Ship It, by: Britta Lundin
nightmare on their hands. In order to help bolster their image within the LGBTQ+ community-as well as with their fans-they hire Claire to join the cast for the rest of their publicity tour. What ensues is a series of colourful Comic-Con clashes between the fans and the show that lead Forest to question his assumptions about sexuality and help Claire come out of her shell. But how far will Claire go to make her ship canon? To what lengths will Forest go to stop her and protect his career? And will Claire ever get the guts to make a move on Tess, the very cute, extremely cool fanartist she keeps running into?
I love books centered around fandoms, so when I saw that this book is hitting the shelves in May, I knew I had to get my hands on it. If you didn’t already know, I signed up for a NetGalley account a little while ago, and I have a couple of May releases lined up for review. The good news is that this book is one of them! The publisher just granted my wish for this book in the past couple of days, so it might take a week or so to get a review up on here, but I promise to get it read soon! For now, you all will have to wait in agony for a review. Mwahahaha!
Love & Luck, by: Jenna Evans Welch
And then their travel plans change. Suddenly Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan. As the trio journeys over breathtaking green hills, past countless castles, and through a number of fairy-tale forests, Addie hopes her guidebook will heal not only her broken heart, but also her shattered relationship with her brother.
That is if they don’t get completely lost along the way.
Jenna Evans Welch is coming out with another book, and I am so excited to read it this summer! She centers her contemporaries around on romance and travel, which are two things I crave during summer vacation. I’ve never read a book set in Ireland, so I’m excited to see how she explores the country. The first book set in her universe is Love & Gelato, and she has posted on her Goodreads that those characters will be making an appearance in this book as well. I love when authors set their standalone in the same universe as each other; it adds that little extra connection from book to book.
Always Never Yours, by: Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen–thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn’t a girl get to play the lead in her own love story?
I’m starting to see more and more books featuring theatre and drama into their stories, and this book is one that I am very excited to read. It sounds like it has elements of Jenny Han’s stories and Emma Mill’s Foolish Hearts, and I loved both of those novels. I love reading about drama productions because the chemistry of a cast is such a unique bond between a group of people. After being in multiple companies myself, I can relate to these situations and treasure them with the protagonists. (Also, this book is GORGEOUS. #BookstagramGoals)
Legendary, by: Stephanie Garber
has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval...the games have only just begun.
Ever since I finished Caraval about six months ago, I have been counting down the days until Legendary hits shelves. The first part of this duology was such a smart and magical read, and I can’t wait to see what the second half brings.
Also, remember how I mentioned that I had a couple of May releases queued up on my NetGalley? Well, this one is the second! I could not have dreamed that I would get a chance to read an ARC of this book, so I am so excited that I get the privilege to read and review it before it gets released to the public.
LIFEL1K3, by: Jay Kristoff
friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic conscience, Cricket, in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, infiltrate towering megacities and scour the graveyard of humanity’s greatest folly to save the ones Eve loves, and learn the dark secrets of her past.
Even if those secrets were better off staying buried.
Jay Kristoff is part of one of my all-time favorite writing duos (along with Amie Kaufman), so I am thrilled to read a book of his own. This sci-fi tale has everything I could want, including (but not limited to) robots, mechanics, best friends, an adventure-type journey, and badass powers. What more could a girl want? I am hoping that this book kicks as much butt as I think it will, and I am trusting Jay to exceed my expectations.
Listen to Your Heart, by: Kasie West
Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.
Kasie West's adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.
Yep, that’s right: another contemporary romance. You know it's summer when these books are the majority of my reading. I know that Kasie West has come out with lots of beloved books, but I have only gotten the chance to read one so far. Hopefully, this book will be the one to change that. I’ve also never read a book that centers around podcasts, so I’m interested to see how something that dependent on sounds transposes into a book. (Although, it will make a great audiobook. I might have to look into this.)
Those are all of my anticipated releases for May. Are there any that you think I should add to my “watchlist”? Let me know in the comments!
The newly crowned ARC reader,
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.