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Every YA book hitting shelves in May, 2023!

This MAY wreck your current TBR. Scroll down to check out what’s hitting shelves this month!

Lying in the Deep by Diana Urban – 5/2

A juicy thriller of jealousy, love, and betrayal set on a Semester at Sea-inspired cruise ship, with a diverse cast of delightfully suspicious characters who’ll leave you guessing with every jaw-dropping twist.

I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys – 5/2

A gut-wrenching, startling historical thriller about communist Romania and the citizen spy network that devastated a nation, from the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray. Now in paperback!

Chasing Pacquiao by Rod Pulido – 5/2

Experience the extreme joys, sorrows, and triumphs of a queer Filipino-American teenager struggling to prove himself in an unforgiving world. A poignant coming-of-age story, perfect for fans of Patron Saints of Nothing and Juliet Takes a Breath.

Flirting with Fate by J.C. Cervantes – 5/2

Jane the Virgin meets The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in New York Times bestselling author J.C. Cervantes’s charming, romantic YA debut —now available in paperback.

They Hate Each Other by Amanda Woody – 5/9

Jonah and Dylan get along like oil and water. Until a fake dating ploy gives them new perspective, and they realize that “falling for your enemy” isn’t as impossible as it seems.

Melt With You by Jennifer Dugan – 5/9

From the author of Some Girls Do and Hot Dog Girl comes a sweet and salty queer YA rom-com about two girls on a summer road trip in an ice cream truck—now available in paperback!

Echoes and Empires by Morgan Rhodes – 5/9

Now in paperback, the first book of a new fantasy duology filled with forbidden magic, plenty of snark, and even more action, from Morgan Rhodes, the New York Times bestselling author of the Falling Kingdom series.

You: The Story by Ruta Sepetys – 5/16

Perfect for fans of Burn After Writing and Bird by BirdYou: The Story awakens the emerging writer and reveals that with some reflection, curiosity, and courage, you have a story to tell.

From Here by Luma Mufleh – 5/16

In her coming-of-age memoir, refugee advocate Luma Mufleh writes of her tumultuous journey to reconcile her identity as a gay Muslim woman and a proud Arab-turned-American refugee.

Bound by Sword and Spirit by Andrea Robertson – 5/16

Game of Thrones meets Shadow and Bone in the final book in this action-packed fantasy from Andrea Robertson, the internationally bestselling author of the Nightshade series.

Kings of B’more by R. Eric Thomas – 5/16

Two Black queer best friends face their last day together with an epic journey through Baltimore in this magnetic YA debut by bestselling author of Here for It, R. Eric Thomas.

Ever Since by Alena Bruzas – 5/23

An intense, beautiful debut about the power of finding your voice and sharing your story after trauma. Perfect for fans of Nina LaCour and Kathleen Glasgow.

Break This House by Candice Iloh – 5/23

From Printz honoree and National Book Award Finalist Candice Iloh, a prose novel about a teenager reckoning with her family’s—and her home town’s—secrets. Now in paperback!

Her Good Side by Rebekah Weatherspoon – 5/30

A swoony, heart-melting YA romance from beloved author Rebekah Weatherspoon about two awkward teens who decide to practice dating in order to be good at the real thing.

Threads That Bind by Kika Hatzopoulou – 5/30

In a world where the children of the gods inherit their powers, a descendant of the Greek Fates must solve a series of impossible murders to save her sisters, her soulmate, and her city, for fans of Song of Achilles.

The Counselors by Jessica Goodman – 5/30

From New York Times bestselling author Jessica Goodman comes a twisty new thriller about three best friends, one elite summer camp, and the dark secrets that lead to a body in the lake. Now in paperback!

Man o’ War by Cory McCarthy – 5/30

An achingly honest and frequently hilarious coming-of-age novel about an Arab American trans teen fighting to keep their head above water in a landlocked Midwestern town. Now in paperback!

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