Recent Cover Reveals: April 20


Here is a selection of some recently released covers for upcoming YA books. Check the descriptions below for publishers, release dates and more.

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Better Than Perfect (Wild Cards #1) by Simone Elkeles
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: August 2014
Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain–people you care about leave without a backward glance. A football scholarship would finally give her the chance to leave. So she pours everything into winning a state championship, until her boyfriend and star quarterback betrays them all by joining their rival team. Ashtyn needs a new game plan, but it requires trusting bad boy Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and win it all? Previously published as Wild Cards.

The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: May 6th 2014
Sixteen-year-old Holly wants to remember her Grandpa forever, but she’d rather forget what he left her in his will: his wedding chapel on the Las Vegas strip. And then there’s Grandpa’s letter. Not only is she running the business with her recently divorced parents, but she needs to make some serious money–fast. Grandpa also insists Holly reach out to Dax, the grandson of her family’s mortal enemy and owner of the cheesy chapel next door. No matter how cute Dax is, Holly needs to stay focused.

Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: December 16th 2014
Thyra Winther’s seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can’t reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she’s doomed to spend eternity as a wraith. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal. A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai’s childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. The thawing of Thyra’s frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.

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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 13th 2015
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking. Until one day, he does…

Friday Never Leaving by Vikki Wakefield
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 2014
Friday, 17, flees memories of her mother, grandad, and the family curse. She joins Silence in a street gang led by beautiful charismatic Arden, and escapes to a ghost town in the outback. In Murungal Creek, the town of never leaving, Friday faces the ghosts of her past. Sometimes you have to stay to finish what you started, and before you can find out who you are, you have to become someone you never meant to be.

Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: October 7th 2014
Charlie’s future blurs the moment he meets Charlotte. At Charlotte’s request, Charlie orchestrates the biggest prank campaign in school history. But by the time Charlie learns Charlotte is ill and that the pranks were a way to distract her sister from Charlotte’s illness, Charlotte’s gravitational pull on him is too great to overcome. Soon he must choose between the familiar formulas he’s always relied on or the girl he’s falling for (at far more than 32 feet per second).

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The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: October 21st 2014
Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London. As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.

Shattered (Scorched #2) by Mari Mancusi
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: September 1st 2014
Trinity is on the run with Emmy, the last living dragon, and their bond is tested at every turn as their enemies grow ever closer. Connor’s betrayed his mission and now he must protect Trinity and Emmy with everything he has. Caleb knows each time he visits the Nether he’s one step closer to losing himself completely. And by a twist of fate, Scarlet, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, has a chance to save the world—or at least the world’s last dragon. And she’s willing to risk everything to do so…

The Staff of Serapis (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/The Kane Chronicles) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 20th 2014
The second crossover short story from the author of The Kane Chronicles and Percy Jackson and the Olympians, featuring a sneak peak from The Blood of Olympus. In this adventure, Annabeth encounters more oddities in the subway than usual, including a two-headed monster and a younger blond girl who reminds her a little of herself…

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Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: October 28th 2014
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon’s newest recruits in particular. But faced with Ember’s bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Tiger’s Promise (Tiger’s Curse #0.5) by Colleen Houck
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: June 1st 2014
Trapped under the thumb of her abusive and powerful father Lokesh, Yesubai struggles to keep her own magical abilities secret while evading his dark powers. When Lokesh promises Yesubai to the prince of a neighboring kingdom, she becomes the central pawn in his plot to destroy the ruling family and take power for himself. Yesubai is trapped by her father’s threats and desperate to protect the man she comes to love. As dark forces gather around her, Yesubai must decide if she’s willing to reveal that somewhere deep within her she has the power to change everything.

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: September 16th 2014
The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students’ lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students’ schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What’s worse is, she starts to notice that the edges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there.

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Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: October 7th 2014
Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas is too young to remember her dad’s glory days as a pitcher for the Yankees. So when her father is offered a coaching position with the Kansas City Royals, Annie is intrigued to see the baseball side of her dad. Of course, knowing he’ll be a mentor to hot young rookie pitcher, Jason Brody, certainly makes it more enticing.

The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 7th 2014
Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood plague: marked by a jagged scar, snow-white hair and lashes. Cast out by her family, Adelina has finally found a place to belong within the secret society of Young Elites. To some, the Elites are heroes, here to save innocents in desperate situations. But to the Inquisition Axis, the white-robed soldiers of Kenettra, they are monsters with demonic powers who must be brought to justice. As Adelina learns more about this perilous world where politics and magic clash, she soon realizes that her own powers may be in danger of bringing on an era of panic such as the world has never seen.

Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee
Publisher: Flux/Llewellyn
Release date: April 8th 2015
Carr “the Raptor” Luka is a rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing and his talent doesn’t go unnoticed by the top brass of the Zero Gravity Fighting Association. They assign him a brandhelm; beautiful and ambitious, Risha is one of the genetically engineered Martian colonists that Earth dwellers view with resentment and suspicion. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity, and stolen his heart along the way. But success could be the worst thing that happens to them. When Carr learns of a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating personal secret.

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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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