As I am writing this list, I find myself struggling to find the motivation to do so. I have just moved house, and after an exhausting week of packing, unpacking, and re-arranging, I am quite exhausted. On top of that, life has been overwhelmingly busy, filled to the brim with school, lesson planning, work, and the general goings on of life. It’s hard to find this inspiration or any real motivation for a clever new blog post.
Yet here I am, writing another Monthly Reading List.
I’ll be honest with you all (to those of you who actually read these, anyways), I mostly share these lists for my own personal reference, for months from now (when I actually have free time) when I want to go back a read books I missed during the mayhem that is the school year. And let’s be honest – 2018 has been riddled with fantastic YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi releases thus far, not to mention all the Adult Fantasy books that have found their way onto my shelves in recent weeks. I don’t want to miss a thing!
MY MAY 2018 READING LIST IS:
- Iron Gold by Pierce Brown (Release Date: January 16, 2018)
- Stormcaster by Cinda Williams Chima (Release Date: April 3, 2018)
- Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (Release Date: April 24, 2018)
- A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas (Release Date: May 1, 2018)
- War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (Release Date: May 15, 2018)
- Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett (Release Date: May 15, 2018)
- Furyborn by Claire Legrande (Release Date: May 22, 2018)
- Legendary by Stephanie Garber (Release Date: May 29, 2018)
- The Bird and the Blade (ARC) by Megan Bannen (Release Date: June 5, 2018)
- The Girl You Thought I Was (ARC) by Rebecca Phillips (Release Date: July 31, 2018)
This month I am undoubtedly most excited for this month are A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas (Release Date: May 1, 2018) and War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (Release Date: May 15, 2018) – which I have ordered as part of the second ever Indigo Teen Book Box! I’ve included a synopsis of the two books below!
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas (Release Date: May 1, 2018)
Months after the explosive events in A Court of Wings and Ruin, Feyre, Rhys, and their companions are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard (Release Date: May 15, 2018)
Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all . . . starting with the crown on Maven’s head. But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolish everything—and everyone—in his path. War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?