What new YA covers hit the web this week? (January 18)

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

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The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Publisher: Orion Books
Release date: August 6th 2015
Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Five people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin. Who was Kaitlyn and why did she only appear at night? Did she really exist or was she a figment of a disturbed mind? And just what did happen at Elmbridge in the events leading up to ‘the Johnson Incident’?

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 15th 2015
Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Five people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin. Who was Kaitlyn and why did she only appear at night? Did she really exist or was she a figment of a disturbed mind? And just what did happen at Elmbridge in the events leading up to ‘the Johnson Incident’?

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Orion Books
Release date: March 2015
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 greendale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world as a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors the hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny.

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Halfway Perfect by Julie Cross & Mark Perini
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: May 5th 2015
Eve’s time as a fashion model nearly destroyed her – now she’s determined to build a career behind the camera lens. While Eve is snapping pictures, up-and-coming male model Alex is launching his career-which, for him, involves maintaining a fake relationship with his (secretly) underage co-star, Elana. But Alex is falling for Eve, and Eve won’t let herself get hurt again. If Alex can pull off a fake love with Elana, can he convince Eve to risk a secret affair with him?

Hollywood Witch Hunter by Valerie Tejeda
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: July 20th 2015
From the moment she first learned the truth about witches… she knew she was born to fight them. Now, at sixteen, Iris is the lone girl on the Witch Hunters Special Ops Team. But when Iris meets a boy named Arlo, he might just be the key to preventing an evil uprising in Southern California. Together they’re ready to protect the human race at all costs. Because that’s what witch hunters do. Welcome to Hollywood.

The Infinite (Gates of Thread and Stone #2) by Lori M. Lee
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: March 10th 2015
Kai always believed the only danger to the city came from within. Now, with a rebel force threatening the fragile government, the walls have become more of a prison than ever. As Avan explores his new identity as an Infinite, Kai struggles to remind him what it means to be human, and she fears her brother, Reev, is involved with the rebels. With the two people she cares about most on opposite sides of a brewing war, Kai will do whatever it takes to bring peace. But she’s lost her power to manipulate the threads of time.

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Life Unaware by Cole Gibsen
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: April 28th 2015
Regan Flay is on the cusp of achieving her control-freak mother’s “plan” for high school success―cheerleading, student council, the Honor Society—until her life gets turned horribly, horribly upside down. Every lie, manipulation, and insult she’s ever said have been printed out and taped to all the lockers in school. Now Regan has gone from popular princess to total pariah. But the consequences of Regan’s fall from grace are only just beginning. Once the chain reaction starts, no one will remain untouched…

Trust Me, I’m Trouble (Trust Me #2) by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: October 13th 2015
Staying out of trouble isn’t possible for Julep Dupree. She has managed not to get kicked out of her private school, even though everyone knows she’s responsible for taking a down a human-trafficking mob boss–and getting one of their own killed in the process. Running cons holds her guilty conscience at bay, but unfortunately, someone wants Julep to pay for her mistakes…with her life. There’s not much time to worry about right and wrong – or to save your falling heart – when there’s a contract on your head.

Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Publisher: Tor Books
Release date: May 21st 2015
Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

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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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