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Coming Soon: May - Aug 2018



Spring has almost sprung, and we’re celebrating by sharing some more books that should bounce all the way to the top of your TBR piles! YOU’RE WELCOME.

Check out the amazing titles we've got coming out between May – August 2018. We can't wait to hear what you think!

 

A Skinful of Shadows Paperback by Frances Hardinge (3rd May)


When a creature dies, its spirit can go looking for somewhere to hide. 
Some people have space inside them, perfect for hiding.

From Frances Hardinge, author of the Costa Award-winning The Lie Tree, comes a dark, otherworldly tale about Makepeace – a courageous girl with a mysterious past.

Set against the backdrop of the English Civil War, Makepeace must fight to discover if she’s strong enough to fight against the hidden truths her family is concealing. . . as well as the ghosts of the past which are closing in.

 

The Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake (3rd May)

Dip into the history of the stunning and gripping world of Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake with the enthralling Queens of Fennbirn.

The Young Queens is the story of the three queens when they were born, before they were separated . . . and the day they were torn apart.

The Oracle Queen is the tale of the last sight-gift queen to be allowed to live. She was overcome by paranoia and false visions and she set upon the capital with bloody ruin. Or at least, that is how her tale is told.

 

If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say by Leila Sales (17th May)

When Winter Halprin makes a wayward comments online, she couldn’t have known what would happen next. Now, after the internet has turned against her, she finds herself in a rehabilitation facility for people who have been publicly shamed online. 

But how can she ever apologise when she can't even put pen to paper any more, too scared of the power of her own words?

This thought-provoking novel explores how you can keep moving forward even after your world has fallen apart, from the author of This Song Will Save Your Life and Tonight the Streets Are Ours.

 

My Box-Shaped Heart by Rachael Lucas (17th May)

Holly's mum is a hoarder, and she’s fed up of sticking out. All she wants is to be invisible.

Ed goes to the swimming pool because everything else in his life has changed. In his old life he knew who he was and what he wanted. In his old life his dad hit his mum. 

Holly is swimming in one direction and Ed's swimming in the other. As their worlds collide they find a window into each other's lives - and learn how to meet in the middle.

A new story from the author of the wonderful The State of Grace.

 

 

Eat Dirt by Goldy Moldavsky (31st May)

All Gregor Maravilla wants to do is feed all of the starving children on the planet. So when he's selected to join Camp Save the World, a special summer program for teenage activists from all over the country to champion their cause, Gregor's sure he's on the path to becoming Someone Great.

But then a prize is announced and it starts to have unforeseen side effects, turning a quiet summer into cutthroat warfare where campers stop focusing on their own campaigns and start sabotaging everyone else's.

Hilarious and heart-warming, this is the amazing new book from the author of Kill the Boy Band.

 

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (14th June)

A scorching new fantasy series full of court intrigue, daring and a fight for vengeance.

Theodosia was six when her mother, the Queen of Flame and Fury, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the invading Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed Ash Princess. But when the Kaiser denies her last hope of rescue, Theo vows revenge.

Forced to make impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she's willing to go to save her people - and how much of herself she's willing to sacrifice to become Queen.

 

Boy Meets Hamster by Birdie Milano (14th June)

Fourteen-year-old Dylan Kershaw's idea of a dream holiday includes at least three things: beaches to bask on, cosmopolitan culture, and a chance for romance (or at least his first kiss) with another boy. Unluckily for Dylan, his mum's treating the family to the least dreamy holiday ever: a £9.50 break at Starcross Sands, Cornwall's Crummiest Caravan Park.

But with the appearance of Jayden-Lee, the gorgeous boy in the caravan next-door, things might be looking up – as long as Nibbles, the park’s hamster mascot, stops getting in the way.

A laugh-out-loud funny debut not to be missed!

 

Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak (28th June)

In the summer we all fell in love
By the winter we had fallen apart

Last summer Quinn and her sister, Fern, and brother, Reed all fell in love with the same boy – Dylan, their best friend since forever, suddenly seen through new eyes. 

Six months later and everything has changed. The summer camp they worked in is empty and covered in snow, and Quinn, Fern and Reed aren't speaking to each other anymore. Something happened that summer that tore them apart, and their memories won't let them forgive.

Wild Blue Wonder is the gorgeous, achingly beautiful novel from Carlie Sorosiak, author of If Birds Fly Back.

 

Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood (12th July)

When they got in the lift, they were strangers (though didn't that guy used to be on TV?): Sasha, who is desperately trying to deliver a parcel; Hugo, who knows he's the best-looking guy in the lift and is eyeing up Velvet, who knows what that look means when you hear her name and it doesn't match the way she looks, or the way she talks; Dawson, who was on TV, but isn't as good-looking as he was a few years ago and is desperately hoping no one recognizes him; Kaitlyn, who's losing her sight but won't admit it, and who used to have a poster of Dawson on her bedroom wall, and Joe, who shouldn't be here at all, but who wants to be here the most. 

And one more person, who will bring them together again on the same day every year.

The Breakfast Club meets One Day in Floored, a unique collaborative novel by seven bestselling and award-winning YA authors.

 

Everything All At Once by Steven Camden (12th July)

This stunningly beautiful collection of poems covers one week in a secondary school where everything happens all at once.  

Zooming in across our cast of characters, we share moments that span everything from fitting in, finding friends and falling out to worrying, wearing it well and worshipping from afar.

'All together. Same place.
Same walls. Same space.
Every emotion 
under the sun
Faith lost. Victories won.
It doesn't stop. Until the bell. 
Now it's heaven
Now it's hell.
Who knows?
Not me
I just wrote what I can see
So what's it about? Here's my response
It's about everything
All at once.'

 

Plague World by Alex Scarrow (26th July)

  

It happened within a week.  Survival was just the start of it. It has a plan. . .

Leon is stuck in England. Grace is on her way to New Zealand and Freya to the 'New United States' in Cuba. The virus has assimilated all of humanity except for these three communities and now it is prepared to talk with them. 

How they each choose to respond to the virus, will ultimately decide their fate in Plague World, the apocalyptic finale to the Remade trilogy from bestselling author of the TimeRiders series, Alex Scarrow.

Plus, check out these new covers for this series – amazing or what!?
 

Open Your Mind by Gemma Cairney (9th Aug)

Full of honest and practical advice from Gemma Cairney and a whole host of trained professionals and real people, Open Your Mind is the best friend of a book everyone needs. From stress, trauma and anxiety, to your place in the world and everything in between.

Includes chapters on:
Anxiety
Depression
Addiction
Politics
Our Natural World
Feminism
Money
And so much more!
 

 

 

Come and let us know what you're excited about over on @mykindabook now!