My Most Anticipated May Releases

I have seen posts like this before, but have never participated in one and I thought I would give it a shot. There are many many many May releases that I’m anticipating, so please bear with me.

 

514U7MT9OIL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_A Court of Mist and Fury

by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: May 3, 2016

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s USA

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.

Why I’m anticipating it: I just finished A Court of Thorns and Roses a few days ago (check out my review here) and fell head over heels in love with the Prythian realm. I’m excited to see what happens between Feyre and Tamlin, and Feyre and Rhysand. I want to know how things in the faerie world will be now that… well I don’t want to spoil it!

 

61sRRcHVfSL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Because I Love You

by Tori Rigby

Release Date: May 17, 2016

Publisher: Blaze Publishing

Eight weeks after sixteen-year-old Andie Hamilton gives her virginity to her best friend, “the stick” says she’s pregnant.

Her friends treat her like she’s carrying the plague, her classmates torture and ridicule her, and the boy she thought loved her doesn’t even care. Afraid to experience the next seven months alone, she turns to her ex-boyfriend, Neil Donaghue, a dark-haired, blue-eyed player. With him, she finds comfort and the support she desperately needs to make the hardest decision of her life: whether or not to keep the baby.

Then a tragic accident leads Andie to discover Neil’s keeping a secret that could dramatically alter their lives, and she’s forced to make a choice. But after hearing her son’s heartbeat for the first time, she doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able to let go.

Why I’m anticipating it: Books like these tend to get looked over a lot, especially by the younger crowd it is geared towards. I, myself, feel like these stories portray a sensitive topic in a realistic light. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or your twentieth, whether you get good grades or bad… it CAN happen to you. No one is invincible.

 

51Yvl9VJlZL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_The Crown

by Kiera Cass

Release Date: May 3, 2016

Publisher: HarperTeen

Twenty years have passed since America Singer and Prince Maxon fell in love, and their daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own.

Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.

Why I’m anticipating it: Other than it’s the finale of The Selection series? Because I NEED to find out who Eadlyn picks. The Heir didn’t go as I planned, so I’m curious to see how The Crown is going to play out. This is a favorite series of mine and I’m sad to see it end!

 

51JISfJo1fL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_The Problem With Forever

by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release Date: May 17, 2016

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone–spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of–that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out–for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.

Why I’m anticipating it: It’s Jennifer L. Armentrout… DUH! I have loved Jennifer’s writing for as long as I can remember. This is a book I have been anticipating since she first announced it and I can’t believe the time for it to release is almost here!

 

51ObPoLqOZL._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_Ruined

by Amy Tintera

Release Date: May 3, 2016

Publisher: HarperTeen

Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war; her parents were killed and her sister was kidnapped. Even though Em is only a useless Ruined—completely lacking any magic—she is determined to get revenge.

Her plan is simple: She will infiltrate the enemy’s kingdom, posing as the crown prince’s betrothed. She will lead an ambush. She will kill the king and everything he holds dear, including his son.

The closer Em gets to the prince, though, the more she questions her mission. Her rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.

Why I’m anticipating it: Another world with a girl enacting revenge on an evil king that took everything from her, but faces the biggest obstacle of all… falling in love. What more can I say? This sounds right up my alley.

 

51VhQyfg10L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Vernal (The Royal Protector Academy 1)

by Randi Cooley Wilson

Release Date: May 25, 2016

Publisher: Secret Garden Productions, LLC

Serena has a bright future etched in stone.
Tristan has a dark past that haunts him.
Together, they have a love that can never be.

Sheltered, and unable to escape her bloodline, Serena St. Michael has spent the last two years training at the Royal Protector Academy. Struggling with a dark past, Tristan Gallagher’s current assignment is to protect a lifetime of secrets. One chance encounter will change everything. Serena must decide if she will follow her heart, forsaking all she’s ever known and risking a future worse than non-existence. Tristan will break every rule to save Serena, even if he can’t keep her. In their world of darkness, one love will ignite an ancient war. When pasts collide with the present, and secrets are revealed, will love be enough? Or will one lie destroy it all? When you’ve hidden behind a mask for so long, would you reveal yourself for love?

Why I’m anticipating it: I’m a sucker for books that take place inside of boarding schools, academies, and the like. I’m taken back to the days of The Vampire Academy and Hex Hall. Oh, how I miss those days. Vernal sounds very promising.


Are you looking forward to any of these releases?

Are there any that I may have missed, but you’re looking forward to?

Sound off in the comments!

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