June ’21 Releases I’m Dying to Read! (Part 1)

It’s almost June, so I thought it would be a good idea to show you some June releases I’m excited to read! There are so many amazing books coming out in June, so I’ve decided to split this post into two so I can share all of them. Here is part one.

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Witchshadow (Truthwitch #4) by Susan Dennard
Release Date: June 22, 2021
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 464

War has come to the Witchlands . . . and nothing will be the same again.

Iseult has found her heartsister Safi at last, but their reunion is brief. For Iseult to stay alive, she must flee Cartorra while Safi remains. And though Iseult has plans to save her friend, they will require her to summon magic more dangerous than anything she has ever faced before….


Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews
Release Date: June 8, 2021
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 400

Sparta forged her into a deadly weapon. Now the Gods need her to save the world!

Seventeen-year-old Daphne has spent her entire life honing her body and mind into that of a warrior, hoping to be accepted by the unyielding people of ancient Sparta. But an unexpected encounter with the goddess Artemis—who holds Daphne’s brother’s fate in her hands—upends the life she’s worked so hard to build…

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Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury
Release Date: June 15, 2021
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Pages: 496

A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him.

After years of waiting for her Calling—a trial every witch must pass in order to come into their powers—the one thing Voya Thomas didn’t expect was to fail. When Voya’s ancestor gives her an unprecedented second chance to complete her Calling, she agrees—and then is horrified when her task is to kill her first love.


For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten
Release Date: June 15, 2021
Publisher: Orbit Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 448

The first daughter is for the Throne.
The second daughter is for the Wolf.

For fans of Uprooted and The Bear and the Nightingale comes a dark fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf isn’t the only danger lurking in the Wilderwood.

As the only Second Daughter born in centuries, Red has one purpose-to be sacrificed to the Wolf in the Wood in the hope he’ll return the world’s captured gods…


My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Release Date: June 22, 2021
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Pages: 512

Welcome to Renaissance France, a place of poison and plots, of beauties and beasts, of mice and . . . queens?⠀

Mary is the queen of Scotland and the jewel of the French court. Except when she’s a mouse. Yes, reader, Mary is an Eðian (shapeshifter) in a kingdom where Verities rule. It’s a secret that could cost her a head—or a tail…


Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Publisher: Feiwel Friends
Genre: YA Thriller
Pages: 432

Gossip Girl meets Get Out in Ace of Spades, a YA contemporary thriller by debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé about two students, Devon & Chiamaka, and their struggles against an anonymous bully.

When two Niveus Private Academy students, Devon Richards and Chiamaka Adebayo, are selected to be part of the elite school’s senior class prefects, it looks like their year is off to an amazing start. After all, not only does it look great on college applications, but it officially puts each of them in the running for valedictorian, too…


Broken Web by Lori M. Lee
Release Date: June 15, 2021
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 384

The sequel to the hotly-anticipated Forest of Souls, an epic and immersive tale of destiny and sisterhood. Perfect for fans of Susan Dennard, Sarah J. Maas, and Netflix’s The Witcher!

The Soulless has woken from his centuries-long imprisonment. Now, he lurks in the Dead Wood recovering his strength, while Sirscha and her allies journey east to the shaman empire of Nuvalyn. Everyone believes she is a soulguide—a savior—but Sirscha knows the truth. She’s a monster, a soulrender like the Soulless, and if anyone discovers the truth, she’ll be executed…

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Better Together by Christine Riccio
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 400

Freaky Friday meets The Parent Trap in this sparkling and heartfelt story about sisters, second chances, finding romance, and finding yourself.

Jamie’s an aspiring standup comic in Los Angeles with a growing case of stage anxiety.

Siri’s a stunning ballerina from New Jersey nursing a career-changing injury.

They’ve both signed up for the same session at an off the grid Re-Discover Yourself Retreat in Colorado. When they run into each other, their worlds turn upside down…

Ahh, all of these sound so good and I can’t wait to read them! I’ve already started reading Curse of the Spector Queen and it is amazing, and I have Better Together and The Nature of Witches to start reading right afterwards. Everything else, I’m just hoping to snag a copy so I can start reading ASAP when it comes out!

What are some June releases you’re looking for to? Any I mentioned? 


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