Hey, everyone! It's almost July, and that means it's time for our quarterly roundups. First up, today, I'm sharing the books I'm most excited about that are releasing in the summer quarter, July - September, of this year. There are fourteen titles this time, all YA, so go ahead and give them all a look!
1) Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra. This YA contemporary romance follows a sixteen-year-old Indian-American girl adjusting to her new life as the youngest doctor in the U.S. She gets drawn into a romance with a cancer patient that changes her life. This book releases on July 2nd.
2) Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. This YA fantasy tells the Chinese-inspired story of a girl who dresses as a boy in order to enter a competition to become imperial tailor and who must create three magical dresses from the sun, the moon, and the stars in order to win. It will release on July 9th.
3) Before I Disappear by Danielle Stinson. This YA fantasy focuses on a small town that suddenly vanishes and on the girl who, in order to reach her brother there, must travel through the dark and otherworldly Fold.. It will come out on July 23rd.
4) Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Berube. This YA horror novel follows codependent sisters who are drawn into a creepy and monstrous swamp-wood and takes inspiration from The Blair Witch Project. It will release on August 1st.
5) House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig. This YA fantasy is a gothic retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," which is a fairytale I've always found interesting. It promises plenty of dark mystery, otherworldly creepiness, and tragedy. This book will be coming out on August 6th.
6) Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski. This YA horror novel follows a girl who moves into a haunted hotel and, along with a mysterious busboy, is drawn into an unsolved murder mystery from 1905. It also will come out on August 6th.
7) The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee. I'm a big fan of Stacey Lee, and I look forward to reading her newest YA historical novel! It tells the story of an Asian-American girl in the 1890s who secretly writes an advice column for a Southern newspaper and is drawn into a controversy of race and gender as she seeks truths about her own past. It will be releasing on August 13th.
8) Rated by Melissa Grey. In this YA sci-fi dystopian, six high school students get caught up in the aftermath of an act of vandalism in a world where everyone's social value is rated based on their actions. It will release on September 3rd.
9) Sword and Pen by Rachel Caine. This is the fifth book in The Great Library series, a YA fantasy dystopian that looks at an alternative world where the Library of Alexandria never burned and books have become a tightly controlled resource. I've really been enjoying the story, and I look forward to checking it out on September 3rd!
10) A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai. This YA contemporary romance follows an Indian-American girl from a long line of matchmakers who creates an app to make use of her matchmaking skills and turns her school's social order upside down. It will release on September 10th.
11) The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas. This YA alt-history retells the folk story of Mulan and is written by a Chinese-American author that I like, so yeah, I'm into it. Go get your copy on September 10th!
12) Suggested Reading by Dave Connis. In this YA contemporary novel, a girl runs a library of banned books out of her school locker after the principal cracks down on all the media he thinks is inappropriate. It will come out on September 17th.
13) The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring. This YA horror novel inspired by Patagonian myth tells the story of a young teacher at a supposedly-cursed finishing school in southern Argentina who begins experiencing strange things. It will release on September 24th.
14) The Tyrant's Tomb by Rick Riordan. This is the fourth book in The Trials of Apollo series, which takes place after Riordan's other YA fantasy retellings of Greek and Roman mythology, and has been a favorite of mine for its cleverness, humor, and heart. In the series, the god Apollo is cast into a mortal teen body and given a quest as penance for his failure to take care of his oracles. Read the latest installment also on September 24th!
Thank you for reading! What books are you most looking forward to this quarter? Let me know, and I'll be back Wednesday with a pilot of a quarterly linkposting roundup I'd like to try.
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