May Book Releases. The ONLY light in my dark pit of anxiety because IB exams. It’s so close guys and I really need to start studying!! AHHH! *starts freaking out* These upcoming releases are going to be a blessing and a curse because I need to focus on my exams and that might not end well for me because…books. My kryptonite. Yea, might not be pretty for Michelle. (Yes, I referred myself in third person. You don’t do that? You’re weird.)
And cue the wonderful list of anticipated releases of May 2016!
The Ending I Want
By Samantha Towle
RELEASE DATE: MAY 1OTH
Taylor Shaw had the perfect life—until she was sixteen. That was when everything changed. From that moment on, life went from bad to worse…to the worst.
After recovering from a brain tumor, months later, she suffers the tragic loss of her whole family.
Since that fateful day, she’s been coasting through life.
Now, the brain tumor has returned, and Taylor decides she’s had enough. She’s going to take her fate into her own hands.
No more hospitals. No more surgeries. No more anything.
She’s going to join her family.
It’s her decision.
What she longs for.
The ending she wants.
She just has a list of things to do before she goes.
First, go to England.
Second, kiss a stranger…
Only, Taylor didn’t expect Liam Hunter, the stranger—with his handsome face, his six-foot-three of gorgeousness, and his oh-so-hot English accent—to change things.
To change her.
To change the ending she wanted.
What is a girl, who is standing on the edge of nothing, to do when offered the chance of everything?
This is going to make me cry. I can tell already. I’ve read Samantha Towle books before and I’m looking forward to reading this novel. Her writing is smooth and captivating. The storyline is very interesting. I’ve stayed away from medical themed books because I know they will make me cry and I also don’t want to rely on the fact that it may or may not be accurate so I don’t want to be ruined by some horrible ignorance about what it’s like to be having medical difficulties in life. I’m putting a lot of pressure on this book and how realistic it will be.
Wicked Heart (Starcrossed #3)
By Leisa Rayven
RELEASE DATE: MAY 17TH
Liam Quinn is talented, gorgeous, and one of the biggest movie stars in the world.
He’s also the only man Elissa Holt has ever truly loved.
After being out of her life for six years, he and his gorgeous fiancé are set to star in the new Broadway show Elissa is stage managing. The only trouble is, when late night rehearsals bring Elissa and Liam together, the line between what is and what could have been gets blurred, and one moment of weakness will lead to a scandal that echoes around the world.
Elissa knows that falling for Liam again would be a tragedy in the making, but as any good romantic will tell you, love doesn’t always follow the script.
A story about Ethan’s sister!! I adored Broken Juliet and Bad Romeo and I have really high expectations for this book!! Elissa was just a great secondary character, and I can’t wait for her to get her HEA!! *squeal* It’s going to be sooo good!! AND instead of the acting focus like it was in the other books, it’s the behind-the-scenes/directing approach that will be super exciting to read about.
The Crown (The Selection #5)
By Keira Cass
RELEASE DATE: MAY 3RD
Twenty years have passed since the events of The One, and America and Maxon’s daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Princess Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you… and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.
The Selection series has sold more than 3 million copies and captured the hearts of fans around the world. This swoon-worthy final installment is the happily ever after they’ve all been waiting for.
*sobs* The end is here! The final Selection novel until it will be put to rest; for real this time!! Love the title, hate the cover. That dress is so plain, and ugly. All the other dresses were phenomenal and the last book gets this boring, weird dress. 😦 At least the story won’t reflect the dress…I hope. Again with the high expectations for this finale. I hope Eadlyn chooses Kile, and this series doesn’t end anti-climatically because that’s what I’m really worried about. My emotions better be intact by the end of this novel. *scoffs* Yea, right. Prepare yourselves, Selection fans, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
The Hunt (The Cage #2)
By Megan Shepherd
RELEASE DATE: MAY 24th
They’ve left the cage—but they’re not free yet.
After their failed escape attempt, Cora, Lucky, and Mali have been demoted to the lowest level of human captives and placed in a safari-themed environment called the Hunt, along with wild animals and other human outcasts. They must serve new Kindred masters—Cora as a lounge singer, Lucky as an animal wrangler, and Mali as a safari guide—and follow new rules or face dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Nok and Rolf have been moved into an enormous dollhouse, observed around the clock by Kindred scientists interested in Nok’s pregnancy. And Leon, the only one who successfully escaped, has teamed up with villainous Mosca black-market traders.
The former inhabitants of the Cage are threatened on all fronts—and maybe worst of all, one of the Hunt’s Kindred safari guests begins to play a twisted game of cat and mouse with Cora. Separated and constantly under watch, she and the others must struggle to stay alive, never mind find a way back to each other. When Cassian secretly offers to train Cora to develop her psychic abilities—to prove the worthiness of humanity in a series of tests called the Gauntlet—she’ll have to decide fast if she dares to trust the Kindred who betrayed her, or if she can forge her own way to freedom.
THE HUNT. THE HUNT. THE HUNT. I love the title of this book and the cover model for Cora in that yellow dress!! 😮 Ermergeeerd!! I’m so pumped to sink my teeth into The Hunt!!!!!! That ending was torturous but so good and Cassian needs to make things all better again! What will happen with Cora and her new-found abilities?? And they are back in another environment??! What happened?! I need to find out sooon!!! Ahhhh!!
RELEASE DATE: MAY 3RD
Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.
With more than a million copies sold of her beloved Throne of Glass series, Sarah J. Maas’s masterful storytelling brings this second book in her seductive and action-packed series to new heights.
624 pages of awesomeness. 624 pages of Tamlin. 624 pages of Feyre. What will happen with her and Rhysand? I’m going to kill someone if a love triangle emerges. *starts sharpening dagger* I’m so glad I’m getting my fix of Sarah J. Maas!! The cover is just fabulous and I hope it hints at some epic fey battles, and maybe some hot Tamlin/Feyre scenes? Please? Gimme this book. I want it to be May 3rd already!!!
Well, the month of May is the month of high expectations and highly, highly anticipated YA releases. It’s also the month of long exams that my future depends on… Hm, yep, let’s focus on these amazing books that are being released this month!!
What books made it to your list of Most Anticipated Releases for the month of May? Are you waiting for one of the books I mentioned above? Then comment about it so we can fangirl!!!