What YA books release this week? (April 26)


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


the art of not breathing sarah alexanderThe Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 26th
Since her twin brother, Eddie, drowned five years ago, sixteen-year-old Elsie Main has tried to remember what really happened that fateful day on the beach.

bright blaze of magic jennifer estepBright Blaze of Magic (Black Blade #3) by Jennifer Estep
Publisher: Kensington Teen
Release date: April 26th
I’m good at hiding in the shadows, getting in and out unseen, and uncovering secrets. I put these skills to work for the Sinclair Family, one of the magical mobs that run Cloudburst Falls.

down with the shine kate karyus quinnDown with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 26th
Lennie always thought her uncles’ moonshine toast was just a tradition. As it turns out, it grants wishes. And Lennie has just granted more in one night than her uncles would grant in a year.

drag teen jeffery selfDrag Teen by Jeffery Self
Publisher: Push
Release date: April 26th
An insecure high school senior has zero means of paying for school — until his friends convince him to compete in a drag teen competition for a college scholarship.

great falls steve watkinsGreat Falls by Steve Watkins
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: April 26th
Shane has always idolized his brother – until Jeremy goes AWOL and Shane realises he has no idea how to persuade Jeremy to return home and get the help he needs before it’s too late.

heir to the sky amanda sunHeir to the Sky by Amanda Sun
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: April 26th
When Kali, heir to a kingdom of floating continents, falls off the edge of her kingdom and miraculously survives, she is shocked to discover there are still humans on the earth.

the incident on the bridge laura mcnealThe Incident on the Bridge by Laura McNeal
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 26th
When Thisbe Locke is last seen standing on the edge of the Coronado Bridge, it looks like there is only one thing to call it. But her sister Ted is not convinced. What really happened up on that bridge?

keep me in mind jaime reedKeep Me in Mind by Jaime Reed
Publisher: Push
Release date: April 26th
Ellia Dawson doesn’t recognize the handsome boy who sits in tears by her hospital bed. But he’s telling her that he’s her boyfriend. She remembers everything else, but Liam is a big blank in her life.

the last boy and girl in the world siobhan vivianThe Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: April 26th
What if your town was sliding underwater and everyone was ordered to leave? How would you and your friends spend your last days together? Keeley Hewitt and her friends decide to go out with a bang.

the last full measure trent reedyThe Last Full Measure (Divided We Fall #3) by Trent Reedy
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Release date: April 26th
After Danny makes a shocking discovery about the Brotherhood’s final aims, he and his friends lead a group of townspeople on a dangerous journey across a ravaged Idaho, hoping to build a better society.

let the wind rise shannon messengerLet the Wind Rise (Sky Fall #3) by Shannon Messenger
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: April 26th
Vane Weston is ready for battle. He’ll do whatever it takes, including storming Raiden’s icy fortress with the three people he trusts the least. Anything to bring Audra home safely.

the lonely ones kelsey suttonThe Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton
Publisher: Philomel Books
Release date: April 26th
During the day, Fain crafts her own fantastical adventures in writing, but in the darkness of night, these adventures come to life as Fain lives and breathes alongside imaginary creatures.

love bomb jenny mclachlanLove Bomb (The Ladybirds #2) by Jenny McLachlan
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: April 26th
Betty Plum has never been in love. She’s never even kissed a boy. But when H.O.T. Toby starts school it’s like Betty has been hit with a thousand of Cupid’s arrows.

one silver summer rachel hickmanOne Silver Summer by Rachel Hickman
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: April 26th
After a car accident claims her mother’s life, Sass is sent to Cornwall to live with the uncle she’s never met. All she wants is to come to terms with the screech of tires.

the raven king maggie stiefvaterThe Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: April 26th
For years, Gansey has been on a quest. One by one, he’s drawn others into his mission. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.

redemption debra drizaRedemption (MILA 2.0 #3) by Debra Driza
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: April 26th
Mila has been running for her life for so long. But there might be nowhere left for her to go. Especially now that she’s an incredible danger to herself and anyone who dares get close to her.

the rose and the dagger renee ahdiehThe Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: Putnam
Release date: April 26th
In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from her husband. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

soldier kagawaSoldier (Talon #3) by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: April 26th
A fighter dedicated to saving humankind from dragons in strictest secrecy. That was what Garret Xavier Sebastian thought he was part of as a soldier of the Order of St. George.

the star touched queen roshani chokshiThe Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: April 26th
With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most… including herself.

there once were stars melanie mcfarlaneThere Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: April 26th
Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of her dome. Now Nat wants answers.

two summers aimee friedmanTwo Summers by Aimee Friedman
Publisher: Point
Release date: April 26th
When Summer Everett makes a split-second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds. One summer in the French countryside, another in New York, both full of surprises.

water's wrath elise kovaWater’s Wrath (Air Awakens #4) by Elise Kova
Publisher: Silver Wing Press
Release date: April 26th
The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as secret forces come to light.

lois lane double down genda bondDouble Down (Lois Lane #2) by Gwenda Bond
Publisher: Switch Press
Release date: May 1st
Lois Lane has settled in to her new school. She has friends. But Lois finds herself embroiled in another dangerous mystery that brings her closer to the dirty underbelly of Metropolis.

hurricane kiss deborah blumenthalHurricane Kiss by Deborah Blumenthal
Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen
Release date: May 1st
As they wait out the storm of Hurricane Danielle, Jillan and River confront the past and realize survival is about more than just staying alive–it’s about fighting for yourself.

wild swans jessica spotswoodWild Swans by Jessica Spotswood
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: May 1st
For generations, the Milbourn women have lead extraordinary lives—and died young and tragically. Granddad calls it a legacy, but Ivy Milbourn considers it a curse.


the things i didn't say kylie fornasierThe Things I Didn’t Say by Kylie Fornasier
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: April 27th
I hate the label Selective Mutism – as if I choose not to speak, like a child who refuses to eat broccoli. I’ve used up every dandelion wish since I was ten wishing for the power to speak whenever I want to.

one would think the deep claire zornOne Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Release date: May 1st
Sam has always had things going on in his head that no one else understands, even his mum. And now she’s dead, he’s living with strangers his mum cut ties with years ago, and it’s worse than ever.

the pain my mother sir tiffy cyber boy and me michael gerard bauerThe Pain, My Mother, Sir Tiffy, Cyber Boy & Me by Michael Gerard Bauer
Publisher: Omnibus Books
Release date: May 1st
Maggie Butt is facing not only a stranger taking over her mother’s life but her own as well, and she is not going to let that happen. But then there’s the Cyber Boy, the geek in the library to contend with as well.

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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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