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New Books Available in April 2016


Before you dive into your May reading, make sure you didn’t miss any of these YA books that came out in April!


1. Blind by Rachel DewoskinThis powerful story about blindness is now in paperback.

2. First there Was Forever by Juliana RomanoThis bittersweet story about first love and first loss is now in paperback.

3. Dreamers Often Lie by Jacqueline WestLiar meets Romeo and Juliet in this Shakespeare-inspired tale about whether to trust yourself when everyone is telling you your instincts are wrong.

4. Golden by Melissa de la Cruz: The action-packed finale to the Heart of Dread series!

5. Lady Renegades by Rachel HawkinsThe conclusion to the Rebel Belle series!

6. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee AhdiehThe #1 New York Times bestseller is out in paperback!

7. Fiona by Meredith Moore: A suspense novel that’s a blend of family secrets, a tragic past, and Scottish castles!

8. Crossing the Line by Meghan Rogers: A spy thriller about a girl who was kidnapped by North Koreans and now wants to seek revenge.

9. Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw: A hilarious debut that’s a cross between Veronica Mars and Daria.

10. The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry: A spellbinding thriller set in Medieval France from the award-winning author of All the Truth That’s in Me. 

11. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh: The highly anticipated sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn.

12. Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin: This laugh-out-loud adventure set in Greece is now in paperback!

13. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead: The first in a new fantasy series from the international bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series!

14. Hold Me Closer by David Levithan: Written as a musical, this is the story of the beloved Tiny Cooper from David Levithan and John Green’s Will Grayson, Will GraysonNow in paperback!

15. Prodigy Graphic Novel by Marie Lu: The graphic novel version of the second book in Marie Lu’s bestselling Legend trilogy!

16. Original Fake by Kirstin Cronn-Mills: An illustrated novel about sibling rivalry and street-art!


Want to know what’s coming out soon? Check out the top books we’re waiting to read this summer!






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