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Exciting Book Releases | June 2020

Hi Readers!

Lately I’ve been wanting to keep more up to date with new releases so I’m going to start a series where I share any new book releases and also any TV Show/Movie adaptations coming out in the month that I’m excited for!

New Releases

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The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty // June 11th // The third and final book in the Daevabad trilogy. I gave the first book a try and DNFed it but seeing the amount of excitement for this series really makes me want to give it another try.

My Calamity Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand & Jodi Meadows // June 2nd // The third in their ‘Lady Janies’ series. The first follows Jane Grey, the second Jane Eyre and this one follows frontierswoman Calamity Jane.

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett // June 31st // I am so excited for this one. It’s a multigenerational story about two sisters. I don’t know much more than that but I have an early copy which I will be reading very soon.

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant // June 2nd // This is the first book in a new YA Historical Fiction & Fantasy series. It’s described as Les Mis meets Six of Crows anndd I didn’t know that was something I needed in my life until now.

Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli // June 30th // A surprise release from the author of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. This is a short story that will feature conversations from our favourite Creekwood students.

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A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow // June 2nd // This book has everybody talking. So, naturally, I have to read it. It’s YA Fantasy/Contemporary with a main character who is a high school student forced to keep her Siran identity hidden.

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon // June 9th // This sounds like such a cute rom-com that also has great female friendships. It’s about three girls who find out they’ve all been dating the same douche-bag. They make a pact that, for six months, they will focus on themselves. That means no dating.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley // June 2nd // This is being described as an updated ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ which I think is quite a grand statement but I guess we’ll have to see if it lives up to it.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia // June 30th // This sounds epic. It’s set to be a ‘terrifying twist to classic gothic horror’ and it’s set in Mexico in thr 1950’s. Just the cover itself looks badass.

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown // June 2nd // This is another one that just sounds epic. It’s the first in a YA Fantasy duology and is inspired by West African folklore. It’s got romance and royalty and that is just what I look for in a Fantasy.

Film & TV

Honestly, I think what with a lot of movies being postponed right now there’s really not a lot of new adaptations being released in the month of June. But there are a couple that I’m pretty excited to see.

Love, Victor

This is I suppose an adaptation? It’s based on Love, Simon which was an adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
I think it’s going to have the same vibe as Love, Simon. It’s set in the same school and is about a gay teenage boy who I believe hasn’t told anyone he’s gay yet? I’m not sure, I haven’t actually watched the trailer because they always show too much! I just know I’m excited for this.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

This actually came out in cinemas in the UK in February but I never got around to seeing it and I have never regretted anything harder. Okay I’m exaggerating. But still, the regret it real.
This is based on David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, a book I’ve actually DNFed, but this movie just seems like a fresh twist which I’m pretty sure I’ll like.

Let me know what release you’re most looking forward to this month!

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X

2 thoughts on “Exciting Book Releases | June 2020

  1. I’ve recently finished reading The Empire of Gold – if you were struggling, I would recommend you reread The Kingdom of Copper so that you have all those characters in your head before you start it – the story arc pretty much picks up without very much of a recap, so you need to know the story well. And I’ve just completed reading Mexican Gothic – which I loved…:). Hope you also enjoy all your June reads:))

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