‘Waiting on’ Wednesday: May ’20 Releases

‘Waiting on’ Wednesday (WoW) is a book blog meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s really easy to participate: all you have to do is feature upcoming books you’re excited about–it doesn’t necessarily have to release the next month. But for my own sanity, I try to feature books month-by-month.

With the pandemic going on around the world, many books that were originally supposed to be published in May and June have been pushed back. I’ve excluded those from this post and will highlight them around the time they release.

Releasing on May 5:

Writing this post reminds me I need to reread Aurora Rising before I read Aurora Burning. I mean, I gave it a 5 star review when I first read it last year but still! It requires a re-read because it’s that good. While I only managed to get through book 2 of The Selection series, The Betrothed sounds so fun but also heart-wrenching. But that cover!!! 😍

Taylor at Nerd Narration told me about Clap When You Land and I was immediately intrigued. I haven’t read anything by Acevedo but I’ve seen so many people commend her work. Here’s the synopsis for this upcoming release:

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…

In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.

Separated by distance – and Papi’s secrets – the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.

Papi’s death uncovers all the painful truths he kept hidden, and the love he divided across an ocean. And now, Camino and Yahaira are both left to grapple with what this new sister means to them, and what it will now take to keep their dreams alive.

In a dual narrative novel in verse that brims with both grief and love, award-winning and bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.

Releasing on May 12:

I actually have an ARC of House of Dragons which I started earlier this week. I won’t say anything about it quite yet, but I’m hopeful despite not caring for Cluess’s Kingdom of Fire trilogy.

By the Book just sounds incredibly cute and that cover! More cover love!! 😍

There are so many more amazing books releasing in May. If there’s some I haven’t mentioned, please leave them down in the comments so I can check them out!

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One thought on “‘Waiting on’ Wednesday: May ’20 Releases

  1. Carolina V. says:

    I’m hoping Clap When You Land is one of the first books I read in May! It sounds absolutely incredible! Acevedo’s With the Fire on High is one of my favorite YA contemporary reads of the year so far, I highly recommend it ❤


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