What YA books release this week? (May 17)


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


100 days of cake shari goldhagen100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Release date: May 17th
When Molly finds out FishTopia, where she works, is turning into a bleak country diner, her whole life seems to fall apart at once. Soon she has to figure out what—if anything—is worth fighting for.

the book of shhh lauren oliverThe Book of SHHH: A Delirium Companion by Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: May 17th
A companion to the Delirium trilogy. Lauren Oliver delves deeper into the world created in the Delirium trilogy and provides fans with an in-depth look at the terrifying society that her characters live in.

circle of jinn lori goldsteinCircle of Jinn (Becoming Jinn #2) by Lori Goldstein
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: May 17th
Being Jinn is Azra’s new reality. As she grants wishes under the watchful eye of the Afrit council, she remains torn between her two worlds—human and Jinn. Soon, secrets spill.

the crown's game evelyn skyeThe Crown’s Game (The Crown’s Game #1) by Evelyn Skye
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 17th
Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her?

devil and the bluebird jennifer mason blackDevil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: May 17th
Blue Riley has wrestled with her own demons ever since the loss of her mother to cancer. But when she encounters a devil at crossroads, it’s her runaway sister’s soul she fights to save.

draw the line laurent linnDraw the Line by Laurent Linn
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: May 17th
Adrian Piper is used to blending into the background at his Texas high school. He may be a talented artist, a sci-fi geek, and gay, but those traits only bring him the worst kind of attention.

gena finn hannah moskowitz kat helgesonGena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz & Kat Helgeson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release date: May 17th
Gena and Finn have little in common, but the pair spark an unlikely online friendship, and as their individual “real” lives begin to fall apart, they seek shelter online, and with each other.

girl against the universe paula stokesGirl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 17th
Maguire is bad luck. Jordy is convinced he can help Maguire break her unlucky streak. Maguire knows that the best thing she can do is stay away but it turns out staying away is harder than she thought.

it wasn't always like this joy prebleIt Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: May 17th
In 1916, Emma O’Neill is frozen in time. In a way, this suits Emma fine. Being seventeen forever with him is a dream. But soon a group of religious fanatics, the Church of Light, takes note.

love charms and other catastrophes kimberly karaliusLove Charms and Other Catastrophes (Grimbaud #2) by Kimberly Karalius
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: May 17th
Aspiring love charm maker Hijiri Kitamura was excited to come back to Grimbaud for her sophomore year-until she learns about the upcoming charm making competition.

marked jenny martinMarked (Tracked #2) by Jenny Martin
Publisher: Dial
Release date: May 17th
After an escape gone wrong, Phee barely made it out of Castra alive. But Cash, the leader of the rebellion, is still missing–and Charles Benroyal is to blame.

the only thing worse than me is you lily andersonThe Only Thing Worse Than Me is You by Lily Anderson
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: May 17th
Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to rank higher in class than Ben West.

Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 17th
One night Waverly falls asleep and dreams herself into Marshall’s bedroom—and when the sun comes up, nothing in her life can ever be the same. In Waverly’s dreams, the rules have changed.

the problem with forever jennifer armentroutThe Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: May 17th
Silence is Mouse’s shield. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Rise (Order of the Krigers #1) by Jennifer Anne Davis
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: May 17th
For over a century, Morlet has been annihilating the Order, picking them off one by one. Eleven Krigers have been hunted down, tortured, and imprisoned in his dungeon.

silence is goldfish annabel pitcherSilence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 17th
My name is Tess Turner – at least, that’s what I’ve always been told. I have a voice but it isn’t mine. It used to say things so I’d fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It lied.

newbirdSpark by Holly Schlinder
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 17th
The local Avery Theater was just a run-down building to Quin—until her mother told her the tragic love story of Nick and Emma that played out on the theater’s stage, and now Quin wants to try to save it.

summer days and summer nights stephanie perkinsSummer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins (ed.)
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: May 17th
Maybe it’s the long days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

this is the part where you laugh peter brown hoffmeisterThis Is the Part Where You Laugh by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 17th
Rising sophomore Travis and his best friend, Creature, spend a summer in a Eugene, Oregon, trailer park dealing with cancer, basketball, first love, addiction, gang violence, and a reptilian infestation.

withering rose kaitlyn davisWithering Rose (Once Upon a Curse #2) by Kaitlyn Davis
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: May 17th
Omorose Bouchene has a secret–magic. There’s only one problem. At the age of seven, an earthquake struck, catapulting her into a new world. A land made of skyscrapers and cell phones.


the loneliness of distant beings kate lingThe Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 19th
Seren longs to have the sunshine on her skin. But when you’re floating through space at thousands of kilometres an hour, sometimes you have to accept there are things you cannot change.

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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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