Top Five Fantasy Releases – May 2015

Top Five Science Fiction Upcoming Book Releases for May 2015

May promises more great fantasy books. Here are the top five science fiction novels coming out in May. The list includes adult and YA. All books are first in a series or standalone. Don’t miss these great fantasy new releases!

Uprooted by Naomi Novik - Fantasy new releaseUprooted – Naomi Novik
Add Uprooted to Goodreads or see more reviewsGenre: Fantasy, folklore, magic, female friendship
Release Date: May 19, 2015 from Del Rey
Tease: Every decade, a dark wizard chooses a girl as servant, payment for magical protection. The choosing is near.
Previous Works: Temeraire series

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - YA fairy tale retelling new releaseA Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
Add A Court of Thorns and Roses to Goodreads or see more reviewsGenre: YA, fantasy, Fairy tales, paranormal romance, faeries
Release Date: May 5, 2015 from Bloomsbury
Tease: A retelling of Beauty and the Beast with faeries, full of action and seductive romance.
Previous Works: Throne of Glass series

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner - Epic fantasy new releaseWhen the Heavens Fall – Marc Turner
Add When the Heavens Fall to Goodreads or see more reviewsGenre: Epic fantasy, sword and sorcery
Release Date: May 19, 2015 from Tor
Tease: A book that controls the dead has been stolen from Shroud, the Lord of the Dead. But Shroud isn’t the only one after the powerful artifact.
Previous Works: Debut novel

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge - YA fairy tale retelling new releaseCrimson Bound – Rosamund Hodge
Add Crimson Bound to Goodreads or see more reviewsGenre: YA, fantasy, Fairy tales, faeries
Release Date: May 5, 2015 from Balzer + Bray
Tease: A dark retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, where it’s not as simple as good vs. evil.
Previous Works: Cruel Beauty

The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray - epic fantasy new releaseThe Waterborne Blade – Susan Murray
Add The Waterborne Blade to Goodreads or see more reviewsGenre: Epic fantasy
Release Date: May 5, 2015 from Angry Robot
Tease: As the traitor advances, Queen Alwenna flees. She’ll have to toughen up quick if she is to save the kingdom, and the captured king.
Previous Works: Debut novel

If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy my May Science Fiction release list.

What books are you looking forward to this month?

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