New Teen Books: May 2023

Updated April 26, 2023
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The future king
Schneider, Robyn
Welcome back to the great kingdom of Camelot! Scandal, betrayal, and courtly crushes abound in this highly anticipated sequel to The Other Merlin, one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year! Emry Merlin should be living her best life as a wizard's apprentice....
The problem with prophecies
Reintgen, Scott
"A sweet yet deeply moving portrait of the highs and lows involved in finding one's place in a wildly unpredictable world." --Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin A young seer's first prophetic vision upends her life and sets her off on a...
Royal Blood
Carter, Aimee
Royalty, murder and scandal combine in this thrilling new series about an American girl who becomes the British Monarchy's greatest nightmare. As the King of England's illegitimate daughter, 17-year-old Evan Bright knows a thing or two about keeping secrets.   
Greymist Fair
Zappia, Francesca
"Sharp and accessible."--School Library Journal "Illustrates the revolutionary power of love, kindness, and community."--Publishers Weekly "Fans of retellings will enjoy finding many hidden tropes in the warm, original fantasy."--Kirkus Reviews The villagers of Greymist Fair...
Chloe and the Kaishao boys
Coyiuto, Mae
When Dimple Met Rishi meets Loveboat, Taipei in this hilarious YA rom-com about a Chinese Filipina girl in Manila whose father sets her up on a marathon of arranged dates in hopes of convincing her to stay close to home for college. "A sweet and refreshing story...
Midnight strikes
Shahnaz, Zeba
In this explosive fantasy debut, a provincial girl must work with an infuriatingly handsome prince to escape a nightmarish curse that forces them to relive the same night over and over. "The time-loop fantasy you never knew you needed, where the fairytale ball is bloody and...
The druid's call
Johnston, E. K.
Explore the thrilling origins of the druid Doric in this original prequel to Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. For as long as she can remember, Doric has felt alone. Abandoned by her human parents, she wandered for years before being taken in by a community of...
Dragon goes house-hunting. 4
Tanuki, Kawo
THE DARK LORD OF REAL ESTATE The red dragon Letty has spent months traveling around with Dearia, a kindly elf with the fearsome title of Demon Lord. But just how did Dearia wind up as both an architect and the Lord of Darkness? It's time for the full tale of his past to come to light: the...
Spy X Family, Vol. 9
Endo, Tatsuya
An action-packed comedy about a fake family that includes a spy, an assassin and a telepath! Master spy Twilight is unparalleled when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions for the betterment of the world. But when he receives the ultimate assignment--to get married...
Jujutsu Kaisen 19
Akutami, Gege.
To gain the power he needs to save his friend from a cursed spirit, Yuji Itadori swallows a piece of a demon, only to find himself caught in the midst of a horrific war of the supernatural! In a world where cursed spirits feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary...
In Nightfall
Young, Suzanne
In the quaint town of Nightfall, Oregon, it isn't the dark you should be afraid of-it's the girls. The Lost Boys meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this propulsive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Treatment. Theo and her brother,...
Last sunrise in Eterna
Ortiz, Amparo
Seventeen-year-old goth Sevim Burgos would love to spend all day watching music videos, but to help support the family she has to scavenge and sell elf corpses to a sketchy university professor. On one of her hunts, Sevim captures the elf prince, Aro, wounded in a Burger King. But it turns out that...
Armstrong, Kate J.
AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER * In a dazzling new fantasy world full of whispered secrets and political intrigue, the magic of women is outlawed but four girls with unusual powers have the chance to change it all. The Nightbirds are Simta's best-kept secret: Girls with a unique and...
The Headmaster's List
De la Cruz, Melissa
One of Us Is Lying meets Gossip Girl in The Headmaster's List, an edge-of-your-seat YA thriller about a fatal car crash and the dangerous lengths one teen will go to uncover the truth about what really happened. Friday night. The party of the summer....
City of speed
London, Alex
In a modern mega-city built around dragons, one boy gets caught up in the world of underground dragon battles and a high-stakes gang war that could tear his family apart. In the city of Drakopolis, dragons and humans have co-existed for centuries. Dragons burn the city's garbage, taxi its...
A long stretch of bad days
McGinnis, Mindy
From award-winning author Mindy McGinnis comes a thrilling and gripping YA mystery about a small town's past and the secrets unearthed by way of two teen girls--and a podcast. Perfect for fans of Sadie, The Cheerleaders, and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder. A lifetime of hard...
Ring of Solomon
Polydoros, Aden
"Will keep you on the edge of your seat and grinning until the last page!" --Greg Howard, author of The Whispers and The Visitors This exciting and adventurous start to a middle-grade trilogy follows a queer boy and his family as they try to halt the chaotic...
Fay, Cayla
"Heartfelt, thrilling, and refreshingly steeped in lore." --Courtney Gould, bestselling author of The Dead and the Dark A demi-god who refuses to cohabitate with humans accidentally falls in love with one in the "appealing, Buffy-tinged" (Publishers Weekly) first...
The memory eater
Mahoney, Rebecca
A teenage girl must save her town from a memory-devouring monster in this piercing exploration of grief, trauma, and memory, from the author of The Valley and the Flood. For generations, a monster called the Memory Eater has lived in the caves of Whistler Beach, Maine,...
Into the light
Oshiro, Mark
When you're like me, you have to lie. It's been one year since Manny was cast out of his family and driven into the wilderness of the American Southwest. Since then, Manny lives by self-taught rules that keep him moving--and keep him alive. Now, he's taking a chance on a...

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