Hi guys! How are you? It feels wild that it’s already June, but here we are and her are all the shiny, new releases I’m excited for this month:
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno – June 5th
Magical realism, set on an island, lesbian MC and aro/ace rep – this sounds perfect to me.
Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider – June 5th
I loved The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider and I’m so intrigued by the fact that MC’s best friend is literally a ghost. I love a touch of a paranormal in my contemporaries!
Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova – June 5th
Labyrinth Lost was one of my favorite books of 2017, so I’m super excited to read the sequel. If follows Alex’s sister Lula, a bruja with healing powers who brings her boyfriend back from the dead and gets more than she bargained for. Does this remind anyone else of Undead Girl Gang???
Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf – June 5th
This is a book about a girl who has to rip out a prince’s heart to win her freedom from a witch. How amazingly evil does that sounds? Please be brutal, book.
Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl – June 5th
I’m so excited Marisha Pessl has another book out and even more excited that it’s a mix of mystery and sci-fi.
Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton – June 5th
I have a thing for books about dark and messy female friendships, guys.
Mariam Sharma Hits the Road by Sheba Karim – June 5th
Muslim girl squad??? Road-trip??? New Orleans?? Yes, please.
Running With Lions by Julian Winters – June 7th
This sounds like the gay sports romance I didn’t know I wanted, but now I want it a lot.
Final Draft by Riley Redgate – June 12th
I love reading books that explore writing as a theme, plus the MC is pansexual, biracial and plus-size!
Providence by Caroline Kepnes – June 19th
This book is part love story, part detective story, and part supernatural thriller. That sounds really weird, but I like weird.
Not the Girls You’re Looking For by Aminah Mae Safi – June 19th
I’m always here for girl squads and I’ve heard this one has unlikable female characters as well, so I’m super ready to love them. I love messy girls.
The Mermaid by Christina Henry – June 19th
First of all, keep the mermaid books coming please. Second of all, this book has a real mermaid pretending to be a fake mermaid at a museum and I’m in love with this idea.
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman – June 26th
This is an anthology of stories inspired by East and South Asian folklore and mythology and Roshani Chokshi has a story in it! I love folklore, mythology and Roshani Chokshi.
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse – June 26th
This is a #OwnVoices Native American YA about a monster hunter and I want a copy now.