May Releases: Charlaine Harris, Veronica Roth, Rachel Vincent, Cassandra Clare, more


Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12)In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, I’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for May 2012. All dates are U.S. and tentative.

I’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance, F is fantasy and YA is young adult.


  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashmore (Graceling Realm #3) YA
  • Black Dawn by Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires #12) YA
  • Body and Soul by Stacey Kade (The Ghost and The Goth #3) YA
  • Born of Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon (The League #5) PNR
  • By the Blood of Heroes by Joseph Nassise F
  • Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse #12) UF
  • Demon’s Bride by Zoe Archer (Hellraisers #2) PNR
  • Destined by Aprilynne Pike (Wings #4) YA
  • Embrace of the Damned by Anya Bast (Brotherhood of the Damned #1) PNR
  • Hunted by Rebecca Zenetti (Dark Protectors #3) PNR
  • In the Company of Witches by Joey W. Hill (Arcane Shot #2) PNR
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent #2) YA
  • Kiss of the Goblin Prince by Shona Husk (Shadowlands #2) PNR
  • Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready (Shade #3) YA
  • Silence by Michelle Sagara West (Queen of the Dead #1) YA
  • Sparks Fly by Katie MacAlister (Light Dragons #3) PNR
  • The Claimed by Caridad Pineiro (Sin Hunters #2) PNR
  • The Impossible Cube by Steven Harper (Clockwork Empire #2) F
  • Under Suspicion by Hannah Jayne (Underworld Detection Agency #3) UF
  • Warrior Enchanted by Addison Fox (Sons of the Zodiac #4) PNR

Dark Kiss by Michelle RowenMAY 8

  • Beauty by Laurell K. Hamilton (Anita Blake novella) UF
  • City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #5) YA
  • Endure by Carrie Jones (Need #4) YA
  • Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (Hemlock #1) YA
  • Struck by Jennifer Bosworth (Struck #1) YA
  • The Hunt by Andrew Fukada YA
  • Until I Die by Amy Plum (Revenants #2) YA

MAY 15

  • Railsea by China Miéville F

MAY 22

  • Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen (Nightwatchers #1) YA
  • Dark Magic by James Swain UF
  • Fated by Alyson Noel (The Soul Seekers #1) YA
  • Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance #3) PNR
  • Nightshifted by Cassie Alexander (Nightshifted #1) UF
  • Of Poseidon by Anna Banks YA
  • Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent (Unbound #2) PNR
  • Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lyn Barnes (Raised by Wolves #3) YA
  • The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross (Steampunk Chronicles #2) YA
  • Zombie Island by Lori Handeland (Shakespeare’s Undead #2) F

A Blood Seduction by Pamela PalmerMAY 29

  • A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer (Vamp City #1) PNR
  • Bleeding Out by Jes Battis (OSI #5) UF
  • Cursed by Benedict Jacka (Alex Verus #2) UF
  • Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep (Mythos Academy #3) YA
  • Dreamless by Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed #2) YA
  • Embrace Me at Dawn by Shayla Black (Doomsday Brethren #5) PNR
  • Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #11) PNR
  • When Passion Lies by J.K. Beck (The Shadow Keepers #4) PNR

May is a huge month for YA, so Insurgent and Dark Kiss are on my list. I’m also super excited for Shadow Bound, Deadlocked and Anya Bast’s new series. What are your must-read books for May?

8 Responses to “May Releases: Charlaine Harris, Veronica Roth, Rachel Vincent, Cassandra Clare, more”

  1. Stasha says:

    Isn’t the new Anita Blake novel by LKH called kiss the dead? Or is this something else?

  2. Marina says:

    I love the Psy-Changeling and I am anticipating Tangle of need, but I’ m also looking forward to Shadow Bound

  3. Darth Book Guy says:

    Bitterblue by Kristin Cashmore, Body and Soul by Stacey Kade, Insurgent by Veronica Roth, The Invaders: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 2 by John A. Flanagan, Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep.

    Definitely a good month for books.

  4. Melanie says:

    Shadow Bound, Tangle of Need and Beauty are all on my list

  5. Nicole Miller says:

    May is a busy month for me. I am waiting for Born of Silence by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris, City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer, Embrace me at Dawn by Shayla Black and When Passion Lies by JK Beck.

  6. Joanna says:

    City of Lost Souls, Black Dawn, and Shadow Bound are at the top of my list.

  7. Alison Robinson says:

    OK, read Deadlocked (meh), just seen Shadowbound delivered to my Kindle (love, love, love my Kindle) and eagerly awaiting Tangle of Need although its scheduled for 7 June in the UK according to Amazon

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