Recent Cover Reveals: August 18


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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Altered (Crewel World #2) by Gennifer Albin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: October 29th 2013
After a daring escape to Earth from Arras, sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys thought she would finally be in control of her own destiny. But Earth is not abandoned, and Adelice is being called upon to harness her phenomenal power and break Earth from the grip of the Guild. Now torn between two brothers and two worlds, Adelice must decide what she’s fighting for, before it’s too late.

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release date: February 4th 2014
Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair – or her guard. Cress (Rapunzel) joins fugitives Captain Thorne, Cinder, Scarlet and Wolf as they plot to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Crewel (Crewel World #1) by Gennifer Albin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: October 15th 2013
Sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has been trained to hide her ability to weave the very fabric of reality, but once thrust into the opulent Western Coventry, Adelice will be tried, tested and tempted as she navigates the deadly politics at play behind its walls. Her world is hanging by a thread, and Adelice, alone, can decide to save it – or destroy it.

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The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 15th 2014
Lucy and Owen meet on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend a single night together, but once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father. A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.

Hexed by Michelle Krys
Publisher: Delacorte
Release date: June 10th 2014
Indigo Blackwood has it made. Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 4th 2014
Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. As she works to take them down, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew – about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam – was wrong.

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The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: January 7th 2014
Hayley Kincaid’s father struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up, perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, even have a relationship with Finn, who obviously likes her. Will being back home help Andy’s PTSD, or will his terrible memories drag him to the edge of hell, and drugs push him over?

Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Tu Books
Release date: Spetember 17th 2013
In a post-apocalyptic steam age world, Lozen hunts monsters to ensure the safety of her kidnapped family. But with every monster she takes down, Lozen’s powers grow, and she connects those powers to an ancient legend of her people. It soon becomes clear to Lozen that she is not just a hired gun. Lozen is meant to be a hero.

The Monster Within by Kelly Hashway
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: April 2014
The moment seventeen-year-old Samantha Thompson crawls out of her grave, her second chance at life begins. She died of cancer with her long-time boyfriend, Ethan, by her side. Ethan found a way to bring her back, like he promised he would. Only Sam came back wrong.

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NIL by Lynne Matson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: March 4th 2014
On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape – or you die. Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s naked in an empty rock field. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought… and so is falling in love.

Nomad (Swift #2) by R.J. Anderson
Publisher: Orchard Books
Release date: January 2nd 2014
Exiled from her underground home by Betony, the jealous queen of the piskeys, Ivy sets out to make a new life for herself in the world above, while urging the piskeys to rise up and free themselves before it is too late. Yet Betony will not give up her kingdom without a fight. It will take all Ivy’s courage, daring and determination to save them.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: April 2014
After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking.

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Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: September 26th 2013
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor.

The Rise of the Hotel Dumort (The Bane Chronicles #5) by Cassandra Clare & Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: August 20th 2013
The immortal Magnus Bane is making the most of his time in the glamorous Roaring Twenties, but at the Hotel Dumort, a different type of glamour may be at play…

Sekret (Sekret #1) by Lindsey Smith
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: April 15th 2014
Yulia has to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive in Communist Russia, especially because she seems to be able to read the minds of the people she touches. When she’s captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she’s thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power where she can trust no one.

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Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: February 25th 2014
Tula finds herself stranded on a remote space station on her way to start a new life on a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula’s desire for escape becomes irresistible. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station, everything goes awry.

The Transfer (Divergent #0.1) by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: September 3rd 2013
The first of four short stories exploring the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton.

Unforgotten (Unremembered #2) by Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: February 25th 2014
After a daring escape from the scientists at Diotech who created her, Seraphina believes she is finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await Sera as her boyfriend, Zen, falls prey to a mysterious illness. Sera’s only hope of saving Zen’s life and defeating the company that made her is a secret buried deep within her mind. A secret that Diotech will kill to protect.

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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.


  1. So many books I’m so excited for! And so cool to see so many of my fellow OneFourKidLit members here – 2014 releases are really coming soon!

  2. Wow, they’re all so prrretty! I think IGNITE ME might be my favorite. The orange, the flowers…absolutely stunning.