Catch Up Now: These Big Series All Have Books Coming Out in June

Posted by Hayley on May 23, 2018
There's nothing like the pain of finishing a book with a cliffhanger…and needing to wait months (if not years) for the next book. Save yourself some misery and jump into a beloved series that has a new installment coming out in June!

To find these series, we rounded up the top June sequels your fellow Goodreads can't wait to read, which we measure by how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves. Below, we've featured the first book in each of these series—as well as the first line to give you a taste. Which ones pique your curiosity?


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Genre: YA fantasy
First book: An Ember in the Ashes
First line: "My big brother reaches home in dark hours before dawn, when even ghosts take their rest."

A Reaper at the Gates, book #3 in the series, hits bookshelves on June 12.


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Genre: Contemporary fiction
First book: The Devil Wears Prada
First line: "The light hadn't even officially turned green at the intersection of 17th and Broadway before an army of overconfident yellow cabs roared past the tiny deathtrap I was attempting to navigate around the city streets."

When Life Gives You Lululemons, book #3 in the series, hits bookshelves on June 5.


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Genre: Thriller
First book: My Sister's Grave
First line: "Her tactical instructor at the police academy had liked taunting them during early morning drills."

A Steep Price, book #6 in the series, hits bookshelves on June 26.


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Genre: Paranormal romance
First book: Silver Silence
First line: "Silver merchants believed in control."

Ocean Light, book #2 in the series, hits bookshelves on June 12.


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Genre: YA historical fiction
First book: My Lady Jane
First line: "You may think you know the story."

Plain Jane, book #2 in the series, hits bookshelves on June 26.


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Genre: Contemporary romance
First book: Moonlight Sins
First line: "Is it true? What they say about the women who come here?"

Moonlight Seduction, book #2 in the series, hits bookshelves on June 26.


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Genre: Fantasy
First book: Blood Oath
First line: "What's on the menu tonight, Ryn?"

Black Crown, book #3 in the series, hits bookshelves on June 30.


What are you looking forward to reading? Let's talk books in the comments!

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message 1: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea Chris wrote: "Oh, come on guys! "Brief Cases", the latest in Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series is due out in June. It has a higher star rating and more ratings than "A Steep Price" yet it didn't get included. H..."

It says "we measure by how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves" so it clearly wasn't added to TBR as much as the ones mentioned.


message 2: by Derpa (new)

Derpa Chris wrote: "Oh, come on guys! "Brief Cases", the latest in Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series is due out in June. It has a higher star rating and more ratings than "A Steep Price" yet it didn't get included. H..."

GR advertises (aka pushes on us) certain types of books. Butcher is not "trendy" by those standards, so we will have a gazillion lists with the same teenage melodrama and such types of books.


message 3: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea Chris wrote: "Chelsea wrote: "Chris wrote: "Oh, come on guys! "Brief Cases", the latest in Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series is due out in June. It has a higher star rating and more ratings than "A Steep Price"..."

But how can the books have ratings if they haven't been released yet?


message 4: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea Chris wrote: "Chelsea wrote: "But how can the books have ratings if they haven't been released yet? "

Some of it is ratings from people who are excited about the upcoming release. Others are from people who rec..."


I think it would be hard to go by ratings still since some publishers release more arcs than others or none at all. And ratings from people who haven't actually read the book don't really mean all that much.


message 5: by Dee (new)

Dee my guess would be that Brief Cases is an in-between book (15.1 in the series and a bunch of short stories) - compared to all the other listed options which are single title entries in their respective series


message 6: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Hayward Pérez So excited for the next one in The Devil Wears Prada series! Added to my TBR list.


message 7: by Alex (new)

Alex I think this list demonstrates the near zero value of these blog posts. Of the 11 comments prior to this, 10 of them are on a book that very clearly, by all measurable standards, should have made it on the list.

Now if this isn't intended to be a monthly report of what the most anticipated new releases are, and more to float LESS anticipated releases to get more book sales (goodreads is a subsidiary of amazon - book sales are king), then this list makes a lot more sense. Just say so in the body of the blog, and there wouldn't be a problem.


message 8: by Katsuro (new)

Katsuro Call me a cynic, but I think that Weisberger wrote another DWP-book because not too many people have heard of anything else she's ever written. She's not following her muse, she's following the money.


message 9: by John (last edited May 23, 2018 02:39PM) (new)

John Here's a more complete list, Goodreads generated apparently, sequels easily identifiable: https://www.goodreads.com/book/popula...


Atiye’s_lttlebookn00k I want to read my lasy Jane. Idk why i didn’t buy it at the bookstore ugh.....


Atiye’s_lttlebookn00k My Lady Jane ugh I swear these typos...... 😑


message 12: by Nicole D. (new)

Nicole D. My Lady Jane is a standalone. You dont have to read it to read My Plain Jane.


message 13: by Rozzberry (new)

Rozzberry I had no idea there was a third installment of TDWP on the way. The first was fun, enjoyable read & an even better movie(Yes, I said it. Better. That is quite the rarity.), but RWP was so dreadful & such an utter disappointment, idk that I would ever take the gamble of reading anything else from this author again. Thinking about it makes me cringe.


message 14: by Izzy (last edited May 24, 2018 12:46AM) (new)

Izzy Derpa wrote: "Chris wrote: "Oh, come on guys! "Brief Cases", the latest in Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden series is due out in June. It has a higher star rating and more ratings than "A Steep Price" yet it didn't g..."

Derpa and others, I don't know what site you're visiting but Jim Butcher has been recommended and advertised by Goodreads a lot over the years.
He has been interviewed by Goodreads, nominated in the goodreads choice awards 2009-2015 and is constantly recommended on Goodreads lists and blogs e.g. https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/9...

Goodreads advertises Jim Butcher very well.


message 15: by Izzy (new)

Izzy I'm looking forward to Black Crown. I'm counting down the days!


message 16: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Chris wrote: "Absolutely! I think it's a travesty that GR lets people rate books they haven't read, but they do ..."

How exactly are Goodreads meant to determine whether someone has read a book? Only allow people who read on Kindle and have their accounts linked?

People do read advanced copies and there are different release dates in different countries. Yeah, you get a few people using rating and reviews for pre-read thoughts but it's a social platform and people like to discuss books before they're out.


message 17: by Katsuro (new)

Katsuro Rozzberry wrote: "I had no idea there was a third installment of TDWP on the way. The first was fun, enjoyable read & an even better movie(Yes, I said it. Better. That is quite the rarity.), but RWP was so dreadful ..."
I know what you mean. Lemme put it this way: Books like TWDP are the reason why some people like chick lit. Books like RWP are the reason why some people don't.


message 18: by Philip (new)

Philip The Spook In The Stacks - Lighthouse Library Series by Eva Gates


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