New Releases for May

It’s a new month so time to do a roundup on some titles that are coming out this month. Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for these advance review copies:

The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley. In the near future, a civil servant is offered the salary of her dreams to work on a  recently established government ministry by gathering “expats” from across history to establish whether time travel is feasible—for the body, but also for the fabric of space-time. On sale 5/7/2024.

Whale Fall by Elizabeth O’Connor. In 1938, a dead whale washes up on the shores of remote Welsh island. For Manod, who has spent her whole life on the island, it feels like both a portent of doom and a symbol of what may lie beyond the island’s shores. On sale 5/7/2024.

The Return of Ellie Black by Emiko Jean. Detective Chelsey Calhoun’s life is turned upside down when she gets the call Ellie Black, a girl who disappeared years earlier, has resurfaced in the woods of Washington state—but Ellie’s reappearance leaves Chelsey with more questions than answers. On sale 5/7/2024.

Summer Heat by Defne Suman. Melike should be happy: school is shut and her parents have stopped hosting parties for their rowdy political friends. But she’s scared. She can tell from her parents’ urgent whispers about prison, invasion and military coups that Istanbul is changing. Years later Melike has moved on but someone from her past returns. On sale 5/9/2024.

The Blue Maiden by Anna Moyes. It’s 1825, four generations after Berggrund Island’s women stood accused of witchcraft under the eye of their priest, now long dead. In his place is Pastor Silas, a widower with two wild young daughters. The sisters are outcasts: imaginative, oppositional, increasingly obsessed with the lore and legend of the island’s dark past and their absent mother, whom their father refuses to speak of. On sale 5/14/2024.

Spitting Gold by Carmella Lowkis. A deliciously haunting debut for fans of Sarah Waters and Sarah Penner set in 19th-century Paris, blending gothic mystery with a captivating sapphic romance as two estranged sisters—celebrated (and fraudulent) spirit mediums—come back together for one last con. On sale 5/14/2024.

Don’t all of these sound so interesting? Hope you have a chance to at least check one of these out.

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  1. May 14, 2024