A couple of days ago, I shared a post about some of the new books being released in May. There are so many books out in May that I spilt the post into two parts. Be sure to check out part one before reading this one! Here is part two of the new book releases in May that I am excited for!
A Show for Two by Tashie Bhuiyan
Mina’s ticket to winning the competition falls into her lap when indie film star—and known heartbreaker—Emmitt Ramos enrolls in her high school under a secret identity to research his next role. When Mina sets out to persuade Emmitt to join her cause, he offers her a deal instead: he’ll be in her short film…if she acts as a tour guide to help him with a photography contest.
As Mina ventures across the five boroughs with Emmitt by her side, the city she grew up in starts to look different and more like home than it ever has before. With the competition deadline looming, Mina’s dreams—which once seemed impenetrable—begin to crumble, and she’s forced to ask herself: Is winning worth losing everything?
This book is inspired by the time Tom Holland went undercover in the author’s school, so of course I want to read this one. I read her debut novel last year and absolutely loved it. So, I have high hopes for this one and I’m looking forward to seeing what I think.
10th May 2022
Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber
Wren Greenrock has always known that one day she would steal her sister’s place in the palace. Trained from birth to return to the place of her parents’ murder and usurp the only survivor, she will do anything to rise to power and protect the community of witches she loves. Or she would, if only a certain palace guard wasn’t quite so distractingly attractive, and if her reckless magic didn’t have a habit of causing trouble…
Princess Rose Valhart knows that with power comes responsibility. Marriage into a brutal kingdom awaits, and she will not let a small matter like waking up in the middle of the desert in the company of an extremely impertinent (and handsome) kidnapper get in the way of her royal duty. But life outside the palace walls is wilder and more beautiful than she ever imagined, and the witches she has long feared might turn out to be the family she never knew she was missing.
Two sisters separated at birth and raised into entirely different worlds are about to get to know each other’s lives a whole lot better.
I am actually reading this one at the moment and I am absolutely loving it. It is such a fun novel and it has got me hooked. I cannot wait for this one to be released as it is going to be a huge book, that is for certain!
12th May 2022
Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta
Fifteen-year-old Mack is a hopeless romantic – he blames the films he’s grown up watching. He has liked Karim for as long as he can remember, and is ecstatic when Karim becomes his boyfriend – it feels like love.
But when Mack’s dad gets a job on a film in Scotland, Mack has to move, and soon hediscovers how painful love can be. It’s horrible being so far away from Karim, but the worst part is that Karim doesn’t make the effort to visit. Love shouldn’t be only on the weekends.
I adore Dean Atta’s work and I am so excited that he has another YA book on the way. This one sounds incredible and has been getting so many amazing reviews already. I think this is going to be one I read in a matter of hours and I cannot wait!
12th May 2022
See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Barrett Bloom is hoping college will be a fresh start after a messy high school experience. But when school begins on September 21st, everything goes wrong. She’s humiliated by the know-it-all in her physics class, she botches her interview for the college paper, and at a party that night, she accidentally sets a frat on fire. She panics and flees, and when she realizes her roommate locked her out of their dorm, she falls asleep in the common room.
The next morning, Barrett’s perplexed to find herself back in her dorm room bed, no longer smelling of ashes and crushed dreams. It’s September 21st. Again. And after a confrontation with Miles, the guy from Physics 101, she learns she’s not alone—he’s been trapped for months.
Another Rachel Lynn Solomon book? Yes please! I adore her books and she is definitely one of my instant-buy authors. The concept of this one sounds interesting and I’m sure it will be an excellent read. I cannot wait to pick this one up!
17th May 2022
Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean
SPOILER ALERT – SYNOPSIS FOR SECOND IN SERIES
When Japanese-American Izumi Tanaka learned her father was the Crown Prince of Japan, she became a princess overnight. Now, she’s overcome conniving cousins, salacious press, and an imperial scandal to finally find a place she belongs. She has a perfect bodyguard turned boyfriend. Her stinky dog, Tamagotchi, is living with her in Tokyo. Her parents have even rekindled their college romance and are engaged. A royal wedding is on the horizon! Izumi’s life is a Tokyo dream come true.
Her parents’ engagement hits a brick wall. The Imperial Household Council refuses to approve the marriage citing concerns about Izumi and her mother’s lack of pedigree. And on top of it all, her bodyguard turned boyfriend makes a shocking decision about their relationship. At the threat of everything falling apart, Izumi vows to do whatever it takes to help win over the council. Which means upping her newly acquired princess game.
I’ve been excited for this sequel ever since I finished the first in the series. It has the secret royal trop which I’ve grown to be a huge fan of. I cannot wait to see what happens in Izumi’s life. It has been getting amazing reviews so far which is making me even more excited to give this one a read.
31st May 2022
There you have it, even more new May releases I’m excited for. Be sure to check out part one! What May releases are you excited for? Let me know in the comments!