Recent Cover Reveals: March 9

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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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Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release date: September 2nd 2014
Outside, Anika Dragomir is the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she’s a freak: a mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA (after all, her father is Romanian). But she keeps it under wraps. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauer, first most popular girl in school, will make her life hell. So when former loner Logan McDonough shows up one September hotter, smarter, and more mysterious than ever, Anika knows she can’t get involved. It would be insane to throw away her social safety for a nerd. So what if that nerd is now a black-leather-jacket-wearing dreamboat?

Arms of Anu (Arrow of the Mist #2) by Christina Mercer
Publisher: self-published
Release date: March 17th 2014
In Arms of Anu, Lia and Kelven battle through a land of tyrants, war and magic. Can Lia escape the foes who ensnare her? Will Kelven’s love withstand the darkness taking root inside Lia? Is freedom too high a crown to reach, or will they forever remain in the hollows?

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 7th 2014
Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage. In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there… and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.

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Catalyst (Insignia #3) by S.J. Kincaid
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: October 28th 2014
Tom Raines and his friends are eager to return to the Pentagonal Spire to continue training for the elite Intrasolar Forces, but they soon discover troubling changes: strict new regulations and the revelation that the Spire is now in control are aligned with corporate sponsors and their ruthless agendas. And when the military academy begins welcoming new cadets with suspicious neural processors, the first step in a plan with horrifying worldwide ramifications, Tom is desperate to stop it, even if that means keeping secrets from his closest allies.

Compulsion (The Heirs of Watson Island #1) by Martina Boone
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: October 28th 2014
All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions. Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy.

Crashland (Twinmaker #2) by Sean Williams
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: November 4th 2014
Targeted by dupes, abandoned by her friends, caught in a web of lies that strike at the very essence of who she is, Clair finds powerful allies in RADICAL, secretive activists who are the polar opposite of anti-d-mat terrorist group WHOLE. However, if she helps them find Q, will she be inadvertently trapping her friend in a life of servitude—or worse, sending her to an early death by erasure? Caught between pro- and anti-d-mat philosophies, in a world on the brink of all-out war, Clair must decide where she stands—and who she stands with, at the end.

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Dead Zone (Blackout #2) by Robison Wells
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release date: September 30th 2014
America is at war—and five teens are caught in the crossfire. It began with a virus. Then a series of attacks erupted across the nation. Now the true invasion has begun, and a handful of teenagers with impossible powers are America’s only defense.

Four: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent #0.1-0.4) by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: July 8th 2014
Five short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story—”The Transfer,” “The Initiate,” “The Son,” “The Traitor,” and “Free Four”—explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.

The Gateway Through Which They Came by Heather Marie
Publisher: Curiosity Quills
Release date: August 25th 2014
To seventeen-year-old Aiden Ortiz, letting the dead walk through his body to reach the other side comes with the territory. Being a Gateway isn’t an easy job, but someone’s gotta send Bleeders where they belong. But when his search for Koren Banks––the girl who went mysteriously missing seven months ago––leaves him with more questions than answers, he finds himself involved in something far more sinister and beyond his control.

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Hellhole by Gina Damico
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release date: January 6th 2015
Geeky, squeaky-clean Max Kilgore only has one dirty habit: digging for fossils. One day, to his horror, his shovel strikes not upon a dinosaur bone, but a pit to hell—and out of it comes a devil. Specifically, the kind of devil who eats a lot of junk food, watches a lot of reality television, plays a lot of video games, and refuses to leave Max’s basement.

How to Hook a Bookworm (How To #3) by Cassie Mae
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release date: TBD
It’s Brea Mason’s sixteenth birthday, and she has three wishes. 1. Be magically eighteen like the rest of her friends. 2. Grow a money tree for her family whose financial problems are well known about town. 3. Overcome her test anxiety before she flunks out of every class. Just when Brea thinks things are looking up, her report card arrives marked with four giant F’s. Enter resident bookworm and Brea’s loyal friend, Adam Silver. If he can’t help Brea pass, no one can.

How to Seduce a Band Geek (How To #2) by Cassie Mae
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release date: May 6th 2014
Sierra Livingston’s got it bad for her sister’s best friend, Levi Mason—the boy who carries his drumsticks in his pocket, marches with the school’s band, and taps his feet to whatever beat runs through his head. When Sierra gets paired with Levi’s sister, Brea, for a mentorship program, they strike a deal. Brea lets Sierra dig for more info on Levi to help get the guy of her dreams. But when Sierra discovers Levi no longer plays the drums, his family has moved into a trailer, and he’s traded in his Range Rover for a baby blue moped, Sierra’s not sure if she can go through with violating his privacy.

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The Initiate (Divergent #0.2) by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: July 8th 2014
The second of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, back story, and relationships.

Lailah (The Styclar Saga #1) by Nikki Kelly
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: October 7th 2014
The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel. Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Release date: August 26th 2014
Mara wakes in a field of dead grass, a heavy mist pressing down on her. She is terrified, afraid that she is dead. Then a beautiful young man dressed in black appears. He calls himself Messenger of Fear. This boy is able to move effortlessly through space and time. He also sees the darkness in human hearts. He sees the evils done: the destructive lies, the cruelty, the bullying, the violence. And if the world does not bring justice to those who do evil, he will. He offers the wicked a game. If they win, they go free. If they lose, they will live their greatest fear. Either way, their sanity will be challenged.

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Mortal Danger (Immortal Game #1) by Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: August 5th 2014
Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy and thanks to the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. In one short summer, her entire life changes. It’s a heady rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil’s bargains, she isn’t sure who — or what — she can trust. Not even her own mind…

The Perilous Sea (The Burning Sky #2) by Sherry Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: August 26th 2014
After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in. Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission.

Rain (Paper Gods #2) by Amanda Sun
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: June 24th 2014
Tomohiro is struggling—as a Kami, his connection to the ancient gods of Japan and his power to bring drawings to life have begun to spiral out of control. When Tomo decides to stop drawing, the ink finds other ways to seep into his life—blackouts, threatening messages and the appearance of unexplained sketches. Unsure how to help Tomo, Katie turns to an unexpected source for help—Jun, her former friend and a Kami with an agenda of his own. But is Jun really the ally he claims to be?

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Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release date: July 2014
Kelpie knows the dangers of the Sydney streets. Ghosts have kept her alive, steering her to food and safety, but they are also her torment. Dymphna is Gloriana Nelson’s ‘best girl’, experienced in surviving the criminal world, but she doesn’t know what this day has in store for her. When Dymphna meets Kelpie over the corpse of Jimmy Palmer, Dymphna’s latest boyfriend, she pronounces herself Kelpie’s new protector. But Dymphna’s life is in danger too, and she needs an ally. And while Jimmy’s ghost wants to help, the dead cannot protect the living…

Reflection Pond by Kacey Vanderkarr
Publisher: Urban Fey Press
Release date: April 1st 2014
Callie knows a lot more about pain than she does about family. She’s never belonged, at least, not until she falls through a portal into her true home. The beautiful faerie city of Eirensae doesn’t come free. Callie must find her amulet and bind herself to the city, and most importantly, avoid the Fallen fae who seek her life. Seems like a small price to pay for the family she’s always wanted. Then she meets cynical and gorgeous Rowan, who reads the darkness of her past in her eyes.

The Son (Divergent #0.3) by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: July 8th 2014
The third of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, back story, and relationships.

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Splinters (The Prospero Chronicles #1) by F.J.R. Titchenell & Matt Carter
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Release date: September 23rd 2014
Under ordinary circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each other; he’s an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal, and she’s a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the small town of Prospero, California, has no ordinary circumstances to offer. In order to uncover a plot set by the seemingly innocent but definitely shapeshifting monsters-that-look-like-friends-family-and-neighbors, the two stark opposites must both find ways to put aside their differences and learn to trust each other.

Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: October 28th 2014
Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could. But suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

Stray by Elissa Sussman
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: September 17th 2014
An original fairy tale in which magic is a curse that only women bear and society is dictated by a strict religious doctrine called The Path. Princess Aislynn knows all about the curse. Its magic is a part of her, like her awkward nose and thin fingers. It’s also something she can’t control. And girls who can’t control their abilities have a tendency to disappear. So for her own protection, Aislynn is sworn into the order of Fairy Godmothers where she must spend the rest of her life chaste and devoted to serving another royal family.

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This is How it Ends by Jen Nadol
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: October 7th 2014
This is how it begins…five friends partying in the woods. A discovery that shows a disturbing vision to each. For Riley, seeing himself in bed with his long-time crush is a tantalizing reminder of all he can’t have. Then, one of the visions comes true…making one of Riley’s friends the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. The others are determined to prove the police wrong, but Riley can’t shake the hope that the visions were more than hallucinations. And that despite the cost, maybe he’s seen how it ends.

The Traitor (Divergent #0.4) by Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: July 8th 2014
The fourth of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, back story, and relationships.

Undead with Benefits (Eat, Brains, Love #2) by Jeff Hart
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release date: August 26th 2014
Blurb currently unavailable.

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The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: November 4th 2014
Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs. Teens there run drugs or work in brothels—or, like Jin, hide under the radar. But when Dai offers Jin a chance to find her lost sister, Mei Yee, she begins a breathtaking race against the clock to escape the Walled City itself.

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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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