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What To Read This Month: 11 Releases Hitting Shelves In May 2017

Woo! We’re already halfway through 2017 (crazy, right?) and man, oh, man has it been one heck of a year already. Though regardless of all that’s occurred this year, we still have new releases to look forward to. Check out a few new books coming out this May.

1. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

The YA would has been raving about this one months prior and it’s safe to say the final book in Maas’ Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy will be at the top of TBR lists for a while.

Release date: May 2nd

Source: Amazon

2. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare

Another YA fantasy that readers are excitedly anticipating, Lord of Shadows, the sequel to 2016’s Lady Midnight, hits shelves this month.

Release date: May 23rd

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Source: Amazon

3Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Hawkins is the author of the bestselling The Girl on the Train and Into the Water is her new psychological thriller about the mysterious deaths of women whose bodies were all found in the deep depths of a river that runs through town.

Release Date: May 2nd

into the water
Source: Amazon

4. Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist Book #1) by Renee Ahdieh

The first in a series, Flame in the Mist follows Mariko, the daughter of a legendary samurai, whose gifts as an alchemist are often undermined because of her gender. Mariko then decides to disguise herself as a boy and finds herself whisked on a dangerous, secretive, and heart-pounding journey.

Release Date: May 16th

flame in the mist
Source: Amazon

5. Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Book #3) by Jenny Han

The third and final book in Han’s To All The Boys series has Ya Contemporary lovers up in arms at its close release. I’ve read the first two books and I thought they were cute and entertaining. Looking forward to how Lara Jean bids her farewell.

Release Date: May 2nd

Source: Amazon

6. The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan

The second book in Riordan’s Trials of Apollo fantasy series, The Dark Prophecy promises to be as hilarious and mystical as it’s predecessor, The Hidden Oracle.

Release Date: May 2nd

Source: Amazon

7. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Told from the POV of two Indian-American teenagers who have been arranged to be married by their parents, When Dimple Met Rishi is a lovely YA comedy perfect for a night in.

Release Date: May 30th

Source: Amazon

8. White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) by Ilona Andrews

In Andrew’s sequel to Burn For Me, Nevada and Rogan continue to explore the illusive world of magic surrounding them, all the while their relationship becomes steamier and steamier. Yes, the cover is oozing of cheese, but I love cheese so it doesn’t really bother me, haha!

Release Date: May 30th

Source: Amazon

9. The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Teenagers, secret agents, and forbidden love. All wrapped up neatly in fresh pages. This could be a great gift for a friend who is a sucker for YA forbidden romance.

Release Date: May 16th

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Source: Amazon

10. Assassin’s Fate (The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy #3) by Robin Hobb

The concluding book to Hobb’s The Fitz and The Fool trilogy is yet another captivating fantasy narrative full of romance, adventure, and plenty of sci-fi.

Release Date: May 4th

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Source: Amazon

11. Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

Anise Sawyer has been looking forward to summer forever. Plans of bonfires, surfing, and chowing down of high-calorie foods are on her itinerary until a sudden accident involving her aunt puts her plans on a serious holt. Girl Out of Water is a contemporary novel about the bonds of family, unexpected love, and how our roots always remain with us.

Release Date: May 2nd

girl out of water
Source: Amazon

There are a BUNCH of new novels coming out this month but I think the above books offer a good starting point. What are you reading this May?

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h/t Goodreads


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