Books that are to due to release in May. These books are what I’m personally excited for, even if I won’t buy them right away, as of my Project 10 Books challenge.
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
by Sarah J. Maas
I know a lot of people love the ‘Throne of Glass’ series but personally haven’t been able to get into it. It just didn’t interest me. The synopsis for this book however, appeals to me more.
Synopsis (from goodreads)
A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!
RELEASE DATE: May 5th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1)
by Renee Ahdieh
I’ve been wanting to read to ‘A Thousand and One Nights’ for a very long time now, hopefully after I read this, I might actually pick it up.
Synopsis (FROM GOODREADS)
A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights
Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.
She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all. (less)
RELEASE DATE: May 12th 2015 by Putnam Juvenile
End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3)
by Susan Ee
I still haven’t read AngelFall. I’ve been wanting to for a while. Maybe I’ll marathon the trilogy some
Synopsis (FROM GOODREADS)
End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.
After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.
When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other? (less)
RELEASE DATE: May 12th 2015 by Skyscape
P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2)
by Jenny Han
I read the first book in this duology, when it was first released. I ended on a cliff hanger, it wasn’t a huge cliff hanger so I’m not annoyed that I had to wait a year to read the conclusion.
Synopsis (from GoodReads)
Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?
In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing. (less)
RELEASE DATE: May 26th 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers