8 YA books to watch out for in June 2016


Maybe you don’t want to cull through our giant lists of weekly releases and just want to know the best things to snag this month. So here’s a list of 8 YA books to watch out for in June 2016!

ivory and bone julie eshbaughIvory and Bone (Ivory and Bone #1) by Julie Eshbaugh
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 7th
Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives.

rocks fall everyone dies lindsay ribarRocks Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Release date: June 7th
Aspen Quick can reach inside people and steal their innermost things—fears, memories, scars, even love—and his family’s secret ritual has kept the cliff above their small town from collapsing for centuries. Aspen has never really worried about how he’s affecting people when he steals from them. But this summer he’ll discover just how strong the Quick family magic is—and how far they’ll go to keep their secrets safe.


this savage song victoria schwabThis Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: June 7th
Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. But after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.

you know me well nina lacour david levithanYou Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: June 7th
Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way. When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other — and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.


change places with me lois metzgerChange Places with Me by Lois Metzger
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: June 14th
Rose has changed. She still lives in the same neighborhood with her stepmother and goes to the same high school with the same group of kids, but when she woke up today, something was just a little different than it was before. There is no more sadness in her life; she is bursting with happiness. But something still feels wrong to Rose. Because, until very recently, Rose was an entirely different person—a person who is still there inside her, just beneath the thinnest layer of skin.

look both ways alison cherryLook Both Ways by Alison Cherry
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: June 14th
A summer away from the city is the beginning of everything for Brooklyn Shepard. Her theater apprenticeship at Allerdale is a chance to prove that she can carve out a niche all her own, surrounded by people who don’t know about her family of superstars. Brooklyn immediately hits it off with her roommate, Zoe, and soon their friendship turns into something more. She’s happier than she’s ever been—but is it because of her new relationship? Or is she finally discovering who she is?

steeplejack a j hartleySteeplejack (Alternative Detective #1) by A.J. Hartley
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: June 14th
Seventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga, Ang for short, repairs the chimneys, towers, and spires of Bar-Selehm, the ethnically-diverse industrial capital of a land resembling Victorian South Africa. The city was built on the trade of luxorite, a priceless glowing mineral. When the Beacon, a historical icon made of luxorite, is stolen and racial tensions surrounding the Beacon’s theft rise, Ang navigates the constricting traditions of her people, the murderous intentions of her former boss, and the conflicting impulses of a fledgling romance.

mirror in the sky aditi khoranaMirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: June 21st
For Tara Krishnan, navigating Brierly, the academically rigorous prep school she attends on scholarship, feels overwhelming and impossible. Her junior year begins in the wake of a startling discovery: A message from an alternate Earth, light years away, is intercepted by NASA. This means that on another planet, there is another version of Tara, a Tara who could be living better, burning brighter, because of tiny differences in her choices. As the world lights up with the knowledge of Terra Nova, the mirror planet, Tara’s life on Earth begins to change.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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