Top Summer Releases I Can’t Wait to Read


June 19, 2012 by Alice in Readerland

Here’s a list of the top summer book releases I can’t wait to read:

Seeds of War (Eden’s Root Trilogy #2) by Rachel E. Fisher

Release Date:

Summer 2012

*Cover Coming Soon*

Reconnection has begun. The mission of Eden must be fulfilled and Eden’s best Seekers are needed. Forming a new group they dub the Seeders, Fi, Asher, and Sean are joined by a new addition as they set out to bring hope and support to the Topsiders in the form of radios and heirloom seeds. Their experiences Topside prepare them for the threat from marauding gangs they call Lobos, but it is a different, less obvious sort of threat that takes them by surprise. As radio broadcasts begin to reconnect Eden and the Topsiders, the Seeders stumble upon mysterious broadcasts from unknown stations. When two of their own new radio stations go silent within days of each other, Fi and her companions realize that something is terribly wrong. Eden finds itself pitted against a growing and unknown force as their very mission lights the flames of war.

Why This Made My List:

I loved Eden’s Root, the first book in the Eden’s Root Trilogy! (Some of you may remember my guest blog post where I reviewed Eden’s Root and interviewed Rachel.) As soon as I finished book 1 (what an ending!) I knew that the release of Seeds of War would be one of the highlights of my summer!

A Farewell to Charms (Princess for Hire #3) by Lindsey Leavitt

Release Date:

June 26th, 2012

Desi Bascomb is a princess substitute prodigy–she’s the fastest employee ever to advance to level three in the Facade Agency, and the youngest to ever be a full-time sub. But now with all eyes on Desi, the only thing she wants is a moment alone to talk to Reed, who’s a Facade legacy and secretly a sub for princes As Desi trains for her new role, she spies more than a few cracks in Facade’s perfect appearance. But uncovering the agency’s dark past might require more than a princess sub can handle by herself. Desi is no damsel in distress, but sometimes a girl needs a knight in shining armor.

Why This Made My List:

Lindsey’s sense of humor and unique writing style made me a fan from the first Princess for Hire, gasp and the cliffhanger in The Royal Treatment, and excited for the final book about Desi.

Secret Letters by Leah Scheier

Release Date:

June 26th, 2012

Inquisitive and observant, Dora dreams of escaping her aristocratic country life to solve mysteries alongside Sherlock Holmes. So when she learns that the legendary detective might be her biological father, Dora jumps on the opportunity to travel to London and enlist his help in solving the mystery of her cousin’s ransomed love letters. But Dora arrives in London to devastating news: Sherlock Holmes is dead. Her dreams dashed, Dora is left to rely on her wits–and the assistance of an attractive yet enigmatic young detective–to save her cousin’s reputation and help rescue a kidnapped heiress along the way.

Steeped in Victorian atmosphere and intrigue, this gripping novel heralds the arrival of a fresh new voice in young adult literature.

Why This Made My List:

Sherlock Holmes! Victorian atmosphere! Yes, please!

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

Release Date:

July 3rd, 2012

“Being America’s favorite heiress is a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it. 

Lexington Larrabee has never to work a day in her life. After all, she’s the heiress to the multi-billion-dollar Larrabee Media empire. And heiresses are not supposed to work. But then again, they’re not supposed to crash brand new Mercedes convertibles into convenience stores on Sunset Blvd either.

Which is why, on Lexi’s eighteen birthday, her ever-absent, tycoon father decides to take a more proactive approach to her wayward life. Every week for the next year, she will have to take on a different low-wage job if she ever wants to receive her beloved trust fund. But if there’s anything worse than working as a maid, a dishwasher, and a fast-food restaurant employee, it’s dealing with Luke, the arrogant, albeit moderately attractive, college intern her father has assigned to keep tabs on her.

In a hilarious “comedy of heiress” about family, forgiveness, good intentions, and best of all, second chances, Lexi learns that love can be unconditional, money can be immaterial, and, regardless of age, everyone needs a little saving. And although she might have 52 reasons to hate her father, she only needs one reason to love him.

Why This Made My List:

This book sounds like it has a lot of comedy and a lot of heart, a combination I love!

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Release Date:

July 3rd, 2012

Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she’s ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland’s inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she’s always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it’s the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who’s everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn’t grow up.

Why This Made My List:

It’s about time Tiger Lily’s story be told!


Erasing Time by C. J. Hill

Release Date:

August 28th, 2012

In this high-action and romantic futuristic adventure, there is no escape from the future for two contemporary girls pulled out of their own time.

When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that’s so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can’t go back home.

The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The moblike Dakine fights against the government, and somehow Taylor and Sheridan find themselves in the middle. The only way to elude them all is to trust Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city.

Full of adrenaline-injected chases and heartbreaking confessions, Erasing Time explores the strength of the bonds between twins, the risks and rewards of trust, and the hard road to finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.

Why This Made My List:

I love C.J. Hill and this book promises lots of action-adventure!

What book releases are you looking forward to?

7 thoughts on “Top Summer Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

  1. *Sophie* says:

    I’m excited for ’52 Reasons to Hate My Father ‘. Jessica Brody can be hilarious!

  2. Mandy R. says:

    Great list! The book I’ve been looking forward to actually comes out in the fall, but it’s ‘Time Between Us’.

  3. XOXjaneXOX says:

    I actually haven’t heard of some of the authors on your list, so it was nice to hear about some new summer reads I should try! :)

  4. BethLovesBooks says:

    “Secret Letters” sounds good! I’m a fan of mysteries too! (& I love The Beekeeper’s Apprentice that has Sherlock Holmes in it too!)

  5. Lynn says:

    I actually read Eden’s Root when I heard about it on your blog, so I’d be curious to see what happens to Fi next.

  6. […] have to admit, I was pretty excited about this book, it even made my list of top summer book releases . In Leavitt’s first book in the series, Princess for Hire, we meet the Desi, our sweet and […]

  7. I’m very excited to read Erasing Time. It sounds so good! Thanks for the great list. :)

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