I remember being surprised this time last year because spring (specifically May) is one of the busiest times in publishing, but I actually didn’t have all that many anticipated releases coming out at the time. Well, this year is sure making up for it, as I have more than a dozen highly anticipated books coming out in the next few months!
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (March 3)
I actually know very little about Crescent City, and what I do know doesn’t actually sound all that exciting to me. BUT it’s a Sarah J. Maas book, and I’ve enjoyed everything she’s published so far, so I’m sure I’ll love this. Plus I’m really excited to see what she’s doing now that Throne of Glass is complete.
Crush the King by Jessie Mihalik (March 17)
I absolutely adored the first two books in this series, so OF COURSE I need to know how the trilogy concludes! As it happens, I was lucky enough to get an arc of this a few months ago, so I’m very pleased to say Crush the King was a great conclusion to the trilogy! Stay tuned for my thoughts in a review post closer to the release date!
The Earl Takes a Fancy by Lorraine Heath (March 31)
I’ve really been enjoying the Sins for All Seasons series by Lorraine Heath, but I think The Earl Takes a Fancy is the one I’ve most highly been anticipating. We found out in the last book that Fancy is opening her new bookstore, and I am totally here for a bookstore owner heroine! Plus it sounds like the bookstore becomes the hero’s refuge and is where the two of them meet, so I’m very much looking forward to a book that so prominently features a bookstore.
Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai (April 21)
I mean, how could I not include a new Alisha Rai book on this list?! I’ve been looking forward to Girl Gone Viral since the heroine was introduced in The Right Swipe, and once I found out it was a bodyguard romance, I got even more excited. I actually just read an arc of this one, and it was delightful, especially if you love lots of mutual pining! Definitely keep an eye out for a review in the coming months.
First Comes Scandal by Julia Quinn (April 21)
I mean, how is a new Julia Quinn book not going to make my list of most anticipated releases? She’s long been a favorite author of mine and it’s been a while since her last book was published, so I’m excited to dive back into one of her novels with First Comes Scandal.
Starbreaker by Amanda Bouchet (April 28)
I’m such a fan of Amanda Bouchet’s Kingkiller Chronicles, and while I was at first skeptical about her decision to write a scifi romance, I’ve since discovered that I love scifi romance! I really enjoyed the first book in this trilogy, and I can’t wait to see where she takes these characters next in Starbreaker.
The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham (April 28)
Ok, The Rakess is a total cover buy. I was pleasantly surprised by The Duke I Tempted, but it wasn’t 100 percent my thing, so I’m excited to try out some more Scarlett Peckham and see how I feel. Also, did I mention that cover?!
A Duke by Any Other Name by Grace Burrowes (April 28)
I’m so glad my book club read the first book in this series, because I have been enjoying the Wentworth family immensely ever since. This latest installment, A Duke by Any Other Name, apparently involves a pig bringing the two of them together, according to the blurb, and while I’m a bit skeptical about that, I haven’t been disappointed in this series yet. And I’m really excited to get to one of the sister’s stories!
Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha (May 12)
I’m looking forward to Deal with the Devil so much it’s almost ridiculous. The series name is Mercenary Librarians, and I think that tells you about all you need to know to eagerly anticipate this book with me! Plus I know one of the main characters is named Dani, which I think is pretty awesome.
Chaos Reigning by Jessie Mihalik (May 19)
Chaos Reigning is easily one of my most anticipated books of 2020! I absolutely loved the first two books in this series and CANNOT WAIT for Catarina to get her own book. I actually know next to nothing about the setup of this book, and I don’t need to because I loved the first two so much. Fingers crossed that Harper Voyager gives Mihalik another three-book deal to write about the rest of the von Hasenberg siblings, because I’m not ready to be done with them just yet!
How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole (May 26)
I’m obsessed with everything Alyssa Cole writes, so obviously any of her new releases will make my list of most anticipated books. I am super excited that she’s writing about modern day royals, especially when you’ve got Harry and Meghan out there being so bad ass, and I can’t wait to see what she does with How to Catch a Queen.
Say Yes to the Duke by Eloisa James (May 26)
Say Yes to the Duke is the latest installment in another family saga I’ve been reading and loving. The Wilde books have been pretty delightful across the board, so I’m super excited to get my hands on another one.
As you can see, I wasn’t kidding when I said there were a ton of books coming out this spring that I’m HIGHLY anticipating! Are you looking forward to reading any of these? Which book coming out soon do you anticipate picking up immediately? Let me know in the comments!