Anticipated June 2018 YA Releases

 

There are a lot of young adult books coming out in June.  I won’t be able to share them all, but I’m going to post the ones I’m most looking forward to along with some others that are highly anticipated by other bloggers/reviewers.

 

*A book I’ve already read.

 

The publishers obviously don’t like us because most of the books come out on the same date.  Prepare to be broke that week!

 

June 5th:

 

 

Bruja Born* by Zoraida Cordova

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

Fat Girl on a Plane* by Kelly deVos

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Review of Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

 

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Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

 

Life is quiet and ordinary in Amal’s Pakistani village, but she had no complaints, and besides, she’s busy pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher one day. Her dreams are temporarily dashed when–as the eldest daughter–she must stay home from school to take care of her siblings. Amal is upset, but she doesn’t lose hope and finds ways to continue learning. Then the unimaginable happens–after an accidental run-in with the son of her village’s corrupt landlord, Amal must work as his family’s servant to pay off her own family’s debt.

Life at the opulent Khan estate is full of heartbreak and struggle for Amal–especially when she inadvertently makes an enemy of a girl named Nabila. Most troubling, though, is Amal’s growing awareness of the Khans’ nefarious dealings. When it becomes clear just how far they will go to protect their interests, Amal realizes she will have to find a way to work with others if they are ever to exact change in a cruel status quo, and if Amal is ever to achieve her dreams.

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Blog Tour for Stanley & Hazel by Jo Schaffer (guest post and giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Stanley & Hazel by Jo Schaffer.  This tour is being hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours.  I will have a guest post and giveaway today.

 

Stanley and Hazel by Jo Schaffer

Release Date: May 15, 2018

Publisher: Month9Books

 

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Review of Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman

 

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Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman

 

Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.

So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he wonders whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they’re family, Rayna is Anders’s only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.

In order to rescue her, Anders must enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shapeshifting force of all.

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Review of The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde (digital arc)

 

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The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde

 

A teen rockstar has to navigate family, love, coming out, and life in the spotlight after being labeled the latest celebrity trainwreck in Jen Wilde’s quirky and utterly relatable novel. 

As a rock star drummer in the hit band The Brightsiders, Emmy King’s life should be perfect. But there’s nothing the paparazzi love more than watching a celebrity crash and burn. When a night of partying lands Emmy in hospital and her girlfriend in jail, she’s branded the latest tabloid train wreck.

Luckily, Emmy has her friends and bandmates, including the super-swoonworthy Alfie, to help her pick up the pieces of her life. She knows hooking up with a band member is exactly the kind of trouble she should be avoiding, and yet Emmy and Alfie Just. Keep. Kissing.

Will the inevitable fallout turn her into a clickbait scandal (again)? Or will she find the strength to stand on her own?

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Blog Tour for Nothing Happened by Molly Booth (excerpt and giveaway)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Nothing Happened by Molly Booth, hosted by Rock Star Book Tours.  I will have an excerpt from the book and a giveaway.

 

Title: NOTHING HAPPENED

Author: Molly Booth

Pub. Date: May 15, 2018

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook

Pages: 336

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB&NiBooksTBD

 

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