For all those bookworms out there, here are some new book releases to get excited about in May! Pre-order them now and open up space on your bookshelf for some of these exciting new additions, from murder to Greek Gods to romance.

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15th Affair by James Patterson

Release date: May 2

James Patterson is turning out another novel in the Women’s Murder Club with the help of co-author Maxine Petro. The series follows four women through numerous murders and adventures. This one is focused on Detective Lindsay Boxer, who suspects her husband might be involved in the murder she’s investigating.

The Crown by Kiera Cass

Release date: May 3

If you’re looking for something a little more romantic, the fifth and final book in the Selection series is for you. In the style of The Bachelorette, the princess must choose from 35 suitors – but she doubts she will find true love.

Time Zero by Carolyn Cohagen

Release date: May 16

The author imagines a dystopian future where fundamentalism and extremism (drawn from examples in the modern world) have taken over and women are not allowed to read or speak to boys. The heroine, Mina, is secretly taught to read by her grandmother, leading her down a dangerous path. Cohagen says that anyone reading her book will become a feminist by the end – so I’m interested!

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The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

Release date: May 3

The first in a new five-book series called the Trials of Apollo, the novel is set after the popular series The Heroes of Olympus. Apollo, after angering his father Zeus, is punished by being sent to live on earth as a teenage boy. This should be interesting.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah Maas

Release date: May 3

The second novel in A Court of Thorn and Roses series, the story follows Feyre’s adventures, a young woman and huntress who discovers the world of immortal faeries. As she comes to term with new powers she must also make her way through the Night Court and faces a greater danger than before.

The Last Star by Rick Yancey

Release date: May 24

Last but certainly not least, the third and final installment in the 5th Wave series. The first book in the series was released as a movie earlier this year. A thrilling story about an alien invasion, this is sure to wrap up the series in which you can trust no one.

I hope you’re excited about one or more of these book releases! What are you looking forward to? Stay tuned next month for June’s book releases!