The Best Young Adult Books of June

Posted by Hayley on June 1, 2019
Welcome to the world of irresistible young adult fiction! Every month our team takes a look at the books being published and how they're resonating with early readers. We use this information to put together a roundup of soon-to-be favorites, from tales set in the suburbs to epics in realms of mystery and mischief.

For June, we have a tale of summer love from Sarah Dessen, a modern-day fantasy set in Korea, Jennifer L. Armentrout's new paranormal thriller, and more!

Add the books that catch your eye to your Want to Read shelf, and let us know what you're reading and recommending in the comments!


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The library is Elisabeth's home. She dreams of becoming a book warden until an act of sabotage forces her to place her trust in a dangerous sorcerer in this bewitching story from the author of An Enchantment of Ravens.

Check out our interview with Margaret Rogerson.

Release date: June 4


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From the author of The Truth About Forever comes a bighearted novel about one unforgettable summer romance. When Emma arrives at North Lake, she is reunited with dreamy Roo, who holds the key to her family's history.

Check out Sarah Dessen's essay on unforgettable love interests.

Release date: June 4


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Kalyn's father is in prison. In the small town of Samsboro, Kentucky, she uses a pseudonym to escape her classmates' scorn. Her only real friend: Gus, the son of the man her father killed.

Release date: June 4


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Fleeing from her stepmother and suitors, Selah travels from English castle gardens to the fjords of Norge to find her happy ending in this epic adventure that blends historical fiction with fantasy.

Release date: June 4


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The year is 1989, and Reza can feel the world changing in New York City. He questions his own fears when he meets Art, a fellow student, who rebels against his conservative parents by documenting the AIDS crisis.

Release date: June 4


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Trinity is going blind, but she can still see ghosts. With demons intent on devouring her flesh, she teams up with a gargoyle shape-shifter in this paranormal thriller, the first installment in a new series from the author of Obsidian.

Release date: June 11


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Rachel and Sana hate each other. They also might be falling in love. The two students—one an overachieving cheerleader and the other an artsy outsider—butt heads as they work on a film project together.

Release date: June 11


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Miyoung is not a normal girl. She's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men to survive. In modern Korea, she stalks her prey, until a moment of compassion puts her immortal soul in jeopardy.

Release date: June 25




Which new YA books are you most excited to read? Let us know in the comments!

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message 1: by Janine (new)

Janine Although I'm not planning on reading any of these on release day, I have an eye on Sorcery of Thorns. Also looking forward to Collateral Damage and Sparrows, both coming out on the 25th. And though it's coming out on the first of next month, look out for Sand Dancer.


message 2: by Booklover925 (new)

Booklover925 Ooh these sound great! I'd also like to add Patron Saints of Nothing because it has a Filipino-American mc, and seems very timely/relates to what is going on with the administration in the Philippines right now.


message 3: by David (new)

David Thornburgh Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh!


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura The Rest of the Story and Storm and Fury are top of my to-read list right now!


message 5: by Britney (new)

Britney Mathews This is an excellent read "Tell Me How You Really Feel
by Aminah Mae Safi" they have pitch up really a good content and fell romance with fildena an excellent to read it. It is about 2 student lust and romance how they got engage as they were in to group projects and their the real story begins.


message 6: by Lady Willpower (new)

Lady Willpower The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta.


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