Most Anticipated Releases of 2023: April to June

Spring is here, and it’s time to look ahead to the Science Fiction and Fantasy reads I’m most excited about in the months of April to June. I love making lists, but I also find it helps me plan my reading schedule by focusing my attention on highly anticipated releases and prioritizing review copies, so every quarter I’ll try to put together these must-read posts.

Hopefully I will get to most of them! How about you? What are your most anticipated spring 2023 releases?



April 4 – Paradise-1 by David Wellington, The Scourge Between Stars by Ness Brown

April 11 – Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee, Someone is Always Watching by Kelley Armstrong

April 18 – Damsel by Evelyn Skye, City of Dreams by Don Winslow, The Warden by Daniel M. Ford, The Thick and the Lean by Chana Porter, The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart

April 25 – Night Angel Nemesis by Brent Weeks, The Lake House by Sarah Beth Durst, A Slight of Shadows by Kat Howard



May 2 – Spring’s Arcana by Lilith Saintcrow, The Sword Defiant by Gareth Hanrahan, Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros, The Ferryman by Justin Cronin, The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw

May 9 – The Book that Wouldn’t Burn by Mark Lawrence, Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman

May 16 – Fractal Noise by Christopher Paolini, The Malevolent Seven by Sebastien de Castell

May 23 – The Will of the Many by James Islington

May 30 – Witch King by Martha Wells


June 6 – Maeve Fly by CJ Leede

June 13 – The First Bright Thing by J.R. Dawson, The Combat Codes by Alexander Darwin

June 20 – The Only One Left by Riley Sager, What the Neighbors Saw by Melissa Adelman, The Devil’s Playground by Craig Russell

June 27 – Gods of the Wyrdwood by RJ Barker

15 Comments on “Most Anticipated Releases of 2023: April to June”

  1. Every year I find myself super intrigued by a Riley Sager book but I never get around to reading them. Hopefully this year I finally will!! Scarlet sounds incredible. And I’m hoping to binge read the Bone Shard books soon. Ive also added Springs Arcana to my TBR as it sounds fantastic. I’m kind of worried by the American Gods comparison (I tried to watch the adaptation but couldn’t get into) but hopefully it’ll be as good as the blurb suggests.


    • I started reading Riley Sager a few years ago and admittedly some books are better than others! I just hope this upcoming one will be a high instead of a low. I’m also looking forward to start Scarlet and I probably should have startedThe Bone Shard War this month but it’s looking like it’ll be pushed to May, haha. Started Springs Arcana though, and so far I can *kind of* see the American Gods comparison but I am also having a lot more fun with it than I expected!

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      • Aww well fingers crossed that the new one is one of the good ones. It certainly sounds like it should be.
        Ooh I actually did manage to get the whole Bone Shard series read and loved it so I’ll keep an eye out for your thoughts whenever you get to the finale. I hope you enjoy it.
        To be fair my wariness of the comparison is based on about half an episode of the adaptation 🙈 I’m glad to hear you’re having a good time with it.


  2. Of this group I’m probably most curious about Witch King right now. I’ve had a large pile of Martha Wells books for quite some time but it wasn’t until Murderbot that I finally read any of her stories, and now I want to read MORE!


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