Welcome back, book bees! (Or should we say, audiobook bees?) That’s right! We at THP are rounding up the best new audiobook releases every month, and this right here is our first-ever Sweet Listens list!
May has been an exciting month full of romances and adventure novels. We’re so excited to get the chance to explore yet another medium for storytelling and books with you all. Now without further ado, here are three audiobooks for your To-Listen playlist!
Content warning: The Honey POP encourages mindful listening and checking the author’s website for any additional content warnings.
The Isles Of The Gods By Amie Kaufman
New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman is back with The Isles of the Gods, the first book of her new fantasy series! The Isles of the Gods follows Selly, a young sailor who wants to reunite with her father at any cost, and Leander, a prince with a mission to make a sacrifice to his goddess and prevent another war. This audiobook has several alternating points of view, and we loved listening to each character’s narration! And, of course, we’re absolutely living for the sea setting, the epic fight sequences, and the unexpected romance.
Release date: May 2
A Starlet’s Secret To A Sensational Afterlife By Kendall Kulper
Speaking of audiobooks with alternating points of view, we need to highlight Kendall Kulper’s A Starlet’s Secret to a Sensational Afterlife. The two narrators for Henrietta Newhouse and Declan Collins reeled us in and didn’t let us go until the end! A Starlet’s Secret to a Sensational Afterlife is set in 1930s Hollywood with a unique supernatural twist! We can’t forget to mention the fake dating trope with our main characters. The overthinking and mutual pining gets us every time.
Release date: May 23
You Bet Your Heart By Danielle Parker
Listen up, fans of Never Have I Ever! Danielle Parker’s debut YA romance and audiobook, You Bet Your Heart, is just what you need. Academic rivals (and ex-best friends) Sasha Johnson-Sun and Ezra Davis-Goldberg are fighting for class valedictorian and its accompanying scholarship. The two of them have no choice but to re-examine their values and priorities while competing against each other. It’s a solid coming-of-age romance with diverse representation, which checks off all our boxes!
Release date: May 30
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