Here is a selection of some recently released covers for upcoming YA books. Check the descriptions below for publishers, release dates and more.
Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: June 24th 2014
High school senior Ally Duncan’s best friend may be the Vanessa Park—star of TV’s hottest new teen drama—but Ally’s not interested in following in her BFF’s Hollywood footsteps. But when her father’s mounting medical bills threaten to stop her dreams, Ally nabs a position as Van’s on-set assistant to get the cash she needs. But as Ally starts to fall for Van’s sexy co-star Liam, their publicists arrange for Van and Liam to “date” for the tabloids. If Ally can’t play by Hollywood’s rules, she may lose her best friend, her dream future, and her first shot at love.
The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: April 22nd 2014
When your mom thinks she’s Amelia Earhart, navigating high school, first love, and family secrets is like flying solo without a map. Driver’s ed and a first crush should be what Alex Winchester is stressed out about in high school – and she is. But what’s really on her mind is her mother. When did she stop being Mom and start being Amelia? Now, as Amelia’s flight plans become more intense, Alex is increasingly worried that Amelia is planning her final flight – the flight from which she never returns. What could possibly be driving Mom’s delusions, and how far will they take her?
The Eighth Guardian (Annum Guard #1) by Meredith McCardle
Release date: May 6th 2014
Amanda is a junior at The Peel Academy, where students undergo a series of intense physical and psychological tests to become government operatives. Amanda and her boyfriend Abe plan to join the CIA when they graduate. But Amanda is been chosen for the opportunity of a lifetime: to join a secret government organization called the Annum Guard and travel through time to change the course of history. In order to become the Eighth Guardian in this exclusive group, Amanda must say good-bye to everything—her name, her family, and even Abe—forever. Who is really behind the Annum Guard? And can she trust them with her life?
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: April 8th 2014
When Sophie and her best friend Mina are confronted by a masked man in the woods, Sophie survives but Mina is not so lucky. The cops deem Mina’s murder a drug deal gone wrong, casting partial blame on Sophie, and no one will believe the truth: Sophie has been clean for months, and it was Mina who led her into the woods that night for a meeting shrouded in mystery. Sophie must search for Mina’s murderer on her own. But with every step, Sophie comes closer to revealing all: about herself, about Mina and about the secret they shared.
Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: June 10th 2014
The war is ON! Never have the stakes been so high. Never have the trenches been so deep. Never has one soda vending machine been so vital. When the high school cheerleading team takes over the machine’s funds previously collected by the pep band, Gabe will not stand for it. Something must be done.
Fool Me Twice (If Only #1) by Mandy Hubbard
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: May 6th 2014
Last summer, Mackenzie and Landon were the perfect couple. And then he dumped her and broke her heart. Fast forward a year and Landon takes a nasty fall and suddenly he’s stuck in the past—literally. His most recent memory is of last summer, when they were together, so now he’s calling Mack pet names and hanging all over her. The plan is simple: manipulate him so he’s the one falling in love, and then BAM, dump him in the most epic revenge plot in the history of everdom. There’s only one teensy problem: Mack can’t fall for Landon a second time.
Sinner (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: July 1st 2014
Sinner follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the #1 New York Times bestselling Shiver Trilogy. Everybody thinks they know Cole’s story. Stardom. Addiction. Downfall. Disappearance. But only a few people know Cole’s darkest secret — his ability to shift into a wolf. One of these people is Isabel. At one point, they may have even loved each other. But that feels like a lifetime ago. Now Cole is back. Back in the spotlight. Back in the danger zone. Back in Isabel’s life. Can this sinner be saved?
Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy #1) by Danielle L. Jensen
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release date: April 1st 2014
For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined. As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.
Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Release date: April 1st 2014
Seventeen-year-old Cricket Montgomery was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, so when her father rips her from her cashmere comfort zone and ships her off to work at a rural Michigan summer camp, she is less than thrilled. Adding to her horror is the arrival of two short buses and the realization that she will be a counselor to teens with special needs. But between being force fed a hearty dose of reality (by a very cute co-counselor) and organizing the end-of-summer talent show, Cricket might be able to survive this summer one wheelchair spoke at a time.