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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

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Who killed Brooke Donovan? It’s the biggest mystery of the summer, and everyone in Castle Cove thinks they know what happened. But they're wrong. Two unlikely friends come together to solve the case in this fast-paced, fun, modern Agatha Christie inspired thriller.

"Part Agatha Christie, part Veronica Mars, and completely entertaining." —Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Time...

Devotion (Young Readers Edition)

Devotion (Young Readers Edition)

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 a supporting cast including Joe Jonas!


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

Family of Liars

Family of Liars

By E. Lockhart

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The addictive prequel to the TikTok phenomenon We Were Liars: the story of another summer, another generation—and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come.
 
"I anticipated that at some point a shocking twist would come. And, wow, does it ever." —The New York Times
 
"A perfect beach read." —The Boston Globe
...

Finding Jupiter

Finding Jupiter

By Kelis Rowe

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 the poetr...

The Gilded Ones #2: The Merciless Ones

The Gilded Ones #2: The Merciless Ones

By Namina Forna

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic, hotly anticipated sequel to the instant 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 s...

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

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 Simons’s summer road trip is going to be absolutely perfect. She’s leaving California for the first time in her life. She’s interviewing at her dream college (the place for future video game animators). And she’s reconnecting w...

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