New Releases: April 20

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves in the next two weeks (20th April – 3rd May).

fragile line brooklyn skyeFragile Line by Brooklyn Skye
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: April 21st
One minute she’s kissing her boyfriend, the next she’s lost in the woods. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Cox is losing time. When Ellie goes missing for three days, waking up in the apartment of a mysterious guy—a guy who is definitely not her boyfriend, her life starts to spiral out of control.

My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: April 21st
Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.

The-Chance-You-Wont-Return-by-Annie-CardiThe Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: April 22nd
When your mom thinks she’s Amelia Earhart, navigating high school, first love, and family secrets is like flying solo without a map. As her mom’s flight plans become more intense, Alex is increasingly worried that Amelia is planning her final flight – the flight from which she never returns.

deception's princess esther friesnerDeception’s Princess (Deception’s Princess #1) by Esther Friesner
Publisher: Random House
Release date: April 22nd
Maeve, princess of Connacht is her father’s favorite daughter. But once he becomes the High King, powerful men begin to circle—it’s easy to love the girl who brings her husband a kingdom. Yet Maeve is more than a prize to be won, and she’s determined to win the right to decide her own fate.

don't call me baby gwendolyn heasleyDon’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 22nd
Imogene is known only as the girl on her mother’s blog. When a mandatory school project compels Imogene to start her own blog, Imogene is reluctant to expose even more of her life online…until she realizes that the project is the opportunity she’s been waiting for to tell the truth about her life.

the eighth day dianne k salerniThe Eighth Day (Eighth Day #1) by Dianne K. Salerni
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: April 22nd
When Jax wakes up to a world without any people in it, he learns that he’s in the eighth day—an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday. Some people are Transitioners, able to live in all eight days, while others exist only on this special day.

expiration day william campbell powellExpiration Day by William Campbell Powell
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: April 22nd
Tania Deeley is a human in a world where most children are sophisticated androids manufactured by Oxted Corporation. Driven by the need to understand what sets teknoids apart, Tania begins to seek answers. But on their eighteenth “birthdays,” teknoids must be returned to Oxted—never to be heard from again.

The Hunt (Project Paper Doll #2) by Stacey Kade
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: April 22nd
Dr. Jacobs, head of GTX, is not the only one hunting for Ariane. Two rival corporations have their sights set on taking down their competition. Permanently. To protect Zane and herself, Ariane needs allies. She needs the other hybrids. The hybrids who are way more alien and a lot less human.

The Inventor’s Secret (The Inventor’s Secret #1) by Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Release date: April 22nd
Sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain’s industrial empire. When a new exile seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled to live in freedom.

The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 22nd
Anna Eliot is tired of worrying about what other people think. After all, that was how she lost the only guy she ever really liked, Finn Westbrook. Now, three years after she broke his heart, the one who got away is back in her life.

 

Meridian (Arclight #2) by Josin L. McQuien
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: April 22nd
Marina thought that she had solved all of the Arclight’s mysteries. She had found her own history—that she was one of the Fade, that she never should have been human. But there is so much more that Marina is just discovering, and dangers that even the Fade fear.

prisoner of night and fog anne blankmanPrisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog #1) by Anne Blankman
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 22nd
In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her “uncle” Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society. Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler.

she is not invisible marcus sedgwickShe Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: April 22nd
Laureth Peak’s father has taught her to look for recurring events, patterns, and numbers. Her secret: She is blind. But when her father goes missing, Laureth and her 7-year-old brother Benjamin are thrust into a mystery that takes them to New York City where surviving will take all her skill at spotting connections.

Summer State of Mind (Whispering Pines #2) by Jen Calonita
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: April 22nd
Summer has finally arrived and Harper McCallister intends to spend her days at the mall shopping or by the pool at her country club. But after receiving her latest heart-stopping credit card bill, Harper’s parents makes other plans, and ship her off to camp.

TALKER 25 (TALKER 25 #1) by Joshua McCune
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: April 22nd
It’s a high school prank gone horribly wrong-sneaking onto the rez to pose next to a sleeping dragon-and now senior Melissa Callahan has become an unsuspecting pawn in a war between Man and Monster, between family and friends and the dragons she has despised her whole life.

Troll Mountain: Episode III by Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Momentum
Release date: April 22nd
Raf’s mission to Troll Mountain is in ruins. Having penetrated the mountain, only to be caught in the act of stealing the fabled elixir, Raf must now face the trolls’ champion in a fight to the death. If he can somehow survive this fight, his mission may not be over.

the fearless emma passThe Fearless by Emma Pass
Publisher: Random House
Release date: April 24th
Cass remembers the night the Fearless passed through her village. Her father was Altered. Her mother died soon after. All Cass has left is her little brother – and when Jori is snatched by the Fearless and taken to their hellish lair, Cass must risk everything to get him back.

keep the faith candy harperKeep the Faith by Candy Harper
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s
Release date: April 24th
Get ready for boy dilemmas, friendship dramas and madcap grannies. Will Faith make up her mind between the gorgeous Finn and the lovely Ethan and manage to get herself a real-life boyfriend? Will Faith’s family learn how to be normal, non-embarrassing people?

shift jeff poveyShift by Jeff Povey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s
Release date: April 24th
A motley crew of bickering teens find themselves totally alone in the world after a strange power surge hits their classroom during detention. With no answers as to how the rest of the world has disappeared, the mismatched group is soon facing a bigger nightmare than they could ever imagine.

The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s
Release date: April 24th
The world can tip at any moment… a fact that fifteen-year-old Pearl is all too aware of when her mum dies after giving birth to her baby sister. Told across the year following her mother’s death, Pearl’s story is full of bittersweet humour and heartbreaking honesty.

The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: April 29th
Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the Gap. Becca Williamson breaks up couples. One night, she receives a mysterious offer to break up the homecoming king and queen. To succeed, she’ll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date.

camp payback j k rockCamp Payback by J.K. Rock
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: April 29th
Alex has big plans for camp this year. Breaking some rules will get her the payback she wants against her parents and her ex-boyfriend. Then she meets Javier and revenge doesn’t seem nearly as important as getting to know the troubled loner determined to keep a low profile at camp.

catch a falling star kim culbertsonCatch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: April 29th
Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Can Carter figure out what she wants out of life AND get the guy? Or are there no Hollywood endings in real life?

Deliver Me by Kate Jarvik Birch
Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Release date: April 29th
Wynne’s entire life is dictated by the Union but as her friend Odessa slips deeper and deeper into the role of Carrier, Wynne begins to see the Union for what it really is: a society that criminalizes the notion of love, and forbids words like mother and family.

divided we fall c alexander londonDivided We Fall (Dog Tags #4) by C. Alexander London
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: April 29th
Although he’s too young to join the Confederate Army, Andrew is welcomed into the Home Guard, a group of men who track down deserters and runaways. But hunting people is very different from hunting raccoons. And soon Andrew’s loyalty will be tested like never before.

The Drowning by Rachel Ward
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: April 29th
When Carl opens his eyes on the banks of a lake, his brother is being zipped into a body bag. What happened in the water? He can’t remember. And when he glimpses a beautiful girl he thinks he recognizes, she runs away. Together they must face the truth before it drowns them.

exile kevin emersonExile (Exile #1) by Kevin Emerson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: April 29th
Catherine Summer Carlson knows how to manage bands like a professional—she’s a student at the PopArts Academy at Mount Hope High. Summer knows that falling for the lead singer of her latest band is the least professional thing a manager can do. But Caleb Daniels isn’t an ordinary band boy.

The Freedom Summer Murders by Don Mitchell
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: April 29th
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer murders, one of the most significant incidents of the Civil Rights Movement, this will be the first book for young adults to explore the harrowing true story of three civil rights workers slain by the KKK.

Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: April 29th
When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle’s mother dies, she’s summoned from her Missouri trailer park to meet Tom Kelly, the world’s top designer. He makes her an impossible offer: He’ll create three dresses to transform Becky into the most beautiful woman who ever lived.

in the shadows kiersten white jim di bartoloIn the Shadows by Kiersten White & Jim Di Bartolo
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: April 29th
Cora and Minnie are sisters living in a small, stifling town where strange and mysterious things occur. Thomas and Charles are brothers who’ve been exiled to the local boarding house. Their family history is one of sorrow and guilt. They think they can escape from it… but they can’t.

The Looking Glass by Jessica Arnold
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: April 29th
Fifteen-year-old Alice Montgomery wakes up in the lobby of the B&B where she has been vacationing with her family to a startling discovery: no one can see or hear her. Alice must figure out a way to break the curse before she becomes a ghost’s next victim.

of breakable things a lynden rollandOf Breakable Things by A. Lynden Rolland
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: April 29th
When Chase dies tragically, Alex embraces her own mortality. What she didn’t expect was that she’d have to make a choice: forget the years of pain and suffering once and for all, or linger as a spirit and get another chance at life and love.

 

the one safe place tania unsworthThe One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Release date: April 29th
When his grandfather dies, Devin heads for the city. Once there, he finds scores of children, just like him, living alone on the streets. They tell him rumors of a place for abandoned children, with unlimited food and toys and the hope of finding a new family. But only the luckiest get there.

Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 29th
Oracles see the future but are never supposed to interfere. Charlotte learned that the hard way. But when she receives a premonition of a classmate’s murder, she can no longer ignore her powerful gift. Then Charlotte meets someone who has a way for her to stop the killer.

starfall michael griffoStarfall (The Darkborn Legacy #3) by Michael Griffo
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release date: April 29th
Dominy Robineau will never be just a girl again. At sixteen, a curse awakened the animal inside, and now every full moon transforms her into a creature of terrifying power. But she is not alone. Dom’s enemy, Nadine–a descendant of Orion, the Hunter–won’t hesitate to kill to increase her strength.

Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3) by Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 29th
Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

 

The Taking (The Taking #1) by Kimberly Derting
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 29th
When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed… yet she hasn’t aged a day.

Tease by Amanda Maciel
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 29th
Emma Putnam is dead, and it’s all Sara Wharton’s fault. At least, that’s what everyone seems to think. Sara is forced to reflect on the events that brought her to this moment—and ultimately consider her role in an undeniable tragedy.

 

The Treatment (The Program #2) by Suzanne Young
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: April 29th
Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.

The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: May 1st
Charlie Han’s troubles are way bigger than he is. At school, he’s branded an outsider, a loser – the tiny kid from the Chinese Chippy. But when a new passion leads Charlie to the mother of all confrontations, he finds his mum’s been hiding a massive secret.

Goose (Paper Aeroplanes #2) by Dawn O’Porter
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release date: May 1st
Renée and Flo are in their final year at school, and they’ve got some tough choices to make – like will they go to university? And if so where – and will they go together? Renée’s usual ambivalence on the matter shocks Flo, who had assumed they’d continue as they were, the best of friends, forever.

love and other foreign words erin mccahanLove and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
Publisher: Dial
Release date: May 1st
Sixteen-year-old Josie speaks High School, College, Friends, Boyfriends, Break-ups, and even the language of Beautiful Girls. But the only people who speak her native tongue are her best friend Stu and her sister Kate. So when Kate gets engaged to an epically insufferable guy, how can Josie see it as anything but the mistake of a lifetime?

Now You See Me by Emma Haughton
Publisher: Usbourne
Release date: May 1st
Three years ago, thirteen-year-old Danny Geller vanished without trace. His family and friends are still hanging on to every last shred of hope. Not knowing if he’s alive or dead, their world is shrouded in shadows, secrets and suspicions.

 

Raging Star (Dust Lands #3) by Moira Young
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books
Release date: May 1st
Jack’s choice is clear: to fight DeMalo and try to stop New Eden. Still uncertain, her connection with DeMalo a secret, Saba commits herself to the fight. What chance do they have? Saba must act. And be willing to pay the price.

 

Riot by Sarah Mussi
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: May 1st
England has been struggling under a recession that has shown no sign of abating. The solution: forced sterilisation of all school leavers without secure further education plans or guaranteed employment. The Teen Haves will procreate, the Teen Havenots won’t.

scan s e fine walter juryScan (Scan #1) by S. E. Fine & Walter Jury
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: May 1st
Tate finally learns what he’s been preparing for his entire life when he steals one of his dad’s odd tech inventions and mercenaries ambush the school, killing his father in the process and sending Tate on the run from aliens who look just like humans.

Seven Second Delay by Tom Easton
Publisher: Andersen
Release date: May 1st
Seeking a new life on the futuristic Isles, Mila’s time runs out – she’s captured by Agents, who implant her with a phone that broadcasts her every move. Now she’s on the run, hounded by an elite fighting force. Her only advantage: a seven second delay.

the worst girlfriend in the world sarra manningThe Worst Girlfriend in the World by Sarra Manning
Publisher: Atom
Release date: May 1st
Franny Barker’s best friend, Alice, is the worst girlfriend in the world according to the many boys of Merrycliffe-on-Sea. She toys with them, then dumps them. But she’ll never dump fashion-obsessed Franny. Nothing and no one can come between them.

Losing Logan (Losing Logan #1) by Sherry D. Ficklin
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Release date: May 2nd
What if the one thing you never meant to hold on to, is the one thing you can’t let go of? Normally finding a hot guy in her bedroom wouldn’t irritate Zoe so badly, but finding her childhood friend Logan there is a big problem. Mostly because he’s dead.

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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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