Anticipated Summer 2020 Releases!

There are so many books coming out this summer that I want to read! A lot of them are sequels or by authors I already like, but some are completely new to me. Some of these have already had publication date changes due to COVID, so I’m hoping that doesn’t happen again to any of them.

The Switch by Beth O’Leary (August 18th)

79 year-old Eileen is tired of her newly-single life in the countryside and her 20-something granddaughter Leena needs to get away from her job in the city for a while, so they switch places.

This book is actually already out in the UK (I believe) but I’m still really excited for it! The Flatshare was one of my absolute favorite books last year, so I’m hoping I will love this one as well.

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (June 30th)

Set in the 1950’s, NoemΓ­ travels to the Mexican countryside to respond to her newly-married cousin’s plea for help, but the mysterious High Place, as well as her cousin’s new husband and his family are hiding secrets.

I’ve been getting a little bit more into scary books recently, and this one seems too creepy and atmospheric to pass up!

The Empire of Gold (The Daevabad Trilogy #3) by S.A. Chakraborty

In this final installment of The Daevabad Trilogy, the characters must face their pasts and fight against friends in order to remake the world.

Reading the synopsis for this book again has me scared! I love this series, especially the characters, so I am super nervous to find out what will happen to them. I highly recommend this series!

Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee (June 23rd)

Sirscha brings her friend back from the dead, revealing herself as the first soulguide in living history. She must use this power to restrain the Dead Wood, or else war could break out.

This sounds like it has such a strong friendship at the core of it, as well as super creepy forest vibes, so I am definitely intrigued!

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (September 15th)

Kira is on a mission to do research on an uncolonized planet, but when she finds alien relics, her discovery changes everything.

I don’t know much about this book to be honest, but I am very curious to read Paolini’s first book outside of the Alagaesia. The Inheritance Cycle was my childhood, and even though I didn’t love it when I tried to reread it last time, I still have nostalgic feelings for it. I’m curious to see how he’ll do writing in sci-fi, as well as having a female protagonist.

Iron Heart (Crier’s War #2) by Nina Varela (September 8th)

In the wake of a new revolution, both Ayla and Crier set out to the same goal that would change the world.

Crier’s War was such an enjoyable read, so I am definitely looking forward to the conclusion of the duology! It is an interesting mix of sci-fi and fantasy.

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (September 29th)

Failure from Scholomance means death, and for El, who has no allies and dark magic, it would be easy for her to survive, only at the cost of the other students.

This sounds very intriguing to me. Uprooted is the only other book by Naomi Novik that I’ve read, and while I didn’t like it, I did like the atmosphere and I’m hoping this book will have a similar atmosphere.

Midnight Sun (Twilight #5) by Stephanie Meyer (August 4th)

This dark take on Edward’s perspective of Twilight explores his past.

Never in a million years did I think this book would happen, let alone be an anticipated release for me. This is another book I need to read for nostalgia’s sake. I was the biggest Twilight fangirl back in the day, and while I can recognize it’s flaws now, it’s still really entertaining and I have to give this book a shot.

Blood & Honey (Serpent & Dove #2) by Shelby Mahurin (September 1st)

Reid, Lou, Coco, and Ansel have become fugitives and must figure out a way to evade the Dame Blanches.

Serpent & Dove didn’t necessarily need a sequel, but I definitely thought it was entertaining, so I am hoping this one will be entertaining as well.

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar (August 11th)

After her human father’s life is threatened by her own powers, Sheetal must go on a quest to find her star mother and ask for her help in healing her father.

This premise sounds so cool and unique! The description mentions “celestial intrigue” and honestly, that sold me.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust (July 7th)

Soraya is cursed with being poisonous to the touch, so she has been hidden away, but at her twin brother’s wedding, she must decide if she wants to become a princess or a demon.

I have heard only good things about this book so far and I really enjoyed Melissa Bashardoust’s other book, Girls Made of Snow and Glass, so I am definitely looking forward to this one. The publication date already got pushed back, so I’m hoping it doesn’t change again, because I can’t wait.

Vicious Spirits (Gumiho #2) by Kat Cho (August 18th)

After the events of Wicked Fox, Miyoung and Jihoon are attempting to pick up the broken pieces of their lives.

I loved Wicked Fox, partially because it kind of felt like a KDrama, but also because it was just a fun time.

Phew! That’s a lot of books! What books are you excited for this summer, on this list or otherwise?

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