Sunday, May 1, 2011

What's New: May Releases & Giveaway

Are you ready for this? Because May is an amazing month of YA releases!! I was floored when I was compiling this list, it just kept going, and going, and going!! If this is your first time visiting for this feature, "What's New" New Reads List & Giveaway here at Stories & Sweeties is where you'll find a full list of the new releases in YA for the month, and entry to the giveaway. At the end of each month, one lucky winner will get to choose any new release as their prize! So, look out, here it comes: the May book birthdays!!
May Releases:

Captured by Maggie L. Woods
Darkening by Maggie L. Woods
Shine by Lauren Myracle

Almost Final Curtain by Tate Hallaway
Bite Club (Morganville Vampires) by Rachel Caine
Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin
Illusions by Aprilynne Pike
The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch
Me & Tennessee by Sheridan Hernandez
Princess for Hire: The Royal Treatment by Lindsey Leavitt
Shift by Jeri Ready-Smith
So Much Closer by Susan Colasti
Throne of Fire by Rick Riordin

Spinning Out by David Stahler


A & L Do Summer by Jan Blazanin
Die for Me by Amy Plum
Flawless by Lara Chapman
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland on a Ship of Her Own Making by Cat Valente
Hidden by Helen Frost
Jane Jones: Worst Vampire Ever by Caissie St. Onge
Kiss of Death by Lauren Henderson
The Lucky Kind by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies by Alan Zadoff
My Not-So-Still Life by Liz Gallagher
OyMG by Amy Fellner Dominy
The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
Then by Morris Gleitzman
Things I Know About Love by Kate Le Vann
Tighter by Adele Griffin
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
You Don't Know About Me by Brian Meehl

Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando

The Dark City: Relic Master by Catherine Fisher
The Fires Beneath the Sea by Lydia Millet
I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Mercy by Rebecca Lim
Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings by Ellen Schreiber

The A Circuit by Catherine Hapka & Georgina Bloomberg
Angel Burn by Lee Weatherly
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
If I Could Fly by Judith Ortiz Cofer
Lark by Tracey Porter
Putting Makeup on Dead People by Trish Cook & Brendan Halpin
Something Deadly This Way Comes by Kim Harrison
The Warlock by Michael Scott
Welcome to Bordertown by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Charles De Lint, etc.
With or Without You by Brian Farrey
Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury

Watched by Sharde Richardson


The Ivy: Secrets by Lauren Kunz & Rina Onur
The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Nightspell by Leah Cypress
Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

(links go to Goodreads)
Please feel free to email me if you notice any YA titles missing! :)

Giveaway Details: One winner will win a May Release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends at 11:59 PM, PST on May 31st, 2011.
• Must be 13 or older
• Open internationally. *International winners will be required to choose a book that is available through
• Please enter one time only for each monthly giveaway.

*Contest Closed!*


  1. a-a-a-a-a-AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!! *speechless*

    New Release books.. Thanks so much and making it internationally

  2. *gasp*
    an international giveaway...
    for new releases!!!!

    Thanks for hosting! :D

  3. Wow- there are so many great looking books coming out this month!

  4. thank you for this chance! :D

  5. Thanks very much for the awesome giveaway, Becky!

  6. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  7. Thanks for the chance and have a great week!

  8. Thank you for this giveaway!
    A great month again!

  9. Some awesome books coming out this month! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. What a great giveaway thank you so much!

  11. Thanks for this giveaway Becky =) !!

  12. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! So many great books out this month.

    Sorry if my entry went through twice, my net was acting up.

  13. Crazy to read Divergent! Thanks again for this awesome giveaway! ;)

  14. Do you announce winners? :P or just email them..

  15. You have awesome giveaways! I'm adding this one to my sidebar so others can try and win :)

  16. Thanks!! This is a great giveaway :o)

  17. Lots to choose from ! Thanks for the giveaway!