Recent Cover Reveals: July 13

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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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All That Burns (All That Glows #2) by Ryan Graudin
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 10th 2015
Emrys, the Faery guard to the British royal family, sacrificed her powers to be with King Richard, choosing love over immortality. But now, as Emrys struggles to navigate her place between the Faery queen’s court and London’s lavish galas, danger looms beyond the Thames. When a prisoner with dark, strange magic breaks out of Queen Titania’s labyrinthine prison, endangering Emrys’s king and sparking an uprising, Emrys must make the hardest decision of all.

The Blood of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Penguin Books
Release date: October 7th 2014
Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: February 3rd 2015
Maddy Spier has been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she’s also seen his arms around other girls—lots of other girls. Gabe can’t imagine skating with anyone but Maddy, and together they have a real chance at winning some serious gold medals. So, he’s determined to keep thinking of her like a sister. After all, he’s never had a romantic relationship that lasted for more than two weeks. But when their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, everything changes.

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Charmed (Witch Hunter #2) by Michelle Krys
Publisher: Delacorte Press/Random House
Release date: May 26th 2015
Indie has spent the last few weeks frantically searching for Paige. She’s tried every spell imaginable, but witchcraft has gotten her nowhere, and she’s going crazy with guilt. Despite what her warlock boyfriend, Bishop, tells her, Indie knows it’s her fault her best friend was kidnapped by the Priory. Finding Paige feels more hopeless than ever when Indie discovers that Paige isn’t even on Earth. She’s trapped in Los Demonios, an alternate dimension of Los Angeles filled with evil paranormals. No one who has gone there has ever come out. Fueled by terror and loyalty, Indie is desperate to find a way into the underworld prison. She’ll worry about getting out later.

Color Song by Victoria Strauss
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: September 16th 2014
Artistically brilliant, Giulia is blessed—or cursed—with a spirit’s gift: she can hear the mysterious singing of the paints she creates in the convent workshop of Maestra Humilitá. Giulia found unexpected happiness in her passion to become a painter—an impossible dream for any woman in 15th century Italy. But when a dying Humilitá bequeaths Giulia her most prized possession—the secret formula for Passion blue paint—Giulia realizes she’s in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color for themselves. Giulia is struck by a desperate idea: What if she disguises herself as a boy? Could she make her way to Venice and find work as an artist’s apprentice?

Death Marked (Death Sworn #2) by Leah Cypess
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: March 3rd 2015
At seventeen, Ileni lost her magical power and was exiled to the hidden caves of the assassins. She never thought she would survive long. But she discovered she was always meant to end up, powerless, in the caves as part of an elder sorcerer’s plan to destroy the evil Empire they’d battled so long. Except that Ileni is not an assassin, and she doesn’t want to be a weapon. And, after everything, she’s not even sure she knows the truth. Now, at the very heart of the Empire—its academy for sorcerers—the truth is what she seeks. What she finds challenges every belief she holds dear—and it threatens her fledgling romance with the young master of assassins.

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Empire of Night (Age of Legends #2) by Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: April 7th 2015
Sisters Moria and Ashyn are the Keeper and Seeker of Edgewood. Or at least, they were. Their village is gone. Their friends have betrayed them. And now, the emperor has sent them on a mission to rescue the children of Edgewood—accompanied by Prince Tyrus and a small band of imperial warriors. But the journey proves more perilous than they could have imagined. With treachery and unrest mounting in the empire, Moria and Ashyn will have to draw on all their influence and power to overcome deadly enemies—not all of them human—and even avert an all-out war.

Geek Girl (Geek Girl #1) by Holly Smale
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 3rd 2015
Harriet Manners is tired of being labeled a geek. So when she’s discovered by a modeling agent, she seizes the chance to reinvent herself. There’s only one problem: Harriet is the definition of awkward. Does she have what it takes to transform from geek to chic?

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Books
Release date: October 2nd 2014
The spiral has existed as long as time has existed. It’s there when a girl walks through the forest, the moist green air clinging to her skin. There centuries later in a pleasant green dale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world, where a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors they hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny. Each takes their next step in life. None will ever go back to the same place. And so their journeys begin…

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Half Wild (Half Bad #2) by Sally Green
Publisher: Penguin Books
Release date: March 2015
Nathan is still on the run. He needs to find his friend Gabriel and rescue Annalise, now a prisoner of the powerful Black witch Mercury. Most of all he needs to learn how to control his Gift – a strange, wild new power that threatens to overwhelm him.
Meanwhile, Soul O’Brien has seized control of the Council of White Witches and is expanding his war against Black witches into Europe. In response, an unprecedented alliance has formed between Black and White witches determined to resist him. Drawn into the rebellion by the enigmatic Black witch Van Dal, Nathan finds himself fighting alongside both old friends and old enemies. But can all the rebels be trusted, or is Nathan walking into a trap?

Island of Shipwrecks (The Unwanteds #5) by Lisa McMann
Publisher: Aladdin
Release date: February 3rd 2015
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Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: April 28th 2015
Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a military prodigy. Born into the slums of the Republic’s Lake Sector, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives are not as sinister as they often they seem. One day June’s brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Now, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June tries desperately to avenge her brother’s death.

Liars, INC by Paula Stokes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 2015
Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell lies to his classmates, Max starts a business providing forged permission slips and cover stories. Liars, Inc. they call it. Who knew lying could be so lucrative? When Max’s friend Preston wants a cover story to visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer. Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit?

Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: December 31st 2014
Seventeen-year-old Aubrey Housing and her three best friends have made it to the second semester of their senior year heartbreak-free. And it’s all thanks to a few simple rules: don’t commit, don’t be needy, and don’t give away your heart. So when smoking-hot Nathan Diggs transfers to Lincoln High, it shouldn’t be a big deal. But Nathan’s new-boy charm, his kindness, and his disarming honesty throw Aubrey off her game and put her in danger of breaking the most important rule of all: Don’t fall in love.

A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: October 28th 2014
Hiding from the past with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see. No one can know the toll emotions take on Vayda, how emotion becomes energy in her hands, or how she can’t control the destruction she causes. But it’s not long before her powers can no longer be contained. Ward Ravenscroft can’t explain the hold she has on him – inspiring him with both hope and fear. He claims not to scare easily, except he doesn’t know what her powers can do. Yet.

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Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: March 3rd 2015
Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it’s too late.

Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
Publisher: Push
Release date: July 29th 2014
Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect her student council president. She wants to find the right guy, not the usual jerk her school has to offer. She wants a good reputation, because she believes that will lead to good things. But life is messy, and it’s very hard to be in control of it. Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices – and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Publisher: Orion
Release date: March 26th 2015
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Reds are destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. A twist of fate leads Mare to the royal palace itself where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a superhuman ability she didn’t know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red. To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the leaders of a budding Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince and Mare against her own heart.

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Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Orion Books
Release date: July 31st 2014
The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

Soulprint by Megan Miranda
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: February 3rd 2015
Seventeen year old Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned on a secluded island—not for a crime she committed in this lifetime, but one done by her past self. Hers is a world where reincarnation not only exists, but can be tracked. Her very soul is like a fingerprint, carried from one life to the next—and Alina is sick of being guilty. Aided by three teens with their own agendas and ulterior motives, Alina manages the impossible: escape. Alina must figure out whether she’s more than the soul she inherited… or if she’s fated to repeat the past.

Transcendent (Starling #3) by Lesley Livingston
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: December 23rd 2014
On a storm-swept terrace high above the streets of Manhattan, Mason Starling holds the fate of the world in her hands as her beloved Fennrys lies bleeding at her feet, his life hanging in the balance. The ancient Norse prophecy of Ragnarok stands poised on the knife edge of fulfillment. Mason’s transformation into a Valkyrie—a chooser of the slain and the one who will ultimately bring about the end of the world—is complete. Still, she remains determined to thwart her father’s apocalyptic desires.

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What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott
Publisher: Point
Release date: March 31st 2015
Callie Velasquez holds hands with her boyfriend Jeremy as they follow Callie’s new BFFs Penelope and Lissa up the trail. The four friends are embarking on a camping trip — a trip that immediately goes awry. They lose their way on the trail, and encounter a charismatic stranger with questionable motives. And when Callie stumbles upon a dead body, it becomes clear that the danger that lies in the woods is deadlier than she could have ever imagined. Tensions mount and friendships are tested as these teenagers try to survive the most sinister of circumstances.

A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 24th 2015
One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale. Her family is long dead. Her “true love” is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept. As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.

Will the Real Prince Charming Please Stand Up? by Ella Martin
Publisher: Astraea Press
Release date: July 1st 2014
Bianca Sullivan thinks she’s a pretty average girl –- until her friends’ social experiment turns her into the new It girl of the Sophomore class, and she captures the attention of the most popular guy in her grade. Ecstatic to introduce the world to her first boyfriend, she’s trying to enjoy being wooed by the ultimate heartthrob. But no one’s ever told her what to do when her friends hate her boyfriend and Prince Charming starts acting like a control-freaky misogynist. And as if deciding whether to trust Prince Charming, her friends, or her own instincts wasn’t hard enough, being around her brother’s best friend is making her head all fuzzy, too. Oh, if only love was as simple as fairy tales make it out to be…

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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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