New Book Releases for June 2016

June is now upon us. And it may be time to update your to-read list. So, check out this list of new fiction releases. Click on the covers for reviews.

Young Adult Fiction

Loose Ends ListLoose Ends List – Carrie Firestone – Little, Brown Books – Published 7 June 2016

The Loose Ends List is unlike any other book I’ve ever read. It is hilarious, frank, crude, beautiful, honest and so emotional.  Maddie’s family is slightly crazy. They are passionate, fight lots, openly talk about sex and drugs, and swear like troopers. And Maddie’s grandmother is the craziest of the lot. She is Maddie’s favourite person, her confidant and idol. So the news that Grandma Astrid is dying and has booked the whole family on a death with dignity cruise hits them all, especially Maddie, really hard.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.

How It Feels To FlyHow It Feels To Fly – Kathryn Holmes – HarperTeen – Published 14 June 2016

Sam has always known she’d be a professional dancer—but that was before her body betrayed her, developing unmanageable curves in all the wrong places. Lately, the girl staring back at Sam in the mirror is unrecognizable. Dieting doesn’t work, ignoring the whispers is pointless, and her overbearing mother just makes it worse.

Following a series of crippling anxiety attacks, Sam is sent to a treatment camp for teens struggling with mental and emotional obstacles.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.

Cure for the Common UniverseCure for the Common Universe – Christian McKay Heidicker – Simon and Schuster – Published 14 June 2016

Jaxon is being sent to video game rehab. Just moments after almost winning the latest game with his guild and asking a girl out on a date – for the first time ever. He is determined to get out of v-hab as quickly as possible. He has just four days to accumulate one million points by attending group therapy, winning competitions, eating healthy and (really?) running. But don’t worry, he’s got this and nobody’s going to stand in his way.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.

9781481456531The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited  Love – Sarvenaz Tash – Simon and Schuster – Published 14 June 2016

Graham and Roxy have been best friends for years. They share everything, from their love of Harry Potter to their love of the comic the Chronicles of Althena. So when Graham realises that he feels more for Roxy than just friendship, he decides that the comic con is the perfect place to reveal his new-found feelings. But the course of love never did run smooth, and Graham has his work cut out for him.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary

The King SlayerThe King Slayer – Virginia Boecker – Little, Brown Books – Published 14 June 2016

Former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding within the magically protected village of Harrow, evading the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, the usurper king of Anglia. Their last encounter left Blackwell ruined, but his thirst for power grows stronger every day. He’s readying for a war against those who would resist his rule–namely Elizabeth and the witches and wizards she now calls her allies.

Young adult fiction: Fantasy.

Season for FirefliesA Season for Fireflies – Rebecca Maizel – HarperTeen – Published 28 June 2016

A year ago, Penny Berne was the star of her high school’s theater department, surrounded by a group of misfit friends and falling in love for the first time. Now her old friends won’t talk to her, her new best friend is the most popular girl in school, and her first love, Wes, ignores her. Penny is revered and hated. Then, in a flash, a near-fatal lightning strike leaves Penny with no memory of the past year—or how she went from drama nerd to queen bee.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.

The Darkest LieThe Darkest Lie – Pintip Dunn – Kensington Publishing – Published 28 June 2016

Clothes, jokes, coded messages…Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything. At least, CeCe thought they did. Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe’s been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since. Now, at the start of her high school senior year, between dealing with her grieving, distracted father, and the social nightmare that has become her life, CeCe just wants to fly under the radar. Instead, she’s volunteering at the school’s crisis hotline—the same place her mother worked.

Young adult fiction: Mystery/Thriller.

And if none of these YA titles take your fancy, check out Epic Read’s List of 17 Most Anticipated YA Books in Read in June.

Christian Fiction

No Other Will DoNo Other Will Do – Karen Witemeyer – Bethany House – Published 7 June 2016

Malachi and Emma were childhood friends. Malachi has always been in awe of Emma and Emma has always felt a strong connection to Malachi. They were friends, study mates, protectors and champions. When life separated them in their teenage years they stayed in contact via letters. When Emma needs help protecting her women’s colony, she knows there is no man other than Malachi who is worthy of the task. Malachi feels that he owes everything to Emma and rushes to her aid. But will the danger finally bring them together or will they let fear push them apart?

Adult fiction: Christian historical.

Sea Rose LaneSea Rose Lane – Irene Hannon – Revell – Published 7 June 2016

After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up–only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he’s constantly distracted by noise, chaos–and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction chief who’s invaded the house with her motley crew.

Adult fiction: Christian contemporary.

All Summer LongAll Summer Long – Melody Carlson – Revell- Published 7 June 2016

Though it means giving up the chef’s job at her uncle’s small town Italian restaurant in Washington, Tia D’Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt with a new business venture: transforming an old luxury yacht into an upscale floating restaurant. The icing on the cake is that Leo Parker, Tia’s crush from a long-ago sailing camp, has been hired as the yacht’s captain. The only problem is that he’s engaged to someone else.

Adult fiction: Christian contemporary.

Almost Like Being In Love

Almost Like Being In Love – Beth K. Vogt – Howard Books – Published 28 June 2016

Have you ever put yourself in the hands of another, tried so hard to please them, arrange your life to suit them? Well, Caron has. Her whole life has been dedicated to pleasing her father with her choice in career, boyfriend, and even her pastimes. It takes a shakeup at work for her to realise that maybe she is looking for approval in a place she may never get it.

Adult fiction: Christian contemporary.

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