Must-Read Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels | May 2021

06 May 2021

Must-Read Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels | May 2021

This month we have found some amazing new science fiction and fantasy books we think you’ll love. If you’ve been on the lookout for an out-of-this-world adventure, don’t miss these latest book releases from A.L. Hawke, Jonathan E. Barnett, Emmanuel M Arriaga, Mark O’Dell, Amy Jarecki, and Andy Weir. We hope you enjoy our latest must-read book recommendations!


Cora: Rise of the Fallen Goddess

by A.L. Hawke

Release Date: May 10, 2021

Cora is the goddess Persephone, living in Greece in the fourteenth century B.C. In order to shelter her from prophecy, her mother, Demeter, sends her away to Azure Blue. The young girl is raised and protected by the nymph queen, Nephrea, in a dreamlike crystal palace among azure trees and amethyst fields under a green sun. She’s adopted into the Amazon code of honor, bravery, and righteousness. But Cora is not an Amazon nymph. And prophecy holds quite a different fate for her as she grows into adulthood—Hades, Lord of the Underworld.

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Shadow Tracker

by Jonathan E. Barnett

Release Date: March 17, 2021

Alcasia has been a hunter since a very young age. She hunts the most dangerous animal in the Great Forest of Rhent. The huge beasts skin hardens into a substance called brontum which is necessary in this world where iron is very rare. When taxes are raised, she ventures further than any other hunter to try and keep her family secure. This is when she accidently runs across an invading foreign army clad in steel. After escaping from this force she returns home to find these strange invaders have destroyed her village and kidnapped her brother and sister.

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Pride of Ashna

by Emmanuel M Arriaga

Release Date: May 4, 2021

The second book in the Foundra Series by Emmanuel M Arriaga… After enlisting with the zealous matriarchal Ashna Maidens who attempt to police the Outer Rim, Serah’Elax quickly becomes a powerful weapon. Meanwhile, a ruthless pirate band has taken over a cruise ship deep within Alliance space. They run into unexpected trouble when they encounter a few members of the highly trained force of military specialists known as the Founder’s Elites, who happened to be vacationing on the vessel.

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The Shade of Highfall

by Mark O’Dell

Release Date: February 23, 2021

An eternal darkness is coming to the world. So say the drug-crazed cult, whose file-toothed adherents proclaim the ramblings of a madman and who journey to the ancient city of Highfall to release their god – the Master of Shades. At this time, a young woman emerges from out of Highfall’s slums, known only as Shrew, who must steal to stay alive. Capture is inevitable, and Shrew is forced into servitude and made to work in the sewers, where she stumbles upon a dagger containing the spirit of a legendary fey woman.

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Time Warriors

by Amy Jarecki

Release Date: May 4, 2021

Recruited into the exclusive and highly secretive Military Academy of Martial Arts, sixteen-year-old Genesis Mans relishes the challenge, even after upperclassman and super jock, Noah Jones, tries to convince her to quit. Yeah, he may be the best fighter in school, but he’s totally wrong about her. His warning makes the girl fight harder to succeed, to uncover secrets first years aren’t allowed to know. She’s curious, she’s smart, and her developing second sight leads to peril beyond her imagination—straight through an off-limits time warp—with Noah and mastermind, Amir, in her wake.

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Project Hail Mary

by Andy Weir

Release Date: May 4, 2021

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish. Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it. All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

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