Monday, 30 April 2012

May releases I can't wait for

There are some great books coming out next month and I’ve been quite good lately as I haven’t brought many books. So I’ve decided that I may have to treat myself and go on a bit of a splurge!

Here is a list of my books coming out in May that I’m most excited about. If you want more information on the books just click on the image and it will take you to the description on Goodreads.

Charlaine Harris - Deadlocked (1st May)
Laura Buzo - Holier Than Thou (1st May)
Veronica Roth - Insurgent (1st May)

Good Oil by Laura Buzo was one of my favourite Aussie books I devoured last year when I was taking part in the Aussie YA reading challenge. So when I heard about her new book I nearly squealed, it sounds fantastic and it looks like I’ll be popping over to Fishpond to order my copy.

I initially couldn’t get enough of Charlaine Harris' series, but as the series has progressed personally I think the books have gotten weaker. However I find that I still can’t stop reading them. I’m hoping that this book will be a lot better than the last one.

Gosh I absolutely loved Divergent I devoured it a few days ago and I don't think my review could ever express just how good this book really is! I've already pre-ordered my copy of Insurgent, so I'll be sitting their impatiently for it to arrive on my kindle, because honestly I need more Four as soon as possible!

Jessi Kirby - In Honor (8th May)
Katie Kacvinsky -  First Comes Love (8th May)
Morgan Matson - Second Chance Summer (8th May)

M. Molly Backes - The Princesses of Iowa (8th May)
Meg Cabot - Underworld (8th May)
Stacey Kramer and Valerie Thomas - From What I Rememeber (15th May)

I know a lot of readers didn’t enjoy Meg Cabot’s Abandon, the style was a lot different to her usual books, but I actually liked the darker tone and feel she went for. And I can’t wait to find out what happens with John and Pierce in Underworld.

Melissa Walker - Unbreak My Heart (22nd May)
Susane Colasanti - Keep Holding On (31st May)

I was extremely lucky to get a galley of Susane Colasanti’s Keep Holding On. I’ve always been meaning to pick up one of her books, so now I have the perfect chance to do so. 

Last but not least, there are also some great contemporaries coming out next month;

A debut from M. Molly Backes – The Princesses of Iowa, about a once popular girl, but after making a mistake one night everything changes and no one wants to know her anymore.

Melissa Walker – Unbreak My Heart. About a girl who had her heart broken when she fell for her best friends boyfriend, now it’s the summer and she meets a new guy can he help her overcome her heartbreak?

Stacey Kramer and Valerie Thomas – From What I Remember. This book sounds like so much fun, it follows the adventures of four teens who find themselves stranded in Mexico. Book covers are really important to me, it’s the first thing that draws me to a book, so I was quite happy when the authors announced this new cover, I prefer it a whole lot more than the other one.

Jessi Kirby’s In Honor. About a girl who embarks on a road trip to fulfil her dead brother's wishes, however she gets stuck on this trip with her brother's best friend, whose quite arrogant but gorgeous too. Just reading the blurb reminds me of Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour, I had so much fun reading it. And I absolutely love books about road trips. I also have a feeling that this will be a heartbreaking read too.

I don’t know about you guys, but these books are certainly getting me in the mood for the summer!

So which books coming out next month are you most excited about? Are there any which aren't on my list?


  1. I know how you feel about Charlaine's books! I have only read the Southern Vamp series but the books haven't been as good as the first 8 or so but I would like to read her other series too.

    I think you will enjoy Holier Than Thou! And I also want to read Second Chance Summer, In Honor, Unbreak My Heart and I too would like to try out one of Susane's books! You always pick the best books, Jas!

  2. Hey Jas! I just created my May Releases post(s) as well and can you believe there are 18 on May 1st alone? Crazy. May is going to be a killer. I'm one of the 78347838743187387readers who can't wait for Insurgent. Lol.

    1. 18 releases on the first??? Where's your list I can't seem to find it :(

  3. Soooo many great books in May! I,m gong to be BROKE! Insurgent I can't wait for and the new Sookie book too I have to get that asap!

  4. I am so excited for almost all of the May releases!! I know tomorrow I'll be at the bookstore as soon as it opens for my copies of Insurgent and Sookie!!! (And In Honor, I've already pre-ordered!!)

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  5. INSURGENT JASPRIT!!!! I CANNOT WAIT! As is evidenced by my use of all caps:) I can't wait to get my hands on a copy this week, Four has been out of my life for far too long!

  6. Oh my gosh, I KNEW that May was filled with a bunch of awesome releases, so seeing your list kind of solidifies that! x) I've already pre-ordered my copy of Insurgent but (sadly!) I have to actually wait for the physical copy to to arrive at my house, which might take a few days! *tear* But at least you'll probably be reading it ASAP, so I can track your reading process, right? LOL be prepared for some squealing Mimi commentary! ;) And I don't think my heart will be able to stop pounding with all of those awesome contemporary titles :')

    This is a GREAT list, J! <3 (But where's City of Lost Souls on your list??? If you say you haven't read Cassandra Clare's books, I think I might have to jump on your Goodreads account with recommendations LOL :P)

    1. Ha I read upto book three City of Glass? and I haven't picked up anymore since! I will try and get back into it soon I promise! :) And stalk away my gr updates of Insurgent if you want, they will probably be full of incoherant Four ramblings! :D

  7. I could go on and on about books I want the last two weeks of Friday Forecast on my blog have been bursting with good books. I am getting Insurgent tomorrow, I want Sweet Evil and about ten others. The list just keeps growing. I finally got your button on my blog roll :)
    Have a happy Monday, Jasprit.

    1. Aww thanks Heidi! Hope you enjoy Insurgent too! And I can't believe I totally forgot Sweet Evil from my May releases! :(

  8. May is a good month for new releases! I can't wait to read City of Lost Souls and Black Dawn the most. I love both series! :) And Insurgent is out tomorrow... I hope you love it as much as Divergent! :)

  9. I really need to start the Morganville series! I've heard great things! I have a good feeling about Insurgent! :D

  10. Truthfully, I'm terrified of reading Deadlocked and I honestly think I'll wait a while to see other people's reactions. I just know she'll break up Eric and Sookie, and I really don't see the point in reading on.

    1. Hah! I know I have a bad feeling too! Don't worry I've reserved a copy at my library, so I can be the guinea pig for you :)

  11. OOO! Awesome contemporary book recomendations! i'll defiantely check them out sometime!
    I'm so excited for insurgent!

  12. There are going to be so many great books in may! I think 2012 has been the best year so far. I can feel it in my wallet.. Poor thing is hungry for some money :p


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