What May 2015 YA books release this week? (May 12)

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What May 2015 YA books release this week?

5 to 1 holly bodger5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 12th
In the year 2054, after decades of gender selection, India now has a ratio of five boys for every girl, making women an incredibly valuable commodity. Sudasa, though, doesn’t want to be a wife.

apple and rain sarah crossanApple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: May 12th
When Apple’s mother returns after eleven years away, Apple feels whole again. It’s only when Apple meets someone more lost than she is that she begins to see things as they really are.

adventures in homicide and heartbreak milda harrisAdventures in Homicide and Heartbreak (Funeral Crashing Mysteries #4) by Milda Harris
Publisher: self-published
Release date: May 12th
Kait Lenox and Ethan Ripley are officially in the I love you stage and they can’t keep their hands off each other. When she’s not making out with Ethan, Kait also has a new internship at the local police department. Kait’s life is finally perfect, until she sees her boss interrogating someone she knows.

the artisans julie reeceThe Artisans by Julie Reece
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: May 12th
To repay her stepdad’s debts, Raven agrees to live in reclusive heir Gideon Maddox’s home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries’ clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

bruja aileen erinBruja (Alpha Girl #4) by Aileen Erin
Publisher: Ink Monster
Release date: May 12th
The coven has splintered into two factions: Luciana’s army of witches wielding dark magic, and Claudia’s few stragglers. Claudia must find the spells to counteract Luciana’s demonic power.

burn walter jury sarah fineBurn (Scan #2) by Walter Jury & Sarah Fine
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: May 12th
Tate needs to find a place of safety, and his father left him one last thing that can do just that—a safehouse, which turns out to be a clue to what’s really threatening the planet.

the cost of all things maggie lehrmanThe Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 12th
What would you pay to cure your heartbreak? Banish your sadness? Transform your looks? The right spell can fix anything…. When Ari’s boyfriend Win dies, she gets a spell to erase all memory of him.

Crow’s Rest by Angelica R. Jackson
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: May 12th
Avery is eager to rekindle her summertime romance, but Daniel’s not the sweet, neurotic guy she remembers—if this is her Daniel at all. Maybe someone—some thing—has taken his place.

end of days susan eeEnd of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3) by Susan Ee
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: May 12th
After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

fell of dark patrick downesFell of Dark by Patrick Downes
Publisher: Philomel Books
Release date: May 12th
This is the story of two boys: Erik, who performs miracles, and Thorn, who hears voices. The two boys’ lives intersect as their minds devolve into hallucinations.

heat of the moment lauren barnholdtHeat of the Moment (Moment of Truth #1) by Lauren Barnholdt
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 12th
Lyla wrote an email to her future self in freshman year. When the email is delivered, Lyla spends the next three days trying to keep the promises she and her friends made to themselves four years ago.

the hunted matt de la penaThe Hunted (The Living #2) by Matt de la Pena
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 12th
Addie told Shy a secret. It’s a secret that people would kill for-have killed for-and she has the piece that could turn everything on its ear. The problem? Shy has no idea where Addie is.

it's just a jump to the left libba brayIt’s Just a Jump to the Left by Libba Bray
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 12th
Best friends Agnes and Leta have a Friday night ritual. The midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. That was always the routine, until Agnes started dating Roger, and left Leta behind.

love fortunes and other disasters kimberly karaliusLove Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: May 12th
Generations of Duprees have successfully followed the love fortunes from Zita’s famous Love Charms Shop, so Fallon Dupree is devastated when her fortune states that she will NEVER find love.

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 12th
Montana and her sister, Arizona, are named after the mountainous states their mother left them for. But Montana is a New York City girl and she’s stepping into the most intense summer of her life.

a matter of heart amy fellner dominyA Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 12th
High school swimmer Abby Lipman is on track to qualify for the Olympic trials when she’s diagnosed with a deadly heart condition. Will she give up her dream or risk everything–including her life?

the messengers edward hoganThe Messengers by Edward Hogan
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: May 12th
As soon as they meet, Peter recognizes that Frances is a messenger, just like him. Although Frances can’t change the past, she realises that she can change the future, at least for a chosen few.

nil unlocked lynne matsonNil Unlocked (Nil #2) by Lynne Matson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: May 12th
On the island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die. Rives is now the undisputed Leader of Nil City, but keeping the City united is tougher than ever.

nimona noelle stevensonNimona by Noelle Stevenson
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 12th
Nimona is an impulsive shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak havoc.

a tale of two besties sophia rossiA Tale of Two Besties by Sophia Rossi
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: May 12th
Harper and Lily were born to be besties. But can this BFF-ship survive the tidal wave of high school drama, or does growing up mean leaving some friends behind?

vanished e e cooperVanished (Vanished #1) by E.E. Cooper
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 12th
Kalah knows better than to fall for Beth Taylor… but that doesn’t stop her from falling hard and falling fast, heart first into a sea of complications. Then Beth vanishes.

velvet temple westVelvet by Temple West
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: May 12th
After losing both her parents before age seventeen, Caitlin Holte feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force.

the wrath and the dawn renee ahdiehThe Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: May 12th
Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise.

ink and ashes valynne e. maetaniInk and Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani
Publisher: Tu Books
Release date: May 15th
Claire Takata has never known much about her father, but on the anniversary of his death, not long before her seventeenth birthday, she finds a mysterious letter from her deceased father.

never never part two colleen hoover tarryn fisherNever Never: Part Two by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Publisher: Hoover Ink
Release date: May 17th
Never Never: Part Two is a follow-up to Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher’s Never Never, about two best friends – one who wants to remember the other, one who wants to forget.

the first twenty jennifer lavoieThe First Twenty by Jennifer Lavoie
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Release date: May 18th
Peyton lives with others in what used to be a factory. When her adopted father is murdered by Scavengers, she is determined to bring justice to those who took him away from her.

maximum ride forever james pattersonMaximum Ride Forever (Maximum Ride #9) by James Patterson
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 18th
As Maximum Ride boldly navigates a post-apocalyptic world, she and her broken flock are roaming the earth, searching for answers to what happened. All will be revealed in this last “ride”.

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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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