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My Most Anticipated June Releases:

Hello and welcome to my third ‘Most Anticipated Releases’ feature which is actually being posted on time now that I’ve finally got this blog up and running (I just have a few Vampire Academy reviews to post sometime).  It’s another month with a lot of exciting new books coming out. Once again Blood Heir should have been in this month’s top five but from recent updates I’ve seen that it’s been moved to November now. I’m really looking forward to all of the books in my top five so hopefully this month I’ll get a couple of them done. At the very least I’m hoping to get a Sorcery Of Thorns read as I gave into temptation and pre-ordered a copy of it.

Sorcery Of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

Magic For Liars by Sarah Gailey

Ivy Gamble has never wanted to be magic. She is perfectly happy with her life—she has an almost-sustainable career as a private investigator, and an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem. It’s a great life and she doesn’t wish she was like her estranged sister, the magically gifted professor Tabitha.

But when Ivy is hired to investigate the gruesome murder of a faculty member at Tabitha’s private academy, the stalwart detective starts to lose herself in the case, the life she could have had, and the answer to the mystery that seems just out of her reach.

The Rest Of The Story by Sarah Dessen

Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when she was ten. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges.

Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life is good, if a little predictable…until Emma is unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her mother’s family—her grandmother and cousins she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl.

When Emma arrives at North Lake, she realizes there are actually two very different communities there. Her mother grew up in working class North Lake, while her dad spent summers in the wealthier Lake North resort. The more time Emma spends there, the more it starts to feel like she is divided into two people as well. To her father, she is Emma. But to her new family, she is Saylor, the name her mother always called her.

Then there’s Roo, the boy who was her very best friend when she was little. Roo holds the key to her family’s history, and slowly, he helps her put the pieces together about her past. It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of North Lake—and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.

For Saylor, it’s like a whole new world is opening up to her. But when it’s time to go back home, which side of her will win out?

Ghosts Of The Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare

The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. There the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters. As a Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah is sworn keeper of the laws and lore of the Nephilim. But once he was a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray.

Follow Brother Zachariah and see, against the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealings and festive celebrations, Anna Lightwood’s first romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin and Tessa Gray plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul at the Market and a young Jace Wayland’s soul finds safe harbor. In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost, and no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah…

The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter

Welcome to the Forest of Good and Evil. A dream come true, and a living nightmare.

Evil isn’t born, it’s made. One thought and action at a time. Take a good look at what you’ve made.

Far, far away, in the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm and fairy tales are real. Except, fairy tales aren’t based on myths and legends of the past—they are prophecies of the future.

Raised in the mortal realm, Everly Morrow has no idea she’s a real life fairy tale princess—until she manifests an ability to commune with mirrors.

Look. See… What will one peek hurt?

Soon, a horrifying truth is revealed. She is fated to be Snow White’s greatest enemy, the Evil Queen.

With powers beyond her imagination or control—and determined to change Fate itself—Everly returns to the land of her birth. There, she meets Roth Charmaine, the supposed Prince Charming. Their attraction is undeniable, but their relationship is doomed.

As bits and pieces of the prophecy unfold, Everly faces one betrayal after another, and giving in to her dark side proves more tempting every day. Can she resist, or will she become the queen—and villain—she was born to be?

June Sequels:

Escape From The Isle Of The Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
Rise by Ellen Goodlett
Shadow & Flame by Mindee Arnett
Chrysalis by Brendan Reichs
Soul Of The Sword by Julie Kagawa
DEV1AT3 by Jay Kristoff

Other June Releases That I’m Looking Forward To:

Before The Broken Star by Emily R. King
The Beholder by Anna Bright
The Chosen by Taran Matharu
Wild And Crooked by Leah Thomas
Storm And Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Teeth In The Mist by Dawn Kurtagich
Stronger Than A Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan
All Eyes On Us by Kit Frick
Recursion by Blake Crouch
The Girl In Red by Christina Henry
Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle
Wherever She Goes by Kelley Armstrong
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
The Virtue Of Sin by Shannon Schuren
Queen Of The Sea by Dylan Meconis
The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

Once again I’ve got a lot of catch up to do sequel wise (I’m afraid to say that, despite being truly desperate to read a few of the books mentioned I still need to start all of the series which is rather frustrating).. Also I know that I included Chrysalis back in March but I’ve mentioned it again here as this month it will probably be a lot more widely available with both its Kindle and paperback release.

Storm And Fury is a spin off series from The Dark Elements so I’d imagine it’s probably best to read the original series first (which I have unread on my Kindle – but yes, I really am determined to start catching up now). I was also somewhat uncertain as to whether I should include Queen Of The Sea or not as it’s a graphic novel which, admittedly, I’ve never actually tried to read before. Since it’s inspired, however loosely, on Tudor Queens I thought I’d give it a chance though. And, truthfully, it’s probably about time that I start trying out some graphic novels and comics as A) quite a few series that I loved in novel form are also available as graphic novels and B) quite a lot of shows that I adore are either based on or continued in comics.

What are your most anticipated books of June? Feel free to let me know in the comments below. Also if you have any suggestions of graphic novels or comics that I should try out then they’d also be greatly appreciated – and I’ll hopefully try and get reading them soon.