Hi guys! It’s time to look at some new releases and there are so many amazing new books coming out in May. There are some much anticipated sequels, exciting new books by popular authors and some very interesting debut. I’ve never added so many books to my tbr in one month before and I hope y’all find something you want to read as well!
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas May, May 1st
I read the first three books in the series in April and fell head over heels in love with it. I’m so excited to be back in this world and learn more about these wonderful characters.
The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill, May 1st
I just mentioned this in my Bookish Buzz-Words post, but I’ve yet to read a mermaid book I actually liked, even though I love mermaid. Louise O’Neill is becoming one of my favorite authors, so hopefully her Little Mermaid retelling will be the mermaid books that breaks the curse.
Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh, May 3rd
Flame in the Mist wasn’t my favorite read of 2017, but I’m still excited for the sequel cause I love the characters and the world. Plus the synopsis sounds really intriguing, full of schemes and deception.
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo, May 8th
The Way You Make Me Feel is a YA contemporary about a girl who’s forced to spend her summer working on her father’s food truck after one of her many pranks goes too far. I’ve heard so any great things about this one and it sounds like the perfect summer read with it’s LA setting and focus on friendship.
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson, May 8th
This has been one of my most anticipated 2018 releases ever since I saw the cover, but the plot sounds just as amazing. When Mila’s bestfriend and two other girls die under suspicious circumstances, she refuses to believe her friend was part of a suicide pact. So she does what any amateur witch would do – she brings them back to life.
A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller, May 8th
This book’s being compared to The Perks of Being a Wallflower and when it comes to YA contemporaries, that’s my kryptonite. It follows a teenage boy who has to move in with his aunt and uncle after losing his college scholarship. He discovers a journal written by his grandfather, an iconic author, and embarks on a cross-country train ride to relive his grandfather’s last week and discover the truth about his death.
Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake, May 15th
Girls Made of Stars is a YA contemporary about a girl who’s torn between her family and her own sense of right and wrong when her twin brother is accused of rape, by one of her friends. I think this is going to be a very emotional read, but a very important one too. I think there’s also a f/f romance in it, which is always a plus!
Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett, May 15th
This YA fantasy sounds so unique and fascinating. It’s set in a world where flightless dragons come out to hunt at night and follows a girl who’s a wilder, born with the forbidden magic ability to influence the minds of animals.
My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma, May 15th
I love this cover, it’s so bright and fun, and it the synopsis is anything to go by the book will be too. I love the fact astrology plays a part in the plot and I’m hoping there will be lots of Bollywood references, cause with a title like that – there must be right?
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde, May 22nd
I’m so excited Jen Wilde has another book coming out. I loved Queens of Geek and this one sounds even better to me, cause I’m more of a concert-girl than a comic-con one myself and the protagonist is a bisexual rockstar drummer! How cool is that? I have a crush on her already.
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson, May 22nd
Monday’s Not Coming is a YA contemporary about a girl who starts investigating the disappearance of her friend, Monday, when she realizes she’s the only one who seems to care she’s missing.
Furyborn by Claire Legrand, May 22nd
Furtyborn’s a fantasy novel that follows two girls in two separate timelines, a thousand years apart, a queen and a bounty hunter who both fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia. I’m really excited to see how their stories intersect, cause I’ve never read a book with this kind of timeline before.
Driving by Starlight by Anat Deracine, May 22nd
Driving by Starlight is a YA contemporary set in Saudi Arbia, about two 16 year old best friends who delight in small rebellions against the Saudi cultural police. But one of them dreams of a different life, she wants to go college and be independent. I think this will be such an illuminating read and I’m very excited to pick up a copy.
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon, May 22nd
When Dimple met Rishi was one of the cutest books I read last year and I’m so here for another swoony romance from Sandhya Menon – this time about Twinkle, a girl who dreams of becoming a filmmaker.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber, May 29th
I know there are pretty mixed opinions about Caraval, but personally I adored it, I was completely swept up in the magic and mystery of it and I’m so excited to read Tella’s story. I’ve heard it’s even better,
Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth, May 29th
I’ve been making an effort lately to add more books by native authors to my TBR and this is one of the most interesting sounding ones I’ve found so far. It’s about two teens who meet and fall in love on the reservation, with a backdrop of loud protests and even louder music.