What a month! May has many fabulous Teen releases, but we've narrowed it down to our Top 10:
Gilt by Katherine Longshore. A new historical series that's being pitched as Gossip Girl in The Tudors era.
Endure by Carrie Jones. The latest in the series of pixies with poisonous kisses. Team Teen member, Melanie, has been waiting for this one. You can see her review of the first book of the series, here.
The Enchantress by Michael Scott (5/22). The FINAL book of Michael Scott's epic The Secrets of Nicholas Flamel series.
Fated by Alyson Noel (5/22). The Soul Seekers is Alyson Noel's new series, and this book starts it all. Daire Santos can walk the worlds between the living and the dead, but is the boy of her dreams her destiny or her enemy?
Order of Darkness: Changeling by Philippa Gregory (5/22). A YA debut from the Queen of Historical Fiction. Luca Vero maps fears for the Church in a time when people still truly believed in changelings and werewolves.
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (5/22). A debut novel about merfolk that we think you're going to love. What makes this difference from all the others? It's about a merman.
Also, here are five titles out in paperback that you've probably been waiting for:
Passion by Lauren Kate. The third book of Lauren Kate's Fallen series.
This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel. Winner of this year's Red Cedar award in the Forest of Reading, and first book in the Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein trilogy.
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (5/29). The first book in Michelle Read's new Bloodlines series set in the same universe as Vampire Academy.
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter (5/29). Second of the Heist Society novels.
Finally, five bonus books that I've got my eye on this month:
Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready. This is the final book in her wonderful paranormal romance trilogy, which features the only love triangle I support. (Besides Damon, Elena and Stefan, of course.) Shade (Book 1) and Shift (Book 2) have also been repacked with lovely new covers.
Queen of the Dead: Silence by Michelle Sagara. If you are tiring of insta-romance and just want to read a great paranormal book with characters who so believable you'll think you know them then this one is for you. Bonus points for it being set in Toronto and being writing by a T.O. author.
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride. I am so ashamed that I didn't read this sooner, but grab the shiny new paperback version and get ready to love this book. Funny, smart, and scary = highly recommended for all of you who love Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock. A debut from a Canadian author! Not everything is as it seems, as Mac investigates the murder of her best friend Amy and trackers search her town for a white werewolf.