Recent Cover Reveals: April 6

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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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Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: 2014
Seventeen-year-old Dyna is an avid thrill-seeker until she takes a terrible fall and shatters her leg. Now she must attend physical and group therapy sessions at the bizarre alternative healing center her mom has chosen. Dyna’s boyfriend supports her newfound desire for safety, but a young Iraq war veteran she meets at rehab challenges her to think about what she’s really avoiding in her old life and to take chances again—even with her heart.

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 23rd 2014
Darcy Patel has put college and everything else on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. Arriving in New York with no apartment or friends she wonders whether she’s made the right decision. Darcy’s novel is a suspenseful thriller about Lizzie, a teen who slips into the ‘Afterworld’ to survive a terrorist attack. But the Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead and as Lizzie drifts between our world and that of the Afterworld, she discovers that many unsolved – and terrifying – stories need to be reconciled.

Aqua by M.A. George
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: April 16th 2014
Nothing about the latest hometown seems too newsworthy…until a routine day at the beach leaves Layla questioning whether she’s read one too many paranormal fantasy novels. The plot thickens when a random guy claims to know things about her father—a bizarre claim he backs up with an equally impossible stunt. And Layla soon finds herself on the wrong side of a mysterious attempted drowning…on her own kitchen floor.

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Black Moon (The Moonlight Trilogy #2) by Teri Harman
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Release date: September 1st 2014
Simon Howard accidentally killed three people. Four months later, the nightmares won’t stop. Willa Fairfield, his girlfriend, his soul mate, wants nothing more than to help him move on. But guilt isn’t the only thing getting in Simon’s way. When unexplained earthquakes hit the small town of Twelve Acres, and dozens of people go missing, the Light witches discover their most feared enemy, Archard, is still alive. Employing the twisted, dynamic magic of a legendary witch known as Bartholomew the Dark, Archard plans to exact his revenge and take control of the Powers of the Earth on the night of the black moon.

Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Release date: September 2nd 2014
When Skylar Rousseau is greeted by a blanket of silent stares upon entering Blackfin High, she discovers that the whole town thought she fell from the pier and drowned on her sixteenth birthday three months earlier. However, Sky remembers the last three months living her life as normal, and since she is a full, living breathing human being, she has no idea whose body is buried underneath her tombstone. Everyone seems reluctant to help except her steadfast friend and crush, Sean . . . and a secretive man who draws her to a mysterious circus in the woods.

Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: October 14th 2014
Sixteen-year-old Kayla was born with the ability to move things with her mind — things like credit cards and buttons on cash registers — and she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again . . . which would mean grave danger for them both. When she’s caught stealing by a boy named Daniel — a boy with the ability to teleport — he needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it.

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Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: December 2nd 2014
Military legacy Ari Alexander has survived alien spies, WWIV, and a changing world order. But when the new leader of Earth uses Jackson to get to her, Ari has no choice but to surrender. She agrees to travel to the national bases to train others to fight. What she discovers is a land riddled with dying people. Ari has the power to heal by turning the fighters into aliens—half-breeds like her. If she succeeds, together, they have a chance at overthrowing the alien leader, Zeus. But if she fails, everyone she holds dear will be wiped away forever.

Crudrat by Gail Carriger
Publisher: Artistic Whispers Productions
Release date: TBD
The Progenitors of The Wheel live high up above the sky, amongst the stars, removed from the petty concerns of mere mortals. Each one designed, engineered, perfect; their imperfect children get left to die. A lucky few, the Crudrats, scrape out a perilous living cleaning the toxic wastes from the great machines that power the station. Meet Maura. Crudrat. With only her crud-eating murmel and an alien monster to help her, she must find a way to survive, or escape, before they catch her and blow what’s left of her life, and her companions, into space.

Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 2014
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine #1) by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 22nd 2014
Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it’s addictive. But recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he’s holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific—the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer’s motives are a mystery. The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they’ve been watching Michael. They want him on their team.

The Fear Trials (The Murder Complex #0.5) by Lindsay Cummings
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Release date: May 27th 2014
Meadow Woodson’s father calls it The Fear Trials, and it is a rite of passage in their family. Meadow is up against her brother Koi. The Fear Trials will both harden her and make her brave. If Meadow wins, she will get a weapon of her own and the right to leave the Woodsons’ houseboat without her father or mother at her side.

The Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending #1) by Rachel Harris
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Release date: September 30th 2014
According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you’re friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time. But the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain.

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Follow Me Through Darkness (The Boundless Trilogy #1) by Danielle Ellison
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: October 21st 2014
Less than a year ago, Neely Ambrose believed she could trust the Elders who said they had everyone’s best interest at heart and who said they were keeping them safe from the outside. Sixty days ago, she discovered what they had planned for everyone she loved—and that all of it centered around her. Now she’s on the run through a dangerous wasteland. The whole world outside the Compound is living proof that everything in Neely’s life was a lie manufactured by the Elders, which may even include the boy she loves.

Fragile Line by Brooklyn Skye
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: April 21st 2014
It can happen in a flash. One minute she’s kissing her boyfriend, the next she’s lost in the woods. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Cox is losing time. It started out small…forgetting a drive home or a conversation with a friend. But her blackouts are getting worse, more difficult to disguise as forgetfulness. When Ellie goes missing for three days, waking up in the apartment of a mysterious guy—a guy who is definitely not her boyfriend, her life starts to spiral out of control.

Gypsy (The Cavey Files #1) by Trisha Leigh
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: May 13th 2014
In the world of genetic mutation, Gypsy’s talent of knowing a person’s age of death is considered a failure. Her peers, the other Cavies, have powers that range from curdling blood still in the vein to being able to overhear a conversation taking place three miles away, but when they’re taken from the sanctuary where they grew up and forced into the real world, Gypsy, with her all-but-invisible gift, is the one with the advantage. When the Cavies are attacked and inoculated with an unidentified virus, that illusion is shattered. Whatever was attached to the virus causes their abilities to change. Grow. In some cases, to escape their control.

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A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: August 26th 2014
The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out. But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it.

Lumiere (Illumination Paradox #1) by Jacqueline Garlick
Publisher: Jacqueline Pynaert
Release date: December 15th 2014
After an unexplained flash shatters her world, seventeen-year-old Eyelet Elsworth sets out to find the Illuminator, her father’s prized invention. With it, she hopes to cure herself of her debilitating seizures before Professor Smrt—her father’s arch nemesis—discovers her secret and locks her away in an asylum. Pursued by Smrt, Eyelet locates the Illuminator only to see it whisked away. She follows the thief into the world of the unknown, compelled not only by her quest but by the allure of the stranger—Urlick Babbit—who harbors secrets of his own.

Lux: Beginnings by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: June 3rd 2014
This special collector’s edition contains both Obsidian and Onyx, the first two books of the Lux series.

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Lux: Consequences by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: June 3rd 2014
This special collector’s edition contains both Opal & Origin, the third and fourth books of the Lux series.

Made For You by Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: September 16th 2014
When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.

Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
Publisher: Roc
Release date: September 2nd 2014
Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. It’s not as if she had much choice. Her parents were trying to eat her. Now she observes and researches the supernatural foe that so hideously transformed her parents. Someone has to. And no one else even suspects what’s truly happening. No one knows that just offshore lurks an ancient god, starved for blood. Its agents are masked, and eager to kill. They are ready to invade.

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My Not So Super Sweet Life (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #3) by Rachel Harris
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: April 21st 2014
Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.

Not in the Script (If Only…) by Amy Finnegan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s
Release date: October 7th 2014
Millions of people witnessed Emma Taylor’s first kiss—a kiss that needed twelve takes and four camera angles to get right. After spending nearly all of her teen years performing on cue, Emma can’t help but wonder if any part of her life is real anymore . . . particularly her relationships. But her new costar, Jake Elliott, couldn’t care less about how many scenes he has to fake his way through; he needs the money. Toss in a reckless heartthrob, desperate for a comeback, and a resident diva who may or may not be as evil as she seems, and the production of Coyote Hills heats up in unexpected—and romantic—ways.

Oceanborn (The Aquarathi #2) by Amalie Howard
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: July 29th 2014
Nerissa Marin has won her crown. But can she keep it? Already, her ties to the human realm are driving a wedge between Nerissa and her people. When word arrives that her part-human prince consort, Lo, has been poisoned, she makes the difficult choice to leave Waterfell and return landside. As the royal courts debate her decision, even more disturbing rumors surface: a plot is rising against her, led by someone she least expects.

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Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: July 1st 2014
Ever since the government passed legislation allowing people to be genetically engineered and raised as pets, the rich and powerful can own beautiful girls like sixteen-year-old Ella as companions. But when Ella moves in with her new masters and discovers the glamorous life she’s been promised isn’t at all what it seems, she’s forced to choose between a pampered existence full of gorgeous gowns and veiled threats, or seizing her chance at freedom with the boy she’s come to love, risking both of their lives in a daring escape no one will ever forget.

Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: December 9th
Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora’s throne ten years ago.

The Rule of Thoughts (The Mortality Doctrine #2) by James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 26th 2014
Michael completed the Path. What he found at the end turned everything he’d ever known about his life—and the world—completely upside down. He barely survived. But it was the only way VirtNet Security knew to find the cyber-terrorist Kaine—and to make the Sleep safe for gamers once again. And, the truth Michael discovered about Kaine is more complex than they anticipated. Kaine is a tangent, a computer program that has become sentient. And Michael’s completing the Path was the first stage in turning Kaine’s master plan, the Mortality Doctrine, into a reality.

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Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: May 20th 2014
Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Desperate to escape before the King’s capricious whims prove her and her father’s downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It’s a good trade. But that was before the discovery that she’s the weapon the King’s been waiting for in his war.

Winter Falls (Twin Willows Trilogy #1) by Nicole Maggi
Publisher: Medallion Press
Release date: December 9th 2014
Alessia Jacobs is a typical sixteen-year-old, dying to get out of her small town of Twin Willows, Maine. Things look up when a new family comes to town, but when she falls for the hot, mysterious son, Jonah, her life turns upside down. Weird visions of transforming into an otherworldly falcon are just the beginning. Soon she learns she’s part of the Benandanti, an ancient cult of warriors with the unique power to separate their souls from their bodies and take on the forms of magnificent animals.

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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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