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15 New YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Releases in May 2018

Here are my picks for May 2018 Releases of Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy books! These books are all coming out in May 2018 so make sure you pre-order if they look interesting (which they all do!)

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Shade: A Re-Imagining of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by Merrie Destefano

Frankenstein meets Dracula in this Gothic retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic tale.

A unique re-imagining of a classic!

The Flame of Battle: Dragons, Vikings, and War by Melinda R. Cordell  & Pauline Creeden

In the flame of battle, even the innocent get burned…

Dragons, vikings, and war! What else can you ask for?

Magic of Fire and Shadows by Raye WagnerRita Stradling

Deep in the forest, in the land of Ctyri, the Four Horsemen ride. And they are coming . . .

This sounds like it’s has classic fantasy aspects with a mystical vibe!

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it.

“As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia,” That line is amazing!

The Surface Breaks: a reimagining of The Little Mermaid by Louise O’Neill

Deep beneath the sea off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of being human… but at what terrible price?

Mermaids? Yes please!

Hotbloods 6: Allies by Bella Forrest

Continue Navan and Riley’s thrilling adventure in Allies, where friendships and relationships will be put to the test… and the queens may be closer to their prized elixir than ever before…

The beloved Bella Forrest comes out with so many new books it’s hard to keep up!

Child of the Hunt (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) by Christopher GoldenNancy Holder

EVIL THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES. Jousting contests, human chess matches, lords and ladies and beggars…a traveling Renaissance fair has come to Sunnydale.

With the resurgence of Vampire everything lately, this is bound to be a hit.

Legendary: A Caraval Novel by Stephanie Garber

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

A Caraval novel!

Dragon School: Prince of Dragons by Sarah K. L. Wilson

Will the last light fade from the Dominion?


The Plastic Magician (A Paper Magician Novel) by Charlie N. Holmberg

Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking—the magical discipline of bespelling plastic.

For fans of The Paper Magician series!

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas 

Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this bridges the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming novels in the series.

My bookstagram friends would be very mad if I didn’t include this one!


Fangs & Fins (Blood, Bloom, & Water Book 1) by Amy McNulty

A dapper vampire. A sullen merman. Two heirs to a great conflict—and each needs to claim a beloved to become his kindred’s champion.

Vampires and Mermaids, oh my!

Eve of Man: Eve of Man Trilogy, Book 1 by Tom FletcherGiovanna Fletcher


The blurb for this one is really intriguing. I get a little bit of a Hunger Games vibe maybe?

Ruthless Magic (Conspiracy of Magic Book 1) by Megan Crewe 

In the contest to keep their magic, the only options may be die… or kill.

This cover is so beautiful!

My Name Is Victoria by Lucy Worsley

By turns thrilling, dramatic, and touching, this is the story of Queen Victoria’s childhood as you’ve never heard it before.

A unique Queen Victoria’s younger years.

That’s all the books I have for you today! Hope you found a new favorite and something to pre-order as it helps authors out when you do!


Sydney Faith.