Well, it is not quite summer yet, but it is never too early to start thinking about what I want to read during those long summer days. I have been struggling a little bit with finding books on NetGalley for my summer reading pleasure, so I thought I would take a look at books that I haven’t been able to find ARC’s for and see if anything exciting came up. I was able to find four books that I can get pretty excited about that are coming out this summer. A couple of them are available in NetGalley, but I have been unable to secure the ARC’s.
Stealing Infinity by Alyson Noel
Publication Date: June 28, 2022
Summary from Goodreads:
My life goes completely sideways the moment I meet the mysterious Braxton. Sure, he’s ridiculously hot, but he’s also the reason I’ve been kicked out of school and recruited into Gray Wolf Academy—a remote island school completely off the grid. I never should have trusted a face so perfect.
But the reality of why Gray Wolf wanted me is what truly blows my mind. It’s a school for time travelers. Tripping, they call it. This place is filled with elaborate costumes and rare artifacts, where every move is strategic and the halls are filled with shadows and secrets.
Here, what you see isn’t always what it appears. Including Braxton. Because even though there’s an energy connecting us together, the more secrets he keeps from me, the more it feels like something is pulling us apart. Something that has to do with this place—and its darker purpose. It’s all part of a guarded, elaborate puzzle of history and time…and I might be one of the missing pieces.
Now I have all the time in the world. And yet I can’t shake the feeling that time is the one thing I’m about to run out of…fast.
I am always excited by a time travel book, and this one is centered around a school. What could be better to be than that!
Just Like Home by Sara Gailey
Publication Date: July 19, 2022
Summary from Goodreads:
“Come home.” Vera’s mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories — she’s come back to the home of a serial killer. Back to face the love she had for her father and the bodies he buried there.
Coming home is hard enough for Vera, and to make things worse, she and her mother aren’t alone. A parasitic artist has moved into the guest house out back, and is slowly stripping Vera’s childhood for spare parts. He insists that he isn’t the one leaving notes around the house in her father’s handwriting… but who else could it possibly be?
There are secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder House. Vera must face them, and find out for herself just how deep the rot goes.
I can never resist a book about a serial killer and their family. This one sounds really good and that cover, Yikes! That was what first caught my eye, it is stunning and creepy all at the same time.
All of Our Demise by Amanda Foody
Publication Date: August 30, 2022
Summary from GoodReads:
“I feel like I should warn you: this is going to be absolutely brutal.”
For the first time in this ancient, bloodstained story, the tournament is breaking. The boundaries between the city of Ilvernath and the arena have fallen. Reporters swarm the historic battlegrounds. A dead boy now lives again. And a new champion has entered the fray, one who seeks to break the curse for good… no matter how many lives are sacrificed in the process.
As the curse teeters closer and closer to collapse, the surviving champions each face a choice: dismantle the tournament piece by piece, or fight to the death as this story was always intended.
Long-held alliances will be severed. Hearts will break. Lives will end. Because a tale as wicked as this one was never destined for happily ever after.
All of Us Villains was one of my favorite books last year and I can’t wait to read this sequel. I’m pretty sure it will be very intense.
We Made It All Up by Margot Harrison
Publication Date: July 12, 2022
Summary from GoodReads:
Celeste is the talk of the town when she moves to Montana from Montreal, but the only friend she makes is Vivvy, the heir to the town’s name and a social pariah. Inspired by a passion-fueled school incident, they begin writing a love-story fan fic between the popular guy and the school stoner, one that gradually reveals Celeste’s past. While their bond makes Celeste feel safe and alive again, Vivvy keeps prodding Celeste to turn fantasy into reality. When they finally try, one drunken night on a dark mountainside, Celeste is the one who ends up kissing golden boy Joss. And Joss ends up dead.
Celeste doesn’t remember the end of that night and can’t be sure she didn’t deliver the killing blow. Could she still be that scared of getting close to a boy? Secrets are hard to keep in a small town, and even Vivvy seems to suspect her. Exploring the winding passages of the cave where Joss died, Celeste learns he had his own dark secrets, as does Vivvy. The town isn’t as innocent as it appears.
I debated about including this one, as I have requested an ARC, I just haven’t received approval yet. I am still keeping my fingers crossed as this one sounds pretty good.
Do you have any new releases that you are looking forward to reading this summer? Let me know in the comments! I am always looking for good recommendations!