What new YA covers hit the web in May 2017?


Missed one of our weekly cover reveal round ups? Here’s a selection of covers for upcoming YA novels that hit the web in May 2017!

As You Wish by Chelsea Sedotti
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: January 2nd 2018
In the sandy desert of the Mojave, Madison is a small town on the road between nothing and nowhere. It’s not an exciting place to live, but Eldon’s not about to wish to be somewhere else. Because in Madison, everyone gets one wish on their eighteenth birthday- and that wish always comes true.

Atlantis Reborn (Atlantis Rising #3) by Gloria Craw
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: June 5th 2017
Gathering the fifteen clans of Atlantis is more tasking than I thought. Thank fate that Ian has my back, otherwise keeping the peace would be a total disaster. I want to give him my heart, too, but without an official likeness, or spontaneous pairing, it’s only wishful thinking. To make matters worse, someone out there has the formula to create human-Atlantian hybrids. For a hefty price.

The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions #1) by Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: November 7th 2017
Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string. They’re wrong. Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future. He shouldn’t. And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart. They’re right.

by C.V. Wyk
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: January 16th 2018
Attia was once destined to rule as the queen and swordmaiden of Thrace. Now she is a slave, given to Xanthus, the Champion of Rome, as a sign of his master’s favor. Enslaved as a child, Xanthus is the preeminent gladiator of his generation. Against all odds, Attia and Xanthus form a tentative bond. A bond that will spark a rebellion.

Blood of a Thousand Stars (Empress of a Thousand Skies #2) by Rhoda Belleza
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: TBD
With a revolution brewing, Rhee is faced with a choice: make a deal with her enemy, Nero, or denounce him and risk losing her crown. Villainous media star Nero is out for blood, and he’ll go to any means necessary to control the galaxy. Vicious politics and high-stakes action culminate in an epic showdown that will determine the fate of the universe.

Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me by Carrie DiRisio & Linnea Gear
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: October 3rd 2017
Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel? Want to know all the secrets of surviving the dreaded plot twist? Or maybe you’re just really confused about what “opal-tinted, luminous cerulean orbs” actually are? Well, popular Twitter personality is here to help.

Busted by Gina Ciocca
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: January 2018
Marisa wasn’t planning to be a snoop for hire—until she accidentally caught her best friend’s boyfriend making out with another girl. Now her reputation for sniffing out cheaters has spread all over school. But when ex-frenemy Kendall asks her to spy on her boyfriend, TJ, Marisa quickly discovers the girl TJ might be falling for is Marisa herself.

Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: March 13th 2018
Soon-to-be senior Cameron loves cosplay but unfortunately, the only comic shop in her new town—her main destination for character reference—is staffed, by a dudebro who challenges every girl who comes into the shop. At her twin brother’s suggestion, Cameron borrows a set of his clothes and uses her costuming experience to waltz into the shop as Boy Cameron, where she is shocked at how easily she’s accepted into the nerd inner sanctum.

by Patrick Weekes
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: March 6th 2018
Lori Fisher hunts monsters. Not with a sword or a gun, but with an interdimensional creature called Handler. Together they take down “feeders”—aliens who prey on mankind. When Lori touches a feeder, Handler’s impossibly large jaws appear and drag the beast into another dimension. But maybe she’s not the monster hunter after all. Maybe she’s just the bait.

by Stacey Kade
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: March 20th 2018
Caroline Sands has never been particularly good at making friends. Out of desperation and a desire to please her worried mother, Caroline invented a whole life for herself—using characters from Felicity, an old show she discovered online and fell in love with. But now it’s time for Caroline to go off to college and build something real.

Fix Me by Lisa M. Cronkhite
Publisher: Flux
Release date: November 28th 2017
Penelope Wryter‘s life has been a mess ever since her sister committed suicide a year ago. Now Pen’s hooked on Fix, an illegal drug that makes her feel, think, and see differently. The hallucinations are intense, but there’s one vision that keeps Pen coming back from more — Nate. He’s the only person who cares about her. Too bad he’s just a side effect of the drug.

Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve Vol. 2) by Marissa Meyer & Stephen Gilpin
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: January 2018
Iko – an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder – has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna.

"i stop somewhere" cover, with "i stop somewhere" in bold white text overlaid on a field of frosted vines and spotted with red flowers

I Stop Somewhere by TE Carter
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: February 27th 2017
Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn’t need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper. But when the unthinkable happens, Ellie finds herself trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn’t the first victim and now she watches it happen again and again. The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place.

Into the Black (Beyond the Red #2) by Ava Jae
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: November 2017
Half-human, half-alien Eros is the rightful heir to the world throne, but he’s abducted by a rebel group of humans who won’t release him until he swears to help them overthrow the very government he’s inheriting. Kora sets off into the desert to find Eros before it’s too late for both the future king and his kingdom.

by Holly Bourne
Publisher: Usbourne
Release date: October 1st 2017
Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn’t mean things are easy. Because real love isn’t like the movies…

by Gina Ciocca
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: March 6th 2018
When the lights go out at a Georgia high school football game, senior Macy Atwood finds herself in the arms of a boy who kisses her senseless—but he’s gone by the time the lights come back on. All she knows is that there was something special—and oddly familiar—about her mystery kisser.

Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: January 16th 2018
American-born 17-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter, and then there is the world of her dreams. But unbeknownst to Maya, there is a danger looming beyond her control. When a terrorist attack occurs in another Midwestern city, the prime suspect happens to share her last name. In an instant, Maya’s community, consumed by fear and hatred, becomes unrecognizable, and her life changes forever.

Pacifica by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: March 6th 2018
Blue skies. Green grass. Clear ocean water. A lucky five hundred lottery winners will be the first to go. The only problem? Marin Carey spent her childhood on those seas and knows there’s no island paradise out there. She’s corsario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him, and she knows a con when she sees one. So where are the First Five Hundred really going?

The Pack (The Wanderers #2) by Kate Ormand
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: October 3rd 2017
Horse shifter Flo now travels in a wild pack with what remains of the shape-shifter circus she once performed in. She, bear shifter Jett, and the others seek a new home and a fresh start. But someone who betrayed them in the past returns to ruin their best hope of finding a secure future.

Poison’s Cage (Poison’s Kiss #2) by Breeana Shields
Publisher: Random House
Release date: January 16th 2017
Iyla and Marinda have killed many men together: Iyla as the seductress, Marinda as the final, poisonous kiss. Now they understand who the real enemy is–the Snake King–and together they can take him down. But when you’re a spy, even secrets between friends are dangerous. And each girl has something–or someone–to lose. Does every secret, every lie, bring them closer to the truth or . . . to a trap?

A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s
Release date: January 9th 2018
Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life – she’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to look after him.

Renegades (Renegades #1) by Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: November 7th 2017
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies — humans with extraordinary abilities — who remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice — and in Nova.

Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: Summer 2017
As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world. To win this fight, she must seize a legend’s power—but claiming the firebird may be her ruin.

Secrets of Skin and Stone by Wendy Laine
Publisher: Entangled
Release date: June 5th 2017
Something is wrong in Hidden Creek. The sleepy Alabama town is more haunted than any place fiend hunter Grisham Caso has ever seen. Unearthed graves, curse bags, and spilled blood all point to an evil that could destroy his gargoyle birthright. The town isn’t safe for anyone, and everyone says fiery Piper Devon knows why.

Seize Today (Forget Tomorrow #3) by Pintip Dunn
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: October 2017
Olivia Dresden can literally see the path to goodness in each person. Her precognition means that different versions of people’s futures flicker before her eyes. But forced into isolation, she can only watch as her mother, Chairwoman Dresden, chooses the dark, destructive course every time.

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: Summer 2017
Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold—a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: Summer 2017
Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov’s power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner—hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can’t outrun their enemies for long.

by Lisa Manterfield
Publisher: Steel Rose Press
Release date: July 18th 2017
When the unexplained deaths of her neighbors force the government to quarantine the village, Em learns what it truly means to be trapped. Dodging the watchful eye of Aiden, a HAZMAT-suited relief worker intent on befriending her, she enlists Ro’s help to escape.

by Josie Demuth
Publisher: Wise Ink
Release date: August 2017
Crystal White, formerly an ordinary human, is finally back together with her true love: the handsome, charming mer-prince Llyr. Granted supernatural abilities of her own that will allow her to live underwater, Crystal finally seems to have a shot at happiness with the man she’s waited for so long. Not, however, if obstacles both below and above the ocean have anything to say about it.

by Sarah Fine
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: January 2nd 2018
As Kupari grows increasingly unstable, with the land literally crumbling beneath their feet, and a common enemy once again threatening everything, Ansa and Elli, two young women on a collision course with destiny, must find a way to save the realm and their people from total destruction.

by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: January 9th 2018
When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the environmental solution the planet has been waiting for. For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first.

The Wanderers (The Wanderers #1) by Kate Ormand
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: September 5th 2017
Flo lives an eccentric life―she travels with a popular circus in which the main acts star orphaned children with secret shape-shifting abilities. Once Flo turns sixteen, she must perform, but she’s not ready.

When Light Left Us by Leah Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: February 13th 2017
In the wake of a life-altering alien encounter, three siblings in New Mexico must rebuild their connections with each other and other people.

White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: April 2018
Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. First his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian, turns up out of the blue. Then he and Sebastian find Rufus’ sister April, drenched in blood and holding a knife, beside the dead body of her boyfriend. Now, with no one to trust but the boy he wants to hate yet can’t stop loving, Rufus has one night to prove his sister’s innocence…or die trying.

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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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