Tuesday 31 May 2011

Hot Books For June

This is new monthly feature on the blog where I showcase books that I think are going to be fabulous. The books on show are all new releases for June. There are a mixture of adult and children's books as I do have quite an eclectic taste. I hope you see a book you think you might like too.
I will look at individual publishers and show a couple of the goodies they each have in store for us.

You know how much I loved Sister by Rosamund Lupton, well her second book Afterwards comes out on the 9th June. This book looks just as amazing at Sister and deals with the aftermath of a fire and the hunt for the arsonist. Here is a link to the book summary.


The Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie McGill is a book  set in the Victorian era released on the 9th June in paperback format.
'A secret shared.  Two lives entwined.  Finally the past must come to light.'
To find out more, click here.

About Last Night by Adele Parks - released 23rd June. A new release from the Sunday Times Bestseller. I have yet to read any of Adele Park's books but this one caught my eye.The book is about a thirty year old friendship that is about to be altered by a few simple words. Click here to find out more. 


One Seriously Messed-Up Week (in the Otherwise Mundane and Uneventful Life of Jack Samsonite) by Tom Clempson will be published on 2nd June. I am reading this one at the moment and it is hilarious. Ladies, if you ever wanted to see what went on in the head of a teenage boy, then this book is the one for you. Here is a link to read more. 

Alone by James Phelan, the first book in the Alone series will be released on 2nd June too. This book looks it is  a  brilliant start to a fantastic series. Here is a link to read more about this post apocalyptic zombie series.

Orion Children's Books

The Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence is the first book in her new series entitled The Western Mysteries. You may know this author from her very successful Roman Mysteries series. This book is published on the 2nd of June. I am really excited by this book as it is the first western I will have ever read! To find out more click here. 

An Act of Love by Alan Gibbons is a real gritty book that opens your eyes to the effects of the war on Afghanistan, but looking much closer to home,at the lives of the people in this country. I will be reviewing this book on Thursday. This book is published on  the 2nd of June.  To find out more click here.


 I love to have a browse through Virago's books to find something a little different. 
Theodora by Stella Duffy will be published on the 3rd of June - This is the story of Theodora of Constantinople who rose from nothing to become the most powerful woman in the history of Byzantine Rome. To find out more, please click here.
Even Silence Has An End by Ingrid Betancourt is a non fiction account of the author's life during the six years she was held in captivity in a Colombian jungle. Not one for the faint hearted I feel. To find out more click here.

Walker Books 

Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet is a brilliant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Cold War and events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis. You may have noticed an extract of the book on here yesterday. If you would like to read the first few pages, then please visit Wondrous Reads to begin the journey. The book is published on 2nd June, to find out more, click here.

Egmont Books Ltd

Finally Forgotten by Cat Patrick is published on the 6th June. The main character  gets flashes from her future but cannot remember her past. Click here to find out more. 

Bloomsbury Publishing

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper is published on the 7th June. Mary Hooper is one of the authors I keep meaning to read. Set around a cemetery, it really captures my interest. Here is a link to find out more.


The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond has been popping up in front of me all month on Twitter and now I know I must have it. This book is published on the 2nd of June. To find out more, click here. 

Macmillan Children's Books

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini is finally published in the UK and you are  just going to love this book. This is the first book in the trilogy based on Greek Mythology. Here is my review of the book.  Published on the 3rd June. Click here to find out more. 

Catnip Publishing

The Legacy of Fire by Margaret Bateson -Hill is the sequel to her successful first book Dragon Racer. An ideal series for 9 year olds and older. Here is a link to find out more. This book is published on the 1st June. I would definitely suggest a visit to the Catnip Publishing site which has some fantastic books for the younger readers. Here is a link.

So  I hope you enjoyed a few highlights of the books being published in June, which ones are you interested in?


  1. What a great round up! There is quite a few books there that I am excited about reading :)

    I really enjoyed 'An act of Love' and I liked Starcrossed - I can imagine that one is going to be a hit.

    Jules x

  2. I <3 Starcrossed - permenant collection <3
    Loads of great books coming out :D I love your Hot Books Button too :D

  3. Great finds, Vivienne! I've added some of these books on my wishlist. Most of them were all brand new to me :)

  4. Lots of good ones :D June, well The Julia Quinn book of course :)

  5. Sounds like a great list. The Beach Cafe really looks like a good one. I'm adding that to my list. The bad thing about blogging is that I keep adding books to my wishlist :)

  6. I love posts like these, although my wallet hates them lol I love the sound of Alone: Chasers - have had my eye on this series for a while now. I have a copy of Starcrossed and it does sound good.

  7. One Seriously Messed-Up Week, and, Legacy Of Fire are the two that really stood out for me. Thanks for another great showcase Vivienne, I can hardly believe we are only a day away from June.

  8. Wow, all kinds of great books! I love the title of the Tom Clempson book.

  9. Great books, I cant wait to read Forgotten, Its on its way to me and I'm pretty sure I'll be reading it as soon as I get it! :)

  10. Oh wow, there are so many "hot" books here. I really love that cover for Forgotten. And, I'd love to read Adele Parks one day too. Alright, you've got to keep us posted on the ones you read :)

  11. Jules - Starcrossed an An Act Of Love were utterly brilliant.

    Emma - Starcrossed will be one of the those books I keep going back to. Can't wait for the rest of the series.

    Ladybug - I am glad I found something a bit different for you.

    Blodeuedd - how could I have forgotten that one! Brain not in gear.

    Yvonne - The Beach Cafe is a must for the summer.

    Book Chick City- I am quite interested in Chasers too. Although I do have a problem with zombies. Loved Starcrossed!

    Petty Witter - Tom's book is brilliant, as long as you don't mind teenage sexual references!

    Bermudaonion - it is a mad title, isn't it.

    Raimy-rawr - must read Forgotten next!

    Illiana - I am hoping to read Forgotten next.

  12. I got Theodora from NetGalley and I love it so far. I've been holding off on finishing it though because it doesn't release here in the US until September.

  13. Wow, this list of books is definitely bad for the wish list. So many sound fantastic! Oh well, one can never have too many books right!


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