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New Releases I’m Excited For! – June

I’m here again with more new books that are on the horizon. There are a lot of books coming out in June and I’m excited about a lot of them. I wanted to share some of the ones that I am most excited for. Here are the new book releases I’m excited for in June!

Forging into Silver Stars by Brigid Kemmerer

Magic has been banished in the land of Syhl Shallow for as long as best friends Jax and Callyn can remember. They once loved the stories of the powerful magesmiths and mythical scravers who could conjure fire or control ice, but now they’ve learned that magic only leads to danger: magic is what killed Callyn’s parents, leaving her alone to raise her younger sister. Magic never helped Jax, whose leg was crushed in an accident that his father has been punishing him for ever since. Magic won’t save either of them when the tax collector comes calling, threatening to take their homes if they can’t pay what they owe.

Meanwhile, Jax and Callyn are astonished to learn magic has returned to Syhl Shallow — in the form of a magesmith who’s now married to their queen. Now, the people of Syhl Shallow are expected to allow dangerous magic in their midst, and no one is happy about it.

A new Brigid Kemmerer book? Yes please! This one is set four years after the end of A Vow So Bold and Deadly which I loved. I will be reading this one as soon as I can. I’m hoping my copy arrives before I go on holiday then I can read it whilst I am there!

7th June 2022

The Setup by Lizzy Dent

Mara Williams reads her horoscope every day – but she wasn’t expecting to be in a whole other country when destiny finally found her. Just as a fortune teller reveals that her true love is about to arrive, a gorgeous stranger literally walks into her life. And now Mara is determined to bring them together again . . . Surely even fate needs a nudge in the right direction sometimes?

But while Mara is getting ready for ‘the one’, the universe intervenes. Her new flatmate Ash is funny, and kind, and sexy as hell . . . There was no predicting this: it’s as if her destiny just arrived on her doorstep.

This one sounds like it will be the perfect book to read whilst sat by the pool this summer. I’ve heard some excellent things about Lizzy Dent’s writing so I am looking forward to seeing what I think of it myself. 

9th June 2022

This Place is Still Beautiful by XiXi Tian

Despite having had near-identical upbringings, sisters Annalie and Margaret agree on only one thing: that they have nothing in common. Nineteen-year-old Margaret is driven, ambitious, and keenly aware of social justice issues. She couldn’t wait to leave their oppressive small-town home and take flight in New York. Meanwhile sweet, popular, seventeen-year-old Annalie couldn’t think of anything worse – she loves their town, and feels safe coasting along in its confines.

That is, until she arrives home one day to find a gut-punching racial slur painted on their garage door.

Outraged, Margaret flies home, expecting to find her family up in arms. Instead, she’s amazed to hear they want to forget about it. Their mom is worried about what it might stir up, and Annalie just wants to have a ‘normal’ summer – which Margaret is determined to ruin, apparently.

Despite not yet being out, this book has been getting some extraordinary reviews. This book follows two sisters after they experience a shocking racist incident. I feel this book is going to be extremely important and I’m sure I will love it. I cannot wait to share my thoughts.

9th June 2022

The Silver Chain by Jion Sheibani

Azadeh is a budding violinist on a music scholarship at an expensive private school, dealing with all the usual trials of being sixteen: trying her best to fit in, keep up and have fun. Then as her mum’s mental health spirals out of control, Azadeh’s world starts to unravel. Her friendships fall away, and as much as she and her dad try to keep a lid on everything, their problems insist on taking over. Feeling alone, it’s her violin that finally helps Azadeh to find her way back to her friends, herself and even her mum.

This is a coming-of-age verse novel which is being marketed for fans of Clap When You Land. I adored that book, so I am very exciting to give this one a read and see what I think. I’ve not read a verse novel for a while which makes me even more excited about this one. I cannot wait to see what I think of this.

23rd June 2022

What June releases are you excited about? Let me know in the comments!

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