Saturday, August 1, 2015

Upcoming Releases: AUGUST #1

I already know I'll be broke again ... I want to buy so many new books this month (one will definitely be Isla!) BUT I SHOULDN'T BUY THEM. Ughhh. Anyway, here's part 1 of the list I prepared for you with some interesting new releases for this month! Tell me in the comments for which one of these you're most excited! Part 2 will be posted tomorrow! <3



Release: August 27th

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction
Publisher: Walker Books / Harper Teen

What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshiped by mountain lions.


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Release: August 25th

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Children, Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books / Bloomsbury Children's

Feo’s life is extraordinary. Her mother trains domesticated wolves to be able to fend for themselves in the snowy wilderness of Russia, and Feo is following in her footsteps to become a wolf wilder. She loves taking care of the wolves, especially the three who stay at the house because they refuse to leave Feo, even though they’ve already been wilded. But not everyone is enamored with the wolves, or with the fact that Feo and her mother are turning them wild. And when her mother is taken captive, Feo must travel through the cold, harsh woods to save her—and learn from her wolves how to survive.



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Release: August 18th

The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Mystery
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books

Twelve years ago Stella and Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella returned minutes later, with no memory of what happened. Jeanie was never seen or heard from again.

Now Stella is seventeen, and she's over it. She's the lucky one who survived, and sure, the case is still cloaked in mystery—and it's her small town's ugly legacy—but Stella is focused on the coming summer. She's got a great best friend, a hookup with an irresistibly crooked smile, and two months of beach days stretching out before her.

Then along comes a corpse, a little girl who washes up in an ancient cemetery after a mudslide, and who has red hair just like Jeanie did. Suddenly memories of that haunting day begin to return, and when Stella discovers that other red-headed girls have gone missing as well, she begins to suspect that something sinister is at work.

And before the summer ends, Stella will learn the hard way that if you hunt for monsters, you will find them.

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Release: August 11th

Reawakened by Colleen Houck

Series: Reawakened #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Publisher: Delacorte Press

When seventeen-year-old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification.

And she really can't imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe to find his brothers and complete a grand ceremony that will save mankind.

But fate has taken hold of Lily, and she, along with her sun prince, Amon, must travel to the Valley of the Kings, raise his brothers, and stop an evil, shape-shifting god named Seth from taking over the world.

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Release: August 4th

What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks

It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?


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Release: August 18th

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Anthologies, Short Stories 
Publisher: Dial Books

A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’s April Genevieve Tucholke.

Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill.


Authors: Stefan Bachmann, Leigh Bardugo, Kendare Blake, A. G. Howard, Jay Kristoff, Marie Lu, Jonathan Maberry, Danielle Paige, Carrie Ryan, Megan Shepherd, Nova Ren Suma, McCormick Templeman, April Genevieve Tucholke & Cat Winters 

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Release: August 18th

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

Series: Court of Fives #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Jessamy's life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom's best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes's family apart, she'll have to test Kal's loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.



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Release: August 4th

It's About Love by Steven Camden

Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books

He's Luke. She's Leia.

Just like in Star Wars. Just like they’re made for each other. Same film studies course, different backgrounds, different ends of town.

Only this isn't a film. This is real life. This is where monsters from the past come back to take revenge. This is where you are sometimes the monster.

But real life? Sometimes, only sometimes, it turns out just like in the movies…

… maybe.

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Release: August 18th

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Dial Books

Tim Mason was The Boy Most Likely To:
- find the liquor cabinet blindfolded
- need a liver transplant
- drive his car into a house

Alice Garrett was The Girl Most Likely To:
- well, not date her little brother’s baggage-burdened best friend, for starters.

For Tim, it wouldn’t be smart to fall for Alice. For Alice, nothing could be scarier than falling for Tim. But Tim has never been known for making the smart choice, and Alice is starting to wonder if the “smart” choice is always the right one. When these two crash into each other, they crash hard.

Then the unexpected consequences of Tim’s wild days come back to shock him. He finds himself in a situation that isn’t all it appears to be, that he never could have predicted . . . but maybe should have.

And Alice is caught in the middle.

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There are definitely some more books coming out this month - come back for PART 2 tomorrow! What are you waiting on? Any book you just have to buy once it's out? Let me know in the comments! :)

4 comments:

  1. YES YES YES to the The Rest of Us! I am so excited for people to get this (including myself) so that I can see how everyone loves it. I am so excited to get my hands on a copy! The Wolf Wilder's cover is gorgeous and it's synopsis is super intriguing!
    -Monica @ Tomes Project

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    1. I totally agree! I just don't know if I'll be able to buy it this month ... probably not, but we'll see! I hope you enjoy it! :D

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  2. So many good books! I am especially excited for the books by Patrick Ness and Huntley Fitzpatrick. Great post! I will be checking back for part 2.
    ~Chioma @ Blue Books and Butterflies

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    1. I haven't even read the first book by Huntley Fitzpatrick ... I meant to do it ages abo but always forgot. Oh well. I heard it's good, though! :D

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