What new YA covers hit the web this week? (March 13)


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

After the Fire by Will Hill
Publisher: Usbourne
Release date: June 1st 2017
Deep in the Texas desert, Moonbeam lives with her Brothers and Sisters. They’re safe, protected by the Fence and Father John. Because Father John knows what’s right and what’s wrong. But then Nate arrives from Outside, stirring doubt…and suddenly Moonbeam’s world is on fire. But what happens after? What happens when you lose everything you’ve ever known?

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: April 1st 2017
Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” When Bailey moves to the same town as her online crush she must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. But Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: October 31st 2017
When Sasha’s best friend Xavier gets back together with his cheating ex, Ivy, Sasha knows she needs to protect him. So she poses as a guy online to lure Ivy away. But Sasha’s plan goes sickeningly wrong. And she soon learns to be careful of who you pretend to be because you might be surprised by who you become…

Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners #3) by Libba Bray
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 3rd 2017
After battling a sleeping sickness, The Diviners are up against a group of new and malevolent foes–ghosts! Out in Ward’s Island sits a mental hospital full of lost souls from people long forgotten. Ghosts who have unusual and dangerous ties to the Man in the Stovepipe Hat also known as the King of Crows.

The Color Project by Sierra Abrams
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
Release date: July 18th 2017
Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn’t want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project. But while Levi is everything she never knew she needed, giving up her name would feel like a stamp on forever. And that terrifies her.

The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 2017
When Evie is sent to live with her Uncle Will she worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far. But when the police find a murdered girl branded with a cryptic symbol and Will is called to the scene, Evie realizes her gift could help catch a serial killer.

Enigma (Schrodinger’s Consortium #2) by Tonya Kuper
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: July 4th 2017
Escaping with Reid Wentworth should have been fun, but how can I enjoy it when I just (accidentally) killed someone, my mom and brother are in danger, and the Consortium is trying to enslave humanity? (Yeah, they aren’t fooling around.) So feeling something for Reid Wentworth was not part of the plan.

The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
Publisher: Albert Whitman Books
Release date: September 1st 2017
Ellie Baum feels the weight of history on her when she arrives on a school trip to Berlin, Germany. After all, she’s the first member of her family to return since her grandfather’s miraculous escape from a death camp in 1942. One moment she’s contemplating the Berlin Wall Memorial amidst the crowd, and the next, she’s yanked back through time, to 1988 East Berlin when the Wall is still standing.

Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 2017
Piano-playing Henry DuBois and Chinatown resident Ling Chan are two Diviners struggling to keep their powers a secret—for they can walk in dreams. And while Evie is living the high life, victims of a mysterious sleeping sickness are turning up across New York City.

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 17th 2017
Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. And that’s the most important thing, even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, Jess discovers secrets and cruelty that lie just beneath the carefree surface of Margot’s world of wealth and privilege.

A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor
Publisher: Dial
Release date: August 15th 2017
Emma had always orbited Henri, her fierce, magnetic queen bee of an older sister, and the two had always been best friends. Until something happened that wrecked them. Then the unthinkable occurs—a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, stranded.

Now I Rise (The Conqueror’s Trilogy #2) by Kiersten White
Publisher: Corgi Children’s
Release date: July 6th 2017
Lada Dracul has no allies and no throne. After failing to seize the crown she believes is hers, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting her what she wants.

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: July 27th 2017
Kate Harker is a girl who isn’t afraid of the dark. She’s a girl who hunts monsters. And she’s good at it. August Flynn is a monster who can never be human. No matter how much he once yearned for it. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

Riptide Summer (Honey Girl #2) by Lisa Freeman
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: May 9th 2017
The year is 1973, and Nani is looking forward to a long, relaxing summer of days spent in the sun with her surfer boyfriend, and to secret nights with Rox, the lineup’s queen supreme. But when surf god Nigel breaks her heart, and Rox reveals a secret that tears their friendship apart, Nani is left to pick up the pieces.

Sun Warrior (Tales of a New World #2) by P.C. Cast
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release date: October 17th 2017
Thaddeus wants the power he believes Mari has stolen from him and his people and he will do anything he must to get them back, even if it means destroying everything in his path. There is only way to stop Thaddeus, but it means a harrowing journey for Mari and Nik into the heart of darkness.

Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons’ Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 3rd 2017
For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

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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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