Most Anticipated Releases | June 2020

This summer is going to be full of so many new releases I’m excited about! I was also very lucky to get approved for the most ARCs I requested on NetGalley and now I have over 10 to go through next month. It’s going to be a very long TBR, but hopefully I’ll get to all of them soon.

I picked various books from different genres, so I hope you’ll also find some to add to your TBR, and let me know what other new release you’re excited about!

MOST ANTICIPATED ADULT BOOKS OF JUNE 2020

THE GIRL FROM WIDOW HILLS BY MEGAN MIRANDA

Everyone knows the story of “the girl from Widow Hills.”

Arden Maynor was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm and went missing for days. Strangers and friends, neighbors and rescue workers, set up search parties and held vigils, praying for her safe return. Against all odds, she was found, alive, clinging to a storm drain. The girl from Widow Hills was a living miracle. Arden’s mother wrote a book. Fame followed. Fans and fan letters, creeps, and stalkers. And every year, the anniversary. It all became too much. As soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and disappeared from the public eye… more


home before dark by riley sager

What was it like? Living in that house.

Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into Baneberry Hall, a rambling Victorian estate in the Vermont woods. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later recounted in a nonfiction book called House of Horrors. His tale of ghostly happenings and encounters with malevolent spirits became a worldwide phenomenon, rivaling The Amityville Horror in popularity—and skepticism… more


seven lies by elizabeth kay

It all started with just one little lie. But we all know that it never ends there. Because, of course, one lie leads to another…

Growing up, Jane and Marnie shared everything. They knew the other’s deep-est secrets. They wouldn’t have had it any other way. But when Marnie falls in love, things begin to change. Because Jane has a secret: she loathes Marnie’s wealthy, priggish husband. So when Marnie asks if she likes him, Jane tells her first lie. After all, even best friends keep some things to themselves. If she had been honest, then perhaps her best friend’s husband might still be alive today… more


mexican gothic by silvia moreno-garcia

He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemí. You have to save me.

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find — her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region… more


the vanishing half by brit bennett

The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Ten years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?… more


always the last to know by kristan higgins

The Frosts are a typical American family. Barb and John, married almost fifty years, are testy and bored with each other…who could blame them after all this time? At least they have their daughters– Barb’s favorite, the perfect, brilliant Juliet; and John’s darling, the free-spirited Sadie. The girls themselves couldn’t be more different, but at least they got along, more or less. It was fine. It was enough.

Until the day John had a stroke, and their house of cards came tumbling down… more


the empire of gold (the daevabad trilogy, #3) by S.a. chakraborty

Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles.

But when Nahri accidentally summons an equally sly, darkly mysterious djinn warrior to her side during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real… more

MOST ANTICIPATED YA BOOKS OF JUNE 2020

again again by e. lockhart

If you could live your life again, what would you do differently?

After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times—while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas about love, and the weird grandiosity of the human mind… more


THE OBSIDIAN TOWER (ROOKS AND RUIN, #1) BY MELISSA CARUSO

The mage-marked granddaughter of a ruler of Vaskandar, Ryx was destined for power and prestige at the top of Vaskandran society. But her magic is broken; all she can do is uncontrollably drain the life from everything she touches, and Vaskandar has no place for a mage with unusable powers.

Then, one night, two terrible accidents befall her: Ryx accidentally kills a visiting dignitary in self-defense, activating a mysterious magical artifact sealed in an ancient tower in the heart of her family’s castle… more


MOST ANTICIPATED MIDDLE-GRADE BOOKS OF JUNE 2020

wonderscape by jennifer bell

When Arthur, Ren and Cecily investigate a mysterious explosion on their way to school, they find themselves trapped aboard The Principia – a scientific research ship sailing through hazardous waters, captained by one Isaac Newton.

Lost in the year 2473 in the Wonderscape, an epic in-reality adventure game, they must call on the help of some unlikely historical heroes, to play their way home before time runs out… more

What ARE your most anticipated bookS of June 2020?
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14 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Releases | June 2020

  1. Omg how have I never heard of Wonderscape before now?! I’m totally cover judging right now but it’s so colorful and eye-catching! I’d add this book to my TBR based on this cover alone 🤣 I’m really excited for Mexican Gothic and Home Before Dark although I’m terrified for both. Haha great list, Alex!

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  2. I caaaaaan’t wait for Home Before Dark. It’s probably my most anticipated release for the entire year. I really enjoyed Final Girls & Lock Every Door AND the synopsis sounds amazing. I really hope it lives up to my expectations! I also would love to read anything by Megan Miranda. I really liked All the Missing Girls (which I think was her debut to adult books) but haven’t read anything by her since.

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    1. This new Megan Miranda was mindblowingly good 😀 Highly highly recommend! I’m excited about new Riley Sager but I didn’t like Lock Every Door as much as everyone else, so I hope this one will be better.

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  3. I’m currently reading Again Again. It’s taking me a bit longer to get into it, but I’m only about 30% in. The alternate version episodes are interesting but sometimes confusing?? I’m wondering if it would be better in print, so the alternate versions would be more obvious, if that makes sense. 🙂 I hope you enjoy all of these!

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