June + July + August Releases I’m Excited For!

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Because it’s always fun to know about the latest book releases even if they’re late, right? Also, there’s nothing wrong with cramming three month’s worth into one post…..

These are listed by release date and honorable mentions (books I either have no interest in or haven’t read their predecessors yet) will be posted at the bottom! Each title is also linked to their Goodreads page if you’d like to add them!

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Release Date: June 4th

After loving and adoring Rogerson’s “An Enchantment of Ravens” I am so pumped to check out her latest book! Evil sorcerers, proctors, and great libraries! Count me in!


The Haunted by Danielle Vega
Release Date: June 4th

I have a habit of just adding everything Vega writes because YA horror is a rare, beautiful thing in my opinion. It’s essentially about a girl whose family moves into the town’s local haunted house, I’m also a sucker for haunted house stories!


Shadow & Flame (Rime Chronicles #2) by Mindee Arnett
Release Date: June 4th

I, surprisingly, really enjoyed the first installment in this series “Onyx & Ivory”. It wasn’t a typical YA fantasy filled with all of the usual tropes which was really refreshing! So I can’t wait to see what happens next!


Fix Her Up (Hot & Hammered #1) by Tessa Bailey
Release Date: June 11th

I actually just recently added this because of all the raving reviews for it! I don’t usually read a lot of romances but this one sounded pretty great. It’s about 2 people from a small town that start “fake-dating” in order to be taken more seriously in the eyes of others. That is some SUPER paraphrasing on my part but I think it gets the point across!


Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich
Release Date: June 11th

I am a big Dawn Kurtagich fan and have read all of her books so far so I’m definitely excited for her newest one! Once again I love me some YA Horror! (The Dead House & And The Trees Crept In reviews here!)

“Three women, centuries apart, drawn together by one Unholy Pact. A pact made by a man who, more than a thousand years later, may still be watching…”


The Eyes of Tamburah (Archives of the Invisible Sword #1) by Maria V. Snyder
Release Date: June 17th

I mean the title just sounds awesome, right? It’s about a girl with a talent for uncovering ancient artifacts and is hired by an archaeologist to find some legendary gemstones. But soon after they’re stolen and she is blamed for the theft.


The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
Release Date: June 18th

Christina Henry does fantastic, dark retellings of fairy tales (Alice, Red Queen, Lost Boy) and I’m sure this one will be no exception. This particular book is a retelling of Red Riding Hood.


Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone
Release Date: June 18th

“A feminist Guardians of the Galaxy”? Yes, please. This is a fantasy-esque sci-fi with a ruling Empress who can blow up planets with a single thought, sentient robots, warrior monks, and a  rebellion brewing.


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Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
Release Date: June 18th

A short Tor novella about a house in the woods and a Wild Man who lives there with his cats and dryads until suddenly a new owner comes along. I love Tor novellas, they’re almost always really good!


Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
Release Date: June 25th

An urban fantasy about a girl who is a gumiho, a nine tailed fox who must feed on the energy of men in order to survive. She happens upon a human boy one night and rescues him from a goblin but by breaking the rules of survival she loses her gumiho soul in the process and they must work together to get it back.

Honestly, I love anything with mythology especially with a modern setting like this!


The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter
Release Date: June 25th

“Far, far away, in the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm and fairy tales are real. Except, fairy tales aren’t based on myths and legends of the past—they are prophecies of the future.
Raised in the mortal realm, Everly Morrow has no idea she’s a real-life fairy-tale princess—until she manifests an ability to commune with mirrors.
Soon, a horrifying truth is revealed. She is fated to be Snow White’s greatest enemy, the Evil Queen.”

Everything about this sounds amazing, I LOVE retellings especially villain retellings!


The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren
Release Date: June 25th

This is a pretty short description but honestly it gets the point across in my opinion: this is  a story about a girl living in a cult. I enjoy cult stories so I’m interested but also the cover is gorgeous!


 

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Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Release Date: July 2nd

I haven’t gotten my review up yet for this book but I really enjoyed it and think you all should check it out too.

It’s about a down on her luck woman who gets a job “apartment-sitting” in an old, famous, and very expensive apartment building that comes with a strict set of rules. When one of the residents goes missing she dives into all of the dark history the building has in order to find them.


Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke
Release Date: July 2nd

Another book I read, loved, and haven’t reviewed yet. It follows the same plot as the movie but with more added details.

“This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.”


Immunity (Contagion #2) by Erin Bowman
Release Date: July 2nd

I won’t post the synopsis for this book for those of you who have not yet read book one. However, I AM SO PUMPED FOR THIS! The first book was perfection and I’m ready for some more sci-fi horror!

Check out my full review for “Contagion” here, I hopefully will convince you that you need to read these!


Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Release Date: July 9th

The Raxter School for Girls has been under quarantine ever since a strange disease known as the Tox started killing  off teachers  one by one and then infecting the students. Now the girls must survive on their island and they don’t dare wander out beyond the fences but when one of them goes missing, Hetty (the MC), will do anything to find her.

I’m ALWAYS here for YA horror!


Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Release Date: July 9th

“Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses, from the sun, the moon, and the stars.”

I mean, how does this NOT sound awesome? It also promotes itself as having tons of Chinese culture and forbidden romance.


The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
Release Date: July 9th

In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life…until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.
That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother’s death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost.
But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and get back what was taken from them.

I’m a sucker for a good revenge story….


Heartwood Box by Ann Aguirre
Release Date: July 9th

A dark, romantic YA suspense novel with an SF edge and plenty of drama, layering the secrets we keep and how appearances can deceive.

I really love when a small town setting has a mixed sci-fi and mystery atmosphere, very ‘Stranger Things’ feeling!


The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Lee
Release Date: July 16th

An origin story for Avatar Kyoshi from the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe, it’s basically everything I’ve ever wanted or needed.


The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall
Release Date: July 16th

A lyrical underworld narrative that begins around a desolate, near-forgotten border to the land of the dead. Vasethe, a man with a troubled past, comes to seek a favor from a woman who is not what she seems. With her aid, he enters the nine hundred and ninety-nine realms of Mkalis, the world of spirits, where gods and demons wage endless war.
What Vasethe discovers in Mkalis threatens to bring his own secrets into light and throw both worlds into chaos.

Another Tor novella that sounds amazing!


Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Release Date: July 23rd

A historical fiction and mythology cross over set during the Jazz Age in Southern Mexico. Casiopea finds a wooden box in her grandfather’s room and ends up releasing the spirit of the Mayan god of death who then requests her help in recovering his throne.

Again, I’m down for anything with mythology especially not over-done mythology!


Grimoire Noir by Vera Greentea & Yana Bogatch
Release Date: July 23rd

A graphic novel that tells the story of a town where every woman is a witch, and what happens when one of them goes missing.


Someone We Know by Shari Lapena
Release Date: July 30th

In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses–and into the owners’ computers as well–learning their secrets, and maybe sharing some of them, too.
Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? After two anonymous letters are received, whispers start to circulate, and suspicion mounts. And when a woman down the street is found murdered, the tension reaches the breaking point. Who killed her? Who knows more than they’re telling? And how far will all these very nice people go to protect their own secrets?
In this neighborhood, it’s not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide . . .You never really know what people are capable of.

This sounds interesting enough though I am a bit skeptical now that I have read Lapena’s other novel “The Couple Next Door” and wasn’t too terribly impressed.


The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
Release Date: July 30th

A YA fantasy with an interesting sounding caste system (named after various birds) a “Crow” who is hoping for a big payout when she collects a prince’s dead body and a prince who has faked his own death.

I think the world building sounds great and hopefully it is!

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Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman
Release Date: August 6th

On the run from the FBI.
Targeted by a murderous cult.
Labeled a cyber-terrorist by the media.
Irritated texts from his best friend.
Eye contact with a nice-looking guy on the train.
Aidan has a lot to deal with, and he’s not quite sure which takes top priority.

I’m really excited to read Milman’s latest book since I really enjoyed his other novel “Scream All Night”, the dark humor was great! (You can read my full review of THAT book here!)


Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch #2) by Sarah Henning
Release Date: August 6th

The sequel to the AMAZING “Sea Witch” which is a retelling of “The Little Mermaid” but I’d like to avoid spoilers here. (You can also check out my full review of the first book here!)


House of Salt & Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
Release Date: August 6th

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.

Yes to books with curses!


The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
Release Date: August 6th

A new nanny is imprisoned, accused for the murder of one of the children she was tasked with watching. I have a few Ruth Ware books on my TBR but I haven’t read any yet, shame on me!


Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro
Release Date: August 6th

This is a YA Contemporary about two girls in abusive families who decide to get out of their lives together and start anew. It sounds like a really interesting story and it has to be if I’m reading contemporary because it usually isn’t my cup of tea.


Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski
Release Date: August 6th

An old haunted hotel and a girl who moves there and has haunting visions, yes please!


Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk
Release Date: August 6th

A ROBIN HOOD BOOK! It follows along with historical people and events as well as the Robin Hood mythos so it’s a blend. I’m pretty stoked for a new Robin Hood book though!

 

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Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: June 4th

The Beholder by Anna Bright 
Release Date: June 4th

If it Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
Release Date: June 4th

The Chosen (Contender #1) by Taran Matharu
Release Date: June 4th

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
Release Date: June 4th

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Release Date: June 4th

Recursion by Blake Crouch
Release Date: June 11th

Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: June 11th

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DEV1AT3 (Lifelike #2) by Jay Kristoff
Release Date: June 25th

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Growing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay
Release Date: July 2nd

Queen of Ruin (Grace and Fury #2) by Tracy Banghart
Release Date: July 2nd

Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia
Release Date: July 2nd

Becoming the Dark Prince (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3.5) by Kerri Maniscalco
Release Date: July 15th

The Rage of Dragons (The Burning #1) by Evan Winter
Release Date: July 16th

Soul of Stars ( Heart of Iron #2) by Ashley Poston
Release Date: July 23rd

Jade War (The Green Bone Saga #2) by Fonda Lee
Release Date: July 23rd

Dark Age (Red Rising #5) by Pierce Brown
Release Date: July 30th

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The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang
Release Date: August 6th

Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves #2) by Mary E. Pearson
Release Date: August 6th

Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Berube
Release Date: August 6th

Midnight Beauties (Grim Lovelies #2) by Megan Shepherd
Release Date: August 13th

The Last Hope (The Raging Ones #2) by Krista & Becca Ritchie
Release Date: August 13th

Of Ice and Shadows (Of Fire and Stars #2) by Audrey Coulthurst
Release Date: August 13th

Crown of Coral & Pearl by Mara Rutherford
Release Date: August 27th

All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Release Date: August 27th

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Wild Savage Stars (Sweet Black Waves #2) by Kristina Perez
Release Date: August 27th

Rage (Stormheart #2) by Cora Carmack
Release Date: August 27th

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell
Release Date: August 27th

These Divided Shores (Stream Raiders #2) by Sara Raasch
Release Date: August 27th

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Are you also looking forward to any of these books?
Have you read any of them yet (ARCs etc)?
What are some new releases I didn’t include that you’re looking forward to?
Let me know in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “June + July + August Releases I’m Excited For!

  1. Jasmine's Reading Blog August 12, 2019 / 1:25 pm

    I loved Fix Her Up! Lots of good contemporary romances coming out this year that are becoming more mainstream. I also loved “The Right Swipe” which just came out and “The Bromance Book Club” which comes out in November 🙂

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  2. tasya @ the literary huntress August 16, 2019 / 8:43 pm

    I’m super excited for The Wicked Fox, I didn’t managed to get to it immediately, but it’s going to be the first book I read when everything settle down a bit 😀

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