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🤩 Top 5 Anticipated May Releases 🤩

May has some GREAT releases, guys! Even though a lot of books are getting pushed back, I still had to narrow down to the top 5 I am looking forward to. Let’s jump right in!

The Betrothed by Kiera Cass

Release Date: May 5, 2020

I LOVED the Selection series. I can’t wait to read her next romance!

Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke

Release Date: May 26, 2020

I am so excited I got this ARC! The cover is intriguing! It’s on my TBR this month.

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton

Release Date: May 5, 2020

I love books that are set in renaissance faires or medieval themed, so this is a must for me! I will try to work it in in June, probably.

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Release Date: May 5, 2020

I hate space books, unless Amie and Jay are involved. I can’t wait to read this and I REALLY can’t wait to chat with them later this month!

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Release Date: May 19, 2020

I can’t wait for this. I think I may do a Hunger Games reread next month with this at the end. I don’t know why I didn’t fit it in my TBR this month. Just too much to read!

What are your most anticipated releases this month? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

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I’m so excited to be taking part in this meme! I originally saw this over at KBBookReviews and it was created by Local Bee Hunter’s Nook!

This is a post where you show 5 books on your TBR! It happens every Monday. This week’s prompt is Hype From the Past!

Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice

So, I’ve never read an Anne Rice book. Shame, I know! After reading Crave by Tracy Wolff, I need more vampires!

Release date: April 12, 1976

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

This was a series that I missed back in the day. I have heard such good things about it recently. I need to move it up the list!

Release date: March 10, 2009

No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz

I actually had copies of this book back in the day but never read them! The covers always intrigued me, so I still want to give them a try!

Release date: May 29, 2012

Everless by Sara Holland

This is another one I keep hearing good things about! This came out during my reading break, so I need to see what the hype is about!

Release date: December 4, 2018

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

I cannot wait for the prequel to my favorite series! The Hunger Games is what got me back into reading and ignited by love for YA. I am very impatiently waiting!

Release date: May 19, 2020

There you have it! My top 5 Hype from the Past books! What are yours? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time…

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Top 5 Saturday!

I found this meme over at Devouring Books!

Top 5 Saturday is where you list your top 5 of anything! It can be top 5 most anticipated releases, top 5 books read, top 5 standalones. Anything!

Today I’m going to do my Top 5 Series I want to read this year!

First up is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

This is the book series that reignited by love of reading. It also got me into YA – which is now my favorite genre!

I am SO HYPE for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes releasing on May 19, 2020. So I’ll probably read this series in April/May to then be able to read Ballad!

Next is Thone of Glass by Sarah J Maas!

I started this series years ago. I think I got through book 4? But today by friend Jordan made a post in Words & Whimsy about how she finished and loved it. So now it’s back on top of the TBR!

Plus, I loved ACOTAR (because who didn’t?!) so I feel like I’ll like her other words too! I loved the first few books of ToG I read.

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

I loved having them chat with Words and Whimsy! They were so sweet and I need to read this book already!! I’ve heard nothing but good things.

Book 2, Sword in the Stars, comes out this year on April 7! I need to get on it!

Furyborn by Claire LeGrand

I unexpectedly got an ARC of book 2, Kingsbane, last year. And I won’t lie, that book it thiccccc. Like, it’s intimidating! But these books sound like something I love, so they are a priority this year! I already have Furyborn on Kindle, so no need to wait!

Plus, book 3 – Lightbringer – is expected to release October 13, 2020!

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

I love Marie Lu. I loved the Warcross series. That spoke to me as a female gamer. I loved Legend. I remember after a bad 3 day stretch on the floor nursing, I stayed in bed day 4 and devoured Legend. I didn’t get up to eat or anything.

Why have I waited so long to read The Young Elites?! I love Marie and everything she’s done, so I know this is a no brainer.

Have you read these series? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to discuss!

Until next time…