Each month, we’ll be putting together a list of our top most anticipated releases; from romance, to sci-fi, to fantasy, and everything in between. These releases might be ones we’re counting down the days for or ones we’ve already read and want you to read (and love!), too.
What you do need to bear in mind is that living on different continents we have different release dates. So as a general rule there might be some repeats from one month to the next.. it’s not that we’re just being weird. Though we can’t dismiss that totally out of turn.
For June, Micky’s hotly anticipated titles are :
Top of my list is THE BRIDE TEST by Helen Hoang. I know it released last month in the US but the paperback is only out in the UK this month. I got an early copy and I adored this so I am all anticipation for my fellow UK readers. This story has all the appeals in terms of characters, diversity and representation wrapped up in a mail order bride type story. Don’t hesitate on this one. THE BRIDE TEST is out on JUNE 6, 2019.
THE GIRL IN RED by Christina Henry is a red riding hood retelling in what sounds like a post-apocalyptic context. The woman in the red jacket is just trying to stay alive and keep away from the woods and everything that lurks there. This sounds like a dark tale with a strong woman who will do anything to stay alive. THE GIRL IN RED is out on June 18, 2019.
Some Penny Reid fans have been reading KISSING GALLILEO weekly in her e-newsletter for free but I am the kind of reader that prefers to wait for it all bundled up as a whole story, so I am looking forward to this release. This second installment in her Dear Professor series promises to bring Penny Reid’s special brand of wit and intellect. KISSING GALILEO is out on June 11, 2019.
NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A ROCKSTAR by Rachel Higginson centres on Clover Calloway who is a has-been rock star, now with a normal life she has built and savours. The musical life is over because her heart got shattered by the lead singer in the band she played with and now he’s back. AND I am clicking this as soon as it drops! NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A ROCKSTAR is out on June 25, 2019.
For June, Hollis’ hotly anticipated titles are :
I’ve been plagued by disappointing YA fantasy reads of late but I can’t help but be excited about SORCERY OF THORNS by Margaret Rogerson. First of all, that cover? Stunning. Secondly this is about sorcerers and libraries and seems to feature a hate-to-love pairing? I’m more than willing to give this a go and from seeing some early reviews I have hopes it won’t let me down! SORCERY OF THORNS is out June 4, 2019.
LIKE A LOVE STORY by Abdi Nazemian is a YA historical fiction novel set in the eighties around the AIDS crisis. It follows three teens, one gay and closeted, another out and proud, and a third who has an uncle dying of AIDS. This is diverse, #ownvoices, and sounds compelling and heartbreaking in equal measure. LIKE A LOVE STORY is out June 4, 2019.
THE FRIEND ZONE by Abby Jimenez is a women’s fiction title that is getting tons of buzz right now in Romancelandia and seems to be one that will make you laugh, cry, and cry-laugh. My favourite kind of book! This is also the author’s debut which is very exciting. THE FRIEND ZONE is out June 11, 2019.
I read OFF THE ICE by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn, the first in this duo’s Hat Trick series, back in 2017 and really loved it! Now they’re back (finally..) with GOALIE INTERFERENCE which features an enemies to lovers trope but made better : it’s an m/m romance with two goalies. I know it’s a cliche, as a Canadian, to be a hockey fan but I own it. However a little known (hah) fact is that goalies tend to be my favourite players. So, yeah, I’m very much anticipating this one. GOALIE INTERFERENCE is out June 17, 2019.
What titles are you looking forward to this month? Let us know in the comments below!