25 Spring Releases to Have on Your Radar

NetGalley members are always looking ahead for exciting new releases to add to their TBR piles. Here are 25 spring books that readers won’t want to miss—some are even already available to request on NetGalley! Take a look and take note of the books you want to read this spring.

That Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is taking readers to Cape Cod this spring for a story about female friendship and finding happiness. A typo in an email address introduces Diana Starling and Daisy Shoemaker, two women with seemingly opposite lives with more in common than they think. 

A Game of Cones by Abby Collette

Abby Collette’s second Ice Cream Parlor Mystery finds Bronwyn Crewse once again on the case when the body of a developer who came to the small town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio with the intention of building a mall is discovered.

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

It’s a big year for Leigh Bardugo fans. Not only is the Netflix adaptation Shadow and Bone set to premiere this April, but Bardugo is also delivering the final volume in the King of Scars duology, which follows fan-favorite Nikolai Lantsov.

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

Rivers Solomon returns with a work of gothic fiction featuring a woman desperate to raise her newborn twins as far from the religious compound as she can. When her past catches up with her, she transforms in unbelievable ways to protect her family.

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron

When Reena Manji requires a fake fiancé for a couple’s baking contest, she turns to her neighbor Nadim for help. Nadim is the latest in a long line of Muslim bachelors her family’s introduced her to, and she’s reluctant to prove her father right and admit that she may be falling for Nadim.

The Paris Apartment by Kelly Bowen

Historical fiction readers won’t want to miss out on Kelly Bowen’s latest, which weaves together two women’s stories from 2017 and 1942. Aurelia Leclaire inherits her grandmother’s Paris apartment and uncovers secrets hidden for decades.

Her Three Lives by Cate Holahan

A home invasion leaves a couple suspicious of their partner’s motives in this spring thriller. Architect Greg suffered an injury in the attack and now monitors his fiancée on their security cameras constantly,while Jade wonders if he knows more than he seems about that terrible night.

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

YA fantasy fans are surely counting down the days until May 4, when the first book in Victoria Aveyard’s new series releases. Corayne learns it is up to her to save her realm from an evil that threatens to destroy all that she’s ever known.

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Jessamyn Teoh is drawn into a world of gods and secrets when she begins to hear the ghost of her grandmother. Ah Ma wants Jess to help her get revenge against a gang boss who offended her deity, the Black Water Sister.

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

Jess Davis trusts numbers and science. She’s intrigued by a matchmaking company that uses DNA to pair couples together, until she’s matched with Dr. River Pena, who she knows is 100% wrong for her, no matter what the data says.

Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer by Jamie Figueroa

A brother and sister grapple with the aftermath of their mother’s death in this debut novel. Rufina Rivera convinces her brother Rafa to perform with her in their tourist town, hoping to pull him from his depression and convince him to live again.

Who Is Maud Dixon? by Alexandra Andrews

An aspiring writer sees the opportunity to steal her idol’s identity in this suspenseful tale. Florence Darrow steps in as Helen’s assistant, hoping to soak up writing advice. But after Helen dies in a car accident, Florence sees the chance to write under Helen’s penname: Maud Dixon.

The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

Joan He weaves together two narratives in her latest YA novel. Cee woke up on an island with no memories other than the fact that she has a sister she must find. Meanwhile, Kasey lives in Earth’s only unpolluted city and she’s desperate to escape its confines.

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers

Becky Chambers’ Wayfarers series comes to a close this spring with the fourth volume. Newbies and longtime fans alike can easily dive into this installment, which can be read as a standalone, about three strangers thrown together at the galaxy’s version of a truck stop.

The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

Xio Axelrod’s rockstar romance follows a guitarist determined to make her dreams come true. When Toni B auditions for a new band, the last person she expects to see is Seb, who had once promised that together they’d take the music world by storm before leaving her behind.

Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans

Just in time for April’s National Poetry Month, this collection from spoken word poet Jasmine Mans hits shelves in March and features pieces exploring themes of identity. Mans writes about what it means to be a queer Black woman and what it means to come home.

Lies We Bury by Elle Marr

Freelance photographer Marissa Mo tries not to think about the time she spent in captivity as a child, but her memories come rushing back when she accepts a photography job in Portland covering a series of murders and receives a note from the killer.

The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

Brittney Morris’ latest YA novel follows a teenager who can see the future with a single touch. When 16-year-old Alex Rufus receives a vision of his brother’s death, he drops everything to find a way to change the future before it comes to pass.

A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine

The second installment in Arkady Martine’s political space opera series hits shelves this March. Mahit must manage an alien armada inching closer to Teixcalaanli while trying to recover from the turmoil that shook the Empire.

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall

Alexis Hall returns this spring with a new rom com. Rosaline Palmer is counting on her ability to stick to a recipe to lead her to victory on the baking show she’s competing on. But electrician Harry Dobson has her considering going off-script when it comes to love.

There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura, translated by Polly Barton

Suffering from burnout, this book’s 36-year-old narrator decides to find an easy job. She flits from temp job to temp job, discovering with each one that she’s searching for meaning, rather than a way to coast through her life.

The Secret Talker by Geling Yan

Hongmei’s quiet life in Northern California as the wife of a college professor is disrupted by mysterious emails hinting at the secrets she left behind in China. Fans of psychological thrills should add this May release to their TBRs now.

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

Young adult readers looking for a contemporary romance won’t want to miss Adiba Jaigirdar’s sophomore novel. Hani’s friends say she can’t be bisexual if she’s only dated guys, leading Hani to claim that she’s currently dating their classmate Ishu. Now to convince Ishu to play along.

The Unbroken by C.L. Clark

A soldier and a princess team up to change their desert kingdom in this North African-inspired political fantasy series opener. Touraine’s loyalty to her empire is wavering, and she finds herself intrigued by Luca’s proposal to work together to unseat Luca’s uncle from the throne.

To Love and to Loathe by Martha Waters

This Regency romance follows a widow and a marquess known for their sparring. Diana would never lie to Jeremy, which is why he asks her to strike up an affair. She’ll honestly tell him how to be a better partner and in exchange he’ll help her signal to the ton she’s ready to take a lover.

Kelly Gallucci

Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of We Are Bookish, where she oversees the editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors and NetGalley members. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and watching way too many baking shows.

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