Books Released This Week: April 25-May 1 2016

Here’s an update on YA releases for the week of April 25, 2016.

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvaterraven king
Published April 26, 2016 by Scholastic Press

The Raven King is the fourth and final installment in Maggie Stiefvater’s the spellbinding series. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She never thought it would be a problem, but that was before she met the Raven Boys.

The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
Published April 26, 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers

Elise Main’s twin brother Eddie drowned five years ago. Ever since, she’s tried to remember what really happened that day on the beach. One minute Eddie was there, and the next he was gone. Elise meets cute and mysterious Tay McKenzie at her favorite boathouse hangout. And when Tay introduces Elsie to the world of free diving, she starts to look for answers at the bottom of the sea.

Demigods and Monsters (Sphinx #2) by Raye Wagner 
Published April 25, 2016 by R. Wagner

In the second book in Raye Wagner’s Spinx series, Hope decides to take control of her life and break Apollo’s curse. Instructed by Artemis, Hope must search the Olympian library for answers. But to do so means entering enemy territory—a demigod conservatory. You can read my review of Curse of the Sphinx here and my review of Demigods and Monsters here.

star touched queenThe Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Published April 26, 2016 by St. Martin’s Griffin 

Maya is cursed with a horoscope that promises death and destruction. She’s content to follow more scholarly pursuits, when her father, the Raja, arranges her marriage to Amar King of Akaran. As a queen and wife Maya finds her voice, her power, compassion, and desire. But she fears that her life is in danger unless he can uncover Akaran’s secrets.

The Rose & The Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renee Ahdieh
Published April 26, 2016 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

In the second book of The Wrath and the Dawn series, Shahrzad has been ripped away from her one true love and husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan—the man she once believed to be a monster. When in reality, he’s tormented by a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. She’s reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart. Caught between the people that she loves, Shahrzad must uncover her own powers and attempt to break Khalid’s curse.

Let me know what your most anticipated release of the week is in the comments!

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