Sunday, May 1, 2016

Most anticipated books of May 2016

May is such an exciting month for new releases, people!
I've been waiting for these books for such a long time now, I can barely contain my excitement!
I'm SO excited for these books, guys!
Without further due, let's talk all about those amazing books:

                                              Dream On by Kerstin Gier
                                               Coming out May 3, 2016.

The second book of the Silver trilogy is here!
Kerstin Gier is a German author who's books are being translated to English. I've read her first trilogy (that was translates), Ruby Red, last year and boy, did I LOVE it. Time travel, sarcastic protagonist, swoon worthy romance... It was so good.
Her second trilogy, the silver trilogy, is currently being translated. The first book, Dream a little dream, came out last year and got me right back into the Kerstin Gier style. I really enjoyed it. It's yet another unique fantasy story with an awesome-sarcastic protagonist and a sweet romance.
I'm ready to jump right back into this world with Dream On.

                                        The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
                                                Coming out May 3, 2016.

I did not see this book coming.
It was just after attempting to read Magnus Chase and the Sword of summer that I've heard about this new series.
I should probably explain this one better: Do you know how some people say they grew up with Harry Potter? Well, then I grew up with Percy Jackson. I've been reading books ever since I can remember but Percy Jackson was what got me from someone who reads books to an addicted reader. I read Percy Jackson and the lightning thief when I was 12 (and Percy was 12) and Blood Of Olympus when I was 17 (and Percy was 17).
Rick Riordan is one of my favourite authors of all times. I read - and absolutely loved - The Kane Chronicles, and I'll love Percy forever. The thing with the sword of summer, I had really hard time getting into it. When I first read it, it was, dare I say it, almost boring. It pains me to say this. But. and this is a huge but... when I attempted reading Magnus Chase and the sword of summer again not so long ago, from the second half of the book and especially towards the end, things got so much better and I got back those feelings I always get from Rick Riordan's books. I have high hopes for the second book in the Magnus Chase trilogy and I'm really excited for it.
So, back to The Hidden Oracle, when I heard about this new series, the trials of Apollo, I was ecstatic!
Another series in the Percy Jackson world? A god turned mortal? Apollo? Count me in!
Am I nervous about this book? after my experience with Magnus Chase, I'm terrified of having the same deal with the hidden oracle. Yet I'm still beyond excited to pick this book up.
After all, I won't know until I try, now won't I?  

Ruined by Amy Tintera
  Coming out May 3, 2016.

Is May 3 a special day for book releases, I wonder?
I read - and enjoyed - Amy Tintera's book Reboot. And so when I heard about her new trilogy and read the very intriguing synopsis... I knew I had to give this one a try.
A princess from a ruined kingdom, bent on revenge for her Parents murder and her sister's abduction, infiltrates a kingdom as a prince betrothed, and while planning her revenge finds herself falling for the prince.
Yeah, I'm going to try this out.

The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
Coming out May 17, 2016.

This book is the debut novel of the author Evelyn Skye, so I actually don't know much about it. I have no idea about the author writing style or much of anything else... but this is the way great books are discovered, no? You can't just read authors you know, you have to try and experience new ones.
The reviews and general ratings on goodreads look really good, and the synopsis makes this book sound super interesting. It was what hooked me in.
This book is a fantasy-historical-fiction that takes place in Russia, which is interesting on its own because I never read a book that takes place in Russia - historical fiction or not.
There are two teenagers with special powers - the only ones in Russia. They are called enchanters. A boy and a girl. To determine which one is the best, which one will serve as the empire's adviser, there will be a contest. The winner will get great glory. The defeated will die.
And of course, the contestants develope certain feelings for each other, even with them besically trying to kill each other.
Now, doesn't that sounds just awesome? 

The Last Star by Rick Yancy
 Coming out May 24, 2016.

Finally! It is almost upon us!
The previous book came out in 2014.
And now, the third and final book in the fantastic trilogy "The 5th wave" by Rick Yancy, is finally almost here.
This trilogy is one of the most amazing-kickass-fantastic-awesome-unique-amazing (yep, I said amazing twice) ever.
I can't even begin to put it into words.

"But if I'm it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I'm going to let the story end this way. I may be the last one, but I am the one still standing. I am the one turning to face the faceless hunter in the woods on an abandoned highway. I am the one not running but facing. Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity's last war, then I am the battlefield."
        -- The 5th Wave, Rick Yancy.


  1. i can't wait for bad blood by jennifer lynn barnes

    1. Me too. I really enjoyed All In, just like The naturals and Killer instinct. I was so sure it was going to be a trilogy but nope, there is still one more book to look forward to! (My only problem with the books is that my ship did not happen). Good luck on the giveaway, Emma :D

  2. Ruined was really great but it had a massive cliffhanger. Em and Cas were adorable :) The Trials of Apollo is on my ever growing TBR

    1. Ruined is also on my (growing) TBR. I didn't have the chance to get to it yet. You really made me super curious about it now (:
      I hope you'll get the chance to read Trials of Apollo soon. This book was so good!