Recent Cover Reveals: June 29

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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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Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: March 3rd 2015
Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

The Book of Days by K.A. Barker
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Release date: August 26th 2014
When Tuesday wakes from sleep for the first time when she is sixteen, she opens her eyes to a world filled with wonder – and peril. Left with only a letter from the person she once was, Tuesday sets out to discover her past with the help of her charming and self-serving guide, Quintalion. Along the way she runs into a one-legged mercenary, flying cities, airships, and a blind librarian. But the leader of the merciless daybreakers is hunting her, convinced that she killed the only woman he ever loved. Tuesday will need all her wits to survive long enough to find out who she is and her connection with the mysterious Book of Days.

The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 30th 2015
When Stephen is forced to move back to Spencer, the nowhere town where his father grew up, he learns of the poor factory town’s history of “bad times,” which many of the town’s oldest residents attribute the bad times to creatures right out of an urban legend. The legend goes that the only way the town will prosper again is if someone makes a sacrifice to these nightmarish creatures. And while Stephen isn’t one to believe in old stories, it seems Devon and his gang might put a lot of faith in them. Maybe even enough to kill for them. Now, Stephen has to decide what he believes, where his allegiances lie, and who will really be his friend in the end.

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City of Halves by Lucy Inglis
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: August 7th 2014
London. Girls are disappearing. They’ve all got one thing in common; they just don’t know it yet… Sixteen-year-old Lily was meant to be next, but she’s saved by a stranger: a half-human boy with gold-flecked eyes. Regan is from an unseen world hidden within our own, where legendary creatures hide in plain sight. But now both worlds are under threat, and Lily and Regan must race to find the girls, and save their divided city.

City of Savages by Lee Kelly
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: February 3rd 2015
It’s been nearly two decades since the Red Allies first attacked New York, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp, ruled by Warden Rolladin and her brutal, impulsive warlords. For 17-year-old Skyler Miller, Manhattan is a cage that keeps her from the world beyond the city’s borders. But for Sky’s 16-year-old sister, Phee, the P.O.W. camp is a dangerous playground of possibility, and the only home she’d ever want. When Sky and Phee discover their mom’s hidden journal from the outbreak of the war, they both realize there’s more to Manhattan—and their mother—than either of them had ever imagined.

A Cold Legacy (The Madman’s Daughter #3) by Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: January 27th 2015
After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls. She must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.

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The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 17th 2015
Ever since the night of the incident with Luke Willis, the preacher’s son, sophomore Hallelujah Calhoun has been silent. Now, six months later, on a youth group retreat in the Smoky Mountains, Hallie still can’t find a voice to answer the taunting. On a group hike, the incessant bullying pushes Hallie to her limit. When Hallie, Rachel, and Hallie’s former friend Jonah get separated from the rest of the group, Hallie fears they’ll never reach safety. Could speaking up about the night that changed everything close the distance between being lost and found?

Etherworld (Elusion #2) by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 30th 2015
Blurb currently unavailable.

Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 17th 2015
One girl. Two stories. Meet Fiona Doyle. The thick ridges of scar tissue on her face are from an accident twelve years ago. Fiona is sure isn’t brave enough to play or sing any of her songs in public. But something’s changing in Fiona. She can’t be defined by her scars anymore. And what if there hadn’t been an accident? Meet Fi Doyle. Fi is the top-rated female high school lacrosse player in the state, heading straight to Northwestern on a full ride. But when you’ve always been the best at something, one dumb move can screw everything up. Can Fi fight back?

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Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #0.1) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 27th 2015
Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told … until now. Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death.

Forged (Taken #3) by Erin Bowman
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 14th 2015
Gray Weathersby and his group of rebels are determined to bring down the Franconian Order. But they may be too late. The Order is closer than ever to its ultimate goal—building an unstoppable army—and every generation of Forgeries is more sophisticated, harder to detect, and deadlier than the one before. Now the rebels have joined forces with new allies, the Expats. But when even the most familiar faces can’t be trusted, Gray will have to tread carefully if he wants to succeed—or survive.

The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight #1) by Melissa Grey
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: April 28th 2015
Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known. When a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act. Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the Firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants.

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How to Love by Katie Cortugno
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: March 24th 2015
Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated-and pregnant-Reena behind. Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to being without Sawyer, and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again.

King (The Dragon King Chronicles #3) by Ellen Oh
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 2015
Blurb currently unavailable.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 10th 2015
The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn’t look at her like she might break down at any moment. Now she’s just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that’s all she’ll ever be. As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there’s a secret she hasn’t told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything. Lex’s brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn’t have to be real to keep you from moving on.

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Lie For Me: Griff’s Story (Find Me #0.5) by Romily Bernard
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Release date: September 2nd 2014
Get to know Wick Tate’s supercute hacker boyfriend, Griff, in this digital original novella from the talented author of Find Me and Remember Me.

Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Publisher: Viking Children’s Books
Release date: March 3rd 2015
After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. When Mim learns her real mother is sick back in Cleveland, she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound. Along her thousand-mile excursion, Mim meets a strange band of fellow travelers, including Walt (a homeless boy with Down syndrome) and Beck (a heroically-flawed traveling photographer). Walt and Beck stir Mim’s spirit in new ways, challenging her to confront her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

Murder Is Bad Manners (Wells and Wong #1) by Robin Stevens
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 21st 2015
Previously published as Murder Most Unladylike in the UK. When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their own detective agency, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. But then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She thinks it must all have been a terrible accident—but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now the girls know a murder must have taken place… and there’s more than one person at Deepdean with a motive. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove a murder happened in the first place.

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My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 10th 2015
Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers the website Smooth Passages and its section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution. Better yet, a boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman). But as their suicide pact starts to become more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, Aysel must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 10th 2015
When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

Polaris (Avalon #2) by Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: December 30th 2014
Jeth Seagrave and his crew are on the run. Jeth is desperate to find the resources and funding he needs to rescue his mother from an ITA’s research lab and leave this whole galaxy behind. But the ITA is just as desperate, and soon Jeth finds himself pursued by a mysterious figure hell-bent on capturing Jeth and his crew—dead or alive. Jeth enters into a bargain with the last person he ever thought he’d see again: Dax Shepherd, the galaxy’s newest and most fearsome crime lord. And he’s not the only one: upon arriving back at Peltraz spaceport, Jeth discovers Dax has a new partner: Jeth’s mother, Marian.

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The Prey (The Hatchery #1) by Tom Isbell
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: December 30th 2014
After the Omega (the end of the end), 16 year old guys known as LTs discover their overseers are raising them not to be soldiers (lieutenants) as promised, but to be sold as bait because of their Less Than status and hunted for sport. They escape and join forces with a girls’ camp, the Sisters, who have been imprisoned and experimented on for the “good of the Republic,” by a government eager to use twins in their dark research. In their plight for freedom, these heroes must find the best in themselves to fight against the worst in their enemies.

Pretty Wanted (Pretty Crooked #3) by Elisa Ludwig
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: March 17th 2015
Willa’s string of thefts at her former high school catapulted her into a life she hardly knows. She became a cult hero, but soon afterward, her mom disappeared, leaving only a cryptic message. When Willa hit the California highway to find her, she discovered a dark family secret: Joanne Fox is not who she says she is-and neither is Willa. Now, Willa must race to St. Louis, Missouri, Willa’s birthplace. There, she hopes to find answers about her past. But uncovering the truth requires solving a decades-old murder case. Unfortunately, the perps are still out there … and willing to do whatever it takes to keep the case cold.

Quake (Pulse #3) by Patrick Carman
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: February 24th 2015
Faith and Dylan are holed up in an abandoned mountain lodge. Their Intel friend Hawk plans to penetrate the Western State and make contact with a sleeper cell working on the inside that will give them valuable information about Hotspur’s violent plan. But while Hawk is searching for answers on the inside, Faith and Dylan are still fighting on the outside. In a series of hair-raising battles, the second pulses duel it out, only to raise the body count on both sides. But together, Faith and Dylan might just be able to save the world with a quake that is big enough to change the course of history.

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Remember by Eileen Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: February 24th 2015
Blurb currently unavailable.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 7th 2015
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

Shutter by Courtney Alameda
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: Winder 2015
Micheline Helsing is a tetrachromat — a girl who sees auras of the undead in a prismatic spectrum. As one of the last descendants of the Van Helsing lineage, she’s trained to destroy monsters both corporeal and spiritual. She’s aided by Oliver, a techno-whiz; Jude, who can predict death; and Ryder, the boy she’s loved forever. When a routine ghost hunt goes awry, Micheline and the boys are infected with a curse known as a soulchain. Micheline learns that if she doesn’t exorcise in seven days, she and her friends will die. Now pursued as a renegade agent by her monster-hunting father, Leonard Helsing, she must track and destroy an entity more powerful than anything she’s faced before… or die trying.

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Skandal (Sekret #2) by Lindsay Smith
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: April 7th 2015
Blurb currently unavailable.

Solitaire by Alice Oseman
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 30th 2015
In case you’re wondering, this is not a love story. My name is Tori Spring. I like to sleep and I like to blog. Last year – before all that stuff with Charlie and before I had to face the harsh realities of A-Levels and university applications and the fact that one day I really will have to start talking to people – I had friends. Things were very different, I guess, but that’s all over now. Now there’s Solitaire. And Michael Holden. I don’t know what Solitaire are trying to do, and I don’t care about Michael Holden. I really don’t.

The Sorcerer Heir (The Heir Chronicles #5) by Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 21st 2014
The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Emma and Jonah are at the center of it all. Brought together by their shared history, mutual attraction, and a belief in the magic of music, they now stand to be torn apart by new wounds and old betrayals. As they struggle to rebuild their trust in each other, Emma and Jonah must also find away to clear their names as the prime suspects in aseries of vicious murders.

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There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: January 2015
In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car. Shortly after, she and her mother will leave an Arizona hospital and set out on a winding road trip toward the Grand Canyon. All Shelby knows is that they’re running from dangers only her mother understands. And the further they travel, the more Shelby questions everything about her past—and her current reality. Forced to take advantage of the kindness of unsuspecting travelers, Shelby grapples with what’s real, what isn’t, and who she can trust … if anybody.

Vowed (The Blackheart Legacy #2) by Liz de Jager
Publisher: Tor UK
Release date: November 6th 2014
Kit Blackhart must investigate why children are disappearing from a London estate. However, their parents, police and fae allies claim to know nothing. And as yet more children disappear, the pressure mounts. Luckily, or unluckily, government trainee Dante Alexander is helping Kit with the case. Yet just as her feelings towards him begin to thaw, his life falls apart. As Kit struggles to unravel his problems and dangerous secrets, she meets fae Prince Thorn in her dreams – but their relationship is utterly forbidden. Then Kit digs too deep, and uncovers a mystery that’s been hidden for one thousand years. It’s a secret that could just tear down our world.

Waistcoats and Weaponry (Finishing School #3) by Gail Carriger
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: November 4th 2014
Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style—with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what—or who—they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train. Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to throw all of London into chaos and she must decide where her loyalties lie, once and for all.

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The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne
Publisher: Dial
Release date: March 17th 2015
Kate Quinn’s mom died unexpectedly last year, leaving Kate grasping. But when the totally unexpected shows up in her living room, Kate must confront another reality she never thought possible—or thought of at all. Moving in with a politically powerful family she never knew she had, joining a presidential campaign in support of a man she barely knows, and falling for a rebellious boy who may not have the purest motives—this is Kate’s new life. But who is Kate? When what she truly believes flies in the face of the campaign’s talking points, Kate must decide. Does she turn to the family she barely knows, the boy she knows but doesn’t necessarily trust, or face a third, even scarier option?

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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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  1. I was looking at these with my sister and we both agreed that the last cover, The Wrong Side of Right, was the best. My Heart and Other Black Holes was also pretty, and my sister really liked The Girl of Midnight. Overall, lots of very pretty covers!