Thursday, April 30, 2015

What's New: May YA Release List & Giveaway

OH my this year needs to sloooow dooowwwn. My head is just spinning that it is already MAY.  Summer is right around the corner---in fact where I am, we have already had a few days that hit 90 degrees. That's not okay. :(  End of school is also right around the corner..eek! I can't even wrap my head around that. On the book front, though: tons of awesome books coming out this month! Check out that list below!

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 is Sarah S.! Congrats!

May 2015 Releases:
Just like previous months, I've put a little lve by those books that I am really anticipating!

Fallout by Gwenda Bond
Fire & Chasm by Chelsea M. Campbell
The Merit Birds by Kelley Powell

Atlantis in Peril by T.A. Barron
Blue by Lisa Glass
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Clouded Sky by Megan Crewe
Crimson Bound by Rosamond Hodge
Dust to Dust by Melissa Walker
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Galgorithms by Aaron Karo
Halfway Perfect by Julie Cross & Mark Perini
The Heir by Kiera Cass
Hexed by Michael Alan Nelson
Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking
Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
Lola Carlyle's 12-Step Romance by Danielle Young-Ullman
Love, Lucas by Chantele Sedgwick
Novice by Taran Matharu
Overtaken by Mark H. Kruger
Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Seriously Wicked by Tina Connelly
Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone
The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Tracked by Jenny Martin
Under the Spotlight by Angie Stanton
Undertow by Michael Buckley
Until the Beginning by Amy Plum

Avalon Rising by Kathryn Rose
What Remains by Helene Dunbar

5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
Burn by Sarah Fine & Walter Jury
The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman
Crow's Rest by Angelica R. Jackson
Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
End of Days by Susan Ee
Fell of Dark by Patrick Downes
Kisses and Curses (Fierce Reads anthology)
Heat of the Moment by Lauren Barnholdt
The Hunted by Matt De La Pena
Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius
Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu
A Matter of Heart by Amy Fellner Dominy
The Messengers by Edward Hogan
Out of Control by Sarah Alderson
The Rise and Fall of the Gallivanters by M.J. Beaufrand
Second Kiss: Spell Crossed by Robert Priest
The Sound by Sarah Alderson
The Tale of Two Besties by Sophia Rossi
Toxic by Sara Shepard
Vanished by E.E. Cooper
Velvet by Temple West
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielson
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Bone Deep by Kim O'Brien
Chantress Fury by Amy Butler Greenfield
Dangerous Deceptions by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Eternity Wheel by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves
From a Distant Star by Karen McQuestion
Hit Count by Chris Lynch
Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt
Illusionarium by Heater Dixon
The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher
Killer Within by S.E. Green
The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman
Maximum Ride Forever by James Patterson
Off the Page by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer
Sasquatch by Andrea Schicke Hirsch
Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith
Three Day Summer by Sarvenaz Tash

Anything Could Happen by Will Walton
The Cage by Megan Shepard
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
Dime by E.R. Frank
The Edge of Shadows by Elizabeth George
Emancipated by M.G. Reyes
Eternal City by Paula Morris
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider 
Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler
Kissing in America by Margo Rabb
I am Princess X by Cherie Priest and Kali Ciesemeir
The Notorious Pagan Jones by Nina Berry
Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry
Out of Aces by Stephanie Guerra
The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg
Outage by Ellisa Barr
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Rusty Summer by Mary McKinley
Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall
srsly Hamlet by William Shakespeare and Courtney Carbone
The Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas
YOLO Juliet by William Shakespeare and Brett Wright

 (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
, 2015 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!    
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  1. That's quite a list! Thanks for compiling --- there are several that I recognize and am looking forward to reading eventually, but a BUNCH I've never seen/heard of before.

  2. Eeek! New Jenny Han & Sarah Dessen! I am so excited! :)

  3. Damn. So many books coming out each month o.O I do think a lot of them sound all kinds of awesome ;) Thank you so much for yet another amazing giveaway Becky. <3 You are the best :)