What new YA covers hit the web this week? (June 11)


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

by Gloria Chao
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: February 6th 2018
At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. Mei can’t bring herself to tell her parents the truth–that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese.

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.

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: November 28th 2017
Ryn has one unread text message on her phone. And it’s been there for almost a year. She hasn’t tried to read it. She can’t. She won’t. Because that one message is the last thing her best friend ever said to her before she died. But as Ryn finds herself trapped in the Denver International Airport on New Year’s Eve, fate literally runs into her.

The Dragon’s Curse (Transference #2) by Bethany Wiggins
Publisher: Crown Books
Release date: February 2018
Desperate to sever her forced marriage and be reunited with her true love, Sorrow must find a way to escape her captor husband. But there’s just one more dangerous obstacle in her way. A two-headed dragon is hunting her and will stop at nothing until she is dead.

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.

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Publisher: Big Mouth House
Release date: August 15th 2017
Sometimes it’s not the kid you expect who falls through to magicland, sometimes it’s . . . Elliott. He’s grumpy, nerdy, and appalled by both the dearth of technology and the levels of fitness involved in swinging swords around. Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise) he finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possible.

by Peadar O’Guilin
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: March 2018
After so much danger, Nessa and Anto can finally dream of a happy life. But the terrible attack on their school has created a witch-hunt for traitors — boys and girls who survived the Call only by making deals with the enemy.

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.

by Amber Smith
Publisher: McElderry Books
Release date: February 6th 2018
Junior year for Brooke Winters is supposed to be about change. She’s transferring schools, starting fresh, and making plans for college so she can finally leave her hometown, her family, and her past behind. But all of her dreams are shattered when her mother is arrested for killing Brooke’s abusive father.

Lizzie by Dawn Ius
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: April 10th 2018
When her parents try to restrain Lizzie from living the life she wants, it sparks something in her that she can’t quite figure out. Her blackout episodes start getting worse, her instincts less and less reliable. Lizzie is angry, certainly, but she also feels like she’s going mad…

Lost Crow Conspiracy (Blood Rose Rebellion #2) by Rosalyn Eves
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: March 27th 2018
Sixteen-year old Anna Arden was once just the magically barren girl from an elite Luminate family. Now she has broken the Binding–and Praetheria, the creatures held captive by the spell, wreak havoc across Europe. Lower-class citizens have access to magic for the first time, while other Luminates lose theirs forever.

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.

The Pros of Cons by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar & Michelle Schusterman
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: April 2018
Fan conventions are all about celebrating your interests… so what happens when your friends don’t quite share yours? That’s what three teenage girls attending three very different fan conventions must deal with in The Pros of Cons when they are forced to share close quarters in their overbooked hotel, which is hosting a taxidermy championship, a drumming competition, and a fanfiction convention.

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.

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.

Shadowsong (Wintersong #2) by S. Jae-Jones
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release date: January 30th 2018
It’s been six months since Liesl left the Goblin King and returned to the world above. But there’s something wrong with Josef; he’s cold, distant, and withdrawn. And to make matters worse, Liesl hasn’t been able to forget the Goblin King… or the music he inspired.

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.

Spindle (A Thousand Nights #2) by E.K. Johnston
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 3rd 2017
A demon has regained her power. She has made one kingdom strong and brought the other to its knees, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. When a princess is born, the demon is ready with the final blow: a curse that will cost the princess her very soul, or force her to destroy her own people to save her life.

The Summer of Broken Things by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: April 10th 2018
Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted is athletic, rich, and pretty. Sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts is known as “butt-girl” at school. The two girls were friends as little kids, but that’s ancient history now. So it’s a huge surprise when Avery’s father offers to bring Kayla along on a summer trip to Spain.

Switch by Kat Helgeson & Hannah Moskowitz
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: July 2017
Gabi and Nadine have never met. But they just found out that, thanks to a mistake at the hospital sixteen-years-ago, they’ve been living each other’s lives. And their journeys down the rabbit holes of who they might have been bring them towards painful realizations, emotional catastrophe…and the people who just might be able to save them.

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.

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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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