What new YA books release this week? (May 9)

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

U.S.

The Battlemage (The Summoner #3) by Taran Matharu
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: May 9th
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.

Birdy Flynn by Helen Donohoe
Publisher: Oneworld
Release date: May 9th
Birdy Flynn carries secrets she can’t tell anyone about. Because Birdy’s other secret is that while she fights as good as the boys, she is a girl, and she doesn’t always feel like a girl is supposed to.

Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 9th
Dahlia 16 is nothing special—just one of five thousand girls created from a single genome to work for the greater good of the city. Any genome found to be flawed will be recalled. Destroyed.

Deacon Locke Went to Prom by Brian Katcher
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 9th
Promposals are taking over Deacon Locke’s high school and there is no place left to hide. But his life takes an unforgettable turn after he decides instead to bring his grandmother to prom.

Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Release date: May 9th
When Flannery sets out to find her missing teacher she meets a strange boy named Heath. Could it be that Flannery is spending this topsy-turvy day with her ultimate fictional romantic hero, Heathcliff?

The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: May 9th
When Tanner gets sucked into fellow student the Duke’s flashy world, the thrill of the high life becomes addictive. But the Duke’s castle is built on shady, shaky secrets, and the walls are about to topple.

A Face Like Glass by Francis Hardinge
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: May 9th
In Caverna expressions must be learnt and the Facesmiths teach a person to fake joy, despair, or fear. Only Neverfell’s expressions are entirely genuine. And that makes her very dangerous indeed…

The Foretelling of Georgie Spider (The Tribe #3) by Ambelin Kwaymullina
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: May 9th
Georgie Spider has foretold the end of the world, and the only one who can stop it is Ashala Wolf. But Georgie has also foreseen Ashala’s death. As the world shifts, Ashala fights to protect those she loves.

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die by Randall Platt
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: May 9th
It’s 1939 in Poland and Arab (don’t call her Abra Goldstein) knows that being Jewish doesn’t pay. Neither does being a girl. That can get a person killed—and she’s not about to let this war take her down.

The Go-Between by Veronica Chambers
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: May 9th
She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City. Her mother is a glamorous telenovela actress. But at her new school, Cammi’s friends assume she’s a scholarship kid, the daughter of a domestic.

It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 9th
Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, some are big. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself–the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend.

Juan Pablo and the Butterflies by J.J. Flowers
Publisher: Merit Press
Release date: May 9th
After facing a vicious drug cartel in Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly sanctuary, Juan Pablo and his best friend Rocio try to escape the cartel by following the butterflies’ migration all the way to California.

The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: May 9th
Michael’s parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group. It all makes sense to Michael until he meets Mina, who’s funny, smart, and a Muslim refugee from Afghanistan.

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: May 9th
Ramona knows she likes girls. But when she finds herself falling for her childhood friend, Freddie, she comes to discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.

Reaper by Kyra Leigh
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 9th
Sixteen-year-old Rosie Wolf is sure when you die, you go straight to Paradise, until she wakes to discover she has died in an accident and that Paradise isn’t what she thought it would be.

Riptide Summer (Honey Girl #2) by Lisa Freeman
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: May 9th
The year is 1973, and Nani is one of the top girls in the State Beach lineup. But then surf god Nigel breaks her heart, and Rox reveals a secret that tears their friendship—and the lineup—apart.

Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Release date: May 9th
When Anna’s older sister, Storm, dies in a tragic car accident on the night of her high school graduation, Anna finds Storm’s summer bucket list and decides to honor her sister by having the best summer ever.

That Thing We Call a Heart by Sheba Karim
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 9th
Shabnam is facing a summer of loneliness until she meets Jamie. Shabnam quickly finds herself in love, while her former best friend, Farah, who Shabnam has begun to reconnect with, finds Jamie worrying.

Umberland (Everland #2) by Wendy Spinale
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: May 9th
Gwen, Pete, and the others have escaped from Everland. But with the Queen of England on her deathbed, the safe haven they hoped to find at Alnwick Castle doesn’t exist.

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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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