Here are the covers that were revealed during the week of May 16 – May 22. Click the author to hop on over to their GoodReads page to add it to you’re TBR!
The Shadows We Know by Heart by Jennifer Park
Published by Simon Teen
March 14th 2017
Leah Roberts’s life has never been the same since her brother died ten years ago. Her mother won’t stop drinking, her father can’t let go of his bitter anger, and Leah herself has a secret she’s told no one: Sasquatch are real, and she’s been watching a trio of them in the woods behind her house for years.
Everything changes when Leah discovers that among the Sasquatch lives a teenager. This alluring, enigmatic boy has no memory of his past and can barely speak, but Leah can’t shake his magnetic pull. Gradually, Leah’s life entwines with his, providing her the escape from reality she never knew she needed.…
Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner
Published by Candlewick
September 13th 2016
Otis and Meg were inseparable until her family abruptly moved away after the terrible accident that left Otis’s little brother dead and both of their families changed forever. Since then, it’s been three years of radio silence, during which time Otis has become the unlikely protégé of eighteen-year-old Dara—part drill sergeant, part friend—who’s hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. But when Otis learns that Meg is coming back to town, he must face some difficult truths about the girl he’s never forgotten and the brother he’s never stopped grieving. As it becomes achingly clear that he and Meg are not the same people they were, Otis must decide what to hold on to and what to leave behind. Quietly affecting, this compulsively readable debut novel captures all the confusion, heartbreak, and fragile hope of three teens struggling to accept profound absences in their lives.
Speak of Me As I Am by Sonia Belasco
Published by Philomel Books
Damon and Melanie know something about what it means to lose those you love. Months after his best friend Carlos’s death, Damon tries to see the world through the viewfinder of his camera, hoping to understand what Carlos saw – or perhaps what he didn’t. With her artist mother gone, Melanie picks up a paintbrush to feel her nearby, but the set pieces she paints are filled with empty spaces. When fate conspires to bring them together, Melanie and Damon quickly become each other’s anchors. But as their friendship deepens into romance, things get complicated fast. They find that they can’t ignore the past forever – especially when working on a school production of Othello triggers memories they both wish they could leave behind.
Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliott
Published by Margaret Ferguson Books
February 28th 2017
Told in second person, Sad Perfect is the story of a girl and the unique eating disorder that consumes her, the boy she loves, and the monster that tries to keep her from recovery. It’s about imperfect families, finding love and support in the most unexpected places, and discovering the internal strength to conquer anything.
The Cursed Queen (The Impostor Queen #2) by Sarah Fine
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
January 3rd 2017
Ansa has always been a fighter.
As a child, she fought the invaders who murdered her parents and snatched her as a raid prize. She fought for her place next to Thyra, the daughter of the Krigere Chieftain. She fought for her status as a warrior in her tribe: blood and victory are her way of life. But the day her Krigere cross the great lake and threaten the witch queen of the Kupari, everything changes.
Blacksouls (Blackhearts #2) by Nicole Castroman
Published by Simon Pulse
Anne and Teach (the future Blackbeard) are on separate ships and endure horrendous journeys, violence, and even mutiny until arriving in the tropics of Nassau—only to face corrupt politics and danger around every corner.
SCI-FI / DYSTOPIAN
The Adjustment (The Program #3) by Suzanne Young
Published by Simon Pulse
April 18th 2017
How do you go back to a life you can’t remember?
Less than a year after the fall of The Program, society has moved on from the suicide epidemic. The media has a short memory, and as everyone else returns to a society allowed to feel again, those who had been put through The Program remain outsiders. Returners experience memory crash-backs, competing feelings for people they’ve never met, and an increasing sense of dread and hopelessness. But then one company steps forward with the offer of a new experimental treatment. They call it the Adjustment. For patients who have lost part of their memory, the Adjustment promises to bring it all back by implanting new memories in their place. After all, what’s the difference between a real memory and a false one if they feel the same?
Well that’s it for this week! Are you looking forward to any of these books? Let me know in the comments below! Stay tuned for next weeks cover reveals!
Until next time,