Welcome back to another edition of Precommendations! I know this is a little late, (Ashton, you consider halfway through the month a little late) but since May started out on a Monday, I was a little thrown off, and I wanted to get my review for Hunted out. But fear not! Here are the books I'm precommending for May!
Always and Forever, Lara Jean, by: Jenny Han
I am so excited for another Lara Jean book! They are always super cute and funny, and the fact that it comes out right before the start of summer is perfect for getting in the reading mood. I can't wait to see what happens to Lara and Peter.
Dreamfall, by: Amy Plum
fears. And if they can’t find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.
This book sounds so interesting. I love sci-fi books that surround the idea of dreams and dream worlds. In this book, a girl and six other teens are stuck in a dream world with no memory of how they got there, and they have to band together to defeat their biggest nightmares. It reminds me a lot of The Maze Runner, and I hope it ends up exceeding my expectations.
Windfall, by: Jennifer E. Smith
leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.
As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.
Who knew there were so many books about falling coming out in May? (I crack myself up.) But, in all seriousness, this book does sound like a lot of fun, and very thoughtful. It tackles the question that everyone asks: What would you do if you won the lottery? I'm excited to see where this book takes that questions, and how the characters handle their situation.
One of Us Is Lying, by: Karen McManus
according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
If you've been waiting for a Breakfast Club remake, only as a murder mystery, then this sounds like the book for you. This book sounds like it has some elements of Thirteen Reasons Why a little bit two, with the stereotypes involved. I am so ready to get my hands on this book. It will definitely be on my summer TBR!
Eliza and Her Monsters, by: Francesca Zappia
relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.
Anyone else ready for another nerdy romance novel, because I sure am! I feel like I've been subconsciously praying for this book since I finished Fangirl a few years ago. The book nerds want books about book nerds, and they always end up both fun and adorable.
What books are you looking forward to this month? Let me know in the comments below!
The girl who should be studying for finals,
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
— Groucho Marx
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.