We hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy. If you are looking for more stuff to read, rejoice, for it is a new month! Here are some May releases that we are interested in. Comment below to add your own recommendations. We are certainly open to suggestions.
Clap When You Land ~ Elizabeth Acevedo (Release Date May 5, 2020)
It caught my attention by being on Amazon’s list of Best YA fiction of the month. It’s written by a National Book Award winner. The format looks interesting: a novel written like a poem (or vice versa). It’s been a while since I’ve read a straight-up Literary YA novel, and I am looking forward to trying this out!
Network Effect ~ Martha Wells (Release Date May 5, 2020)
Martha Wells dominated 2019 with three new novellas in her Murderbot Diaries series, and she is bringing the heat in 2020 as well by publishing its first full-length novel. I can’t wait to see what this new story has in store!
Catherine House ~ Elisabeth Thomas (Release Date May 12, 2020)
Elisabeth Thomas’s Catherine House promises deep intrigue and suspense set against a backdrop of a near-gothic boarding school in rural Pennsylvania. What secrets will be unearthed, what threats unleashed, to wander among the halls of Catherine House?
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea ~ Maggie Tokuda-Hall (Release Date May 14, 2020)
Pirates, magic, rebellion, colonialism, marauders, thieves, and worse? Yes! This YA fantasy sounds like everything I need to curl up with after a long day in a long week in a long month, and I am so excited for whatever adventure waits among its pages.