I can’t believe that it’s May already! Time has been going by faster and faster! I’m not going to lie.. The fact that time seems to be moving at a faster pace is incredibly worrisome to me. Anyhow! June is just around the corner, so here are the books that are going to be published in the month of June that have caught my eye.
Let me know if you know of these books, are interested in said books, or know of some other books that you’re interested!
Aurabel seems like a pretty interesting novel. Aurabel, I believe is a book about mermaids and their political standings in The Whirl. — Which I am assuming is underwater, since they’re mermaids.
I think that there’s going to be two different points of view. The first, from Lorelai, who might be the one dealing with the political things, and then there is Aurabel, who was targeted and attacked by sea creatures and left for dead at the bottom of the ocean, without a tail. Furious, Aurabel creates a mechanical tail for herself and sets upon her revenge.
- Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger — YA Contemporary Mystery
So apparently this story will be told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts. Follow Me Back is also the first in the Follow Me Back duology.
I’m incredibly interested in what happens to the two characters involved.
So I’m not sure about this book, since in the first tidbit of the synopsis is sketchy, but the rest of the synopsis is pretty much about characters who conjure up secrets they were supposed to never find out. Woohoo! Spell book of the Lost and Found simultaneously sounds interesting and creepy!
- Breaking by Danielle Rollins — YA Thriller
I had briefly heard of Breaking before. I can’t remember where, but I know that I’ve heard of this book. Anyway; this story revolves around the main character, Charlotte. — With Charlotte’s bestfriends having committed suicide within two months of each other, Charlotte refuses to accept their deaths as coincidence. As Charlotte digs deeper into their deaths, the clues point to a dangerous secret about Weston Prep. ‘There’s a reason the students of Weston are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth . . .’
- Perfect Ten by L. Philips — YA LGBT Contemporary (with a touch of magic!)
The synopsis for Perfect Ten is incredibly cute. So the main character for PT is Sam, and he had broken up with the only other eligible gay boy at his high school. And he’s getting desperate for a little romance, so when his best friend suggests they do a little love-spell, Sam writes down ten traits he wants in a boyfriend. On the night of Friday the 13th, he burns the list in a cemetery.
And then three seemingly perfect guys are suddenly in Sam’s life, all after him. His ex may want a redo!
- Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios — YA Contemporary Romance
I’m looking forward to Bad Romance (BR), even though I know that BR is going to be problematic. It clearly says in the books’ description that Grace, the main character, lives in a house ruled by fear and avoidance. — And then Grace falls in-love with Gavin. A charming, talented and adored young man. Benear that exterior though, lives the true Gavin: controlling and dangerous. And Grace has no idea how their relationship will turn into a prison she’s unable to excape from.
“Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiralling into darkness–and emerging into the light again.”
I’m really looking forward to Bad Romance for that sentence alone.
- Roar by Cora Carmack — YA Fantasy
Roar is the first book in what I’m assuming will be a series. Roar is a YA Fantasy, and I’m really intrigued about this story. Honestly, I am. I’ve found that I’m a sucker for elemental stories where people can control the weather. However, Roar even has a twist on that.
I don’t really know what to think of Roar, aside from the fact that this plot story seems to be incredibly action filled. At least, I hope it is. And I also hope that Roar will be a book that has a few twists and tricks up its sleeve.
No matter what though, Roar seems to be a great book and I’m absolutely looking forward to it.
- Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley — YA Contemporary
As far as I know, Words in Deep Blue has the potential to be a very cute book, yet I have a inkling that Words in Deep Blue will be one that I won’t forget about. OK so, this book is centred around Rachel. Years ago she had a crush on Henry. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favourite book in his family’s bookshop. Rachel waited, but Henry never came.
‘Now Rachel has returned to the city–and the the bookshop– to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore.’
With that, I was kind of hooked on this book. I mean, the emotional depravation that Rachel is feeling is enough for me to want to figure out if by the end of this book. I want to find out if Rachel ends up feeling again, and I definitely want to find out if anything happens between Rachel and Henry.
- The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault — YA Paranormal Mystery
The Leaf Reader is an interesting book since the main character comes from an eccentric family. So when Marnie, the main character, picks up reading tea leaves, no one bats an eye.
Then the basketball star Matt Cotrell asks for a reading. […] A faint cloud of suspicion still hangs over Matt. But Marnie sees a kindred spirit: someone who, like her, is damaged by association.
Suddenly the reading seems real. And they’re telling Marnie things about Matt that make him seem increasingly dangerous. But she can’t shake her initial attraction to him. In fact, it’s getting stronger. And that could turn out to be deadly.
Do you see why The Lead Reader piques my interest? I need to find out what happens, and if Matt really is guilty of his accused crimes.
- The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May — YA, Fantasy/ Sci-Fi, Romance
I’m not going to look too much into the synopsis for The Fallen Kingdom since I want to read this book without knowing what is supposed to happen.
I’m incredibly intrigued as to how this book will pan out. I want to know if Sky will risk everything to stand up for what she believes in. — I’m not at all interested in how the Queen Bee will play into this story, however.
Other noteable titles:
- The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber — YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy (June 6)
- Internet Famous by Danika Stone — YA Contemporary (June 6)
- The Girl’s Guide to Summer by Sarah Mlynowski — YA Contemporary (June 15)
- A Thousand Paper Birds by Tor Udall — GF (Adult), Sci-Fi, Fantasy (June 15)
- Flight Of A Starling by Lisa Heathfield — YA Contemporary (June 29)
Are there any books that you’re looking forward to in June?