Top 15 Spring + Summer 2020 Book Releases

15 Spring and Summer Book Releases

It’s been awhile since I talked about some of my favorite books that came out. So today, I want to round up some amazing releases that you need to pick up, if you haven’t already!

April

Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) by Emily A. Duncan

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Wicked Saints was one of my favorite reads of 2019, so it’s no surprise that Ruthless Gods is on this list. If you haven’t already delved into this series, you definitely should. The series is a gothic fantasy with a true enemies-to-lovers couple at the center. The second book has even more angst and violence than the first!

Crave (Crave #1) by Tracy Wolff

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Think Twilight but 2020 edition. This book follows a Grace, who must transfer to a mysterious boarding school in Alaska after the tragic death of her parents. There, she meets Jaxon, a dark and mysterious boy who she finds herself drawn to.

Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1) by Zoraida Cordova

Renata Convida is a rebel spy working against the crown, but when her commander is taken captive, she will do anything to save him. As she goes undercover in the palace, she must convince those around her that she remains loyal.

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May

Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Aurora Burning is the second book in the Aurora Cycle series, following a band of misfits who might be the galaxy’s only hope.


Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

This book, written in verse, follows two sisters whose father dies in a plane crash. While dealing with the aftermath of their father’s death, the two girls learn of each other.

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Beach Read is an adult contemporary romance following two writers; Augustus, a literary fiction author, and January, a romance author. They’re polar opposites, except for the fact that they both have writer’s block. So, they begin a summer-long challenge, pushing themselves out of their comfort zones and definitely not falling in love in the process.

June

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths & Ruin #1) by Roseanne A. Brown

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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin is the first book in a new fantasy series following a princess who is willing to do anything to bring her mother back from the dead, and a refugee willing to do anything to get his sister back, even if it means killing each other. But as they find themselves drawn to each other, and with an ancient evil rising, will they be able to go through with it?

The Kinder Poison (The Kinder Poison #1) by Natalie Mae

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The Kinder Poison is another first installment in a new fantasy series, this one following a girl who finds herself the human sacrifice in a competition between the heirs to the throne.

The Empire of Gold (Daevabad Trilogy #3) by S.A. Chakraborty

The final book in the Daevabad trilogy is here! The first book, City of Brass, takes place in 18th century Cairo and follows Nahri, a con woman who accidentally summons a djinn warrior. When he tells her of a magical world and a legendary city of brass, Nahri goes on the journey of a lifetime.

July

The Damned (The Beautiful #2) by Renee Ahdieh

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The Damned is the sequel to Renee Ahdieh’s historical fantasy novel, The Beautiful. This series has everything you need: romance, mystery, vampires, and an atmospheric setting.

Unravel the Dusk (The Blood of Stars #2) by Elizabeth Lim

Spin the Dawn was another amazing 2019 release, and combined the best aspects of Mulan and Aladdin, with a hint of Project Runway. Unravel the Dusk is the highly anticipated sequel, and the final book in this duology.

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Wlw. Cinderella. Retelling. Cinderella is Dead takes place centuries after Cinderella’s happily ever after, and now every girl in the kingdom must go to the Annual Ball, where men can pick their wives. The girls who aren’t chosen disappear. When our main character, Sophie, runs away, she meets the last known descendant of Cinderella, and together they vow to bring down the king.

August

Set Fire to the Gods (Set Fire to the Gods #1) by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

Set Fire to the Gods follows Ash and Madoc. Ash comes from a long line of gladiators, and is desperate to avenge her mothers death and overthrow the fire god. Meanwhile, Madoc has grown up fighting on the streets to help his family. When a revenge plot backfires, the earth and fire gods are thrown into conflict, and Ash and Madoc discover and ancient war that could have deadly consequences.

Midnight Sun (Twilight #5) by Stephanie Meyer

Twilight is back with a vengeance. After 10 years of waiting, Stephanie Meyer finally published Midnight Sun, which is Twilight but from Edward’s point of view.

Star Daughter (Star Daughter #1) by Shveta Thakrar

Sheetal is the daughter of a star and a mortal, but when her starfire puts her father in the hospital, she needs the help of a full star. To save her father, she travels to a celestial court where she must partake in a competition that will decide the next ruling house.

Honorable Mentions

Picking only three per month is hard, so I wanted to include a list of a few other books I wasn’t able to fit up above. Most of these books I haven’t had the chance to pick up and read yet, which is why they aren’t on the above list.

What was your favorite release of the year, so far?




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2 thoughts on “Top 15 Spring + Summer 2020 Book Releases

  1. Joss @ theonewhoreadit

    There are sooo many books I want to read on this list. Cinderella is Dead, A Song of Wraiths and Ruin and the Daevabad trilogy are at the top of my TBR. They all seem fantastic!! I’ve read The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo a few weeks ago and I loved it sooo much so I can’t wait to read her other books! I haven’t read a lot of new releases this year but one new release I really liked was King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender. It was soo good.

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