Tuesday, August 2, 2016

New YA & NA Book Releases » August 2016

Time to talk about our August reads! I don't have any books this month that I am eagerly anticipating. I'm mostly slogging away until September arrives and I can go into a book coma and stop buying groceries because BOOKS COME FIRST. However, there are some interesting ones coming out so I will include them on my list even if I don't think I will pick it up soon.

As always, the list will be in publishing order.

August Babies

The Beauty of Darkness · Mary E. Pearson
The Remnant Chronicles #3
August 2nd 2016 // Goodreads

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. PearsonSierra: Now I actually have yet to read this series. I own the first 2 books, but never got around to them. I'm sure others out there are dying for this release though! Hence its place on this list. I will read The Remnant Chronicles eventually...

The Smaller Evil · Stephanie Kuehn
August 2nd 2016 // Goodreads

The Smaller Evil by Stephanie KuehnSierra: This book was available via Penguin's First To Read program. I decided not to get the galley because I was really behind on my ARCs, but I might give it a shot once the book is published. From what I've heard, this book is really suspenseful and interesting, and yet extremely confusing. Multiple bloggers haven't even rated this one because they don't know what to make of it. So I'm intrigued enough to try it for myself.

It Ends with Us · Colleen Hoover
August 2nd 2016 // Goodreads

It Ends With Us by Colleen HooverSierra: This is for all you Colleen Hoover fans out there! I have never read any of her books, so this isn't one I will go out of my way to acquire. If I ever get into the mood for NA, I'll be sure to give her books a try.

The Gilded Cage · Lucinda Gray
August 2nd 2016 // Goodreads

Gilded Cage by Lucinda GraySierra: I got DENIED for this on Netgalley. And I may still hold a grudge. However, this seems really interesting AND is a stand-alone (always a plus). I've already put it on hold at my library.

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things · Bryn Greenwood
August 9th 2016 // Goodreads

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn GreenwoodSierra: This seems to be a controversial book and boy do I enjoy a good scandal! This is supposed to be ugly and raw and gritty. It definitely doesn't sound like this book would be for everyone. But I'm looking forward to reading this and hopefully this will have an impact.

Nevernight · Jay Kristoff
The Nevernight Chronicle #1
August 9th 2016 // Goodreads

Nevernight by Jay KristoffSierra: This was one of my MOST anticipated reads of the year. However, we are getting tons of reviews from bloggers who have not cared for it. Both Ellen and I do have ARCs but we've both been hesitant to start because we were really looking forward to this book. I still cannot find a female assassin character that I can really get behind and I'm hoping Nevernight will give me that (and no, don't recommend Throne of Glass to me, ugh).

The Chase · Virginia Boecker
The Witch Hunter #1.5
August 9th 2016 // Goodreads

The Chase by Virginia BoeckerSierra: This is a novella to accompany The Witch Hunter duology. I have already read the first book and the first novella. So I would like to read this one before reading the final book in the series.

All We Have Left · Wendy Mills
August 9th 2016 // Goodreads

All We Have Left by Wendy MillsSierra: This is meant to be a powerful and difficult read about two girls whose stories intertwine during the September 11th attacks. This is already on hold for me at the library. I'm really excited to pick this one up.

Poisoned Blade · Kate Elliott
Court of Fives #2
August 16th 2016 // Goodreads

Poisoned Blade by Kate ElliottSierra: Now I haven't read the first book in this series but I know Ellen has read it and reviewed it (HERE). It seems interesting enough. I may pick it up if I see it at my local library.

Vicarious · Paula Stokes
Vicarious #1
August 16th 2016 // Goodreads

Vicarious by Paula StokesSierra: This story is meant to be a duology but the author strongly assures us that each book has a complete story arc and will not leave us desperately unhinged when the last page turns. I appreciate that in an author. Definitely on my list of books to check out this month.

The Flame Never Dies · Rachel Vincent
The Stars Never Rise #2
August 16th 2016 // Goodreads

theflameneverdiesSierra: Another case of 'I own the first book but haven't read it yet!' *sigh* I have problems. Anywho, I hear the second book is supposed to wonderful and a great conclusion to the series. So I am going to get off my butt and read this first book pronto.

Thieving Weasels · Billy Taylor
August 23rd 2016 // Goodreads

Thieving Weasels by Billy TaylorSierra: Another book I found via Penguin's First To Read and managed to snag an ARC for. It has an intriguing premise even though I do try to stay away from contemporary YA novels that feature a male protagonist in the first person. I hope to get to this one soon and report back to everyone!

The Thousandth Floor · Katharine McGee
The Thousandth Floor #1
August 30th 2016 // Goodreads

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGeeSierra: I got a chance to read an excerpt of this book in our Buzz Books sampler. It didn't exactly wow me at the time, so I'm not going to run out the door to acquire this one. I'm a little unsure of this one, so I'm going to wait to hear from other bloggers to see if this is worth trying for me.

Tell Me Something Real · Calla Devlin
August 30th 2016 // Goodreads

Tell Me Something Real by Calla DevlinSierra: This is a book about three sisters struggling with their mother's diagnosis of leukemia. I LOVE stories about sisters! I have one myself and I know how fun and crazy that can be. Also Charmed is one of my favorite shows of all time. It's all about girl power!

A Torch against the Night · Sabaa Tahir
An Ember in the Ashes #2
August 30th 2016 // Goodreads

A Torch against the Night by Sabaa TahirSierra: An Ember in the Ashes exploded onto the scene last year. I own it but never read it because of the hype. And also because I felt cheated since it was marketed as a stand-alone but clearly wasn't meant to be one. DON'T LIE TO ME PUBLISHERS.

Did we miss a new release? Let us know in the comments below!


  1. Some of these I still need and want to read!

  2. So many here that I want to read! Currently, I'm reading the ARC of Ghostly Echoes, the third Jackaby novel. It will be released on the 23rd.

  3. I can't believe I missed that one! I'm glad you are reading it. I wanted to read Jackaby but never got around to it. Is a trilogy? If so, I want to read it soon and knock out all three books.

  4. I'm so excited for some of these! Nevernight, for one; All We Have Left for another. Thanks for the heads up!

  5. I am excited about the new Colleen Hoover. I haven't read your review yet as I don't want to read any spoilers, but I shall try to remember to revisit once I've read it!

  6. I didn't know Nevernight was out this month. Desperate for a copy!!

    And my to-read list just put on weight adding most of these books to it!

  7. I'm really excited about Nevernight as well. I love assassin stories and would recommend Robin LaFevers' Grave Mercy. Have you read it?

  8. I read the first book when it released but for whatever reason was disappointed. I think my expectations were too high because there are so few amazing assassin books out there (IMO). I can't remember what I thought about it though. I'm glad you enjoyed it though!

  9. August is SUCH an awesome bookish month, right?! I want to squeal for ALL OF THE BOOKS ON HERE, Because I NEED them like air.

    I've actually read All We Have Left and IT IS SO AWESOME and powerful and just... all about being fair in an unfair world. I hope you fall in love like me.

    Lovely list. I just ordered my copy of Nevernight, so YAYY!