Catch Up Now: These Big Series All Have Books Coming Out Next Month

Posted by Hayley on April 17, 2019

There's nothing like the pain of finishing a book with a cliffhanger…and needing to wait months (if not years) for the next book. Save yourself some misery and jump into a beloved series that has a new installment coming out next month!

To find these series, we rounded up the top May sequels your fellow Goodreads can't wait to read, which we measure by how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves. Below, we've featured the first book in each of these series—as well as the first line to give you a taste. Which ones pique your curiosity?

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Genre: YA fantasy
First book: Caraval
First line: "It took seven years to get the letter right."

Book #3, Finale, hits bookshelves on May 7.

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Genre: Mystery
First book: The Silent Corner
First line: "Jane Hawk woke in the cold dark and for a moment could not remember when she had gone to sleep, only that as always she was in a queen- or king-sized bed and that her pistol lay under the pillow on which the head of a companion would have rested had she not been traveling alone."

The Crooked Staircase, book #3 in the series, hits bookshelves on May 8.

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Genre: Urban fantasy
First book: Moon Called
First line: "I didn't realize he was a werewolf at first."

Book #11, Storm Cursed, hits bookshelves on May 7.

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Genre: Science fiction
First book: Children of Time
First line: "There were no windows in the Brin 2 facility—rotation meant that outside was always 'down,' underfoot, out of mind."

Children of Ruin, book #2 in the series, hits bookshelves on May 14.

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Genre: Paranormal romance
First book: Pestilence
First line: "They came with the storm."

War, book #2 in the series, hits bookshelves in May.

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Genre: YA contemporary
First book: Prince Charming
First line: "'Some old lady just called me the C-word.'"

Her Royal Highness, book #2 in the series, hits bookshelves on May 7

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Genre: Horror
First book: The Butterfly Garden
First line: "The techs tell him the girl on the other side of the glass hasn't said a word since they brought her in."

The Vanishing Season, book #4 in the series, hits bookshelves on May 21.

What big sequels are you looking forward to? Come talk books with us in the comments!

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message 1: by Grüffeline (last edited Apr 17, 2019 05:16AM) (new)

Grüffeline I can't wait for the Pestilence sequel. Funny that this says that War by Laura Thalassa is coming out next month but I can't preorder it anywhere...

message 2: by Kira (new)

Kira smoke and iron is already out, it came out last year

message 3: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne Reeser so excited for War!!!!

message 4: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Wrong Dean Koontz book.

message 5: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Smith Can't wait for the next Mercy Thompson!

message 6: by Izzy (new)

Izzy I'm interested in how 'Finale' plays out but I'm really looking forward to reading 'War'!

message 7: by Teresa (new)

Teresa I cannot wait for War!!!

message 8: by Vivany (last edited Apr 19, 2019 03:57AM) (new)

Vivany so finally i get to read war i can't wait

message 9: by Amandine (new)

Amandine War!! Can't wait.
And the new Mercy Thompson, although I'm only on #7 for now.

message 10: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Terry I can’t wait for the first life fourth book to come out and red queen sequel.

message 11: by Elena (new)

Elena Pretty

message 12: by Magali (new)

Magali Can't wait for Mercy Thompson to come back ! I'll probably read it too fast as always... ^^

message 13: by Herbertson (new)

Herbertson Nice book set. So nice that I click for more information at research paper writing service in Canada. I want to be a writer too, so I need more good examples from talented people. Hope that one day my book would be on Goodreads.

message 14: by Julie (new)

Julie Can't wait for The Night Window, book #5 in Dean Koontz's excellent Jane Hawk series...

Codystrivereagles Great list of book, I have read "The Four Horsemen Series" recommend to everyone! Always go reading after watching my favorite films at

message 16: by Larry (last edited Jul 16, 2019 11:53PM) (new)

Larry Dickson Hate this list! I had to read all of these books, Instead of going to store with my friends(

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