What new YA covers hit the web this week? (March 1)


Here is a selection of new YA covers for upcoming books. Check the descriptions below for publishers, release dates and more.

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City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: September 1st 2015
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon.

Consent by Nancy Ohlin
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: November 10th 2015
Bea has a secret. Actually, she has more than one. There’s her dreams for the future that she can’t tell anyone—not her father and not even her best friend, Plum. And now there’s Dane Rossi. Dane is hot, he shares Bea’s love of piano, and he believes in her. He’s also Bea’s teacher. When their passion for music crosses into passion for each other, Bea must piece together what is and isn’t true about Dane, herself, and the most intense relationship she’s ever experienced.

Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: September 1st 2015
Will Caynes never has been good with girls. At seventeen, he’s still waiting for his first kiss. He’s certainly not expecting it to happen in a drunken make-out session with his best friend, Angus. But it does and now Will’s conflicted—he knows he likes girls, but he didn’t exactly hate kissing a guy. Then Will meets Brandy, a cute and easy-to-talk-to sophomore. He’s totally into her too—which proves, for sure, that he’s not gay. So why does he keep hooking up with Angus on the sly?

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Darkness Hidden (The Name of the Blade #2) by Zoë Marriott
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: November 10th 2015
Mio is still compelled to protect the katana, her family’s ancestral sword, and now the Underworld has spawned a worse monster – one carrying a devastating plague that sweeps through London like wildfire. 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 alive… and she must make a terrible sacrifice to save the world.

End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: May 12th 2015
After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all. Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

Evolution (Extraction #3) by Stephanie Diaz
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: September 8th 2015
Blurb currently unavailable.

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Hallowed (The Blessed #3) by Tonya Hurley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: July 7th 2015
Lucy, Cecelia, and Agnes have sacrificed everything for their belief in a boy who stole their hearts. First in Precious Blood and then in Passionaries, the girls have struggled to reconcile with their destinies. Now, as the world turns against them, will they be able to hold steadfast? Will they survive the final test?

Hollowgirl (Twinmaker #3) by Sean Williams
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: November 3rd 2015
Clair’s world has been destroyed—again. The only remaining hope of saving her friends is for her and Q to enter the Yard, a digital world of Ant Wallace’s creation, where Lawmaker Kingdon reigns supreme. The rules there are the same as those of the real world: water is real; fire is real; death is real. It all looks exactly the same as the world she used to know. But in the Yard there are two Clair Hills, and their very existence causes cracks that steadily widen.

Midnight Dolls (The Dolls #2) by Kiki Sullivan
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: September 1st 2015
It’s only been a couple of months since Eveny Cheval discovered that she’s a powerful queen of zandara, the voodoo-like form of magic that has controlled the town of Carrefour for generations. But she barely has time to consider what this means before she’s attacked by the murderous anti-magic organization Main de Lumière once again. Alarmed, her powerful father takes her – and her sister zandara queens, Peregrine and Chloe – to his home on mysterious Caouanne Island. But the island holds its own secrets about Eveny’s past – and her future.

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The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: September 22nd 2015
The two Earths are identical in almost every way. Two copies of every city, every building, even every person. But the people from the second Earth know something their duplicates do not—two versions of the same thing cannot exist. They—and their whole planet—are slowly disappearing. Lira has been trained mercilessly since childhood to learn everything she can about her duplicate, to be a ruthless sleeper-assassin who kills that other Lirael and steps seamlessly into her life.

Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer #1) by Rae Carson
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: September 22nd 2015
Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?

What’s Broken Between Us by Alexis Bass
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: December 29th 2015
Blurb currently unavailable.

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Zeroes (Zeros #1) by Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 24th 2015
Ethan, aka “Scam”, has a way with words. But Ethan isn’t just a smooth talker. He has a unique ability to say things he doesn’t consciously even know. Sometimes the voice helps, but sometimes it hurts – like now, when the voice has lied and has landed Ethan in a massive mess. So now Ethan needs help. And he needs to go to the last people who would ever want to help him – his former group of friends, the self-named “zeros” who also all possess similarly double-edged abilities, and who are all angry at Ethan for their own respective reasons.

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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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