Hello everyone! The weather is getting hotter and hotter everyday. I am slowly melting away. Aside from that though, there are 16 books that interest me that are being published this July. Lets see what they are!
- The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy — Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery/ Thriller, Historical, Magical Realism, Romance, Contemporary
The Disappearances definitely sounds interesting. Yet, I’m almost…indecicive about reading this book or not. There seems to be a bit of interesting elements to the book, like how every seven years, something disappeares from the town called Sterling.
‘Sterling is a place with mysteries of its own. A place where the experiences that weave life together–scents of flowers and food, reflections from mirrors and lakes, even the ability to dream–vanish every seven years.’
I’m a little confused though, when I read the synopsis for The Disappearances. At one point of the synopsis, the town seems to be like any other town on the map. Then further into the description of the book, the synopsis seems to give Sterling life–that it (sterling) has a mind of its own; like a person almost.
I’m definitely going to try and get my hands on this one.
- The Revenge by Hannah Jayne — Young Adult, Suspense, Mystery, Contemporary
For some reason I kept on thinking that The Revenge was the second book to Hannah Jayne’s other book Twisted — it isn’t. The Revenge sounds incredibly interesting and with such high stakes involved I am intrigued beyond belief.
‘Tony posted his ex-girlfriends location online. But a week later, when Hope calls Tony and begs him to stop the prank he hears a shriek and a car door slamming. Then the call is dropped.
When Hope isn’t back at school the next day, Tony realizes that he may have put Hope’s life in danger. Can he trace Hope’s movements and save her before it’s too late?’
There is so much that could go wrong. Actually, if we’re to believe that Hope has been kidnapped then everything has already gone terribly wrong.
- This is How it Happened by Paula Stokes — Young Adult, Contemporary
This is How it Happened certainly is interesting, but I don’t know if I’ll end up liking the story. The main character is a girl named ‘Genevieve, who wakes up from a coma, and can’t remember the car crashed that injured her and killed her boyfriend Dallas, a YouTube star who just released his first album.’ What I’m wary most about all of this is the fact that her boyfriend was a YouTube star.
I honestly can’t believe that, but it’s whatever. That little pinpoint in the story is a different one than from what I’m used to. — However, the rest of the story is more of a that Genevieve has to work through and remember.
- Love and Other Alien Experiences by Kerry Winfrey — Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Mental Illness, Mental Health
Love and Other Alien Experiences seems to be an incredibly adorable book, but that’s just from reading the synopsis. I have no knowledge as to why people have categorized LaOAE under Mental Illness and Mental Health.
Having said that, Love and Other Alien Experiences truly does seem like a cute novel with a main character who works to overcome her fear and go outside. Oh, and as a side-note, I’m going to say that I think her popular neighbour Brad, is BeamMeUp.
- What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum — Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
What to Say Next sounds like an amazingly cute book in which the two main characters; Kit and David, are from different high school social worlds. From what I gathered from the synopsis is that Kit is a popular kid, and David is more of a loner.
When Kit one day decides to sit at the same table as David and not with her friends, the first thing that David says to Kit is ‘“So your dad is dead,”‘ after that Kit and David become friends. Kit appreciates Dvaids blunt honesty, and David ‘welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature.’
‘When she [Kit] asks for his [David’s] help figuring ut how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?’
WELL I SURE HOPE SO. Kit and David’s story seems like such a pure friendship. However, I feel like “the truth” is that David’s parent/s and/or sibling (if David isn’t an only child) may have been the cause of the accident? Like a drunk hit and run kind of thing.
- The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell — Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction (Time Travel), Historical
OK so, I was wary about this book because the title seems so…bland (sorry). But then the synopsis seems so…lively. Which means the title is misleading, when then means that there’s a high chance that I might actually like this book! I mean, I might like it anyway, since The Last Magician is a stand alone.
The Last Magician really intrigues me because the book takes place in…well, the synopsis says “modern day New York,” (but really? does it really??) and then by the end of the synopsis the main character, Esta, is in 1902. I feel like I should be worried that The Last Magician has some historical elements to its’ novel, since I don’t usually enjoy books that take place in the past, but The Last Magician just has this appeal to it that I cannot deny!
Esta herself seems like an interesting character as well. She was born and raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink
— the Brink effectively traps the Mageus (people with magic) and confines them to Manhattan. And them Crossing the Brink would mean losing they power and often their lives as well. Esta however, has the ability to manipulate time. ‘All of Esta’s work has been training for her final job: travelling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book that contains the secrets of the Order–and the Brink– before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.
But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.’
I sure do hope that The Last Magician isn’t going to be predictable, since I can already kind of tell that Esta is going to have a hard time betraying everyone, once she gets to know them all.
- The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana — Fantasy, Young Adult
When I first heard of The Library of Fates, I immediately put it on my TBR because of the fantastic title the book has. And then when I read the synopsis to The Library of Fates, I was ultimately informed that the book is “A romantic coming-of-age fantasy tale steeped in Indian folklore.” which is amazing, since I love reading books that have Indian settings.
The Library of Fates truly does have an incredibly interesting synopsis.
I’m interested in the happenings of the novel, but also getting to know the main character, Amrita.
No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood love, and her freedom—to save her people. But her offer isn’t enough.
The unthinkable happens, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive, utterly alone but for an oracle named Thala, who was kept by Sikander as a slave and managed to escape amid the chaos of a palace under siege. With nothing and no one else to turn to, Amrita and Thala are forced to rely on each other. But while Amrita feels responsible for her kingdom and sets out to warn her people, the newly free Thala has no such ties. She encourages Amrita to go on a quest to find the fabled Library of All Things, where it is possible for each of them to reverse their fates. To go back to before Sikander took everything from them.
Stripped of all that she loves, caught between her rosy past and an unknown future, will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life—and another love—await?
The Library of Fates sounds amazing to be honest with you. I’ve already suggested this book as a purchase to my library!
- Trust by Kylie Scott — Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Kylie Scott has become one of few authors where her books are must reads for me. Its the same with Trust.
I haven’t heard much about Trust. In fact, all I’ve heard is what the synopsis has to say. That and my brain going, read it read it read it, in my head when I think of the book, haha! Really though, I am interested in Trust. The synopsis just seems so…right to me, you know?
There’s a vibe to this book that has me thinking of that “from opposite sides of the track” trope.
- Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody — Fantasy, Young Adult
I’m actually very interested in Daughter of the Burning City, since the main prospect of this book is Fantasy related.
It appears that the main character, Sorina, can make illusions — and that she’s the first one in hundreds of years. Which makes her talent incredibly rare. Sorina has spent most of her life within the borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Sonia’s rare talent of making illusions allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with their own personalities. Sonia’s illusions are her family and they make up the rest of the Festival’s Freak Show.
‘But no matter how lifelike the may seem, her illusions are still just that–illusions, nd not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered.’
It appears that this murder of Sonia’s illusion will lead Sonia into the deepest and darkest corners of the festival as she investigates who killed her illusion.
- First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy — Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
It started for pranks, fun, and forever memories.
A secret society – for the four of us.
The rules: Never lie. Never tell. Love each other.
We made the pledge and danced under the blood moon on the meteorite in the orchard. In the spot we found the dead girl five years earlier. And discovered the ancient drawings way before that.
Nothing could break the four of us apart – I thought.
But then, others wanted in. Our seaside town had secrets. History.
We wanted revenge.
We broke the rules. We lied. We told. We loved each other too much, not enough, and in ways we weren’t supposed to.
Our invention ratcheted out of control.
What started as a secret society, ended as justice. Revenge. Death. Rebellion.
Honestly, the synopsis seems really interesting. I love a good book that has me intrigued by the first sentence. And I also love a good mystery, thriller, that then turns into revenge. So Im surprised that First We Were IV didn’t pop up on my radar sooner. I love YA Mystery Thiller novels. I hope that my library acquire’s copies of the book as soon as possible!
- Lucky in Love by Kasie West — Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment — She wins!
OK. I’m really confused about how Maddie even bought the ticket in the first place since you have to be 18 (or is it 19) and older to buy a ticket in the first place. At least, that’s what it’s like here in Canada.
Lucky in Love at first glance looks like a story with a happy ending — I hope it is. Yet I’m wary of Lucky in Love because Maddie’s story seems to good to be true. I’m interested in the last part of the books’ synopsis that say “With tons of humour and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.” So even though I’m interested in how Maddie’s story will pan out, I don’t think I’ll end up loving this one.
Other titles of Note:
- Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally — July 4th
- Bring Her Home by David Bell — July 11th
- The Savage Dawn (The Girl at Midnight, #3) by Melissa Grey — July 11th
- No Filter by Orlagh Collins — July 13th
- Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell — July 27th
Are there any books that are being published this July that interest you?