What YA books release this week? (August 2)


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


the assassin game kirsty mckayThe Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: August 2nd
At Cate’s isolated boarding school, Killer Game is a tradition. They must avoid being killed by a series of thrilling pranks, and identify the murderer. But this time, the game stops feeling fake.

the bad decisions playlist michael rubensThe Bad Decisions Playlist
by Michael Rubens
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release date: August 2nd
Austin is always messing up and then joking his way out of tough spots. The sudden appearance of his allegedly dead father, who happens to be the very-much-alive rock star Shane Tyler, stops him cold.

the beauty of darkness mary e pearsonThe Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3) by Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: August 2nd
In The Beauty of Darkness, the final book in The Remnant Chronicles Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous – what will happen now?

enter title here rahul kanakiaEnter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: August 2nd
Reshma lands a book deal to impress Stanford and get into med school. To make herself a more relatable protagonist, she must start doing all the American girl stuff she normally ignores.

finding abbey roaf kevin emersonFinding Abbey Road (Exile #3) by Kevin Emerson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: August 2nd
Catherine Summer Carlson has hit rock bottom. On the brink of a record deal, her band Dangerheart is in disarray. One member has gone rogue, and another is missing and wanted by the police.

forever doon carey corp lorie langdonForever Doon (Doon #4) by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon
Publisher: Blink
Release date: August 2nd
With the witch of Doon on the throne, Jamie believed dead, and Duncan and Mackenna trapped in Alloway, Veronica has no choice but to prepare for the impending battle against the false queen.

the gilded cage lucinda grayThe Gilded Cage by Lucinda Gray
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release date: August 2nd
After Katherine’s brother dies, there’s a rumor that a wild animal stalks the woods. Can Katherine retain her sanity long enough to find out the truth? Or will her brother’s killer claim her life, too?

how to keep rolling after a fall karole cozzoHow to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: August 2nd
After Nikki is expelled for a cyberbullying incident that nearly resulted in a girl’s suicide she meets Pax, a wheelchair rugby player who knows what it’s like when one mistake completely shatters your life.

infinite risk ann aguirreInfinite Risk (Immortal Game #3) by Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: August 2nd
Beyond the pull of life and death lies the Immortal game. Edie Kramer has leaped back to put things right and save the boy she loves. Alone in the wrong timestream, she must reinvent herself.

it's all fun and games dave barrettIt’s All Fun and Games by Dave Barrett
Publisher: Nerdist
Release date: August 2nd
Allison joins a LARP group, but not long after their quest begins, the friends discover that something has gone wrong. The fantasy world they’re in the midst of is no longer make-believe.

recreated colleen houckRecreated (Reawakened #2) by Colleen Houck
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: August 2nd
Lily Young thought traveling across the globe with a reawakened sun prince was a grand adventure. Now, Amon and Lily have parted and she’s about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

the smaller evil stephanie kuehnThe Smaller Evil by Stephanie Kuehn
Publisher: Dutton
Release date: August 2nd
Beau is complicated. A father figure? A cult leader? A con man? Arman’s not sure, but then Beau is gone. Suicide? Or murder? Arman was the only witness and now the compound is getting tense.

the telling alexandra sirowyThe Telling by Alexandra Sirowy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 2nd
Lana used to know what was real. That was before when her step-brother, Ben, was alive, their island home was idyllic, she could tell the truth from lies, and Ben’s stories were firmly in her imagination.

three truths and a lie brent hartingerThree Truths and a Lie by Brent Hartinger
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: August 2nd
Four friends gather for a weekend retreat in the woods and an innocent game of three truths and a lie goes horribly wrong. Not everyone will live to find out which truth is actually a lie.

united melissa landersUnited (Alienated #3) by Melissa Landers
Publisher: EverAfter
Release date: August 2nd
After Cara and Aelyx thwarted a deadly coup and saved the alliance between their worlds, the treaty between Earth and L’eihr awakens an ancient force that threatens to destroy them all.

wake the hollow gaby trianaWake the Hollow by Gaby Triana
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: August 2nd
Sleepy Hollow may be famous for its fabled headless horseman, but the town is real. And when Mica arrives, ghostly voices carry on the wind, whispering that her mother’s death wasn’t an accident.

wax gina damicoWax by Gina Damico
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 2nd
Seventeen-year-old Poppy Palladino discovers something dark and unsettling: a back room filled with dozens of startlingly life-like wax sculptures, crafted by one very strange old lady.

a week of mondays jessica brodyA Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: August 2nd
When Ellie wishes she could redo the worst Monday she’s ever lived through all over again, she finds herself reliving the day. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets, she can’t fix things.

whatever s j gosleeWhatever. by S.J. Goslee
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: August 2nd
Mike Tate is a normal dude. Then it’s like the apocalypse came, only instead of nuclear bombs and zombies, Mike gets school participation, gay thoughts, and mother-effin’ cheerleaders.


rose in the blitz rebecca stevensRose in the Blitz (Rose #2) by Rebecca Stevens
Publisher: Chicken House
Release date: August 4th
When Rose sees her Great-Aunt Cosy leaving the house, she runs after the old lady and follows her to the London underground. Their empty train stops in 1940, in a war-torn London broken by the Blitz.

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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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