What new YA books release this week? (April 11)


What April YA books release this week? We have a list of this week’s new YA books!


Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 11th
1777. Albany, New York. Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General Washington’s right-hand man.

Blacksouls (Blackhearts #2) by Nicole Castroman
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: April 11th
Edward “Teach” Drummond is setting sail to the Caribbean as first mate on the most celebrated merchant ship in the British fleet—until he rebels against his captain.

Cheesus Was Here by J.C. Davis
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: April 11th
Delaney Delgado knows miracles aren’t real—if they were, her sister wouldn’t be dead. So when Jesus appears on a cheese wheel, she’s not buying that God’s got a dairy obsession.

Dreaming the Bear by Mimi Thebo
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Release date: April 11th
Recovering from an illness in her parents’ cabin surrounded by looming pine trees, Darcy spends most of her days alone, until she ventures into the woods and finds herself face-to-face with a grizzly bear.

Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: April 11th
Miss Lydia Whitfield, heiress to the family fortune, has her future entirely planned out. Until Lydia – along with her young law clerk, Mr. Robert Newton – is kidnapped.

Fireworks by Katie Cotugno
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 11th
When Dana tags along with Olivia to auditions for a new singing group, and both girls are discovered, it should be a dream come true. But there’s only room at the top for one girl.

The Freemason’s Daughter by Shelley Sackier
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 11th
Jenna’s small clan has risked their lives secretly drumming up support and arms for the exiled King James Stuart to retake the British throne. But their next job brings them into enemy territory: England.

Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis
Publisher: Putnam’s Children’s Books
Release date: April 11th
Khosa is Given to the Sea, a girl born to be fed to the water, her flesh preventing a wave like the one that destroyed the Kingdom of Stille in days of old. But first she must produce an heir.

Literally by Lucy Keating
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 11th
Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine.

On A LARP by Stefani Deoul
Publisher: Bywater Books
Release date: April 11th
Sid rubin and her unlikely posse of friends chase a dark web killer through the middle of a live action role playing game while simultaneously enduring pop quizzes, endless Ted Talks, teenage heartbreak, suspicious parents, cosplay, and the irresistible lure of the NYC Public Library.

Out of the Shadows (Shadowlands #1) by Ashlee Nicole Bye
Publisher: Huntuzie Press
Release date: April 11th
The delicate balance between life and death that is so painstakingly maintained by the reapers of The Order of Dark and Light is being tested by the return of an ancient threat.

Run the Risk by Allison van Diepen
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 11th
Grace has done her best to move on since her ex-boyfriend, Mateo, chose gang life over her. But even though years have passed, she hasn’t forgotten him—and then he suddenly resurfaces.

Spindle Fire (Spindle Fire #1) by Lexa Hillyer
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: April 11th
Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites but have always been close. And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood–and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.

The Takedown by Corrie Wang
Publisher: Freeform
Release date: April 11th
A week before college applications are due, a video of Kyla “doing it” with her English teacher is uploaded to her school’s website. It instantly goes viral, but here’s the thing: it’s not Kyla in the video.

Unearthly Things by Michelle Gagnon
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: April 11th
After losing her parents in a tragic accident, surfer girl Janie is taken in by the Rochesters. But they want something from Janie, and she’s about to see just how far they’ll go to get it.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: April 11th
Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. Molly’s twin, Cassie, comes up with a plan to set her up with a cute hipster boy. There’s just one problem: Molly’s also falling for her co-worker, Reid.

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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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