What new YA covers hit the web this week? (June 20)


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

All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso
Publisher: Flux
Release date: December 12th 2017
Scarlett Stiles is desperate for a change of scenery after her older brother, Liam, dies of a drug overdose. But spending the summer with her grandfather wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Luckily, Scarlett finds something to keep her busy — a local rock band looking for a guitarist.

The Empress (The Diabolic #2) by S.J. Kincaid
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 31st 2017
Tyrus is adjusting to his new role as Emperor, and Nemesis sits beside him at the throne. But the Grandiloquy won’t rest until the teen Emperor and Empress are stopped. At the same time, Nemesis tries to distance herself from the killer she used to be.

by Christina June
Publisher: Blink YA
Release date: May 1st 2018
Matilda Castillo has always done what she was told, and as a result she watched her dreams of becoming a contemporary dancer slip away. So when Tilly gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the summer with a New York dance troupe, nothing can stop her from saying yes.

by Sarah Nicole Smetana
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 6th 2018
Susannah Hayes has never been in the spotlight, but she dreams of following her father, a former rock star, onto the stage. She’s certain that if she writes the perfect song, her father might finally look up long enough to see her. But when he dies unexpectedly, her dreams—and her reality—shatter.

Rules of Rain by Leah Scheier
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: December 1st 2017
Rain has taken care of Ethan all of her life. Before she even knew what autism meant, she’s been her twin brother’s connection to the hostile world around him. Each day with Ethan is unvarying and predictable, and she’s sure that nothing will ever change—until one night when her world is turned upside down by a mistake she can’t take back.

Runebinder (The Runebinder Chronicles #1) by Alex R. Kahler
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: November 14th 2017
When magic returned to the world, it could have saved humanity, but greed and thirst for power caused mankind’s downfall instead. Now once-human monsters called Howls prowl abandoned streets, their hunger guided by corrupt necromancers and the all-powerful Kin.

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: April 3rd 2018
Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together. What could go wrong?

by Mary Fan
Publisher: Snowy Wings
Release date: August 29th 2017
In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei has an encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. When she starts hearing his voice in her head, their bond deepens. But Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous.

A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen
Publisher: Amulet/Abrams
Release date: January 9th 2018
Spencer is used to being the weird one, the not-quite-right one, the alone one. Between having Tourette’s Syndrome and a perfect-at-everything older brother, it’s just the way things are. But the moment he meets Hope, he feels different.

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: January 2nd 2018
Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little in common besides their ambitious nature. But one thing could wreck their carefully planned futures: a genetic test for Huntington’s. When the results come in, one twin tests positive for Huntington’s, and the other tests negative.

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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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