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My anticipated releases of 2022 // April, May & June

Howdy!

I’m meant to be face-timing my friend who’s currently on Study Abroad in America in a couple hours but I’m already getting sleepy. I need to do something to wake me up. My solution: making a cup of tea (that has caffiene right?) and talking about some more of my anticipated 2022 releases!!

So far this year I’ve read one of the seven books I’ve already talked about. In my defence: two of them aren’t out yet (as I’m writing this), and one of them is on my immediate TBR.

Jaunary, February & March


April

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

Release Date: April 5th

The only heist book I’ve ever read is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (and I guess maybe One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston) which in my eyes is far too low of a number.

That’s were Portrait of a Thief comes in! This book is all about stealing back priceless pieces of art from Western museums when Harvard senior Will is approached with an impossible and illegal job offer.

I’m really excited about this one. It’s such an interesting plot and I’m guessing it’s going to be jam-packed with historical context which will be new to me so I’m looking forward to learning alongside enjoying a heist story.


This May End Badly by Samantha Mackrum

Publication Date: April 12th

Sooooo I thought this book was coming out last year and got all excited only to find out I was very wrong.

It’s been a year since I read the synopsis for this book but the excitement is still there lingering. I do remember that this is set at a boarding school and as is evident by the leather jacket he’s wearing in the cover, features a bad boy. That’s all I need to know.

I feel like I’ve been anticipating this for way too long now and am going to end up disappointed but we’re going to ignore that negative energy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for good things from this one.


May

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

Publication Date: May 3rd

Can I get a whoop whoop in the chat because we’re getting another Casey McQuiston book, this time her YA debut!!

This book follows a girl, Chloe, who kisses perfect prom-queen and academic rival Shara Wheeler just before she goes missing. Chloe goes on a hunt for answers only to discover that she’s not the only one Shara’s kissed – there’s also Smith and Rory. The three form an unlikely alliance, teaming up to find Shara and uncover town secretes.

This is giving me Paper Town vibes but hopefully a million times better because I did not like that book. I’m looking forward to see how McQuiston’s witty and addictive writing is adapted to YA.


The Noh Family by Grace K. Shim

Publication Date: May 3rd

I would happily eat up every book that is along the lines of “girl (or guy) finds out they’re part of a super rich dynasty”. I feel like we’ve all had that dream and are now having to live vicariously through fiction.

As you may of guessed, this book follows a girl called Chloe who, after taking a DNA ancestor test as a laugh, discovers she’s got a whole extended family from her deceased dads side living in Korea. Not only that but they’re among the richest families in Seoul.

I don’t like extreme wealth but I sure do like reading about it. Maybe I’ll do a whole post of books with similar plots that I want to read because I swear there’s a bunch on my TBR.


Melt With You by Jennifer Dugan

Publication Date: May 17th

I’ve only read one Jennifer Dugan book so far but I am well and truly on the Jennifer Dugan train. Why are there so many YA authors called Jennifer??? That’s the question of the day, please leave answers in the comments. Do I need to change my name if I want to be a successful author??

Anyways, this book follows two girls, Fallon and Chloe, who may or may not have hooked up last summer before Chloe left for college and are now not talking to each other. Avoiding each other proves hard to do next time Chloe’s back in town because their mums are business partners and have to spend the summer working at a series of food truck festivals together.

I love f/f stories. I love romances which start off with characters having already hooked up before, I think it proves for such a fun dynamic. I also love food that incorporates food so this book is right up my alley.


A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy

Publication Date: May 31st

As if I wasn’t already ridiculously excited about this book I was accepted onto the blog tour which means I’ll be getting my eyeballs on an ARC! Whoop!!!

I was first introduced to this book because my favourite author, Erin Hahn, was raving about it. She’s written books about country music stars so it makes sense she’d be into this book which follows Emmett Maguire who wants to be the worlds biggest gay country music star, and Luke Barnes who hates country music.

This being about country music, featuring LGBTQ+ romance and having Erin Hahn’s stamp of approval is all I need to know. I’ll be reading this as soon as I get access to the ARC.


June

Ride With Me by Lucy Keating

I don’t know much about this one but I have a good feeling about it. Just from the cover I’m feeling like it’s going to be a cute and entertaining contemporary. Because I don’t know much about it, I’m going to just share the super short Goodreads synopsis.

In this charming, contemporary YA novel, neighborhood rideshare driver Charlie Owens embarks on a collision course with love when she crashes into the school’s cute but annoying party boy and wrecks his car and her no-strings-attached attitude toward life.

There we have the books I’m super excited about that are coming out in the next few months.

What I’ve discovered about this next three months of new releases is that the name Chloe is very popular among authors right now.

I’d love to know what books you’re anticipating right now, as well as your thoughts and feelings. Also, how many 2022 releases have you read so far? Let me know in the comments 🙂 Thanks for reading!

Elli xx

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