What new YA books release this week? (May 2)

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

U.S.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 2nd
Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make.

And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: May 2nd
Nora is elated when her grandfather offers her a gift: an all-expenses-paid summer trip to Europe. The only catch? Nora has to create an original piece of artwork at every stop and send it back.

Avenged (Ruined #2) by Amy Tintera
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 2nd
Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister, Olivia, from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory. But their fight has only begun.

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: May 2nd
Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn’t had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter then the next day, he’s back in the present.

Count All Her Bones (Girl, Stolen #2) by April Henry
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: May 2nd
Roy is awaiting trial. As they prepare to testify, Griffin and Cheyenne reconnect and make plans to meet. But the plan goes wrong and Cheyenne gets captured by Roy’s henchmen―this time for the kill.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: May 2nd
Feyre is determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1) by Amy Plum
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 2nd
Seven teenagers who suffer from debilitating insomnia agree to take part in an experimental new procedure to cure it because they think it can’t get any worse. But they couldn’t be more wrong.

Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: May 2nd
As the five teens get to know one another and work to overcome the various disorders that have affected their lives, they find themselves forming bonds they never thought they would.

Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: May 2nd
Santa Cruz is more than Anise’s home-it’s her heart. But when her aunt, a single mother, is in a serious car accident, Anise must say goodbye to California to help care for her cousins.

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 2nd
Grace, tough and wise, has nearly given up on wishes. But this summer, Grace meets Eva, a girl who believes in dreams, despite her own difficult circumstances.

Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Release date: May 2nd
What begins as just a normal Tuesday becomes a day that will shatter Kai’s life forever. All it takes is a letter. It’s from Kai’s older sister, Jen. And it begins, “If you are reading this, I am already gone”.

Just Dreaming (The Silver Trilogy #3) by Kerstin Gier
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: May 2nd
Able to visit other people’s dreams, Liv has solved mysteries, unearthed difficult truths, fought madmen, and escaped peril, all from the comfort of her own bed. But Liv’s troubles are just beginning…

Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: May 2nd
Vic Navarro is throwing the most epic party Rancho Soldado has ever seen. She’s going to give Happies-the kitschy restaurant that is her desert town’s claim to fame-a proper send-off into bankruptcy.

Love and Vandalism by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: May 2nd
Rory has a secret: she’s the vandal who paints graffiti lions all over her small town. When Hayes catches her in the act, they make a deal. If Rory shows him around town, he won’t turn her in.

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
Publisher: Abrams/Amulet
Release date: May 2nd
When a spot opens up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite all-male a cappella octet, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag. Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Publisher: Philomel Books
Release date: May 2nd
Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day. That is, until she kisses Drake the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through.

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Release date: May 2nd
When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in… and who she can really trust.

Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: May 2nd
The boy Isis maybe-sort-of-definitely loved and sort-of-maybe-definitely hated has dropped off the face of the planet in the face of tragedy, leaving a Jack Hunter–shaped hole.

Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 2nd
Ava’s plan for surviving senior year at her new school is simple: fly under the radar until graduation. No boys. No attachments. But all that goes out the window when she gets drafted into the Prom Bowl.

The Scattering (Outliers #2) by Kimberly McCreight
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: May 2nd
Wylie may have escaped the camp in Maine, but she is far from safe. The best way for her to protect herself is to understand her ability to read other peoples’ emotions. But it’s as difficult as it is dangerous.

Stealing Candy by Stewart Lewis
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: May 2nd
Candy hates boarding school. As a junior, graduation is still eons away, and making films is the only way to survive the boredom. Until she is kidnapped.

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Release date: May 2nd
It’s bad enough when Keeley grabs the wrong phone while leaving the end-of-summer fair. It’s even worse when she discovers that the phone she now has belongs to the obnoxious, self-centered Talon.

Windfall by Jennifer L. Smith
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 2nd
On his 18th birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—Alice buys Teddy a lottery ticket. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember
Publisher: Duet Books
Release date: May 4th
Having long wondered what lives beyond the ice shelf, nineteen-year-old mermaid Ersel learns of the life she wants when she rescues and befriends Ragna, a shield-maiden in the merfolk’s fortress.

U.K.

The Battlemage (The Summoner #3) by Taran Matharu
Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books
Release date: May 4th
Even as hatred threatens to turn friend into foe, Fletcher must lead a small army of soldiers into battle to protect his ancestral homeland, and face his biggest challenge yet: his nemesis, the albino orc, Khan.

The Fallen Children by David Owen
Publisher: Atom
Release date: May 4th
Young people on the Midwich Estate don’t have much hope for their futures. Keisha has lived there her whole life, and has been working hard to escape it. But change is coming…

The Girl in Between by Sarah Carroll
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK
Release date: May 4th
In an old, abandoned mill, a girl and her ma take shelter from their memories of life on the streets. But as her ma spins out of control and the Authorities move ever closer, the girl finds herself trapped.

The Opposite of You by Lou Morgan
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Release date: May 4th
Bex and Naomi are identical twins. They used to pretend that they knew just what the other was thinking. But when Naomi goes missing their childhood games suddenly become a reality.

One Italian Summer by Keris Stainton
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release date: May 4th
Milly loves her sisters more than anything – they are her best friends. But this holiday is different. The loss of their dad has left a gaping hole in their lives that none of them know how to fill.

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release date: May 4th
When fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in the hospital, she knows the lazy summer break she’d imagined won’t be exactly what she anticipated. And her injury might not have been an accident.

Release by Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: May 4th
It’s Saturday, it’s summer and, although he doesn’t know it yet, everything in Adam Thorn’s life is going to fall apart. But maybe, just maybe, he’ll find freedom from the release.

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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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