A Judicious Reading Month Ahead <3 | Most Anticipated Reads of June 2021

ONE LAST STOP by Casey McQuinston

Genres: Queer Representation/LGBTQ/Sapphic Romance

Releases on: 1st June 2021

Do I still have Red, White and Royal Blue on my TBR even till now? Why yes, yes I do.

Do I plan on picking it up any time soon? I have absolutely no idea.

But I do plan on actually picking up this Sapphic romance asap I can; because there is something quite beguiling about this book.

Here’s to hoping that my expectations are met with this beauty!

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A CHORUS RISES (Song Below Water #2) by Bethany C. Morrow

Genres: Contemporary Fantasy/Young Adult/Black Literature

Releases on: 1st June 2021

I know this says that it is the second book; but from the blurb, it looks to be a standalone contemporary fantasy (and if you don’t know this amalmagtion of two different genres, then you definitely are missing out!) –  but it looks to be an intriguing look at the one who does the expose on the virtual platform.

Might have to pick up the first book soon though!

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THE DARKNESS OUTSIDE US by Eliot Schrefer

Genres: Science Fiction/Young Adult/Queer Rep/LGBTQ

Releases on:  1st June 2021

Two boys, alone in space.

Que my angst filled heartbeats – especially when these two boys look to be the epitome of enemies to lovers trope; that will have me screaming “JUST KISS ALREADY!!”

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ACE OF SPADES by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Genres: Dark Academia/Mystery Thriller/Young Adult/LGBTQ/Racial Discrimination

Releases on:   1st June 2021

READ THIS BOOK!!

It’s one of my TOP READS of 2021 – and it is a book that *NEEDS* to be immediately read the moment you get your hands on it.

TRUST ME!

Or you could read my review – just click on the image below 😉

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DAUGHTER OF SPARTA (Daughter of Sparta #1) by Claire M. Andrews

Genres: Greek-Roman Mythological Retelling/Young Adult/Fantasy Fiction

Releases on:  8th June 2021

How can it be a list of MY anticipated reads if there is not a single retelling on the list?

And let’s just say that a female Sparta warrior who has to save the Gods, is enough to get my interest piqued enough to pick it up asap this one releases!

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WE CAN’T KEEP MEETING LIKE THIS by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Genres: Contemporary Young Adult/ YA Romance/Own Voices 

Releases on:  8th June 2021

If you haven’t read Rachel Solomon’s books; you are missing out on some very wonderful and heart-warming reads.

And I have no doubt that, this very cute and wonderful enemies to lovers YA romance will absolutely be another favourite.

P.S. I have an eARC of this beauty, so expect a review closer to the release date 😀

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THE JASMINE THRONE (Burning Kingdoms #1) by Tasha Suri

Genres: Indian Fantasy Fiction/Adult Fiction/LGBTQ/Sapphic Romance

Releases on:  10th June 2021

If you haven’t read Tasha Suri’s Debut duology – Books of Ambha – then you have missed out on some quality Fantasy Fiction inspired by Indian History!

Now, if you don’t want the FOMO – then you are going to need to pick up this first book in an all new fantasy trilogy inspired by Historical Epics in India.

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BLOOD LIKE MAGIC (Blood Like Magic #1) by Liselle Samsbury

Genres: Urban Fantasy/Young Adult/Fantasy Fiction/Paranormal Fiction

Releases on:  15th June 2021

I read this line in the blurb: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic.

And I was hooked right in. I mean wouldn’t you, if you know you love your romances and just know that this line means this would be one angst ridden reading fest.

And I CAN’T WAIT.

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SISTERS OF THE SNAKE (Ria & Rani #1) by Sasha & Sarena Nanua

Genres: Young Adult/Fantasy Fiction/ Indian Fantasy Fiction

Releases on:  15th June 2021

Okay, I am currently reading the eARC of the book – about twins who didn’t know they were twins; and it’s actually written in a way that will have you hooked right from the start.

Hopefully, will have the review up for ya’ll soon – just so you can add the book on your *immediate* TBR!

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THE WISTERIA SOCIETY OF LADY SCOUNDRELS (Dangerous Damsels #1) by India Holton

Genres: Historical Fiction/Historical Fantasy/Historical Romance

Releases on:  15th June 2021

Can we just take a moment to mourn the simple fact that I was unable to get my hands on an early copy of what looks to be a hilarious historical fantasy fiction?

I mean, I adore Historical Romance and Historical Fiction but add in Historical Fantasy; I have actually hit the holy grail of all things historical.

Actually gonna pick this one up the moment it hits the kindle store – pretty sure the physical copy is going to actually end up being expensive in India *sobs*

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THE MAIDENS by Alex Michaelides

Genres: Mystery/Thriller/Psychological Thriller

Releases on:  15th June 2021

Okay, I wasn’t exactly enamored with The Silent Patient – I did binge read it, of course; but there were some glaring misconceptions about psychological therapeutic techniques that I just couldn’t ignore.

But the writing of course had me hooked; and hence that and the blurb had me intrigued enough to actually put the next book by the author on my list!

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THE SECRET KEEPER OF JAIPUR (The Henna Artist #2) by Alka Joshi

Genres: Historical Fiction/Indian Literature/ South East Asian Literature

Releases on:  22nd June 2021

I quite enjoyed the author’s previous book – The Henna Artist (Read My Review); it’s a fictionized version of Indian history and has to be take with a pinch of salt.

But I certainly enjoyed the author’s writing style and since this is really a sequel (don’t know if it would be a standalone before I read it though!) – I am quite excited to see where the author takes the protagonist’s journey to next!

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SURVIVE THE NIGHT by Riley Sager

Genres: Dark Academia/Mystery Thriller/Young Adult/LGBTQ/

Releases on:  29th June 2021

Have I always been intrigued by Riley Sager’s books? Heck to the yes.

Have I actually picked up on their books to dive into? That would be a nope; because I am always scared that my expectations are too high to be met.

Does that stop me from actually putting the author’s newest release from adding to my list? Well, you know the answer to that 😛

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