What new YA covers hit the web this week? (October 2)

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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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After the Game (The Field Party #3) by Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: August 22nd 2016
Two years ago, when Riley accused Rhett of rape, everyone called her a liar. Now she’s back. When golden boy Brady Higgens finds Riley and her daughter Bryony stranded on the side of the road he gives them a ride. But after that simple car ride, he begins to question everything he thought he knew.

Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy edited by Ameriie
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: July 2017
A new anthology exploring the concept of villainy, featuring stories from Renee Ahdieh, Ameriie, Soman Chainani, Susan Dennard, Sarah Enni, Marissa Meyer, Cindy Pon, Victoria Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Adam Silvera, Andrew Smith, April Genevieve Tucholke and Nicola Yoon in collaboration with 13 booktubers.

Be the One by Byron Pitts
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: May 16th 2017
Abuse. Bullying. War. Drug Addiction. Mental Illness. Violence. None of these should be realities for anyone, much less a young person. But for some it is the only reality they have ever known. In these dark circumstances, six teens needed someone to “be the one” for them—for Tania, Mason, Pappy, Michaela, Ryan, and Tyton, that hero was themselves.

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The Blazing Star by Imani Josey
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: December 6th 2016
When Portia holds an Egyptian scarab beetle during history class, she faints. Upon waking, she is stronger, faster, and braver than before. And when she accidentally touches the scarab again? She wakes up in ancient Egypt—her sister and an unwitting freshman in tow.

Bombshell by Rowan Maness
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: July 4th 2017
For years, Joss has maintained a varied set of alternative lives, using them to escape the boredom that is her existence in a generic Arizona suburb. But when she starts receiving anonymous messages threatening to reveal her identity to everyone she knows—both in real life and online—Joss’s carefully constructed worlds begin to unravel.

The Broken World (The Marked Girl #2) by Lindsey Klingele
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: August 29th 2017
In the fantasy world of Caelum, Liv, Cedric, and Kat must attempt to defeat an evil traitor and his army to save their families and the kingdom. But the city they left behind is facing its own problems. It’s a race against time as the crew must find a way to reunite and combine their quests to save both worlds.

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Forever Geek (Geek Girl #6) by Holly Smale
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: March 9th 2017
On the trip of a lifetime Down Under Harriet’s to-do lists are gone and it’s Nat’s time to shine! Yet with nearly-not-quite-boyfriend Jasper back home, Harriet’s completely unprepared to see supermodel ex Nick. Is the fashion world about to turn ugly for Geek Girl?

The Life Fantastic by Liza Ketchum
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: January 1st 2017
It’s 1913 and vaudeville is America’s most popular form of entertainment. At a time when young black men could be lynched for simply looking at a white girl, Pietro understands, better than Teresa, the danger of their relationship. Teresa’s quest to find her voice onstage and in her life, far from the support of her family, takes place against the complex racial backdrop of American history.

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release date: August 1st 2017
As she settles into life in Los Angeles, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself –or worse.

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Lucky in Love by Kasie West
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: July 25th 2017
Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment — She wins! In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Monstrous (Savage #2) by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: May 30th 2017
The horrors that began in Savage continue in Boston as Sydney and her friends work to protect the city from the newly crazed rampage of animals and try to figure out the origin of the storm and its power.

Murder Among the Stars (Girl About Town #2) by Adam Shankman & Laura L. Sullivan
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Release date: June 13th 2017
After being framed for attempted murder, Lulu Kelly has earned a rest. Unfortunately, there is no rest in Hollywood for a rising starlet. Lulu and her boyfriend Freddie are invited to posh Hearst Castle, where Lulu will be competing against other young actresses for the role of a lifetime. But what’s a house party without a little murder?

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The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Release date: May 16th 2017
Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in faith, in love, and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle.

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 30th 2017
Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain. Addy, the beauty. Nate, the criminal. Cooper, the athlete. And Simon, the outcast. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom alive. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident.

Perilous Prophecy (Strangely Beautiful #0.5) by Leanna Renee Hieber
Publisher: Tor Books
Release date: June 20th 2017
Founded in antiquity by the goddess Persephone and the Muses, the Guard have stood between humanity and the forces of darkness for centuries. In the late 1860s, in Cairo, Egypt, Beatrice Smith and five other young people from different backgrounds and faiths are summoned to become the Guard.

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Proof of Lies (Anastasia Phoenix #1) by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: March 7th 2017
When Anastasia finds her sister’s bathroom covered in blood but with no body, she’s the only one who believes Keira might still be alive. The suggestion that her devoted sister and legal guardian is the victim of a random, dead-end homicide is too much for Anastasia to bear. If the police refuse to investigate her sister’s disappearance as a missing persons case, then Anastasia will have to do it on her own.

Reaper by Kyra Leigh
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: May 9th 2017
Rosie Wolf was sure that when her dad died, he went to Paradise. After all, isn’t that where everyone went? But when Rosie wakes up in a strange hospital bed and finds out that she’s died in an accident, she learns things aren’t always what you think they will be.

The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 4th 2016
In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad is forced from the arms of her beloved husband. She once thought Khalid a monster but as she unraveled his secrets, she found instead an extraordinary man and a love she could not deny. Still, a curse threatens to keep Shazi and Khalid apart forever.

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Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: May 2nd 2017
Ava’s plan for surviving senior year at her new school is simple: fly under the radar until graduation. No boys. No attachments. No drama. But all that goes out the window when she gets drafted into the Prom Bowl—a long-standing tradition where senior girls compete in challenges and are auctioned off as prom dates to the highest bidder.

Seeker (Riders #2) by Veronica Rossi
Publisher: Tor
Release date: May 16th 2017
When Daryn Martin claimed she was seeing “visions” during her sophomore year of high school, psychiatrists swiftly diagnosed her as suffering from schizophrenia. But Daryn knew they were wrong. The visions provided her with clues. They didn’t always make sense, but if she just paid attention, they’d take her to where she could help.

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1) by Susan Dennard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: November 7th 2017
Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper: The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

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Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: June 6th 2017
After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar bloggers, Tash finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust into the limelight: She’s gone viral. And when Unhappy Families is nominated for a Golden Tuba award, Tash’s cyber-flirtation with Thom Causer suddenly has the potential to become something IRL—if she can figure out how to tell said crush that she’s romantic asexual.

The Witch’s Tears (The Witch’s Kiss #2) by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: February 2nd 2017
The Witch’s Tears’ follows on from book one, and it sees Merry on a path of revenge and determination to help her brother Leo, whatever the cost. Some rules might get broken along the way… and also maybe some hearts?

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 1st 2016
Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. Shahrzad volunteers to be his next bride, determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is a British student currently pursuing a Master's degree in Children's Literature. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now thirteen years late, but she's sure it's just gotten lost in the post.

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