As it's the beginning of the month, and after our fabulous Friday Five, I was inspired to share with you the Debut May releases for May 2011.
**All Pictures and Blurbs are courtesy of Goodreads.
Then, Sam meets Emily Bell, and everything changes. The two share an immediate and intense attraction, and soon Sam and Riddle find themselves welcomed into the Bell's home. Faced with normalcy for the first time, they know it's too good to last.
Told from multiple perspectives, Holly Goldberg Sloan's debut novel offers readers fresh voices and a gripping story, with vivid glimpses into the lives of many unique characters. Beautifully written and emotionally profound, I'll Be There is a story about connections both big and small, and deftly explores the many ways that our lives are woven together.
Expected publication: May 3rd 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0316122793 (ISBN13: 9780316122795)
Then Amanda enters her orbit like a hot-pink meteor, offering Charlotte a ticket to something else: popularity. Amanda is fearless, beautiful, brilliant, and rich. As her new side kick, Charlotte is brought into the elite clique of the debate team—and closer to Neal, Amanda's equally brilliant friend and the most perfect boy Charlotte has ever seen.
But just when senior year is looking up, Charlotte’s life starts to crumble. The more things heat up between Charlotte and Neal, the more Neal wants to hide their relationship. Is he ashamed? Meanwhile, Amanda is starting to act strangely competitive, and she's keeping a secret Charlotte doesn't want to know.
Talented newcomer Alexa Martin delivers a poignant story of first love, jealousy and friendship, where the ups and downs of senior year have never been so complicated. What else can Charlotte do but throw her hands up and ride?
Expected publication: May 3rd 2011 by Hyperion Book CH
ISBN 142312135X (ISBN13: 9781423121350)
Anna's life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It's bad enough that she has to leave her friends and her life behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love- a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface.
While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried along the shore years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean's tide means that nothing- not the sea glass that she collects on the sand and not the truths behind Anna's mother's death- stays buried forever.
Expected publication: May 3rd 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
ISBN 1442416947 (ISBN13: 9781442416949)
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
Expected publication: May 3rd 2011 by Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN 0062024027 (ISBN13: 9780062024022)
Expected publication: May 4th 2011 by Chronicle Books
ISBN 0811874605 (ISBN13: 9780811874601)
Expected publication: May 10th 2011 by Walker Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0802722318 (ISBN13: 9780802722317)
Expected publication: May 10th 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
ISBN 0805092528 (ISBN13: 9780805092523)
But Sheridan is convinced finding her mom will solve all her problems - only her dad's about to get a cooking show in New York, which means her dream of a perfect family will be dashed.
Expected publication: May 10th 2011 by EgmontUSA
ISBN 1606841297 (ISBN13: 9781606841297)
Expected publication: May 10th 2011 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN 0374371938 (ISBN13: 9780374371937)
Expected publication: May 10th 2011 by Random House Children's Books
ISBN 0375968911 (ISBN13: 9780375968914)
Wow! This just takes us up to next week and as previously mentioned is only the DEBUT releases. So, if you like the sounds of these or the covers (we know how you buy books, thanks to Hannah!) add them to your To Be Read pile or use them for one of the many Reading Challenges I'm sure you have signed up for.
You can find me on Goodsreads at Adrienne Gelbart