Thursday, May 1, 2014

"What's New" May Releases & Giveaway!

What the...?? Guys, what happened to April?? I know its a day shorter than most months, but wow did that go by fast.   So May is here, full of birthdays and last days of school and the beginning of heat. We're already hitting the high 80's here and I'm feeling robbed of my Spring.  On the book front, though, we are heading into the Summer releases full force...this month is insane with new YA goodies.

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!

 First things first! The winner of April's giveaway was: Afsha! Congratulations!!

 May 2014 Releases:
Just like previous months, I've put a little lve by those books that I am really anticipating!

Beneath by Gill Arbuthnott
By Any Other Name by Laura Jarratt
The End or Something Like That by Ann Dee Ellis
Hunter by Michael Carroll
Killing Ruby Rose by Jessie Humphries
Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
Mind Blind by Lari Don
Scan by Walter Jury and Sarah E. Fine
Shattered by Teri Terry
A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
Werewolf Parallel by Roy Gill

After the End by Amy Plum
Blonde Ops by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
Boys Like You by Juliana Stone
Buzz Kill by Beth Fantasky
Call Me by My Name by John Ed Bradley
Chantress Alchemy by Amy Butler Greenfield
The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn
Dreamtreaders by Wayne Thomas Batson
Empower by Jessica Shirvington
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Feather Bound by Sarah Raughley
Fool Me Twice by Mandy Hubbard
A Girl called Fearless by Catherine Linka
The Killer Instinct by S.E. Green
The One by Kiera Cass
Only Everything by Kieran Scott
Pandemic by Yvonne Ventresca
Psi Another Day by D.R. Rosensteel
Royally Lost by Angie Stanton
Running on Empty by Colette Ballard
Secrets and Lies by Jacqueline Green
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
This is W.A.R. by Lisa and Laura Roecker
This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki
To Bear an Iron Key by Jackie Morse Kessler
Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
The Warrior by Victoria Scott
Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly
Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up? By Sara Hantz
Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

Camelot Burning by Kathryn Rose
These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar

The A-Word by Joy Preble
Bloodwitch by Amelia-Atwater Rhodes
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
Caged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
Girl in Reverse by Barbara Stuber
Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
The Lovely and the Lost by Page Morgan
Mila 2.0: Renegade by Debra Driza
Nantucket Red by Leila Howland
Of Neptune by Anna Banks
Raging Star by Moira Young
Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor
Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer
The Secrets of Tree Taylor by Dandi Daley Mackall
Signed, Sky Harper by Carol Lynch Williams
The Sound by Sarah Alderson
Subway Love by Nora Raleigh Baskin
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour

The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols
Butterfly Grave by Anne Cassidy
Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Dark Harmony by Michele Scott
End Times by Anna Schumacher
Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood
Now and Forever by Susane Colasanti
The Rules for Breaking by Ashley Elston
The Summer Invitation by Charlotte Silver
Thunderstruck by Shannon Delaney
V is for Villain by Peter Moore
While You're Away by Jessa Holbrook

Allies & Assassins by Justin Stomper
Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel
The Black Butterfly by Shirley Reva Vernick
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Curses and Smoke by Vicky Alvear Shecter
The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz
Divided by Elsie Chapman
Fledgling by Nicole Conway
The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross
Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
Ignited by Corrine Jackson
Oblivion by Sasha Dawn
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
Played by Liz Fichera
Rapture Practice by Aaron Hartlzer
Surrounded by Sharks by Michael Northrop
Take Me On by Katie McGarry
We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt
While We Run by Karen Healey

Guardian by Alex London

(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, 2013 at 11:59 PM
• Must be 13 or older.
• Open internationally. *International winners will be required to choose a book that is available through
•Extra entries can be earned by commenting on April or May reviews, and can be done once per review. Come back throughout May whenever you comment on my reviews and get your extra points! a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thank you for yet another giveaway sweetie. <3 *Fingers crossed that I will win this time, lol* :D Also, yesss. Time is going by so fast this year. Agh. It's my birthday in two days, though :D Very excited, lol. Anyway. HEAT?! SO DAMN JEALOUS. There is still snow here. NO SPRING :( And about 1+ celcius all the time.. sniffs. Very jealous, hih :)

  2. 80? Wow. Not fair.
    We actually only topped 60 today.
    A mini cold front of sorts.
    I wish I could mail you some cool gentle breezes.

  3. I just feel like this year is flying by so quickly!

    May has some awesome books! Number 1 on my list is the new Morgan Matson. Have that one on pre-order. I also can't wait to read The One and Wish You Were Italian. :)