What new YA covers hit the web this week? (October 17)


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

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Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 25th 2017
All Cassie wants is to get some solid ground under her feet following the shock of her parents’ divorce. So when she learns of her mom’s plans to take Cassie and her brother, Drew, on a four-month sailing trip from Oregon to Mexico, she’s stunned. There is absolutely nothing solid about the Pacific Ocean.

The Crown’s Fate (The Crown’s Game #2) by Evelyn Skye
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 16th 2017
Blurb currently unavailable.

Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: August 29th 2017
Billie McCaffrey is always starting things. Like couches constructed of newspapers and two-by-fours. Like costumes made of aluminum cans and Starburst wrappers. Like trouble. This year, however, trouble comes looking for her. Her best friends have always been schemers. But when they start scheming about love, things go sideways.

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Everything All at Once by Katrina Leno
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: July 25th 2017
Lottie’s Aunt Helen is the author of a bestselling children’s book series; when she dies, she leaves Lottie a series of letters with increasingly risky dares that not only push her to live life to the fullest, but that ultimately help her unravel a mystery.

The Gauntlet (The Cage #3) by Megan Shepherd
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 23rd 2017
Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong—a supposed safe haven on a small moon—where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet. But Armstrong is no paradise; it’s a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: June 20th 2017
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with his travelling companion Percy from Paris to Rome.

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Grit by Gillian French
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 16th 2017
It’s summer in rural Maine; Darcy Prentiss knows how to have a good time, just like anyone else, but when you’ve been designated the town slut, every move you make seems to further solidify your “trashy girl” reputation. But the fun is what’s been keeping Darcy’s mind off the things she can’t forget.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: February 28th 2017
Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Now I Rise (The Conquerors Saga #2) by Kiersten White
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: June 27th 2017
Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants.

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Obsidian and Stars (Ivory and Bone #2) by Julie Eshbaugh
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 13th 2017
Mya is ready to become Kol’s betrothed. On the night of their marriage announcement, however, Mya learns the devastating news that her brother wants to marry their youngest sister, Lees, off to his friend Morsk. Mya wants to save her sister from a future of unhappiness, but the only way to do so is to take her spot.

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: June 13th 2017
Nearly six months after Kate and August were first thrown together, the war between the monsters and the humans is terrifying reality. In Verity, August has become the leader he never wished to be, and in Prosperity, Kate has become the ruthless hunter she knew she could be.

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 9th 2017
Ramona Blue was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. The out-and-proud lesbian now lives in a trailer with her good-hearted but ineffectual father, her flaky mother, and her pregnant older sister, Hattie. She has big dreams — dreams she can’t pursue because her family needs her to be responsible.

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Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman
Publisher: Running Press Teen
Release date: May 9th 2017
Anna’s always idolized her older sister, Storm. So when Storm dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna is completely lost and her family is torn apart. That is, until she finds Storm’s summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever.

Thief’s Cunning (Assassin’s Heart #2) by Sarah Ahiers
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 13th 2017
Allegra Saldana has always had to look over her shoulder. As the niece of the infamous assassin Lea Saldana, Allegra is used to hiding from people who want her dead. Once the strongest clipper family in the Kingdom of Lovero, the Saldanas—or what’s left of them—are now the most hunted.

Who’s That Girl by Blair Thornburgh
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s
Release date: July 13th 2017
Junior Nattie McCullough is totally OK with her place in life. So when last summer’s crush and her former classmate—Young Lungs lead singer Sebastian Delacroix—comes back to town with his new hit single “Natalie,” she can’t bring herself to believe it could possibly be about her…could it?

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by Lana Popović
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: August 2017
All the women in Iris and Malina’s family are born with a gleam—a unique way of manipulating beauty through magic. When a mysterious woman attacks their mother and leaves her hovering between life and death, the sisters unearth an ancient curse that haunts their line.

Words on Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton
Publisher: Random House
Release date: July 4th 2017
Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. When he meets Maya, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret.

You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: 2017
There’s a box in the back of Audrey’s closet that she rarely thinks about. Inside is a letter, seventeen years old, from a mother she’s never met, handed to her by the woman she’s called Mom her whole life. But when Audrey realizes that she’s pregnant, she feels something crack open. Almost two decades ago, a girl in Audrey’s situation made a choice, one that started Audrey’s entire story.

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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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