Is it June? I can’t believe it *sob*. There are so many excellent books releasing this month. You can choose from Adult fantasy to YA fantasy to Romance. Here are all the books I’m highlighting this month, and I do mean all of them since publishing agreed to release all the books in June.
| June 1 | TorDotCom | Adult SFF |
Queer and Vietnamese Gatsby with hints of magic.
| June 1 | Orbit Books | Adult SFF |
For the Wolf is Red Riding Hood with Gothics and monstrous boyfriends. Weird woods, romance, carnivorous forests, a marriage of magical convenience, wound tending, and the piéce de resistance ‘oh no he’s hot”.
| June 1 | 47North | Adult SFF|
A traveling carnival roams in Depression-era South enmeshed with African American folklore.
| June 1 | Tor Books | Adult SFF |
Zimbabwean magic and Scottish pragmatism. A contemporary fantasy following a cynical and precocious teen exploring shadowy magic underneath modern Edinburgh. Zimbabwean magic, Scottish pragmatism, and clues swirling in a fantasy novel, a ghostwalker speaks to Edinburgh’s dead and carries messages to the living. Investigations galore but Scottish.
| June 8 | Orbit Books | Adult SFF |
The Jasmine Throne is full of Indian epic inspirations, ancient temples, morally grey lesbians, and floral body horror. Inspired by the history of India and its epics, Tasha Suri spells an epic fantasy with morally grey lesbians up against an empire, lots of yearning, much wrist touching, and a complicated family. A world of forbidden magic, an ancient temple, magical deathless waters, and decaying ruins.
| June 8 | Harper Voyager | Adult SFF |
Hungarian history and Jewish folklore mixed into a story of a young pagan woman with hidden magic and a one-eyed captain of the Woodsmen. I’ve already read this one, and it has precisely the type of simmering chemistry romance readers want. The romantic tension feels precisely like an old-as-earth impact, like when hot water touches the ice. This is a true enemies-to-lovers and slow-burn romance.
| June 22 | Tor Books | Adult SFF |
The return of the Goblin Emperor!
| June 22 | TorDotCom | Adult SFF |
Star Eater features matriarchal cannibalism and awkward parties. A woman swallows a star, giving her the title the Eater. Horrified by the idea of preserving the Order’s magical bloodline, she will avoid pregnancy at all costs. As a spy, she enters a glittering world of opulent parties, deceptions, and bloodshed. Powerful women are forced to choose sacrifices. A book of matriarchal cannibalism where a woman must push against a world built on hereditary power. Goats, romance, murder, large cats, introverts, and awkward parties.
| June 26 | Nyx Publishing | Adult SFF |
A sapphic Orpheus and Eurydice retelling.
| June 30 | Subterranean Press | Adult SFF |
A deposed mistress of a sorcerer guild sets out to regain her magic and destroy her usurper and former lover.
| June 1 | Berkley | Adult Historical Mystery |
A historical mystery set in 1920s Harlem.
| June 15 | Celadon Books | Adult Thriller |
Psychological suspense weaving Greek mythology, murder, and obsession! I’m particularly fascinated with the Persephone statue aspect.
| June 1 | Sourcebooks Casablanca | Adult Contemporary Romance |
Persephone and Hades retelling in a contemporary romance.
| June 1 | Adult Contemporary Romance |
Two adorable chaotic bi dumbass with estranged best-friends-to-lovers.
| June 1 | Forever | Adult Contemporary Romance |
A Queer romance featuring a sex store inheritance.
| June 15 | Berkley | Adult Romance |
This is a historical fantasy adventure romantic comedy set in an alternate Victorian England with idiots-to-lovers, pirates, and an assassin. It’s also been likened to The Princess Bride!
| June 15 | Avon Impulse | Adult Historical Romance |
Sapphic historical romance between a thief and an honorable woman.
| June 29 | Berkley | Adult Historical Romance |
A runaway heiress bargains with the devil in a marriage of convenience.
| June 1 | Inkyard Press | Young Adult SFF |
A trans witch must save a Fae kingdom.
| June 1 | Tor Teen | Young Adult SFF |
A Black teen girl navigates her magical powers. Gargoyles and sirens in Seattle.
| June 1 | Sourcebooks Fire | Young Adult SFF |
Practical Magic meets Twister. In this contemporary fantasy, witches maintain the climate, but the atmosphere becomes more erratic.
| June 8 | Jimmy Patterson | Young Adult SFF |
A feminist reimagining of ancient Greek mythology. A Spartan warrior with enemies-to-lovers.
| June 15 | Margaret K. McElderry Books | Young Adult SFF |
A Black teen witch must sacrifice her first love.
| June 29 | Katherine Tegen | Young Adult SFF |
This Indian inspired fantasy trilogy has enemies-to-lovers-to-enemies and slow burn romance.
| June 29 | Sky Pony | Young Adult SFF |
This series is inspired by the Indian epic, Mahabharata, but it’s set in space.
| June 29 | Bloomsbury YA | Young Adult SFF |
Contemporary fantasy about a Black girl with plant powers!
| June 29 | Feiwel & Friends | Young Adult SFF |
Two girls on opposite sides of a war fight for a purpose. Gods, sword fighting, machines, and it’s Sapphic!