My Most Anticipated May Releases

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all have a nice week ahead of you. I’m looking forward to do some book shopping. Though perhaps I should wait a little longer? After all, there are some good books coming out this month!

So in my original 2021 most anticipated post, I only listed no books for this month… Yeah I’m not sure what went wrong there either, and I’m seriously rethinking my status as “book blogger.\ Thankfully I’ve been able to add a few more to the list! So without further ado, let’s see what my most anticipated releases for this month are…

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Realm Breaker book cover

Realm Breaker

By Victoria Aveyard

Expected Publication: May 4

Have any of you read the Red Queen series? This book has nothing to do with that series at all, but I am excited that Victoria Aveyard wrote a new book, since I really enjoyed Red Queen. This seems to be an entirely different story though. I think it has more medieval/epic fantasy vibes! It’s gonna be a chonky book with over 500 pages, but I’m excited to read it!

Blade of Secrets book cover

Blade of Secrets

By Tricia Levenseller

Expected Publication: May 4

This book also escaped my knowledge when I made my initial most anticipated releases post, and now I;m wondering how that was even possible. This book seems like a fun fantasy filled with familiar tropes, and the main protagonist has social anxiety. I wonder how Levenseller tackled this, but the reviews look very promising so far, so I’m excited to read it!
The Shadow of the Gods book cover

The Shadow of the Gods

By John Gwynne

Expected Publication: May 6

Here’s one for you epic fantasy lovers! This book has it all: epic characters, a vast world, and a lot of action. I have already read this one thanks to NetGalley, and immensely enjoyed it. I read on Twitter that Gwynne has already finished the sequel. Not sure how he managed to do that before the first book even comes out, but I want it. Sooo, @Orbit, pls??

Son of the Stormbook cover

Son of the Storm

By Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Expected Publication: May 11

This one I was able to read thanks to NetGalley as well (also got it via Orbit, so I’m hoping there’s a pattern there? Orbit, pls?). Even though I thought the beginning was a bit too slow, I really enjoyed it! The characters were well-flashed out, and even though they had their flaws, they also remained rational human beings. I’m starting to really dislike it when a character is purposely ignorant as a plot device. Luckily, these characters have brains and are able to rationalize their decisions and behavior like any other person. Anyway. I would really like you all to pick this one up!
Mister Impossible book cover

Mister Impossible

By Maggie Stiefvater

Expected Publication: May 18

I literally just finished Call Down the Hawk, so it’s great timing this book is coming out this month. Call Down the Hawk ended on quite a cliffhanger, and I kind of want to know what happens next. And with “kind of” I of course mean “I NEED to know.” I think shit is gonna go down in this one, though, so I’m also a wee bit scared.

And that’s it for this year’s May releases I’m looking forward to! I’m glad that I found out about these books coming out, though my wallet will likely want to stab me in a dark alley. Oh well. What are you looking forward to coming out this month?

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