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You may want to take at these amay-zing May reads!


5/7: How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox – Biz knows how to float. But after what happens on the beach–first in the ocean, and then in the sand–the tethers that hold Biz steady come undone. Dad disappears and, with him, all comfort. It might be easier, better, sweeter to float all the way away?


5/21: Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi – For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. But she can’t code her dad back into her life after he disappeared. But now WAVE, the world’s biggest virtual reality platform, has announced a contest where the winner gets to meet its billionaire founder…the one who maybe even murdered him.


5/28: These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling – This contemporary fantasy features a teen witch living in modern-day Salem who discovers that the tension with her ex-girlfriend doesn’t much matter when there’s a Blood Witch on the loose.


5/7: Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins – We totally swooned over Daisy and Miles falling in love in Prince Charming. Now, it’s Millie’s turn to track down her fairytale ending…with an actual princess.


5/14: Testimony from Your Perfect Girl by Kaui Hart Hemmings – The riches to rags story of what happens when your perfect life falls spectacularly apart. From New York Times bestselling author of The Descendants (yes, the George Clooney movie), this is the family drama to make you feel better about your own famiy.


5/7: The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris – Kamala Harris has blazed trails on her path to the national stage. But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way?


5/14: Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson – Veronica Mars meets The Craft when a teen girl investigates the suspicious deaths of three classmates and accidentally ends up bringing them back to life to form a hilariously unlikely–and unwilling–vigilante girl gang. Now in paperback!


5/29: Lies You Never Told Me by Jennifer Donaldson – Gabe and Elyse have never met. But they both have something to hide. Told in parallel narratives, this twisty, shocking story shows how one bad choice can lead to a spiral of unforeseen consequences that not everyone will survive. Now in paperback!


5/7: The Merciless IV: Last Rites by Danielle Vega – The fourth book of the scream-worthy cult series The Merciless combines Stephen King-level terror with true crime stories like the Amanda Knox case. Now in paperback!


5/14: If I Stay by Gayle Forman – A special anniversary edition of Gayle Forman’s breakout bestseller, If I Stay, in a brand new look and with an additional chapter to Mia’s story! Now in paperback!


5/7: Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi – This debut novel is about a teenage boy who can’t quite figure out what he wants to do with his life and who runs away from home while his parents are on a summer trip to Iran. He also may or may not encounter (and complete) a few crossword puzzles along the way! Now in paperback!


5/28: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green – Unforgivable betrayals, devious motives, and forbidden love collide in the first installment of this epic new fantasy series, perfect for Game of Thrones fans. Now in paperback!


5/21: The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold – From the bestselling author of Mosqiotoland and Kids of Appetite, comes the story of sixteen-year-old Noah, who is hypnotized and quickly realizes nothing in his life is the same. Now in paperback!




Miss any of last month’s releases? Check out every book that came out in April here!

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