May 2022 YA New Releases

May we suggest you check out these new May YA releases? Our list of tempting YA titles has something for everyone, from mom to new grad. Happy reading!

Whether you’re shopping for a gift for a graduate, a thank you for a mother or grandmother in your life, or just a present for your shelf, we have all the bookish ideas you need! Our list of new May YA titles features books that will appeal to every reader. Check out this YA new releases May 2022 reading list! Which are your favorite?

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The Agathas

The Agathas

By Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Who killed Brooke Donovan? It’s the biggest mystery of the summer, and everyone in Castle Cove thinks it’s the wrong guy. Fans of One of Us Is Lying and Riverdale can’t miss this page-turning who-done-it that’s sure to be the next must read Young Adult thriller!

Last summer, Alice Ogilvie’s basketball-star boyfriend Steve dum...

Devotion (Adapted for Young Adults)

Devotion (Adapted for Young Adults)

By Adam Makos

A young adult adaptation of the national bestseller that details the true story of two Navy pilots from divergent racial and economic backgrounds who forge a deep friendship during the Korean War as they face extraordinary circumstances. Soon to be major motion picture starring Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell, with supporting cast including Joe Jones.

Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, both Navy pilots ...

Family of Liars

Family of Liars

By E. Lockhart

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The thrilling prequel to the TikTok phenomenon and New York Times bestseller We Were Liars takes readers back to the story of another summer, another generation, and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come.
 
A windswept private island off the coast of Massachusetts. 
A hungry ocean, churning with secrets and sorrow.
A fiery, addicted...

Finding Jupiter

Finding Jupiter

By Kelis Rowe

Coming 05.31.22

Sparks fly when Orion and Ray meet for the first time at a roller rink in Memphis. But these star-crossed souls have a past filled with secrets that threaten to tear them apart before their love story even begins. Found poetry, grief, and fate collide in this powerful debut.

Ray: Just once I’d like my birthday to be about me, and not the day my father died. I want to be Ray Jr., the tall girl from Memphis with th...

The Gilded Ones #2: The Merciless Ones

The Gilded Ones #2: The Merciless Ones

By Namina Forna

Coming 05.31.22

The epic, hotly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller The Gilded Ones about a girl with the power to remake her world—or destroy it.

“Fans of Children of Blood and Bone, Mulan, and the Dora Milaje from Black Panther are going to adore [The Gilded Ones].”—BuzzFeed

It's been six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the anci...

Nate Plus One

Nate Plus One

By Kevin van Whye

Boy plus boy. Two weeks in Johannesburg. A summer of music, adventure, self-discovery . . . and definitely not love. What could go wrong?
 
Nate needs a date to his cousin’s wedding. Jai is Nate’s best friend and secret crush. Could Jai be Nate’s plus-one—and only?


Nate Hargraves is a behind-the-scenes kind of guy. That’s why he dreams of being a songwriter instead of a sin...

The Peach Rebellion

The Peach Rebellion

By Wendelin Van Draanen

From the author of The Running Dream comes a heart-swelling historical tale of friendship, family, and the power of sisterhood to help heal the wounds of the past and step boldly into the future.

Ginny Rose and Peggy were best friends at seven, picking peaches on hot summer days. Peggy’s family owned the farm, and Ginny Rose’s were pickers, escaping the Oklahoma dust storms. That didn’t matter to them then, ...

Places We've Never Been

Places We've Never Been

By Kasie West

Coming 05.31.22

A sweet and swoony contemporary Young Adult novel about a cross-country family road trip that puts one girl and her childhood best friend on an unexpected road to romance!

Norah hasn’t seen her childhood best friend, Skyler, in years. When he first moved away, they'd talk all the time, but lately their relationship has been reduced to liking each other’s Instagram posts. That’s why Norah can’t wait for...

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