June is here, and so is spring. And this calls for a good YA reading sprint! And luckily for us, June is going to see a whole bunch of wonderful YA romances and fantasies from some prolific authors who have made a mark in the genre before. So today, we’ve made a list of the 9 most anticipated Young Adult novels of June 2021, just for you!
List of 9 Most Anticipated Young Adult Novels Of June 2021:
- Better Together by Christine Riccio (June 1st)
- An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi (June 1st)
- We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman (June 1st)
- Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June (June 1st)
- The Cruelest Mercy by Natalie Mae (June 15th)
- The Tragedy of Dane Riley by Kat Spears (June 22nd)
- Darling by K Ancrum (June 22nd)
- The Girl Least Likely by Katy Loutzenhiser (June 29th)
- The Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
Better Together by Christine Riccio (June 1st)
Originally a booktuber with almost 400000 followers, Riccio is the author of ‘Again, but Better’ and ‘Because You Love to Hate Me.’ This June 1st, she has come out with her third and highly anticipated novel, ‘Better Together,’ a story of two sisters named Siri and Jamie. Siri is a ballerina with an injury, Jamie is an aspiring stand up comedian with anxiety. When these two sisters separated by birth meet after decades, they decide to switch lives. What follows is a lot of humorous disasters, budding romances, and family reunions.
An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi (June 1st)
This national award-winning author of ‘Shatter Me’ has come up with her first book since ‘A Very Large Expanse of Sea.’ Her newest novel deals with a Muslim family in the wake of the US-Iraq tensions of 2003. The government is harassing the Muslim community, infiltrating mosques and making life tough for followers of Islam. The protagonist, a hijab wearing girl called Shadi, is nursing grief. Her family is falling apart and she has recently dealt with a heartbreak. The novel follows her personal journey amid the strenuous political atmosphere.
We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman (June 1st)
Author of NYT bestseller ‘If I Stay’ is out with her newest book and we couldn’t be more stoked about it! It follows our adorable protagonist Aaron, who’s left behind in the Cascade Mountains of Washington while everyone else is in good colleges. He runs a bookshop with his father, Ira and is quite fed up of everything. But when the beautiful and smart Hannah enters the picture, things start to change.
Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June (June 1st)
This coming of age novel is the poignant story of Jay, a homosexual with a bucket list to cross off. As Jay moves to Seattle from Washington in senior year, he discovers a community of homosexual and lovely boys he can call friends. He also meets cute boys he wants to hit on. And as he starts ticking off the items on his bucket list, conflicts arise. The novel already has almost 150 reviews, in the first seven days of publishing.
The Cruelest Mercy by Natalie Mae (June 15th)
This promising sequel to the acclaimed ‘The Kinder Poison,’ takes the story forward from the cliffhanger. In this novel, Kasta, Zahru’s executioner claims to be the rightful heir to the throne, and produces the God’s Mark as evidence. Luckily for the world, Zahru has the same mark too. Now she must co-operate with several people in order to stop Kasta from being seated on the throne.
The Tragedy of Dane Riley by Kat Spears (June 22nd)
This poignant and thought-provoking book about mental health and bereavement follows Dane Riley as he struggles to cope with his father’s death. Meanwhile, his mum has moved on, and he sorely despises her new boyfriend and his family. To complicate matters further, he also has feelings for the girl next door. As Dane struggles with his mental health and deals with his feelings, a lovely and engrossing YA novel emerges from the prolific author of ‘Sway’ and ‘Breakaway.’
Darling by K Ancrum (June 22nd)
This novel is a Peter Pan thriller by the award-winning author of ‘The Wicker King’ and ‘The Weight of the Stars.’ This retelling of traditional fairy-tale fantasy is the story of Wendy Darling, who meets a lively boy called Peter. They explore the city at night together, and Wendy discovers Tinkerbelle and Detective Hook. Suspenseful and thrilling, this novel adds spins of diversity and ambiguous motives to the original stories.
The Girl Least Likely by Katy Loutzenhiser (June 29th)
Gretchen is the girl who never says anything when her friends play the ‘most likely to’ game. She considers herself boring, but her life is anything but boring. She is crushing on her best friend, a bad boy has been showing interest in her and she’s capable of a bang on makeover. Somehow, she starts living a double life – one as the free spirited and fun-t-bewith Gretchen , and the other as the boring old, ‘least likely to’ Gretchen. Ultimately, though, she must make a choice and decide exactly who she wants to be. This crisp YA novel gives major cute vibes.
The Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
Author of fantasy series ‘The Six Points of Dark’ and ‘Cinderella is Dead’ has come out with her first book in the new series. This introduction to ‘The Poison Heart’ series follows our protagonist Briseis who has a unique and magical gift – she can cause seeds to blossom with her touch. Briseis also inherits an estate in New York, full of sinister secrets. A friendship reveals to Bri that there is more to her estate than she can imagine. Poisonous plants, deadly curses and dangerous elixirs threaten her family, and she must redeem them all with her gift.
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