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.
InsomniaRead, Reviewed, Loved! Read the Review
The Moon and MoreRead, Reviewed, Loved! Read the Review
Siege and StormUpcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads
Charm & StrangeUpcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads
Born of IllusionUpcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads
Ashes on the WavesUpcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads
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!