Friday, August 4, 2017

My Anticipated YA August Releases

It seems like 2017 has been killing it so far in the young adult department, with releases like The Hate U Give, History is All You Left Me, and Goodbye Days, and by the looks of it, it's just going to keep getting better. Not only do we have a new John Green novel coming this October (woo!), we'll also get new books by Kristin Cashore and Adam Silvera.

While there's a lot to look forward to this fall, there are also a lot of books coming out this August that should definitely be on your TBR list before school starts back up in September. Here are 5 of my most anticipated books for the month of August.

1. A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor

Sisters Emma and Henri had always been best friends--until an accident strands them on a desert island, with a companion (Alex) who has just as many secrets as they do. As Emma and Alex spark a relationship, Henri and Emma's relationship falls apart. 

I remember getting this book while cataloging books at Booklist, and I'm super excited to get to read it!

2. This Is Not the End by Chandler Baker

Lake Devereaux lost the two people she loved most in a car crash--her best friend and her boyfriend. However, new technology has granted people one resurrection to be used or given up by their 18th birthday. Lake has to make an impossible choice, one complicated by the fact that she already promised her resurrection to someone who isn't even dead yet.

This book also came in while I was interning at Booklist, and the premise sounds so intriguing.

3. Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Olive and her best friend Rose suddenly begin to lose things one night. It begins with small items, but it quickly becomes apparent that Rose has lost something bigger, something she doesn't want to talk about. After discovering an ancient spellbook that will help to bring back lost things, they think that this can set things right. But it might also bring out secrets that would have been best left alone.

Moira Fowley-Doyle also wrote The Accident Season, which I absolutely loved. This one sounds just as creepy and magic infused.

4. All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

In the future, once you turn 15, you must pay for everything you say. Even every gesture, every scream, costs money. And falling into debt has dire consequences. Instead of adding to her family's debt, Speth decides to take an oath of silence at her 15th birthday; one that sends the world into a frenzy. 

If you know me, you know I'm all about dystopias, and this one sounds different and awesome. I hope it lives up to its unique premise!

5. The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby

After a car crash, Olivia wakes up in a hospital bed thinking she just lost her memory of the past few weeks. But as she begins to recover, she quickly realizes she's lost years of memories, making it difficult to navigate as her friends and family try to fill in the gaps. The only person that seems to help is Walker--but as she grows closer to him, tensions grow between her friends and her family.

Memory loss tends to be a popular topic in young adult lit, but this one sounds promising! 

I hope to get my hands on these sometime in August, but at least sometime in the future. What August releases are you looking forward to?

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