Anticipated Book Releases for August 2019


Anticipated Book Releases for August 2019

August is yet another month where it seems like we have more new book releases than we can manage. But that hasn’t stopped us from looking forward to them! For whatever reason, this time around there seems to be a lot of great novels at the beginning and at the end of the month. Funny how that works out.

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware – August 6th

new book releases - Ruth Ware - The Turn of the Key (August 2019)The Turn of the Key is the latest novel by thriller author Ruth Ware. Rowan Caine has taken on a new live-in nanny gig, one that seems too good to be true. Unfortunately, looks can be deceiving, and Rowan quickly finds herself in a situation she never expected to find herself in.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig – August 6th

new book releases - Erin A. Craig - House of Salt and Sorrows (August 2019)House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig is a beautiful and dark tale. It follows Annaleigh, one of twelve siblings. Well, there were twelve of them. Her family has had more than it’s fair share of loss, and things are only getting worse as time goes on. Annaleigh must discover the cause and save her family, all without getting distracted by the balls and adventures her sisters have been having.

Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch #2) by Sarah Henning – August 6th

new book releases - Sarah Henning - Sea Witch Rising (August 2019)Sea Witch Rising is the second novel in the Sea Witch series by Sarah Henning. This series has been an origin retelling of The Little Mermaid, but with several twists and turns along the way. This novel explores the classic love story, throwing in sisterly love and devotion to further complicate the situation.

Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves #2) by Mary E. Pearson – August 6th

new book releases - Mary E. Pearson - Vow of Thieves (August 2019)Vow of Thieves is the second novel in the Dance of Thieves series by Mary E. Pearson. Kazi and Jase have survived much so far. It seems that nothing can take them away from one another, but what about the war that is looming on the horizon?

The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang – August 6th

new book releases - R.F. Kuang - The Dragon Republic (August 2019)The Dragon Republic is the follow-up novel to the major hit novel, the Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. The Dragon Republic follows Rin, a shaman and warrior forced to do something horrible in order to end the war. Here she’s facing the consequences of her actions, even if they were for the greater good.

Of Ice and Shadows (Of Fire and Stars #2) by Audrey Coulthurst – August 13th

new book releases - Audrey Coulthurst - Of Ice and Shadows (August 2019)Of Ice and Shadows is the second novel in the Of Fire and Stars series by Audrey Coulthurst. The series is still following Mare and Denna. They’re finally together, though still facing many new dangers in their journeys. Each one has their own trials and tribulations to conquer.

Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford – August 27th

new book releases - Mara Rutherford - Crown of Coral and Pearl (August 2019)The Crown of Coral and Pearl is the first novel in a new series of the same name Mara Rutherford. In this world, the princes of Ilara have always opted to marry the most beautiful girls available to them. Nor grew up expecting to not be chosen – thanks to the scar she carries. But a set of circumstances have changed that. And she’s quickly learned that the truth does not live up to the daydreams of the villagers.

The Blacksmith Queen (The Scarred Earth Saga #1) by G.A. Aiken – August 27th

new book releases - G.A. Aiken - The Blacksmith Queen (August 2019)The Blacksmith Queen is the first novel in the Scarred Earth Saga by G.A. Aiken. In a world where a prophecy foretold a queen taking the throne, Keeley just wants to continue her work as a blacksmith. And thanks to all the warring of the princes, business has been good. But things take a chaotic turn, and soon it’s all Keeley can do to keep her family safe.

Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews – August 27th

new book releases - Ilona Andrews - Sapphire Flames (August 2019)Sapphire Flames is the latest novel from the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews. This could also be considered the start of a new trilogy, since this novel switches perspectives away from Nevada and onto Catalina Baylor. Catalina’s life hasn’t exactly been an easy one, but she’s truly grown into her own. Now that she’s in charge of the family, Catalina must keep them safe, fed, and deal with the politics of a magical world.

Rage (Stormheart #2) by Cora Carmack – August 27th

new book releases - Rage by Cora Carmack (August 2019)
Rage is the highly anticipated sequel to Roar by Cora Carmack. It’s the second novel in the Stormheart series. Rage is going to force Aurora to make some major decisions in her life; pitting everything she loves and cares for against one another. And she knows that each choice she makes will have a cost. The only question is, what?

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