Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Quarter of 2020

Hi, everyone!

March is quickly coming to an end and that means we’re already a QUARTER into 2020. Madness! I like keeping up with new releases quarterly, because usually it’s a nice and manageable number and it doesn’t seem overwhelming. That being said, I’ve read none of the books I mentioned in my first post from this year, oopsie. I blame it on the 60+ books on my physical TBR – I’m sure you understand.

Anyway, enough with the rambling, here are my most anticipated new releases for the months April, May and June.

Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova

Incendiary is a YA fantasy about a girl who has the power to steal people’s memories and it’s inspired by the Spanish Inquisition. That is literally all I know, yet it’s enough to make me want to read it. I’ve never read anything by this author, but Labyrinth Lost has been on TBR since before it was published. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book through Net Galley, so I’ll be getting to it relatively soon and post a review before the release date on April 28.

Seven Endless Forests by April Tucholke

The release dates for this book vary so much, I honestly have no idea when it is out. Amazon UK says April 30th, Goodreads has 3 different dates (March 31st, April 16th and April 28th) and Net Galley has the pub date set on June 1st. Regardless of the date – Seven Endless Forests is a companion novel to The Boneless Mercies (which I haven’t read, but I’m 99% sure I don’t need to) and it’s a King Arthur retelling. Once again, I know very little about it, but I’ll be reading and reviewing it for you soon, as I got the ARC for this one, too!

Aurora Burning by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

More sci-fi greatness from Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! My heart is happy. Aurora Burning is a sequel to Aurora Rising, which came out last year and I devoured and if you don’t know what it’s about… where have you been? It’s about this rag tag team of space cadets who “are not the heroes we deserve, the’re just the ones we could find” and you should read it. Vague? Yes, but also totally worth it. Trust me. After the ending of the first book I cannot wait to read book 2. Aurora Burning comes out on May 5th.

The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Also on May 5th we’re getting this stunning looking book about pirates and mermaids (and witches, duh). I might regret putting it here, because it’s a romance of sorts, but I have faith because it’s also a QUEER romance and we know those are ones I tend to enjoy most. I’m just really dying to read a good pirate book and I feel like it might be the one. Plus, I’m gonna repeat mysel – LOOK.AT.THIS.STUNNING.COVER

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

May 5th is a big release date apparently, because Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo also comes out on that day. It’s a story about estranged sisters whose father dies in a plane crash; about grief, family and forgiveness. As if that didn’t sound great, it’s also written in verse. There’s a theme to this blog post, you see… ya girl got approved for the ARC of this one, too, so she’ll be reporting back on how much this book broke her heart before May 5th!

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

We’re getting this amazing sounding YA mystery thriller on June 2nd and I can’t wait! Zoe Spanos wen’t missing on New Year’s Eve. Anna is the new girl in town and bears a close resemblance to the missing girl. Looking more into the disappearance of Zoe, Anna is convinced they’re connected somehow. But when Zoe’s body is found, she’s charged with manslaughter. Doesn’t this sound insanely good? I’ll be picking it up as soon as it is out, for sure.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys comes out on June 9th. It’s an own voices novel with Latinx representation and a queer romance (another theme of this post?) full of magic and ghosts. I’ve read a few reviews of people who had the pleasure to read it early and honestly this sounds like a perfect mix of heart warming and heart breaking. Sign me up.

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

Last, but certainly not least, on June 11th we have The Empire of Gold – the third and final book in The Deavabad Trilogy. As of now, I still have only read the first book and yes, I’m ashamed of that, but hear me out… I’ve over 60 books on my physical TBR. City of Brass was easily one of the best books I’ve read last year and I really want to continue with the series. It’s a rich and intricate Middle Eastern inspired story full of magic. It’s well balanced and vibrant and just heaps of fun, and since it’s not a review, I’ll leave it at that.

Are you looking forward to reading any of these? Let me know in the comments down below.

I’ll chat with you very soon!

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