May Release Picks

8:55 PM

I've always remembered that May has always been a crazy insane month for new YA releases in the past and it's no exception this time around! You don't know how hard it was to try and narrow down my release picks this month because there are so many I would like to include but I'm going to match it with my Chapters/Indigo list and only keep it to ten instead of going way over this number.

As usual, you can find more novels which are released this month on my Upcoming Releases page. Like I said, I feel a bit bad for not including some novels but I've chosen the books I'm looking most forward to reading/buying or those which have received mostly favourable reviews on Goodreads. (That being said, I'm sure I'll still stray from the list.... I have a habit of buying more books than I really should...)

May 3

Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth ~ Goodreads / Chapters/Indigo
Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #4) by Chloe Neill (Note: This is an ADULT novel.) ~ Goodreads / Chapters/Indigo 
Illusions (Wings #3) by Aprilynne Pike ~ Goodreads / Chapters/Indigo

May 10

Die For Me (The Revenants #1) by Amy Plum ~ Goodreads / Chapters/Indigo 
What Happened To Goodbye by Sarah Dessen ~ Goodreads / Chapters/Indigo

May 11

Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky ~ Goodreads / Chapters/Indigo 

May 24

Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott ~ Goodreads / Chapters/Indigo
Blood Magic (Blood Journals #1) by Tessa Gratton ~ Goodreads / Chapters/Indigo
Something Deadly This Way Comes (Madison Avery #3) by Kim Harrison ~ Goodreads / Chapters/Indigo 

May 31

Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini ~ Goodreads / Chapters/Indigo


What books are you most excited to read in May? Agree with some of my choices? Which books would you add that I didn't include?

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  1. I'm jazzed about Divergent even though I've read it, I can't wait to own the hardcover. I also think Awaken looks fab!

  2. You already know what I'm most excited about, Liz. DIVERGENT! The wait is almost over!! The Warlock by Michael Scott is also being released this month, which I'm super duper anxious for! Not to mention The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan which comes out this Tuesday. So many great releases this month!

  3. *O* I seriously can't wait to get my hand on "Divergent", "Die for Me", "Something Deadly comes this way", "Starcrossed" and lastly "Blood Magic"! Can't wait to see your reviews for them ^^

  4. Jen- I LOVED Divergent! I'm definitely picking up a final copy of the novel for sure! ^.^

    Honey- Just until Tuesday and then you can read and fall in love with Divergent! My sister reads Michael Scott's series so I'm sure she's looking forward to The Warlock as well! :)

  5. I think I'll buy a copy of Divergent when it releases. Not sure if I'll buy the new Sarah Dessen book or wait for the paperback since I have a few of her other ones in paperback and I like them to match.

  6. Jenny- I waited 2 YEARS for Along for the Ride just so that it would match my other paperbacks that I have of her novels. I don't think I can wait that long again though, lol.

  7. I am just DYING to read Divergent and Die For Me :)

    Fab picks, girl!

  8. I can't wait to read Divergent... I just read a couple heavier books (the Carrie Ryan ones), so I'm taking a quick break with lighter contemp, and then Divergent will be all mine! I can't believe the restraint I'm showing by not reading it right away, haha.

    My Sarah Dessen pre-order better come within a short while of the release date or I'm going to freak, haha. I'm so jealous of everyone who's read it already.

  9. I sooo need to buy Illusions by Aprilynne Pike! :D

  10. Thank you for hosting this amazingly generous giveaway and being part of this amazing blog hop! :D May Spring shower you with much joy!

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  11. 1- I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler
    - Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson

    3- Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
    - Exile (Aurelia #2) by Anne Osterlund
    - Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin
    - Hard Bitten (Chicagoland Vampires #4) by Chloe Neill (Note: This is an ADULT novel.)
    - Illusions (Wings #3) by Aprilynne Pike
    - Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
    - Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton
    - So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti
    - The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McVoy
    - The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2) by Rick Riordan

    8- But I Love Him by Amanda Grace (pseudonym of Mandy Hubbard)

    10- Bitter End by Jennifer Brown
    - Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum
    - Flawless by Lara Chapman
    - I So Don't Do Famous by Barrie Summy
    - Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever. by Caissie St. Onge
    - My Not-So-Still Life by Liz Gallagher
    - Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
    - The Lucky Kind by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
    - The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
    - The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski
    - Tighter by Adele Griffin
    - What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

    11- Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

    12- Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando

    17- Graveminder by Melissa Marr (Note: This is an ADULT novel.)
    - Switch by Tish Cohen

    24- Angel Burn (Angel Trilogy #1) by L.A. Weatherly
    - Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
    - Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
    - Blood Magic (The Blood Journals #1) by Tessa Gratton
    - Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3) by Simone Elkeles
    - The Girl in the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles #1) by Kady Cross
    - Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey
    - Lark by Tracey Porter
    - Something Deadly This Way Comes (Madison Avery #3) by Kim Harrison
    - The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #5) by Michael Scott
    - Welcome to Bordertown edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner
    - Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury

    26- Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances edited by Trisha Telep

    31- Dead on the Delta by Stacey Jay (Note: This is an ADULT novel.)
    - Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini