Go Buy a Book
I used to do this post last year and I really liked it. And then I stopped, who knows why, but here I go again. GO BUY A BOOK! These are my favorite New Releases coming out in May.
Always and Forever, Lara Jean
#3 To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
by Jenny Han
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Release date: May 2 (today!! woohoo)
Synopsis: Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.
Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.
But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.
When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to? (Goodreads)
*I read the first book because I loved the title and the cover. Something titled To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before doesn’t even have to have a good synopsis for me to read. In fact, I rarely read books based off the synopsis. I read it off the cover and the title and the tag/log line. After book one I decided I’d read anything with Lara Jean in it. She’s adorable and one of my favorite protagonists.
Click HERE to see the book on Amazon
The Names They Gave Us
by Emery Lord
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: May 16th
Synopsis: Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in faith, in love, and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means? (goodreads)
*I have read a few Emery Lord books and I love her writing. She’s real and her characters are deep and well-formed. They become real people who you want to hang out with. Make this your nest Summer read.
Click HERE to see it on Amazon
The Crown’s Fate
#2 The Crown’s Game
by Evelyn Skye
Genre: YA fantasy (Because I do like some fantasy, it’s not all contemporary, haha)
Release Date: May 16th
Synopsis: Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s Fate is the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Crown’s Game, an atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia.
Russia is on the brink of great change. Pasha’s coronation approaches, and Vika is now the Imperial Enchanter, but the role she once coveted may be more difficult—and dangerous—than she ever expected.
Pasha is grappling with his own problems—his legitimacy is in doubt, the girl he loves loathes him, and he believes his best friend is dead. When a challenger to the throne emerges—and with the magic in Russia growing rapidly—Pasha must do whatever it takes to keep his position and protect his kingdom.
For Nikolai, the ending of the Crown’s Game stung deeply. Although he just managed to escape death, Nikolai remains alone, a shadow hidden in a not-quite-real world of his own creation. But when he’s given a second chance at life—tied to a dark price—Nikolai must decide just how far he’s willing to go to return to the world.
With revolution on the rise, dangerous new magic rearing up, and a tsardom up for the taking, Vika, Nikolai, and Pasha must fight—or face the destruction of not only their world but also themselves. (goodreads)
*Ok, I have reviewed book one twice, I think, because I really like it that much. I listened to it on audiobook and the reader does a really good job. This book reminds me of The night Circus to an extent and its colorful, and magical, and I think romantic. But after the second time through I’m like umm, maybe not? I don’t really know where that story line will go in book 2, but I have my guesses. Anyway, SOOO excited for this one.
Click HERE to see in on Amazon.
Which books are you MOST looking forward to in MAY?
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