May Most Anticipated New Releases

Are you thinking to read some new releases this month?

If your answer is yes, great! Check out the list I compiled below.

If your answer is no, then hear me out. Ready? The sequel to A Court of Thorns & Roses, a Queen of Hearts origin story, a psychological thriller about a girl who thinks she murdered someone, a historical fiction of 1906 San Fransisco earthquake. Oh and new Rick Riordan’s series guest-starring Percy Jackson. Are you on board now?

Release Date: May 3 2016

A Court of Mist and Fury (#2 in Court of Thorns and Roses) by Sarah J Maas | GOODREADS PAGE

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Stand-alone or series: the second book in a series.

Category | Genre: Young Adult | High Fantasy

Arguably one of the most anticipated book this year, A Court of Mist and Fury is the sequel to the super popular A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J Maas’ more mature fantasy series. By the way, if you cannot get enough of Feyre, Tamlin, or Rhysand (I haven’t read the first book, but I know the name of the main characters – go figure) this book is supposedly 640 pages thick! That’s like 200 pages thicker than the first one. :p

The Crown (#5 in The Selection) by Kiera Cass | GOODREADS PAGE

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Stand-alone or series: the last book in the series

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Romance, Fantasy

The Crown is supposedly the last book in The Selection series. For those who have been following the journey of America and then Eadlyn since the first book, you definitely would want to read the finale.

Queen of Hearts (#1 in Queen of Hearts Saga) by Colleen Oakes | GOODREADS PAGE

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Stand-alone or series: the first book in the series

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy, Retellings, Fairy Tales

Goodreads told me that this book was originally published in 2014, and if you go to its goodreads page (link above) you could see the reviews to the original publication. I have to say that the reviews for the original one were quite mixed. However, I’m curious to see if this time the book will fare better and besides, I always have soft spot for villains.

The Hidden Oracle (#1 in The Trials of Apollo) by Rick Riordan | GOODREADS PAGE

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Stand-alone or series: the first book in the series

Category | Genre: Middle Grade | Fantasy, Mythology

Oh hey Rick Riordan’s new series featuring Percy Jackson. You know I can’t quit you and I never want to. Here’s hoping Nico DiAngelo will also make an appearance just because he’s my fave.

Release Date: May 17 2016

The Crown’s Game (#1 in The Crown’s Game) by Evelyn Skye | GOODREADS PAGE


Stand-alone or series: The first book in a series

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy, Historical Fiction

The Crown’s Game is Evelyn Skye’s debut novel and if it’s as good as the hype surrounding it, then we’re all in for a treat. It’s a historical fantasy sets in Russia about a magic competition held to win the spot as Imperial Enchanter. Now, magic and historical are usually the magic words to make me pick up a book on its release date, and I’ve got a feeling this book will be no exception. Don’t fail us, hype!

Release Date: May 24 2016

The Last Star (#3 in The 5th Wave) by Rick Yancey | GOODREADS PAGE

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Stand-alone or series: The last book in a series

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic

Finally! The last installment in The 5th Wave series will be here soon. If you’ve been dying to know what other cruel things Yancey will do to his characters (and his readers), then get this book. If you’ve been holding off reading the series for the sake of binge-reading it, get this book. Or, if you’re me and you haven’t read the second book because you plan to spoil yourself on the series’ ending before deciding whether it’s worth it to go through with it or not, then check out this book too.

Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee | GOODREADS PAGE


Stand-alone or series: stand-alone

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Historical Fiction


Outrun the moon is a story of a girl trying to break out of poverty in Chinatown by using her wits. She bribes her way into private school, makes friends, and has to fend off spoiled kids. But that’s not all. Outrun the moon is also a historical fiction about the 1906 San Fransisco earthquake so it’s definitely not your usual contemporary fiction.

Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims | GOODREADS PAGE


Stand-alone or series: stand-alone

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary, Thriller, Psychological

This one is a story about Joy who thinks she killed a boy at a party. When someone blackmail her, Joy has to uncover the blackmailer’s identity. But it’s more than who did what, Please Don’t Tell is a book exploring the complicated relationship between two sisters. Lately, I’ve been in the mood for thrillers so I might get this one soon.

That’s all for now. Let me know, which books are your most anticipated releases for May?

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5 thoughts on “May Most Anticipated New Releases

  1. The Crown’s Game is one of my anticipated releases as well, though I doubt I’ll be getting to it this month. Really hoping it lives up to the hype, though – I do love me some magic competition. <3

    I think I'm most anticipating TRATD (which is already released), The Star-Touched Queen as well as The Unexpected Everything this month.

    1. TRATD! I have recently read TWATD and cannot wait to get the next book.
      The Star-Touched Queen sound interesting as well. I haven’t read that many books inspired by Indian folklore so I might dive into this one!

      1. I’d recommend The Star-Touched Queen! I finished it this week and it was definitely enjoyable, though it has a touch of insta-love… but somehow in fantasies that seems more forgivable than in contemporaries. 😛

  2. I need The Last Star mainly because The Infinite Sea was basically a non-book; a filler of sorts (at least to me).
    And this might be a weird comment but I’m surprised so many people knew of the delayed publication of Queen of Hearts because every mention of this title I hear people citing this very delay haha.

    1. Soo, it’s basically just a setup for The Last Star? I’m glad I haven’t read it then. LOL. I stopped reading the series because Evan creeped me out but I might continue if The Last Star get good reviews.
      Hmm, I think that was partially because many people check goodreads and when we scroll to see the number of pages/publication info, it was written there (originally published in 2014 etc). But anyway, it might be because we read each other blog. lol.

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