Most Anticipated May Releases
May is a crazy month. There are so many insane book releases that I’m dying for! So, naturally, I want to talk about them all. Since there are so many, I won’t talk about them too much, but I will include links to their Goodreads pages if you want to learn more!
So here are 16 highly anticipated YA releases of May 2018!
Read more for release dates, titles, and synopsis!
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
This is probably my most anticipated book of the year (well, this and Throne of Glass 7). If for some reason you haven’t heard of this book, it is a companion novella to the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, which is one of my absolute favorite YA fantasy series that I think everyone should read.
Allied by Amy Tintera
The final book in the Ruined series! It’s here and I can’t wait to dive in. This series is full of magic, romance, and action. I absolutely love all of the characters and the world Amy Tintera built, and I’m absolutely terrified to see how this will end (also excited)(but mostly terrified).
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
This is book 3 in Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series, and I have been purposely putting off reading the first two until this one comes out. Why? Because I don’t trust Rick after The Mark of Athena and I never want another cliffhanger like that again. Although, I guess then I would have to wait until all five are out. But I’m too impatient for that.
Royals by Rachel Hawkins
Royals follows Daisy Winters, whose sister is practically engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Unfortunately, due to all the media attention her family is getting, she needs to be taught how to be regal. And naturally, she will be taught by the “dashing” younger Prince. This book seems so fluffy and cute, and I loved Rachel Hawkins’ Rebel Belle series, so I imagine this will be a fun read.
Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
This is an epic sci-fi that I’ve had described to me as Jane Eyre in space, which seems pretty awesome. While I haven’t read Jane Eyre yet, I’ve really been wanting to. Maybe this release will inspire me to delve into the classic it’s based on.
9 Days and 9 Nights by Katie Cotugno
This is the direct sequel to 99 Days by Katie Cotugno. I haven’t read that one yet, so if you’re like me, it may be the perfect time to jump in! However, I do know that Katie writes great contemporary novels, and I personally prefer to jump in knowing nothing.
Ship It by Britta Lundin
Ship It is a novel all about fandom and geek culture, following a 16-year-old fangirl who ends up joining the tour of her favorite tv show. This book also deals with sexuality, so I can’t wait to see some LGBT rep!
Bookish Boyfriends by Tiffany Schmidt
This is a lighthearted YA romance about a booknerd, and seems to be the perfect summer read. It also has allusions to Pride and Prejudice, so I’m looking forward to learning more about it.
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
Puddin’ is a companion novel to Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’, following the supporting characters in the months after the first book.
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
The day has come! The last book in the Red Queen series is finally here! Red Queen is fairly popular, so I don’t think it’s necessary to write a description of it, or even mention how much I’ve been dying for this book. You know.
My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma
Winnie’s relationship seemed written in the stars… until it falls apart. Now she needs to reclaim control of her story.
From Twinkle, With Love by Sandha Menon
From the author of When Dimple met Rishi, From Twinkle, With Love is a cute contemporary romance about aspiring filmmaker, Twinkle, that I can’t wait to start!
The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
Queens of Geek took me by surprise last year, so of course I have to talk about Jen Wilde’s next novel, The Brightsiders. This book follows the drummer of a hit rock band as she’s labeled the next celebrity trainwreck. And to make it even more interesting, the main character is bi, and there’s a gender-fluid character as well as a nonbinary character! So much LGBT rep!
LIKEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
Jay Kristoff has written a sci-fi book that’s been described as Romeo and Juliet meets X-Men meets Mad Max: Fury Road. After reading (and loving) The Illuminae Files, I’m not sure he’s entirely human. He may be part robot. So naturally I have to see what he does next.
Listen To Your Heart by Kasie West
Kasie West is the queen of adorable lighthearted contemporary romances. This book follows Katie, an introverted girl who ends up chosen to host her school’s podcast and answer questions and give advice on the air. Knowing Kasie West, this will be an adorable summer read.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Legendary is the sequel to Caraval, and while I haven’t read Caraval yet, I am so excited to see this book released!
And that’s it! My most anticipated May releases! If you would like to check out my most anticipated April releases, click here!
Thank you for actually sticking with me and reading this entire post, I am eternally grateful. What book are you most excited for this month?