What new YA books release this week? (May 16)


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


Antisocial by Jillian Blake
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 16th
What if your greatest secrets became public? A series of hacks leads to a scandalous firestorm—and the students are left wondering whose secrets will be exposed next.

Arrow of Lightning (Killer of Enemies #2) by Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Tu Books
Release date: May 16th
The remaining Ones plot Lozen’s demise, and a threat Lozen thought she’d eliminated comes closer. Meanwhile, a newfound power will complicate everything for Lozen.

The Best Kind of Magic (Windy City Magic #1) by Crystal Cestari
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 16th
Amber can envision anyone’s soulmate. She works at her mother’s magic shop in Chicago, and she’s confident she’s seen every kind of happy ending there is: except for one–her own.

The Crown’s Fate (The Crown’s Game #2) by Evelyn Skye
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 16th
Russia is on the brink of change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult than she ever expected.

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) by Renee Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 16th
Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush.

Grace and the Fever by Zan Romanoff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 16th
One summer night, the unthinkable happens: Grace meets her idol, Jes. What starts out as an elusive glimpse of Fever Dream’s world turns into an unlikely romance.

Grit by Gillian French
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 16th
When someone in town nominates “town slut” Darcy for Bay Festival Princess, all of the things that Darcy wants to keep hidden threaten to erupt in ways she isn’t prepared to handle.

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: May 16th
The Love Interests are teenage spies. Caden is a Nice: The boy next door. Dylan is a Bad: the brooding guy. But while pursuing the same girl for the organisation, they find themselves falling for each other.

A Million Junes by Emily Henry
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: May 16th
The O’Donnells and the Angerts have mythic legacies. But both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them, except to say it began with a cherry tree.

My Fairy Godmother Is a Drag Queen by David Clawson
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: May 16th
With the help of a new friend, Chris learns to be comfortable in his own skin, let himself fall in love and be loved. All it takes is one fairy godmother dressed as Diana Ross to change the course of his life.

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: May 16th
Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer working at her childhood Bible camp. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters-in her faith and in her ability to cope.

No Second Chances by Kate Evangelista
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: May 16th
Natasha was devastated when Jackson, her first love, disappeared without a word only to pop up months later as a famous DJ. But now she’s over it and ready to move on with her life! Isn’t she?

Rough Patch by Nicole Markotic
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Release date: May 16th
Quirky but shy, loyal yet a bit zany, Keira navigates her growing interest in kissing both girls and boys while not alienating her BFF, boy-crazy Sita, when she meets Jayne, a girl who seems perfect for her.

Seeker (Riders #2) by Veronica Rossi
Publisher: Tor Books
Release date: May 16th
When Daryn claimed she was seeing “visions” during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth. She wasn’t losing her mind, she was gaining the Sight.

Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson
Publisher: Flux
Release date: May 16th
If Finley could just take Oliver’s constant encouragement to heart and step out of the shadows, she’d finally chase her dream of joining the prestigious Mansfield Theater.

Thick as Thieves (Queen’s Thief #5) by Megan Whalen Turner
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: May 16th
Kamet, a secretary and slave to his Mede master, has the ambition and the means to become one of the most powerful people in the Empire. But with a whisper the future he envisioned is wrenched away.

The Truth About Happily Ever After by Karole Cozzo
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: May 16th
Everything was supposed to be perfect. Alyssa has a job she loves, a fantastic group of friends, and a boyfriend. But as the summer progresses, Alyssa’s perfect summer falls apart.

Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: May 16th
When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position inside her home for entertainers in West Texas. Left with few alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts.

Crazy House by Gabrielle Charbonnet & James Patterson
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
Release date: May 22nd
Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown. She was thrown into a maximum-security prison and put on Death Row with other kids her age. But she’s innocent – her jailers took the wrong twin.


Wishbones by Virginia MacGregor
Publisher: HQ
Release date: May 18th
Feather Tucker has two wishes: To get her mum healthy again and to win the Junior UK swimming championships. Over time, Feather’s mission to help her Mum becomes an investigation.

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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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