10 new YA books to kick your summer off right this June

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Cover to Ordinary Girls by Blair Thornburgh. Image: HarperTeen

Need some help deciding what to read this month? We run down 10 of the most exciting YA book releases in June.

Ah, summer. That idyllic time of sunscreen, sunshine and all the books you can manage to cram into a single day. Pool time is always reading time, right?

Luckily, everyone who’s looking to escape the dumpster fire of our real world into a more entertaining fictional one has lots of options this month.

Whether you’re looking for a magical fantasy, a contemporary story of friendship, a modern romance based on a classic story or a prequel to a popular television series, there’s a little something for everyone hitting bookshelves in the next few weeks.

But, just in case you’re not sure what to dig into first – don’t worry, we got you. We’ve dug through some of the most highly anticipated new releases – and a few surprising debuts – and done our best to figure out what’s worth your spending your valuable summer reading time on.

Some come from authors we already know (Margaret Rogerson), and some are from new faces (Anna Bright). Some are books you probably already pre-ordered (Rise) and others you’ve probably never heard of (Wicked Fox). But they all have one thing in common: They look impossible to put down.

Here are 10 of our picks for new YA releases you should make sure to check out this month.