How are we already getting ready to talk about May? This year is flying by, but a lot is happening in the world lately. With everything going on, we had to take a close look at the books set to release soon, because quite a few have been delayed. As far as we know now, this is what’s coming. It could change, so let’s take a look at our anticipated May releases!
The Betrothed – Kiera Cass (May 5th)
The Selection was very much a guilty pleasure series for me and I hope this new duology will be equally fun! I’m not expecting much as this isn’t usually the type of story I go crazy for, but I think it might be a quick and fun read I wouldn’t want to miss.
Four Days of You and Me – Miranda Kenneally (May 5th)
When the first line of a synopsis is “a swoon-worthy” romance, I don’t need to know much more. This book follows our main characters’ love story on the same date over four years. I love the sound of this. I just hope it’s enough to make me not want more than just these four days!
Path of Night – Sarah Rees Brennan (May 5th)
I quite enjoyed the first Sabrina book but have yet to read the second one. With everything going on in the world I hope the next part of the tv show isn’t delayed but if it is, I have two book about my favorite half-witch to read. Excited to see what adventure we get in this one.
Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo (May 5th)
This another novel in verse by Elizabeth. I was pleasantly surprised by the Poet X and hope she narrates the audiobook again because I will definitely go for that! This sounds like a heartbreaking story with a ton of diversity.
Last Girls – Demetra Brodsky (May 5th)
Demetra is the author of Dive Smack and I loved that book, so I’ve been excited for her next book ever since. Last Girls sounds like it’s going to be really interesting. Our main characters are preparing for the world to end. I’m lucky enough to have an ARC and plan to dive in soon!
Aurora Burning – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (May 5th)
As I’m typing this, I’m halfway through Aurora Rising and am mad at myself for taking so long to read it. Then again, I’m right near the next book, so it has a few positive sides. I expect another great adventure with lots of sarcasm.
Hunting November – Adriana Mather (May 5th)
Finally!!! I was so sad when this got delayed and I’m basically counting the days haha. A little while ago I did a Can’t Wait Wednesday post about Hunting November because I need this sequel to Killing November. If you haven’t heard about this series before, check out our buddy review of the first book.
Network Effect – Martha Wells (May 5th)
Another one I used for a Can’t Wait Wednesday post haha. I adored the four short stories about Murderbot and I can’t wait for a full length story about this very relatable character. You can find mini reviews on all four short stories here.
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea – Maggie Tokuda-Hall (May 5th)
There is a lot going on in the synopsis for this one and it sounds wonderful. I’m pretty sure is has a f/nb romance between the main characters and I don’t think I’ve read a book with that before. This also seems like a bit of a darker read from the early reviews and I’m all for that.
The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly (May 5th)
I don’t know what it is about this book, but the cover is really calling to me. Even though I think it’s going to be predictable, it sounds like a lot of fun.
Dangerous Remedy – Kat Dunn (May 5th)
Dangerous Remedy will actually be releasing later, but the e-book is still going to be available in May. After reading the summary, I’m definitely getting some Six of Crows vibes and I hope I’m not disappointed.
By the Book – Amanda Sellet (May 12th)
Another title that I’ve wanted since I saw the cover and read what By the Book is about. Our main character loves classic and looks to the to see what types she needs to avoid at all costs. I’m really curious to see how this is all put together.
House of Dragons – Jessica Cluess (May 12th)
This sounds AMAZING. People from 5 royal houses will compete in the trial for the dragon throne. And all 5 are outcasts. I’m already loving this one and I can’t wait for it to be released.
The Boy in the Red Dress – Kristin Lambert (May 12th)
The title and cover don’t really work for me but the synopsis sounds wonderful. 1920’s New Orleans, a speak easy in the French Quarter and a murder mystery. Count me in!
The Unadoptables – Hana Tooke (May 14th)
It’s only appropriate to add a middle grade release for middle grade May. This book has been on my radar for quite some time and I’m happy it’s almost here! I think The Unadoptables will be a fun adventure, especially with it taking place here in The Netherlands. That doesn’t happen often!
Date Me, Bryson Keller – Kevin van Whye (May 19th)
I was sold after I read What If It’s Us meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in a ’90s romcom. What could be better than that? As a big contemporary reader, I know this one can’t be left out of my collection.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Suzanne Collins (May 19th)
And the last one I already featured in a Can’t Wait Wednesday post haha. The Hunger Games was my introduction to YA books and I can’t wait to be back in this world. I wasn’t super excited when I found out the story will be about Snow but I’m sure the story will be amazing.
Talk Nerdy to Me – Tiffany Schmidt (May 19th)
I’m surprised I haven’t heard about this one at all! Last year I read The Boy Next Story and loved it. When authors have characters that love books or incorporate books in any way, I’m very happy! Luckily someone did mention this book and I’ll now be on the lookout.
Camp – Lev A.C. Rosen (May 26th)
The author of Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts) is back with a new book. Even though I still need to read that book, Camp sounds amazing. I loved summer camp as a kid and I have a feeling this one will be a fun ride. The perfect summer read.
So these are all the May releases that we’re looking forward to! Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments. Hopefully we didn’t miss that any were delayed! Even if that’s the case, we have plenty to choose from!