May Releases I’m Excited For!

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I’ve decided to do a post up the beginning of each month about upcoming releases, I used to do them up way ahead of the time (like the first half of the year etc.) but it’s much more exciting to talk about them when they’re coming out right away! Plus May is PLUMP full of some amazing releases!

I’ll link up each title to their Goodreads page so you can check them out or add them to your TBRs as well! Also keep in mind these are ordered by release date from the beginning of the month to the end.

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Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

Into the Water

So I really enjoyed “The Girl on the Train” but it wasn’t something that completely blew me away like, let’s say, Gillian Flynn’s books. However, like I said I did like it and people who didn’t like it are saying this new book of hers is even better so of course I’m excited to read it! Especially since I love dark, twisted, and slightly confusing mystery/thrillers!


Dreamfall by Amy Plum

Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1)

This one sounds super unique and exciting, it’s about a bunch of kids in an experimental procedure to help insomnia and end up getting trapped in a dreamworld with their worst nightmares. This just seems like it’d have a super eerie atmosphere too!


The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember

Release Date: May 4th, 2017

The Seafarer's Kiss

This was SUPPOSED to be released on the 30th of this month and I do have an ARC of it but now I have to hustle up and read it right away since it’s May 4th. Anyways though this is a short retelling of The Little Mermaid with a F/F romance!


The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Release Date: May 16th, 2017

The Love Interest

This sounds like a really fun twist on a YA trope! It’s about two guys who were “trained” as love interests and must both compete for the same girl but end up falling for each other.


Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Release Date: May 16th, 2017

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)

Okay must I explain this one? I think we are ALL pumped for Renee Ahdieh’s new book! There’s a lot going on in the plot but mainly it’s set in a type of Japanese style fantasy world where the main character dresses as a boy in order to infiltrate an enemy clan in order to exact revenge. It sounds like non-stop action and is almost guaranteed to be a five star read!


Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Release Date: May 16th, 2017

Violet Grenade

A homeless girl, Domino,Β  is offered a spot in a Madam’s girl’s home where she competes with other girls to gain the Madam’s approval. Everyone in the home has secrets but Domino’s is the worst of them all.

I’m not 100% sure what exactly this book is supposed to be about but it sounds super interesting, I like when all the characters are dirty, twisted, secret-keeping manipulators!


When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Release Date: May 30th, 2017

When Dimple Met Rishi

This book seems like it is going to be fun, heart-warming, and absolutely adorable! It’s about two Indian-American teenagers whose parents have arranged for them to be married.


One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Release Date: May 30th, 2017

One of Us Is Lying

When I first read the premise I was 100% sold on this book because it sounds almost EXACTLY like The Breakfast Club but with detention ending in murder.Β  It just sounds awesome!


House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

Release Date: May 30th, 2017

House of Furies (House of Furies, #1)

I’m down to read anything that is remotely creepy since there aren’t enough YA Horror books! This one is about a boarding house where the owner and staff pass judgement and execute their guests……


Dark Breaks The Dawn by Sara B. Larson

Release Date: May 30th, 2017

Dark Breaks the Dawn

YA fantasy with magic powers, shapeshifting, wars, and evil kings! I’m worried this may be another standard YA fantasy book but one can hope……


Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts

Release Date: May 30th, 2017

Royal Bastards

Basically this book’s title is self explanatory, it’s about the kingdom’s royal bastards teaming up to prevent a civil war. Sounds fun since we usually read more stories about true-born princes and princesses but never the King or Queen’s bastard children!

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Are you also looking forward to any of these books?

Have you read any of them yet (ARCs etc)?

What are some May releases I didn’t include that you’re looking forward to?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

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15 thoughts on “May Releases I’m Excited For!

  1. Awesome picks! I am so excited for all of these as well, particularly Flame in the Mist, One Of Us Is Lying and House of Furies! When Dimple Met Rishi sounds like a really sweet story, perfect for spring. Great post, Heather! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Ariana! I’m literally so pumped for all of these but especially One of Us is Lying because it’s like a murderous Breakfast Club and of course Flame in the Mist because Renee Ahdieh! When Dimple Met Rishi sounds adorable and I don’t usually like contemporary! πŸ™‚

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  2. I’m very intrigued by The Seafarer’s Kiss and I have heard great things about it from some people. It’s one I definitely need to check out! The new Renee Ahdieh book sound amazing, but I think I will read her other duology first – just because it’s already finished and I won’t have to wait for sequels. πŸ˜€

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    • I’m so terrible about comments, but I got my review up for The Seafarer’s Kiss and thought it was pretty good! And Renee Ahdieh’s other duology was very good in my opinion so I hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

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  3. I didn’t realize they pushed back the release of The Seafarer’s Kiss, but it only improves this stellar list of releases. Personally, the May release that I’m super pumped for is Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Although When Dimple Met Rishi is definitely a close follow up! Can’t wait to see what you think about all these upcoming books πŸ˜€

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  4. So many good releases in May. I preordered The Love Interest, When Dimple Met Rishi, and Flame in the Mist for my Kindle. I am planning to get most of them in a physical form soon, maybe sometimes in the summer.

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  5. I’m really excited for Into The Water, I’m hoping that it will be really thrilling! The other two books I’m excited about are Flame In The Mist and When Dimple Met Rishi.
    Great list Heather 😊

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    • Thanks Michelle! πŸ™‚
      Same here, I’m hoping for something very unpredictable with Into the Water!
      I’m super pumped for both The Flame in the Mist and When Dimple Met Rishi as well, probably the most hyped up as well! I’d love to see what you think of them as well! πŸ™‚

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