Recent Cover Reveals: August 17


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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The Elementalists (Tipping Point Prophecy #1) by C. Sharp
Publisher: Diversion Books
Release date: October 28th 2014
There are disconcerting gaps in Chloe McClellan’s memory, and freaky weather seems to follow her everywhere. She comes to believe that either she’s going insane, or her accident has awoken a terrifying creature from mythology, triggering the final countdown to the extinction of humankind. Dragons exist, and she, and her friends, may be the only ones who can stop them.

The Girl and the Clockwork Cat by Nikki McCormack
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: September 2nd 2014
Feisty teenage thief Maeko and her maybe-more-than-friend Chaff have scraped out an existence in Victorian London’s gritty streets, but after a near-disastrous heist leads her to a mysterious clockwork cat and two dead bodies, she’s thrust into a murder mystery that may cost her everything she holds dear.

Killer Instinct (Killer Instinct #1) by S.E. Green
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: TBD
Lane’s secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick. Why? Because she might be one herself. Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals—delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder. But with each visceral rush the line of self-control blurs.

Killer Within (Killer Instinct #2) by S.E. Green
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: TBD
Blurb currently unavailable.

Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) by Amy Spalding
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: April 15th 2015
After catching their bandmates in a compromising position, sixteen-year-old Los Angelenos Riley and Reid become painfully aware of the romance missing from their own lives. And so a pact is formed: they’ll both try to make something happen with their respective crushes and document the experiences in a shared notebook.

Lifeless (Words Made Flesh #2) by AdriAnne Strickland
Publisher: Flux
Release date: TBD
When Tavin Barnes escaped Eden City with Khaya, the Word of Life, he went from being a wordless trash collector to the world’s most wanted fugitive overnight. What he never expected, when finally captured, was to be punished with the ultimate curse: becoming the next Word of Death. Eden City’s leadership now expects him to behave like the elite assassin he is–whether he wants to or not.

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Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: March 3rd 2015
1932, Sydney’s deadly Razorhurst neighborhood. Orphaned street-dweller Kelpie, blessed and cursed with the ability to see Razorhurst’s many ghosts, meets Dymphna Campbell. As loyalties shift and betrayal threatens at every turn, Dymphna is determined to not only survive, but to rise to the top with Kelpie at her side—and to save Kelpie from both the living and the dead.

Unspeakable by Michelle K. Pickett
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Release date: February 10th 2015
On the outside, Willow appears to have it all. She’s beautiful, smart, from an influential family, and she dates the most popular guy in school—Jaden. But she would walk away from it all in a second. Willow is tormented by lies and suffocating guilt, not the hearts and flowers people believe her life is full of.

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: January 6th 2015
Co-written by Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and award winning young adult author Kekla Magoon, X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.

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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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