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May 2014 young adult book releases: Fantasy

Allies & Assassins
Allies & Assassins Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

These books are being released in May 2014. For other May releases, please see the links at the bottom of the article. Stay tuned for more May releases.

In this list:

  • "Allies & Assassins" (Enemies of the Prince #1) by Justin Somper
  • "Bloodwitch" (The Maeve’ra Trilogy #1) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  • "A Creature of Moonlight" by Rebecca Hahn
  • "Mortal Enchantment" (Mortal Enchantment #1) by Stacey O'Neale
  • "The Ring of Morgana" (The Children of Camelot #1) by Donna Hosie
  • "The Wizard's Promise" (The Hanna Duology #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The list only contains summaries of the stories. For more information and reviews, please check out the individual titles on goodreads.com.

Allies & Assassins
Allies & Assassins Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Allies & Assassins

Title: Allies & Assassins (Enemies of the Prince #1)
Author: Justin Somper
Release date: May 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Prince Anders, the ruler of Archenfield, has been murdered, leaving his younger brother, Jared, to ascend the throne. Sixteen-year-old Jared feels unprepared to rule the kingdom and its powerful and dangerous court, yet he knows he can rely on the twelve officers of the court to advise him. He also knows he can just as easily be at their mercy-especially when it appears that one of them may be responsible for his brother's death. Unable to trust anyone, Jared takes it upon himself to hunt down his brother's killer-but the killer may be hunting him, as well. Murder, betrayal, and intrigue abound in Justin Somper's thrilling YA series debut. Exploring the political machinations of the medieval court and the lives that hang in the balance, Allies & Assassins is a gripping tale of a teen torn between duty and revenge.

Bloodwitch
Bloodwitch Delacorte Press

Bloodwitch

Title: Bloodwitch (The Maeve’ra Trilogy #1)
Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Release date: May 13, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Vance Ehecatl was raised with every luxury he could imagine in a beautiful greenhouse within the powerful empire of Midnight. Vampires are the only guardians Vance has ever known since he was abandoned by his shapeshifter family as a baby quetzal, and he is grateful to them for generously providing for all of his needs. When an act of violence forces Vance from his sheltered home, he is startled to meet Malachi Obsidian, a fellow shapeshifter with conflicting ideas about Midnight and its leader, Mistress Jeshickah.

Malachi claims Vance is a bloodwitch, who Jeshickah and her trainers, Jaguar and Taro, are trying to control. Vance doesn't know anything about the rare and destructive magic Malachi says he possesses, and he can't believe Jeshickah would use it to hurt others. But when his friends begin falling ill, Vance starts to realize his perfect world may not be as flawless as it seems. Now Vance must decide who to trust—the vampires he's always relied upon, or the shapeshifters who despise them.

A Creature of Moonlight
A Creature of Moonlight HMH Books for Young Readers

A Creature of Moonlight

Title: A Creature of Moonlight
Author: Rebecca Hahn
Release date: May 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

A stunning debut novel about a girl who is half dragon, half human, and wholly herself.

As the only heir to the throne, Marni should have been surrounded by wealth and privilege, not living in exile-but now the time has come when she must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and life with the father she has never known: a wild dragon who is sending his magical woods to capture her.

Mortal Enchantment
Mortal Enchantment Phoenix Reign Publishing

Mortal Enchantment

Title: Mortal Enchantment (Mortal Enchantment #1)
Author: Stacey O'Neale
Release date: May 5, 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 292
Publisher: Phoenix Reign Publishing
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.

Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.

To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.

As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more.

The Ring of Morgana
The Ring of Morgana Donna Hosie

The Ring of Morgana

Title: The Ring of Morgana (The Children of Camelot #1)
Author: Donna Hosie
Release date: May 12, 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 310
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Sixteen-year-old Mila Roth wants to be normal. It’s a phrase that has been drilled into her by her mother since she was born.

But Mila Roth is anything but normal. For sixteen years her parents have hidden a secret from her. For Mila was born one thousand years ago in the land of Logres, and far from being a math teacher and a housewife, Mila’s parents are the awakened King Arthur and Gorian druid queen, Morgana.

Two worlds, one thousand years apart. And those worlds are about to collide.

The spirit of the malevolent Lady of the Lake has been contained for sixteen years in the fabled Ring of Morgana. When the ring curses Mila’s younger sister, Lilly, the Roth family has no choice but to return Mila to the land of her birth as they face a battle against time itself.

Accompanied by her best friend, Rustin, Mila will have to decide whether to defy those she loves in order to save her sister. Should she trust the Gorian druids and the mysterious Melehan? What is the true cost to Mila’s heart as she strives to master the purple flame? And why have her mother and father denied the truth of her origins for so long?

For she alone has the combined power of royalty and druid magic within her.

And now only Mila can save Lilly and Logres.

The Wizard's Promise
The Wizard's Promise Strange Chemistry

The Wizard's Promise

Title: The Wizard's Promise (The Hanna Duology #1)
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
Release date: May , 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

All Hanna Euli wants is to become a proper witch – but unfortunately, she’s stuck as an apprentice to a grumpy fisherman. When their boat gets caught up in a mysterious storm and blown wildly off course, Hanna finds herself further away from home than she’s ever been before.

As she tries to get back, she learns there may be more to her apprentice master than she realized, especially when a mysterious, beautiful, and very non-human boy begins following her through the ocean, claiming that he needs Hanna’s help.