What are you reading?
Spring promises new titles from some of Sidetrack's favorite authors, plus exciting new stories from authors with Michigan ties. There's something for everyone in popular genres for adults, new young adult stories, and a new middle-grade series for tweens and teens.

Preorders are a critical part of an author's success, and they allow you to be among the first to get your hands on a much-anticipated title. We're thrilled to bring these preorder opportunities to you, and some come with special goodies!

Take a look and click through to reserve your favorites.
Happy Place
By Emily Henry -- Releasing on April 25
Harriet and Wyn ended their engagment months ago, but neither has the guts to break the news to their longtime friends. Until they're trapped together at the group's annual trip to their favorite summer home in Maine. The trip brings nostalgia and frustration as Harriet and Wyn wrestle with their feelings and their future.

This might be the only book that 100% of Sidetrack's staff has read, and for fans of Emily Henry, it'll be no surprise that we all loved it! Happy Place unites readers of all genres who just love a good story, and we've been waiting for months to talk about it. It'll also be one of our June Sidetrack Book Club picks. In honor of the occasion, we'll be expanding our book club capacity because we know everyone's going to want to talk about it!

The True Love Experiment
By Christina Lauren -- Releasing on May 16
You might have met Felicity "Fizzy" Chen in The Soulmate Equation and now you're in for a treat as The True Love Experiment puts Fizzy center stage. She's a romance novelist still looking for her own "Happily Ever After" when a desperate (and dashing) filmmaker crosses her path with an opportunity to change the game. It's The Bachelor in novel format, but will Fizzy find her love on-screen or off?

This preorder comes with a fun firecracker pen, while supplies last! Preorder your copy of The True Love Experiment here.
In the Lives of Puppets
By TJ Klune -- Releasing on April 25
Get ready for another excellent story from TJ Klune! This new novel falls into the adult fantasy genre, but as a writer for teens and adults, TJ has mass appeal.

Three robots live happily and safely together in the branches of a grove of trees, until one of them salvages an unfamiliar robot, who brings a dark past to light and threatens the safety of this unique family. It's being described as Wall-E meets The Swiss Family Robinson - what more do we need to say?!

The first 10 preorders of In The Lives of Puppets come with a limited edition button pin and postcard print.

Young Adult (Ages 14 and up)
Warrior Girl Unearthed
By Angeline Boulley -- Releasing on May 2
It's time to revisit the world created in Firekeeper's Daughter with a new mystery about the power of discovering and reclaiming your stolen history. Perry Firekeeper-Birch has always known who she is and loves her home on Sugar Island. But as the rising number of missing Indigenous women starts circling closer to home, as her family becomes embroiled in a high-profile murder investigation, and as greedy grave robbers seek to profit off of what belongs to her Anishinaabe tribe, Perry begins to question everything.

Angeline Boulley is a Michigan-based author who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

The first 10 preorders will receive a signed copy and an exclusive limited edition print.

They Hate Each Other
By Amanda Woody -- Releasing on May 9
The setup for this one is simple: Jonah Collins and Dylan Ramírez hate each other. Their friends think it's all a ruse, and after a mistaken night together, the rumors really fly. The two set out to prove everyone wrong by planning a fake relationship and explosive breakup, but will it go how they planned?!

This is a new enemies-to-lovers queer romance from metro Detroit-based author Amanda Woody. We love it when a local author makes it onto the national stage, and we're so thrilled to partner with Amanda on their debut!

We'll be hosting a launch party for They Hate Each Other on Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. Coming to the event reserves a signed copy of the book. Seating is limited, so secure your spot (and your preorder) today!

Middle-Grade (Ages 9-13)
Saddlehill Academy - Sweet & Bitter Rivals
By Jessica Burkhart -- Releasing on May 30
We haven't forgotten our elementary and middle school readers! Jessica Burkhart is the author of 26 books for children and teens and is launching a new series called Saddlehill Academy.

The series takes place at an elite boarding school for equestrians. In the first installment, Sally St. Clair is excited for a new year and new season of competition after a year of family upheaval and embarassment at the fina;l competition of last season. But the start of a new year is sometimes rocky and an innocent mistake leads to Sally receiving mysterious threats and feeling added pressure.

This would be a great pick to kick off summer reading for any elementary and middle schoolers interested in horse riding or real-life, relatable stories.

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