June 2025 New Releases

 

 

 

 



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The Girl That Time Forgot by Victoria Lee (Delacorte) - moved from September 2023.
f We Were Villains meets The Craft in this page-turning LGBT dark academia thriller. Felicity Morrow is back at the Dalloway School to finish her senior year after the tragic death of her girlfriend. She even has her old room in Godwin House, the exclusive dormitory rumored to be haunted by the spirits of five Dalloway students?girls some say were witches.

Felicity was once drawn to the dark legacy of witchcraft. She's determined to leave that behind her now; but it's hard when Dalloway's occult history is everywhere. And when the new girl won't let her forget it.

It's Ellis Haley's first year at Dalloway. A prodigy novelist at seventeen, Ellis is eccentric and brilliant, and Felicity can't shake the pull she feels to her. So when Ellis asks Felicity for help researching the Dalloway Five for her second book, Felicity can't say no. And when history begins to repeat itself, Felicity will have to face the darkness in Dalloway?and in herself.


Now She's Dead by Roselyn Clarke (Sourcebooks Fire)
A dual-timeline thriller in which Mandy, an ultra-anxious college freshman, reluctantly returns to the lakeside resort where she killed her best friend and where someone now knows what she did.

Two weeks out of each year, Mandy and Sara were best friends. During summers at Highmark, the mountain lake resort where they first met, the two existed in a bubble of their very own. Or rather, Mandy shared Sara’s bubble, when Sara allowed it. But that was then. Now Sara’s dead, and Mandy reluctantly returns to the scene of the crime.

It’s only two weeks after all, and what’s the worst that can happen in two weeks? Buried—literally buried—evidence reappearing? Unsettling. Rooming with her sister’s new best friend, a true crime fanatic investigating Sara’s death? Okay, that's a big problem.

But it’ll be fine. No one knows the full story of Sara’s death.

Maybe not even Mandy.


Something to Daydream About by Sydney Langford (Disney-Hyperion)
Elanna Heda at Disney-Hyperion has acquired Something to Daydream About and a second YA book by Deaf author Sydney Langford. Disney's Starstruck meets Once Upon a K-Prom in this YA rom-com in which Deaf 18-year-old Natalie spends a whirlwind summer teaching ASL to (and trying not to fall for) the lead singer of America's hottest boy band so he can communicate with his sister—all while trying to save her family's failing Deaf Center. Publication for book one is slated for spring 2025; Emily Forney at BookEnds Literary negotiated the deal for world English rights.









Last Hellos and First Goodbyes by Elba Luz (Disney Hyperion) - moved from 2024.
In this YA romcom, Puerto Rican perfectionist Alany Delgado vows to put her tragic past behind her and go to college loan-free, which comes to a screeching halt when her ex-childhood best friend shows up on the same wacky scholarship contest-circuit as her, dredging up old memories (as well as new feelings) that threaten to disrupt her future, her relationship, and her carefully curated life plan.














Should Tomorrow Come by Charlene Thomas (Scholastic)
Charlene Thomas, author of Seton Girls and Streetlight People, brings us a gorgeous YA love story about grief, how it leaves us stunned, and the day when—against all odds—the world starts turning again.

In a twist of fate, Sydney Michaels bumps into cute boy stranger Marcus Burke in the heart of midtown NYC during an impromptu trip to Dunkin’. But what had initially been an effort to soften the blow of failing her impending pre-calc exam, turns into a day-long, unforgettable adventure—when Marcus asks her to have breakfast with him instead. In just a few hours, Sydney's already starting to fall, and there's just something about Marcus that makes it feel like she's known him forever.

As the night comes to an end, Sydney can’t believe that after all the loss she’s faced in the past two years, "the good part" is finally here and this perfect day gets to be hers—until an accident at the end of the night, quite literally, leaves her stuck in it.


Immortal Consequences by I.V. Marie (Delacorte)
Lydia Gregovic at Delacorte Press has acquired, at auction, in a six-figure deal, I.V. Marie's debut duology, Immortal Consequences, a multi-POV YA dark fantasy in which six teens, caught between life and death at the enigmatic Blackwood Academy, must compete for the chance to make a once-in-eternity choice—cross over to the other side, or Ascend and remain at Blackwood forever—but sinister forces are playing the game, too. Publication for the first book is set for summer 2025; Ariele Fredman and Gwen Beal at United Talent Agency did the two-book deal for North American rights.

We Kill the Flame by Tamara Cole (Quill Tree Books)
Karen Chaplin at HarperCollins/Quill Tree has acquired, at auction, Tamara Cole's debut novel We Kill the Flame, pitched as We Were Liars meets Euphoria in the vein of Gillian Flynn for Gen Z, a YA psychological thriller about a Black girl from a wealthy family built on a legacy of lies who must unravel the dark truths leading up to and after the night of her debutante ball where she was almost murdered, before the killer strikes again. Publication is set for 2025; Natalie Lakosil at Looking Glass Literary & Media negotiated the deal for North American rights.

The Library of Lost Girls by Kristen Pipps (Delacorte)
Krista Marino at Delacorte Press has acquired debut author Kristen Pipps's The Library of Lost Girls, a YA dark fantasy in which a teen girl, horrified when her beloved sister returns from finishing school a complete stranger, decides to venture into the single place that might hold answers—the school itself. What she finds is a strange and sinister academy where the walls are made of books and contain secrets darker than she could have imagined. Publication is slated for summer 2025; Caitlin White and Mandy Hubbard at Emerald City Literary Agency negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Difficult Girls by Veronica Bane (Delacorte)
Krista Marino at Delacorte Press has acquired debut author Veronica Bane's Difficult Girls, a YA thriller in which high school junior Greta's life goes off the rails when she suspects the disappearance of the star performer at the amusement park where she works is connected to a past murder, entangling her in the mystery while she struggles to keep her own secrets hidden. Publication is planned for summer 2025; Michelle Wolfson at Wolfson Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.
 
All (Dead) Girls Lie by Piper L. White (100 Bluck Futures) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Author of FLICKER, FLARE, and BAREFOOT IN THE WOODS Piper L. White's ALL (DEAD) GIRLS LIE, a sapphic thriller pitched as A GOOD GIRL'S GUIDE TO MURDER meets Heathers, following a teen whose life is thrust into danger as she navigates her feelings for another girl, the best friend of a locally murdered teen, and the suspicions of the town residents who think the protagonist is to blame for the murder, to V. Ruiz at 100 Block Futures, for publication in June 2025 (world English).


June 3rd
The Notorious Virtues by Alwyn Hamilton (Viking) - release date has been moved several times, not sure if this book will publish.
A glamorous media darling, a surprise heiress, and the magical competition of a lifetime.

At sixteen, Honora “Nora” Holtzfall is the daughter of the most powerful heiress in all of Walstad. Her family controls all the money–and all the magic–in the entire country. But despite being the center of attention, Nora has always felt like an outsider. When her mother is found dead in an alley, the family throne and fortune are suddenly up for grabs, and Nora will be pitted against her cousins in the Veritaz, the ultimate magical competition for power that determines the one family heir.

But there’s a surprise contestant this time: Lotte, the illegitimate daughter of Nora’s aunt. When Lotte’s absent mother retrieves her from the rural convent she’d abandoned her to, Lotte goes from being an orphan to surrounded by family. Unfortunately, most of them want her dead.

And soon, Nora discovers that her mother’s death wasn’t random–it was murder. And the only person she can trust to uncover the truth of what happened is a rakish young reporter who despises everything Nora and her family stand for.

With everyone against her, Lotte’s last hope is hunting for the identity of her father. But the dangerous competition–and her feelings for Theo, one of the Holtzfalls’ sworn protectors–turns her world upside down.

Celestial Banquet by Roselle Lim (Sweet July Books) - moved from January 2025.
In Roselle Lim’s YA fantasy debut, a young noodle chef competes in a cutthroat cooking competition for the gods in a vibrant world inspired by Chinese and Southeast Asian folklore.

Once every generation, the Major Gods hold a Celestial Banquet, inviting chefs from all over the Continent to prepare mouthwatering fantastical feasts. The winner is awarded the fabled Peaches of Immortality, along with a lifetime of fame and fortune. The losers perish per the whims of the fickle gods.

Hot-headed noodle chef Cai enters the competition with dreams of owning her own restaurant and supporting her impoverished Peninsula town. Along with the drunken Minor God Kama, her childhood crush-turned-friend Bo, and dreamy noble Seon, Cai must now compete against the Continent’s finest culinary masters in trials that range from hunting and serving up mystical sea serpents to preparing a magical omurice from the eggs of the legendary Jian bird. Battling impossible odds and inconvenient feelings for both Bo and Seon, Cai is determined to prepare a feast fit for the gods—even if she loses her life.

In this spectacular debut YA fantasy, Iron Chef meets The Hunger Games in a high-stakes cooking competition for the gods.

June 10th
The Complex Art of Being Maisie Clark by Sabrina Kleckner (Flux)
Meg Gaertner at Flux has acquired The Complex Art of Being Maisie Clark, a YA contemporary debut by Sabrina Kleckner (The Art of Running Away). After years of mimicking her dad's artistic style, 18-year-old Maisie Clark throws away everything familiar in the hopes of crafting her own voice. But when an attack on her family's portrait shop brings past hurts to light, and a meet-ugly-turned-cute with a grumpy photographer challenges her views on art, Maisie wonders if "finding herself" might lie closer to home than she realized. Publication is set for spring 2025; Eva Scalzo at Speilburg Literary Agency did the deal for world English rights.

June 24th
Feathervein by Tonya Hurley (Feiwel and Friends) - release date moved several times, last moved from June 2024.
Wren, a lonely girl with a gift for communicating with birds. She leaves behind a fractured family to investigate her mother's mysterious disappearance on a birding expedition in the Louisiana bayous, and enters a world steeped in folk magic.

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