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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 2019

Paperback

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 | 9781547600502 | Published May 7, 2019

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.

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly - Historical Fiction

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9780358063681 | Published May 7, 2019

Set in 1906 against the backdrop of the murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser's AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY, Jennifer Donnelly's astonishing debut novel effortlessly weaves romance, history, and a murder mystery into something moving, and real, and wholly original.

City of Bastards (Royal Bastards) by Andrew Shvarts - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484799802 | Published May 7, 2019

Tilla, bastard of House Kent, has it made. Safe from her murderous father in the dazzling capital of Lightspire, she lives a life of luxury under the protection of the Volaris King, alongside her boyfriend, Zell, and best friend, Princess Lyriana. So why isn't she happy? Maybe it's the whispers and stares that follow her wherever she goes, as the daughter of the traitor waging war against Lightspire. Or maybe it's the memories of her beloved brother, Jax, who lies cold in his grave even as she tries to settle into a life in the city's prestigious University.
Ship It by Britta Lundin - Coming of Age, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Humor, Young Adult 14+

Freeform | 9781368021159 | Published May 7, 2019

Claire is a 16-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. When the video of the disastrous Q&A goes viral, the producers have a PR nightmare on their hands. In order to help bolster their image within the LGBTQ+ community, they hire Claire to join the cast for the rest of their publicity tour. But how far will Claire go to make her ship canon? To what lengths will Forest go to stop her and protect his career? And will Claire ever get the guts to make a move on Tess, the very cute, extremely cool fanartist she keeps running into?

The Summer of Us by Cecillia Vinesse - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Poppy | 9780316391146 | Published May 7, 2019

American expat Aubrey has only two weeks left in Europe before she leaves for college. Good thing she and her best friend, Rae, have planned one last group trip across the continent with their friends Clara, Jonah and Gabe. But when old secrets come to light, Aubrey and Rae's trip goes from a carefree adventure to a complete disaster. For starters, there's Aubrey and Gabe's unresolved history. And then there's Rae's hopeless crush on the effortlessly cool Clara. How is Rae supposed to admit her feelings to someone so perfect when they're moving to different sides of the world in just a few weeks?

The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I by Carolyn Mackler - Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Fiction, Personal Growth, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Bloomsbury YA | 9781681199825 | Published May 7, 2019

It's been five months since 16-year-old Virginia Shreves thought her life was finally back on course: she has come to terms with who she is both inside and out, and she's even started to rebuild her relationship with her older brother Byron. But just as she's getting used to the new normal, Virginia's world turns upside down again. As Virginia struggles to cope, she meets Sebastian, an artist with his own baggage. The pair make a pact not to share their personal dramas. But secrets have a way of coming out, and theirs have the potential to ruin everything.

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Sourcebooks Fire | 9781492671114 | Published May 7, 2019

The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class, but the doors won't open. Someone starts shooting. Told from four perspectives over the span of 54 harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

Ash by Malinda Lo - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316531313 | Published May 14, 2019

In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted. The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Their friendship, as delicate as a new bloom, reawakens Ash's capacity for love --- and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Between Two Skies by Joanne O'Sullivan - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Candlewick | 9781536206388 | Published May 14, 2019

Bayou Perdu, a tiny fishing town way, way down in Louisiana, is home to sixteen-year-old Evangeline Riley. She has her best friends, Kendra and Danielle; her wise, beloved Mamere; and back-to-back titles in the under-sixteen fishing rodeo. But, dearest to her heart, she has the peace that only comes when she takes her skiff out to where there is nothing but sky and air and water and wings. It’s a small life, but it is Evangeline’s. And then the storm comes, and everything changes. Amid the chaos and pain and destruction comes Tru --- a fellow refugee, a budding bluesman, a balm for Evangeline’s aching heart.

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

Disney-Hyperion | 9781484758427 | Published May 14, 2019

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.
The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara - Adventure, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Sky Pony Press | 9781510742437 | Published May 14, 2019

There’s no place for a girl in Mary’s world. Not in the home of her mum, desperately drunk and poor. Not in the household of her wealthy granny, where no girl can be named an heir. And certainly not in the arms of Nat, her childhood love who never knew her for who she was. As a sailor aboard a Caribbean merchant ship, Mary’s livelihood --- and her safety --- depends on her ability to disguise her gender. At least, that’s what she thinks is true. But then pirates attack the ship, and in the midst of the gang of cutthroats, Mary spots something she never could have imagined: a girl pirate. 
Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Nina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, and Ibi Zoboi - Anthology, Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult 13+

HMH Books for Young Readers | 9781328604286 | Published May 21, 2019

Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors. This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.

Rule by Ellen Goodlett - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316515290 | Published May 21, 2019

The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos. Or rather, three unexpected options. Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family.  Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom. Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady's maid and scheming her way out of the servants' chambers. When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets and will stop at nothing to keep the sisters off the throne.