April 2025 New Releases

 




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While We're Young by K.L. Walther (Delacorte)
Hannah Hill at Delacorte has acquired While We're Young, a YA rom-com by TikTok sensation K.L. Walther (The Summer of Broken Rules). Inspired by Ferris Bueller's Day Off, it follows four teens on the cusp of high school graduation whose hearts are broken and mended over the course of one epic senior skip day. Publication is slated for spring 2025; Eva Scalzo at Speilburg Literary negotiated the deal for North American rights.

April 1st
Holy Terrors by Margaret Owen (Henry Holt) - moved from June 2024, then from August 2024, then from October 2024.

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Rebis: Born and Reborn by Irene Marchesini and Carlotta Dicataldo (First Second Books) - YA graphic novel.
In this medieval fantasy steeped in mystery, Italian duo Irene Marchesini and Carlotta Dicataldo deliver a breathtakingly beautiful tale of trauma, transformation, and sisterhood.

Born with paper-white skin, Martino is an outcast. To the villagers, albinism is more than a curiosity—it's a curse. Shunned and bullied, Martino finds refuge in the forest...even though some say a witch lives there.

In a tiny cottage deep in the forest, Viviana survives on what nature provides. It's a simple, contented life...as long as she doesn't think of the past.

When fate brings these lost souls together, they form a family of two. Martino finally knows what it means to be loved and accepted, and drawing on the power of the forest, experiences a magical rebirth.


All the Stars Align by Gretchen Schreiber
(Wednesday Books)
All the Stars Align is the magical love story that is Taylor Swift’s Enchanted meets Cyrano, from the author of Ellie Haycock is Totally Normal.

All the women in Piper’s family know their true love at first sight, complete with butterflies, heart eyes, and a gut instinct. The kind of fated love that lasts forever. Piper grew up with her ancestors' epic love stories repeated like fairy tales, and yearns for the day she’ll start her own. Already singled out in her family due to her physical disability, Piper collects a second strike against her when her parents announce their divorce, which convinces her family that she’s doomed.

When she finally finds her true love at a party, she’s more determined than ever to attain her love story and earn a spot in her family. But after completely botching their first meeting, she realizes that she’ll need help from her best friend Leo, who is sort of a love expert. The catch—he and Piper haven’t talked in six months, since he needed a “break” from their friendship.

To win over the love of her life and a place in her family, Piper must convince Leo to teach her his ways. And it’s all going as planned…until Leo confesses his own love for Piper. Now, she must decide which fate to follow.

Give Up the Night by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast (Wednesday Books)


The Rules As Written by Megan England (Running Press Kids)


April 8th
Boys with Sharp Teeth by Jennifer Howell (Roaring Brook Press) - release date not yet updated on Goodreads.
The dreamy romantic tension of Maggie Stiefvater’s THE RAVEN BOYS and the academic bite of Victoria Lee’s A LESSON IN VENGEANCE meet in the dark academia thriller BOYS WITH SHARP TEETH.

Marin James doesn’t believe her cousin’s death was an accident. A seventeen-year-old loner with secondhand jeans and a hot temper, Marin has spent her entire life in the same small town, trapped in the shadow of the exclusive Huntsworth Academy -- and the ultra-wealthy, ultra-entitled students who attend. So when her cousin’s body is found on Huntsworth property, Marin knows exactly who’s to blame: Adrian Graves and Henry Wu, the mysterious, dangerously attractive leaders of the academy’s privileged ecosystem.

Determined to uncover the truth, Marin swaps her hole-y T-shirts and beat-up sneakers for a prep school uniform -- and lies her way into Huntsworth as Jamie Vane, a wealthy transfer student with an impressive (and definitely not forged) transcript. But at a school like Huntsworth, where wealth and power pull all the strings, finding answers won’t be easy. Especially when her quest for justice is muddied by a confusing attraction to her new school, her new life, and the two dysfunctional boys that understand her better than her cousin ever did.

When Marin uncovers a dark secret hiding behind Huntsworth’s ivied gates, the lines between justice and vengeance, love and hate, good and evil, begin to crumble -- and nothing is as it seems.

Welcome to Huntsworth Academy…


April 15th
Love in 280 Characters Or Less by Ravynn Stringfield (Fiewel and Friends) - moved from 2024.
Black college student Sydney Ciara navigates academics, love, and the online realm, in this Young Adult coming-of-age romance told through her blog posts, messages, social media posts, and more!

Sydney Ciara Warren is excited as she starts her first year of college, but also nervous since her best friend Malcolm attends a different university. And despite her interests in writing and fashion, she has no idea what academic or career paths will ultimately be right for her—though they probably don’t involve law school, despite her parents’ wishes.

As Sydney Ciara tries to find herself and her place on campus, she gets solace in blogging about her life, putting together outfits with meaning, and spending time on Twitter. It’s within the digital space that she connects with someone who goes by @YoungPrinceX. She may not know “X” in real life, but that doesn’t stop her from developing a crush on him. Except things get complicated, as she also navigates her first romantic relationship with a sweet boy on campus named Xavier (who maybe could be X?).

Can Sydney Ciara not only make it through her first semester, but thrive in real life, as much as she seems to be thriving online?

Told through blog posts, tweets, messages, emails, and more, here is a love letter to Twitter, to Black girls who think they won’t get chosen, and to those who take too long finding the perfect words.

Afia in the Land of Wonders by
Mia Araujo (Scholastic) - moved from 2024.
In her stunning literary debut, Mia Araujo presents a gorgeous reimagining of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, spinning a new story that is accompanied by arresting, ethereal illustrations about twin sisters and how one must venture outside the safety of their home, into the wilderness, in order to find herself and true happiness.

Fifteen-year-old Afia dreams of exploring the world beyond her secluded cliff-side home of Dafra. Her twin sister, Ada, is perfectly happy with fulfilling their family's expectations of them. But Afia dreams of adventure.

When Bakame, a charming carver and shapeshifter, dazzles her with promises of a magical land called Ijabu, Afia decides to take her destiny into her own hands. After making the heartbreaking decision to leave her sister behind, Afia follows Bakame into the forbidden forests surrounding Dafra, from which no one has ever returned.

Filled with magical sights, a charismatic Queen and her intriguing court, and the handsome Bakame, Ijabu is everything that Afia has ever dreamed the world could possibly offer. But nothing is as it seems in Ijabu and soon, this fantasy world demands its price from Afia.

Reeling from a terrible betrayal, Afia realizes she is in too deep and escapes the palace, longing to return to her sister. With the help of a mysterious spirit, Afia must evade the Queen's hunters and the lost dreamers of Ijabu, who wish to pull her in deeper.

As Afia struggles to survive this strange new land, she ponders the riddle she has been Would you give up your whole dream, to be half of someone else's?

Afia must find the courage to stand on her own, or risk losing herself completely to the wonders of Ijabu.

Pride or Die by CL Montlanc (Wednesday Books) - incorrect release date on Goodreads.
In this delightful dark comedy debut, when the members of an LGBTQ+ club find themselves accidentally framed for attempted murder, it's up to them to clear their names before it's too late.

It’s kind of hard to graduate high school when you’re the prime suspect in an attempted murder.

Seventeen-year-old Eleanora Finkel just wants to finish her senior year and get the hell out of Texas. But when her club meeting inconveniently coincides with an attack on the school’s head cheerleader, she and her friends find themselves in the hot seat.

In order to clear their names and ensure the survival of their club for future queer teens, they’ll have to track down the real culprit themselves. But Eleanora is far from a professional detective; she’s riddled with anxiety, annoyingly attracted to the case’s cute victim, and her trusty crochet hook feels insufficient for fighting off a murderer. Can this ragtag group of unlikely sleuths find their way out of an entire freaking murder mystery before one of them is next?


April 22nd
The Summer I Ate the Rich by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite (FSG) - moved from 2023.
Trisha de Guzman at FSG has acquired, at auction, in a two-book deal, world English rights to The Summer I Ate the Rich by Maika Moulite (l.) and Maritza Moulite, a contemporary fantasy YA about a Haitian American teen zombie who uses her skills in the kitchen—and taste for human flesh—to get revenge on the wealthy elite responsible for her family's pain. Publication is slated for fall 2023; JL Stermer at New Leaf Literary brokered the deal.

April 29th
Right Here, Right Now by Tucker Shaw (Henry Holt)

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