Monday, May 2, 2016

May New Releases

Instead of making you listen to me talking about how quickly this year is going and how I can't believe it's almost summer, let's just get to the books, shall we? :)

Releases May 3rd

Ruined by Amy Tintera
Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all, she witnessed her parents’ brutal murders and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped.

But because Em has nothing, she has nothing to lose. Driven by a blind desire for revenge, Em sets off on a dangerous journey to the enemy kingdom of Lera. Somewhere within Lera’s borders, Em hopes to find Olivia. But in order to find her, Em must infiltrate the royal family.

In a brilliant, elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line to take Lera’s throne. If anyone in Lera discovers Em is not Casimir’s true betrothed, Em will be executed on the spot. But it’s the only way to salvage Em’s kingdom and what is left of her family.

Em is determined to succeed, but the closer she gets to the prince, the more she questions her mission. Em’s rage-filled heart begins to soften. But with her life—and her family—on the line, love could be Em’s deadliest mistake.

Notes: I am cautiously excited for this book. I want to love it - but is sounds pretty much just like all other YA fantasy these days. We'll see.

Releases May 17th

Guns and Dogs by T.A. Uner
Can a troubled teenager save the world from Armageddon? 

18-year-old Johnny Veto is a struggling High School Senior who's just broken up with his girlfriend. To make matters worse his father disappears and is presumed dead.

Just when he's about to give up on life, a chance encounter with a former dog breeder named Argos Better and his two highly-trained Red Dobermans offers Johnny a chance to become a part of a secret government agency called American Legends.

Meanwhile a man named Grendis appears out of nowhere, and recruits two of Johnny's gun-crazed classmates to become part of a global conspiracy that threatens Earth's future.

Racing against the clock, Johnny, Argos, and the Dogs must overcome deadly adversaries, and piece together a puzzle that encompasses space and time.

Notes: Okay, I first heard this book was supposed to be released last September and I hope it's finally going to be released. I got excited for this book when I heard the author say it was like the Men In Black movies so...yeah.

Releases May 24th

Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
There’s no place like home. Especially if home is the infamous Isle of the Lost. Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay haven’t exactly turned their villainous noses up at the comforts of Auradon after spending their childhoods banished on the Isle. After all, meeting princes and starring on the Tourney team aren’t nearly as terrible as Mal and her friends once thought they would be.

But when they receive a mysterious invitation to return to the Isle, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay can’t help feeling comfortable in their old hood—and their old ways. Not everything is how they left it, though, and when they discover a dark mystery at the Ise’s core, they’ll have to combine all of their talents in order to save the kingdom.

Notes: I want this! I wonder what the chances my walmart will actually get it...

Releases May 31st

In the Shadow of the Dragon King by J. Keller Ford
Seventeen-year-old, Eric, is a kick-butt squire to the most revered knight in Fallhollow. Well he would be if Sir Trogsdill allowed him to do anything even remotely awesome. Determined to prove his worth, Eric sets out to find the mythical paladin summoned to protect the realm from the evil lurking nearby. 

Sixteen-year-old, David, spends his days collecting school honors, winning archery tournaments, and trying not to fall in love with his scrappy best friend, Charlotte. 

Right when things start to get interesting, he is whisked away to the magical realm of Fallhollow where everyone thinks he's some sort of paladin destined to fulfill a two-hundred-year-old prophecy. He's supposed to help kill a dragon with some sort of magic key. The same key that happens to adorn the neck of an annoying squire who's too wrapped up in proving himself to be much help to anyone. 

With egos as big as the dragon they need to destroy, Eric and David must get over themselves, or watch everything they know and love, burn.

Notes: Because I love the sound of the two characters - and am hoping that it'll be a friendship focused story - I am ignoring my kneejerk reaction to the words 'whisked away to' and saying I want it.

Not a lot this month, but I'm really excited for them anyway. What are you interested in this month/