New Releases: June 1

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Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves in the next two weeks (1st – 14th June).

graduation day joelle charbonneauGraduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Release date: June 1st
The United Commonwealth wants to eliminate the rebel alliance fighting to destroy The Testing for good. Gifted student and Testing survivor, Cia Vale is ready to lead the charge, but will her lethal classmates follow her into battle?

 

breaking free abby sherBreaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery by Abby Sher
Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series
Release date: June 2nd
Abby Sher, recounts three women’s incredible journeys from sex slave to survivor to savior and tells the riveting story of what it means to be liberated from sexual trafficking and find the trust and conviction to help educate new survivors.

 

Cinderella’s Dress by Shonna Slayton
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: June 3rd
Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she’s working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella’s dresses, life gets complicated.

DarkDays-3oct13Dark Days by Kate Ormand
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release date: June 3rd
The future world has been divided into sectors–each the same as the other. Surrounded by thick steel fences, there is no way in and no way out. Yet a cyborg army penetrates each sector, picking off its citizens one by one, until no one is left.

Disconnected by Lisa M. Cronkhite
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Release date: June 3rd
Day in and day out, Amelia torments Milly and even threatens to hurt her, but she can’t tell anyone—not a soul. Milly’s reasoning—she does not want anyone to know where her tormentor lives. They only share one thing in common. Both co-exist as one in the same body.

Essence by Lisa Ann O’Kane
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release date: June 3rd
Autumn Grace has always believed emotions drain your Essence and lead to an early death. But her younger brother’s passing casts her faith into question. Ryder Stone, the leader of the Outsiders, claims Essence drain is nothing more than a Centrist scare tactic — and he can prove it.

gasp lisa mcmannGasp (Visions #3) by Lisa McMann
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: June 3rd
Jules is convinced that if the visions passed from her to Sawyer after she saved him, then they must now have passed from Sawyer to one of the people he saved. That means it’s up to Jules to figure out which of the school shooting survivors is now suffering from visions of another crisis.

the girl who never was skylar dorsetThe Girl Who Never Was (Otherworld #1) by Skylar Dorset
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: June 3rd
When Selkie goes in search of the mother she’s never known, she gets more than she bargained for. It turns out that her mother is faerie royalty, her father is an ogre, and there’s a prophecy that Selkie is going to destroy the tyrannical Seelie Court, which is why her mother actually wants to kill her.

Hungry by H.A. Swain
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: June 3rd
In Thalia’s world, there is no need for food—everyone takes medication to ward off hunger. It should mean there is no more famine, no more obesity, no more food-related illnesses, and no more war. Then Thalia begins to feel something unfamiliar and uncomfortable. She’s hungry.

my best friend maybe caela carterMy Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: June 3rd
Colette has been lonely ever since her best friend, Sadie, dumped her. When Sadie tells Colette that she needs her to join her on a family vacation to the Greek Islands, one that leaves in only a few days, Colette is shocked to hear their old magic word: need. And she finds herself agreeing.

My Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: June 3rd
Rowena Duncan is a thoroughly modern girl with big plans for her summer—until she catches her boyfriend making out with another girl. Heartbroken, she applies to an out-of-town job posting and finds herself somewhere she never expected: the Renaissance Faire.

the prince of venice beach blake nelsonThe Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: June 3rd
Robert “‘Cali” Callahan is a teen runaway, living on the streets of Venice Beach, California. He’s got a treehouse to sleep in, a gang of surf bros, even a girl interested in him. Everything changes when a local cop recommends Cali to a private investigator who is looking for a missing teenager.

push girl chelsie hill jessica lovePush Girl by Chelsie Hill & Jessica Love
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: June 3rd
As Kara is forced to adjust to her new life in a wheel-chair, where her friends aren’t who they seemed to be and her once-adoring boyfriend is mysteriously absent, she starts to realize that what matters in life isn’t what happens to you — it’s the choices you make and the people you love.

say what you will elizabeth mcgovernSay What You Will by Cammie McGovern
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 3rd
Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can’t walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Matthew is plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder. Both are in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world.

since last summer joanna philbinSince Last Summer (Rules of Summer #2) by Joanna Philbin
Publisher: Poppy
Release date: June 3rd
Rory McShane should be excited to spend the summer in East Hampton with her long-distance boyfriend Connor Rule. But now, in the months leading up to college, Rory can’t help but wonder if she really belongs in Connor’s world.

 

take back the skies lucy saxonTake Back the Skies (Take Back the Skies #1) by Lucy Saxon
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s
Release date: June 3rd
Catherine longs to escape the confines of her life, before her dad can marry her off to a government brat and trap her forever. So Catherine becomes Cat, pretends to be a kid escaping the Collections, and stows away on the skyship Stormdancer.

Toxic (Pretty Little Liars #15) by Sara Shepard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 3rd
High school seniors Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Hanna barely survived their most recent encounter with A. And it’s not over yet…. The police don’t believe there’s another, deadlier, A out there. If they don’t track down this final tormentor soon, A will silence them forever.

The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: June 3rd
Everyone has a lot to say about Alice Franklin, and it’s stopped mattering whether it’s true. When super-popular Brandon, dies in a car wreck that was allegedly all Alice’s fault, the only friend she has left is a boy who may be the only other person who knows the truth, but is too afraid to admit it.

Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: June 3rd
When a death threat arrives with teen celebrity Vivian Divine’s fan mail, Vivian has no choice but to go on the run to Mexico. She soon discovers, though, that her Oscar-nominated performance killing villains on-screen did nothing to prepare her for escaping a madman in real life.

the wicked within kelly keatonThe Wicked Within (Gods & Monsters #3) by Kelly Keaton
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: June 3rd
Having temporarily defeated Athena, Ari races to break the gorgon curse. Her one lead sends her on a quest for the Hands of Zeus. But if there is one thing that Athena desires as much as revenge, it’s the Hands of Zeus—and Athena always gets what she wants.

yolo sam jonesyolo by Sam Jones
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: June 3rd
One day. One party. One motto: you only live once. Throw in a couple of criminals, an accidental thief, a miniature drug lord, a Chihuahua, some crazy grandparents, and a hot pool-hall boy named Chris and suddenly the half-day trip is going to take a little longer.

aspen rebekah craneAspen by Rebekah Crane
Publisher: In This Together Media
Release date: June 5th
Aspen doesn’t want to remember the devastating car accident that killed Katelyn Ryan, a sleek-haired popular soccer player. But forgetting is hard– because Katelyn may have died — but she didn’t leave. Her ghost is following Aspen around, and heading into senior year, it’s kind of a problem.

chasing stars helen douglasChasing Stars (After Eden #2) by Helen Douglas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Release date: June 5th
The boy Eden loves just saved her life. Now she must save his. To do so she must make a huge sacrifice. Eden can never see her friends or family again, as she travels a hundred years into the future where she must fight to save both of them.

demons of ghent helen grantDemons of Ghent (Forbidden Spaces Trilogy #2) by Helen Grant
Publisher: Bodley Head
Release date: June 5th
Veerle has moved to Ghent to start a new life but after Veerle recognises a familiar face in the crowds one day, a spate of deaths suddenly hits the city. Has Death followed Veerle to Ghent or is this something new?

 

haunt curtis joblingHaunt by Curtis Jobling
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: June 5th
When Will finds himself in hospital, but unable to make anyone see or hear him, he realises that he never made it home from his first date with the school hottie. Knocked off his bike in a road traffic accident, Will is now officially dead – and a ghost.

Just Sing (Seven Oaks #1) by René Gilley
Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop
Release date: June 5th
Sixteen-year-old Lily O’Brien has one goal in life—to sing. Her dream is to get into a top notch college vocal program, but the summer before her junior year, her high school cuts their awarding-winning vocal ensemble. She might as well kiss her dreams goodbye.

lobsters tom ellen lucy ivisonLobsters by Tom Ellen & Lucy Ivison
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: June 5th
Sam and Hannah only have the holidays to find ‘The One’. Their lobster. But instead of being epic, their summer is looking awkward. They must navigate social misunderstandings, the plotting of well-meaning friends, and their own fears of being virgins for ever to find happiness.

Louder Than Words by Laura Jarratt
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Release date: June 5th
Rafi hasn’t spoken for eight years. With Josie, Rafi finds herself with a proper friend for the first time in her life. As they grow closer, she realises that she wants to find a way back into the world – she wants to learn to speak again.

 

Murder Most Unladylike (Wells and Wong #1) by Robin Stevens
Publisher: Corgi Children’s
Release date: June 5th
Deepdean School for Girls, 1934. When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own deadly secret detective agency, they not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove a murder happened in the first place. But can their friendship stand the test?

OMG! I’m in Love With a Geek! (Hattie Moore #2) by Rae Earl
Publisher: Walker Books
Release date: June 5th
This is the year Hattie wants to find real FULL ON love. No more McFitties, but real, long-term love. And she thinks she knows who with. His mum may still call him Goosey Woosey and he might have an unnatural interest in doing well in his GCSEs, but Goose could actually be THE ONE!

picture perfect holly smalePicture Perfect (Geek Girl #3) by Holly Smale
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: June 5th
Harriet Manners knows more facts that most. But she knows nothing about modelling in the Big Apple. Or how to “become a brand”, as the models in New York put it. And, what to do when the big romantic gestures aren’t coming from your boyfriend…

resistance c j daughertyResistance (Night School #4) by C.J. Daugherty
Publisher: Atom
Release date: June 5th
Finding refuge at a secret location in the south of France, Allie almost convinces herself she’s safe – until Nathaniel’s guards attack. Then she’s on the run again, and forced to return to the one place she can truly call home: Cimmeria Academy. But when she arrives, she barely recognises it.

say her name james dawsonSay Her Name by James Dawson
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release date: June 5th
Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. Halloween night, she is dared to summon the legendary ghost of ‘Bloody Mary’. Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror… five days. But what does it mean? And who left it there?

smart kim slaterSmart by Kim Slater
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Release date: June 5th
There’s been a murder, but the police don’t care. It was only a homeless old man after all. Kieran cares. He’s made a promise, and when you say something out loud, that means you’re going to do it, for real. He’s going to find out what really happened.

Starring Kitty (Reel Friends #1) by Keris Stainton
Publisher: Catnip Publishing
Release date: June 5th
Kitty’s keeping secrets. Like how she’s struggling to cope with her mum’s illness. And how she’s falling for the girl with the purpley-red hair. A fun film competition with her friends seems like the perfect distraction. But Dylan wants to be more than Kitty’s secret.

winger andrew smithWinger (Winger #1) by Andrew Smith
Publisher: Penguin (UK)
Release date: June 5th
Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. With the help of his sense of humour, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way.

Witch Hunt (Witch Finder #2) by Ruth Warburton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: June 5th
London, 1880. Eighteen-year-old Witch Hunter Luke Lexton has failed his initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum. Instead of killing the witch he picked from the Book of Witches, he has committed the worst possible crime: he has fallen for her.

Paranoia (The Night Walkers #2) by J.R. Johansson
Publisher: Flux
Release date: June 8th
Parker Chipp is trying to learn to cope better with life as a Watcher. And it seems to be working…until he wakes up in jail with a hangover and 12 hours of missing time. Darkness has somehow taken control and Parker doesn’t have a clue how to stop him.

the truth against the world sarah jamila stevensonThe Truth Against the World by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Publisher: Flux
Release date: June 8th
When Olwen Nia Evans learns that her family is moving from San Francisco to Wales to fulfil her great-grandmother’s dying wish, she starts having strange and vivid dreams about her family’s past. Could everything she’s been told about her ancestors be a lie?

Born of Deception (Born of Illusion #2) by Teri Brown
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: June 10th
When Anna arrives in London, she finds the group in turmoil. Sensitives are disappearing and the group’s members are turning on one another. Could the kidnapper be someone within the society itself—or has the nefarious Dr. Boyle followed them to London?

Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig
Publisher: Adaptive Books
Release date: June 10th
The last place you’d expect to find a team of criminals is at a Philadelphia prep school. But on a class trip to the U.S. Mint – which prints a million new coins every 30 minutes – an overlooked security flaw becomes too tempting for a small group of students to ignore.

(Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: June 10th
There’s a price to pay for paradise. Every fourth year, the strange power that fuels a town of immortals exacts its payment by infecting teens with deadly urges. In a normal year in Gardnerville, teens might stop talking to their best friends. In a fourth year, they’d kill them.

The Fallen (Enemy #5) by Charlie Higson
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: June 10th
The Holloway crew are survivors. They’ve fought their way across London and made it to the Natural History Museum alive – just. But the fight will never end while the Enemy lives, unless there’s another way. The kids at the museum are looking for a cure.

Hexed (The Witch Hunter #1) by Michelle Krys
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: June 10th
Indigo Blackwood has it made. Then a guy dies right before her eyes. Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.

i become shadow joe shineI Become Shadow by Joe Shine
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: June 10th
Ren Sharpe was abducted at fourteen and chosen by the mysterious F.A.T.E. Center to become a Shadow: the fearless and unstoppable guardian of a future leader. At eighteen Ren receives her assignment: find and protect college science student Gareth Young, or die trying.

lies my girlfriend told me julie anne petersLies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: June 10th
When Alix’s charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, she learns that Swanee has been secretly dating a girl named Liana. Brought together by Swanee’s lies, Alix and Liana become closer than they’d thought possible. But Alix is still hiding the truth from Liana.

the murder complex lindsay cummingsThe Murder Complex (The Murder Complex #1) by Lindsay Cummings
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release date: June 10th
Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to kill, lives in a state controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision. When Meadow meets Zephyr James, one of the MC’s programmed assassins, is their meeting a coincidence?

my last kiss bethany nealMy Last Kiss by Bethany Neal
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: June 10th
Cassidy Haines’ last kiss, on the night she died, is a blur. If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she’ll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made–good and bad–that led to her last kiss.

on the road to find out rachel toorOn the Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: June 10th
On New Year’s Day, Alice Davis goes for a run. Her first ever. It’s painful, but so was getting denied by the only college she cares about. Alice is heading down a road filled with new challenges and strengthening herself to endure when the going suddenly gets tougher than she ever imagined.

Push (The Game #2) by Eve Silver
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: June 10th
Miki Jones lives her life by her own strict set of rules, to keep control, to keep the gray fog of grief at bay. Then she’s pulled into the Game, where she—and her team—will die unless she follows a new set of rules: those set by the mysterious Committee.

the strange maid tessa grattonThe Strange Maid (United States of Asgard #2) by Tessa Gratton
Publisher: Random House
Release date: June 10th
Signy Valborn was seven years old when she met Odin Alfather, who declared that if she could solve a single riddle, he would make her one of his Valkyrie. For ten years Signy has trained, and now believes that a Greater Mountain Troll might hold the answer to the riddle.

Trouble by Non Pratt
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: June 10th
When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown. But then transfer student Aaron, wishing to make up for his own past mistakes, offers to pretend to be the father of Hannah’s unborn baby.

when mr dog bites brian conaghanWhen Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Release date: June 10th
Dylan Mint has Tourette’s. For Dylan, life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in, but then during a routine visit to the hospital Dylan learns that he’s going to die next March. So he grants himself three parting wishes: three ‘Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It’.

Wicked Games by Sean Olin
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: June 10th
When Lilah catches wind of her boyfriend’s betrayal, she decides that Jules needs to pay. By the end of the summer, the line between right and wrong will be blurred beyond recognition. Blood will be shed. Nothing in Dream Point will ever be the same.

brazen katherine longshoreBrazen by Katherine Longshore
Publisher: Viking
Release date: June 12th
Mary Howard has always lived in the shadow of her powerful family. But when she’s married off to Henry Fitzroy, King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, she rockets into the Tudor court’s inner circle. The rules of court were made to be pushed… but pushing them too far means certain death.

Firecracker by David Iserson
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: June 12th
Will Astrid finally meet her match in the form of public school? Will she find out who betrayed her and got her expelled from Bristol? Is Noah, the sweet and awkward boy she just met, hiding something?

 

Inland by Kat Rosenfield
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Release date: June 12th
Callie Morgan has long lived choked by the failure of her own lungs. In Florida, Callie’s symptoms miraculously disappear. But the ocean’s edge offers more than healing air… it holds a magnetic pull, drawing Callie closer and closer to the chilly, watery embrace that claimed her mother.

the merciless danielle vegaThe Merciless by Danielle Vega
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: June 12th
Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.

Starbird Murphy and the World Outside by Karen Finneyfrock
Publisher: Viking
Release date: June 12th
Starbird has always lived on the Free Family Farm, a commune in the woods. When Starbird gets her “Calling” to be a waitress at the Free Family’s restaurant, she leaves the only home she’s ever known. Nothing could have prepared Starbird for the World Outside.

Wings (Black City #3) by Elizabeth Richards
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Release date: June 12th
Natalie finds herself unexpectedly reunited with her parents, including the father she thought was dead. But she can only think of Ash. She hasn’t heard a word of him since she and Elijah were brought to the underground headquarters of the Sentry Rebellion. But she vows to find him.

paradigm ceri a loweParadigm (Paradigm #1) by Ceri A. Lowe
Publisher: Bookouture
Release date: June 13th
Fifteen-year-old Carter Warren knows his time has come. Awoken from the catacombs as a contender for the role of Controller General, it is his destiny to succeed. But Carter soon discovers that the world has changed, in ways that make him begin to question everything that he believes in.

trust games simon packhamTrust Games by Simon Packham
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Release date: June 14th
When kind, charismatic new drama teacher, Mr Moore, arrives at school, Beth’s life starts to look up. It seems that all the girls – including Beth – are in love with Mr Moore. And when a scandal breaks, Beth must make a decision that can only have dire consequences for everyone involved.

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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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