Summmeeer! When the heat comes out, let’s just never leave our beds and read all day. Who needs suntans when you got a whole pile of books?! Inside we have air conditioning, lemonade, and did I mention BOOKS?!
What’s in store for me in June?
Summer in the Invisible City
by Juliana Romano
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 21ST
Seventeen-year-old Sadie Bell has this summer all figured out: She’s going to befriend the cool girls at her school. She’s going to bond with her absentee father, a famous artist, and impress him with her photography skills. And she’s finally going to get over Noah, the swoony older guy who was her very first mistake.
Sadie wasn’t counting on meeting Sam, a funny and free-thinking boy who makes her question all of her goals. But even after a summer of talking, touching, and sharing secrets, Sam says he just wants to be friends. And when those Sadie cares about most hurt her, Sam’s friendship may not be enough. Sadie can see the world through her camera, but can she see the people who have loved and supported her all along?
Set against a glamorous New York City backdrop, this coming-of-age romance is a gorgeous summer read—one whose characters will stay with you long into the fall.
I’m amazed at the rating on Goodreads for this novel, hence why I’m going to give this novel by Juliana Romano a try. I actually read her debut novel, and it was pretty good. I love the way she writes Coming-of-Age so I think this might be a pretty good June TBR. I’m going to have to wait until I’m in the mood for this genre though. That cover is also very pretty.
Summer Days, Summer Nights
By Stephanie Perkins (Editor), Multiple Authors
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2ND
This beautiful collection features twelve gorgeously romantic stories, by some of the most talented and exciting YA authors writing today. Includes: Leigh Bardugo, Nina LaCour, Libba Bray, Francesca Lia Block, Stephanie Perkins, Tim Federle, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, Brandy Colbert, Cassandra Clare, Jennifer E Smith, Lev Grossman.
I’ve only read one novel that consists of short stories and I think this is a great novel to start the adorable shorts and there are twelve summer romances!! This is THE summer beach read!! I’m extremely excited to get my hand on this novel!! It’s going to be sooo cuuute and it’s going to be a quick read too!! And the authors?!? This is promising. But how promising? I’ll let you guys know. 😉
The Problem with Forever
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 1ST
For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.
I had so much uncertainty to put this novel on my TBR. After reading many reviews, I’ve decided to read it. I mean it’s JLA!!! I cannot not read her novel! This is definitely different for her though so we’ll see how well she can expand her skills to realistic fiction and contemporary romance from fantasy.
All the Missing Girls
By Megan Miranda
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 28TH
Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse.
It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.
The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing.
Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.
Like nothing you’ve ever read before, All the Missing Girls delivers in all the right ways. With twists and turns that lead down dark alleys and dead ends, you may think you’re walking a familiar path, but then Megan Miranda turns it all upside down and inside out and leaves us wondering just how far we would be willing to go to protect those we love.
Megan Miranda is my guilty pleasure. I don’t read enough of her books!! She writes such chilling, dark novels and I’m just amazed by her creativity. When I saw this book, I had to read it!! Look at that concept, aahhh it’s gonna be soo good!! It sounds so mysterious and captivating! I mean that summary.. I can’t. I’m so ready to dive in to mystery and thriller.
The Way to Game the Walk of Shame
By Jenn P. Nguyen
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 7TH
Taylor Simmons is screwed.
Things were hard enough when her single-minded dedication to her studies earned her the reputation of being an Ice Queen, but after getting drunk at a party and waking up next to bad boy surfer Evan McKinley, the entire school seems intent on tearing Taylor down with mockery and gossip.
Desperate to salvage her reputation, Taylor persuades Evan to pretend they’re in a serious romantic relationship. After all, it’s better to be the girl who tames the wild surfer than just another notch on his surfboard.
Okay, so I’ve been waiting for this to come for months. Although I’m definitely more excited for All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda, I need a fix of contemporary romance and a swoony love story. I have a diverse preference for romance, and one of them is the (very) cliché pretend relationship to real one. *blushes* I just find that concept has so much room for creativity but. but it has to be done correctly. I can only tolerate this cliché for so much. So, this is #1 because I want to read, review and critique. I’m nervous and my expectations are high as the towers at Hogwarts. We’ll see.
This month seems to be the month of contemporary and realistic fiction. I guess I had my way with fantasy and action. (Who am I kidding? XD I’m totally in for lots of rereads of my fav fantasy series) Anyway, June wasn’t packed with as many Anticipated Releases as May but we still got some interesting reads.
What are your June Anticipated releases? Any I mentioned above? Are you excited for summer beach reads? More so, are you ready for summer?!? 😮 Let me know in comments below!