Recent Cover Reveals: September 1


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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Chantress Alchemy (Chantress #2) by Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry Books
Release date: May 6th 2014
Since defeating the evil Lord Scargrave with her music, Lucy, the last Chantress, has lived by the sea, mastering the intricacies of Wild Magic. But now her quiet life is about to end: the golden crucible—the critical element in the alchemical process—has been stolen, its guards murdered. Lucy is charged with finding the traitor behind the attack. The palace is a labyrinth, and there’s a monster at its heart—a monster who may have the power to defeat Lucy once and for all.

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Angus & Robertson
Release date: October 15th 2013
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control. Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

The Hunger Games Trilogy (The Hunger Games #1-3) by Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic UK
Release date: October 3rd 2013 (Limited edition)
Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister’s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

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Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Angus & Robertson
Release date: October 15th 2013
Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster. When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must set out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

Unbreakable (Legion #1) by Kami Garcia
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release Date: October 10th 2013
When Kennedy finds her mother dead, her world begins to unravel. She doesn’t know that evil forces in a much darker world are the ones pulling the strings. Not until identical twins Jared and Lukas Lockhart break into her house and reveal that her mother was part of an ancient secret society responsible for protecting the world from a vengeful demon – a society whose five members were all murdered on the same night. Now Kennedy has to take her mother’s place in the Legion if she wants to uncover the truth and stay alive.

Unravel (Linked #2) by Imogen Howson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release date: July 1st 2014
The highly anticipated sequel to Imogen Howson’s Linked.  Blurb currently unavailable.

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Wicked Little Secrets (Prep School Confidential #2) by Kara Taylor
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Release date: March 4th 2014
Anne Dowling is back for her second semester at The Wheatley School. Although things have settled (somewhat), Anne’s still kind of obsessed with the disappearance of Wheatley student Matthew Weaver thirty years ago. As the school’s Spring Formal—and its notorious after party—approaches, Anne sees the perfect opportunity to do some off-campus digging into the lives of Wheatley’s VIPs – but if she’s not careful, she’ll be the next student who never comes back.

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: March 4th 2014
Seventeen-year-old Kestrel is an aristocratic citizen of Valoria, a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers. Despite her skills in military strategy, Kestrel’s real passion is music. Which is why she feels compelled to buy Arin, a slave with a talent for singing, at auction. It’s not long before she finds herself falling in love with Arin, and he seems to feel the same for her. But Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for Arin is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) by Susan Ee
Publisher: Skyscape/Hodder
Release date: November 19th 2013
When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Penryn’s search leads her to discover the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go. Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

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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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