What YA books release this week? (August 4)

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What YA books release this week? We have a list of this week’s August 2015 YA books!

after the red rain barry lygaAfter the Red Rain by Barry Lyga, Robert DeFranco & Peter Facinelli
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 4th
On the ruined planet Earth, Deedra comes across a beautiful boy named Rose – a boy with a secretive past and special abilities, who is able to find comfort and life from their dying planet.

as black as ebony salla simukkaAs Black as Ebony (Lumikki Andersson #3) by Salla Simukka
Publisher: Skyscape
Release date: August 4th
After her summer in Prague, Lumikki is back in Finland and lands the lead role in the school play. But a shadow is cast over the production when she begins receiving creepily obsessive love notes.

AwakeAwake by Natasha Preston
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: August 4th
Scarlett doesn’t remember anything before the age of five. She accepts what her parents tell her of her early childhood, until a car accident causes Scarlett to remember pieces of an unfamiliar past.

con academy joe schreiberCon Academy by Joe Schreiber
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 4th
It’s his senior year and Will Shea has conned his way into an elite prep school. But he soon runs into Andrea, a fellow con-artist. The school isn’t big enough for the both of them.

crystal kingdom amanda hockingCrystal Kingdom (Kanin Chronicles #3) by Amanda Hocking
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: August 4th
Bryn Aven – unjustly charged with murder and treason – is on the run. Her greatest enemy, Konstantin, is her only ally against those who have taken over her kingdom.

daughter of dusk livia blackburneDaughter of Dusk (Midnight Thief #2) by Livia Blackburne
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: August 4th
Kyra can’t help but feel like a monster. She’s formed a tentative alliance with the Palace, but she must keep her identity secret or risk being hunted like the rest of her Demon Rider kin.

devil's pocket john dixonDevil’s Pocket (Phoenix Island #2) by John Dixon
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release date: August 4th
With a chip in his head and hundreds more throughout his body, sixteen-year-old Carl Freeman was turned from an orphan with impulse control issues into a super-soldier.

from where i watch you shannon groganFrom Where I Watch You by Shannon Grogan
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: August 4th
Sixteen-year-old Kara McKinley is about to realize her dream of becoming a professional baker. But the past holds many secrets, and they come to light as Kara faces a secret terror.

the girl at the center of the world austin aslanThe Girl at the Center of the World (Islands at the End of the World #2) by Austin Aslan
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Release date: August 4th
As Leilani and her family learn to live without electronics, farming the land as her ancestors did, she finds strength in her relatives, her friendships, and her strange connection to the Emerald Orchid.

girl world patricia ottavianoGirl World by Patricia Ottaviano
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: August 4th
With practical advice for how to fearlessly stand your ground and dictate your own happiness, Girl World will help you move beyond bad attitudes and transform your insecurities into strengths.

the heartbreakers ali novakThe Heartbreakers (The Heartbreaker Chronicles #1) by Ali Novak
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: August 4th
Stella will do anything for her sister, which is how she meets Oliver Perry, lead singer for The Heartbreakers. But how can Stella be happy with Oliver when her sister could be dying of cancer?

How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: August 4th
When Jordyn Michaelson’s autistic brother joins her at her elite school, she’s determined not to let anyone know they’re related. Even if that means closing herself off to all her closest friends.

kick push jay mcleanKick, Push (The Road #2) by Jay McLean
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: August 4th
Seventeen. Single. Dad. That’s what my life became. I lied—to myself and to everyone around me, until she showed up; Tanned skin, raven dark hair, and eyes the color of emeralds.

matt's story lauren gibaldiMatt’s Story: A Night We Said Yes Novella by Lauren Gibaldi
Publisher: Epic Reads Impulse
Release date: August 4th
Matt had the perfect life in Orlando. Stuck with no possibility of ever seeing his friends in Orlando again, Matt is ready to give up. But can he open up his heart to new friends and a second chance?

most likely to succeed jennifer echolsMost Likely to Succeed (The Superlatives #3) by Jennifer Echols
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: August 4th
As Kaye realizes her ideal life is not what she thought, Sawyer decides to show everyone who he really is. Is a relationship between them likely to succeed—or will it be their favorite mistake?

never always sometimes adi alsaidNever Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: August 4th
Dave and Julia wrote a list of high school clichés they vowed they’d never do. When Julia suggests they do the list, they realise that by skipping the clichés, they’ve been missing out on high school.

the nightmare charade mindee arnettThe Nightmare Charade (Arkwell Academy #3) by Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: August 4th
Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams.

not after everything michelle levyNot After Everything by Michelle Levy
Publisher: Dial
Release date: August 4th
After his life falls apart, Tyler meets Jordyn, who brings Tyler an unexpected reprieve. Will Jordyn show him the way to a hopeful future? Or after everything, will Tyler have to find it in himself?

nothing left to burn patty blountNothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: August 4th
Reece’s father hasn’t spoken to him since the car wreck that killed Reece’s brother. Desperate for forgiveness, Reece joins the Junior Cadet program at his dad’s firehouse and meets Amanda.

ofdreamsandrustOf Dreams and Rust (Of Metal and Wishes #2) by Sarah Fine
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: August 4th
When she overhears plans to crush Melik’s people with powerful war machines, Wen makes the painful decision to leave behind all she has known—including Bo—to warn them.

public enemies ann aguirrePublic Enemies (Immortal Game #2) by Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: August 4th
Edie Kramer has been pulled into the dangerous world of the Immortal Game, where belief makes your nightmares real. Edie must learn the rules of the game… and then play better than anyone else.

school for sidekicks kelly mcculloughSchool for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: August 4th
Evan Quick is a GIANT superhero geek who dreams of one day becoming a superhero himself. Every morning he checks to see if he’s developed his powers overnight, and every day there’s nothing.

stick michael harmonStick by Michael Harmon
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 4th
Stick Patterson is the best wide receiver in the history of his high school but Stick has fallen out of love with football. Then he meets Preston, who is small, nerdy, and convinced he’s a superhero.

this broken wondrous world jon skovronThis Broken Wondrous World (Man Made Boy #2) by Jon Skovron
Publisher: Viking
Release date: August 4th
Moreau wants Boy to join his army of animal/human hybrid creatures and help him overthrow human society. Boy will do anything to save this world from the war that threatens to split it in two.

trouble is a friend of mine stephanie tromlyTrouble Is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Release date: August 4th
Her first day not in school (because she cut) Zoe meets Digby. Preparing to survive a typical day of being Digby’s friend wasn’t that different from preparing to survive the apocalypse.

what you left behind jessica verdiWhat You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: August 4th
The one person who makes teenage father Ryden feel like his old self is Joni, who doesn’t know he has a baby. The more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his worlds separate.

while you were gone amy k nicholsWhile You Were Gone (Duplexity #2) by Amy K. Nichols
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 4th
Eevee is a promising young artist and the governor’s daughter in a world of censorship. She’s struggling to find inspiration when she meets Danny, a boy from a different world. Literally.

lifeless adrianne stricklandLifeless (Words Made Flesh #2) by AdriAnne Strickland
Publisher: Flux
Release date: August 8th
When Tavin Barnes escaped Eden City with Khaya, the Word of Life, he became the most-wanted fugitive overnight. But he never expected his flight would end with becoming the Word of Death.

the lost girls mari biancaThe Lost Girls (The Lost Girls #1) by Mari Bianca
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: August 8th
Abigail knows something’s off in Shadow Springs. Full of secrets and a sinister presence that seems hellbent on her destruction, Abigail turns to a strange group of girls to find answers: The Lost Girls.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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