Wishlist Wednesday | Most Anticipated Releases July 2023

We’re a few days away from the beginning of July, so it’s time to take a look at the releases coming at us next month. Will this month be bad for our TBR? Or is it a quiet one? Keep on reading to see what our most anticipated July 2023 releases.

Murder on a School Night – Kate Weston (July 4th)

I never expected to read the sentence: “a hilarious mystery-rom-com”. Those aren’t normally words I see together in a synopsis. Murder on a School Night sounds like while we’re looking for a murderer, we’re also getting a lighthearted story as well.

Business or Pleasure – Rachel Lynn Solomon (July 4th)

Rachel Lynn Solomon has written YA and adult romances that I’ve loved, so I’m always excited to see her releasing a new books. After feeling awful about not being recognized by the author she was a ghostwriter for, she ends up hooking up with a guy at the bar. Only to find out this is the next person she’ll be a ghostwriter for. This is going to be interesting!

Give Me a Sign – Anna Sortino (July 11th)

I can’t imagine what it’s like to have hearing loss, but to not really know where you fit in. Our main character becomes a counselor at a summer camp for the deaf and blind. The dreamy Deaf counselor volunteers to help her with her ASL. I have a feeling this is going to be an unforgettable summer for our main character.

The Prince & The Apocalypse – Kara McDowell (July 11th)

I really like Kara McDowell’s writing and enjoyed the two books I’ve read by her a lot. That alone got me interested in this one, but after reading the synopsis I also think this could be a really fun read. An American teen has to work together with the British crown prince to get home before the world ends in eight days. There could be a heartbreaking ending but before that I expect a lot of fun!

Bellegarde – Jamie Lilac (July 11th)

Bellegarde is a re-imagination of She’s All That in 18th-century Paris. I loved She’s All That, so I’m so curious to see how the author puts a spin on the concept in the 18th century. I hope I love this as much as I think I will.

Hello Stranger – Katherine Center (July 11th)

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center was a 5 star read for me last year. I have a feeling Hello Stranger is going to be as well. After an accident our main character suffers from face blindness. All faces are a set of disconnected features. I can’t imagine how awful that is.

Forget Me Not – Julie Soto (July 11th)

For some reason I really love this cover and on top of that the story sounds like something I’ll enjoy. A wedding planner has to work with her grumpy florist ex on the most important wedding of her career. Forget Me Not is probably going to have a lot of drama, but I’m probably going to love it!

You, with a View – Jessica Joyce (July 11th)

The cover for You, with a View screams summer! Two high school enemies must reunite for a road trip inspired by their grandparents’ broken engagement. I’m already curious why they’re enemies and what will happen on this road trip.

The Saint of Bright Doors – Vajra Chandrasekera (July 11th)

This is about magic doors and I love magic doors. But I will say, the synopsis is also a bit confusing and I think that the writing might not be for me. It looks like the writing is poetic and flowery in style so if you like that, this could be the story for you. I definitely want to give it a try and hope I will be into the story.

Ebony Gate – Julia Vee & Ken Bebelle (July 11th)

A female John Wick story with dragon magic and the setting is contemporary San Fransisco’s Chinatown. I’m in! This is an adult fantasy and I love that the main character is a retired assassin. There is also talk about a shinigami, a god of death, and I love seeing that in something else than Death Note!

Immortal Longings – Chloe Gong (July 18th)

I still need to read Chloe Gong’s previous series, but I’m very curious about her adult debut. This epic fantasy is inspired by Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra and that’s all I needed to know. Immortal Longings will be book 1 in the Flesh and False Gods trilogy.

A Guide to the Dark – Meriam Metoui (July 18th)

I added this one because I thought is was a paranormal thriller, I’ve also seen readers classify it as horror since then…. Hopefully it’s not that scary because I won’t be able to handle that haha. I feel like this could be a bit like that one Teen Wolf episode at that motel on the way to the match, and I personally love that episode a lot. So I do have high hopes haha.

One of Us Is Back – Karen M. McManus (July 25th)

The third and final book in the One of Us is Lying trilogy! We get the characters from both of the previous books so whether you liked the first or the second better, you will get characters you liked before. I’m curious to see how this ends. The early review I’ve seen thought this book was the best out of the three so I have some expectations!

The Legacies – Jessica Goodman (July 25th)

I really enjoyed They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman. And now we’re getting another YA mystery about an exclusive club at a prep school. Those are some of my favorite settings for YA murder mysteries and I’m excited for this newest one. I can’t wait to sit in the sun on the beach and dive into this one.


So those are our most anticipated July releases! Did we miss any you’re really excited about? Or do you want to read any of these as well? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you.

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