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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

May 2017

Hardcover

Sucktown, Alaska by Craig Dirkes - Adventure, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Switch Press | 9781630790554 | Published May 1, 2017

Freshman year, Eddie Ashford had it all. Friends, parties, Taco Bell. He enjoyed it, reveled in it even. And he flunked out. Now he wants to redeem himself. Has to. He takes a job in tiny Kusko, Alaska, and promises to stay a year. His intentions are pure, but soon he’s lonely, low on cash and desperate to escape the tundra. In this rough, raw, harrowing and hilarious story, Eddie’s life becomes a dogsled ride along a line between youth and experience, bravery and recklessness, right and wrong. 

Triple Threat by Gwenda Bond - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Switch Press | 9781630790820 | Published May 1, 2017

For the first time, Lois Lane has almost everything she wants. Non-temporary home? Check. Dream job? Double check. Incredible BFFs? The absolute best. And now, her online crush, SmallvilleGuy, is coming to Metropolis. If all goes well, they’ll turn their long-distance friendship into a some-kind-of-fairy-tale romance. But when does all ever go well? Before she can check boyfriend off her list, Lois must take down a mad scientist plus a trio of mutant teens, protect the elusive flying man from the feds (including her dad) and navigate her very first date with SmallvilleGuy.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | 9781619634480 | Published May 2, 2017

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. 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. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before) by Jenny Han - Dating, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481430487 | Published May 2, 2017

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. 
And We're Off by Dana Schwartz - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Razorbill | 9780448493817 | Published May 2, 2017

Seventeen-year-old Nora Holmes is an artist, a painter from the moment she could hold a brush. She inherited the skill from her grandfather, Robert, who's always nurtured Nora's talent and encouraged her to follow her passion. Still, Nora is shocked and elated when Robert offers her a gift: an all-expenses-paid summer trip to Europe to immerse herself in the craft and to study history's most famous artists. The only catch? Nora has to create an original piece of artwork at every stop and send it back to her grandfather. It's a no-brainer: Nora is in!

Avenged by Amy Tintera - Fantasy, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062396631 | Published May 2, 2017

Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister, Olivia, from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory. But their fight has only begun. Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir’s betrothed in Lera, she’s started to see another side to this war. And now that Cas has taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But Olivia suspects that Em’s romantic feelings for Cas are just coloring her judgement. Em is determined to bring peace to her home. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, Em faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love.

Cold Summer by Gwen Cole - Family Life, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mental Health

Sky Pony Press | 9781510707665 | Published May 2, 2017

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, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD. When the ex-girl-next-door, Harper, moves back to town, thoughts of what could be if only he had a normal life begin to haunt him.
Kale knows now that he must learn to control his time-traveling ability to save himself and his chance at a life with Harper. 
Count All Her Bones by April Henry - Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627795913 | Published May 2, 2017

Six months ago, Griffin Sawyer meant to steal a car but he never meant to steal the girl asleep in the backseat. Panicked, he took her home. His father, Roy, decided to hold Cheyenne --- who is blind --- for ransom. Griffin helped her escape and now 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. Can Cheyenne free herself? And is Griffin a pawn or a player in this deadly chase?

Dreamfall by Amy Plum - Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

HarperTeen | 9780062429872 | Published May 2, 2017

Seven teenagers who suffer from debilitating insomnia agree to take part in an experimental new procedure to cure it. When the lab equipment malfunctions, the patients are plunged into a terrifying dreamworld where their worst nightmares have come to life --- and they have no memory of how they got there. Hunted by monsters from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they’d rather keep buried, these seven strangers will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears.

Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu - Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Sports

Harlequin Teen | 9780373212309 | Published May 2, 2017

Obsessive-compulsive teen Clarissa wants to get better, if only so her mother will stop asking her if she's okay. Andrew wants to overcome his eating disorder so he can get back to his band and their dreams of becoming famous. Film aficionado Ben would rather live in the movies than in reality. Gorgeous and overly confident Mason thinks everyone is an idiot. And Stella just doesn't want to be back for her second summer of wilderness therapy. As the five teens get to know one another and work to overcome the various disorders that have affected their lives.

Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig - Fiction

Park Row Books | 9780778330165 | Published May 2, 2017

Ginny Moon, an autistic teenager, has been in foster care for years, and for the first time in her life, she has found her "forever home" --- a place where she'll be safe and protected, with a family who will love and nurture her. Though this is exactly the kind of home that all foster kids are hoping for, Ginny has other plans. She'll steal and lie and reach across her past to exploit the good intentions of those who love her --- anything it takes to get back what's missing in her life. She'll even try to get herself kidnapped.

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake - Family, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Parenting, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544815193 | Published May 2, 2017

Grace, tough and wise, has nearly given up on wishes, thanks to a childhood spent with her unpredictable, larger-than-life mother. But this summer, Grace meets Eva, a girl who believes in dreams, despite her own difficult circumstances. One fateful evening, Eva climbs through a window in Grace’s room, setting off a chain of stolen nights on the beach. When Eva tells Grace that she likes girls, Grace’s world opens up and she begins to believe in happiness again.

Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi - Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Kids Can Press | 9781771387934 | Published May 2, 2017

What begins as just a normal Tuesday becomes a day that will shatter 16-year-old Kai's life forever. All it takes is a letter, tucked into a pile of their family's mail. It's from Kai's older sister, Jen. And it begins, "If you are reading this, I am already gone." Jen has committed suicide. Dazed, Kai helps to plan Jen's funeral and tries to cope with their devastated parents, all the while searching for answers. Kai is heartbroken and furious, and soon she's caught in a vicious downward spiral. That's when her parents shock her: they're sending her to the Tree House, a summer camp for grieving teens. 

Just Dreaming by - Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Young Adult 12+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627790802 | Published May 2, 2017

The course of dream travel never did run smooth --- at least, not in Liv Silver's experience. Able to visit other people's dreams (whether they want her to or not), Liv has solved mysteries, unearthed difficult truths, fought madmen and escaped life-threatening peril, all from the comfort of her own bed. But Liv's troubles are just beginning... A rocky romance, a malicious blogger with a hidden identity, a wedding and a classmate (or two) dead-set on revenge all await Liv in this action-packed conclusion to the Silver trilogy.

Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn - Dating, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781423157229 | Published May 2, 2017

This is it. Graduation. And Vic Navarro is throwing the most epic party Rancho Soldado has ever seen. She's going to pull off the most memorable good-bye ever for her best friends, give Happies --- the kitschy restaurant that is her desert town's claim to fame --- a proper send-off into bankruptcy, and oh yes, hook up with her delicious crush, Jake Zavala-Kim. She only needs to keep the whole thing a secret so that her archnemesis, Miss Ann Thrope, Rancho Soldado's nightmare Town Councilwoman and high school Economics teacher, doesn't get Vic tossed in jail. 

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate - Dating, Family Life, Fiction, Music, Performing Arts

Amulet Books | 9781419723735 | Published May 2, 2017

It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2. So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight. But then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshiped...revered...all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.

Say No to the Bro by Kat Helgeson - Dating, Fiction, Sex, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481471930 | Published May 2, 2017

Ava’s plan for surviving senior year at her new school is simple: fly under the radar until graduation. No boys. No attachments. No drama. But all that goes out the window when she gets drafted into the Prom Bowl --- a long-standing tradition where senior girls compete in challenges and are auctioned off as prom dates to the highest bidder. Ava joins forces with star quarterback Mark Palmer to try and get herself out of the competition, but their best laid schemes lead to self-sabotage more than anything else. 
Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland - Adventure, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

First Second | 9781596439368 | Published May 2, 2017

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death --- or worse.

Star Wars Rebel Rising by Beth Revis - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Movies, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Disney Lucasfilm Press | 9781484780831 | Published May 2, 2017

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone --- Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself. Jyn dedicates herself to the cause --- and the man.  But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw's soldiers. 

Textrovert by Lindsey Summers - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Kids Can Press | 9781771387354 | Published May 2, 2017

It's bad enough when high-school senior Keeley grabs the wrong phone while leaving her small town's end-of-summer fair. It's even worse when she discovers that the phone she now has belongs to the obnoxious, self-centered Talon and that he's just left for football camp ... with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward messages for a week. And as Keeley gets to know Talon, she starts to like him. Keeley learns there's more to Talon than the egocentric jock most people see. 

The Battlemage by Taran Matharu - Fantasy, Fiction, Friendship, Social Issues

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250076328 | Published May 2, 2017

Fletcher and his friends fight for survival in the ether, where they pursue a mortally dangerous quest to rebuild their world and broker peace. 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, who seeks to destroy everything Fletcher holds dear.

The Black Witch by Laurie Forest - Fantasy, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 12+

Harlequin Teen | 9780373212316 | Published May 2, 2017

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, who saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own. But she soon realizes that the university is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. As evil looms on the horizon everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away.

The Mysterious Benedict Society: 10th Anniversary Edition by Trenton Lee Stewart

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316464918 | Published May 2, 2017

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr - Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Philomel Books | 9780399547010 | Published May 2, 2017

Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend's boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora's fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again.

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484717165 | Published May 2, 2017

When 15-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 once she returns to her grandfather's estate, a bit banged up but alive, she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident. Desperate to figure out what happened, she befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her when she was injured, and his standoffish sister, Ellen. When a body is discovered, her new friends are caught in the crosshairs of long-held biases about Travellers. Julie must get to the bottom of the mystery in order to keep them from being framed for the crime.