Summer Anticipated Releases

If you’ve followed my blog for a few months you might have noticed that I used to do Anticipated Releases every single month and then I stopped. I stopped mainly becuse of how busy I was with the end of the school year and then with my summer job. I’ve missed three months so far: June, July and August. But enough is enough. Today I’m bringing them back.

Instead of doing them individually and posting them one after the other, I decided to combine them into this blog post and only talk about my Most Anticipated of my Already Anticipatd Releases of each month.


Little do We knowLittle Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone   Jun.05.18

It’s a YA-contemporary novel with a rather vague synopsys so I’ll try to explain what I gathered as best as I can. I think this features ex-bestfriends Emory and Hannah as Emory is about to go to college and Hannah is dealing with her family’s financial problems when circumtances and hidden secrets bring them together once again.

As I’ve said this doesn’t sound like something mindblowing but it’s been getting very positive reviews and something about the story calls to me.

summer of saltSummer of Salt by Katrina Leno   Jun.05.18

This is a ya, magical realism story following Georgina Fernweh as is eagerly waiting for the magic that runs in her family to show up in her. When a storm hits her island, her family and their unique abilities are blamed for the consequences and tragedy that leaves behind.

Chelase from chelseadolling has already raved about it and said that it’s one of the best books she’s read this year. Magical realism is one of my favorite genres and this is one I’m so excited to read.

a thousand perfect notesA Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews   Jun.07.18

The young-adult contemporary debut by the amazing blogger from Paper Fury that deals with the very heavy topic of abuse but I’ve heard is also beautiful and hopeful.

I already own this one and I know I’m going to read it very soon since it’s one of my most anticipated releases of the year!

final draftFinal Draft by Riley Redgate   Jun.12.18

Here we have another ya, coiming of age, contemporary novel this time about writing. I know this has a lgbtq+ characters and really great reviews already.

It takes place in high school where Laila meets her new professor that pushes her out of her box in order to enhance her writing and grow as a person.

tell me liesTell Me Lies by Carloa Lovering   Jun.12.18

Let me start by saying that I’m absolutely obsessed with this cover. This is one of those books I really want to own physically but I’ve seen its price and MAN. It is expensive.

I don’t really know what this story is about. It’s being shelved under the fiction, contemporary, romance and new adult tag on goodreads and I want to know as little as possible and be surprised by what I find. I also haven’t heard anyone talking about it so we’ll see how it goes.

providenceProvidence by Caroline Kepnes   Jun.19.18

This is the new thriller from the author of the very popular novel You. I read You a year ago and I absolutely loved it.

This is going to sound repetitive, but once again I don’t know anything about it and I don’t want to know anything.

I went into You completely blind and loved every single second of it and, even though I know this is  going to be completely different I still want to go into her writing with no expectations.


hullmetal girlsHullmetal Girls by Emily Skutrskie   Jul.17.18

Two months ago I read The Abyss Surrounds Us by this same athor and absolutely adored it. It’s one of my favorite books of the year and the best pirate book I’ve read hands down.

Therefore, I am determined to read everything she writes and this science-fiction novel with lgbtq+ characters definitely calls my attention.

Dr. StrangeDr. Strange Beard (Winston Brothers #5) by Penny Reid   Jul.30.18

I’ve already gushed about my love for the first three books of the series here and this is the fifth installment. I have yet to read the fourth one but I will very soon and once I finish I can’t wait to read Roscoe’s story!

the cheerleadersThe Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas   Jul.31.18

This is a young-adult, mystery/thriller that takes place in the town of Sunnybrook where five years ago all of the cheerleaders died. They were either murdered or commited suicide but the entire team disappeared. The case was closed and forgotten until now.



newbirdSea Witch by Sarah Henning   Jul.31.18

This is a young-adult Ursula retelling and I could not be more excited about it.

I adore mermaids, villains and retellings so this is the perfect book in my eyes. Unfortunately, it hasn’t gotten the best reviews.

People definitely seem to enjoy it but not as much as they thought. I’ve heard the plot is rather slow at some parts. Nonetheless, I don’t mind slow plots at all and that’s the main critique I’ve found so I’m still hopefull I’ll love it.


The ChaseThe Chase (Briar U #1) by Elle Kennedy   Aug.07.18

The new adult Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy is one of my favorite guilty pleasures reads and this is her new novel set in the same world and university as the Off-Campus series and I’ve heard that the characters even make a cameo.

In this story we follow Summer (Dean’s little sister from The Goal) and thanks to this amazing review by the lovely and sweet Melanie I am now incredibly hyped and excited to read it!

Heretics anonymousHeretics Anonymous by Katie Henry   Aug.07.18

This is a debut contemporary novel featuring a bunch of teens that go to St. Clare’s (a strict Catholic school) that are all part of the group Heretics Anonymous where they can each believe (or not) in any religion, as much or as little as they want and where they get to share their beliefs and experiences.

I’ve heard this book is very funny, which is something I wasn’t  expecting but that I’m so glad to hear.

Emma from Emmabooks has already raved about it in this review and I’m overall so happy and ready to read this book.

a touch of goldA Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan   Aug.14.18

It’s a young-adult retelling of King Midas’ daughter after her skin turned to gold. She lives isolated in her castle but it’s slowly developing secret powers and an unique ability o sense gold. So when a thief steals from King Midas it is up to her to hunt him down.

And the cover is to die for.

MirageMirage (Mirage #1) by Somayia Daul   Aug.28.18

This is a debut young-adult science fiction novel following Amani as she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace. Here she finds out she looks identical to the Princess Maram and is forced to impersonate her in public in case someone tries to kill the real princess.

This is moroccan inspired and has the best reviews already so I can’t wait to read it for myself.

city of ghostsCity of Ghosts (Cassidy Blake #1) by Victoria Schwab   Aug.28.18

Victoria Schwab introduces her new middle-grade series in which Cassidy suffers a near death experience and since then she’s able to see the ghosts that run free in her city.

This sounds like a very fun fast-paced book and I looove that cover with my whole heart.


We’re finally over.  Sorry this turned out this long!

Have you read any of these books? Are you anticipating any of them? Did you find something new to add to your TBR? Let me know!

Until next time,


4 thoughts on “Summer Anticipated Releases

  1. meltotheany says:

    Oh my gosh, I love all these picks (I am honestly CRAVING Summer of Salt, too! If you wanna buddy read it in September, let me know, babe!) but I can’t wait for you to read The Chase! I hope you love it, too! Happy reading! 💕xx

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  2. Dorine says:

    I’m currently reading Summer of Salt, I was absolutely dying to get to it! Now reading it, it is fun, but also not really written well. So that’s a bit of a downer, it reads like a debut novel, the story is fun but the writing just isn’t perfect

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