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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 2018


9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062674098 | Published May 1, 2018

Molly Barlow’s reinvented herself after everything that went down a year ago. Molly and her new boyfriend, Ian, and are off on a romantic European vacation. But there on a tube platform, she finds Gabe, her ex, traveling on his own parallel vacation with new girlfriend Sadie. Ian ends up extending an invite for Gabe and Sadie to join them on the next leg of their trip. Now Molly has to spend 9 days and 9 nights with the boy she once loved, the boy whose heart she shredded, without Ian knowing. Will she make it through, or will everything that happened between her and Gabe come rushing back?
A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses) by Sarah J. Maas - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Bloomsbury YA | 978-1681196312 | Published May 1, 2018

Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this bridges the events in A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN and the upcoming novels in the series. Feyre, Rhys and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated --- scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

Allied by Amy Tintera - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062396662 | Published May 1, 2018

Emelina Flores and her sister, Olivia, were determined to bring peace to the people of Ruina. As Olivia’s violence and thirst for vengeance became her only ambition, Em was left to pick up the pieces. But it’s not only Em who is upset by Olivia’s increased violence. Other members of the Ruined army are beginning to see the cracks, and soon a small group of them defects from Olivia’s army and joins Em instead. The two sisters are soon pitted against each other in an epic battle for the kingdom and the future, and only one will win.
Blink by Sasha Dawn - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

carolrhoda LAB | 9781512439779 | Published May 1, 2018

When Josh was four, a little girl named Rachel was kidnapped and never found. Twelve years later, Chatham Clairborne appears, apparently on the hunt for her runaway sister. But Josh suspects she is also tied to the mystery of Rachel. He's sure that once he finds out the truth about her, he will be able to unlock the mystery of Rachel's disappearance—and find out who the true Chatham Clairborne is. But will he discover the truth in time? And does he really want to know what the truth is?

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne - Fiction, Science Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328948939 | Published May 1, 2018

Stella Ainsley leaves poverty behind when she quits her engineering job aboard the Stalwart to become a governess on a private ship. But no one warned Stella that the ship seems to be haunted, nor that it may be involved in a conspiracy that could topple the entire interstellar fleet. Surrounded by mysteries, Stella finds her equal in the brooding but kind, nineteen-year-old Captain Hugo. Without knowing who to trust, Stella must decide whether to follow her head or her heart.
Dating Disasters of Emma Nash by Chloe Seager - Dating, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 14+

Harlequin Teen | 9781335017055 | Published May 1, 2018

Online, you can choose who you want to be. If only real life were so easy…Emma Nash may be down, but after months of wallowing, stalking her ex online and avoiding showering --- because, really, who’s going to care? --- Emma’s ready to own her newly single status, get out with her friends and chronicle her dating adventures on her private blog. But life online doesn’t always run smoothly. Stumbling upon her mother’s Tinder dating profile, getting catfished and accidentally telling the entire world why her ex-boyfriend Leon’s not worth any girl’s…um…time…Okay, those were disasters. But surely nothing else can go wrong?
Deep Dark Blue: A Memoir of Survival by Polo Tate - Memoir, Military, Nonfiction, Women’s Issues, Young Adult 17+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250128522 | Published May 1, 2018

At age 18, Polo started basic training at the United States Air Force Academy. She does everything right, from academics to athletics. But no one prepared her for what came next: physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of her superiors. Harassment from peers who refused to believe her story. DEEP DARK BLUE is more than a memoir about sexual assault. It’s about breaking boundaries but also setting them. It's about learning to trust your instincts. It's a story of survival, resilience and finally, finding your joy.

Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All by M. T. Anderson, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Lisa Ann Sandell, Jennifer Donnelly, Linda Sue Park, and Deborah Hopkinson - Biography, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Schwartz & Wade | 9781524716196 | Published May 1, 2018

He was King Henry VIII, a charismatic and extravagant ruler obsessed with both his power as king and with siring a male heir. They were his queens --- six ill-fated women, each bound for divorce, or beheading, or death. Watch spellbound as each of Henry's wives attempts to survive their unpredictable king and his power-hungry court. Told in stirring first-person accounts, FATAL THRONE is at once provocative and heartbreaking, an epic tale that is also an intimate look at the royalty of the most perilous times in English history.

If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say: A Novel by Leila Sales - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 13+

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | 9780374380991 | Published May 1, 2018

When Winter Halperin --- former spelling bee champion, aspiring writer, and daughter of a parenting expert --- gets caught saying the wrong thing online, her life explodes. All across the world, people know what she’s done, and none of them will forgive her. With her friends gone, her future plans cut short, and her identity in shambles, Winter is just trying to pick up the pieces without hurting anyone else. She knows she messed up, but does that mean it’s okay for people to send her hate mail and death threats? Did she deserve to lose all that she’s lost? And is “I’m sorry” ever good enough? 

Nothing Happened by Molly Booth - Fiction, Performing Arts, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484753026 | Published May 1, 2018

This year, the camp drama isn't just on the improv stage. Bee and longtime counselor Ben have a will-they-or-won't-they romance that's complicated by events that happened-or didn't happen-last summer. Meanwhile, Hana is falling hard for the kind but insecure Claudia, putting them both in the crosshairs of resident troublemaker John, who spreads a vicious rumor that could tear them apart. As the counselors juggle their camp responsibilities with simmering drama that comes to a head at the Fourth of July sparkler party, they'll have to swallow their pride and find the courage to untangle the truth, whether it leads to heartbreak or happily ever after.
Royals by Rachel Hawkins - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult 13+

G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers | 9781524738235 | Published May 1, 2018

Daisy Winters is a 16-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair, a job at a bootleg Walmart and a perfect older sister who's nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Soon the relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the seclusion of the castle. While the dashing Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes, the prince's younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes. The crown --- and the intriguing Miles --- might be trying to make Daisy into a lady...but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

Ship It by Britta Lundin - Coming of Age, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Humor, Young Adult 14+

Freeform | 9781368003131 | Published May 1, 2018

Claire is a sixteen-year-old fangirl obsessed with the show Demon Heart. Forest is an actor on Demon Heart who dreams of bigger roles. When the two meet at a local Comic-Con panel, it's a dream come true for Claire. Until the Q&A, that is, when Forest laughs off Claire's assertion that his character is gay. Claire is devastated. After all, every last word of her super-popular fanfic revolves around the romance between Forest's character and his male frenemy. She can't believe her hero turned out to be a closed-minded jerk. Forest is mostly confused that anyone would think his character is gay. Because he's not. Definitely not.

The Lies They Tell by Gillian French - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

HarperTeen | 9780062642585 | Published May 1, 2018

Everyone in Tenney’s Harbor knows about the Garrison tragedy. How an unexplained fire ravaged their house, killing four of the five family members. But what people don’t know is who did it. All fingers point at Pearl Haskins’ father, who was the caretaker of the property, but Pearl just doesn’t believe it. Leave it to a town of rich people to blame “the help.” With her disgraced father now trying to find work in between booze benders, Pearl’s future doesn’t hold much more than waiting tables at the local country club, where the wealthy come to flaunt their money and spread their gossip. 
The Outcast: Prequel to the Summoner Trilogy by Taran Matharu - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Magic, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250138675 | Published May 1, 2018

When stable boy Arcturus accidentally summons a demon and becomes Hominum's first common summoner, he becomes the key to a secret that the powerful overlords would do anything to keep hidden. Whisked away to Vocans Academy so he can be kept watch over, Arcturus finds himself surrounded by enemies. Rebellious intent simmers among the masses, and it will not be long before it boils over. Arcturus must choose a side...or watch an Empire crumble.

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Harlequin Teen | 9781335994134 | Published May 1, 2018

Losing her mom has 16-year-old Tiffany a little bit traumatized and now she has to leave her hometown to live with the biological dad she’s never known. Anthony Stone is a rich man with four other daughters and rules for every second of the day. Tiffany tries to make the best of things, but she doesn’t fit into her new luxurious, but super-strict, home. The only thing that makes her new life bearable is the boy across the street. But Tiffany has a secret. Another man claims he’s Tiffany’s real dad --- and she has only seven days before he shows up to demand a paternity test and the truth comes out.

Tradition by Brendan Kiely - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Margaret K. McElderry Books | 9781481480345 | Published May 1, 2018

Jules just wants to keep her head down, avoid distractions and get into the right college, so she can leave Fullbrook Academy behind. Jamie feels like an imposter at Fullbrook, but his hockey scholarship has given him a chance to escape his past. At a school where girls are rated by their looks and school-sponsored dances push first year girls out into the night with senior boys, the stakes for safe sex, real love and true friendship couldn’t be higher. As Jules and Jamie’s lives intertwine, they see Fullbrook for what it really is. Can they stand together against classmates --- and an institution --- who believe they can do no wrong?

True Storm (True Born) by L.E. Sterling - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Romance

Entangled Teen | 9781640631762 | Published May 1, 2018

Lucy’s twin sister, Margot, may be safely back with her --- but all is not well in Plague-ravaged Dominion City. The Watchers have come out of hiding, spreading chaos and death throughout the city, and suddenly Lucy finds herself torn between three men with secrets of their own. Betrayal is a cruel lesson, and the Fox sisters can hardly believe who is behind the plot against them. To survive this deadly game of politics, Lucy is forced to agree to a marriage of convenience. But DNA isn't the only thing they want from Lucy...or her sister. As they say in Dominion, rogue genes can never have a happy ending...
Ascent by Roland Smith - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544867598 | Published May 8, 2018

After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes to Myanmar, a country that has been in the grips of a brutal military regime for more than 50 years, to visit Alessia. When he’s invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, Peak can’t pass up the opportunity. But getting to the mountain will involve a four-week trek through tropical rainforests rife with hazards --- from venomous reptiles and leeches to corrupt police and military. In the end, summiting Hkakabo Razi may be the easiest thing Peak does.

Boying Up: How to Be Brave, Bold and Brilliant by Mayim Bialik - Health, Inspirational, Lifestyles , Mind & Body, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

Philomel Books | 9780525515975 | Published May 8, 2018

Growing from a boy to a man is no easy task. Bodies are changing, social circles are evolving, hair is appearing in places it never was before --- and on top of it all, there's the ever-present pressure to conform to the typical idea of what it means to be "manly" and masculine. Using personal anecdotes as an overly observant mother of two boys and plenty of scientific information from her life as a neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik, PhD, star of "The Big Bang Theory," talks directly to teen boys about what it means to grow from a boy to a man biologically, psychologically and sociologically.

Mayfly by Jeff Sweat - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250139207 | Published May 8, 2018

Jemma has spent her life scavenging tools and supplies in her tribe's small enclave outside what used to be a big city. Now she’s a teen, and old enough to become a Mama. Making babies is how her people survive --- in Jemma’s world, life ends at age 17. Survival has eclipsed love ever since the Parents died of a mysterious plague. But Jemma’s connection to a boy named Apple is stronger than her duty as a Mama. Forced to leave, Jemma and Apple are joined in exile by a mysterious boy who claims to know what is causing them to die. The world is crumbling around them, and their time is running out. Life is short. Can they outlive it?

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan - Coming of Age, Crime, Family, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

Bloomsbury YA | 978-1681193663 | Published May 8, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Joe hasn't seen his brother in 10 years. Ed didn’t walk out on the family, not exactly. It’s something more brutal. Ed’s locked up --- on death row. Now his execution date has been set, and the clock is ticking. Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with his brother, no matter what other people think...and no matter whether Ed committed the crime. But did he? And does it matter, in the end?

My Name Is Victoria by Lucy Worsley - Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Candlewick | 9780763688073 | Published May 8, 2018

Miss V. Conroy is good at keeping secrets. She likes to sit as quiet as a mouse, neat and discreet. But when her father sends her to Kensington Palace to become the companion to Princess Victoria, Miss V soon finds that she can no longer remain in the shadows. Her father is Sir John Conroy, confidant and financial advisor to Victoria’s mother, and he has devised a strict set of rules for the young princess that he calls the Kensington System. It governs Princess Victoria's behavior and keeps her locked away from the world. Sir John says it's for the princess's safety, but Victoria herself is convinced that it's to keep her lonely and unhappy. 

Puddin' by Julie Murphy - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062418388 | Published May 8, 2018

Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster --- and to kiss the boy she’s crushing on. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing that they might have more in common than they ever imagined.
The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy by B. T. Gottfred - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult 17+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627798525 | Published May 8, 2018

Everyone assumes that Zee is a lesbian. Her classmates, her gym buddies, even her so-called best friend. Even Zee is starting to wonder. Could they be onto something? Everyone assumes that Art is gay. They take one look at his nice clothes and his pretty face and think: well, obviously. But there’s more to Zee and Art than anyone realizes. What develops is a powerful connection between two people who are beautiful in all the ways they've been told are strange. As they explore their own complex relationships to gender, sexuality and identity, they fall for the complexities they find in each other.

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Candlewick | 9780763692728 | Published May 8, 2018

Alice is fifteen, with hair as red as fire and skin as pale as bone. Something inside Alice is broken: she remembers words, but struggles to speak them. Still, Alice knows that words are for sharing, so she pins them to posters in tucked-away places: railway waiting rooms, fish-and-chips shops, quiet corners. Manny is sixteen, with a scar from shoulder to elbow. Something inside Manny is broken, too: he once was a child soldier, forced to do terrible, violent things. But in a new land with people who care for him, Manny explores the small town on foot. And in his pocket, he carries a poem he scooped up, a poem whose words he knows by heart.