Best 6 New Releases of...June 2013

Welcome to a monthly feature on Nawanda Files that Becca originally started at the CW Atlanta, where we pick our top 6 new releases each month. These can be books we've read and reviewed, books we've read with upcoming reviews, or books that we're just craving for. 


Read, Reviewed, Loved! Read the Review

The Moon and More

Read, Reviewed, Loved! Read the Review

Siege and Storm

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Charm & Strange

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Born of Illusion

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Ashes on the Waves

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Continue Reading for Bonus Tidbits 


Insomnia by J.R. Johansson

Releases June 8th 2013 by Flux

Bonus Tidbit: Becca read Insomnia and loved it! It's a very original paranormal that has great characters and a thrilling concept. J.R. Johansson's debut is pretty stellar, and has a psychology aspect that will keep you turning page after page. Plus, it's a series! Who doesn't love series?

Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Releases June 11th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin

Bonus Tidbit: Kuehn (pronounced keen) is already getting high praise for her debut novel. Many people are calling it addicting and a book that really makes you think -- in a good way! A refreshing book with an unpredictable, shocking ending! Yes. Yes. Yes.

Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

Releases June 27th 2013 by Philomel/Penguin

Bonus Tidbit: Based on the poem Annabelle Lee by Edgar Allen Poe, this book is both beautiful and conceptually intriguing. Ashes on the Waves is Lindsey's second book. Her first has an equally gorgeous cover -- Shattered Souls. There aren't many reviews for Ashes but the ones so far have been overwhelmingly positive. 

Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

Releases June 11th 2013 by Balzer & Bray

Bonus Tidbit: A combination of historical fiction and magic tricks, this book takes awesome to a whole new level. Becca is currently reading this book and already loving it! Teri Brown is also a fan of Downton Abbey and Modern Family, so you know...she's got fantastic taste in television shows :) 


The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

Releases June 4th 2013 by Viking Juvenile 

Bonus Tidbit: Sarah Dessen is a household name when it comes to YA contemporary novels. After reading The Moon and More, I can say that this one takes a slightly different road than her other books. It's a breath of fresh air and a must read for June.


Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Releases June 4th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co.

Bonus Tidbit: This is the second book in the Grisha series, and I'm salivating for it. If you haven't read  Shadow and Bone, it's about time you do. The fantasy world is incredible to say the least. Leigh Bardugo is also a part of a band called Captain Automatic. Yeah, she's pretty damn cool. 

Are you excited about any of these new releases? Pining for others? Sound off below!


  1. I can't wait for Siege and Storm! Luckily, only a couple more days...I'm SO impatient!

    I enjoyed Born of Illusion for the most part, and Ashes on the Waves looks awesome.

  2. SIEGE AND STORM is amazing! So, so good! I hope you love it once you get a chance to read it :)

    I'm really looking forward to THE MOON AND MORE, along with CHARM & STRANGE! So many good books for June :)

  3. Insomnia is coming up on my schedule! I hope it's as good as it sounds. And cannot wait for The Moon and More!