Monday, 1 May 2017

Fresh on the Shelf - May 2017 Book Releases + Giveaway


I hope everyone had an incredible April! I trust everyone did plenty of reading, I know I certainly did! Additionally, I've started reading a lot more graphic novels and manga, some of which I hope to review sometime over the summer here on A Cupcake and a Latte. Other than reading, however, when not working I did plenty of sight-seeing, in particular to High Park here in Toronto to see some beautiful freshly bloomed Cherry Blossom trees. I've always loved looking at them, and this year's bloom was spectacular!

(Photos by yours truly, from recent High Park visit.)

As for May, I'm hoping to do a lot of reviewing! I have an entire stack of May releases I can't wait to share my reviews for, and I must say this month's lineup is enticing! Stay tuned for a blog tour and plenty of glowing reviews, in addition to a Anime North 2017 recap and possible book signing recap, as well! Here's hoping for another wonderful month of reading!

Happy Reading! 📚

May 2017 Book Releases
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Avenged by Amy Tintera
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye
Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott
Legion by Julie Kagawa
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
The Black Witch by Laurie Frost
The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty
Release by Patrick Ness

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner
It's Not Like It's a Secret by Misa Sugiura
Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent
Grit by Gillian French

Giveaway (International)

The giveaway is for one book from the May 2017 book release line up above.
One winner will be selected from all valid entries.
Open to anyone who can internationally receive shipments from The Book Depository.
I am not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged books received.
Please fill in entries accordingly for a valid entry.
Happy reading and good luck! ^_^

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Happy Reading,


  1. Hi ! Thanks for the giveaway ! (and as for your question, it's gotta be ACOWAR XD Without any doubts)

  2. I have so many but I do love Slammed by Colleen Hoover

  3. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    LOVE Anna and the French Kiss as a spring read because Paris in the spring!!! And all the swoons ;)

    thank you so very much!!

    1. I've heard varying good and bad reviews of Anna and the French Kiss. Excited to try it though.

  4. My go-to spring book is Anna and the French Kiss. It's light and fun and fresh, which are all things I associate with spring!

  5. My go-to spring reads are anything light so I go for contemporary!

  6. My go-to spring read is anything that has to do with words :)
    (I do have an inclination towards fantasy tho)

  7. A contemporary read maybe something from Kasie West or Katie McGarry

  8. Go-to-Spring read? Hhhmmmmmm might need to be Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It's my sweet book.

  9. Thank you very much for the giveaway! I really want to read most of the new releases plus they all have awesome covers so that's cool:p

  10. As for go to spring reads I really love light contemporaries for the warm-ish days and historical fiction:)

  11. I don't relly have a favorite spring read, I just read what ever strikes me in the moment.

  12. Contemporary Romance Book :)

  13. I'm dying to read It Started With Goodbye

  14. I'm DYING to put my hands on Eliza and Her Monsters <3

  15. My go-to spring read is something lighthearted, such as Must Love Otters.

  16. It's Autumn in my country - and it sucks! Everything is so dark, dead and horrible... I NEED SOME SPRING ALREADY! And this post is so adorable because of the pictures ;) Cherry blossoms are my favorite flowers, so... #SOINLOVE ♥ ahaha
    My favorite go-to spring read? ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, without any doubt =D Can't wait to read your reviews, Wendy! And thank you for a new giveaway :)

  17. My favorite go-to spring read is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.