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what to read in YA May 2016

There are a lot of great YA novels being published in May! We start with two that are the final book in their respective series:

CrownTHE CROWN
(The Selection #5)
by Kiera Cass

From the publisher: 

Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling SELECTION series has captured the hearts of readers from its very first page. Now the end of the journey is here. Prepare to be swept off your feet by THE CROWN—the eagerly awaited, wonderfully romantic fifth and final book in the Selection series.

In THE HEIR, a new era dawned in the world of THE SELECTION. Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.

Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.

Last StarTHE LAST STAR
(The Fifth Wave #3)
by Rick Yancey  

From the publisher: 

The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves . . . or saving what makes us human.

Next, a novel that is the first book in the series:

RuinedRUINED
(Ruined #1)
by Amy Tintera  

From the publisher:

Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war; her parents were killed and her sister was kidnapped. Even though Em is only a useless Ruined--completely lacking any magic--she is determined to get revenge by infiltrating the enemy's kingdom, posing as the crown prince's betrothed.

And finally, a few that I can’t wait to get my hands on:

Square Root of SummerTHE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER
by Harriet Reuter Hapgood  

From the publisher:

Gottie H. Oppenheimer is losing time. Literally. When the fabric of the universe around her seaside town begins to fray, she's hurtled through wormholes to her past:

To last summer, when her grandfather Grey died. To the afternoon she fell in love with Jason, who wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. To the day her best friend Thomas moved away and left her behind with a scar on her hand and a black hole in her memory.

Although Grey is still gone, Jason and Thomas are back, and Gottie's past, present, and future are about to collide―and someone's heart is about to be broken.

With time travel, quantum physics, and sweeping romance, THE SQUARE ROOT OF SUMMER is an exponentially enthralling story about love, loss, and trying to figure it all out, from stunning debut YA voice, Harriet Reuter Hapgood.

Outrun the MoonOUTRUN THE MOON
by Stacey Lee  

From the publisher:

Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from poverty in Chinatown, and she gains admittance to a prestigious finishing school through a mix of cunning and bribery. She soon discovers that getting in was the easiest part, and must carve a niche among the spoiled heiresses. When the earthquake strikes on April 18, Mercy and her classmates are forced to a survivor encampment, but her quick-witted leadership rallies them to help in the tragedy's aftermath.  

But wait there’s more! Don't miss: 

  1. THE WAY BACK TO YOU by Michelle Andreani  
  2. TRAITOR ANGELS by Anne Blankman  
  3. ASK ME HOW I GOT HERE by Christine Heppermann  
  4. UNRIVALED by Alyson Noel  
  5. THE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye  

Find these and other great, brand new YA titles in the Teen Corner!

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