How is it already going to be August?!? We’ve been saying this every month, but this year is flying by. It’s already time to look at our August anticipated releases. We already know September is going to be insane with all the new books coming out, but is August filled with a lot as well? Let’s take a look!
A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying – Kelley Armstrong (August 6th)
I have so many Kelley Armstrong on my TBR, but have yet to read any. This MG has an amazing title and honestly that alone was enough to get me interested. But the blurb sounds great as well, the world seems interesting and I think it will be super cute.
Dear Justice League – Michael Northrop & Gustavo Duarte (August 6th)
I was sold by the first sentence of the blurb! The greatest heroes in the DC Comics universe, the Justice League, answer mail from they biggest fans, kids! Now how cute does that sound? I for one can’t resist this and am super excited to see how it’s executed.
A Dress for the Wicked – Autumn Krause (August 6th)
I love the cover of this book! Apparently the main character’s life changes when she enters a design competition. This book is a fantasy and I’m really curious to see what elements are added to this story!
House of Salt and Sorrows – Erin A. Craig (August 6th)
Apparently this story is based on the story The Twelve Dancing Princesses. I’ve never heard of that, but House of Salt and Sorrows sounds very interesting! Whem it seems the deaths of her sisters may not be an accident, things get pretty interesting. This sounds like a book to read right around Halloween.
Hello Girls – Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry (August 6th)
Hello Girls is supposed to be a Thelma & Louise retelling and I’m really curious. A friend has read this book already and said that the first 100 pages are pretty intense. Other than that I think this will be an interesting adventure. I’ve read books by both of these authors, so I’m excited to see what they do together!
Rise of the Dragon Moon – Gabrielle Byrne (August 6th)
I’ll admit, the synopsis sounds really similar to A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying, but I think it will be interesting to see how they differ. From the title and cover I do get really different vibes and I hope that will also be the case in the writing and directions the stories go in.
Let’s Call It A Doomsday – Katie Henry (August 6th)
Heretics Anonymous was a book that surprised me in a positive way. Let’s Call it a Doomsday sounds like another fun book by this author. She takes on subjects not many YA authors have so far!
Swipe Right of Murder – Derek Milman (August 6th)
I read Scream All Night last year and while it wasn’t what I was expecting, it was very interesting. Swipe Right for Murder is definitely going to be a lot different, but sounds really good. I’ve been wnating to read more YA mysteries/thrillers, so this one will definitely be added to my wishlist.
Vow of Thieves – Mary E. Pearson (August 6th)
The Remnant Chronicles was such a fun trilogy and I’m happy the author decided to revisit this world. At the moment, I haven’t read Dance of Thieves, but it’s on my list for August. If Vow of Thieves is as pretty of Dance of Thieves, I can’t wait to see the hardcover!
Sea Witch Rising – Sarah Henning (August 6th)
Sea Witch (the first book in this series) is a book I read last year. I enjoyed it, but I felt that the plot didn’t really start going anywhere until near the end of the book. Maybe my expectations were just a bit too high. As a big fan of The Little Mermaid, I definitely need to give this sequel a try.
Containment – Caryn Lix (August 6th)
I loved Sanctuary!! Even though it was almost 500 pages, I felt like I still didn’t have enough. Our main characters escaped Sanctuary, but there is still a lot going on and so much they didn’t know. I can’t wait to see what happens in this sequel!
To Be Taught, If Fortunate – Becky Chambers (August 8th)
I already have an eARC of this one and hope to read it before the release date. It’s a novella so I should be able to read it pretty quickly. I really enjoyed Becky Chamber’s Long Way to a Small Angry Planet so I’m excited for this adult sci-fi novella.
Midnight Beauties – Megan Shepherd (August 13th)
I haven’t read Grim Lovelies yet and I have to admit I’m not the biggest fan of this author’s previous series. However, the covers for this new series are gorgeous and I like the premise a lot. So I do really plan on reading these at some point.
Fence vol. 3 – C.S. Pacat (August 20th)
I’m so extremely excited for this one! Ever since Fence vol. 2 ended on such a cliffhanger kinda moment I have been looking forward to the third volume. This is such a fun sports romance series and I really like the art. Can it be the 20th yet please?
Scary Stories for Young Foxes – Christian McKay Heidicker (August 20th)
This MG sounds so cute! Even though it’s supposed to be scary haha. The main characters are foxes and I think it will be so interesting to read from a non-human perspective. Scary Stories contains 8 interconnected stories and has 16 illustrations. Seems like the perfect fall read to me.
Fan the Fame – Anna Priemaza (August 20th)
Fandoms, fame and followers aren’t always things that are what they seem. In front of the camera things can seem perfect, but in reality could be totally different! What happens when the fans find out? I’m really curious how the book will dive into this subject.
Making a Play – Abbi Glines (August 20th)
I’m a bit behind with The Field Party series, but I’ve been able to read the first two books. Making a Play is the fifth book in this series. Abbi Glines takes more serious matters and puts them in these high school stories. I know I’m going to love the rest of these as well.
Run, Hide, Fight Back – April Henry (August 27th)
I totally forgot about this one but as soon as I saw the synopsis I knew this was one I really wanted to read. We follow 6 teens after a shooting starts in a mall. This is a thriller and everyone seems to have secrets. I enjoy (YA) thrillers a lot and I have high hopes for this one.
Pumpkinheads – Rainbow Rowell (August 27th)
I’m so excited for this one! This will hopefully be a perfect Halloween read and I have put it on my Halloween swap wishlist. I’m liking the art style on the cover and the synopsis sounds super cute. It will also be interesting to see how Rainbow Rowell does graphic novels, as I have another one of hers on my wishlist.
Rage – Cora Cormack (August 27th)
We’ve had to wait for Rage for awhile now! Roar was released in 2017, but because of the author having health issues the sequel was delayed. As I’m typing this, I’m currently rereading Roar and enjoying it all over again. I’m excited to get my hands on Rage!
Crown of Coral and Pearl – Mara Ruthford (August 27th)
The synopsis doesn’t sound super unique, but the early reviews are pretty positive so this might just be a surprising book. Also, the cover is stunning!
These Divided Shores – Sara Raasch (August 27th)
While I haven’t read These Rebel Waves just yet, you might remember it from my Try a Chapter Tag. I definitely plan on reading the rest of the book and it will be very nice to have the sequel ready to go right after.
So those are the book we’re looking forward to this month and eventually want to read/add to our shelves. What books are you looking forward to? Did we miss any?