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June 2021 fiction releases

At the beginning of every month I’ll be bringing you a list of all the highly anticipated (as well as the hidden gem) fiction releases that are being published during that month. This list includes a mix of children’s, young adult and adult books, listed in UK publication date order. Each book is a link to it’s Goodreads page.

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June 2021 fiction releases

1st of June
> Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim (The Blood of Stars #2) (YA – Fantasy – Chinese-American Author)
> We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman (YA – Contemporary)
> The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver (YA – LGBTQ+ Contemporary – Non-binary Author)
> Wendy Darling by A. C. Wise (Adult – Fantasy Retelling)
> A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow (A Song Below Water #2) (YA – Fantasy – Black American Author)

3rd of June
> Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon (YA – Romance – Jamaican-American Author)
> Not my Problem by Ciara Smyth (YA – LGBTQ+ Contemporary)
> For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten (Adult – Fantasy Retelling)
> The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons (YA – LGBTQ+ Contemporary)
> Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin (Adult – Romance – Canadian Muslim Author)
> The Crossing by Manjeet Mann (YA – Contemporary – Author of Colour)
> You’re The One That I Want by Simon James Green (YA – LGBTQ+ Contemporary)
> Children of the Quicksands by Efua Traoré (Children’s/Middlegrade – Fantasy – Nigerian-German Author)
> Simone Breaks All The Rules by Debbie Riguad (YA – Contemporary – Haitian-American Author)
> What Planet Can I Blame This On? by Ellie Pilcher (Adult – Contemporary)

8th of June
> Of Princes and Promises by Sandhya Menon (St. Rosetta’s Academy #2) (YA – Contemporary Retelling – Indian-American Author)
> The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid (Adult – Historical fantasy)
> Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria (YA – LGBTQ+ Fantasy – Latinx Author)
> Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac (Children’s/Middlegrade – Contemporary – Indigenous Author)

10th of June
> Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve (YA – LGBTQ+ Contemporary)
> Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (Adult – LGBTQ+ Fantasy – Malaysian Author)
> Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide (YA – LGBTQ+ Thriller – Black British Author)
> Monstrous Design by Kat Dunn (Battalion of the Dead) (YA – Historical Fantasy)
> Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee (YA – LGBTQ+ Contemporary – Author of Colour)
> Fence: Disarmed by Sarah Rees Brennan & C. S. Pacat (Fence #2) (YA – LGBTQ+ Contemporary)
> Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass (YA – Contemporary – Author of Colour)
> The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (Adult – LGBTQ+ Fantasy – Author of Colour)
> The Lucky Escape by Laura Jane Williams (Adult – Contemporary)
> An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi (YA – Contemporary – Muslim Iranian-American Author)
> The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott (YA – LGBTQ+ Contemporary)

14th of June
> Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller (YA – Fantasy)

21st of June
> May the Best Man Win by Z. R. Ellor (YA – LGBTQ+ Contemporary)

24th of June
> The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani (Dauntless Path #2) (YA – Fantasy – Muslim Author)
> Witchshadow by Susan Dennard (Witchlands #4) (YA – Fantasy)
> The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He (YA – Sci-Fi Thriller – Chinese-American Author)
> Don’t Breathe a Word by Jordyn Taylor (YA – Historical/Mystery)
> A Pho Love Story by Loan Le (YA – Contemporary – Vietnamese-American Author)
> The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious #4) (YA – Mystery)
> Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton , Tiffany D Jackson & more (YA – Anthology by Black authors)

29th of June
> This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron (YA – LGBTQ+ Fantasy Retelling – Black American Author)

And that’s a wrap on the June titles coming out this month!

If there’s a novel that releases this month (in the UK) that you can’t wait to read that isn’t listed here, feel free to tell me in the comments and I’ll try to add it to the list.

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You might also like the following posts:
> June ’21 TBR
Incendiary – Book Review
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