Book Releases May 2016
Another great month has gone by and I did not buy any of the books I wanted. This month another hand full of great books are coming to the stores. Here are the ones I can’t wait for.
Julie Eschbaugh – Ivory and Bone (Ivory and Bone #1)
Virginia Boecker – The King Slayer (The Witch Hunter #2)
Kasie West – P.S. I Like You
Pittacus Lore – United As One (Lorien Legacies #7)
Michael J. Sullivan – Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire #1)
Kiersten White – And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1)
Ivory and Bone ( Ivory and Bone #1) by Julie Eschbaugh (June 7)
Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.
As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts. Faced with shattering losses, Kol is forced to question every person he’s trusted. One thing is for sure: this was a war that Mya or Lo—Kol doesn’t know which—had been planning all along.
I recently re-watched Pride and Prejudice, of which this book should have allusions. Which makes me interested in it. I like fantasy set in ‘out of the ordinary’ times.
The King Slayer (The Witch Hunger #2) by Virginia Boecker (June 14)
Former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding within the magically protected village of Harrow, evading the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, the usurper king of Anglia. Their last encounter left Blackwell ruined, but his thirst for power grows stronger every day. He’s readying for a war against those who would resist his rule–namely Elizabeth and the witches and wizards she now calls her allies.
Having lost her stigma, a magical source of protection and healing, Elizabeth’s strength is tested both physically and emotionally. War always means sacrifice, and as the lines between good and evil blur once more, Elizabeth must decide just how far she’ll go to save those she loves.
I liked The Witch Hunter, so I am curious how this tale is going to spin.
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (June 26)
What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?
While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she’s flustered — and kind of feels like she’s falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer — but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?
This book was recommended to me by someone I know and it sound interesting and not too cheese.
United As One (Lorien Legacies #7) by Pittacus Lore (June 28)
The Mogadorian invasion has come to Earth, and they have all but won the battle for our planet. Their warships loom over our most populous cities—like New York City, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing, and New Delhi—and no army will risk making a move against them. The Garde are all that stand in their way . . . but they are no longer alone in this fight. Human teens from across the globe, like John Smith’s best friend, Sam Goode, have begun to develop Legacies of their own.
The Garde have always known there is power in numbers. If they can find these new allies and join forces with them, they just might be able to win this war. The time has come for the Garde to make their final stand.
I liked I Am Number Four, back when it came out. I have the audiobooks lying around for when I have time to listen to them. I don’t think I am going to be able to review them before this book comes out. But I will definitly try and get to these 7 books this year.
Age of Myth (The Legends of the First Empire #1) by Michael J. Sullivan (June 28)
Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between men and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now, only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer, Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom, and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over; the time of rebellion has begun.
This series has been all planned out. I am so curious how someone can really do 5 books like that. I do think I have read something by Michael J. Sullivan once upon a time. But it has been some time ago and I liked it.
And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) by Kiersten White (June 28)
NO ONE EXPECTS A PRINCESS TO BE BRUTAL.
And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.
Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who’s expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he’s made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she’s finally found someone worthy of her passion.
But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against—and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.
This book sounds kick-ass. I am so curious about this one. I have never read anything by Kiersten White, but this synopsis makes me curious.
Let me know what you thought of these books!
If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.
For now, let books enrich your life!