Best 6 New Releases of...May 2013

Welcome to a monthly feature on Nawanda Files that Becca originally started at the CW Atlanta, where we pick our top 6 new releases each month. These can be books we've read and reviewed, books we've read with upcoming reviews, or books that we're just craving for. 


Reboot

Loved! Review to come! Goodreads

The 5th Wave

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Parallel

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Dare You To

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

All I Need

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

The Girl with the Iron Touch

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads



Continue Reading for Bonus Tidbits 

Science Fiction & Dystopian

Reboot by Amy Tintera

Releases May 7th 2013 by HarperTeen

Bonus Tidbit: I've already read Reboot and I can honestly say that it mixes dystopia and romance very well, leaning a little more heavily towards the romance. But when an emotionless (kind of bitchy) main character is insanely likable, I knew Tintera's writing was so for me. This a book for anyone looking for a quick-paced plot with a pretty ingenious concept. And hello, this book has already been optioned to film by Fox 2000. Yes, please. 

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Releases May 7th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile

Bonus Tidbit: Entertainment Weekly might just be one of our biggest guilty pleasures. We check it daily and subscribe to the magazine that usually occupies hair salons and dentist's offices. What does this have to do with Rick Yancey's book. Well when there's an advertisement and review in the magazine (earning a whopping A) you know this book has to be something special. And that mighty fine Goodreads rating does nothing to disprove this. 

Parallel by Lauren Miller

Releases May 14th 2013 by HarperTeen

Bonus Tidbit: Lauren Miller actually started out writing television scripts before she ever wrote her debut novel. She's also wicked creative, starting this little term called sci-chic. She explains that Parallel isn't sci-fi, but it falls into this science and culture world...a la sci-chic. Now she even started a website to put science and food and culture into a neat package. With a book that deals with parallel worlds, she sounds like the perfect author to handle the subject. 

Contemporary

All I Need by Susane Colasanti

Releases May 21st 2013 by Viking Juvenile 

Bonus Tidbit: Susane Colasanti is one of those powerhouse names in contemporary. It's hard to go to a bookstore and not spot at least three of her titles on the shelves. All I Need is her seventh novel, and while it may be on the smaller side...many great stories come in little books.

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Releases May 28th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

Bonus Tidbit: Dare You To is the sequel to Pushing the Limits, one of my all-time favorite contemporaries. But in the next installment, Beth's world will be explored. McGarry's books are edgy and push the boundaries of YA (in the best possible ways).

Steampunk

The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross

Releases May 21st 2013 by Viking Juvenile 

Bonus Tidbit: This is the third book in the Steampunk Chronicles, and though I've only read the first. I'm planning on devouring Girl in a Clockwork Collar and then Iron Touch very soon. It's one of those series with stellar characters. Add in the steampunk world and you've got yourself one addicting read.


Are you excited about any of these new releases? Pining for others? Sound off below!

11 comments:

  1. I've heard of Reboot but haven't really considered reading it, now I do! Thanks for that. The 5th Wave is one of my most-awaited book this month and Parallel sounds really exciting. I have an ARC of The Girl With the Iron Touch but I haven't really started the series yet, it's part of my TBR list for this month.

    PS I saw the cover of your book. It's amazing! I love it :)

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    1. You should definitely give Reboot a try! I really enjoyed it. Parallel wasn't much on my radar until I found out about the author. She seems so cool! The Steampunk Chronicles is seriously amazing!

      I'm so glad you like the book cover! Thanks so much :D

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  2. I have only heard raving for The 5TH Wave, I'm pretty sure it is one of the most anticipated books of the season! I can't wait to read it :)

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    1. It definitely is! I feel like I've been reading about it everywhere. I seriously wonder if it will be the next big thing.

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  3. I'm very excited about Reboot and The 5th Wave, I've already got them on order from my local indie! :)

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    1. I can't hear what you think about 5th Wave! I need to read it as soon as I get my hands on a copy. And I really loved Reboot :)

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  4. Ughhh! So many new books to read --- so many old books that still need to be read. A recent review I read for Reboot has me really worried :/ but the 5th Wave has been getting fabulous reviews so I KNOW I'll be acquiring it somehow.

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    1. 5th Wave has been EVERYWHERE! It makes me want to read it ASAP. Reboot is either one you like or don't like. But you just have to realize it's a big romance and not focused on the plot as much.

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    2. Hmm... sounds like it's all about personal preference. Good to know! I love a good romanced-focused story every once in a while :)

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  5. K. McGarry is something else entirely. I love her so much and as for you, Pushing the Limits is one of my favorite contemporaries. I so want to read Reboot - the way you talk about it makes me intrigued. Also, The 5th Wave - it gets so many raving reviews that I'm so intrigued by it and it's feedback. People love it tons. Btw, I just had to mention that the way you did those pictured - the feelings and GR links in them - it's pretty darn awesome!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

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    1. Yeah I LOVE McGarry! Reboot is really good but I do know people who didn't like it. It depends mostly on the romance. If you like it, then you'll love the book!

      Thanks about the pictures! That took me so long to learn and a scary day in the HTML, haha! I'm glad you like it.

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