15 Fiction Releases That Will Make Your June Reading List Complete

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Three books: the midnight feast, not in love, and the children of anguish and anarchy. surrounded by stars, hearts, and a flower.

Summer is here and so are the books! This June is one I’ve been anticipating since early this year. This is the time for beach romance, simple joys, and even the most unsettling campfire thrillers. They are just within reach, just beyond May, and they’re waiting for us too. So, let’s get into the most anticipated June releases!

Romance

Not in Love by Ali Hazelwood

Coming Out June 11

Ali Hazelwood is the STEM-Romance Queen, and she knows just how to make me pounce on her next book.

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Rue Sierbert craves one thing: stability. She succeeds in her biotech engineering career at Kline. With her own hands, she has created one of the most exceptional start-ups in food science. Kline is her baby, but her entire stability is thrown to a dumpster fire when a hot-headed and ambitious Eli Killgore plans to destroy just that. He gets what he wants and she fights for her place as he plans to take over (more like bulldoze over) everything she’s built. This secret affair, enemies-to-lovers STEM romance, is one you won’t want to miss.

A Novel Love Story by Ashley Poston

Coming Out June 25

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Like all of us readers, Eileen Merriweather is a dreamer lost in happily-ever-afters. She is content with one thing: a book and her home. However, her life is full of the opposite. After being left at the alter, she goes on her own adventure to get lost in a quiet town from her favorite romance series. The kind of town that will make her feel like her life is a novel. However, not everything is like a Hallmark movie, especially not a certain grumpy (and, of course, sexy) bookseller who does everything to ruin her stay.

The Rom-Commers by Katherine Center

Coming Out June 11

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Screenwriter Emma Wheeler plans to be a part of this new rise of Rom-Coms. Luckily, her sister is willing to take care of their sick father so that she can realize that dream. For six weeks she has an opportunity to work with the famous screenwriter, Charles Yates. The only problem is that Charles absolutely abhors her writing and refuses to write with a “nobody.” Is she plotting for his demise? Absolutely! But is she one to back down from a fight? Never. She plans to convince him that love is real, even if that means kissing him into relenting.

Tangled Up In You by Christina Lauren

Coming Out June 25

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Ren is a serial dreamer. She dreams and dreams and dreams… but never actually follows through. When she finally gets accepted into the prestigious Corona College, she feels maybe this is her chance to actually follow her dreams. Maybe her life begins here. Whereas the ever cunning and manipulative Fitz, doesn’t exactly obtain the same mindset. He plans. But when the two finally meet, those plans are squashed like a grape. And soon enough he’s on a road trip with a babbling blonde who walks with the sun on her heels. And yet… maybe there is more than one dream for them to chase.

Triple Sec by TJ Alexander

Coming out June 4

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Mel has witnessed all the disasters in the book of disasters. However, that’s usual when when you’re the bartender at Terror & Virtue. These disasters typically come in the form of dates. And her own love life is a mess, making her skeptical about love’s existence.

Then Bebe walks in, a gorgeous, witty, whiskey connoisseur happily married to Kade. Though Mel tries to dismiss her feelings, Bebe reveals that she and Kade have an open marriage and invites Mel on a date. And what starts as a fun fling evolves into a deepening relationship.

Under Your Spell by Laura Wood

Coming out June 25

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Clementine Monroe is going through her Breakup Spell, a ritual where her sisters get drunk and wipe off the gross, lousy day. It had been a bad day. She’d been dumped by her cheating ex and fired from the job she loved. And now, after her bad day ritual, she somehow made it worse. She ruined a funeral, had her first one-night stand, and now… she has a new job… spending two months with a rock star, Theo Eliott.

As the days become more and more strangely fun with Theo, Clemmie starts to wonder if she’s cursed to repeat all her past mistakes. But the more she gets to know Theo, the more she starts to question if perhaps he is not a curse but a blessing.

Thrillers

Leather & Lark by Brynne Weaver

Coming Out June 4

As we transition into Thriller, let’s get a mesh between a little romance and a little thriller… the sequel to Butcher & Blackbird.

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This book is the second installment of Brynne’s Ruinous Love Trilogy. This book follows Lachlan Kane, a leather worker tied down by his past trauma. Then, there is Lark, a singer who is the complete opposite of the dark cloud that looms over Lachlan. She’s sunshine and rainbows. He’s leather and assassinating people. And despite not being able to stand each other, they must make a deal, hunt down a killer, and secure their freedoms. The only problem is that they have to get married in order to do it.

Little Rot by Akwaeke Emezi

Coming out June 18

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Aima and Kalu, a longtime couple, have just split, triggering a chaotic chain of events. Kalu, in his anguish, attends a sex party hosted by his best friend Ahmed, making a decision that plunges them all into turmoil. Ola and Souraya, Nigerian sex workers visiting from Kuala Lumpur, become entwined with the three friends as their lives spiral into the city’s corrupt underworld. Each character, driven by loss and desperation, seeks to escape the impending danger. But will they be able to?

Middle of the Night by Riley Sager

Coming Out June 18

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Ten-year-old Ethan has a very traumatic childhood experience. When he was little, his best friend Billy was taken by a dark figure. Thirty years pass, and Ethan returns to his childhood home. He has nightmares and can’t sleep, but strangely finds a man circling in Ethan’s backyard in the middle of the night. The very backyard where his best friend was last seen. Ethan wonders if there is more to the story or if his friend was really dead after all.

The Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley

Coming Out June 18

Lucy Foley (I believe) is the Agatha Christie of our generation. She creates the most posh, elegant, and sinister story set-ups. There are so many fine details that crawl under your nose. And then, she twists it around in the most disturbing and unsettling manner.

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This book is placed on the opening of The Manor. It’s the most lavish, rich, and elusive place filled with only the most esteemed guests. Although the Manor is on such sacred grounds, it is not very sacred to the local community. In fact, they hate the building and the intrusion on their lifestyles. So, they whisper rumors about pagan folklore and the Night Birds taking their revenge. It becomes even more suspicious when the entire estate blows up in a fire, with a dead body left in the rubble. The question now is who (or what) is responsible?

Fantasy

Fate of the Sun King (Artefacts Of Ouranos #3) by Nisha J. Tuli

Coming Out June 4

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If you liked the first and second books of the Artefacts of Ouranos Series, this is for you. The Fate of the Sun King is the third installment of this series, but cranking up the steam in this enemies-to-lovers romance. Although our main character, Lor, now has the Heart Crown and is essentially on the run from a blood-thirsty ruler, she has to fight everything she knows. Her attraction for the Aurora Prince might get her killed, or worse, never get the very thing she’s been pining for this entire time.

The Wren In The Holly Library (The Oak and Holly Cycle #1) by K.A. Linde

Coming Out June 4

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This Beauty and the Beast retelling has a new dark and spicy twist. Kierse knows it is wrong to steal from a monster—terribly wrong. But when she gets trapped in his library with the beast himself, she is very much preparing for death. However, instead of slashing her throat, he offers her a job, and finally, she starts to understand what she truly is.

Children of Anguish and Anarchy (Legacy of Orïsha #3) by Tomi Adeyemi

Coming Out June 25

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This book is the third installment of the Legacy of Orïsha Series. After the previous book, Zelie thinks the fighting is over, the royals have fallen, the maji is risen. However, she starts questioning that when she wakes up in a stone-cold prison, traveling across the seas. When she meets her captor, King Baldyr, ruler of the Skulls, she and some friends are sent to search the unknown lands to find allies. With the King closing in she is running out of time to finish this fight and end the Skulls.

We Shall Be Monsters by Tara Sim

Coming Out June 25

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After Kajal tries to resurrect her sister Lasya, she ultimately releases a beast called a bhuta who breaks havoc onto the world. Kajal is imprisoned as a witch, spending her days condemned. The tables are turned in her favor when rebels free her, making a deal that if she resurrects the fallen crown prince, she will be given a second chance to get Lasya back. However, only of course, she ends up resurrecting some other boy entirely and having to work with him to fix her mistakes before the rebels or the bhuta kill her.

Of Jade and Dragons by Amber Chen

Coming out June 18

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Aihui Ying dreams of becoming a world-class engineer like her late father. After his sudden murder, she’s left with only his journal of engineering secrets and a jade pendant stolen from the assassin. Determined to uncover why anyone would kill her father, Ying heads to the capital and infiltrates the prestigious Engineers Guild disguised as her brother.

With the help of Aogiya Ye-yang, the stoic eighth prince, Ying navigates the male-only apprenticeship trials, dodging jealous competitors, suspicious guild masters, and the killer still after her father’s journal. As she gets closer to the truth, her relationship with the prince becomes increasingly complicated.

These new and exciting releases coming out this June make my heart bouncing with joy. I cannot wait for these stories to hit the shelf! So, pre-order and keep an eye out for these new releases!


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