My Most Anticipated Releases of April, May & June!

Part 2 of my 2022 anticipated releases list is here! This time my list is comprised of only sequels or books by authors I’ve already read – and mostly it’s a mix of romance and middle grade, so I’m definitely more likely to read these.

Looking back at my first list of anticipated releases for January-March, I’m definitely less excited about a few of them, but I still think I’ll read most eventually. As for my progress, I’ve read 4 of 12 and still have arcs to read for another 2.

April 5th is the day for middle-grade fantasy new releases, apparently!

Call of the Crow by Jessica Khoury is the sequel to Sparrow Rising, which is a fantasy world where people have wings like birds, their greatest enemies/evil are gargoyles, and magic is outlawed and/or a myth, depending on who you ask. Though it also discusses themes like discrimination, disparity of wealth, societal roles, among others. Sounds interesting, right? [read my mini-review of Sparrow Rising]

Aru Shah and the Nectar of Immortality by Roshani Chokshi is the fifth and final installment in this series. I love this series so, so much! I just read the fourth one this month and I’m so ready to see what will happen to these characters and the culmination of the deva vs asura conflict that’s been going on since book 1! This is likely to be the first book on this list I read! [see my review for Aru Shah and the End of Time, book 1 in the series]

The Flames of Hope by Tui T. Sutherland is the 15th book total in the Wings of Fire series and the 5th in the 3rd prophecy series (it’s a whole thing that I’m not going to explain). It’s been a couple of years since I last read book 13, so I might just reread that, finally read book 14, and then I’ll be ready for this one. Still, The Flames of Hope just had to be on my list! I fell in love with this crazy unique dragon world in 2018 and I’ve pretty much loved every book in this series, I need to spread the love, not enough people talk about it!!! [my series review for Wings of Fire #1-#5 (no spoilers)]

All of these books are by authors I’ve read and loved before so I know what I’m getting into with each of them and I can almost guarantee I’ll enjoy them.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry will be the third book I read by this author and it’s the only one I’m a bit on the fence about. It sounds like I’ll really like it, especially since it’s about two people who work in the book industry, but I didn’t like People We Meet on Vacation (or You and Me on Vacation)… and I loved Beach Read. So, I’m not sure what to expect with Book Lovers. [if you’re curious, read my thoughts on People We Meet on Vacation]

Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood is the first of 3 novellas about women in STEM by the same author of The Love Hypothesis (which I loved too). I have no doubt I’ll love this too! This is technically already out as an audiobook (on audible only I think), but I’d rather read the ebook so I’m focusing on the ebook release dates for all the novellas.

Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao… if you don’t know who this author is, stop what you’re doing right now and go look her up. Her debut novel, Iron Widow, is one of the best sff books I’ve ever read, it’s worthy of all the hype and praise, and you should read it immediately! So, when I heard she wrote a middle-grade fantasy book I knew I was going to read it. The gist of it is: an ancient Chinese emperor’s ghost possesses a kid’s AR gaming set… and, obviously, he has to go on a quest to save the world, as one does in MG fantasy.

Something Wilder by Christina Lauren: I’ve read three books by these authors and it’s been a bit of a hit and miss for me. Something Wilder attracted me because it features characters leading treasure hunts in the rocky canyons of Utah, for instance, and that’s just such a different plot from most romance novels that I automatically added it to my tbr.

The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna is the sequel to one of my favorite books from last year, The Gilded Ones! AND I got an arc! I’ve been in a weird reading mood so I haven’t picked it up yet, but I hope to soon enough. [read my review of The Gilded Ones]

June is a little more discreet with only 3 upcoming books on my radar, and the rest of this summer is pretty much the same (but more on that in the next post).

Stuck With You by Ali Hazewood – another novella about women in STEM that is already out on audio!

The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim is the sequel to The Last Fallen Star that I read in February. I really liked the first book, particularly because of the Korean mythology and culture present in the story. (Plus, any Rick Riordan Presents book is guaranteed to be great, so go check it out.)

For the Throne by Hannah Whitten: I read the first book, For the Wolf, last year – a thrilling, magical red riding hood retelling – and I’m not as excited about this one, frankly. I didn’t like Neeve, who is the main character here, and I’m mostly just curious about what’s going to happen to the world in general and hopefully see more of the main couple from book 1. [read my review of For the Wolf]

Are you looking forward to reading any of these? Or any other new releases of this spring?


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