What new YA books release this week? (August 29)

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

U.S.

After the Game (Field Party #3) by Abby Glines
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: August 22nd
Two years ago, Riley Young fled from town after accusing the oldest Lawton son, Rhett, of rape, and being branded a liar. Now she’s home, raising the little girl who no one believed was Rhett’s.

The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes
Publisher: Dial
Release date: August 22nd
When Molly gets a package leading her to Pepper, they’re tasked with solving a decades-old mystery: find out who killed Ava, a brave and beautiful East German resistance fighter, back in 1989.

The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Release date: August 22nd
An evil king is turning ancient tensions into modern strife, using a blend of magic and technology to push Earth and the Otherworld into a mortal competition. Jackaby and Abigail are caught in the middle.

Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: August 22nd
When Janie Lee confesses to Billie that she’s in love with Woods, Billie’s filled with a nagging sadness as she realizes that she is also in love with Woods…and maybe with Janie Lee, too.

Mr. 60% by Clete Barrett Smith
Publisher: Crown Books
Release date: August 22nd
Matt Nolan is the high school drug dealer, deadbeat, and soon-to-be dropout. What no one knows is the only reason Matt sells drugs is to take care of his uncle Jack, who is dying of cancer.

Orphan, Agent, Prima, Pawn (Dukovskaya #3) by Elizabeth Kiem
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release date: August 22nd
When Svetlana is invited to join the Bolshoi Ballet – the pride of the Soviet Union – her dreams appear to have been realized. But she quickly learns that nobody’s past or secrets are safe.

The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: August 22nd
when Rilla experiences the sudden death of her father, the veil between the living and the dead blurs and she begins to be haunted by a girl on a nearby, uninhabited island.

Thin Places by Lesley Choyce
Publisher: Dundurn
Release date: August 22nd
Declan Lynch, a restless teenager, starts hearing a girl’s voice inside his head. Eventually, he even begins to see her. Though he’s not certain the girl, Rebecca, is real, Declan finds himself falling for her.

The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release date: August 22nd
Tashi is a spy and killer—a warrior known as an inhabitor—taught from a young age to use their bond with the tiger Katala. When an enemy force captures the city, Tashi’s loyalties are tested.

All Rights Reserved (Word$ #1) by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: August 29th
In a world where every word and gesture is copyrighted, patented or trademarked, one girl elects to remain silent rather than pay to speak, and her unexpected silence threatens to unravel society.

Backfield Boys by John Feinstein
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release date: August 29th
Tom, a black kid, and Jason, a white kid, are shocked when their coach makes Jason a quarterback. Confronted with racial bias, the boys speak out, risking their scholarships and chances to play.

The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: August 29th
Danielle’s future was all figured out… until she failed senior English and her single college acceptance was rescinded. To get her life back on track, Danielle enrolls in community college with a plan.

The Broken World (Marked Girl #2) by Lindsey Klingele
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: August 29th
In Caelum, Liv, Cedric, and Kat attempt to defeat an evil traitor and his army to save the kingdom. Meanwhile, Liv’s best friend and Cedric’s frenemy stick in LA to try and figure out how to fix Los Angeles.

The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) by Katharine McGee
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: August 29th
New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst high-tech luxury, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets…

Diary of a Haunting: Book of Shadows by M. Verano
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: August 29th
When Melanie and her friends find a spell in their journal, they discover that the spells suggested by The Book of Shadows do work—but not without wreaking havoc on the lives of the four teenagers.

The Keep of Ages (The Vault of Dreamers #3) by Caragh M. O’Brien
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Release date: August 29th
Driven by fear when Dean Berg kidnaps her family, Rosie Sinclair strikes out across the country to rescue them. Rosie travels to a derelict theme park to shut down dream mining once and for all.

Mask of Shadows (Mask of Shadows #1) by Linsey Miller
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: August 29th
Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the nobles who destroyed their home.

Red Dirt by Anna Jarzab
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: August 29th
Lake Bittersweet, Oklahoma, ain’t no paradise, but Sammy Lester has lived there her whole life. Then one dark night, her father, Bobby Ray, goes missing, and she knows in her bones who’s to blame.

Thirteen Rising (Zodiac #4) by Romina Russell
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: August 29th
Rho’s world has been turned upside down. With her loved ones in peril and all the stars set against her, can the young Guardian from House Cancer muster the strength to keep fighting?

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Random House
Release date: August 29th
Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal.

You Don’t Know Me but I Know You by Rebecca Barrow
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: August 29th
There’s a box in the back of Audrey’s closet that she rarely thinks about. Inside is a letter, seventeen years old, from a mother she’s never met, handed to her by the woman she’s called Mom her whole life.

Zero Repeat Forever (Zero Repeat Forever #1) by Gabrielle Prendergast
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 29th
He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind. Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

U.K.

Going Viral (Potion #3) by Amy Alward
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 24th
The good news: there might be a cure for the virus spreading like wildfire through the city. The bad news? It’s buried in a far-flung country next to an active volcano – and Sam’s not the only one after it.

The Glow of Fallen Stars (Ventura Saga #2) by Kate Ling
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 24th
Seren and Dom have fled their old lives on board spaceship Ventura in order to be together. They crash-land on a beautiful, uninhabited planet. There is no one to answer to … but no one to ask for help.

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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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