Ready for some enchanting adventures? Let’s dive into the magical realm of May 2024 fantasy book releases together!
If you’re as obsessed with fantasy as I am, you’re in for a treat. May 2024 is right around the corner, and the literary world is brewing up some enchanting stories that will transport us to new dimensions. In this blog post, we’re going to uncover the hidden gems and epic adventures that await us in the world of May 2024 fantasy books. So, grab your reading glasses and prepare to be spellbound!
May 2024 Fantasy Book Releases
Before we plunge into the enchanting realms of May 2024 fantasy books, I want to remind you that this is just the beginning of a literary adventure. There’s a whole world of 2024 book releases waiting to be explored, from various genres to diverse voices. If you’re eager for more reading recommendations, keep an eye out for our upcoming blog posts. But for now, let’s focus on the magic and wonder that May 2024 fantasy books have to offer!
Spin of Fate by A.A. Vora
May 7, 2024
Prepare for a thrilling adventure in this May 2024 Fantasy Book, “Spin of Fate” by A.A. Vora!
Aina’s world is divided by Toranic Law, segregating folks into upper and lower realms. However, Aina, one of the rare lower realm ascendees, yearns to return home. Desperate to reunite with her mother, she joins a rebel group alongside Meizan and Aranel.
As the story unfolds, a brewing war threatens to shatter Toranic Law and the universe. The lower realm’s violent king and the upper realm’s power holders clash, and these young rebels must confront both sides head-on to prevent a catastrophe. Get ready for epic battles and hard magic in this gripping fantasy!
The Deer and the Dragon by Piper C.J.
May 7, 2024
In “The Deer and the Dragon” by Piper C.J., get ready for a thrilling journey into the supernatural.
Marlow is caught in a world where the deities she calls upon aren’t always the ones who answer. She possesses a unique gift, or perhaps curse, shared with her mother—a sight that allows her to see angels and demons. But it’s when a fae from the Nordic pantheon reveals that she’s been sharing her life with the Prince of Hell, things take a turn.
As Marlow becomes entangled in a centuries-old war among powerful mythological beings, she’ll find herself in a battlefield where the outcome may hinge on her and the love she never thought possible. Prepare for a mix of fantasy, romance, and paranormal in this captivating May 2024 Fantasy Book!
The Silverblood Promise by James Logan
May 7, 2024
In “The Silverblood Promise” by James Logan, May 2024 Fantasy Book readers are in for an exhilarating ride!
Set in a city teeming with traders, thieves, monsters, and murderers, follow the story of Lukan Gardova. He’s a cardsharp, academy dropout, and disgraced heir to an ancient noble house. His life revolves around cheap wine and rigged card games, filled with regrets.
However, when Lukan’s estranged father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, he’s given a new purpose. Determined to uncover the truth, Lukan embarks on a quest that takes him to Saphrona, a legendary city of merchant princes. In this city where everything can be bought with coin, Lukan only seeks the truth but stumbles upon danger and secrets lurking in every shadow. Brace yourself for a fast-paced, epic fantasy filled with intrigue and peril!
Five Broken Blades by Mai Corland
May 7, 2024
In “Five Broken Blades” by Mai Corland, get ready for a tale of intrigue and treachery in this May 2024 Fantasy Book.
The stage is set for treason as the king of Yusan faces a deadly threat. Five of the most cunning liars in the land are brought together for one sinister objective: to assassinate the God King Joon. He rules with an iron hand, oppressing the poor while empowering the nobles.
Each of the five blades has a motive fueled by bitterness—be it a hired hitman seeking redemption, a skilled assassin yearning for freedom, or a prince banished for his cruel deeds. Vengeance unites them, and they agree on murder and treachery. But trust is a scarce commodity among these killers, well-versed in deception and betrayal.
In this deadly game, only the best liar will claim victory. Prepare for a gripping tale of power, deceit, and survival!
The Garden of Delights by Amal Singh
May 14, 2024
In “The Garden of Delights” by Amal Singh, we step into a mesmerizing world filled with magic and mystery.
In the city of Sirvassa, where petals hold the power of currency and flowers wield magical abilities, the Caretaker tends to the Garden of Delights. He bestows temporary magic upon the city’s inhabitants while facing a curse of eternal old age. But no Delight can break his curse, leading him on a quest to find a mythical figure, a god.
When a Delight grants a young girl the ability to alter reality, the Caretaker believes his search is over. However, a magical rot begins to infect his Garden, compelling the Caretaker and the girl to join forces and prevent its spread. As they battle this corruption and another rot that plagues Sirvassa itself, they discover that Delights are often followed by Sorrows. Prepare for a captivating tale of magic, challenges, and unexpected alliances!
Blood & Fury by Tessa Gratton and Justina Ireland
May 14, 2024
In “Blood & Fury” by Tessa Gratton and Justina Ireland, get ready for a spellbinding conclusion to the Chaos & Flame saga.
Blood magic and ancient fury intertwine in this epic fantasy. Darling, transformed into the long-lost Phoenix by a single kiss, faces the daunting task of reuniting fractured houses and bringing peace to the kingdom. But controlling her newfound Phoenix magic is no easy feat for this orphan with no family.
Talon Goldhoard, still in love with Darling but hurt by her betrayal, is determined to end the war his family instigated. With the Phoenix’s rebirth, he hopes for a swift end to the bloodshed. However, the kingdom remains on the brink of violence, especially from dark forces within House Dragon.
As chaos reigns, Talon and Darling must find a way to come together, not just to survive but to save their kingdom. Can Darling harness the ancient magic within her blood to usher in a new era of peace, or will the fury fueled by House Dragon’s hundred-year war prove too powerful to overcome? Brace yourself for a conclusion filled with action, magic, and unbreakable bonds.
The Honey Witch by Sydney J. Shields
May 14, 2024
In “The Honey Witch” by Sydney J. Shields, we’re in for a magical and heartwarming tale.
Meet twenty-one-year-old Marigold Claude, who finds solace in the company of meadow spirits rather than suitors. When her grandmother offers to train her as the next Honey Witch on the Isle of Innisfree, she jumps at the chance. However, there’s a catch—no one can fall in love with the Honey Witch.
Enter Lottie Burke, a skeptic who doesn’t believe in magic. Marigold takes up the challenge to prove magic’s existence to her. But as they spend time together, unexpected feelings grow. When dark magic threatens their home, Marigold must fight not only to protect her island but also to safeguard her newfound love and her magic. Get ready for a sweet and enchanting debut novel filled with hope, love, and the power of magic!
It Waits in the Forest by Sarah Dass
May 14, 2024
In “It Waits in the Forest” by Sarah Dass, prepare for a thrilling tale of mystery and danger.
Selina DaSilva stands out on the Caribbean Island of St. Virgil as the only resident who doesn’t believe in magic. Her logical mind and passion for botany once led her to dream of studying Pharmacology off the island. However, a tragic, unsolved attack that left her father dead and her mother in a coma keeps her tethered to St. Virgil.
Now, Selina makes a living by conning tourists with fake talismans and protection rituals. But when a tourist becomes the target of a series of bizarre murders, Selina can no longer deny the presence of evil lurking in the island’s forests. To make matters more complicated, her ex-boyfriend Gabriel, now employed at the local newspaper, joins her in the quest for answers.
As they race to uncover the truth and seek justice for Selina’s family, they must confront not only the evil that waits in the forest but also long-buried feelings and hidden family secrets. Get ready for a suspenseful journey filled with twists and revelations!
A Crane Among Wolves by June Hur
May 14, 2024
In “A Crane Among Wolves” by June Hur, the stage is set for a gripping tale of hope, love, and rebellion.
In 1506, Joseon, King Yeonsan’s tyranny reigns unchecked. He seizes land, burns books, and subjects women to unspeakable horrors. Seventeen-year-old Iseul’s sheltered life is shattered when her sister Suyeon becomes the king’s victim. Determined to rescue her, Iseul embarks on a perilous journey to the capital, but she soon realizes challenging the king means facing death.
Prince Daehyun, living in the shadow of his despicable half-brother, King Yeonsan, longs to overthrow him. However, staging a coup is a deadly endeavor, and trust is scarce. When Iseul and Daehyun’s paths cross, their mutual hatred for the king transcends their contempt for each other. With Iseul’s connections and Daehyun’s royal access, they reluctantly unite to launch the riskiest rebellion the kingdom has ever seen. Their mission: Save her sister. Free the people. Destroy a tyrant. Prepare for a pulse-pounding and devastating journey through Korean history.
When Among Crows by Veronica Roth
May 14, 2024
In “When Among Crows” by Veronica Roth, prepare to enter a city where the extraordinary and the mystical converge.
Meet Dymitr, a monster slayer whose calling is pain. To craft a sword capable of slaying the creatures he’s trained to combat, he had to split his soul, forming the weapon from his own spine. Each time he wields it, blood stains his hands.
On the other hand, pain is Ala’s inheritance. A family curse compels her to witness the Holy Order’s atrocities after her mother’s death, and it threatens to claim her life unless she finds a cure.
Their paths cross one fateful night in Chicago when Dymitr offers Ala a bargain: her assistance in locating the legendary witch Baba Jaga in exchange for an enchanted flower that might cure her. Desperate and unaware of Dymitr’s true nature, Ala agrees. However, time is against them, as they have only one day before the flower withers away, taking Ala’s hopes of breaking the curse with it. Brace yourself for a spellbinding journey where emotions run deep, and the supernatural holds the key to their destiny.
The Last Rhee Witch by Jenna Lee-Yun
May 14, 2024
In “The Last Rhee Witch” by Jenna Lee-Yun, get ready for a captivating middle-grade tale filled with Korean folklore and a summer camp like no other.
Ronnie Miller has always had her dad and best friend Jack by her side since her mother’s passing. They’re Korean Americans, but due to her dad’s adoption by white parents, they’ve never fully connected with their Korean heritage. Ronnie is content with her life, believing that as long as she has her dad and Jack, she can handle anything.
However, life takes an unexpected turn when Ronnie and Jack head to sleepaway camp for the first time. Camp Foster promises outdoor adventures Ronnie has avoided until now, and she’s determined to face them, as long as Jack is with her.
But Camp Foster holds secrets—a haunting gwishin, a witch-hunting dokkaebi, and counselors who speak in rhymes. For Ronnie, who craves stability, these changes are unsettling. New friends, new enemies, souls with unfinished business, and revelations that challenge everything she believed to be true await her in a contemporary fantasy brimming with magic, mystery, suspense, and humor. Get ready for an action-packed adventure that blurs the lines between reality and folklore!
Kavithri by Aman J. Bedi
May 16, 2024
In “Kavithri” by Aman J. Bedi, get ready for a thrilling South Asian fantasy epic filled with action and empowerment.
Meet Kavithri, an outcast and survivor, determined to rise above her circumstances. She belongs to the Taemu, a people once feared as berserkers and conquerors but now marginalized in Raayan society. Crushed in spirit, their swords broken, and their history erased, Kavi refuses to accept her people’s fate.
With a dream and a plan, she’s set on earning a place at a secretive mage academy. Her goal: face the Jinn within its walls, gain power, and lead her people out of darkness. But power and knowledge come at a price, and the world no longer requires a Taemu warrior.
They aim to break her, beat her down, and make her bleed. But Kavi won’t back down. If they seek blood, she’ll give them blood. If they seek violence, she’ll provide violence. With the fury of a berserker, she’ll ensure they remember her name. Prepare for an underdog story unlike any other, reminiscent of heroes like Arya Stark and Gideon the Ninth, in this vibrant and action-packed fantasy.
Heavenbreaker by Sara Wolf
May 21, 2024
In “Heavenbreaker” by Sara Wolf, get ready to dive into an electrifying story that’s not to be missed.
Preorder now and secure the stunning limited edition first printing! This exclusive first edition printing features gorgeous sprayed edges adorned with stenciled artwork, along with exclusive endpapers and special design features. This breathtaking collectible is a rare find, available only on a limited first print run, and it’s a must-have for any book lover in the US and Canada.
In this tale, they take what they want, and they kill who they want. But now, a formidable force is rising to end them all. From the New York Times bestselling author Sara Wolf comes an adrenaline-charged read filled with themes of retribution, catastrophic attraction, and the awakening of the fury within the machine. Don’t miss out on this electrifying edition with its unique design features!
Lost Ark Dreaming by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
May 21, 2024
In “Lost Ark Dreaming” by Suyi Davies Okungbowa, enter a high-octane post-climate disaster novella that combines elements of Snowpiercer and Rivers Solomon’s The Deep.
Decades after the Atlantic Ocean’s dangerous rise, survivors in West Africa inhabit partially submerged towers. The affluent elites rule from the top, while others live in darkness below sea level. Meanwhile, those left for dead in the Atlantic awaken with a thirst for vengeance.
The story follows Yekini, a rookie analyst; Tuoyo, an undersea mechanic; and Ngozi, a high-level bureaucrat. Together, they must unite to secure a better future for all in a world forever altered by climate disaster. Get ready for a gripping tale of survival, retribution, and human resilience.
Goddess of the River by Vaishnavi Patel
May 21, 2024
In “Goddess of the River” by Vaishnavi Patel, experience a powerful reimagining of the tale of Ganga, the goddess of the river, and her doomed mortal son.
Ganga, the joyful goddess of the river, watches over the mischievous godlings who play along her banks. However, when their antics anger a powerful sage, Ganga is cursed to become mortal, bound to a human form until she fulfills the obligations of the curse.
With no knowledge of mortal life, Ganga marries King Shantanu and becomes a queen, determined to regain her freedom at any cost. Yet, in a cruel twist of fate, just as she breaks free from her binding, she must leave behind her infant son.
This son, Prince Devavrata, unknowingly carries the burden of Ganga’s curse. When he takes an oath never to claim his father’s throne, he sets in motion a chain of events that will culminate in a tragic and devastating war.
As the years pass, Ganga and Devavrata’s paths repeatedly intersect, each meeting a step along a destiny written in the stars. Dive into this deeply moving and masterful tale that explores duty, destiny, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son.
Evocation by S.T. Gibson
May 28, 2024
In “Evocation” by S.T. Gibson, meet David Aristarkhov, a former psychic prodigy, now a successful Boston attorney and secret medium for a clandestine society. However, the Devil comes to collect on an ancestral deal, putting David’s life in jeopardy.
To save himself, David seeks help from his ex-boyfriend and secret society rival, Rhys, through Rhys’s wife, Moira. Emotions buried deep resurface as they race to decipher their feelings before the Devil takes David away.
This gripping story, by The Sunday Times bestselling author of “A Dowry of Blood,” explores the supernatural, complex relationships, and an impending threat that could change everything.
The Fireborne Blade by Charlotte Bond
May 28, 2024
In “The Fireborne Blade” by Charlotte Bond, join Maddileh, a determined knight in a profession where women are scarce, and disdain from her peers is as challenging as slaying dragons.
When a minor infraction threatens her honor, she faces a daunting task to redeem herself. Maddileh must retrieve the legendary Fireborne Blade from its keeper, the White Lady, a renowned dragon, or face a perilous fate. History suggests that “die trying” is often the outcome.
This captivating tale weaves together a rich history of dragons, ill-fated knights, scheming squires, and sapphic love. Deceptions and double-crosses keep the suspense alive until the dramatic conclusion. “The Fireborne Blade” explores the roles we reject and the place we carve for ourselves in the world. Get ready for a thrilling adventure filled with courage, honor, and unexpected twists.
All The Fantasy Books Coming Out in May 2024
As we journeyed through the enchanting world of May 2024 fantasy book releases, we discovered a diverse array of tales that promise to transport readers to realms filled with magic, mystery, and adventure. From the high-flying escapades of dragon-slaying knights to the post-climate disaster landscapes and reimagined mythologies, these books offer something for every fantasy enthusiast.
Whether you’re seeking epic battles, deep emotional connections, or thought-provoking explorations of power and destiny, these captivating novels have it all. So, gear up for an exciting month of immersive storytelling, and be sure to mark your calendars for these fantastical releases. May 2024 is shaping up to be an unforgettable journey into the realms of imagination, where every page is an invitation to explore new worlds and embark on thrilling adventures. Happy reading!
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