July 2020 Anticipated Book Releases

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

Synopsis: For her whole life it’s just been Margot and her mother, but that’s not enough for Margot – she wants family, she wants history – and now she’s found the key to get it: a photography The photograph leads her to a town called Phalene, to what could be home, but when Margot gets there she quickly discovers it’s not what she expected.

Genres: YA, Mystery, Horro

Release Date: 7th July 2020

Amazon | Book Depository | Penguin Random House

The Son of Good Fortune by Lysley Tenorio

Synopsis: Excel spends his days trying to be a normal American teenager, he works at a pizza shop and spends time with his girlfriend, Sab, and tries to avoid attention. His mother, Maxima, was a Filipino B-movie action star who now scams people online, and his grandfather isn’t really his grandfather, he’s Maxima’s martial arts teacher. On his tenth birthday Maxima revealed to him he was an undocumented immigrant, and one slip up could lead to being found out and deportation. But he takes a chance and joins Sab on a journey South in hopes of finding himself.

Genres: Fiction, Contemporary

Publication Date: 7th July 2020

Amazon | Harper Collins

All Our Broken Idols by Paul M.M. Cooper

Synopsis: In Arssyria, 7th Century B.C. life is a struggle for Aurya and her brother until their fate becomes intertwined with King Ashurbanipal, and they are bound to travel to the city of Nineveh. Twenty-six centuries later British-Iraqi archaeologist Katya joins a dig in Mosul, but when they discover a carving they know their find will attract the world’s attention – but it all changes when ISIL lays siege.

Genres: Historical Fiction, Fiction

Publication Date: 14th July 2020

Amazon | Book Depository | Waterstones

The Storyteller’s Daughter by Victoria McCombs

Synopsis: Every child in Westfallen is defined by the Gift they are born with, except Cosette is born without one. Her attempt to hide this bring her before the King and she quickly becomes a pawn in his games. She hears whispers of an old King though, and so she calls on Rumpelstiltskin but finds him trapped in a deep curse, and now not only does she have to fight for her freedom but Rumpelstiltskin’s too.

Genres: YA, Retelling, Fantasy

Publication Date: 14th July 2020

Amazon | The Parliament House

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Synopsis: Dublin 1918, and it’s the height of the Great Flu. Nurse Julia works at an understaffed hospital, where expectant mothers with the flu are in quarantine together. Over three days the women in this ward touch and change each other’s lives in an expected ways, and bring hope in the midst of a terrible disease.

Genres: Historical Fiction, LGBTQ+

Publication Date: 21st July 2020

Amazon | Book Depository | Waterstones

Trouble The Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Synopsis: A girl from Harlem is drawn into the dazzling world underworld of Manhattan, she’s hired to use her knives to strike terror into it’s most dangerous dwellers. But ghosts from her past follow her every move and her history threatens those she cares for. Will her sacrifices be enough to save an entire community?

Genres: Adult Fiction, Fantasy, Historical

Release Date: 21st July 2020

Amazon | Book Depository

This Is My America by Kim Johnson

Synopsis: Every week Tracy writes a letter to organisation Innocence X, asking them to help her father, an innocent on death row. But as time is running out for Tracy’s father, police arrive in the middle of the night and suddenly Tracy’s brother goes from a ‘promising track star’ to a ‘thug’ on the run and accused of killing a white woman. Tracy is determined to find out what really happened, but can she and her family survive the unearthing of Texas’ racist history that still controls their present?

Genres: YA, Contemporary

Publication Date: 28th July 2020

Amazon | Book Depository | Waterstones

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Synopsis: Rowan and Neil have been bitter rivals all throughout high school. On the night of their graduation they both are invited on a farewell tour of the city they love, and end up being forced to work together against the rest of the seniors in a game. As the night creeps on the two grow closer, and Rowan realises perhaps she doesn’t hate Neil after all.

Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary

Publication Date: 28th July 2020

Amazon | Book Depository

4 thoughts on “July 2020 Anticipated Book Releases

  1. Aah, I always get super excited when I see the books that I’m already keen for also being shared on other peoples’ lists 😂 I can’t wait for quite a few of these especially Today Tonight Tomorrow and This is My America! I hope you enjoy all of these 😀

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