Here is a selection of some recently released covers for upcoming YA books. Check the descriptions below for publishers, release dates and more.
Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker
Release date: October 21st 2014
There’s something about the swamp in Sticks, Louisiana. Something different, something haunting. Everyone knows this, and everyone avoids going near it. And even the Mardi Gras–bead-decorated fence that surrounds it keeps people away. Until one morning when Sterling Saucier’s older brother Phineas runs into the swamp and doesn’t return. Instead, a girl named Lenora May climbs out in his place, and all of a sudden, no one in Sticks remembers Phin at all. They treat Lenora May as if she’s been Sterling’s sister forever.
Complete Nothing (True Love #2) by Kieran Scott
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 2014
The True Love trilogy is the story of a teenaged female Cupid who is banished to Earth and must match three couples without her powers in order to save her true love from the wrath of the Gods.
The Dark World (Dark World #1) by Cara Lynn Shultz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: May 2014
Paige Kelly is used to weird–in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league. Luckily, the cute new boy in school, Logan Bradley, is a practiced demon slayer-and he isn’t fazed by Paige’s propensity to chat with the dead.
Darkness Hidden (The Name of the Blade #1) by Zoë Marriott
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: July 3rd 2014
Mio, Jack and Shinobu have defeated the terrifying Nekomata and brought Jack’s sister home alive. But Mio is still compelled to protect the katana, and now the Underworld has spawned a worse monster – one carrying a devastating plague that sweeps through London on deadly wings. As Mio struggles to protect the city and control the sword’s deadly powers, she realises that this time there is no way she can keep everyone she loves out of the line of fire.
The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons
Publisher: Cerulean Books
Release date: February 13th 2014
Brutally attacked by one god and unfairly cursed by another she faithfully served, Medusa has spent the last two thousand years living out her punishment on an enchanted isle in the Aegean Sea. But then comes a day when Hermes, one of the few friends she still has and the only deity she trusts, petitions the rest of the gods and goddesses to reverse the curse. Thus begins a journey toward healing and redemption, of reclaiming a life after tragedy, and of just how powerful friendship and love can be.
Elevated by Elana Johnson
Release date: February 18th 2014
The last person seventeen-year-old Eleanor Livingston wants to see on the elevator—let alone get stuck with—is her ex-boyfriend Travis, the guy she’s been avoiding for five months. Plagued with the belief that when she speaks the truth, bad things happen, Elly hasn’t told Trav anything. Not why she broke up with him and cut off all contact. Not what happened the day her father returned from his deployment to Afghanistan. And certainly not that she misses him and still thinks about him everyday.
The Fire Wish by Amber Lough
Publisher: Random House Children’s
Release date: July 22nd 2014
Najwa is a jinni, training to be a spy in the war against the humans. Zayele is a human on her way to marry a prince of Baghdad—which she’ll do anything to avoid. So she captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire, they fall apart and re-form—as each other. A jinni and a human, trading lives. Both girls must play their parts among enemies who would kill them if the deception were ever discovered—enemies including the young men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might love.
Guardian (Proxy #2) by Alex London
Release date: May 29th 2014
In the new world led by the Rebooters, former Proxy Syd is the figurehead of the Revolution, beloved by some and hated by others. Liam, a seventeen-year-old Rebooter, is Syd’s bodyguard and must protect him with his life. But armed Machinists aren’t the only danger. People are falling ill—Syd decides it’s up to him to find a cure… and what he discovers leaves him stunned.
In a Handful of Dust (Not a Drop to Drink #2) by Mindy McGinnis
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: September 23rd 2014
Lucy’s life by the pond has always been full. Her adoptive mother, Lynn, has made sure that Lucy’s childhood was very different from her own. Yet it seems Lucy’s future is settled already and anything beyond their life by the pond is beyond reach. When disease burns through their community, the once life-saving water of the pond might be the source of what’s killing them now. Rumors of desalinization plants in California have lingered in Lynn’s mind, and the prospect of a “normal” life for Lucy sets the two of them on an epic journey west to face new dangers.
Inland by Kat Rosenfield
Release date: June 2014
After nine years spent suffocating in the arid expanses of the Midwest, far from the sea where her mother drowned, Callie Morgan and her estranged father are returning to the coast. And miraculously, Callie can finally breathe easily. But something waits for Callie in the water. Just as her life begins to feel like her own, with an almost-family and a first love and a circle of loud-mouthed friends, she finds herself fighting the intoxicating pull of the black waters right outside her window.
The Invisible (Brokenhearted #2) by Amelia Kahaney
Release date: October 7th 2014
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Killer Instinct (The Naturals #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Release date: November 2014
Seventeen-year-old Cassie Hobbes has a gift for profiling people. Her talent has landed her a spot in an elite FBI program for teens with innate crime-solving abilities, and into some harrowing situations. Cassie hopes she and the rest of the team can stick to solving cold cases from a distance, but when victims of a brutal new serial killer start turning up, the Naturals are pulled into an active case that strikes too close to home: the killer is a perfect copycat of Dean’s incarcerated father—a man he’d do anything to forget.
The Last Changeling by Chelsea Pitcher
Release date: Fall 2014
Seventeen-year-old Taylor’s given up on happiness. He’s just trying to survive. Haunted by his brother’s death and pushed around at school, he spends his days searching for a quiet moment of peace, until he meets Elora. The enigmatic runaway gives him a hope he’s never had—the hope of truly connecting with another human being. But the daughter of the Unseelie Queen has different plans for Taylor. Born into a world of corruption and war, Elora is determined to free her people from her mother’s tyranny. To do that she’ll need a proper offering… a human.
The Night Itself (The Name of the Blade #1) by Zoë Marriott
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: 2014
When fifteen year old Mio Yamato furtively sneaks the katana – an ancestral Japanese sword – out of its hiding place in her parent’s attic to help liven up her Christmas party costume, she has no idea of the darkness she is about to unleash on modern day London, or the family secrets that she is going to uncover. Mio has ruptured the veil between the mortal realm and the Underworld, and now the gods and monsters of ancient Japan stalk the streets of London, searching for her and the sword.
Played (Hooked #2) by Liz Fichera
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: May 27th 2014
He said: I like to keep under the radar and mostly hang out with my friends from the rez. But when I saved Riley Berenger from falling off a mountain, that rich suburban princess decided to try to save me. She said: If I can help Sam Tracy win the heart of the girl he can’t get over, I’ll pay him back for helping me. I promised him I would, no matter what it takes.
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: April 8th 2014
Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray.
Proxy (Proxy #1) by Alex London
Release date: May 1st 2014
Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death. Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.
The Revelation of Gabriel Adam by S.L. Duncan
Publisher: Medallion Press
Release date: August 12th 2014
Seventeen-year-old Gabriel Adam is used to relocating a lot. When a mysterious assassin burns his home to the ground, Gabriel’s father reveals the truth of why they are always on the move: Gabriel is one of four archangels, born human and sent to stop Armageddon. Now Gabe must set aside dreams of attending NYU to try to fulfill his newly discovered role.
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 14th 2014
Princess Snow is missing. Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s assuming she wants to return at all. Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines.
Sweet Unrest by Lisa Maxwell
Release date: October 8th 2014
Lucy Aimes has always been practical. But try as she might, she can’t come up with a logical explanation for the recurring dreams that have always haunted her. Dreams of a long-ago place. When her family moves to a New Orleans plantation, Lucy’s dreams become more intense, and her search for answers draws her reluctantly into the old city’s world of Voodoo and mysticism. There, Lucy finds Alex, a mysterious boy who behaves as if they’ve known each other forever.
Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin
Publisher: Egmont USA
Release date: September 23rd 2014
Sixteen-year-old Sarah has a rare chance at a new life. Or so the doctors tell her. She’s been undergoing a cutting-edge procedure that will render her a tabula rasa—a blank slate. Memory by memory her troubled past is being taken away. But when her final surgery is interrupted and a team of elite soldiers invades the isolated hospital under cover of a massive blizzard, her fresh start could be her end.
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: June 3rd 2014
Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it’s stopped mattering whether it’s true. The rumors started at a party when Alice supposedly had sex with two guys in one night. When school starts everyone almost forgets about Alice until one of those guys, super-popular Brandon, dies in a car wreck that was allegedly all Alice’s fault. Now the only friend she has is a boy who may be the only other person who knows the truth, but is too afraid to admit it.
Wildlife (Six Impossible Things #2) by Fiona Wood
Release date: September 16th 2014
During a semester in the wilderness, sixteen-year-old Sib expects the tough outdoor education program and the horrors of dorm life, but friendship drama and an unexpected romance with popular Ben Capaldi? That will take some navigating. New girl Lou has zero interest in fitting in. Still reeling from a loss that occurred almost a year ago, she just wants to be left alone. But as she witnesses a betrayal unfolding around Sib and her best friend Holly, Lou can’t help but be drawn back into the land of the living.
Words and Their Meanings by Kate Bassett
Release date: September 8th 2014
Anna O’Mally doesn’t believe in the five stages of grief. Her way of dealing with death equates to daily bouts of coffin yoga and fake-tattooing Patti Smith quotes onto her arms. Once a talented writer, Anna no longer believes words matter, until shocking discoveries– in the form of origami cranes– force her to redefine family and love.