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Anticipated Releases: May 2019


Hello lovelies! How are you? I wasn’t sure if I should post this, since half the books on my list are already out and technically not anticipated releases anymore. But I’m super excited about them and I want to share my excitement – so let’s just pretend it’s May 1st and my posting schedule isn’t a mess ok?


Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins – May 7th

“Millie can’t believe her luck when she’s accepted into one of the world’s most exclusive schools.The only problem: Mille’s roommate Flora is a total princess. She’s also an actual princess.”

Buzzwords: F/F romance. Boarding school. Scotland.

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo – May 7th

“Lucky is the biggest K-pop star on the scene. She’s in her fancy hotel, trying to fall asleep but dying for a hamburger.
Jack is sneaking into a fancy hotel, on assignment for his tabloid job. He runs into a girl wearing slippers, a girl who is single-mindedly determined to find a hamburger.”

Buzzwords: Modern-day Roman Holiday. Pop star. Set in Hong Kong.


Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno – May 14th

“Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed.”

Buzzwords: Small town. Family relationships. A curse.

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta – May 14th

“The spellbinding tale of six queer witches forging their own paths, shrouded in the mist, magic, and secrets of the ancient California redwoods.”

Buzzwords: QUEER WITCHES. The woods. Magic and mystery.


Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough May 21st

“A fiercely funny, queer rom-com about two girls who can’t stand each other, but join forces in a grand feminist hoax to expose harassment and inequality at their elite private school.”

Buzzwords:  Queer girls. Feminism. Hate to love.

Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke May 21st

“When childhood sweethearts Justine (Sagittarius and serious skeptic) and Nick (Aquarius and true believer) bump into each other as adults, a life-changing love affair seems inevitable.”

Buzzwords: Rom-com. Astrology.


Birthday by Meredith Russo – May 21st

“Two kids, Morgan and Eric, are bonded for life after being born on the same day at the same time. We meet them once a year on their shared birthday as they grow and change.”

Buzzwords: Family. Spans many years. “Boyhood meets The Sun is Also a Star”

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn – May 28th

“When Kini arrives in Japan, she loses herself in Kyoto’s outdoor markets, art installations, and cherry blossom festival and meets Akira, a cute med student who moonlights as a costumed mochi mascot.”

Buzzwords: Fashion. Art. Romance. Kyoto


The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos May 28th

“The women in Ruby’s family, once possessed of great magical abilities to remake lives and stave off death itself, were forced to flee their Russian home for America in order to escape the fearful men who sought to destroy them.”

Buzzwords: Russia. Folklore. Powerful women.

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling May 28th

“Hannah’s a witch, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself.”

Buzzwords: QUEER WITCHES. F/f romance. Salem.


What May releases are you still anticipating?

26 thoughts on “Anticipated Releases: May 2019

  1. I hope you get to all of them! And enjoy them 🙂
    I’m really excited for Finale (but I think that one already released ahah)


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  2. There are so, so many great books released this month, I can’t wait to read so many of these! Especially eager for Rosa Santos, These Witches don’t burn and, not on your list but, Red, White and Royal Blue 😀

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  3. I’m currently reading The Lost Coast and… it’s amazing? I had bad experiences with this author before but this is so queer and witchy and atmospheric. I love it so much, I hope the ending will be as good.
    And I can’t believe there are not one but two queer witch books coming out this month. I love May.

    Also, Her Royal Highness? I’m so glad we’re getting blatantly trope-y romances with f/f pairings too.

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  4. You had me at queer witches! Twice! Which is honestly just the most exciting thing ever.

    I’m in this weird place where my next preordered book doesn’t come out until August? I honestly have NO anticipated releases from now until then, it’s so strange!

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    1. Not gonna lie, they had me at queer witches too! I’m so excited!

      That’ll give you lots of time to catch up on your backlist. I’m always waiting for the perfect moment to do that and the new releases keep distracting me 😂

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  5. Somewhere Only We Know is SO GOOD! There’s so much music talk and so many delicious food descriptions. I am also excited for Star-Crossed since I’ve gotten into adult romance recently and the astrology aspect sounds fun.

    I hope you enjoy all these books!

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  6. The lost coast and birthday were both books I’m super looking forward to. Although I only heard about birthday this week!
    As for most my anticipated for may, it would have to include Deposing Nathan, Planet Earth is Blue and I Wish you all the best

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