nikki has already taken down the Hollises—one of LA’s most powerful families—for murdering her half-sister Peyton. Now she’s training to join the ranks of the police academy. Before she knows it, Nikki is on the trail of a cold case that couldn’t be any more personal – the death of her mother.

The Case for Jamie (Charlotte Holmes #3) by Brittany Cavallaro
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 6th 2018
It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken. Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, until strange things start happening to him. Strange things that might mean nothing at all—or that someone is after him again. Charlotte is on the run, from Lucien Moriarty and from her own mistakes.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: November 7th 2017
he tenth anniversary of Cassandra Clare’s phenomenal City of Bones demands a new edition with gilded edges, over thirty interior illustrations, six new full-page color portraits, four bonus stories that have previously only appeared in limited distribution, and a new piece written by Cassandra Clare.

The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmeris
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: January 30th 2018
Evan Panos doesn’t know where he fits in. His strict Greek mother refuses to see him as anything but a disappointment. His quiet, workaholic father is a staunch believer in avoiding any kind of conflict. And his best friend Henry has somehow become distractingly attractive over the summer.

Devils Unto Dust by Emma Berquist
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: April 10th 2018
Ten years ago, a horrifying disease began spreading. No one has ever survived the infection. Daisy Wilcox, known as Willie, has been protecting her siblings within the relatively safe walls of Glory, Texas. When Willie’s good-for-nothing father steals a fortune from one of the most dangerous shake-hunters in town, she finds herself on the hook for his debt.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 3rd 2018
Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. But the restless dead are the least of her problems.

Everless (Everless #1) by Sara Holland
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: January 2nd 2018
In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him.

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 6th 2018
When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the fate of the population rests on the shoulders of the final six who will be scouting a new planet.

The Girl Who Saved Ghosts (The Unbelievables #2) by K.C. Tansley
Publisher: Beckett Publishing
Release date: October 17th 2017
After a summer spent in a haunted castle—a summer in which she traveled through time to solve a murder mystery—Kat is looking forward to a totally normal senior year at McTernan Academy. Then the ghost of a little girl appears and begs Kat for help, and more unquiet apparitions follow.

Hamilton and Peggy! by L.M. Elliott
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 2nd 2018
When a flirtatious aide-de-camp to General Washington named Alexander Hamilton writes an eloquent letter to Peggy asking for her help in wooing the earnest Eliza, Peggy is skeptical but finds herself unable to deny such an impassioned plea. Thus begins her own journey into the Revolution!

Hooper by Geoff Herbach
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: February 20th 2018
Adam does not like to talk about his life before basketball. It gives him nightmares, an inky blackness chasing him in his dreams. And he has too much anger inside that can make him hurt people. Basketball is Adam’s passport to a good life. This great new life, though, is more complicated. And like so many times before, Adam sees how easy it is to lose what you love.

Infamous (Beautiful Idols #3) by Alyson Noël
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: April 3rd 2018
Layla Harrison, Aster Amirpour and Tommy Phillips were detained when Hollywood It-Girl Madison Brooks’ dead body turned up at an Unrivaled nightclub. But it wasn’t Madison at all. The real Madison Brooks is alive and hiding out after escaping a kidnapping attempt. Layla, Tommy and Aster are set free—only to discover that they’re all being played.

Loser’s Bracket by Chris Crutcher
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: April 3rd 2018
When it comes to family, Annie is in the loser’s bracket. Nancy, her birth mom, and her sister, Sheila, are… less than ideal. And no matter how hard Annie tries to stay away from them, she always gets sucked back in to their lives and their messes. Then a family argument escales, and Sheila’s son, Frankie, goes missing.

Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 2nd 2018
Noah is a hopeless romantic. He’s heading back home for one last chance with his first love, whom he broke up with when he went off to college. Ammy doesn’t believe in true love— that is, until one winter night when Noah and Ammy find themselves in the same Amtrak car heading to Upstate New York.

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 6th 2018
The Poet X follows Xiomara Santiago –a Dominican-American teenage writer who is struggling with her faith, her family, and her feelings for a boy – as she discovers the power of slam poetry to give voice to her feelings.

The Queen’s Rising (The Queen’s Rising #1) by Rebecca Ross
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 6th 2018
When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron. Her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain.

Purple Hearts (Front Lines #3) by Michael Grant
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 30th 2018
Courage, sacrifice, and fear have led Rio, Frangie, and Rainy through the front line battles in North Africa and Sicily, and their missions are not over. These soldiers and thousands of Allies must fight their deadliest battle yet—for their country and their lives.

Someone to Love by Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: January 2nd 2018
Constantly in the spotlight thanks to her politician father’s rising star, Olivia Blakely feels the pressure to be perfect. She tries to seem mature to the older boy she’s crushing on, even as she catches his eye. But the need to look good on camera and at school soon grows into an all-consuming struggle with bulimia.

Together at Midnight by Jennifer Castle
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: January 2nd 2018
Kendall, who just returned from a life-changing semester in Europe, and Max, who is drifting his way through a gap year before college, are racked with guilt when they witness a tragic accident in New York City during the holiday season. The two accept a dare to perform random acts of kindness to strangers.

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: January 16th 2018
Shortly after Ellingham Academy opened, its founder’s wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” True crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this eighty-one year-old cold case.

Voices in the Air by Naomi Shihab Nye
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: February 13th 2018
Award-winning poet and author Naomi Shihab Nye has written more than 100 poems inspired by the artists, writers, poets, historical figures, politicians, ordinary people, and other diverse luminaries from past and present who inspire us, give us solace, and create hope.

When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 6th 2018
Alvie Fitz doesn’t fit in, and she doesn’t care. She’s spent years swallowing meds and bad advice from doctors and social workers. Adjust, adapt. Pretend to be normal. It sounds so easy. If she can make it to her eighteenth birthday without any major mishaps, she’ll be legally emancipated. Free. But if she fails, she’ll become a ward of the state and be sent back to the group home.

Winner Take All by Laurie Devore
Publisher: Imprint
Release date: January 30th 2018
Drawn to each other by their rivalry, Nell and Jackson fall into a whirlwind romance that consumes everything in their lives. But when a devastating secret exposes their relationship as just another game, how far will Nell go to win?

Winter Glass (Spindle Fire #2) by Lexa Hillyer
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 10th 2018
Princess Aurora, torn from the dream world, plots to assassinate the faerie queen Malfleur, only to confront temptations she never expected. Isabelle, meanwhile, opens her heart to Prince William as they attempt to unite their kingdoms and wage war against Malfleur’s army.

Winterfolk by Janel Kolby
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 6th 2018
Rain is a homeless teen living with her father in the woods outside Seattle, near a community of other homeless people called the Winterfolk. She finds safety and sanctuary in this hidden world—until the day that safety is shattered when she learns the city plans to clear the woods of everyone who lives there.

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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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