Some of you might know I love to pre-order (and that’s the understatement of the year, ladies and gentlemen haha). I love prowling the internet, visiting websites like Goodreads, bookdepository and such, to find out what books are to be expected in the nearby future. Only one tiny liabilty; my inner shopaholic goes wild haha. During this ‘research’ I come across so many books I want to read. I try to keep it down to a minimum when placing my pre-orders, but that’s so damn difficult haha.
I’ve recently purchased the Tower of Dawn special YA chronicles box which will be delivered in September and the June Owlcrate. Also, we just had to pay for our upcoming vacation and we just booked a trip to Disneyland Paris in September, so I really have to ‘lay low’ for a while when it comes to buying books haha.
|CONFESSIONS| I’m a pre-order addict!
Of course being on a sort of book buying ban, doesn’t stop me from sharing these beauties with you guys, to get you just as excited as I am for the upcoming releases. Maybe you come across a new book you want to pre-order as well, right?
I love getting pre-orders delivered on the release date. It feels like a little celebration in your hands when you open the package hihi. This article is focusing on some of the June releases. Most of them are stand-a-lones or first books in new series, but there are some sequels being mentioned as well.
Of course, I’m not sharing every release there is in June, only my own favorites. Most of them are YA books, and some of them paranormal romance or new adult. Have fun reading!
the Hundreth Queen – Emily R. King (YA-High fantasy/mythology/magic)
As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.
But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.
Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda’s only hope for escape lies in an arcane, forbidden power that’s buried within her.
In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.
DUE TO RELEASE ON: June 1st
Song of the Current – Sarah Tolcser (YA-fantasy)
Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s a chance he never will.
Caro decides to take her future into her own hands when her father is arrested for refusing to transport a mysterious crate. By agreeing to deliver it in exchange for his release, Caro finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies, with dangerous pirates after the cargo—an arrogant courier with a secret—and without the river god to help her. With so much at stake, Caro must choose between the life she always wanted and the one she never could have imagined for herself.
From debut author Sarah Tolcser comes an immersive and romantic fantasy set along the waterways of a magical world with a headstrong heroine determined to make her mark.
DUE TO RELEASE ON: JUNE 6th
the Sandcastle Empire – Kayla Olson (YA-dystopian/SciFi)
When all hope is gone, how do you survive?
Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.
Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.
Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves—but the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected.
This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.
DUE TO RELEASE ON: JUNE 6th
Once and for all – Sarah Dessen (YA-Contemporary romance)
As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen’s thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.
Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that’s why she’s cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm’s length. But Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged, now that he’s met the one girl he really wants.
Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.
DUE TO RELEASE ON: JUNE 6th
Bad romance – Heather Demetrios
Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.
Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape.
Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.
DUE TO RELEASE ON: JUNE 13th
ROAR – Cora Cormack (YA-fantasy)
This is one I’ve been looking forward to for ages!! It has been on my wishlist for months and as soon as it was available on the Dutch webshop I regularly order from, I put the order in. Cora is known for her earlier New Adult books and this is her first YA fantasy novel and I can’t wait to find out if it’ll be able to live up to my high expectations hihi.
In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.
Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.
To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.
Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.
She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.
Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.
DUE TO RELEASE ON: JUNE 13th
Be true to me – Adele Griffin (YA-historical fiction/romance)
It’s the summer of 1976 on Fire Island, where feathered hair and the Bicentennial celebration reign. Jean, a sometimes cruel, often insecure, and always envious rich girl, is accustomed to living in her glamorous older sister’s shadow. So when Gil Burke, a handsome newcomer with uncertain ties to one of the most powerful families in the exclusive enclave of Sunken Haven, notices Jean—not her sister—Jean is smitten. Then Fritz, a girl from outside the gilded gates who humiliated Jean in the Island’s tennis championship last year, falls for Gil herself. Soon the girls are competing for much more than a tennis trophy, with higher stakes than either of them can imagine.
Told through the alternating perspectives of Jean and Fritz, as they experience feeling like an outsider and first love.
DUE TO RELEASE ON: JUNE 13th
Silver Silence – Nalini Singh (Paranormal romance)
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh introduces a bold new chapter in her extraordinary paranormal romance saga with the Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Wild passion will encounter the darkest of betrayal…
Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.
Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.
Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed…
DUE TO RELEASE ON: JUNE 15th
Maybe in Paris – Rebecca Christiansen (YA-contemporary)
Keira Braidwood lands in Paris with her autistic brother, Levi, and high hopes. Levi has just survived a suicide attempt and months in the psych ward—he’s ready for a dose of the wider world. Unlike their helicopter mom and the doctors who hover over Levi, Keira doesn’t think Levi’s certifiable. He’s just . . . quirky. Always has been.
Those quirks quickly begin to spoil the trip. Keira wants to traipse all over Europe; Levi barely wants to leave their grubby hotel room. She wants to dine on the world’s cuisine; he only wants fast food. Levi is one giant temper tantrum, and Keira’s ready to pull out her own hair.
She finally finds the adventure she craves in Gable, a hot Scottish bass player, but while Keira flirts in the Paris Catacombs, Levi’s mental health breaks. He disappears from their hotel room and Keira realizes, too late, that her brother is sicker than she was willing to believe. To bring him home safe, Keira must tear down the wall that Levi’s sickness and her own guilt have built between them.
DUE TO RELEASE ON: JUNE 20th
13. Our dark Duet – Victoria Schwab (#2 Monsters of Verity) (YA-fantasy)
13. Thief’s Cunning – Sarah Ahiers (#2 Assassin’s Heart) (YA-fantasy)
This is also a book I’ve been looking forward to for months, ever since I read the first book – Assassin’s Heart. Readers who pre-ordered Thief’s cunning could sign up for a SWAG package, send by the aythor – so awesome!! I can’t wait to see how everything will turn out in this second book, knowing how the first one ended. – You can read my review of Assassin’s heart HERE.
13. the Darkest Promise – Gena Showalter (#13 Lords of the Underworld) (Paranormal romance)
A new book of the Lords of the Underworld is ALWAYS THE BEST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN haha. This is one of my favorite paranormal romance series and I’m really bummed out I still haven’t got a lot of them in paperback. I’ve got the first two in paperback – the first one is personally signed by Gena when I met her last month!! – and the rest on my e-reader. I hope to complete the paperback set some day, so I can look at them on my shelves and just being able to re-read them. If you like paranormal elements, especially demons and mythology, in combination with some super sexy writing and amazing characters.. Then this is the series you want to read! I can really recommend it!
14. Midnight unbound – Lara Adrian (#14.6 Midnight Breed) (Paranormal romance)
27. Now I Rise – Kiersten White (#2 the Conqueror’s saga) (YA-fantasy)
Is there any specific, or maybe multiple ones, book you’re looking forward too? Maybe placed some pre-orders yourself for June? Let me know.