What YA books release this week? (May 31)


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


the art of being normal lisa williamsonThe Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Release date: May 31st
David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth: David wants to be a girl.

beware that girl teresa totenBeware That Girl by Teresa Toten
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 31st
Kate O’Brian appears to be a Have-Not. Her whole life has been a series of setbacks she’s had to snake her way out of—some more sinister than others. But she’s determined to change that.

city of spies nina berryCity of Spies (Pagan Jones #2) by Nina Berry
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: May 31st
Pagan is eager to get back into the spy game. But taking this newest mission means that she’ll have to star in a cheesy film and dance the tango with an incredibly awful costar.

every exquisite thing matthew quickEvery Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 31st
Nanette O’Hare is an unassuming teen. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bugglegum Reaper–a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic–the rebel within Nanette awakens.

frannie and tru karen hattrupFrannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 31st
When Frannie eavesdrops on her parents she discovers that her cousin Truman is gay, and his parents are so upset they are sending him to live with her family. At least, that’s what she thinks the story is…

the inside of out jenn marie thorneThe Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne
Publisher: Dial
Release date: May 31st
When her best friend Hannah comes out, Daisy is ready to let her ally flag fly. But with the story spinning out of control, Daisy realizes that every story needs a hero. Sometimes it’s just not you.

the language of stars louise hawesThe Language of Stars by Louise Hawes
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: May 31st
Sarah’s at the party of the year with the most popular boy in school. But when that boy turns out to be a troublemaker who threw the party at a museum dedicated to a renowned poet, everything changes.

lies i live by lauren sabelLies I Live By by Lauren Sabel
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 31st
Callie Sinclair is literally out of her mind; as the government’s youngest psychic spy, she finds valuable information for top-secret missions. Her work means she must lie to everyone she loves.

meet me here bryan blissMeet Me Here by Bryan Bliss
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: May 31st
Thomas is supposed to leave for the army in the morning. In a single night—graduation night—Thomas has to decide: Do what everyone has always expected of him? Or forge an entirely new path?

nil on fire lynne matsonNil on Fire (Nil #3) by Lynne Matson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: May 31st
Despite Rives and Skye’s attempt to destroy Nil, the island remains. And back in this world, Nil won’t let Skye go. Haunted by a darkness she can’t ignore, Skye wrestles with Nil nightmares.

resurgence kerry wilkinsonResurgence (Silver Blackthorn #3) by Kerry Wilkinson
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: May 31st
An entire country has been lied to. Silver Blackthorn was supposed to be one of the privileged few, chosen to serve and help rebuild a shattered nation. Instead, she is a rebel.

savage thomas e sniegoskiSavage by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: May 31st
Sidney and her friends must race to find the origin of a storm that has hit their small island home—turning every animal into savage instruments of terror and death.

sing vivi greeneSing by Vivi Greene
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: May 31st
Multiplatinum pop icon Lily Ross’s biggest hits are about her heartbreaks. That is… until Lily meets sweet, down-to-earth local Noel Bradley, who is so different from anyone she’s ever dated.

the sleeping prince melinda salisburyThe Sleeping Prince (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #2) by Melinda Salisbury
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: May 31st
Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures.

wanderlost jen maloneWanderlost by Jen Malone
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 31st
When her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe.

without annette jane b masonWithout Annette by Jane B. Mason
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: May 31st
Josie has been looking forward to attending Brookwood Academy with her girlfriend, Annette, for ages. But Brookwood’s elitism begins to tear the girls apart from the moment they arrive.

tangled thoughts cara bertrandTangled Thoughts (The Sententia #3) by Cara Bertrand
Publisher: Luminis Books
Release date: June 1st
When tragedy brings Lainey and Carter face to face for the first time since summer, their lives have never felt more separate. Lies drove them apart. Will the truth bring them together?

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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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