Top 8 August 2019 Book Releases

Top 8 August 2019 Releases

Happy August!!! August is always bittersweet for me. The weather is so nice and the ocean beaches by me are finally warm enough for me to willingly swim in them… but it also means summer is ending and school will be starting back up again, which is much less fun.

Luckily, there are plenty of great books coming out this month to distract us from the semester starting!! Typically, summer is weaker in releases than fall, but we do have quite a few good books coming out in August!

Read more for my top 8 book releases of August 2019!

8. House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig


Release Date: August 6th
: Standalone
Genre: YA Fantasy (Retelling)

A retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses, a lesser-known Brothers Grimm tale. Annaleigh lives in a manor by the sea with her sisters, her father, and her stepmother, but when four of her sisters died tragically, rumors spread that the family is cursed. However, after a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh is convinced there is more to her sisters’ deaths.

7. The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

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Release Date: August 6th
: Modern Love #1
Genre: Adult Romance

Rhiannon Hunter revolutionized the dating world with her new app, but she has strict rules for herself when she uses it. After a one great night with former pro-football player Samson Lima, he disappears. But when he suddenly reappears in her life, Rhiannon must decide if she’s willing to let go of her rules and put her heart at risk.

[Related: Top 7 July 2019 Book Releases]

6. The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang

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Release Date: August 6th
: The Poppy War #2
Genre: Adult Fantasy

Because this is a sequel, I won’t go into spoilery detail (also because I haven’t read The Poppy War yet and I refuse to spoil it for myself). The Poppy War got so much hype last year, and I can’t wait see what it’s all about!

5. A Dress For The Wicked by Autumn Krause

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Release Date: August 6th
: Standalone
Genre: YA Fantasy

This book is pitched as Project Runway meets The Selection. So, needless to say, I’m intrigued. Emmaline Watkins dreams are closer than ever before when an admired fashion house’s prestigious design competition is opened up to girls outside of the capital city. But Emmy is the first “country girl” to compete, more obstacles are thrown Emmy’s way. “Will she be able to tailor herself to fit into this dark, corrupted race? And at what cost?”

4. Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson


Release Date: August 6th
: Dance of Thieves #2 (The Remnant Chronicles spin off)
Genre: YA Fantasy

Another sequel to a book I haven’t read yet!! Vow of Thieves is the sequel to Dance of Thieves, a spin off novel to The Remnant Chronicles. I loved that series, so I’m really excited to get back into that world and hopefully see some familiar faces!

3. Of Ice and Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst

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Release Date: August 13th
: Of Fire and Stars #2
Genre: YA Fantasy

Of Fire and Stars is one of the first LGBTQ+ fantasy novels I read, and I was so excited to hear it’s getting a sequel!! If you’re looking for a good f/f fantasy romance, I highly recommend checking out this series!

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2. Rage by Cora Carmack


Release Date: August 27th
: Stormheart #2
Genre: YA Fantasy

Yes, another sequel! I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to read an ARC of Rage and it was such a fun read! Once again, no spoilers for anyone who hasn’t read Roar, the first book, but this series is good for any YA fantasy fans looking for something a little lighter.

1. Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford

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Release Date: August 27th
: Crown of Coral and Pearl #1
Genre: YA Fantasy

When Nor’s twin sister is gravely injured, Nor is sent to Ilara to marry the Crown Prince in her place. But Prince Ceren is cold and forbidding, and Nor finds herself growing closer to his brother, Prince Talin. But as they grow closer, she discovers secrets about the royal bloodline, a murdered queen, and a plan to destroy her home. To save her people, she must navigate the treacherous court and keep herself from making a mistake that could cost her everything,

Are you excited about any of these releases? Are there any releases you’re excited for that aren’t on this list?

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