We’ve found some fabulous new young adult reads which have been released this month! From a seventeen-year-old math genius with a secret gift to Tom Grendel on a mission to stop wild high school parties, these books are filled to the brim with relationships, trials and triumphs, and identity to satiate all your YA needs.
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The Inconceivable Life of Quinn by Marianna Baer | Out Now | Goodreads
Quinn Cutler is sixteen, the daughter of a high-profile Brooklyn politician and she’s also pregnant, which is more shocking since she has no memory of ever having sex. Before she can solve the mystery, her story becomes public and will jeopardize her reputation, relationship and her father’s campaign, especially since religious fanatics believe Quinn is a virgin, pregnant with the next messiah. Her search for answers uncovers lies and family secrets—strange, possibly supernatural ones. Might she, in fact, be a virgin?
The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares | April 25 | Goodreads
Summer for Sasha and Ray means the sprawling old house on Long Island. Since they were children, they’ve shared almost everything from reading the same books to laughing around the same dining table, except they’ve never met. Her dad was once married to Ray’s mom, but their marriage crumbled. Now with two new families, neither one will give up the beach house that holds so many memories. This summer, the lives of Sasha, Ray, and their siblings intersect in ways none of them ever dreamed.
Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant | Out Now | Goodreads
Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius and if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, when she touches another person or their belongings, she sees a vision of their emotions. From fears and anxieties to discovering their secrets and love interests, Eva avoids touching people. But one day a new student named Zenn walks into her life and he gives off so much emotional trauma that it causes her to faint. She becomes drawn to him especially when she discovers the history which links them and the truth threatens to tear them apart.
Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey | April 11 | Goodreads
Miss Lydia Whitfield, heiress to the family fortune, has her future entirely planned out. She will run the family estate until she marries the man of her late father’s choosing and be the devoted wife. With the marriage contracts being drawn up by Mr Newton, the two find themselves kidnapped. Someone is after her reputation and fortune so Lydia strives to keep her family’s name intact and expose whoever is behind it. But as the investigation delves deeper, their affections grow and she wonders whether her planned future is what she wants.
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray | Out Now | Goodreads
Noemi Vidal is a seventeen-year-old soldier sworn to protect her planet and willing to risk anything, including her life. Abandoned in space for years, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve and he only wants to protect his creator and to be free. The two are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together and their efforts would end the fighting for good, but not without sacrifice. The stakes are higher than they realised and they are forced to question everything.
Legion by Julie Kagawa (Book 4) | April 25 | Goodreads
Dragon hatchling Ember Hill was never prepared to find love at all, let alone the love from a human and a former dragonslayer. After ex-soldier Garret sacrificed his freedom and life to expose the deepest of betrayals and now Ember knows everything she was taught at Talon isn’t true. In the face of loss, she vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against the dragon-slaying Order and her twin brother Dante–the heir apparent to all of Talon, and the boy who will soon unleash the greatest threat and terror dragonkind has ever known.
Grendel’s Guide to Love and War by A. E. Kaplan | April 18 | Goodreads
Tom Grendel lives a quiet life from writing in his notebooks to pining for Willow, the girl next-door. When Willow’s brother begins to throw wild parties, the idyllic senior citizens’ community is transformed into a war zone. Tom isn’t happy, especially with his dad’s PTSD triggered by the noise, so he comes up with a plan to end the parties. One retaliation leads to another, and things escalate causing Tom and Willow to drift, except the question isn’t so much whether Tom Grendel will win the day and get the girl, but whether he’ll survive intact
Pointe, Claw by Amber J. Keyser | Out Now | Goodreads
Jessie Vale dances in an elite ballet program that requires perfection to land a spot with the professional company. When she is cast in an animalistic avant-garde production, her careful composure cracks wide open. Nothing has felt more dangerous.
Serenade by Heather McKenzie | April 17 | Goodreads
Eighteen-year old Kaya Lowen dreams of living a normal life, but being heiress to a billion-dollar company comes with danger. Guarded by her powerful and corrupt father, she develops close bonds with those who protect her, especially Oliver who proves his devotion to her and wins her heart—until she has an encounter with a mysterious stranger. Her world is unravelled when she’s kidnapped and held captive in the wilderness, but the discovery of a dark family secret makes her wonder if staying with her abductor is a safer place to be.
Between Two Skies by Joanne O’Sullivan | April 25 | Goodreads
Bayou Perdu, a tiny fishing town in Louisiana is home to sixteen-year-old Evangeline Riley. She has her best friends, her beloved Mamere and back-to-back titles in the under-sixteen fishing rodeo, but she is most at peace when she takes her boat out to where there’s nothing but sky and air. It’s a small life until the storm comes and changes everything. Amid the chaos, pain and destruction comes Tru—a fellow refugee, a budding bluesman and a balm for Evangeline’s aching heart.
180 Seconds by Jessica Park | April 25 | Goodreads
Some people live their entire lives without changing their perspective. For Allison Dennis, all it takes is 180 seconds… After a life spent bouncing from one foster home to the next, she is determined to keep others at arm’s length. One unsuspecting afternoon, she is roped into a social experiment at college where she finds herself forced to interact with a complete stranger in front a crowd. Neither she, nor Esben Baylor, the dreamy social media star seated opposite her, is prepared for the outcome.
The Takedown by Corrie Wang | April 11 | Goodreads
Kyla Cheng doesn’t expect you to like her. She’s on track to be valedictorian, president of her community club, a debate team champ and she rules the school. But a week before college applications are due, a video of Kyla “doing it” with her English teacher is uploaded and goes viral. The issue is that it’s not Kyla and she soon finds herself in a world of hackers, haters and stalkers. Set in near-future Brooklyn, where privacy is a bygone luxury and every perfect profile masks damning secrets, Kyla attempts to do the impossible by taking something off the Internet.