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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 2016

Hardcover

Double Down (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond - Comic Books, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Switch Press | 9781630790387 | Published May 1, 2016

Lois Lane has settled in to her new school. She has friends, for maybe the first time in her life. She has a job that challenges her. And her friendship is growing with SmallvilleGuy, her online maybe-more-than-a-friend. But when her friend Maddy's twin collapses in a part of town she never should've been in, Lois finds herself embroiled in a dangerous mystery that brings her closer to the dirty underbelly of Metropolis.

Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More by Cheryl Mullenbach - History, Nonfiction, Young Adult 12+

Chicago Review Press | 9781613734223 | Published May 1, 2016

Balancing the stories of trailblazers from the past with those of today’s dedicated officers, chiefs, FBI agents, and forensics experts, this collection of riveting biographies traces the evolution of women in policing. WOMEN IN BLUE inspires readers to value those who broke through barriers --- often enduring ridicule and discrimination as they fought for equality --- while original interviews shed light on the daily challenges, rewards, and life on the job of various women currently in the trenches of law enforcement. The chronological progression puts hot-button issues like police brutality, race relations, and the treatment of suspects and prisoners into historic context.

A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison - Dating, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 13+

Delacorte Press | 9780553537321 | Published May 3, 2016

The summer before college, Hannah swears she’s finally going to find The One. For Sam, the summer is off to a bad start for a million reasons. But for five minutes, they spoke to each other. But then they went there separate ways. But another chance meeting brings them together, only to have a chance misunderstanding drive them apart, and then the cycle starts all over again. Shenanigans ensue, and for two people destined for each other, they sure have a hell of a lot of trouble even getting together.

A Walk in the Sun by Michelle Zink - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062434463 | Published May 3, 2016

Rose Darrow never wanted to spend her life working on her family’s farm. But when her family is rocked by an unexpected tragedy she has no choice but to put her plans for the future --- and dreams of escaping her small town --- on hold. Bodhi Lowell left home as a kid and hasn’t looked back. Years of working farm jobs has given him the one thing he wants most: freedom to travel without answering to anyone. He’s already looking past his job at Darrow Farm and plans on leaving in September --- until he meets Rose. Neither Rose nor Bodhi can deny the sparks flying between them, but with the end of summer looming, they must decide if it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all....

Alice and the Fly by James Rice - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Quercus | 9781681445281 | Published May 3, 2016

Greg is cripplingly shy, afraid of spiders and obsessed with Breakfast at Tiffany's. In fact, he pretty much goes out of his way to avoid talking to anybody he doesn't have to. And it doesn't help that he has a severe lisp. But Greg's English teacher, Miss Hayes, can see that there's something different about him. Greg begins to write about everything from his mother's ill-conceived interior decorating ideas to his job at the local butcher's shop. When Greg begins to take an interest in a girl at his school named Alice, he realizes that he will have to face his most paralyzing anxieties if he wants to befriend Alice and help her escape from her violent family life.
As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds - Children's 10+, Children's, Family, Fiction, Youth Fiction

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books | 9781481415903 | Published May 3, 2016

Genie’s summer is full of surprises. The first is that he and his big brother, Ernie, are leaving Brooklyn to spend the summer with their grandparents --- in the COUNTRY! The second surprise comes when Genie figures out that their grandfather is blind. Genie thinks Grandpop must be the bravest guy he’s ever known, but then Ernie lets him down in the bravery department. It’s his fourteenth birthday, and, Grandpop says to become a man, you have to learn how to shoot a gun. Genie thinks that is AWESOME until he realizes Ernie has no interest in learning how to shoot. Dumbfounded by Ernie’s reluctance, Genie is left to wonder --- is bravery and becoming a man only about proving something, or is it just as important to own up to what you won’t do?

Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann - Social Issues, Women's Fiction, Young Adult 15+, Youth Fiction

Greenwillow Books | 9780062387950 | Published May 3, 2016

Addie has always known what she was running toward, whether in cross country, in her all-girls Catholic school, or in love. Until she and her boyfriend are careless one night, and she gets pregnant. Addie makes the difficult choice to have an abortion. And after that nothing is the same. She doesn’t want anyone besides her parents and her boyfriend to know what happened; she doesn’t want to run cross country anymore; she can’t bring herself to be excited about anything. Until she reconnects with Juliana, a former teammate who’s going through her own dark places.

Dream On: The Silver Trilogy by Kerstin Gier - Fiction, Horror, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Young Adult 13+

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627790796 | Published May 3, 2016

Things seem to be going well for Liv Silver, but serenity doesn't last for long. It seems that Liv's troubles are far from over --- in fact, suddenly they're piling up. School gossip blogger Secrecy knows all of Liv's most intimate secrets, her boyfriend Henry might be hiding something from her, and at night Liv senses a dark presence following her through the corridors of the dream world. Does someone have a score to settle with Liv?

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout - Adventure, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Feiwel & Friends | 9781250045812 | Published May 3, 2016

Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India's youngest CEO and visionary. The stakes are higher than you can imagine. Like life and death. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run.

Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484725979 | Published May 3, 2016

John "Smoke" Conlan is serving time for two murders --- but he wasn't the one who murdered his English teacher. A juvenile rehabilitation center in Denver, Colorado, known as the Y, is Smoke's new home. But, unlike his fellow inmates, Smoke is not in constant imprisonment. After a near death experience leaves him with the ability to shed his body at will, Smoke is able to travel freely outside the concrete walls of the Y, gathering information for himself and his fellow inmates. Smoke doesn't care that the "threads" that bind his soul to his body are wearing thin --- that one day he may not make it back in time. That is, until he meets Pink. Now Smoke is on a journey to redemption he never thought possible.

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 13+

Flatiron Books | 9781250078407 | Published May 3, 2016

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone. But when she meets easygoing Grant, her guard goes down. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She wants to let Grant into her life, but she’s terrified that once she tells him the truth, he won't be able to see past it. Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? She used to be Andrew.

Invisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Paige Madonia - Family, Family Life, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers | 9781481430715 | Published May 3, 2016

Tired of living in limbo, Callie finally decides to investigate her father’s disappearance for herself. Maybe there was an accident at the construction site that he oversaw? Maybe he doesn’t remember who he is and is lost wandering somewhere? But after seeing a familiar face in a photo from the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, she wonders if the answer is something else entirely.

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart - Children's 10+, Young Adult 10+

Delacorte Books for Young Readers | 9780553536744 | Published May 3, 2016

Lily Jo McGrother, born Timothy McGrother, is a girl. But being a girl is not so easy when you look like a boy. Especially when you’re in the eighth grade. Dunkin Dorfman, birth name Norbert Dorfman, is dealing with bipolar disorder and has just moved from the New Jersey town he’s called home for the past thirteen years. One summer morning, Lily Jo McGrother meets Dunkin Dorfman, and their lives forever change. 

Lost in Love by Susane Colasanti - Friendship, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Katherine Tegen Books | 9780062307736 | Published May 3, 2016

Sadie was convinced that Austin was her soul mate, but after discovering his secret she wonders if she even knows him at all. Darcy was all about fun boy adventures with no strings attached...until her ex moves to New York City to win her back. Things are getting serious with Rosanna and her boyfriend, but will she be able to break free of her past and let him in? With no parents, no rules and an entire city to explore, this is the summer that will change their lives forever.

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch - Family, Travel, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Simon Pulse | 9781481432542 | Published May 3, 2016

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but only because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. But then Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept from Lina for far too long.

Ruined by Amy Tintera - Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Youth Fiction

HarperTeen | 9780062396600 | Published May 3, 2016

Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war; her parents were killed and her sister was kidnapped. Even though Em is only a useless Ruined --- completely lacking any magic --- she is determined to get revenge. Her plan is simple: She will infiltrate the enemy’s kingdom, posing as the crown prince’s betrothed. She will lead an ambush and will kill the king and everything he holds dear, including his son.

Shuffle, Repeat by Jen Klein - Dating, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Random House Books for Young Readers | 9780553509823 | Published May 3, 2016

June wants high school to end and real life to begin. Oliver is soaking up senior year’s glory days. They could have coasted through high school, knowing about—but not really knowing—each other. Except that their moms have arranged for Oliver to drive June to school. Suddenly these two opposites are fighting about everything. But love is unpredictable. When promises and hearts get broken, Oliver and June must figure out what really matters. And then fight for it.

Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake - Dating, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544596320 | Published May 3, 2016

Sam Bennett falls for Hadley St. Clair before he knows her last name. When Sam finds out she is that St. Clair, daughter of the man who destroyed Sam’s family, he has a choice: follow his heart or tell the truth about the scandal that links their families.

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider - Dating, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484725252 | Published May 3, 2016

Warm Hawaiian sun. Lazy beach days. Flirty texts with her boyfriend back in Seattle. These are the things seventeen-year-old Sloane McIntyre pictured when she imagined the summer she'd be spending at Hawaii. Instead, after learning an unthinkable secret about her boyfriend and best friend, all she has is a fractured hand and a shattered heart. Once she arrives in Honolulu, though, Sloane hopes that Hawaii might just be the escape she needs. And when she meets Finn McAllister, the handsome son of a hotel magnate who doesn't always play by the rules, she knows he's the perfect distraction. But it turns out a measly ocean isn't nearly enough to stop the messages from her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend. And as her connection with Finn grows deeper, Sloane's summer might not be as easy to come by as she'd hoped. Sloane must now decide when to forgive, and when to live for herself.

The Blood Between Us by Zac Brewer - Horror, Social Issues, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

HarperTeen | 9780062307910 | Published May 3, 2016

Growing up, Adrien and his sister, Grace, competed viciously for everything. Adrien tried to get along; it was Grace who didn’t want anything to do with him. When their scientist parents died in a terrible lab fire, there was nothing left to hold them together. Now, after years apart, Adrien and Grace are forced to reunite at the elite boarding school where their parents were teachers. For as much as Adrien wants to move on, he starts to suspect that Grace knows more about their parents’ deaths than she let on, and he realizes there are some wounds no amount of time can heal.

The Crown by Kiera Cass - Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

HarperTeen | 9780062392176 | Published May 3, 2016

In THE HEIR, a new era dawned in the world of THE SELECTION. Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s 35 suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult --- and more important --- than she ever expected.
The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry - Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) | 9781627793322 | Published May 3, 2016

When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward 14 years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?

The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780544640412 | Published May 3, 2016

Stay on the roads. Don’t enter the woods. Never go out at night.

Those are the rules in Rowan’s Glen, a remote farming community in the Missouri Ozarks where Ivy Templeton’s family has lived for centuries. It’s an old-fashioned way of life, full of superstition and traditions, and sixteen-year-old Ivy loves it. The other kids at school may think the Glen kids are weird, but Ivy doesn’t care --- she has her cousin Heather as her best friend. The two girls share everything with each other --- or so Ivy thinks. When Heather goes missing after a May Day celebration, Ivy discovers that both her best friend and her beloved hometown are as full of secrets as the woods that surround them.

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight - Friendship, Social Issues, Mystery, Youth Fiction

HarperCollins | 9780062359094 | Published May 3, 2016

It all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood - Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Roaring Brook Press | 9781626723733 | Published May 3, 2016

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she's hurtled through wormholes to her pastTo last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. To the day her best friend Thomas moved away and left her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory. Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie's past, present, and future are about to collide --- and someone's heart is about to be broken.