June 2017 Releases

Done with May 2017 Releases? Here are June 2017 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

Tara Altebrando
The Possible
Bloomsbury (UK & AU: 1st June 2017; US: 6th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

What if…no one knows the truth about you? It’s been thirteen years since Kaylee’s biological mother, Crystal, once infamous for her supposed telekinetic ability, got a life sentence for killing Kaylee’s little brother in a fit of telekinetic rage. Today, Kaylee’s living a normal life with her adoptive parents and almost never thinks of Crystal. Until a woman shows up on Kaylee’s doorstep, asking to interview her for a podcast about her mother. Was the whole telekinesis thing a hoax, or does Crystal have some kind of special powers? Is it possible that Kaylee has them, too? It would certainly explain some of the stranger things that have happened to her over the years. What if…she did the interview? Met her mother for the first time since the trial? Can her mother prove she can make things happen with her mind? Can Kaylee do the same? And what if she has been doing it, all along? As the podcast begins airing, everyone in Kaylee’s life – everyone in the country – is hearing this dark history and asking questions that even Kaylee has never dared ask herself.

Laura Bickle
The Dragon’s Playlist
Pronoun (US: 1st June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Di fled rural West Virginia to study music and pursue a bright future as a violinist. But when a mining accident nearly kills her father, she is summoned back home to support her family. Old ghosts and an old flame emerge from the past. When Di gets a job as a bookkeeper at the same mine where her father worked, she is drawn into a conflict pitting neighbor against neighbor as the mine plans an expansion to an untouched mountain. If the mining company’s operation goes forward, there will be more at stake than livelihoods or the pollution of the land: Di has discovered a dragon lives deep within Sawtooth Mountain, and he is not happy with this encroachment upon his lair. When catastrophe strikes, Di must choose between her family’s best interests and protecting the dragon – the last surviving bit of magic in Di’s shrinking world. In every fight, sides are chosen. And there can be no yearning for what has been left behind.

Madeleine Roux
Escape from Asylum (Asylum, Prequel)
HarperCollins (UK: 1st June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Ricky Desmond doesn’t belong in the Brookline asylum. His parents sent him here because they think he’s a deviant – and that he can be cured – but Ricky knows there’s no cure for what he has. Soon after he arrives, Ricky learns that being locked up is only the beginning of his problems. Rumor has it that the Brookline warden authorizes treatments that aren’t entirely…humane. And if the screams Ricky hears coming from the basement are any indication, the rumors are an understatement. Now, with the help of a nurse, Ricky must escape before the asylum claims his sanity – or his life.

Amanda Sun
Rise (Paper Gods, Novella)
HarperCollins HQ (UK: 1st June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

A long, long time ago, before the world was as we know it, Izanami and Izanagi came into being. Two of the first of the ancient gods of Japan, they crafted the world from ink and their own imaginations. Izanagi wants, more than anything, to be with Izanami – but one moment of pride could tear them apart forever. Yuki and Tanaka have been friends for as long as they can remember, but lately deeper feelings have been bubbling beneath the surface. How do they navigate the transition from friendship to true love without destroying the powerful bond between them? Set a millennia apart, can these two couples, living parallel love stories, find their happily-ever-afters?

Rachel Vincent
Spectacle (Menagerie, Book 2)
HarperCollins MIRA (UK: 1st June 2017; AU: 19th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

When their coup of Metzger’s Menagerie is discovered, Delilah and her fellow cryptids find their newly won freedom brutally stripped away as they are sold into The Savage Spectacle, a private collection of “exotic wildlife”. Specialising in ruthless cryptid cage matches, safari-style creature hunts and living party favours, the Spectacle’s owner, Willem Vandekamp, caters to the forbidden fetishes of the wealthy and powerful. At the Spectacle, any wish can be granted – for the right price. But Vandekamp’s closely guarded client list isn’t the only secret being kept at the Spectacle. Beneath the beauty and brutality of life in the collection lie much darker truths, and no one is more determined than Delilah to strip the masks from the human monsters and drag all dark things into the light.

Tara Altebrando
The Leaving
Bloomsbury (US: 6th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Eleven years ago, six kindergartners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to. Until today. Today five of those kids return. They’re sixteen, and they are…fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn’t really recognize the person she’s supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they’re entirely unable to recall where they’ve been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max – the only one who hasn’t come back. Which leaves Max’s sister, Avery, wanting answers. She wants to find her brother – dead or alive – and isn’t buying this whole memory-loss story. But as details of the disappearance begin to unfold, no one is prepared for the truth.

Keri Arthur
Blood Kissed (Lizzie Grace, Book 1)
Keri Arthur (US: 6th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In a world where magic and science sit side by side, and powerful witches are considered necessary aides for all governments, Lizzie Grace is something of an outlier. Though born into one the most powerful blue blood witch families, she wants nothing to do with either her past or her magic. But when she and Belle, her human familiar and best friend, open a small cafe in the Faelan werewolf reservation, she quickly finds herself enmeshed in the hunt for a vampire intent on wreaking bloody havoc. It’s a hunt that soon becomes personal, and one that is going to take all her skills to survive – that’s if the werewolves, who hate all things witch, don’t get her first.

Danielle Rollins
Burning
Bloomsbury (US: 6th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Tucked away, deep in the woods, Brunesfield Correctional Facility’s cold walls and empty hallways keep dangerous girls away from the world…girls like Angela Davis, whose fate was determined by one bad decision. After a few years in juvie, Angela is finally close to her release, but everything changes the day a new warden with dark plans takes over. Angela knows evil when she sees it, and as strange disappearances and frightening incidents happen more and more frequently, it becomes clear that Brunesfield could be the end of them. Angela and her friends must find a way to get out, but how can they save themselves from very place keeping them locked away?

Danielle Rollins
Breaking
Bloomsbury (US: 6th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Charlotte has always been content in the shadow of her two best friends at the prestigious Weston Preparatory Institute. Ariel is daring and mysterious. Devon is beautiful and brilliant. Although Charlotte never lived up to the standards of the school – or her demanding mother, Dr. Gruen – her two best friends became the family she never had. When Ariel and Devon suddenly commit suicide within a month of each other, Charlotte refuses to accept it as a coincidence. But as the clues point to a dangerous secret about Weston Prep, Charlotte is suddenly in over her head. There’s a reason the students of Weston are so exceptional, and the people responsible are willing to kill to protect the truth…

Cristin Terrill
Here Lies Daniel Tate
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 6th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

It seems too good to be true when Daniel Tate, missing since he was abducted from one of California’s most elite private enclaves at the age of ten, turns up on a snowy street in Vancouver six years later. At first too traumatized to speak, he is eventually able to tell the authorities who he is and is reunited with his overjoyed family. In time, they tell him, he’ll recover the memories he’s missing; all that matters is that they have him back. It’s perfect. A miracle. Except for one thing: That boy isn’t Daniel Tate. But he wants to be. A young con artist who’s been taking on false identities for years, this impostor has stumbled onto the scam of a lifetime. Daniel has everything he’s ever dreamed of – wealth, privilege, the chance to make a fresh start, and most importantly, a family that loves him. Now that he’s finally found a place to belong, he doesn’t question his luck. Until he realizes that maybe Daniel isn’t missing at all. Maybe someone knows what really happened to the boy he’s pretending to be…and if he can’t uncover the truth – he could be next the next Daniel Tate to disappear.

Danielle Vega
The Exorcism of Sofia Flores (The Merciless, Book 2)
Penguin Random House Razorbill (US & CA: 6th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiraled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. Her therapist says they’re all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else…until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish. Sofia is sent to St. Mary’s, a creepy Catholic boarding school in Mississippi. There, seemingly everyone is doing penance for something, most of all the mysterious Jude, for whom Sofia can’t help feeling an unshakeable attraction. But when Sofia and Jude confide in each other about their pasts, something flips in him. He becomes convinced that Sofia is possessed by the devil… Is an exorcism the only way to save her eternal soul?

Mary Weber
The Evaporation of Sofi Snow
HarperCollins Thomas Nelson (US: 6th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

In a world where skycams follow your every move and the details of your life are uploaded each hour, Sofi knows that her eyes are the only caring ones watching her brother, Shilo. As an online gamer, she works behind the scenes to protect Shilo as he competes in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. But when a bomb destroys the gaming arena, she is helpless to rescue him – and certain that his disappearance was no accident. Despite all the evidence of Shilo’s death, Sofi’s nightmares tell her he is still alive. Could the dreams be truer than what everyone else claims? For Miguel – a charming young playboy from Earth – the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets. In the aftermath of the bombing, he fears he has lost Sofi forever, even as he wonders if she is really who she seems. Now he’s a target for blackmail. The game is simple: help the blackmailers or lose more than anyone can fathom – or than Earth can afford.

V. C. Andrews
Corliss (The Girls of Spindrift, Book 1)
Simon & Schuster Pocket Star (US, UK, CA, & AU: 12th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

Corliss is not like the other girls at her Los Angeles high school. Incredibly intelligent, shy, and a loner, she has difficultly in fitting in. What’s worse, a clique of girls is out to get her because she’s not down with their games. On the night of a school party, her refusal to take drugs with the girls leads them to take matters into their own hands – spiking her drink. Quickly, Corliss’s entire life is turned upside down and no one – not even the handsome valedictorian who had agreed to go out with her – looks at her the same way. Just when she’s wondering if she’ll be able to return to her high school, someone mentions a new place: Spindrift. Could that be her way out?

Cindy Pon
Want
Simon & Schuster Pulse (US, UK, CA, & AU: 13th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost. With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary. Yet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth, the more muddled his plans become. And against his better judgment, Zhou finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp’s CEO. Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own heart?

Beth Revis
A World Without You
Penguin Random House Razorbill (US & CA: 13th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at fifteen, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have “superpowers.” At Berkshire, Bo falls in love with Sofia, a quiet girl with a tragic past and the superpower of invisibility. Sofia helps Bo open up in a way he never has before. In turn, Bo provides comfort to Sofia, who lost her mother and two sisters at a very young age. But even the strength of their love isn’t enough to help Sofia escape her deep depression. After she commits suicide, Bo is convinced that she’s not actually dead. He believes that she’s stuck somewhere in time – that he somehow left her in the past, and now it’s his job to save her.

Karen Bao
Dove Alight (Dove Chronicles, Book 3)
Penguin Random House Viking (AU: 15th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Shy, introverted Phaet Theta has gone from being a top student to an interplanetary fugitive to the reluctant but fierce leader of a revolution. With the Earthbound on their side, she and her friends finally have a chance at toppling the evil leaders who’ve held the Moon captive for decades. But as the death tolls rise, the cost of the war weighs heavily on Phaet, even as she’s forced to lead her siblings and Wes, the love of her life, into terrible danger. Phaet started this war because she lost someone she loved. Will she have to lose another to end it?

Laura Lam
Shattered Minds (Pacifica, Book 2)
Macmillan Tor (UK: 15th June 2017; US: 20th June 2017; AU: 27th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Carina used to be one of the best biohackers in Pacifica. But when she worked for Sudice and saw what the company’s experiments on brain recording were doing to their subjects, it disturbed her – especially because she found herself enjoying giving pain and contemplating murder. She quit and soon grew addicted to the drug Zeal, spending most of her waking moments in a horror-filled dream world where she could act out her depraved fantasies without actually hurting anyone. One of her trips is interrupted by strange flashing images and the brutal murder of a young girl. Even in her drug-addicted state, Carina knows it isn’t anything she created in the Zealscape. On her next trip, she discovers that an old coworker from Sudice, Max, sent her these images before he was killed by the company. Encrypted within the images are the clues to his murder, plus information strong enough to take down the international corporation. Carina’s next choice will transform herself, San Francisco, and possibly the world itself.

Francesca Haig
The Forever Ship (The Fire Sermon, Book 3)
HarperCollins Voyager (AU: 19th June 2017; UK: 29th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Elsewhere exists. Cass, Piper and Zoe must race to prevent the Alphas from destroying what might be the only salvation for the Omegas and an end to the discrimination that comes, for them, with existing. But while they struggle to change the world, Cass must also overcome her grief and loyalty to her twin if she is ever to be free.

Francesca Zappia
Made You Up
HarperCollins (AU: 19th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Alex fights a daily battle to figure out what is real and what is not. Armed with a take-no-prisoners attitude, her camera, a Magic 8 Ball, and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college. She’s pretty optimistic about her chances until she runs into Miles. Didn’t she imagine him? Before she knows it, Alex is making friends, going to parties, falling in love, and experiencing all the usual rites of passage for teenagers. But Alex is used to being crazy. She’s not prepared for normal. Can she trust herself? Can we trust her?

Lauren Oliver
Replica (Replica, Book 1)
HarperCollins (US & CA: 20th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Lyra’s story begins in the Haven Institute, a building tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida that from a distance looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, Haven is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed. When a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects – Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72 – manage to escape. Gemma has been in and out of hospitals for as long as she can remember. A lonely teen, her life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April. But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two replicas and a completely new set of questions.

Jenna Black
Night Magic (Nightstruck, Book 2)
Pan Macmillan Tor (AU: 27th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Philadelphia is locked in the grip of an evil magic that transforms its streets into a nightmare landscape the minute the sun sets each night. While most of the city hunkers down and hopes to survive the long winter nights, Becket Walker is roaming the darkened streets having the time of her life. Once, the guilt of having inadvertently let the night magic into the city – and of having killed her onetime best friend – had threatened to destroy her. But now she’s been Nightstruck, and all her grief and guilt and terror have been swept away – along with her conscience. So what if she’s lost her friends, her family, and her home? And so what if her hot new boyfriend is super-controlling and downright malevolent? Mesmerized by the power and freedom of not having to care about anyone but herself, Becket is sinking ever deeper into the night magic’s grasp. But those who love her refuse to give up on her – even if she’s given up on them. If they can’t find a way to help Becket break the night magic’s hold, the entire city might soon find itself shrouded in perpetual night. But the last thing Becket wants is to be “rescued” from her brand new life, and she will fight tooth and claw to stay exactly where she is.

Lisa Heathfield
Flight of a Starling
Egmont (UK: 29th June 2017)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Rita and Lo, sisters and best friends, have spent their lives on the wing – flying through the air in their trapeze act, never staying in one place for long. Behind the greasepaint and the glitter, they know that the true magic is the family they travel with. Until Lo meets a boy. Suddenly, she wants nothing more than to stay still. And as secrets start to tear apart the close-knit circus community, how far will Lo go to keep her feet on the ground?

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3 responses to “June 2017 Releases

  1. Those sound like a lot of fun! I’m also really looking forward to “Down Among the Sticks and Bones” (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire which is supposed to be out mid-June too. Thanks for the list!

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