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The following are lists of books releasing the weeks of May 2nd and May 9th that we think will be of interest to readers.
On Sale the Week of May 2nd in Hardcover

May 1st

SKELETON CREEK #4: THE RAVEN by Patrick Carman
There are still secrets to uncover in Skeleton Creek, and someone doesn’t want Ryan and Sarah to find them.
Scholastic Press * ISBN: 9780545249959

May 3rd

DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
In 16-year-old Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue in an attempt to form a “perfect society.” At the age of 16, teens must decide to which faction they will devote their lives.
Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins * ISBN: 9780062024022

ILLUSIONS by Aprilynne Pike
ILLUSIONS is poised to delight and amaze readers with heart-pounding suspense, breathtaking romance, and a cliffhanger ending that will leave them desperate for the fourth and final novel in Aprilynne Pike’s series.
HarperCollins * ISBN: 9780061668098

After besting the Skull King in a fierce battle, Jake Ransom returned to school thinking his adventures in Pangaea --- the strange world of lost civilizations --- were over. What he didn’t count on was the Skull King’s sinister trap.
HarperCollins * ISBN: 9780061473821

When her free-spirited mother dies in a tragic accident, 16-year-old Alexandria Lee is forced to leave her West Coast home and move in with a wealthy grandmother she's never known in Savannah, Georgia.
Poppy/Little, Brown for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780316078498

MOONGLASS by Jessi Kirby
Anna slowly adjusts to the changes in her life after her father accepts a job transfer, but her mother’s mysterious death continues to haunt her.
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9781442416949

SO MUCH CLOSER by Susane Colasanti
Brooke moves to New York City to be closer to her crush, Scott, only to learn that he already has a new girlfriend. Luckily, a new city is full of new opportunities for love and more.
Viking Juvenile * ISBN: 9780670012244


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On Sale the Week of May 2nd in Paperback

May 1st

DISTANT WAVES: A Novel of the Titanic, by Suzanne Weyn
When four sisters and their mother all find themselves on the Titanic, a scientist's invention can either doom them or save them.
Scholastic Paperbacks * ISBN: 9780545085847

LIFE, AFTER by Sarah Darer Littman
Life for 16-year-old Dani crumbles following a terrorist attack on family members in Argentina. After relatives help her family move to New York, Dani struggles to fit in --- until she meets a girl who has shared a similar experience.
Scholastic Press * ISBN: 9780545151450

LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater
In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in LINGER, they must fight to be together.
Scholastic Paperbacks * ISBN: 9780545123297

A MAP OF THE KNOWN WORLD by Lisa Ann Sandell
When Cora begins to fall for Damian, the handsome, brooding boy who was in the car with her brother the night he died, she uncovers her brother's secret artistic life and realizes she had more in common with him than she ever imagined.
Scholastic Press * ISBN: 9780545069717

When Brian and Gregory go to visit a relative in the Vermont woods, they find that many things People aren't where they're supposed to be. And houses are everywhere. In fact, the houses seem to be taking over.
Scholastic Paperbacks * ISBN: 9780545138833

May 3rd

CRUSADE by Nancy Holder
The ultimate battle. The ultimate love. For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained at Spain's Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun.
Simon Pulse * ISBN: 9781416998037

RACING IN THE RAIN: My Life as a Dog, by Garth Stein
This tween/teen adaptation of the New York Times bestselling adult novel THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN celebrates an extraordinary friendship between Denny, a race car driver; his daughter, Zoë; and his endearing dog, Enzo.
HarperCollins * ISBN: 9780062015761

SPELLS by Aprilynne Pike
When Laurel is summoned to Avalon, her feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable. She is forced to make a choice --- a choice that could break her heart.
HarperTeen * ISBN: 9780061668081


On Sale the Week of May 9th in Hardcover

May 10th

BITTER END by Jennifer Brown
As Alex struggles to come to terms with the sweet boyfriend she fell in love with and the boyfriend whose "love" she no longer recognizes, she is forced to choose --- between her "true love" and herself.
Little, Brown for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780316086950

The daughter of chart-topping pop star Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones, is on the brink of her own musical debut.
Poppy/Little, Brown for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780316049092

ELIZABETH CADY STANTON AND SUSAN B. ANTHONY: A Friendship That Changed the World, by Penny Colman
Penny Colman discusses how Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony became friends and fought together to achieve equality for women.
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780805082937

Twelve-year-old September accepts an invitation to Fairyland, whose residents she must save from a miserable life at the hands of the new Marquess.
Feiwel & Friends * ISBN: 9780312649616

HIDDEN by Helen Frost
Years after Darra’s father stole the minivan Wren was hiding in, a chance meeting at camp pushes the two girls to face each other and learn the truth.
Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780374382216

KISS OF DEATH by Lauren Henderson
Scarlett thinks Dan’s murder is finally behind her, but when she encounters old friends and enemies in Edinburgh, she’s convinced someone is out to get her.
Delacorte Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780385737791

THE LUCKY KIND by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
A shake-up in Nick Brandt’s family brings with it newfound confidence and courage for Nick, who is no longer afraid to pursue the young woman he loves.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780375867859

MY NOT-SO-STILL LIFE by Liz Gallagher
Artistic, wise-beyond-her-years Vanessa feels closer to the adult world when she gets a job at an art supply store, but is she really ready for this world?
Wendy Lamb Books/Random House * ISBN: 9780375841545

Half-mermaid Tempest Maguire must choose between life on land and life in the water. Entering a fantastical underwater world reveals her greater destiny.
Walker Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780802722317

TIGHTER by Adele Griffin
Jamie’s summer as an au pair takes a frightening turn when she connects with the ghosts of a young couple and looks for the truth about their tragic deaths.
Knopf Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780375866456

After two years of being constantly on the move and changing her persona, McLean just wants to stay in one place and be herself, whoever that is.
Viking Juvenile * ISBN: 9780670012947

On Sale the Week of May 9th in Paperback

May 10th

Anna Jarzab's debut novel centers on the murder of teen heiress Carly Ribelli, who was found shot to death a mile from her house in a wealthy Northern California suburb.
Ember/Random House * ISBN: 9780375855283

DANIEL X: DEMONS & DRUIDS by James Patterson and Adam Sadler

Daniel X's hunt to eliminate each and every intergalactic criminal on Earth is always relentless, but this time, it's getting personal. Number Three on the List of Alien Outlaws takes the form of raging, soul-possessing fire. And fire transports Daniel back to the most traumatic event of his life.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers * ISBN: 9780316038300

THE ENEMY by Charlie Higson
A sickness has afflicted everyone over the age of 16; anyone who is a "grown-up" has become a decomposing, brainless creature that survives by feeding on children.
Disney-Hyperion * ISBN: 9781423133124

FLAWLESS by Lara Chapman

In this modern take on CYRANO DE BERGERAC, beautiful but big-nosed Sarah Burke helps her friend Kristen nab the handsome Rock Conway, even though Sarah has fallen for him too.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books * ISBN: 9781599905969

THEY NEVER CAME BACK by Caroline B. Cooney
A teenage girl is confronted by a classmate who is convinced that she is his cousin, taken away by social services five years ago because her parents were accused of embezzling money. Then a
n FBI agent gets involved. Whoever this girl is, she can serve as bait to help the FBI capture the fugitives.
Ember/Random House * ISBN: 9780385738095