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Anticipated Book Releases for May

Anticipated Book Releases

 

Anticipated Book Releases for May

 

May appears to be one of the busiest months for releases this year (so far). There are an insane number of great looking books releasing this month. And for whatever reason, a good chunk of them seem to be releasing on May 7th. So I hope you’re planning on taking a sick day off of work on the 8th, because that’s the only way we’re going to get through all of these books fast enough!

One Word Kill (Impossible Times #1) by Mark Lawrence – May 1st

One Word Kill (Impossible Times #1) by Mark Lawrence
One Word Kill (Impossible Times #1) by Mark Lawrence

One Word Kill is the first novel in the Impossible Times series by Mark Lawrence. The novel follows Nick Hayes and his unexpected yet epic journey to try and survive – and save the girl.
Side note: If you have Amazon Prime, you can get this book for free as your April First Reads.

 

 

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman– May 7th

Aurora Rising is the first novel in the Aurora Cycle series. Refreshingly, the novel is also written by two different authors, Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. The novel is set in the distant future, and looks like the perfect blend of young adult and science fiction. It follows the students of Aurora Academy – specifically Tyler Jones and his squad.

 

Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber
Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber

Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber – May 7th

Finale is the third and final novel in the Caraval series by Stephanie Garber. It’ll be sad to see the series go, but we sure can’t wait to see what happens! Caraval and the sisters, Tella and Scarlett are back for more adventures. Things are more complicated than ever, as Tella is determined to stop Legend’s plans, and Scarlett is wrapped up in a game of her own

 

Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11) by Patricia Briggs
Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11) by Patricia Briggs

Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11) by Patricia Briggs – May 7th

Storm Cursed is the most recent novel in the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Thankfully it isn’t the last novel in the series, as we can only hope to see more of these beloved characters for some time yet. Once again Mercy and her wolves are up against more supernatural dangers, but this time around they’re blindsided by what they see and learn.
 

 

Romanov by Nadine Brandes
Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Romanov by Nadine Brandes – May 7th

Romanov by Nadine Brandes is an alternative history fantasy novel of epic proportions. It follows Anastasia Romanov, aka ‘Nastya’ as she struggles to smuggle and protect and ancient spell. Obviously, it’s safe to say that her story is very different from the one history books tell.

 

Broken Throne (Red Queen #4.5) by Victoria Aveyard
Broken Throne (Red Queen #4.5) by Victoria Aveyard

Broken Throne (Red Queen #4.5) by Victoria Aveyard – May 7th

Broken Throne is a companion novel to the world of Red Queen, by Victoria Aveyard. The companion has a bunch of fun features, such as five complete novellas. Two have been previously published, but the other three are completely new to the world.

 

Dark Shores (Dark Shores #1) by Danielle L. Jensen
Dark Shores (Dark Shores #1) by Danielle L. Jensen

Dark Shores (Dark Shores #1) by Danielle L. Jensen – May 7th

Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen is the first in a series of the same name. It’s a young adult fantasy novel, full of piracy, adventures, blackmail, and so much more. Combine all of that with some very active gods, and you’ve got a fast-paced novel worth reading.

 

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire – May 7th

Middlegame is a new novel by Seanan McGuire. It’s also her first time writing a full novel for Tor, so it’s pretty exciting for her fans. It’s similar in tone to her Wayward Children series, but it’s on a whole new level. It follows Roger and Dodger, and their not-quite father, Reed. Together they’re working to understand what it takes to become gods.

 

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) by Hafsah Faizal
We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) by Hafsah Faizal

We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) by Hafsah Faizal – May 14th

We Hunt the Flame is the first novel in the Sands of Arawiya series by Hafsah Faizal. Set in ancient Arabia, the novel promises to be full of rich detail and delightful characters. The world itself is intricate, full of adventures and fantasy.

 

Kingsbane (Empirium #2)
Kingsbane (Empirium #2)

Kingsbane (Empirium #2) by Claire Legrand – May 21st

Kingsbane is the sequel to the popular novel, Furyborn. Both novels belong to the Empirium series by Claire Legrand. If you’ve read Furyborn, then you’ve already got a strong idea of the gaps in information and storytelling that this novel will likely fill in. The novel continues the stories of Rielle and Eliana, two very different queens.
 

 

The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields
The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields

The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields – May 21st

The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields is a fascinating and intricate novel of bone magic and fantasy. Saskia was born to a world where bones are power. These powerful bones are a way of life. Reading them tells everyone what job to take, who to marry, everything. And Saskia’s worst fears have come to fruition.

 

These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

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

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling is the first novel in a series of the same name. The series is set in Salem, and follows Hannah. But we promise that she’s not the type of witch you’re thinking of. She’s an Elemental. Hannah’s problems quickly grow, as she learns that the worst thing she has to deal with is not her ex.
 

 

 

 

 


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Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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