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.