Want to take an early peek at some of the awesome new Young Adult book titles making way to bookshelves this summer, fall, and even next spring?
Well, today we have a bunch of brand spanking new, recently revealed YA book covers for the following titles: “Great” by Sara Benincasa, “All Our Yesterdays” by Cristin Terrill, “Monsters” by Ilsa J. Bick, “Uninvited” by Sophie Jordan, “Dangerous” by Shannon Hale, “Never Fade” by Alexandra Bracken, “This is How I Find Her” by Sara Polsky and “The Historians” by Trisha Leigh.
Interestingly enough, “Great” is a teen-suited re-telling of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel, “The Great Gatsby” … with a major twist, but we won’t spoil it for you. Also, there were a lot of greats in that sentence, right?
Meanwhile, Shannon Hale’s got a new novel on the way, and the cover looks incredibly intriguing and colorful (eep!), and would ya just look at what Harper Teen’s got coming this spring — “Uninvited.” What a cool cover!
Hit the list to check ’em out and find out more details about each upcoming new book!
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Great by Sara Benincasa
Pub. Date: Jan. 7, 2013
Summary: This young adult novel, the author’s first, is inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic The Great Gatsby, a novel still read by just about every American student in middle school or high school. In this novel, there are parallel stories of deceit and tragedy—one between the narrator and her celebrity, nouveau riche mother; the other concerning one mysterious young woman’s campaign to insinuate herself into the life of a beautiful ingénue. Set in the Hamptons over the course of one tragic summer, the novel’s narrator witnesses and becomes fascinated by the efforts of the mysterious young woman, and becomes partly implicated in a tragedy that shakes the summer community and probably punctuates the end of her adolescence and the beginning of her adulthood.
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Pub. Date: Sept. 3, 2013
Source: Mundie Moms
Summary: “You have to kill him.” Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain.
Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.
Marina has loved her best friend James since the day he moved next door when they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles apart, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Now someone is trying to kill him. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it. At least not as the girl she once was.
Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick
Pub. Date: Sept. 10, 2013
Source: Mundie Moms
Summary: The Changed are on the move. The Spared are out of time. The End…is now.
When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn’t get much worse-until the doctors found the monster in her head.
She headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death.
Now, with no hope of rescue-on the brink of starvation in a winter that just won’t quit-she discovers a new and horrifying truth.
The Change isn’t over.
The Changed are still evolving.
And…they’ve had help.
With this final volume of The Ashes Trilogy, Ilsa J. Bick delivers a riveting, blockbuster finish, returning readers to a brutal, post-apocalyptic world where no one is safe and hope is in short supply.
A world where, from these ashes, the monsters may rise.
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Pub. Date: March, 2014
Source: Mundie Moms
Summary: You can’t change your DNA…even when it says you’re a murderer.
When Davy tests positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome, aka “the kill gene,” she loses everything. Once the perfect high school senior, she is uninvited from her prep school and abandoned by her friends and boyfriend. Even her parents are now afraid of her—although she’s never hurt a fly. Davy doesn’t feel any differently, but genes don’t lie. One day she will kill someone.
Without any say in the matter, Davy is thrown into a special class for HTS carriers. She has no doubt the predictions are right about them, especially Sean, who already bears the “H” tattoo as proof of his violence. Yet when the world turns on the carriers, Sean is the only one she can trust. Maybe he’s not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.
Dangerous by Shannon Hale
Pub. Date: Jan. 7, 2014
Source: Mundie Moms
Summary: Maisie Danger Brown just wanted to get away from home for a bit, see something new. She never intended to fall in love. And she never imagined stumbling into a frightening plot that kills her friends and just might kill her, too. A plot that is already changing life on Earth as we know it. There’s no going back. She is the only thing standing between danger and annihilation.
From NY Times bestselling author Shannon Hale comes a novel that asks, How far would you go to save the ones you love? And how far would you go to save everyone else?
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
Pub. Date: Oct. 15, 2013
Source: Big Books, Tiny Voices
Summary: Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.
When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.
As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?
This is How I Find her by Sara Polsky
Pub. Date: Sept. 1, 2013
Source: YA Books Central
Summary: Sophie has always lived her life in the shadow of her mother’s bipolar disorder: monitoring medication, making sure the rent is paid, rushing home after school instead of spending time with friends, and keeping secrets from everyone.
But when a suicide attempt lands Sophie’s mother in the hospital, Sophie no longer has to watch over her. She moves in with her aunt, uncle, and cousin–a family she’s been estranged from for the past five years. Rolling her suitcase across town to her family’s house is easy. What’s harder is figuring out how to rebuild her life.
And as her mother’s release approaches and the old obligations loom, Sophie finds herself torn between her responsibilities toward her mother and her desire to live her own life, Sophie must decide what to do next.
The Historians by Trish Leigh
Pub. Date: July 30, 2013
Source: YA Books Central
*If you could learn the identity of your one true love—even knowing you’d probably never meet—would you do it?*
Years have passed since refugees from a ruined earth took to space, eventually terraforming a new system of planets. Science has not only made the leaps necessary to allow time travel, but the process engineered a strange side effect—predicting people’s one true love.
The problem? If only one soul ever has been born, or will be born, that perfectly matches yours, the chances the two will exist in the same time and place are almost zero. It’s rare enough that the predictions have been reduced to a game, a parlor trick, and no one expects a happily ever after with their Kindred.
*If you had the chance to meet your one true love—even knowing you couldn’t be together—would you go?*
Sixteen-year-old Kaia Vespasian is an apprentice to the Historians—a group charged with using time travel to document the triumphs and failures of the past—and can’t resist a peek at her long-dead one true love. Before she knows it, she’s broken every rule in the book, and the consequences of getting caught could be disastrous.
*If you could save your one true love from a terrible, untimely death, would you be able to resist?*
When Oz Truman, a fellow apprentice, discovers Kaia’s secret, he shows her the predicted trajectories that could result her from altering the history of ancient Egypt. They prove that if Kaia doesn’t ensure her Kindred dies as he’s supposed to, the effect on the present will be catastrophic.
*Would you have the strength to watch them die?*
But when Kaia she notices Oz popping up in historical archives where he doesn’t belong, she suspects he has a secret of his own—and the conspiracy she uncovers breaks worse rules than traveling to ancient Egypt to meet a boy.
If Kaia’s experience with her one true love has taught her anything, it’s that no alteration to history comes without consequences. The Historians trained her to observe and record the past, but Kaia never guessed she might have to protect it—especially not from the people she trusts.