11 Books Releasing in June I’m Looking Forward To

So I noticed this was a common theme in blogs and with me trying to find other ways to expand my blogs interaction I thought I would go ahead and compile a list of books I’m looking forward to that are releasing in the month of June. Now this does not mean I will be reading them in the month of June just that I am patiently waiting their release or just have an interest in them. I even go a step further and explain why I am looking forward to them, there will be links to their Goodreads pages for their synopsis.

Also all link buttons to B&N and Amazon are just regular links, I’m not apart of of any affiliate programs (yet) I’m just helping throw out a few links to make it easier to find. (Please don’t yell at me for the Amazon links, not everyone has the same situation and sometimes Amazon is their only source.)

**All Content Warnings were gathered from various reviews on Goodreads or provided from the Author and if so are linked directly to their website.

All books are in release date order!

The Chosen and the Beautiful

by Nghi Vo
Publication: June 1at 2021
Hardcover: 272 Pages
Publisher: TorDotCom
Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Retelling, Adult, LGBT

Now I have never actually cared for The Great Gatsby story, its boring to me, so this book has my attention solely based on the cover art. Its freaking gorgeous and it was at first my only knowledge about it. I was initially turned off when I found out it was a Great Gatsby retelling, and kept going back and fourth about wanting to read it or not, but upon finding out its from the view point of an Asian immigrant, then finding out that there would be some queer thrown in as well, and some magic on top of all of that. Well its easy to say I became curious as to how Vo is planning on pulling it all off. 

For the Wolf
(Wilderwood #1)

by Hannah Whitten
Publication: June 1st 2021
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Orbit
Genres: Fantasy, Adult, Fairy tale Retelling


I kept seeing early reviews say this is a cross between Red Riding Hood and Beauty and the Beast (I guess more Red Riding Hood but still). Now I’m not a huge fan of Red Riding Hood, but Beauty and the Beast, well that’s my favorite fairy tale, and a lot of retellings for it have disappointed me, so this combo has my mind very curious. Im not really sure what to expect, I’m going to hope (and maybe pray) it doesn’t get to romancey but really brings out the dark vibes the cover is giving off.

The Ship of Stolen Words

by Fran Wilde
Publication: June 1st 2021
Hardcover: 400 Pages
Publisher: Amulet Books
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy

A boy who gets his magic word “Sorry” stolen from him by a bunch of goblins and has to get it back. That just sounds adorable. I have a big attraction to middle grade books that have titles about something being stolen, lost, taken, or anything along those lines, they just grab me and make me itch with curiosity. 

Daughter of Sparta
(Daughter of Sparta #1)

by Claire M. Andrews
Publication: June 8th 2021
Hardcover: 400 Pages
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books
Genres: Fantasy, Mythology, Retelling, Young Adult

A retelling of the Greek Myth of Apollo and Daphne

I came across Daughter of Sparta rather recently, I was out hunting for more retellings of mythology as they are a favorite of mine. While I was hoping to find something not based on Greek Mythology as I would like to expand my knowledge on other cultures, here I am wanting to read another Greek myth retelling, what can I say, they are my Achilles heel 😉 While I am little on the fence as it is classified under YA, I am hoping its one I can fall in love with. 

The Coward
(Quest for Heroes #1)

by Stephen Aryan
Publication: June 8th 2021
Paperback: 400 Pages
Publisher: Angry Robot
Genres: Fantasy, Adult

Alright I’m going to be the first to say this (and I know I am in the minority about this,) but I do not like this cover, that little tiny silhouette of the guy at the bottom just drives me crazy, and it prevented me from really looking into what this is about. But I finally stopped doing that since I kept seeing it every where with raving early reviews and well, I am here for a guy who is “a hero” but not really. I need to know what happened the catapulted this guy to Hero status and why its not true and how he plans on trying to get out of having to be a hero again.

The Jasmine Throne
(Burning Kingdoms #1)

by Tasha Suri
Publication: June 10th 2021
Paperback: 480 Pages
Publisher: Orbit
Genres: Fantasy, Adult, LGBT

So up until a few days ago I really didn’t have any idea what this was about, but everyone has been raving about it for months, and I know I read a review for it about a month ago that sparked my interest, but I still wasn’t familiar with the basis of the story. So after reading the synopsis and learning its about some sapphic girls who are ready to set an entire empire a blaze, and that it is seeped in a world inspired by the history of India, I was instantly drawn in. I can’t wait to get my hands on this beautiful book. It would also be my first Suri book as I have not read her other series The Books of Ambha 

The Tangleroot Palace: Stories

by Marjorie Liu
Publication: June 15th 2021
Paperback: 256 Pages
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Short Stories

The Cover… thats it… No just kidding but the cover is really what caught my eye, I mean how can it not!! I read Liu’s Monstress series and I love it, so I’m really interested to see how her writing without the use of imagery is going to be. Plus I love that it’s a collection of short stories that only she wrote.

Star Eater

by Kerstin Hall
Publication: June 22nd 2021
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: TorDotCom
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction, Horror, LGBT

-Implied Rape

Cannibalistic nuns

Need I say more. The minute Tor started teasing for this book, I was captivated. I was like I need to know why they eat people and what the purpose is for. I really didn’t need anything else, two words was all it took for me to be like “yup I’m going to read that”.

Seven Deaths of an Empire

by G.R. Matthews
Publication: June 22nd 2021
Hardcover: 550 Pages
Publisher: Solaris
Genre: Fantasy

So I’m actually reading my Arc review of this right now (as a buddy read with fellow blogger Maggy over at thereadingstray who also has an Arc), but again I wanted to read this because of the cover. I’m such a cover girl, I fall for so many books with gorgeous covers. I’m not giving anything away but I’m hoping its as good as I want it to be.


by Samantha M. Clark
Publication: June 22nd 2021
Hardcover: 400 Pages
Publisher: Simon Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Genre: Middle Grade, Fiction, Action & Adventure,

I read Clark’s debut novel “The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast” last year around Halloween and absolutely fell in love with it and her writing style. Everything about her first book was just beautiful and gorgeous and so touching, I cried reading it. So I have been keeping my eyes out for this one for a year now. And after reading the synopsis I’m even more excited for it. Arrow a young boy with a limb difference who grew up as the only human in an enchanted rainforest comes into contact with humans for the first time and its up to him to decide to be accepted by his own kind or fight to keep the forest. his home, safe. Ah that just sounds so good but also so heartbreaking, I’m excited to see hat Clark does to my feelings this time.

Also, she has this really cool preorder campaign going on. For every preorder she gets she will donate to One Tree Planted, so 1 book = 1 Tree, how amazing is that!! This speaks to my tree saving heart so much! Not only that there are goodies for preorders, a signed bookmark, a signed and personalized bookplate, A Be a Tree Hero sticker featuring the Guardian Tree, and Arrow’s plantable seed paper for wildflowers. So its clear this book deals with forests! I’ll leave a link for her preorder page! (There is even a grand prize that includes a plush monkey and bonsai kit as long as you preorder through her local indiestore )

Arrow Preorder Information

I’m getting nothing from telling you all this, I’m just so excited that she is giving back to help save trees. Saving our forests is something that has always been very dear to my heart.


by Zoe Hana Mikuta
Publication: June 29th 2021
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult, LGBT

DO YOU SEE THAT COVER!!!! HOLY SHIT!! I saw this cover and my mind immediately went “GUNDAM!?!?!?!” if you know what Gundams are you know I’m referring to the GIANT ASS MECH behind the girls. I am so pumped for this book. I struggle with YA and knowing this is YA I’m not letting that put a damper on my excitement. I want so many more books with mechs in them and I really really hope this lives up to my grossly high expectations. 


6 thoughts on “11 Books Releasing in June I’m Looking Forward To

    • Oh that just sounds amazing it’s not often a story can literally take up my whole day but now I’m more curious about it. I have seen a lot of buzz lately about how amazing For the Wolf is and it’s making me want to go and get it and just read it already.


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