Hey all, Dani here.
It is a special day today, because once again I am coming to you with a bonus post. I feel like I’ve been doing quite a few bonus posts lately. It’s totally worth it though, because I am reading so much, and there are so many books I want to talk about…so clearly that means sometimes I have to write up extra posts. Yes, I could schedule things out to do one post a day and have posts scheduled a month in advance, but I feel like that might just give me a reason to be lazy with my blog and I don’t want to do that. Besides, I’m feeling like I want to challenge myself a bit.
Today I’m talking about the releases of March, April, and May that I am most excited about. Obviously I can’t fit every single release on the list I use to keep track of these things, because that would make for an extraordinarily long list. However, I can still cover quite a few books I’m really looking forward to having on my bookshelves and reading.
March – Well, this month has a lot of big releases, so it might be surprising that I’m missing a couple. I’ll be honest…I’m behind on my Shadowhunter reads. Seriously, I need to read all of the story collections, and I still need to pick up Lord of Shadows and Queen of Air and Darkness, so that is why I can’t exactly fit Chain of Gold on this list. And if I’m being completely forthright, I definitely think I need to re-read the entire Infernal Devices trilogy before I start The Last Hours trilogy. And yes, I realize that I have quite a few anticipated manga releases this month. What can I say? I’m really enjoying reading them.
Wicked as You Wish by Rin Chupeco (March 3), Black Clover Vol 20 by Yuki Tabata (March 3), One-Punch Man Vol 19 by ONE (March 3), Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams (March 10), The Girl from the Other Side Vol 8 by Nagabe (March 17), Between Burning Worlds by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell (March 24), A Broken Queen by Sarah Kozloff (March 24), Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa (March 31).
Oh, the paperback version of Deathcaster by Cinda Williams Chima is also out this month, so that will complete my Chima collection on March 3.
I should mention that I received e-galleys for The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis (March 9), and Between Burning Worlds by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell (March 24), and that I’m on the blog tour for Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa (March 31). Thank you to the publishers and to NetGalley for the opportunity to read these books early and review them.
April – This month has a couple of my absolute most anticipated releases for the year, and I’ve been lucky enough to already have read some of them, and I’ll be picking up others very soon. Let me put it this way: I own Wicked Saints in so very many copies–2 standard hardcover, 1 OwlCrate hardcover, Kindle, NOOK, and Audible–so I’m probably going to end up owning that many copies of the sequel as well. I’d really love to get my hands on ARCs of either/both books as well, so if you happen to have one that you’re willing to trade/sell off, let me know. Anyway, this month also includes the conclusion to a four-part fantasy series that has been published from January through April of 2020, which is a supremely interesting way to handle the release schedule.
Ruthless Gods by Emily A Duncan (April 7), Sword in the Stars by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy (April 7), Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie (April 7), You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle (April 7), Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth (April 7), Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst (April 21), Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett (April 21), The Cerulean Queen by Sarah Kozloff (April 21).
I received e-galleys for Ruthless Gods by Emily A Duncan (April 7), Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie (April 7), Prince Freya, Volume 1 by Keiko Ishihara (April 7), Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst (April 21), and Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett (April 21). Thank you to the publishers and NetGalley for allowing me to read these books early and review them.
May – Again, this month has some really exciting releases in it, including a couple of my most anticipated contemporary releases, so that’s pretty great. I’m really looking forward to so many books, and I’m hoping I can pick up a couple of these on NetGalley pretty soon. I’d love to gush about these books/series more and getting early copies gives me an easy excuse to do so.
Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (May 5), Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett (May 5), Dark Skies by Danielle L Jensen (May 5), The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton (May 5), Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez (May 5), Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest Vol 4 by Hiro Mashima and Atsuo Ueda (May 19), The Archer at Dawn by Swati Teerdhala (May 26).
The only May e-galley I have at the moment is Lobizona by Romina Garber (May 5), so thank you to the publisher and to NetGalley for allowing me to read this book early and review it. However, I am on the street team for The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton (May 5), and we are doing an ARC chain, so I should be getting a physical ARC to read very soon for a few days before passing it on to the next street team member, so that’s pretty fun.
I’m so excited about so many of these books and I feel so lucky for many of the opportunities I have been granted this year. I have stepped up my blogging game when it comes to book reviews, because I have been a part of four or five blog tours so far, and I have had such a lovely time with them. It is my hope that I can continue to improve my record on NetGalley because I slipped up for a bit longer than I would have liked, and I would love to keep being a part of more blog tours in the future. It feels really great to be actively working on improving the product I put out on my blog, as well as to feel like I’m being a better and more active member of the online book community.
Thank you for checking out this post. Let me know what Spring 2020 releases you’re excited about in the comments down below. That is all from me for now. I’ll be back this afternoon with more bookish content.