New Releases: May 18

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves in the next two weeks (18th – 31th May).

the art of lainey paula stokesThe Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 20th
Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back.

Biggest Flirts (Superlatives #1) by Jennifer Echols
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: May 20th
New guy Will wants to get serious, but Tia isn’t interested in commitment. Getting voted Biggest Flirts with Will is, well, awkward. They may just be friends, but their chemistry is beginning to jeopardize Will’s new relationship—and causing Tia to reconsider her true feelings.

dangerous creatures kami garcia margaret stohlDangerous Creatures (Dangerous Creatures #1) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 20th
When Link heads to New York City to start a music career, Ridley goes along for the ride. As if leaving small-town Gatlin for the big city, trying to form a band, and surviving life with a partially reformed Siren isn’t hard enough already, Link soon learns he has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay.

Dollhouse (Dollhouse #1) by Anya Allyn
Publisher: Paper Lantern Lit
Release date: May 20th
Four teenagers chance across a mysterious, crumbling mansion in the depths of the mountains. One of them is about to vanish. One of them is lying about what he or she knows. None of them will escape the fate awaiting them in the terrifying Dollhouse, a place of nightmarish horrors and insanity.

end times anna schumacherEnd Times by Anna Schumacher
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: May 20th
Daphne’s desire to start again in simple country comfort is instantly dashed as the townsfolk declare that the End Times are here. And incredible occurrences soon support their belief. Daphne does all she can to keep her head down and ignore the signs. But soon a startling discovery shatters her resolve and calls into question all her doubts and fears.

Infinite Sky (Infinite Sky #1) by C.J. Flood
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 20th
Opening with a funeral, Iris is mourning the boy in the casket – but who is it? Sam, her tearaway brother, or Trick, her tentative boyfriend? Over one long hot summer, we find out just how their three lives were turned upside-down.

 

i kill the mockingbird paul acamporaI Kill the Mockingbird by Paul Acampora
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: May 20th
When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic.

mortal enchantment stacey o'nealeMortal Enchantment (Mortal Enchantment #1) by Stacey O’Neale
Publisher: Phoenix Reign Publishing
Release date: May 20th
In Kalin Matthew’s world, elementals control the forces of nature. At sixteen she will leave the life she’s built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she’s attacked and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.

reborn c c hunterReborn (Shadow Falls: After Dark #1) by C.C. Hunter
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: May 20th
For Della Tsang, Shadow Falls isn’t just a camp: it’s home. As a vampire who’s never fit in with her human family, it’s the one place she can truly be herself. But when a mysterious new guy arrives at camp, Della’s whole world is thrown into turmoil. Chase is a vampire with secrets, who knows more than he’s telling.

the rules for breaking ashley elstonThe Rules for Breaking (The Rules for Disappearing #2) by Ashley Elston
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 20th
Anna Boyd almost lost her life to get what she wanted most in the world: freedom. But just when it seems that her family has finally escaped Witness Protection, the illusion that Anna could resume a normal life comes crashing down. Anna will do whatever it takes to protect the people she loves and win her life back once and for all.

the staff of serapis rick riordanThe Staff of Serapis (Percy Jackson and the Olympians/The Kane Chronicles) by Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 20th
In this adventure, Annabeth encounters more oddities in the subway than usual, including a two-headed monster and a younger blond girl who reminds her a little of herself.

The Summer Invitation by Charlotte Silver
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: May 20th
When Franny and her older sister Valentine are summoned by their Aunt Theodora from foggy San Francisco to sunny New York City for one summer, they begin to unearth secrets and answers about Aunt Theo’s glamorous and romantic past, and they have a few romantic adventures of their own.

Threats of Sky and Sea (Threats of Sky and Sea #1) by Jennifer Ellison
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: May 20th
Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne.

Turn It Up (Varsity #2) by Melanie Spring
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: May 20th
Fresh from the excitement of Regionals, the Northside High JV cheerleaders have set their sights on the prize — Nationals. But even the most devoted Timberwolves can’t eat, sleep, and breathe cheer. When Chloe discovers that one of their own needs help, can the squad rally to support their teammate?

v is for villain peter mooreV is for Villain by Peter Moore
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 20th
Brad Baron is used to looking lame compared to his older brother, Blake. Though Brad’s basically a genius, Blake is a superhero in the elite Justice Force. But when they’re pulled into a web of nefarious criminals, high-stakes battles, and startling family secrets, Brad must choose which side he’s on.

out of control sarah aldersonOut of Control by Sarah Alderson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: May 22nd
When 17 year old Liva witnesses a brutal murder she’s taken into police custody for her own protection. But when the police station is attacked and bullets start flying it becomes clear that Liva is not just a witness, she’s a target.

 

reckoning kerry wilkinsonReckoning (The Silver Blackthorn Trilogy #1) by Kerry Wilkinson
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Release date: May 22nd
In the village of Martindale, hundreds of miles north of the new English capital of Windsor, sixteen-year-old Silver Blackthorn takes the Reckoning. This coming-of-age test not only decides her place in society – Elite, Member, Inter or Trog – but also determines that Silver is to become an Offering for King Victor.

allies and assassins justin somperAllies & Assassins (Enemies of the Prince #1) by Justin Somper
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 27th
Sixteen-year-old Prince Jared feels unprepared to rule the kingdom and its powerful and dangerous court, yet he knows he can rely on the twelve officers of the court to advise him. He also knows he can just as easily be at their mercy-especially when it appears that one of them may be responsible for his brother’s death.

Bad Luck Girl (The American Fairy #3) by Sarah Zettel
Publisher: Random House
Release date: May 27th
After rescuing her parents from the Seelie king at Hearst Castle, Callie is caught up in the war between the fairies of the Midnight Throne and the Sunlit Kingdoms. And even though she’s the child of prophecy, she doubts she can save the Halfers, her people, her family, and Jack, let alone herself. Bad Luck Girl, they call Callie, and she’s starting to believe them.

blur steven jamesBlur (Blur Trilogy #1) by Steven James
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: May 27th
The town of Beldon is shocked when a high school freshman’s body is found in Lake Algonquin. Just like everyone in the community, sixteen-year-old Daniel Byers believes that Emily Jackson’s death was accidental. But at her funeral, when he has a terrifying vision of her, his world begins to rip apart at the seams.

city of heavenly fire cassandra clareCity of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: May 27th
As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance?

Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii by Vicky Alvear Shecter
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Release date: May 27th
When the two childhood friends reconnect, each with their own longings, they fall passionately in love. But as they plot their escape from the city, a patrician fighter reveals his own plans for them — to Lucia’s father, who imprisons Tag as punishment. Then an earthquake shakes Pompeii, in the first sign of the chaos to come.

The Dark World (Dark World #1) by Cara Lynn Shultz
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: May 27th
Paige Kelly is used to weird–in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league.

divided elsie chapmanDivided (Dualed #2) by Elsie Chapman
Publisher: Random House
Release date: May 27th
West Grayer is done killing. She defeated her Alternate, a twin raised by another family, and proved she’s worthy of a future. The Board has other plans. They want her to kill one last time, and offer her a deal worth killing for. But when West recognizes her target as a ghost from her past, she realizes she’s in over her head.

The Fear Trials (The Murder Complex #0.5) by Lindsay Cummings
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 27th
Meadow Woodson’s father calls it The Fear Trials, and it is a rite of passage in their family. Meadow is up against her brother Koi. The Fear Trials will both harden her and make her brave. If Meadow wins, she will get a weapon of her own and the right to leave the Woodsons’ houseboat without her father or mother at her side.

girls like us gail gilesGirls Like Us by Gail Giles
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: May 27th
Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school’s special ed program, but they couldn’t be more different: suspicious Quincy faces the world with her fists up, while gentle Biddy is frightened to step outside her front door. When they’re thrown together as roommates the two of them realize that they might be able to help each other move forward.

The Girl with the Windup Heart (Steampunk Chronicles #4) by Kady Cross
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: May 27th
London’s underworld is no place for a young woman, even one who is strong, smart and part-automaton like Mila. But when master criminal Jack Dandy inadvertently breaks her heart, she takes off, determined to find an independent life, one entirely her own.

guy in real life steve brezenoffGuy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 27th
Boy and girl collide on a dark street at two thirty in the morning: Lesh, who wears black, listens to metal, and plays MMOs; Svetlana, who embroiders her skirts, listens to Björk and Berlioz, and dungeon masters her own RPG. They should continue on their way, and never talk to each other again. But they don’t.

ignited corrine jacksonIgnited by Corrine Jackson
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release date: May 27th
Ever since Remy O’Malley discovered her dual identity as a Healer and a Protector, she’s kept alive by staying one step ahead of both sides in this centuries-old war. Now someone’s trying to draw her out of hiding, using her kidnapped father as bait.

nihal of the land of the wind licia troisiNihal of the Land of the Wind (Chronicles of the Overworld #1) by Licia Troisi
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media
Release date: May 27th
Nihal lives in one of the many towers of the Land of the Wind. When the Tyrant takes charge. Nihal finds herself forced to take action when she is faced with the most difficult mission a girl her age could imagine. Fierce, strong, and armed with her black crystal sword, Nihal sets out to become a real warrior.

Played (Hooked #2) by Liz Fichera
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: May 27th
Sam Tracy likes to keep under the radar but when he saved Riley Berenger from falling off a mountain, the rich suburban princess decided to try to save him. Riley is determined to pay Sam back for helping her by helping Sam win the heart of the girl he can’t get over.

Oblivion by Sasha Dawn
Publisher: Egmont USA
Release date: May 27th
One year ago, Callie was found in an abandoned apartment, scrawling words on the wall: “I KILLED HIM. His blood is on my hands. His heart is in my soul. I KILLED HIM.” But she remembers nothing of that night or of the previous thirty-six hours. All she knows is that her father and a young girl from his parish are missing.

Obsessed by Jo Gibson
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release date: May 27th
Michael Barton is smart, sweet, gorgeous–the total package. Which is why some of the girls have decided to have a little contest. Whoever hooks up with Michael first will be the winner. There’s just one problem. One of the girls will do anything to be his girlfriend. She’ll beat the competition… to death.

one man guy michael barakivaOne Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: May 27th
Alek is sure summer school will be hellish. He never could’ve predicted that he’d meet someone like Ethan. He can’t believe a guy this cool wants to be his friend. And before long, it seems like Ethan wants to be more than friends. Alek has never thought about having a boyfriend but maybe it’s time to think again.

Only With You (The Jane Austen Academy Series #5) by Cecilia Gray
Publisher: Gray Life
Release date: May 27th
Emma has it all but she’s totally committed to helping those less fortunate. She invites her heartbroken friend to help with a weekend charity event with an eye to matchmake, but when that friend turns her eye toward the guy Emma wants for herself, how will she choose between friendship and her own feelings?

Surrounded by Sharks by Michael Northrop
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: May 27th
On vacation, Davey decides to test the water alone, never mind that “No Swimming” sign. But as the waves pull him farther from shore, Davey finds himself surrounded by water — and something else, too. Something circling below the surface, watching, waiting. It’s just a matter of time.

Take Me On (Pushing the Limits #4) by Katie McGarry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: May 27th
Champion kickboxer Haley swore she’d never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can’t stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. West is everything Haley promised herself she’d stay away from. Yet he won’t last five seconds in the ring without her help.

We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Release date: May 27th
When Nell and Layla were little, Nell used to call them Nellaya. Because to Nell, there was no difference between where she started and her adored big sister ended. They’re a unit; divorce made them rely on each other early on, so when one pulls away, what is the other to do?

While We Run (When We Wake #2) by Karen Healey
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 27th
Abdi Taalib thought he was moving to Australia for a music scholarship. But after meeting the beautiful and brazen Tegan Oglietti, his world was turned upside down. Tegan’s no ordinary girl – she died in 2027, only to be frozen and brought back to life in Abdi’s time, 100 years later. Now, all they want is for things to return to normal, but the government has other ideas.

guardian alex londonGuardian (Proxy #2) by Alex London
Publisher: Philomel
Release date: May 29th
In the new world led by the Rebooters, former Proxy Syd is the figurehead of the Revolution, beloved by some and hated by others. Liam, a seventeen-year-old Rebooter, is Syd’s bodyguard and must protect him with his life. But armed Machinists aren’t the only danger.

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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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