The long hot summer has officially begun and our summer TBR list is on FIRE! By the beach, by the pool, by the air conditioner…we’ve good ALL the summer books.

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June 1st

6.1.17 Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare by Non Pratt, June 1, 2017, Walker Books, 304 pages

Love is a game with the highest risks. What are you willing to sacrifice in the name of love?

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spellbook 6.1

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle, RHCP Digital

This follow-up to her 2015 debut The Accident Season promises to be just as dark and atmospheric.

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June 6th

The Sandcastle Empire 6.6.17

The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson, June 6, 2017, HarperTeen, 464 pages

We’ve been excited about this environmentally themed dystopian since we reported on its auspicious beginnings February 2016. A must read for 2017!

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Here Lies Daniel Tate 6.6.17

Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill, Simon & Schuster, 400 pages

Daniel Tate went missing at age 10. Daniel Tate returned at age 10. But this isn’t Daniel Tate. This is a con artist. And whoever has returned to take Daniel’s place may have just walked into a bigger scam than he bargained for.

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Tash Hearts Tolstoy 6.6.17

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee, June 6, 2017, Simon & Schuster, 367 pages

Natasha aka Tash is dealing with lots of exciting new changes. He web series has gone viral and she’s becoming internet famous. But with fame comes more exposure than she planned for. Can she handle the pressure? Can she handle her crush on fellow vlogger Thom? And more importantly, can he handle her asexuality? Fame, love and Russian literature collide in Tash Hearts Tolstoy.

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06.01.17 the hundredth queen

The Hundredth Queen (Book 1) by Emily R. King, June 1, 2017, Skyscape, 300 pages

Kalinda has long since resigned herself to a fate of living her life in solitude among the sisterhood. Kalinda is sickly and unfit to fight for a coveted spot as a royal wife. But unexpectedly that is precisely what happens. Kalinda is now fighting against 99 other wives and courtesans for the King’s attention, a spot Kalinda does not want. Can she survive and escape to the quiet life she was resigned to live? And is that still the life she wants?

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Everything All At Once 6.6.17

Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno, June 6, 2017, HarperCollins Children’s Books, 360 pages

Anxiety plagued Lottie finds herself doing the impossible after the death of her favorite aunt. Dares, challenges and facing your fears- Everything All At Once is a story about taking all life has to offer.

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Once and for All 6.6.17

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen, June 6, 2017, Viking Books for Young Reader, 400 pages

With a mother who’s famous wedding planner whose job it is to make The Big Day picture perfect, no matter what’s happening behind the scenes, it’s no wonder Louna is cynical about love. But when she meets handsome overly optimistic Ambrose, his perptual good mood just wan win her over.

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Perfect Ten 6.6.17

Perfect Ten by L. Philips, June 6, 2017, Viking Books for Young Readers, 352 pages

Sam has been trapped in a dating wasteland. But when he performs a Wiccan love spell with his bestie, he suddenly has not one, not two but THREE guys vying for his attention. But which of these magical suitors will be Sam’s Prefect Ten? Or is he setting the bar too high?

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Song of the Current 6.6.17

Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser, June 6, 2017, Bloomsbury Childrens Books, 373 pages

“From debut author Sarah Tolcser comes an immersive and romantic fantasy set along the waterways of a magical world with a headstrong heroine determined to make her mark.”- Goodreads

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The Possible 6.6.17The Impossible by Tara Altebrando, June 6, 2017, Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 304 pages

“Unusual and gripping, The Possible will twist the reader round and round as it hurtles towards a sensational climax. For lovers of We Were Liars, Patrick Ness and Derren Brown.”- Goodreads

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This Impossible Light

The Impossible Light by Lily Meyers, June 6, 2017, Philomel Books

This novel-in-verse tackles body images, eating disorders and relationship with poetic rhythm.

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Wildman 6.6.17

Wildman by J.C. Geiger, June 6, 2017, Disney-Hyperion, 336 pages

Lance Hendrick knows where’s going. He’s heading to his graduation party 400 miles away, where this valedictorian will accept the well deserved praise of his peers and affection from his girlfriend, respectively. But when his car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Lance has experiences that his “normal” self would never dream of.  Now reaching his destination seems less important than it did just a few days ago.

Sometimes it’s the detours in life that set us on the right path.

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evaporation of eva snow 6.6

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber, June 6th, Thomas Nelson, 352 pages

In a future where Earth is run by corporations, online games for real consequences, have blackmail is just part of the job, Sofi will stop at nothing to find the brother the world believes is dead.

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Dramatically Ever After 6.6

Dramatically Ever After (Ever After Book 2) by Isabel Bandeira, June 6, 2017, Spencer Hill Contemporary, 378 pages

The high drama continues for Em in Ever After Book 2.

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Internet Famous 6.6

Internet Famous by Danika Stone, June 6, 2017, Swoon Reads, 320 pages

This online fairy tale romance is threatened by a real life troll in Danika Stone’s latest novel.

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unliklies 6.6

The Unliklies by Carrie Firestone, June 6, 2017, Little Brown and Company, 336 pages

“Five teens embark on a summer of vigilante good samaritanism in a novel that’s part The Breakfast Club, part The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and utterly captivating.”- Goodreads

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What I Lost

What I Lost by Alexandra Ballard, June 6, 2017, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 400 pages

Elizabeth as lost a lot. And physical weight is just a part of it. Now she’s trying to get through the program to gain some of what she lost back.

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romeo juliet jim

Romeo, Juliet & Jim by Larry Schwart & Iva-Marie Palmer, June 6, 2017, Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt

“Shakespeare meets Gossip Girl in this modern-day tale of two star-crossed lovers that soon becomes a love triangle in the first book of a trilogy.”- Goodreads

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dividing eden 6.6

Dividing Eden (Book 1) by Joelle Charbonneau, June 6, 2017, HarperTeen, 336 pages

Carys and Andreus are brother and sister who shared the bond of twins and of second siblings. They never thought they’d know the stress of ruling Eden. But when the king and their older brother are killed, these siblings will be divided by the most important competition in the land, the Trial of Succession.

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idown among the sticka and bones 6.16.17

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley, June 6, 2017, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 288 pages

Imagine professing your love to a boy and never receiving a response. Now imagine it’s a year later and your working in that boy’s family book shop, surrounded by words and romance and the constant reminder of unrequited love. Welcome to Rachel’s world.

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June 13th, 2017

saints and misfits 6.13

Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali, June 13th, Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Janna is an Arab-Indian American girl, a book lover, a photographer, a graphic novelist…She’s all of these things and working out how they fit together. But when she meets Jeremy starts to care about what people think of her in a way she never used to. Janna finds herself questioning not only herself, but what it means for others to be saints, misfits and monsters.

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want 6.13.17

Want by Cindy Pon, June 13, 2017, Simon Pulse, 336 pages

“From critically acclaimed author Cindy Pon comes an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, about a group of teens who risk everything to save their city.” -Goodreads

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6.13 Our Dark Duet

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab, June 13, 2017, Greenwillow Books, 528 pages

Last year’s This Savage Song still plays in our hearts. We can’t wait for what Victoria has in store for Our Dark Duet!

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Bad Romance 6.13.17

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios, June 13, 2017, Henry Holt and Co., 368 pages

The title of this book says it all. There are bad boys, but worse is a Bad Romance.

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The Fallen Kingdom 6.13.17

The Fallen Kingdom (The Falconer Trilogy Book 3) by Elizabeth May, June 13, 2017, Chronicle Books, 336 pages

“The long-awaited final book in the Falconer trilogy is an imaginative tour-de-force that will thrill fans of the series.” -Goodreads

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Theifs Cunning 6.13.17

Thief’s Cunning by Sarah Ahiers, June 13, 2017, HarperTeen, 416 pages

“The companion novel to Assassin’s Heart—an action-packed fantasy that Printz Award winner Laura Ruby said “will keep you turning the pages all night long”—Thief’s Cunning picks up eighteen years later and follows Allegra Saldana as she uncovers the secrets about the line of killers she descends from.”- Goodreads

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down among the sticka and bones 6.16.17

Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire, June 13, 2017, Tor.com, 176 pages

“Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…”- Goodreads

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Obsidian and Star 6.13.17

Obsidian And Stars by Julie Eshbaugh, June 13, 2017, Harper Teen, 368 pages

In the sequel to Ivory and Bone—the prehistoric fantasy novel that New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman described as a “richly crafted world of life-and-death stakes”—the story shifts to Mya’s viewpoint as vengeful adversaries force her to flee the life she once knew.

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Roar 6.13.17

Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack, June 13, 2017, Tor Teen, 384 pages

“In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.” -Goodreads

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be true to me

Be True To Me by Adele Griffin, June 13, 2017, Algonquin Young Readers, 352 pages

It’s summer 1976, Fire Island. Jean is falling for Gil, the new boy with a secret past. But she’ll have to challenge her tennis rival Fritz for the top spot and Gil’s affection.

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suffering tree

The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano, June 13, 2017, Disney-Hyperion, 368 pages

An inherited mansion, a new town, a boy clawing himself out of the grave….moving to a new town is never easy.

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Solider Boy

Solider Boy by Keely Hutton, June 13, 2017, Farra, Straus & Giroux, 336 pages

“Soldier Boy begins with the story of Ricky Richard Anywar, abducted at age fourteen in 1989 to fight with Joseph Kony’s rebel army in Uganda’s decades-long civil war. Ricky is trained, armed, and forced to fight government soldiers alongside his brutal kidnappers, but never stops dreaming of escape.” -Goodreads

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midnight at the electric

Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson, June 13, 2017, HarperTeen, 272 pages

Kansas, 2065. Oklahoma 1934. London 1919. Midnight at the Electric weave three stories together for miles and generations.

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June 20th, 2017

Maybe in Paris 6.6.17

Maybe in Paris by Rebecca Christiansen, June 20, 2017, Sky Pony Press

Keira wants to show her brother Levi the time of  his life in Paris. But Levi is autistic and has just spent months in psych ward after a suicide attempt. Keira wants to believe Levi’s problems are behind him, but the deeper they get into their adventure, the more apparent Levi’s problems are. When Levi disappears from their hotel while Keira is out with a cute Scottish bassist, it might be too late for her to admit Levi needs more help than she can provide.

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two roads from here

Two Roads From Here by Teddy Steinkellner, June 20, 2017, Simon and Schuster, 448 pages

“Five high school seniors. Two different roads. One life-changing decision. For fans of Tommy Wallach and Patrick Ness comes a thoughtful, funny novel that explores what happens to five teens when they choose the road…and the road not taken.”- Goodreads

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June 27th, 2017

6.27 Now I Rise

Now I Rise (The Conqueror’s Saga #2) by Kiersten White, June 27th, Delacorte Press, 496 pages

The highly anticipated sequel to As I Darken (The Conqueror’s Sage #1), a story of Vlad the Impaler as a woman.

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6.27 Midnight Jewel

Midnight Jewel (The Glittering Court #3) by Richelle Mead, June 27, 2017, Razorbill

We’re back at the Glittering Court, but this time we see things through the prism of Mirabel’s eyes.

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The Gentlemans Guide To Vice 6.20.17

Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, June 27, 2017, Katherine Tegen Books, 528 pages

“An unforgettable tale of two friends on their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe who stumble upon a magical artifact that leads them from Paris to Venice in a dangerous manhunt, fighting pirates, highwaymen, and their feelings for each other along the way.”- Goodreads

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girl on the verge 6.27

Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn, June 27, 2017, Kensington, 256 pages

“From the author of The Darkest Lie comes a compelling, provocative story for fans of I Was Here and Vanishing Girls, about a high school senior straddling two worlds, unsure how she fits in either—and the journey of self-discovery that leads her to surprising truths.”- Goodreads

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If birds fly back 6.27

If Birds Fly Back by Carlie Sorosiak, June 27, 2017, HarperTeen, 448 pages

“With humor and heart, debut author Carlie Sorosiak weaves a story of finding people who leave and loving those who stay, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Emery Lord.”- Goodreads

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Aftercare Instructions

Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin, June 27, 2017, Flatiron Books, 265 pages

“In the tradition of Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell, a big-hearted journey of furious friendship, crazy love, and unexpected hope after a teen’s decision to end an unwanted pregnancy.”- Goodreads

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impossible Vastness of us

The Impossible Vastness of US by Samantha Young, June 27, 2017, Harlequin Teen, 384 pages

India is in a new town, with a new step-sister and a new social status- or lack thereof to be exact. As India spends more time with her new sister Eloise and her boyfriend Finn in their rich new community, she learns that things are not always as they appear.

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You could read a book a day and still not get through all the June releases. Hopefully these this will be enough to keep you out of trouble this summer. If not, stay cool, we’ll be back next month with more One To Watch Books!

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