Hi everyone! It’s officially time for another upcoming releases post. Today I’m going to be sharing some of my most anticipated YA releases of the month with you. Please note that these dates are correct as of the time of writing and refer to UK hardcover publication only, as that’s what I’ll be reading. Like last month, there are a surprising amount of fantasies releasing, but there’s still plenty of contemporaries perfect for reading on the beach this summer!
The Darkening by Sunya Mara
Release Date: 6th July
Initial Thoughts: I love fantasies incorporating a little mystery, so this sounds like it’ll be right up my street! I love that this one’s quite dark and it sounds like there’ll be a lot of action too. I can’t wait to read this and find out what happens in Vesper’s hunt to save her father as well as uncovering the truth!
The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho
Release Date: 7th July
Initial Thoughts: This sounds like such an emotional and inspirational read! I’m so here for the Chinese-American representation and I love that this discusses the theme of mental health. May sounds like such a strong character and I think it’s absolutely amazing that she uses her writing to challenge stereotypes – that’s exactly what I’d like to see!
The Wonderland Trials by Sara Ella
Release Date: 12th July
Genre: Fantasy, dystopian
Initial Thoughts: I’ve always loved a good retelling but there’s something about Alice In Wonderland ones which hit different! I love the dystopian spin on it and the trials themselves sound really exciting (if a little dangerous). It sounds like family might be playing a key role in this one too, which is always great to see. I haven’t read any dystopian since Endgame but I know this will be changing that!
Sometime In Summer by Katrina Leno
Release Date: 14th July
Initial Thoughts: This one sounds like it’s geared towards the younger section of YA but it still sounds like the perfect beach/summer read! I think it’s really great that this explores “the magic that an ordinary summer can bring”, which is such an important theme and one which should be explored more. I can’t wait to see how Anna’s summer turns out!
Love Times Infinity by Lane Clarke
Release Date: 14th July
Genre: Contemporary, romance
Initial Thoughts: I’ve seen a couple of ARC readers review this one on their blogs already and I knew I had to add it to my TBR! This one sounds like there’s going to be so many important themes, I think it’s great that this explores the relationship between love and identity and I’m already rooting for Michie and Derek. It’s also described as perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon (who I love), which has only sealed the deal!
See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Release Date: 21st July
Genre: Romance, contemporary
Initial Thoughts: After reading Today Tonight Tomorrow last year and loving it, I knew I needed to get my hands on more of Rachel Lynn Solomon’s work – and then I found out this was releasing! I love that this one’s set in college and that time travel is a major feature of it, which will for sure make for an interesting read!
Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen
Release Date: 26th July
Genre: Fantasy, romance
Initial Thoughts: I think we need to take a moment to appreciate that gorgeous cover! As soon as I saw the words “morally gray witch and cursed prince” I knew this would be going on my TBR. I haven’t read much fantasy recently but I know this will definitely be changing it – how can I say no to a fairytale-ridden book with what seems like a great enemies-to-lovers romance?!
Which book are you most excited for? Are there on your radar I haven’t included? Let me know in the comments!
I hope you enjoyed this post!