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New Books Available in May 2016


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


A Tale of Two Besties by Sophia Rossi: HelloGiggles’ Sophia Rossi’s debut is out in paperback!

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk: A powerful middle grade debut about a girl growing up between world wars.

Quiet Power by Susan Cain: An edition for kids and teens based on the monumental bestseller Queit.

Sophomores and Other Oxymorons by David Lubar: The follow up to David Lubar’s hilarious Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie is out in paperback!

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed: This moving debut about a girl who faces a future she didn’t choose is out in paperback.

The Edge of the Shadows by Elizabeth George: The next in Elizabeth George’s mystery series is out in paperback!

Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley: A coming of age novel about a high school agoraphobe named Solomon.

Marked by Jenny Martin: Mad Max meets Firefly in the sequel to the sci-fi novel Tracked.

Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum: This history of the Stonewall riots and how they impacted the fight for gay rights is out in paperback!

The Last Star by Rick Yancey: The final book in The 5th Wave series!

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee: An unforgettable story of determination set against the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

Survive the Night by Danielle Vega: This terrifying tale about an underground rave gone awry is out in paperback!

The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne: A hilarious, romantic novel about your best friend finding love before you do.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen: #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen’s latest novel is out in paperback!

A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes: The first in Morgan Rhodes spinoff novel from the Falling Kingdoms series is out in paperback!






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