Okay, we’ve only got a few days left in May which means it’s time to take a look at June releases. May was nuts when it came to new books, so it’ll be interesting to see how many releases in June we would like to get our hands in. If you’re curious what our anticipated June releases are, keep on reading!
One Last Stop – Casey McQuiston (June 1st)
After loving Red, White & Royal Blue this was an immediate add on Goodreads. Even without knowing what this would be about, I knew I wanted to read it! But the synopsis also sounds really good!
Instructions for Dancing – Nicola Yoon (June 1st)
I’ve read both previous books written by this author and loved them. Our main character doesn’t believe in love anymore, but I have a feeling it’s not going to be that way at the end of the story!
Don’t Hate the Player – Alexis Nedd (June 1st)
Okay, I’m not a gamer myself, but the boyfriend is. And even though it’s not something I enjoy I like watching and reading about gaming. Also, I love the fact that more female gamers are rising and getting stories. I loved the book Don’t Read the Comments and am looking forward to this one.
The Ghosts We Keep – Mason Deaver (June 1st)
The Ghosts We Keep is pitched as a book perfect for Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli fans. I’m both, so I didn’t need to know more. I have a feeling this book is going to be heartbreaking, but beautiful at the same time.
Jay’s Gay Agenda – Jason June (June 1st)
Another amazing illustrated cover and a story I’m excited to read. Our main character has an agenda, but not all of these tasks will be easy. Jay’s Gay Agenda will be a book full of firsts and I can’t wait to read it.
Grace and Glory – Jennifer L. Armentrout (June 1st)
Ever since reading the last sentence of Rage and Ruin I’ve been wanting the conclusion to this trilogy. Jennifer L. Armentrout is one of my favorite authors and I’m excited to get another book from her!
The (Un)Popular Vote – Jasper Sanchez (June 1st)
This is supposed to be The Politician but with a trans main character. I love The Politician so much so this sounds like it would be right up my alley! That cover is also super cute.
Ace of Spades – Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (June 1st)
This is one of my most anticipated releases for this year! It’s a YA mystery thriller, it has dark academia vibes and talks about institutionalised racism. Yes please!
The Nature of Witches – Rachel Griffin (June 1st)
I love the sound of the magical system in this! It’s also a standalone and that’s really nice to read in between all those series haha. I also love that it seems to talk about climate change.
The Passing Playbook – Isaac Fitzsimons (June 1st)
I love the title of this book. Sign me up for all of the LGBTQ+ romances. I have a feeling this will be a perfect summer read. The main character is trans and is starting over at a new school after being bullied. After certain things happen he has to decide if he wants to come out to everyone and stand up for his rights or say nothing. I can’t imagine how hard that is.
Dead Dead Girls – Nekesa Afia (June 1st)
The title of this book really caught my attention and the cover definitely gives the 20s vibes I know we’re getting after reading the synopsis. Dead Dead Girls is a historical mystery set in 1920s Harlem. Sign me up!
The Library of the Dead – T.L. Huchu (June 1st)
This honestly sounds amazing. It’s set in Edinburgh (love it) and the MC dropped out of school to become a ghostalker. There’s also an occult library somewhere in the story and that sounds amazing.
The Chosen And The Beautiful – Nghi Vo (June 1st)
I think this could be one of my favourite releases of the year. It sounds really powerful, touching upon very important issues, while also being a magical coming-of-age story.
Malibu Rising – Taylor Jenkins Reid (June 1st)
I loved Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones and the Six so of course I was on the lookout for Taylor Jenkins Reid newest release. And Malibu Rising sounds amazing. I haven’t read much set in this time period and I’m excited to do so with this one.
The Jasmine Throne – Tasha Suri (June 8th)
This start of a new trilogy is inspired by Indian history and epics and that already sounds like something I’d want to read. But the rest of the synopsis also sounds really intriguing.
Fire with Fire – Destiny Soria (June 8th)
After reading Beneath the Citadel I’ve been looking forward to a new book by this author. Fire with Fire involves dragons and those always have me curious!
We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This – Rachel Lynn Solomon (June 8th)
After loving Today Tonight Tomorrow I’ve decided I want to read everything by this author. We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This has a cover I love and seems to be a perfect summer read. I don’t think I’ll be able to put this one down.
All Our Hidden Gifts – Caroline O’Donoghue (June 8th)
I don’t think I’ve ever read a book before that have tarot cards and a character that goes missing. All Our Hidden Gifts sounds like a dark and magical adventure.
Down with This Ship – Katie Kingman (June 8th)
I mentioned this book a couple of times on the blog the past few months. As a big fan of fandoms and books that focus on that I’m so excited for Down with This Ship. Especially this one with little pieces of fan fiction and e-mails and chat messages.
Of Princes and Promises – Sandhya Menon (June 8th)
After reading the first book in this series I was doubting whether I wanted to read the sequel. However, since this is about different main characters, and I liked them in the first book, I want to give this a chance!
Daughter of Sparta – Claire Andrews (June 8th)
This is a historical fiction retelling with fantasy elements, something I really enjoy. It’s based on Greek Mythology and I just can’t get enough of it. Also, I’ve never read anything about Daphne and Apollo.
Blood Like Magic – Liselle Sambury (June 15th)
Blood Like Magic seems to have everything I want in a book: a beautiful cover, witches and a main character that gets a horrifying task if she wants to save her family’s magic. This book is almost 500 pages long, but I have a feeling that won’t be enough.
Sisters of the Snake – Sasha Nanua & Sarena Nanua (June 15th)
A royal and a street orphan who look identical switch places. Perfect trope! They also have to work together against dark forces in both their worlds. Is it June 15th yet?
Plot Twist – Bethany Turner (June 15th)
I mentioned on the blog not too long ago that I’m in the mood for more romance and Plot Twist sounds like one I need this summer. Our main character is a greeting card writer who is dreaming of being a screenplay writer. I also love this cover.
The Box in the Woods – Maureen Johnson (June 15th)
This is the newest book in the Truly Devious series. I really liked the mystery in the first 3 books and I’m excited to enjoy this standalone mystery Maureen created for us in this fourth book!
Darling – K. Ancrum (June 22nd)
A dark YA thriller based on a retelling of Peter Pan. Darling sounds like everything I want in a book right now. I’ve read books by K. Ancrum before and couldn’t put them down, so I have high expectations for this one!
My Contrary Mary – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows (June 22nd)
This might actually be my most highly anticipated release for the year. I adored the Jane books so so much and I can’t wait to read the Mary stories. This one is set in the world of My Lady Jane, possibly my favorite world and favorite Jane. So you can imagine my excitement.
Dream Girl – Laura Lippman (June 22nd)
This is an adult psychological thriller and I would like to read more of those again. I love the sound of this one, someone claims to be the main character from the book our main character wrote. But he thinks he made her up. What’s going on? Add an accident and a dead body and you get an exciting mystery.
This Poison Heart – Kaylynn Bayron (June 29th)
After reading Cinderella is Dead earlier this year and loving it I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of The Poison Heart. This book has an amazing cover and the story sounds like one I won’t be able to put down.
That Weekend – Kara Thomas (June 29th)
A new Kara Thomas book! I love her YA mysteries a lot and I can’t wait to see what happens in this one. Since it’s a mystery, I don’t want to read to much about it so I won’t ruin it for myself.
Eat Your Heart Out – Kelly deVos (June 29th)
I’m normally not much of a horror reader, but I’ve been really enjoying darker books lately. Eat Your Heart Out is a YA horror, but seems to be one with humor. I have an e-arc of this, so I’ll keep you updated.
As you can see June has turned out to be another busy bookish month! What June releases are you looking forward to? Any we missed? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.