May 2014 New Releases

May (and summer – woohoo!) is upon us, so here are a few of the goodies coming out this month. Since some are the newest installments to already published series, it looks like I’ll be adding on to my 2014 list. But it’s all good, I’m always looking for something new!

Anyway, here they are. (Descriptions will be courtesy of Goodreads)

TitleThe One
Series: The Selection #3
Author: Kiera Cass
Date: May 6
Length: 336 p

Photo Courtesy of Goodreads

Photo Courtesy of Goodreads

I’m really excited about this one because I absolutely loved the first two and have been very impatiently waiting for the finale.

The Selection changed the lives of thirty-five girls forever. And now, the time has come for one winner to be chosen.

America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon’s heart. But as the competition approaches its end and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she’ll have to fight for the future she wants.

From the very first page of The Selection, this #1 New York Times bestselling series has captured readers’ hearts and swept them away on a captivating journey… Now, in The One, Kiera Cass delivers a satisfying and unforgettable conclusion that will keep readers sighing over this electrifying fairy-tale long after the final page is turned.

TitleCity of Heavenly Fire
SeriesMortal Instruments #6
AuthorCassandra Clare
Date: May 27
Length: 733 p

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

I’m putting this one on here because I’m still up in the air about whether I want to finish this series. I’ve only read the first one so far and wasn’t terribly impressed. But it’s a nice long series, which I haven’t gotten since Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series, and I still have to wait another two months for the next installment, Silver Shadows. I’m definitely going through some Adrian and Sydney withdraw.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!

TitleFree to Fall
Author: Lauren Miller
Date: May 13
Length: 469 p

Photo Courtesy of Goodreads

Photo Courtesy of Goodreads

She’s also got another book, Parallel, that sounds pretty awesome, too, so I might be picking that up, as well.

What if there was an app that told you what song to listen to, what coffee to order, who to date, even what to do with your life—an app that could ensure your complete and utter happiness? What if you never had to fail or make a wrong choice?

What if you never had to fall?

Fast-forward to a time when Apple and Google have been replaced by Gnosis, a monolith corporation that has developed the most life-changing technology to ever hit the market: Lux, an app that flawlessly optimizes decision making for the best personal results. Just like everyone else, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn knows the key to a happy, healthy life is following what Lux recommends. When she’s accepted to the elite boarding school Theden Academy, her future happiness seems all the more assured. But once on campus, something feels wrong beneath the polished surface of her prestigious dream school. Then she meets North, a handsome townie who doesn’t use Lux, and begins to fall for him and his outsider way of life. Soon, Rory is going against Lux’s recommendations, listening instead to the inner voice that everyone has been taught to ignore — a choice that leads her to uncover a truth neither she nor the world ever saw coming.

TitleRaging Star
SeriesDust Lands #3
Author: Moira Young
Date: May 13
Length:448 p

Dust Lands Raging Star

Saba is ready to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo and the Tonton…until she meets him and he confounds all her expectations with his seductive vision of a healed earth, a New Eden. DeMalo wants Saba to join him, in life and work, to create and build a healthy, stable, sustainable world…for the chosen few. The few who can pay.

Jack’s choice is clear: to fight DeMalo and try to stop New Eden. Still uncertain, her connection with DeMalo a secret, Saba commits herself to the fight. Joined by her brother, Lugh, anxious for the land in New Eden, Saba leads an inexperienced guerilla band against the powerfully charismatic DeMalo, in command of his settlers and the Tonton militia. What chance do they have? Saba must act. And be willing to pay the price.

TitleDangerous Creatures
SeriesDangerous Creatures #1
Author: Kami Garcia
Date: May 20
Length: 368 p

Photo Courtesy of Goodreads

Photo Courtesy of Goodreads

I’m pretty curious about this one because I enjoyed the first two Beautiful Creatures books, but quickly lost interest once 16 moons turned into 18 and didn’t seem to show any sign of stopping. But Ridley, as bad as she was, was the one I was rooting for, so I’m kind of excited that she’s getting her own series.

Ridley Duchannes will be the first to tell you that she’s a bad girl. She’s Dark. She’s a Siren. You can never trust her, or even yourself when she’s around. Lucky for her, Wesley “Link” Lincoln can never seem to remember that; quarter Incubus or not, his heart is Mortal when it comes to Ridley. When Link heads to New York City to start a music career, Ridley goes along for the ride-and she has her own reasons. As if leaving small-town Gatlin for the big city, trying to form a band, and surviving life with a partially reformed Siren isn’t hard enough already, Link soon learns he has a price on his head that no Caster or Mortal can ever pay.

Title: The Lovely and the Lost
Series: Dispossessed #2
 Page Morgan
Date: May 13
 368 p

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

Photo courtesy of Goodreads

Ingrid and Gabby survived the Underneath. They saved their brother, Grayson, from a future of dark servitude and exposed a plot to undermine the Alliance. But danger still lurks in the streets of Paris, and the Dispossessed, perched on the city’s bridges and rooftops, might not be able to save their human wards this time.

Well, there they are, just a few of the new releases out this month. I’ll be updating again come June, along with a summer reading list that you might find interesting. Happy reading!


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