Throughout the past month, there have been some fantastic cover reveals for upcoming Young Adult books! Today on The Booked Shelf we’ll be highlighting some from the end of April through May so far!
1.White Fox by Sara Faring
Originally revealed on April 31 via Tor, was the cover for Sara Faring’s next eerie, thriller novel titled White Fox! Cover art by is done Shane Rebenschied and design by Carolyn Bull. Here’s a full summary:
After their world-famous mother disappeared under mysterious circumstances, Manon and Thais left their remote Mediterranean home—sent away by their pharma tech tycoon father. Opposites in every way, the sisters drifted apart in their grief. Yet their mother’s unfinished story still haunts them both, and they can’t put to rest the possibility that she is still alive.
Lured home a decade later, Manon and Thais discover their mother’s legendary last work, long thought lost: White Fox, a screenplay filled with enigmatic metaphors. The clues in this dark fairytale draw them deep into society’s surreal underbelly, into the twisted secrets hidden by their glittering family, to reveal the truth about their mother—and themselves.
White Fox by Sara Faring is set to be released September 22, 2020!
2. Tales From The Hinterland by Melissa Albert
On May 6, Tor revealed the cover alongside an excerpt for Albert’s return to The Hazel Wood titled, Tales From The Hinterland. Alongside the cover reveal was also an excerpt.
This novel will follow 12 original stories that serve as “twisted backstories to all its fairy-tale characters.” Cover art and design is done by Jim Tierney. Here’s the full summary:
Before The Hazel Wood, there was Althea Proserpine’s Tales from the Hinterland…
Journey into the Hinterland, a brutal and beautiful world where a young woman spends a night with Death, brides are wed to a mysterious house in the trees, and an enchantress is killed twice—and still lives.
Tales From The Hinterland is set to be released January 12, 2021!
3. These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy
Revealed through Hypable also on May 6, was the cover to “queer #ownvoices fantasy re-imagining of the Russian folktale The Firebird” titled These Feathered Flames. Alongside the cover reveal was also an excerpt. The cover was illustrated by Marisa Aragón Ware. Here’s a full summary:
Magic demands payment.
Two sisters. Separated by duty. One certain truth: magic always comes with a price. In the land of Tóurin, when twin heirs are born, one is raised to rule and the other becomes the next Firebird, a creature to ensure magic remains balanced.
While Izaveta remained at court, learning the lies and deception needed to survive, Asya was taken away to train with her aunt, the mysterious and deadly Firebird. But before Asya’s training is completed, the ancient power suddenly blooms inside her, which can mean only one thing: the queen is dead, and a new ruler must be crowned. Asya returns to court for her sister’s coronation, only to feel the stirring of her first calling as the Firebird.
Now, she must navigate the unfamiliar territory of the royal courts, where friend and foe are often one and the same, to hunt down the person who used the forbidden magic. But not all is as it seems, for magic is dying in Tóurin, political schemes are in motion, and the two sisters will soon find how much their years apart have changed them both.
These Feathered Flames is set to be released April 20, 2021!
4. Down Comes The Night by Allison Saft
Revealed through Saft’s Twitter on May 6, was the cover for her gothic/wintry & romanctic fantasy debut titled Down Comes The Night. The cover designer is Olga Grlic. Here’s the full summary:
Wren Southerland is the most talented healer in the Queen’s Guard, but her reckless actions have repeatedly put her on thin ice with her superiors. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his estate to cure his servant from a mysterious disease, she seizes the chance to prove herself.
When she arrives at Colwick Hall, Wren realizes that nothing is what it seems. Particularly when she discovers her patient is actually Hal Cavendish, the sworn enemy of her kingdom.
As the snowy mountains make it impossible to leave the estate, Wren and Hal grow closer as they uncover a sinister plot that could destroy everything they hold dear. But choosing love could doom both their kingdoms.
Down Comes The Night by Allison Saft is set to be released March 2, 2021!