There are some super exciting books heading our way in May. It’s hard to know what to choose!

Titles marked with a * are ones I’ve received review copies of and P means they are on my pre-order list.


When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill (Hot Key Books)P

Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood (e) (Sphere)P

Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire (Tor)P

Book of Night by Holly Black (Del Rey)P

Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney (Hot Key Books)*

The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow + Liz Lawson (Rock the Boat)P

Book Lovers by Emily Henry (Penguin)

Here Goes Nothing by Steve Toltz (Sceptre)


The Half-life of Snails by Philippa Holloway (Parthian Books)

Family of Liars by E. Lockhart (Hot Key Books)


Needle by Patrice Lawrence (Barrington Stoke)

London, With Love by Sarra Manning (Hodder & Stoughton)

This World Does Not Belong to Us by Natalia GarcΓ­a Freire (Oneworld)

The Premonitions Bureau by Sam Knight (Faber)

Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin (Walker)

Coward: Why We Get Anxious & What We Can Do About It by Tim Clare (Canongate)


Misrule by Heather Walter (Del Rey)

Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed (Atom)

Siren Queen by Nghi Vo (Tor)


Twin Crowns by Katherine Webber + Catherine Doyle (Electric Monkey)P

Wonderdog: How the Science of Dogs Changed the Science of Life by Jules Howard (Bloomsbury)

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (Macmillan)

Nothing But The Truth by The Secret Barrister (Picador)

The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Picador)

Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance edited by Jonathan Strahan (Solaris)

Tell Me an Ending by Jo Harkin (Hutchinson Heinemann)

Our Sister, Again by Sophie Cameron (Stripes)

The Temps by Andrew DeYoung (Keylight Books)

The Pharmacist by Rachelle Atalla (Hodder & Stoughton)

Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Phoenix)

Idol by Louise O’Neill (Bantam Press)

Wild Fires by Sophie Jai (The Borough Press)


The Legacy of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson (Tor)P

Glitterati by Oliver K. Langmead (Titan Books)


The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah (Orbit)*

The Ponies At The Edge Of The World by Catherine Munro (Rider)


Hide by Kiersten White (Del Rey)*

Spear by Nicola Griffith (Tor)


Undercurrent by Natasha Carthew (Hodder & Stoughton)


Suddenly That Summer by Lizzie Byron (Coronet)

The Butterfly Assassin by Finn Longman (Simon & Schuster)*

The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna (Usborne)

Spring Tides: Exploring Marine Life on the Isle of Man by Fiona Gell (W&N)

Jellyfish Age Backwards: Nature’s Secrets to Longevity by Nicklas Brendborg (Hodder)

Buried by Alice Roberts (Simon & Schuster)

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke (HarperCollins)

We Had To Remove This Post by Hanna Bervoets (Picador)

The People on Platform 5 by Clare Pooley (Bantam Press)

The 86th Village by Sena Desai Gopal (Agora Books)

You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi (Faber)

The Sanctuary by Andrew Hunter Murray (Hutchinson Heinemann)


A Rip Through Time by Kelley Armstrong

Murder for the Modern Girl by Kendall Kulper (Holiday House)