Top Five Most Anticipated July Releases

The month of June is ending and July is soon to begin which means only one thing: New Book Releases. I have been trawling through all the books due for release in July (there are some good ones!and I have narrowed down the list of all the books I want to just five. So, without further ado here are my Top Five Most Anticipated July Releases:

Only Ever Yours Author: Louise O’Neil

Publisher: Quercus

Expected Release Date: July 3rd

Summary: In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in  schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”, permitted to live with their husbands and breed sons until they are no longer useful.

For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.

Best friends Freida and Isabel are sure they’ll be chosen as companions – they are among the most highly rated girls in their year.

But as the intensity of final year takes hold, Isabel does the unthinkable and starts to put on weight. ..
And then, into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride.

Freida must fight for her future – even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known… (Via Goodreads.)

Thoughts: Um, can you say, holy shit? This book sounds sensational! I can’t wait to pick this one up, not only is it one of my most anticipated books of July it is one of my most anticipated books of the summer.

conversaion Author: Katherine Howe

Publisher: Penguin

Expected Release Date: July 1st

Summary: It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t.

First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic.

Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . . (Via Goodreads.)

Thoughts: Witchcraft curses in a prep school…yeah I’m sold.

Midnight thief

Author: Livia Blackburne

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Expected Release Date: July 8th

Summary: Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives (Via Goodreads.)

Thoughts: * Takes deep breath, screams from top of lungs* LADY ASSASSINS.

princess of thorns

 Author: Stacey Jay

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Expected Release Date: July 9th

Summary: Game of Thrones meets the Grimm’s fairy tales in this twisted, fast-paced romantic fantasy-adventure about Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, a warrior princess who must fight to reclaim her throne.

Though she looks like a mere mortal, Princess Aurora is a fairy blessed with enhanced strength, bravery, and mercy yet cursed to destroy the free will of any male who kisses her. Disguised as a boy, she enlists the help of the handsome but also cursed Prince Niklaas to fight legions of evil and free her brother from the ogre queen who stole Aurora’s throne ten years ago.

Will Aurora triumph over evil and reach her brother before it’s too late? Can Aurora and Niklaas break the curses that will otherwise forever keep them from finding their one true love (Via Goodreads.)

Thoughts: Sleeping Beauty’s daughter…warrior princess…ogre queen…This is everything I never knew I wanted.

illusive

Author: Emily Lloyd-Jones

Publisher: Little, Brown Books

Expected Release Date: July 15th

 Summary: When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She’s what’s known as an illusionist…She’s also a thief.

After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn’t?

The lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race against the government that could cost them their lives (Via Goodreads.)

Thoughts: It’s X-Men meets Ocean’s Eleven. I don’t need anymore.

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2 thoughts on “Top Five Most Anticipated July Releases

    • I know! It sounds so good! Princess of Thorns is something I never imagined I would want to read but then I saw the summary and I was like “give it to me now!”

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