New Releases: May 4

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves in the next two weeks (4th – 17th May).

Love, Lies and Lemon Pies by Katy Cannon
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Release date: May 5th
Since her dad died, life hasn’t been the same for Lottie – it was easier to push her friends away than cope with their awkwardness. But when the school suggest she joins Bake Club to get her back on track, Lottie rekindles her love of baking and gets caught up with Mac, the school rebel and another unwilling Bake Club member.

After the End (After the End #1) by Amy Plum
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 6th
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life. When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed.

Born of Corruption (Born of Illusion #1.5) by Teri Brown
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 6th
Cynthia Gaylord’s best friend, Anna Van Housen is no ordinary friend. She is reputed to be Harry Houdini’s illegitimate daughter and a magician of the first order—and she possesses psychic powers. Cynthia throws a giant bash for Anna, but when one of the guests turns up dead, Cynthia and Anna must join forces to discover the truth.

boys like you juliana stoneBoys Like You by Juliana Stone
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: May 6th
For Monroe Blackwell, one small mistake has torn her family apart –leaving her empty and broken. There’s a hole in her heart that nothing can fill. That no one can fill. And a summer in Louisiana with her Grandma isn’t going to change that…

blonde ops charlotte bennardo and natalie zamanBlonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: May 6th
Expelled from yet another boarding school for hacking, sixteen-year-old Rebecca “Bec” Jackson is shipped off to Rome to intern for Parker Phillips, the editor-in-chief of one of the world’s top fashion magazines. But when a mysterious accident lands Parker in a coma, Bec is determined to discover the truth.

buzz kill beth fantaskeyBuzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 6th
To Bee or not to Bee? When the widely disliked Honeywell Stingers football coach is found murdered, 17-year-old Millie is determined to investigate. She is chasing a lead for the school newspaper – and looking to clear her father, the assistant coach, and prime suspect.

Chantress Alchemy amy butler greenfieldChantress Alchemy (Chantress Trilogy #2) by Amy Butler Greenfield
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: May 6th
Lucy is the last Chantress, the only remaining girl who can sing magic into the world. Since she defeated the evil Lord Scargrave, England has changed—and not for the better. With crops failing and the people rebelling, Lucy is tasked with saving it with her magic… or else. And until she succeeds, the castle is on lockdown.

the chapel wars lindsey leavittThe Chapel Wars by Simone Elkeles
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: May 6th
Sixteen-year-old Holly wants to remember her Grandpa forever, but she’d rather forget what he left her in his will: his wedding chapel on the Las Vegas strip. Grandpa also insists Holly reach out to Dax, the grandson of her family’s mortal enemy and owner of the cheesy chapel next door. But no matter how cute Dax is, Holly needs to stay focused.

 

A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 6th
As the only heir to the throne, Marni should have been surrounded by wealth and privilege, not living in exile-but now the time has come when she must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and life with the father she has never known: a wild dragon who is sending his magical woods to capture her.

Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) by Jennifer Donnelly
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 6th
When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaids who are scattered across the six seas.

The Eighth Guardian (Annum Guard #1) by Meredith McCardle
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: May 6th
Junior Amanda receives the opportunity of a lifetime: to join a secret government organization called the Annum Guard and travel through time to change the course of history. But in order to become the Eighth Guardian in this exclusive group, Amanda must say good-bye to everything—her name, her family, and even her boyfriend Abe—forever.

The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release date: May 6th
Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother. Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?

fat boy vs the cheerleaders geoff herbachFat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: May 6th
Never have the stakes been so high. Never have the trenches been so deep. Never has one soda vending machine been so vital. When the high school cheerleading team takes over the machine’s funds previously collected by the pep band, Gabe will not stand for it. Something must be done.

feather bound sarah raughleyFeather Bound by Sarah Raughley
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release date: May 6th
When Deanna’s missing friend Hyde turns up at his father’s funeral to claim his inheritance, she is swept into his glittering world of wealth. But re-kindling her friendship is the least of her concerns. Someone is out to get Hyde. And if she doesn’t and help the enemy destroy him…she will be sold to the highest bidder in the black market for human swans.

Fool Me Twice (If Only) by Mandy Hubbard
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: May 6th
Mackenzie and Landon were the perfect couple until he dumped her and broke her heart. Then, Landon takes a nasty fall and gets amnesia. Suddenly, he’s stuck in the past—literally. His most recent memory is of last summer, when he and Mack were still together. It’s the perfect chance for revenge. There’s just one problem: Mack can’t fall for Landon all over again.

a girl called fearless catherine linkaA Girl Called Fearless by Catherine Linka
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: May 6th
When Avie’s dad “contracts” her to marry a rich, older man to raise money to save his struggling company, her life suddenly narrows to two choices: Be trapped in a marriage with a controlling politician, or run. Running away is incredibly dangerous, but staying could mean death.

How to Meet Boys by Catherine Clark
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 6th
Lucy can’t wait to spend the summer at the lake with her best friend, Mikayla. But when Jackson, the boy she’s been avoiding ever since he rejected her, reappears in her life, Lucy wonders if this summer to remember is one she’d rather forget.

How to Seduce a Band Geek (How To #2) by Cassie Mae
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release date: May 6th
Sierra Livingston’s got it bad for her sister’s best friend, Levi Mason—the boy who carries his drumsticks in his pocket. When Sierra gets paired with Levi’s sister, Brea, for a mentorship program, they strike a deal. In exchange for Sierra keeping her mouth shut about Brea ditching the program, Brea lets Sierra dig for more info on Levi to help get the guy of her dreams.

killer instinct s e greenKiller Instinct by S.E. Green
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: May 6th
Lane is a typical teenager. Loving family. Good grades. Afterschool job at the local animal hospital. Martial arts enthusiast. But her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick. Why? Because she might be one herself.

the one kiera cassThe One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 6th
America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

Psi Another Day by D.R. Rosensteel
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: May 6th
When Rinnie, a spunky teen and Psi Fighter—a secret guardian with a decade of training in the Mental Arts – is forced to bust out her secret Psi Fighter moves in school in order to bring downs its drug ring, she encounters a deeper plot…and a more sinister danger.

Royally Lost by Angie Stanton
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 6th
Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, and she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.

Running on Empty by Colette Ballard
Publisher: Tulip Teen
Release date: May 6th
What does it feel like when you die—in those final moments? Do you feel the physical pain, or just the pain of your regrets? What does it feel like when you realize you can’t answer these questions because you’re not the victim? You’re the killer.

 

Savage Drift (Monument 14 #3) by Emmy Laybourne
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: May 6th
The survivors of the Monument 14 have finally made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Dean and Alex are cautiously starting to hope that a happy ending might be possible. But for Josie, separated from the group and trapped in a brutal prison camp for exposed Type Os, things have gone from bad to worse.

secrets and lies jacqueline greenSecrets and Lies (Truth or Dare #2) by Jacqueline Green
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: May 6th
Tenley Reed and Sydney Morgan have never seen eye to eye — until now. United by a common goal, they are determined to find out who was behind their friend’s murder. Joined by Emerson Cunningham, a gorgeous but troubled teen model, the girls start their own investigation.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: May 6th
The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears.

Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 6th
Born and raised in the Midwest, Jersey Cameron knows all about tornadoes. Or so she thinks. When her town is devastated by a twister, Jersey survives — but loses her mother, her young sister, and her home. As she struggles to overcome her grief, she’s sent to live with her only surviving relatives.

two karl alexanderTwo (The Sometimes Time-Travelling Twins #1) by Karl Alexander
Publisher: Rainy Day Books
Release date: May 6th
Emerson and Parker Leigh, wonder girl twins, are battling with reigning prep school queen, Portia Flowers, over the right to be themselves and Parker’s “thing” for Randall Hamner—by day, a tennis star, by night, a car thief. Enter, Tim Raines, a handsome young writer with a Harley who interviews the twins for his first novel.

Unforgettable Summer: So Inn Love and Better Latte than Never by Catherine Clark
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 6th
A new edition of two of Catherine Clark’s fan-favourite young adult comtemporary romance novels, So Inn Love and Better Latte than Never. Two summer tales of first jobs, first love, and unforgettable summers.

 

Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up? by Sara Hantz
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: May 6th
Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job.

wish you were italian kristin raeWish You Were Italian (If Only) by Kristin Rae
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: May 6th
Pippa has always wanted to go to Italy but not by herself, and not to sit in art school the entire summer learning about dead guys’ paintings. When she steps off the plane in Rome, she realizes that traveling solo gives her the freedom to do whatever she wants. So it’s arrivederci, boring art program and ciao, hot Italian guys!

The Wizard’s Promise (The Hanna Duology #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release date: May 6th
All Hanna Euli wants is to become a proper witch – but unfortunately, she’s stuck as an apprentice to a grumpy fisherman. When their boat gets caught up in a mysterious storm and blown wildly off course, Hanna finds herself further away from home than she’s ever been before.

The Warrior (Dante Walker #3) by Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: May 6th
Dante’s girlfriend, Charlie, is fated to save the world. And Aspen, the girl who feels like a sister, is an ordained soldier. In order to help both fulfill their destiny and win the war, Dante must complete liberator training at the Hive, rescue Aspen from hell, and uncover a message hidden on an ancient scroll.

A Bird on Water Street by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
Publisher: Little Pickle Press
Release date: May 7th
A coming of age story about Jack, a boy growing up in a Southern Appalachian town environmentally devastated by a century of poor copper-mining practices and pollution. Jack is opposed to the mine where so many of his relatives have died, but how can he tell that to his Dad who wants him to follow in the family trade?

maid of secrets jennifer mcgowanMaid of Secrets (Maids of Honor #1) by Jennifer McGowan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 7th
Orphan Meg Fellowes makes her living picking pockets—until she steals from the wrong nobleman. Instead of rotting in prison like she expected, she’s whisked away to the court of Queen Elizabeth and pressed into royal service, where she joins four other remarkable girls in the Maids of Honor, the Queen’s secret society of protectors.

Brazen katherine longshawBrazen by Katherine Longshore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s
Release date: May 8th
Mary Howard has always lived in the shadow of her powerful family. But when she’s married off to Henry Fitzroy, King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, she rockets into the Tudor court’s inner circle. Mary and “Fitz” join a tight clique of rebels who test the boundaries of court’s strict rules with their games, dares, and flirtations.

camelot burning kathryn roseCamelot Burning (Metal & Lace #1) by Kathryn Rose
Publisher: Flux
Release date: May 8th
By day, Vivienne is Guinevere’s lady-in-waiting. By night, she’s Merlin’s secret apprentice, indulging in the new mechanical arts and science of alchemy. But when King Arthur’s sorceress sister, Morgan le Fay, threatens Camelot, Vivienne must help Merlin build a steam-powered weapon to defeat the dark magic machine Morgan will set upon the castle.

cuckoo song frances hardingeCuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Release date: May 8th
When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows that something is very wrong. She is insatiably hungry; her sister seems scared of her and her parents whisper behind closed doors. The pages have been ripped out of her diary. Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined.

 

Out of Tune by Beth Reekles
Publisher: Corgi Children’s
Release date: May 8th
Ashley Bennett is a straight-A student in her junior year of high school, and life is looking good. But as Todd gets to know Ashley, he forces her to realise that her relationship with her boyfriend, Rob, isn’t really making her happy – Rob is selfish, arrogant, and domineering. Will Ashley find the courage to forge her own path?

Poppy by Mary Hooper
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Release date: May 8th
England, 1914. Poppy is fifteen, beautiful and clever, but society has already carved out her destiny. But Poppy’s life is about to be thrown dramatically off course. The first reason is love – with someone forbidden, who could never, ever marry a girl like her. The second reason is war. Nothing could have prepared her for that.

snow white keith austinSnow, White by Keith Austin
Publisher: Red Fox
Release date: May 8th
John Creed’s nights are haunted by dreams of a white wolf, his days by the hideous class bully. He’s a loner with a stutter and his home-life – with an eccentric grandfather who wants to teach him folklore and ancient languages – is isolated and unusual. But then John makes a friend – Fyre. She’s as unusual as John and has her own secrets to keep.

These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar
Publisher: Flux
Release date: May 8th
Five years after an unspeakable tragedy that changed him forever, Gordie Allen has made a new home with his half-brother Kevin. But just when it seems like things are becoming normal, Gordie’s biological father comes back into the picture, demanding a place in his life. Now there’s nothing to stop Gordie from falling into a tailspin that could cost him everything.

Finally Forever (First Comes Love #3) by Katie Kacvinsky
Release date: May 9th
College baseball player, Gray Thomas, had to go far out into left field to find a girl like Dylan, the ex-love-of-his-life. More than a year later, literally at a crossroads, they find each other together on a journey that is a pause between a painful past and an uncertain future.

 

Night School: Legacy by C.J. Daugherty
Publisher: Bookouture
Release date: May 9th
In the last year, Allie has survived three arrests, two breakups and one family breakdown. The only bright point has been her new life at Cimmeria Academy. It’s the one place she’s felt she belongs. And the fact that it’s brought the brooding Carter West into her life hasn’t hurt either. But far from a safe haven, Cimmeria is proving more dangerous than Allie could have imagined.

The Ring of Morgana (The Children of Camelot #1) by Donna Hosie
Release date: May 12th
Mila Roth is anything but normal. For sixteen years her parents have hidden a secret from her. For Mila was born one thousand years ago in the land of Logres, and far from being a math teacher and a housewife, Mila’s parents are the awakened King Arthur and Gorian druid queen, Morgana.

 

Bloodwitch (The Maeve’ra Trilogy #1) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 13th
Vampires are the only guardians Vance has ever known since he was abandoned by his shapeshifter family as a baby quetzal. When an act of violence forces Vance from his sheltered home, he is startled to meet Malachi Obsidian, a fellow shapeshifter with conflicting ideas about Midnight and its leader, Mistress Jeshickah.

broken hearts fences and other things to mend katie finnBroken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: May 13th
Gemma finds herself back in the Hamptons for the summer—which puts her at risk of bumping into Hallie, her former best friend that she wronged five years earlier. When a case of mistaken identity causes everyone, including Hallie and her dreamy brother Josh, to think she’s someone else, Gemma decides to go along with it.

Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 13th
As a star fighter in the gritty underground Mixed Martial Arts circuit in the poorest section of Detroit, McCutcheon fights under the tutelage of his volatile and violent father, to survive as protector of his beloved five-year old sister, Gemma. We get to know McCutcheon as he battles opponents who are literally trying to kill him.

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 13th
What if there was an app that told you what song to listen to, what coffee to order, who to date, even what to do with your life—an app that could ensure your complete and utter happiness? What if you never had to fail or make a wrong choice? What if you never had to fall?

I Am the Weapon (Boy Nobody #1) by Allen Zadoff
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 13th
Boy Nobody is the perennial new kid in school, the one few notice and nobody thinks much about. But when he’s assigned to the mayor of New York City, things change. The daughter is unlike anyone he has encountered before; the mayor reminds him of his father. And when memories and questions surface, his handlers at The Program are watching.

life by committee corey ann hayduLife by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 13th
The rules of LBC are simple: tell a secret, receive an assignment. Complete the assignment to keep your secret safe. Tabitha joins, and likes it that the assignments push her to her limits, empowering her to live boldly and go further than she’d ever go on her own. But in the name of truth and bravery, how far is too far to go?

The Lovely and the Lost (The Dispossessed #2) by Page Morgan
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 13th
Ingrid and Gabby survived the Underneath. They saved their brother, Grayson, from a future of dark servitude and exposed a plot to undermine the Alliance. But danger still lurks in the streets of Paris, and the Dispossessed, perched on the city’s bridges and rooftops, might not be able to save their human wards this time.

nantucket red leila howlandNantucket Red (Nantucket #2) by Leila Howland
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 13th
Cricket Thompson’s lifetime of overachieving has paid off: she’s headed to Brown University in the fall. But one night, when Cricket finally lets herself break all her own rules, she realizes she may have ruined her carefully constructed future with one impulsive decision.

Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy #3) by Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: May 13th
Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn’t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean and the land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena. And they especially didn’t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love but their ocean kingdoms.

Raging Star (Dust Lands #3) by Moira Young
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: May 13th
Joined by her brother, Lugh, anxious for the land in New Eden, Saba leads an inexperienced guerilla band against the powerfully charismatic DeMalo, in command of his settlers and the Tonton militia. What chance do they have? Saba must act. And be willing to pay the price.

Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 13th
After coming back from death as Reboots and being trained by HARC as soldiers, Wren and Callum have finally escaped north, where they hope to find a life of freedom. But when they arrive at the Reboot Reservation, it isn’t what they expected. Under the rule of a bloodthirsty leader, Micah, the Reboots are about to wage an all-out war on the humans.

renegade debra drizaRenegade (MILA 2.0 #2) by Debra Driza
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 13th
With General Holland and the Vita Obscura scouring the earth for her whereabouts, Mila must rely on her newfound android abilities to protect herself and Hunter from imminent harm. Still, embracing her identity as a machine leads her to question the state of her humanity—as well as Hunter’s real motives.

searching for sky jillian cantorSearching for Sky by Jillian Cantor
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: May 13th
Sky and River have always lived on Island, the only world they’ve ever known. Until the day River spots a boat. Across Ocean, in a place called California, Sky is separated from River and forced to live with a grandmother she’s just met.

 

Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: May 13th
Seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling searches for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete’s nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas.

The Secrets of Tree Taylor by Dandi Daley Mackall
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 13th
When a gunshot is fired right across the street, Tree knows this is the big story she’s been waiting for. But the more she goes digging, the more secrets she uncovers, and soon she begins to wonder: When is it important to expose the truth? And when is it right to keep a secret?

subway love nora releigh baskinSubway Love by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: May 13th
When Laura spots a boy on a facing platform, lifting a camera to his face, looking right at her, she can’t forget him. Jonas, meanwhile, thinks nonstop about the pretty hippie girl he glimpsed on the platform — trying to comprehend how she vanished, but mostly wondering whether he will see her again in a city of millions.

The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 13th
Growing up in a house of female morticians, Lily Graves knows all about buried secrets. But secrets, even ones that are long buried, have a way of returning to haunt their keeper. As her world crumbles around her, Lily must figure out the difference between truth and deception, genuine love and a web of lies.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 13th
A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.

blackfin sky kat ellisBlackfin Sky by Kat Ellis
Publisher: Firefly Press
Release date: May 14th
When Sky falls from Blackfin Pier and drowns on her sixteenth birthday, the whole town goes into mourning – until she shows up three months later like nothing happened. Unravelling the mystery of those missing months takes Sky to the burned-out circus in the woods, where whispers of murder and kidnapping begin to reveal the town’s secrets.

Dead Girls Walking by Suzy Cox
Publisher: Much-in-Little
Release date: May 15th
Lorna has been dead long enough to know the Rules. But that doesn’t stop her showing up at her little sister’s high school production. When she arrives, a lighting rig comes crashing down on the lead cast member mid-performance. All fingers point to Lorna’s little sister, Emma, and it’s up to The Dead Girls Detective Agency to find the real culprit.

drift m k hutchinsDrift by M.K. Hutchins
Publisher: Lee and Low/Tu Books
Release date: May 15th
Tenjat lives on the shores of Hell, an ocean filled with ravenous naga monsters. His island, a massive Turtle, is slowed by the people living on its back. Only those poor enough to need children to support themselves in old age condescend to the shame of marriage. Tenjat is poor as poor gets, but he has a plan.

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Release date: May 15th
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

timespell diana pazTimespell (Perilous Waters #2) by Diana Paz
Publisher: Misted Mischief Press
Release date: May 15th
After nearly losing their lives defeating the creatures of Mythos in Revolutionary France, Julia and Kaitlyn finally understand what Angie has known all along… being a Daughter of Fate isn’t so fun when one mistake can mean their deaths.

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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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