Hello everybody! Today, I’m bringing you my list of anticipated July Releases and it is… lengthy, so please bear with me till the end if you can tolerate me rambling for that long. Onto the post!
The Fire Cats of London– I’m on the blog tour for this, interviewing the author, and I can’t wait to read it at some point in July as well. It’s a historical about the Great Fire of London, but from the point of view of some cats. The Umbrella Mouse books are great so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this as well.
Twice We Make Magic– this is the sequel to Once We Were Witches, which I hugely enjoyed last year, so I’m excited to see Egg and Spel again!
The Asparagus Bunch- this is a debut MG comedy about an autistic boy called Leon whose special interest is sweets, and I just think it’ll be a brilliant, hilarious time.
Nura and the Immortal Palace– this is another debut MG, this time a fantasy about a girl going from Pakistan into the world of the jinn. The cover is unbelievably pretty and I’m hoping it’ll maybe be similar to Aisha Bushby’s Moonchild books.
Carnival of the Hunted– this is the sequel to Carnival of the Lost, which I really enjoyed earlier in the year, and it follows the same group of sideshow performers as they go on another steampunk-esque adventure.
The Mermaid Call- i really liked Alex Cotter’s first book the House on the Edge, so I’m sure this will be another hit. It’s about two girls teaming up to try and find the Mermaid rumoured to live in a local lake.
Fin and the Memory Curse– this is about a foundling girl trying to break a family curse, and it’s got supernatural vibes. I really liked the Ice Whisperers so I’m very excited to give this a go as well!
The Extraordinary Voyage of Katy Willacott- I think Sharon Gosling is a brilliant writer, so I’m of course planning to pick up her new one about a girl defying her father to go on an adventure to Brazil. I’m on the blog tour on Friday so keep an eye out for that 🙂
Orla and the Wild Hunt– I loved the Mask of Aribella back in 2019, so I’m thrilled to be finally reading Anna’s second book, which is about Irish mythology.
The House of Shells– this is set in Nigeria, and it’s about a girl who’s fated to die young trying to defy her destiny, I think. Children of the Quicksands was amazing so I’m sure this will be as well!
How to Hide an Alien– this is the sequel to How To B Human, which was Karen McCombie’s lovely 2021 release with stripes, and I think this just continues the story of two unlikely friends helping an Alien adapt to life on earth.
A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy– this one wasn’t really on my radar before I got sent a copy, but the proof is all glittery and gorgeous, so it’s lured me in! I think it’s a comedy with some sci-fi elements.
Dead Good Detectives- I love Jenny McLachlan’s MG, so I’m excited for the start of her new series focusing on ghosts. Isn’t the title so fun?!
Spellstoppers– when you’re reading this, I’ll either have just finished this or will be reading it still, because I’m on the blog tour on Thursday reviewing it. It’s a fantasy set in a small seasidey town, and we all know that’s my kinda vibe.
How to be True– again, when you’re reading this I will almost definitely have read this. It’s the sequel to one of my favourite books I’ve ever read, How to Be Brave, and it follows my beloved Edie on her own adventure in Paris.
The Unexpected Tale of the Bad Brothers– this is the sequel to last year’s delightful mystery-adventure Bastien Bon Livre, AND I’M IN THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. I can’t wait to buy my copy!!
Theo Tan and the Fox Spirit– this is about a boy connecting with his Chinese heritage, after his brother dies and he inherits a fox spirit. I’m really hoping Jesse Q. Sutanto becomes one of my new fave writers this year cause I just love the sound of all her books.
Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor– I swear I didn’t put these two beside each other on purpose, but this is actually also about a boy discovering his Chinese heritage amidst a mythological adventure. Small Town Pride- as you may have guessed from the title, this is about a bunch of kids organising a Pride parade for their small town. I’m hoping for Secret Sunshine Project kinda vibes!
JR Silver Writes Her World– this is a USMG about a girl who can write things into existence. I always love books with concepts like this so I’m pretty sure this will be no exception!
Something Certain, Maybe– this is the new Sara Barnard book and I love her, so obviously I’m dying to get my hands on this. PLUS It’s the companion to Beautiful Broken Things/Fierce Fragile Hearts that I’ve been BEGGING for for years- Rosie’s my fave and I can’t wait to finally get her story.
The King is Dead– this is the brilliant Benjamin Dean’s first YA book and it just sounds so exactly like something I will love. It’s about a royal family and scandal and a gay romance. SIGN ME UP.
Her Dark Wings– this is the new Melinda Salisbury, and it is a dark Persephone and Hades retelling. I love the story of Persephone and Hades and I don’t actually think that I’ve ever read a retelling of *just* it, so I’m very excited and I think I’ll enjoy it a lot.
The Society for Soulless Girls– I’ve really loved books by Laura Steven (who also writes as Laura Kirkpatrick) in the past, so although this is undoubtedly very different, I’m still planning to give it a go. I believe it’s a sapphic Jekyll and Hyde retelling with dark academia vibes.
Infamous– this is the new Lex Croucher, and despite the fact I’ve still not read Reputation I still want to read it. I think it’s another sapphic book, although this time a Regency romance kind of thing.
The Key to My Heart– this is the new Lia Louis romance and other than the fact it’s about a widow trying to find love again, I’m pretty hazy on the plot. I’m pretty certain I’ll love it though!
The Three Dahlias– this is a murder mystery about three actresses- who’ve all played the same famous fictional detective- teaming up to solve a crime. I. Cannot. Wait.
Her Majesty’s Royal Coven– this is the phenomenonal Juno Dawson’s very first adult book, about a team of witches working for a government agency.
Thank you so much for reading!! What books are you anticipating this month? What are your thoughts on my list, and which should I read first once I have it? I’d love to have a chat in the comments!