Anticipated July 2017 Reads

Hey guys! So I wanted to share a list of some books I’m looking forward to which are being released next month. I don’t think July is quite as good a month for releases compared to May & June but there are still lots of notable novels being published. So here are the top ones I’m anticipating reading!


31450752Because You Love to Hate Me by a collection of authors (in collaboration with various booktubers)

These are stories of vengeance, of defiance, of rage. They are stories of pain, of heartbreak, of sorrow. But don’t expect a circle of hands. Leave it to the heroes to help the world; villains just want to rule the world. We love to hate them and they hate to be loved, if only because being hated frees them from having to be good.

I’m a big of fan of booktube so it’s safe to say that I’m pretty excited about this release! It’s so cool that some of my favourites booktubers received the opportunity to collaborate with such awesome authors. Plus, I always enjoy a good villain story.

Release Date: 11th July

30289938This is How it Happened by Paula Stokes

After waking up from a coma, Genevieve can’t remember the car crash that killed her boyfriend Dallas, a YouTuber turned teen music idol. Genevieve knows she was driving, but because of what’s been reported in the media, everyone assumes the other driver, Brad Freeman, is guilty. As she slowly pieces together the night of the accident, Genevieve is hit with a sickening sense of dread–what if she’s the one at fault? While the internet condemns Brad, Genevieve escapes to her father’s house to hide from intrusive reporters. But she soon realizes that she can’t run away from the accident. She will have to come to grips with what happened…and her role in it.

This is going to be an interesting but serious contemporary and if that description doesn’t catch your attention, I don’t know what will. I’m really curious about reading a story highlighting the darker side of social media so I definitely think I’ll be picking this one up at some point.

Release Date: July 11th

30199656What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David. Kit appreciates David’s blunt honesty—in fact, she finds it bizarrely refreshing. David welcomes Kit’s attention and her inquisitive nature. When she asks for his help figuring out the how and why of her dad’s tragic car accident, David is all in. But neither of them can predict what they’ll find. Can their friendship survive the truth?

Another contemporary, just in time for summer! Initially, I thought the description for this book sounded not that unique, but, even after saying that, I still think this is going to be quick, fun book to read.

Release Date: July 11th

30312855The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic live in the shadows, hiding who they are and, after entering Manhattan, become trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1901 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it.

This book sounds amazing, to be honest. It’s been a while since I’ve read an urban fantasy story like this one. I like the idea that the main character is a magical, time-travelling thief so I think I’ll love this story when I get around to reading it.

Release Date: July 18th

32766747The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana

No one is certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything to save her people. But her offer isn’t enough. The palace is soon under siege, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive, alone but for an oracle named Thala. But while Amrita feels responsible for her kingdom and sets out to warn her people, Thala has no such ties. She encourages Amrita to find the fabled Library of All Things, where it is possible for them to reverse their fates. To go back to before Sikander took everything from them. Stripped of all that she loves, caught between her rosy past and an unknown future, will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life await?

This book wins for my favourite cover of this list, the colours are beautiful! And the plot of this story sounds unique and fast-paced, plus it’s based on Indian mythology so I’m really interested to see how this one pans out.

Release Date: July 18th

30285562Lucky in Love by Kasie West

One night, on a whim, Maddie buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment — She wins! In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust. Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

I’ve heard so many great things about Kasie West’s books but I’ve yet to read any of them, maybe this one will be the first! It definitely sounds cute and fluffy and it so it will be the ideal book to be reading this summer.

Release Date: 25th July

30237061Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Even among the many unusual members of the travelling circus that has always been her home, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create illusions that others can see, feel and touch, with personalities all of their own. Her creations are her family, and together they make up the cast of the Festival’s Freak Show. But no matter how lifelike they may seem, her illusions are still just that—illusions, and not truly real. Or so she always believed…until one of them is murdered. Now she must unravel the horrifying truth before all her loved ones disappear.

I’ve mentioned many times before that I’m always down for a circus-themed story so this one sounds exactly like something I love. The idea that the main character can make realistic illusions which, somehow, end up being murdered is definitely something that intrigues me.

Release Date: 25th July

32259911First We Were IV by Alexandra Sirowy

It started for pranks, fun, and forever memories. A secret society – for the four of us. The rules: Never lie. Never tell. Love each other. We made the pledge and danced under the blood moon on the meteorite in the orchard. In the spot we found the dead girl five years earlier. And discovered the ancient drawings way before that. Nothing could break the four of us apart. But then, others wanted in. Our seaside town had secrets. History. We wanted revenge. We broke the rules. We lied. We told. We loved each other too much, not enough, and in ways we weren’t supposed to. Our invention ratcheted out of control. What started as a secret society, ended as justice. Revenge. Death. Rebellion.

I love stories set around cult-like secret societies. And I think the thriller/mystery aspect of this story is going to be really great. It’s got some good reviews so far so, hopefully, it will be as amazing as I’m hoping it will be.

Release Date: 25th July

32320750Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

When Kacey moves in with her father, she steps into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and an adoring younger half sister. Kacey’s new life is charming compared with the highs and lows of the old one she lived with her mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls-she’s even been welcomed into a tight circle of friends. But, then, they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t feel like an accident. But when Bailey never makes it home from that party, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all. Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons- Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone

This is the last book I’m really anticipating for next month and it’s another dark, mystery story. I do feel like the plot could end up being kind of predictable but I’m excited nonetheless, as the reviews seem mostly positive so far.

Release Date: 25th July


What books releases are you looking forward to next month?

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