What new YA covers hit the web in January 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 January 2017!

16 Ways to Break a Heart by Lauren Strasnick
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: July 25th 2017
Natalie and Dan were electric from the moment they met. But that was hot tempers turned to blowout fights. Before a few little lies turned to broken trust. Before a hundred tiny slights broke them open. And now Natalie wants Dan to know just how much he broke her.

27 Hours (The Nightside Saga #1) by Tristina Wright
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: October 3rd 2017
Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish. Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

Akata Warrior (Akata Witch #2) by Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: 2017
Blurb currently unavailable.

Akata Witch (Akata Witch #1) by Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Speak
Release date: July 11th 2017
Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset.

Ally (Nemesis #2) by Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: October 3rd 2017
Princess Sepora of Serubel and King Tarik of Theoria have formed an uneasy truce between their kingdoms since the deadly plague began to rip through Theoria. Since their feelings for each other are entangled in politics and power, they must use their own trusted resources to find common ground.

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: September 5th 2017
Blurb currently unavailable.

by Danielle L. Jensen
Publisher: Angry Robot Books
Release date: June 6th 2017
Below Forsaken Mountain, a revolution stirs with the aim to overthrow the tyrant king of Trollus, and Marc is the right hand of its leader. It’s a secret more than one troll would kill to possess, which is why he must keep it from everyone, even the girl he loves.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: May 2nd 2017
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. (Middle: US, Right: UK)

The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: November 7th 2017
From a chip implanted beneath the skin, the Intercept monitors, records, and provokes emotion to keep the people of New Earth safe. As Violet uncovers long-buried secrets, the Intercept’s pervasive power seems darker than she ever knew.

Dawn of Spies (A Crusoe Adventure #1) by Andrew Lane
Publisher: Adaptive Books
Release date: January 24th 2017
Rescued from a deserted Caribbean island, 17-year-old Robinson Crusoe and his female friend, Friday, find themselves in late 1600s London, a bustling city that proves as treacherous for them to navigate as the remote island they just left behind.

Day of Ice (A Crusoe Adventure #2) by Andrew Lane
Publisher: Adaptive Books
Release date: February 21st 2017
Robinson Crusoe and his friend Friday are now climbing the ranks of this exclusive group of spies who reports directly to the Crown. Suddenly, in the dead of winter, Friday is shocked to see her father, who once tried to kill her, walking the streets of London.

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Publisher: Crown Books
Release date: October 17th 2017
Justyce McAllister is top of his class, captain of the debate team, and set for the Ivy League next year—but none of that matters to the police officer who put him in handcuffs. Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, music turned up. Much to the fury of the white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. And Justyce and Manny get caught in the crosshairs.

Driven by MB Mulhall
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release date: March 8th 2017
When eighteen-year-old Oliver is released from prison and finds a temporary home with old twin spinsters, and it seems too good to be true. The neighbor, Simon, certainly thinks it is. Maybe Simon is right and Oliver doesn’t deserve happiness — or any of the other feelings stirring in a heart Oliver thought he’d closed off for good.

Fireblood (Frostblood #2) by Elly Blake
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: September 7th 2017
Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past….

Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 7th 2017
Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

Freefall by Joshua David Bellin
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: August 29th 2017
In the Upperworld, the privileged 1% are getting ready to abandon a devastated planet Earth. And Cam can’t wait to leave. Then Cam sees a banned video feed of protesters in the Lowerworld who also want a chance at a new life. And he sees a girl with golden eyes who seems to be gazing straight though the feed directly at him. A girl he has to find. Sofie.

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: September 5th
Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

Girl in a Bad Place by Kaitlin Ward
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: Fall 2017
Mailee and Cara take care of each other. So when the girls are invited to visit the Haven, a commune in the mountains near their suburban Montana town, it seems like a cool new adventure to go on together. And it is, sort of — until Cara starts spending every waking minute there. Mailee is sure: They aren’t safe in this Haven.

Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 10th 2017
Right before Sadie died, she begged her sister, Ruby, to do the one thing she could never do herself: Find the treasure on Gray Wolf Island. With just a mysterious treasure map as a guide, Ruby reluctantly allows some friends to join her on the hunt, each of whom is touched by magic… and hiding a secret.

Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: June 6th 2017
It seems too good to be true when Daniel Tate, missing since he was abducted from one of California’s most elite private enclaves at the age of ten, turns up on a snowy street in Vancouver six years later. It’s perfect. A miracle. Except for one thing: That boy isn’t Daniel Tate.

The Last True Love Story by Brendan Kiely
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: September 26th 2017
One hot July night, Hendrix and Corrina decide to risk everything. They steal a car, spring Gpa from his assisted living facility and take off on a cross-country odyssey from L.A. to N.Y. With their parents, Gpa’s doctors, and the police all hot on their heels, Hendrix and Corrina set off to discover for themselves if what Gpa says is true—that the only stories that last are love stories.

Mask of Shadows (Mask of Shadows #1) by Linsey Miller
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: September 5th 2017
Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class―and the nobles who destroyed their home – so they audition to become a member of The Left Hand―the Queen’s personal assassins.

Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release date: November 21st 2017
A teenage girl, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s The Importance Of Being Earnest, runs away under an assumed name to compete in an off-brand academic decathlon for a chance to win a full scholarship to the only college in the country with a Science Fiction Literature program.

Off the Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: February 28th 2017
Claire O’Connor is back in Juniper Falls, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be. One semester off, that’s what she promised herself. Just long enough to take care of her father and keep the family business—a hockey bar beside the ice rink—afloat. It’s the absolute worst time to fall in love.

A Poison Dark and Drowning (A Shadow Bright and Burning #2) by Jessica Cluess
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release date: September 19th 2017
Henrietta doesn’t need a prophecy to know that she’s in danger. She came to London to be named the chosen one, the first female sorcerer in centuries, the one who would defeat the Ancients. Instead, she discovered a city ruled by secrets. And the biggest secret of all: Henrietta is not the chosen one.

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
Publisher: Egmont USA
Release date: May 2nd 2017
When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own.

Red Dirt by Anna Jarzab
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: August 29th 2017
When Sammy meets charming city boy Brayton Foster, things start looking up for once. Then one dark night, her father, Bobby Ray, goes missing, and Sammy knows bones who’s to blame. Local drug kingpin Redbreast Tuller. But the sheriff is in the Tullers’ back pocket.

Release by Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: May 4th 2017
Today will change Adam Thorn’s life. Between his religious family, unpleasant boss and his ex-boyfriend, the bindings of his world are coming undone. And way across town, a ghost has risen from the lake. Is there time for Adam to find his release?

by Farah Oomerbhoy
Publisher: Wise Ink
Release date: April 2017
The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.

Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: June 6th 2017
Being a bastard blows. Tilla would know. Her father, Lord Kent of the Western Province, loved her as a child, but cast her aside as soon as he had trueborn children. When Tilla, along with a group of fellow bastards and the visiting princess Lyriana, stumbles upon a crime they were never meant to witness, the bastards band together, realizing they alone have the power to prevent a civil war that will tear their kingdom apart.

by Mila Gray
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release date: November 28th 2017
The last thing Emerson needs is Jake turning up, bringing with him old memories and opening up old wounds. But Jake seems determined to revive their friendship no matter how much Emerson tries to push him away. If they’re to have any kind of future, they’re first going to need to confront the past, a past that most people want to stay buried.

Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson
Publisher: Flux
Release date: May 1st 2017
The only person who ever seems to notice Finley is her best friend and godparents’ son, Oliver Bertram. To claim Oliver’s heart—and keep her own—she’ll have to find the courage to do what she fears most: step into the spotlight.

Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms #2) by Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 4th 2017
After a brush with death, Lyss, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of Fells, goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn’t pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne.

The Sky Throne by Chris Ledbetter
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: April 18th 2017
Duality dwells at every turn, and an adolescent Zeus will learn that all too well when Hyperion attacks his family on Crete. When the dust settles, his mother is unconscious and his best friend left for dead. Zeus embarks on a quest to discover who ordered the attack on his home.

by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 26th 2017
Kiko doesn’t get into Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back.

True North (True Born #2) by L.E. Stirling
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: April 4th 2017
Abandoned by her family in Plague-ridden Dominion City, eighteen-year-old Lucy Fox has no choice but to rely upon the kindness of the True Borns, a renegade group of genetically enhanced humans, to save her twin sister, Margot. But Nolan Storm, their mysterious leader, has his own agenda.

Two Roads from Here by Teddy Steinkellner
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: June 20th 2017
Five high school seniors. Two different roads. One life-changing decision. These five seniors are about to have an opportunity people only dream about: to experience two potential outcomes of a life-altering decision. When it’s all over, will they still recognize their futures?

by Janelle Milanes
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: September 19th 2017
Victoria Cruz inhabits two worlds: In one, she is a rock star, thrashing the stage with her husky voice and purple-streaked hair. In the other, currently serving as her reality, Victoria is a shy teenager with overprotective Cuban parents, who sleepwalks through her life at the prestigious Evanston Academy.

Welcome to the Slipstream by Natalka Burian
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: June 18th 2017
Seventeen-year-old Van moves to Las Vegas when her nomadic mother gets a consulting job at the Silver Saddle casino. Just as Van joins an all-girl rock band and starts at last to make friends her mom is lured into a new agey cult. A dramatic showdown sends Van chasing her mom to Sedona, racing to find her before a life-risking vision quest in the desert.

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: July 11th 2017
Kit Lowell and David Drucker couldn’t be more different, but the two strike up an unusual friendship after the death of Kit’s father. Kit is determined to discover the truth of the car accident that killed her father, and she asks David to help her. What Kit doesn’t expect is that the truth could destroy their friendship forever.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie Mclemore
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: September 26th 2017
For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish.

Wreck by Fleur Ferris
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
Release date: July 3rd 2017
Finished with high school, Tamara is ready to say goodbye to her sleepy little town and part-time job at the local paper. O-weeks awaits, which means parties, cute boys and settling into student res with her best friend Relle. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when she arrives home to find her house ransacked and her life in danger.

by G.S. Prendergast
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: September 12th 2017
Sixteen-year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her fellow campers can only stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless, but what choice does she have? Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

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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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