Today I am bringing you a spotlight for an upcoming release that I, unfortunately, will not be able to squeeze in before it’s released at the end of the month. I received an ARC of Out of the Blue by Jason June from HCC Frenzy and I am so excited to read it, but the month slipped away from me and now I’m playing catch up. To make up for not being able to read it before the end of the month, here’s a spotlight of the book!
Title: Out of the Blue
Author: Jason June
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: 31 May 2022
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 320 Pages
From Goodreads: Crest is not excited to be on their Journey: the monthlong sojourn on land all teen merfolk must undergo. The rules are simple: Help a human within one moon cycle and return to Pacifica to become an Elder–or fail and remain stuck on land forever. Crest is eager to get their Journey over and done with: after all, humans are disgusting. They’ve polluted the planet so much that there’s a floating island of trash that’s literally the size of a country.
In Los Angeles with a human body and a new name, Crest meets Sean, a human lifeguard whose boyfriend has recently dumped him. Crest agrees to help Sean make his ex jealous and win him back. But as the two spend more time together and Crest’s perspective on humans begins to change, they’ll soon be torn between two worlds. And fake dating just might lead to real feelings…
This sophomore novel from Jason June dives into the many definitions of the world home and shows how love can help us find the truest versions of ourselves.