Hot New Titles: The Week of Covers June 30th 2015

30 June, 2015 Hot New Titles 6 comments

Hot New Titles logoWelcome to Hot New Titles! This week has all the cover reveals from Harper! My Fingers hurt! Please send help! Or more books!

New releases include Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older, Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler and Storm by Amanda Sun.

Book deals to put on your radar: Timekeeper trilogy by Tara Sim, This Promise I Will Keep by Aisha Saeed and Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent.

Cover reveals include Daughters of Ruin by K.D. Costner, The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine, Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper and Cam Girl by Leah Raeder, our fav of the week!

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Hot New Titles is Cuddlebuggery’s weekly post for YA releases and cover reveals. Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook for all the cover reveals throughout the week and more fun. Clicking the covers takes you to the book’s GoodReads page. As always, we thank Stories and Sweeties, who compiles great lists of new releases and hosts monthly New Releases Giveaways! For all the latest book world news and book blogging gossip, check out our weekly Monday feature, Buzz Worthy News.


New Releases


Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

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Cassandra Clare meets Caribbean legend in SHADOWSHAPER, an action-packed urban fantasy from a bold new talent. Sierra Santiago was looking forward to a fun summer of making art, hanging out with her friends, and skating around Brooklyn. But then a weird zombie guy crashes the first party of the season. Sierra’s near-comatose abuelo begins to say “No importa” over and over. And when the graffiti murals in Bed-Stuy start to weep…. Well, something stranger than the usual New York mayhem is going on. Sierra soon discovers a supernatural order called the Shadowshapers, who connect with spirits via paintings, music, and stories. Her grandfather once shared the order’s secrets with an anthropologist, Dr. Jonathan Wick, who turned the Caribbean magic to his own foul ends. Now Wick wants to become the ultimate Shadowshaper by killing all the others, one by one. With the help of her friends and the hot graffiti artist Robbie, Sierra must dodge Wick’s supernatural creations, harness her own Shadowshaping abilities, and save her family’s past, present, and future.

Under the Lights (Daylight Falls #2) by Dahlia Adler

Under the Lights (Daylight Falls #2) by Dahlia Adler

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Josh Chester loves being a Hollywood bad boy, coasting on his good looks, his parties, his parents’ wealth, and the occasional modeling gig. But his laid-back lifestyle is about to change. To help out his best friend, Liam, he joins his hit teen TV show, Daylight Falls…opposite Vanessa Park, the one actor immune to his charms. (Not that he’s trying to charm her, of course.) Meanwhile, his drama-queen mother blackmails him into a new family reality TV show, with Josh in the starring role. Now that he’s in the spotlight—on everyone’s terms but his own—Josh has to decide whether a life as a superstar is the one he really wants. Vanessa Park has always been certain about her path as an actor, despite her parents’ disapproval. But with all her relationships currently in upheaval, she’s painfully uncertain about everything else. When she meets her new career handler, Brianna, Van is relieved to have found someone she can rely on, now that her BFF, Ally, is at college across the country. But as feelings unexpectedly evolve beyond friendship, Van’s life reaches a whole new level of confusing. And she’ll have to choose between the one thing she’s always loved…and the person she never imagined she could.

Storm (Paper Gods #3) by Amanda Sun

Storm (Paper Gods #3) by Amanda Sun

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After almost a year in Japan, Katie Greene has finally unearthed the terrible secret behind her boyfriend Tomohiro’s deadly ability to bring drawings to life—not only is he descended from Kami, the ancient Japanese gods, but he is the heir to a tragedy that occurred long ago, a tragedy that is about to repeat. Even as the blood of a vengeful god rages inside Tomo, Katie is determined to put his dark powers to sleep. In order to do so, she and Tomo must journey to find the three Imperial Treasures of Japan. Gifts from the goddess Amaterasu herself, these treasures could unlock all of the secrets about Tomo’s volatile ancestry and quell the ink’s lust for destruction. But in order to complete their quest, Tomo and Katie must confront out-of-control Kami and former friend Jun, who has begun his own quest of revenge against those he believes have wronged him. To save the world, and themselves, Katie and Tomo will be up against one of the darkest Kami creations they’ve ever encountered—and they may not make it out alive.

Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel

Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel

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A luminous young adult novel that evokes Judy Blume’s Forever for a new generation. Ever since Sarah was born, she’s lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Scarlett. But this summer on Cape Cod, she’s determined to finally grow up. Then she meets gorgeous college boy Andrew. He sees her as the girl she wants to be. A girl who’s older than she is. A girl like Scarlett. Before she knows what’s happened, one little lie has transformed into something real. And by the end of August, she might have to choose between falling in love, and finding herself. Fans of Jenny Han and Stephanie Perkins are destined to fall for this story about how life and love are impossible to predict.

Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips

Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips

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When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High’s resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules: 1. Avoid her at school. 2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together. 3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben. Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?


Book Deals


Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Delacorte (Random House)
Publication: 2017
Rights: World
Agent: Merrilee Heifetz (Writers House)

About a 16-year-old girl who secretly longs to be an individual in a world where standing out from the crowd could result in disaster.

Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black
Publisher: Abrams/Amulet
Publication: Spring 2016
Rights: World
Agent: Alice Speilburg (Speilburg Literary Agency)

In which a teenage girl meets a devil at her town crossroads and exchanges her voice for a pair of magical boots and six months to save her runaway sister’s soul.

Timekeeper trilogy by Tara Sim
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication: Fall 2016
Rights: World
Agent: Laura Crockett (TriadaUS Literary Agency)

LGBT Steampunk. The series, set in an alternate Victorian era in which time in each city is controlled by a clock tower, follows teenage prodigy clock tower mechanic Danny. Hoping to save his father, who is trapped in a town outside of London, Danny is also battling a force seeking to destroy all of the towers and stop time.

Songs About a Girl by Chris Russell
Publisher: Flatiron Books (US) and Hodder Children’s Books (UK)
Publication: TBD
Rights: North American and UK
Agent: Ginger Clark and Noah Ballard (Curtis Brown)

About a wallflower teen girl who is swept up into the surreal world of the world’s hottest boy band, and becomes caught between the charms of its two star members.

This Promise I Will Keep by Aisha Saeed
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books (Penguin)
Publication: 2017
Rights: World
Agent: Taylor Martindale Kean (Full Circle Literary)

In it, a Pakistani teenager enters indentured servitude to pay her family’s debts, and must choose between pursuing an education and freedom or the chance to save her village from a dangerous threat.

Flip the Bird by Kym Brunner
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication: Fall 2016
Rights: World
Agent: Eric Myers (Dystel & Goderich Literary Management)

It tells the story of a teenager at his first falconry meet who is determined to win the Best Apprentice pin. But he runs up against trouble when he finds himself falling for a girl whose parents are leaders of a radical animal rights group.

Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication: Fall 2016
Rights: World
Agent: Mandy Hubbard (D4EO Literary Agency)

In which a girl, found lying battered and broken in a ditch, must recount the events that led to her demise, and ultimately, to murder.

Untitled by Susan Kuklin
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication: Fall 2017
Rights: World English
Agent: Brianne Johnson (Writers House)

Kuklin, who won the 2014 Stonewall Honor Award for Beyond Magenta, will now shift her focus to young, undocumented immigrants. The book, which is not yet titled, will be accompanied by Kuklin’s photography.

Source: Publishers’ Weekly


NY Times Bestsellers


Young Adult

  1. Paper Towns by John Green
  2. Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  3. Looking For Alaska by John Green
  4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  5. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  7. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  8. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  9. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  10. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  11. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  12. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Children’s Series

  1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  3. Dork Diaries by Rachel Renée Russell
  4. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  5. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
  6. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare and others
  7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  8. Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry
  9. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  10. Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Cover Reveals


Steph Sinclair

Steph Sinclair

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
I'm a bibliophile trying to make it through my never-ending To-Be-Read list, equal opportunity snarker and fangirl, YA Books Central editor and co-blogger here at Cuddlebuggery. Find me on GoodReads.
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6 Responses to “Hot New Titles: The Week of Covers June 30th 2015”

  1. Carina Olsen
    Twitter:

    Yay for bunch of awesome news 😀 And uuugh, I am dying for The Shadow Queen. <3 It looks perfect. But, sigh. The bestseller list. I wish John Green wasn't on it all the time :p I know of so many amazing books I wish more people would buy. But they are all buying John Green, all the time? How is that even possible? lol, I would think they have all bought his books by now 🙂 Anyway. Thank you for sharing about all of this Steph. <3
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    • Steph Sinclair
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      Wow, you’re right! I didn’t even notice that there weren’t many “girl in a pretty dress” covers. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, but it’s nice to see something different!

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