Hello friends! It’s that time of the month again, where I talk about the books that are being published next month. Especially the ones I’m looking forward to reading! Here are 8 books I’m looking forward to being published in June.
Are you interested in reading any of these books?
- Save the Date by Morgan Matson — Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.
The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.
There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.
There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.
Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.
Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.
I’m actually genuinely looking forward to reading Save the Date, since I’ve been approved an ARC. Morgan Matson is one of my favourite go-to summer read authors. Whenever I’m in need of a little summer, I read one of Matson’s books. There seems to be so much that is going on in the synopsis, I can only imagine that the book will be even busier.
- The Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando — Young Adult, Thriller
There’s no hiding on a cruise ship-not even from yourself.
Natalie’s parents are taking her and her three best friends on a cruise for her seventeenth birthday. A sail-a-bration, they call it. But it’s only been a few short months since Natalie’s boyfriend died in a tragic accident, and she wants to be anywhere but here.
Then she meets a guy on the first night and sparks fly. After a moonlit conversation on a secluded deck of the ship, Natalie pops down to her cabin to get her swimsuit so they can go for a dip. But when she returns, he’s gone. Something he said makes her think he might have . . . jumped? No, he couldn’t have.
But why do her friends think she’s crazy for wanting to make sure he’s okay? Also, why do they seem to be hiding something from her? And how can she find him when she doesn’t even know his name? Most importantly, why is the captain on the intercom announcing the urgent need for a headcount?
With her signature thrilling storytelling, the author of The Leaving and The Possible explores our vulnerability to the power of suggestion—and the lies we tell others and ourselves—in a twisting, Hitchcock-inspired mystery with high stakes and dark secrets.
OK, so I am incredibly appealing, because I get a bit of a We Were Liars vibe. At the same time though, I feel like The Opposite of Here will be a book that will make my head spin in more ways than one.
- What You Left Me by Bridget Morrissey — Young Adult
If I Stay meets While You Were Sleeping in this beautiful and heartbreaking novel told in dual perspectives about friendship, family, and all the other threads that bind us together.Martin and Petra meet for the first time at graduation, and though they’ve shared the halls of their high school for four years without crossing paths, there’s an instant connection the moment they’re seated next to each other at the commencement ceremony.
Then a car accident puts Martin into a coma; and Petra is somehow left picking up the pieces, using friends, family, and shared dreams to keep their surprise connection going.
Together they must unlock the truth of his situation, and with time running out, their bond becomes Martin’s best shot at waking back up to the life he’s left behind.
What You Left Me sounds like a contemporary book that I would unexpectedly love and recommend to everyone. Yet, in that last bit of the synopsis, there’s a hint of Fantasy?? I’m really looking forward to what happens in thsi book. Plus the cover is absolutely gorgeous!
- Blood Will Out by Jo Treggiari — Young Adult, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Suspence
Ari Sullivan is alive–for now.
She wakes at the bottom of a cistern, confused, injured and alone, with only the shadowy recollection of a low-pitched voice and a gloved hand. No one can hear her screams. And the person who put her there is coming back. The killer is planning a gruesome masterpiece, a fairytale tableau of innocence and blood, meticulously designed.
Until now, Ari was happy to spend her days pining for handsome, recent-arrival Stroud Bellows, fantasizing about their two-point-four-kids-future together. Safe in her small hometown of Dempsey Hollow. But now her community has turned very dangerous — and Ari may not be the only intended victim.
Told in alternating perspectives of predator and prey, Blood Will Out is a gripping and terrifying read.
Blood Will Out sounds like a terrifying read. Which means that I want to try and read it as soon as I can. I’ve never seen Silence of the Lambs, and I’ve only every heard of other people talking about it. If I ever get around to reading Blood WIll Out, hopefully it’ll be a good one. I haven’t a clue as to what to say about the dual point of view from predator and prey though. Only that it’ll be…different.
- What Happened That Night by Sandra Block — Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
From “a promising new thriller writer” (Booklist) comes a dark, addictive story about a woman’s hunt for revenge and the awful truths she never saw coming.One moment Dahlia is a successful Harvard student. The next, she wakes up from a party, the victim of a brutal assault. Her life veers into a tailspin, and what’s worse, her memory of the attack has been ripped away, leaving a cold rage in its wake.
Now, years later, Dahlia is a tattooed paralegal suffering from PTSD, still haunted by that night. Until one day, a video surfaces online, and Dahlia sees her attack for the first time. Now she knows what happened to her. And she knows who to blame. Her rage is no longer cold, but burning, red hot.And she is about to make everyone pay.
(What Happened That Night sounds like one heck of a book. The synopsis is very promising and honestly, I’m loving the fact that Dahlia is going to exact her revenge makes me incredibly happy. I’m wondering how everything will be played out though..)
- Find You in the Dark by Nathan Ripley — Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Fiction
In this chilling and disquieting debut thriller perfect for fans of Caroline Kepnes’s Hidden Bodies and Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter series, a family man with a habit of digging up the past catches the attention of a serial killer who wants anything but his secrets uncovered.For years, unbeknownst to his wife and teenage daughter, Martin Reese has been illegally buying police files on serial killers and obsessively studying them, using them as guides to find the missing bodies of victims. He doesn’t take any souvenirs, just photos that he stores in an old laptop, and then he turns in the results anonymously. Martin sees his work as a public service, a righting of wrongs.Detective Sandra Whittal sees the situation differently. On a meteoric rise in police ranks due to her case‑closing efficiency, Whittal is suspicious of the mysterious source she calls the Finder, especially since he keeps leading the police right to the bodies. Even if he isn’t the one leaving bodies behind, how can she be sure he won’t start soon?On his latest dig, Martin searches for the first kill of Jason Shurn, the early 1990s murderer who may have been responsible for the disappearance of his wife’s sister. But when he arrives at the site, he finds more than just bones. There’s a freshly killed body—a young and missing Seattle woman—lying among remains that were left there decades ago. Someone else knew where Jason Shurn left the corpses of his victims…and that someone isn’t happy that Martin has been going around digging up his work. And when a crooked cop with a tenuous tie to Martin vanishes, Whittal begins to zero in on the Finder.
Hunted by a real killer and by Whittal, Martin realizes that in order to escape, he may have to go deeper into the killer’s dark world than he ever thought…
I’ve heard of this book before, very briefly on instagram and I was immediately intrigued. I’m really looking forward to this book to be honest with ya.
- The Museum of Us by Tara Wilson Redd — Young Adult, Fiction
An intoxicating debut novel that will leave you questioning what is real and why we escape into fantasy, perfect for fans of Belzharby Meg Wolitzer and Falling into Place by Amy Zhang.Secrets are con artists: they trick you into letting them out.Sadie loves her rocker boyfriend Henry and her running partner and best friend Lucie, but no one can measure up to her truest love and hero, the dazzling and passionate George. George, her secret.When something goes wrong and Sadie is taken to the hospital calling out for George, her hidden life may be exposed. Now she must confront the truth of the past, and protect a world she is terrified to lose.
The Museum of Us is incredibly intriguing. The synopsis for this book seems to be evading a lot, since other wise I would think that The Museum of Us could be really predictable.
- One Small Thing by Erin Watt — Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems like a small thing, just for her.
Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…
Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.
Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.
I am especially excited for One Small Thing because it’s written by Erin Watt. I’ve read Watt’s other book, When It’s Real, and I absolutely loved it. I can already tell that One Small Thing is going to be a fascinating read since Chase somehow played a part in Beth’s sisters death.
Other Mentionable Titles Are:
- Tell Me No Lies by A.V. Geiger (06/05/18)
- The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston (06/05/18)
- Your Destination Is on the Left by Lauren Spieller (06/26/18)
These are the books that I’m interested in reading, come June! Are there any specific books that you’re looking forward to reading, even ones I haven’t mentioned?
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!