Get ready to pour out your savings this month! May tends to be a very active publishing month for young adult fiction. UK YA books are unusually well-represented this week, as are mysteries and thrillers. Of course, the hype for A Court of Wings and Ruins by Sarah J. Maas is reaching its peak this week. On my end, I’ve pre-ordered Release by Patrick Ness and lined up Spellslinger by Sebastian de Castell. I’m also looking forward to Noteworthy by Riley Redgate. I really enjoyed her debut last year.
One thing I’m glad publishers do is to re-release books a year or two after they first hit the shelves. Yes, I also wish that paperbacks would come out at the same time as hardcovers, so that’s kind of at odds. Neither do I collect multiple editions. The reason I’m glad is that they put backlist titles on my radar again; titles that I meant to read in the past but for some reason didn’t get to yet. I hope that by including them week in, week out, some of you have found books too that previously fell through the cracks.