May Releases

An new month and …new books! I’ve been playing around on Pinterest and some of the boards I’ve been creating are for new books. So, take a look here, or on Pinterest  to see May’s books. I think next month, I’ll only be providing a link to the Pinterest board because it’s just too much to post the books here, on my 2012 list of books and here. You don’t have to be a member to see the books on Pinterest; it will be an easy click to get there. As always, please give me the names of addition March releases in the comments.

I’ve got a busy month coming! Still recovering at home, moving to a new city, new job and I’ve got a give-a-way planned! Change can be a good thing!

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The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda; St. Martins Press Seventeen-year-old Gene struggles to survive in a society where humans have been eaten to near extinction by the general population. When Gene is chosen to participate in the government-sponsored hunt for the remaining humans, he must learn the art of the hunt but also elude his fellow hunters whose suspicions about his true human nature are growing…




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Burning Emerald: The Cambion Chronicle #2 by Jaime Reed; Kensington Samara faces a challenging senior year. Controlling her inner demon is a struggle, even with help from her Cambion boyfriend, Caleb. But her life takes a turn for the worse when the hottest jock in school begins pursuing her—especially since Malik’s anything but what he seems. They share a connection from a forgotten past—a secret that could destroy her and Caleb.




Download Drama by Celeste O. Norfleet; Kimani Tru Some people stand back when problems crop up. Kenisha Lewis steps up. And there’s a lot that needs fixing, from her family’s money worries to the run-down dance studio where she works part-time.

When the promo she makes for a dance studio fundraiser goes viral, Kenisha can’t believe the response. Who’d have guessed she’d become the latest YouTube sensation—or be asked to star in a video with rapper Taj? And now, Taj wants Kenisha to become her protégée, promising money and fame. Problems solved, right? Not quite. Her exciting new career is taking time away from school, family, friends and her boyfriend, Terrence.… Kenisha is sure she’s this close to having what she’s always wanted. But how much is she willing to give up to get it?

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37 Things I love (in no particular order) by Kekla Magoon Henry Holt and Co Ellis Baldwin only has four days of her sophomore year left, and summer is so close that she can almost taste it. But even with vacation just within reach, Ellis isn’t exactly relaxed. Her father has been in a coma for years, the result of a construction accident, and her already-fragile relationship with her mother is strained over whether or not to remove him from life support. Her best friend fails even to notice that anything is wrong and Ellis feels like her world is falling apart. But when all seems bleak, Ellis finds comfort in the most unexpected places. Life goes on, but in those four fleeting days friends are lost and found, promises are made, and Ellis realizes that nothing will ever quite be the same.



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Happy Families by Tanita Davis; Random House Teenage twins Ysabel and Justin Nicholas are lucky. Ysabel’s jewelry designs have already caught the eyes of the art world and Justin’s intelligence and drive are sure to gain him entrance into the most prestigious of colleges. They even like their parents. But their father has a secret—one that threatens to destroy the twins’ happy family and life as they know it.

Over the course of spring break, Ysabel and Justin will be forced to come to terms with their dad’s new life, but can they overcome their fears to piece together their happy family again?




Border Town#1: Crossing the Line by Malin Alegria; Scholastic In Dos Rios, Texas, life is all about borders — and what happens when you cross the line.

Nothing is simple in a border town like Dos Rios, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Even for high school students Fabiola Garza and her younger sister Alexis, whose parents run a local Tex-Mex restaurant, Dos Rios is full of borders — where you should go, who your friends should be, which boy you should date.

Dos Rios is also full of opportunities, but it’s a town divided, between the haves and the have-nots, the Whites and the Mexicans-Americans, the Texans and the Mexicans, the legal and illegal. But through it all, the Garza sisters have each other. Water can be crossed, but blood is the ultimate borderline — no matter what.