Happy Birthday to Books 4/29-5/5

May is finally here, so brace yourself for imminent May flowers! After going flower-picking in a sun-shiny meadow, you can settle down with the books that debuted this week.

Wrecked by Anna Davies (5/1)
Miranda is all alone on Whym Island after the death of her parents. If that wasn’t bad enough, now she has to worry about the rumors of a mysterious sea witch controlling the island. She didn’t believe it at first. Then, some of her friends are killed in a boating accident. A mysterious boy rescues her, and now he’s all she dreams about. She starts going out for late-night swims and meets ANOTHER mysterious boy named Christian (mysterious boy magnet, much?). Even though Christian won’t tell her anything about himself and their meetings are strictly limited to the beach, she falls in love with him (as one does). What she doesn’t know is her knight in shining armor might end up doing more harm than good. Dun dun dun!

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins (5/1)
Anna Whitt is a sweet girl from the South . . . but there’s one little teenytiny that separates her from her peers. She was born with a sixth sense that enables her to see and feel the emotions of the people around her. She meets Kadian Rowe and the two develop feelings for each other. They have a sort of star-crossed lover thing going on because she’s part-angel and Kadian, the son of Lust, is on a mission to turn Anna into a badass. Will she choose to go over to the dark side or will she remain sweet? Find out by starting Sweet Evil on Figment now!

The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze (5/1)
The entire world has been overrun by a series of natural disasters. Never a good sign. The story takes place in England, which has been cut off from the rest of the world. It is now a dark place–criminals are running amok and food has become a rarity. A revolutionary tries to take the crown, and Buckingham Palace becomes the host of a total massacre. It’s bloody crazy. Princess Eliza manages to escape and now she’s out to get revenge. Her home has been raided, her family killed–things are about to get mighty real up in here. She dons a disguise and joins the enemy force. Now it’s time for some major ass-kicking, princess-style!

Revived by Cat Patrick (5/1)
Revive is a new drug, concocted by the government, that has the ability to bring people back from the dead. Population surplus? Yes, please! Daisy Appleby, a 15-year-old, is a test subject for Revive. She’s been brought back to life five times. FIVE TIMES! Because she has this drug as a back-up, Daisy can go totally crazy and take risks. All of the risks! Swimming with the sharks? Why not? Taking a dive into a volcano? Splendid! Every time she’s brought back to life, she starts her life over with a new name in a new city. But when she meets Matt McKean, he changes her life. She begins to wonder about Revive and then realizes that the agency behind the drug may not be all that they are cracked up to be. In other words, they are bad news. Moral of the story: don’t do drugs. Ever. EVER!!!

The Vicious Deep by Zoroida Cordova (5/1)
Tristan Hart was stuck at sea for three days after getting sucked underwater by a tidal wave. He wakes up on the shore of Coney Island with NO memory of anything whatsoever. Not the best way to start the morning. The only thing he can remember is a silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth. A mermaid . . . with razor-sharp teeth. I’m just going to let that one sit for a bit. He finds out that he’s the heir to an underwater kingdom and that he is now a part of a war between the gods.  Will he dare venture back into the sea to face his destiny as its ruler?

BONUS: I Love Charts by Jason Oberholtzer and Cody Westphal (5/1)
Big news, you guys! So we know how much you guys love our chart posts (“The Hunger Games in Charts,” for example) . . . well, guess what? You weren’t the only ones! The authors of I Love Charts saw our chart, “How annoying Harry Potter is about being an orphan, by book,” and they just HAD to have it. Yay! Our chart has hit the big time! We’re, like, chart-famous! Check out the book to see some other super-cool charts.

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