Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What's New: May YA Releases & Giveaway!!

Ahh, May. The weather outside is wonderful right now, not too hot yet, but warm enough that I'm compelled to do most of my reading outside. My flowers are in bloom and the air smells completely wonderful because of the bazillion orange blossoms in my backyard :) Hope you're all enjoying!

So if you're new to Stories & Sweeties, here's a little run-down of this feature: at the start of each month, I do a little thing called the "What's New List & Giveaway" 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! Let get on to the list---it's a looong one this month---the 1st of May alone is EPIC! :D

First off, the winner of April's giveaway was: Moirae (the Fates). Congrats! :D

May Releases:
Just like previous months, I've put a little lve by those books that I am really anticipating---whether I can't wait to read them or I just can't wait to have my own finished copy!

Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Black Dawn by Rachel Caine
Body & Soul by Stacey Kade
Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan
Dark Vengeance, Vol. 2; Winter, Spring by Jeff Mariotte
Destined by Aprilynne Pike
The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
Elemental by Emily White
Everfound by Neal Schusterman
The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze
Monster High 4: Back and Deader Than Ever by Lisi Harrison
Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach
Infinity by Rachel Ward
The Peculiars by Maureen McQuerry
Revived by Cat Patrick
The Royal Treatment by Lindsey Leavitt
Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
Silence by Michelle Sagara
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
This is SO Not Happening by Kieran Scott
The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams
Wanted by Heidi Ayarbe
Welcome Caller, This is Chloe by Shelly Coriell
Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame
What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen
When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
While He Was Away by Karen Halvorsen Schrek
Wrecked by Anna Davies

Broken Illusions by Ellie James
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Endure by Carrie Jones
Fall From Grace by Charles Benoit
Ferocity Summer by Alissa Grosso
First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinksy
Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Hollyweird by Terri Clark
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
In Honor by Jessi Kirby
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman
Ladies in Waiting by Laura L. Sullivan
Last Rite by Lisa Desrochers
Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick
Ordinary Magic by Caitlin Rubino-Bradway
Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein
Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
The Unbearable Book Club For Unsinkable Girls by Julie Shumacher
Until I Die by Amy Plum
Wuftoom by Mary G. Thompson

The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland
Beauty by Lisa Daily

As Dead As it Gets by Kate Alender
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix
Forgetting Curve by Angie Smibert
From What I Remember by Valerie Thomas & Stacey Kramer
Gilt by Katherine Longshore
Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Hoole
Railsea by China Meiville
Immortal Hearts (Vampire Kisses 9) by Ellen Schreiber

37 Things I love (In No Particular Order) by Kekla Magoon
Alice on Board by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Bridge of Time by Lewis Buzbee
Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowan
The Dead by Charlie Higson
The Downside of Being Charlie by Jenny Torres-Sanchez
The Enchantress by Michael Scott
Fated by Alyson Noel
Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross
The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson
The Messenger by Leah Rose
The Murder Notebooks: Dead Time by Anne Cassidy
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Shift by Em Bailey
Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
Wicked Sweet by Mer'ce Merrell

Changeling by Philippa Gregory
Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London
Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti

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

Giveaway Details:
One winner will win a YA May Release of their choice! *see note below
• Contest ends May 31st, 2012 at 11:59 PM
• Must be 13 or older
• Open internationally. *International winners will be required to choose a book that is available through BookDepository.com.

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  1. look at all of those awesome books! i am waiting for peculiars and body and soul too! thank you for the contest!

  2. YAY I absolutely love these monthly giveaways =) !! There are tons of amazing books releasing in May .. Thanks you so much Becky :) !! Congrats to the winner of April ;)

  3. There are way too many awesome releases coming out this month! May is going to be epic!!

  4. May is going to be a super month, I can't wait to get the books I preordered.

    Happy Reading!

  5. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

  6. Holy sh*t!! This month is EPIC and I'm so going to be broke!! *cries*

  7. Thanks for the giveaway, Becky! Wow, that's a lot of May releases...there are some here I haven't even heard of before!

  8. Love the releases going to be great can't wait

  9. OMG..to much list...
    thanks for the giveaway ^^

  10. Thanks for the giveaway! =)

    Crazy to read Insurgent!

  11. Thanks for the giveaway! This month is promising some very epic reads!!

  12. There is a lot this month! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

  13. Thanks a bunch for this epic, crazy, fantastic giveaway! :D