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My Most Anticipated August Releases

Firstly sorry that this post is so late – I took a much longer break from blogging than I originally expected to. As a result I’m going to be posting both August’s and September’s Anticipated Releases posts today but I’ll try to space the others out and catch up with them a little more gradually. I’ll also include a rough idea of exactly what these catch up includes within the September post in a moment.

August’s list struck me as a little unusual at first. There were still plenty of books that I was desperate to read on it – House Of Salt And Sorrows in particular – but it was actually the first time that thrillers had made it into my top five. I thoroughly enjoy reading thrillers so this isn’t exactly unexpected; it’s just slightly surprising as in previous months I’ve always had YA books that I’ve been waiting for most desperately. This list also seems to have more Middle Grade books than usual but anyway let’s just get on with this list now:

House Of Salt And Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.

Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?

When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.

Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski

Nell Martin is moving again, this time to the Winslow Grand Hotel, built in 1878. As Nell is settling in, strange things begin to happen. Doors lock of their own accord, writing appears on bathroom walls–and most horrifying of all–visions of a dead boy permeate her waking life. Thinking it was her mind playing tricks on her, she soon finds the past and the present colliding as she learns horrific details of a murder that happened at the hotel in 1905 involving a girl named Lea.

Nell and a mysterious bellboy must relive that day in hopes of finally breaking a curse that imprisons them both. And Nell discovers what truly links her to the history of the Winslow Grand Hotel.

The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney

Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He’s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss.

She is a miracle of science.

But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husband’s motives–and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together forever? And what really happened to Abbie half a decade ago

Beware the man who calls you . . .

A Dress For The Wicked by Autumn Krause

Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Shy in Avon-upon-Kynt. And for eighteen years, Emmaline Watkins has feared that her future held just that: nothing.

But when the head of the most admired fashion house in the country opens her prestigious design competition to girls from outside the stylish capital city, Emmy’s dreams seem closer than they ever have before.

As the first “country girl” to compete, Emmy knows she’ll encounter extra hurdles on her way to the top. But as she navigates the twisted world of high fashion she starts to wonder: will she be able to tailor herself to fit into this dark, corrupted race? And at what cost?

The Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.

It was everything.

She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

August Sequels:

The Demon World by Sally Green
Vow of Thieves by Mary Pearson
Containment by Caryn Lix
Sea Witch Rising by Sarah Henning
The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang
D.O.G.S by M.A. Bennett
Crossfire by Malorie Blackman
Curse Breaker by Audrey Grey
Of Ice And Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst
Midnight Beauties by Megan Shepherd
These Divided Shores by Sara Raasch
Rage by Cora Carmack
Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Pérez 
From The Grave by Kresley Cole

Other August Releases That I’m Looking Forward To:

All The Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Ever Alice by H. J. Ramsay
Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro & Emily Henry
The Birthday Girl by Melissa de la Cruz
Here There Are Monsters by Amelinda Bérubé 
The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner
The Gossamer Mage by Julie E. Czerneda
Beasts Of The Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell
Keeping Lucy by T. Greenwood
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
Color Me In by Natasha Diaz
Crown Of Sunlight by Payton Taylor
The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon
Crown Of Coral And Pearl by Mara Rutherford
Spinner Of Dreams by K. A. Reynolds

So once again there are a hell of a lot of sequels out this month. Yet, unsuprisingly, I still need to read most of the previous installments in those series too. A lot of these are incredibly high priority on my TBR though so hopefully I’ll get to them soon. Fingers crossed. I’m determined that by the end of the year I’ll have caught up considerably on previous installments of the series that I’m excited for.

What are were (as this is now a month late) your most anticipated August releases? Have you read any of them yet; if so which would you most recommend? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you.


10 thoughts on “My Most Anticipated August Releases

  1. I’ve seen House of Salt and Sorrow around a lot and it looks interesting but I don’t know the story it is a retelling of 😂
    Remember Me sounds interesting and kind of scary with the haunted mansion/hotel. Perfect read now that we are going into Autumn though 😂
    The turn of the key has a very enticing plot and I love that it features the Scottish Highlands in it because it is so beautiful 😍 But the situation seems scary though!!
    It is great to see all the releases of great books!! I hope you get to read the ones you want to and love them!! 😊

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    1. I’ve heard of it but don’t think I’ve ever read it tbh. I think that kind of adds to the intrigue for me though 😀
      Yes it does and I don’t read over many books like it so it should be interesting.
      Oh yeah I completely forgot about the setting of it the other day when you mentioned Scotland :L but yes it dose sound intriguing but scary. I’m really intrigued by it though.
      Thank you (: I hope whatever your reading atm that you’re enjoying it.

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      1. Yes I think I like not knowing as well– it makes it be interesting!! 😊
        It is nice to read books that are different to your usual!! It makes it interesting.
        Haha I think scary books can be good as you can’t stop reading in a weird way!! 😂
        Thank you– I just finished a really good book!! 😊

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      2. Yes that’s true (:
        Yeah it’s nice to try out different things at times (:
        OMG that’s so true; they can be impossible to put down. Although I’ll never forget reading a horror story until quite late at night then hitting a scene that left me thinking ‘okay, I need to read more or that’s going to give me nightmares’ then I got to the next bit and thought ‘oh god, if what I think is going to happen does, I’ll never sleep’ so I ended up playing Tetris and watching TV until 3am trying to take my mind off of it in case of nightmares :L
        Oh cool, what book is that?

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      3. Yes I agree!!
        They are very addictive stories!! haha!! Yes that is true with horror, you wait for a bit to calm down and comfort you but it never comes so it can certainly play on your mind in the middle of the night! Haha yes watching something light hearted does sound the best for that situation!!
        It was Radio Silence by Alice Oseman– so good!! 🙂

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      4. I guess the very fact that you don’t want to be sat there worrying about it doesn’t help.
        That’s wonderful, I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ll really have to pick up one of her books soon.

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    I would have to say that my most anticipated release from August was A House of Salt and Sorrows, and I finally read Sea Witch, so I am a bit interested in how Sarah Henning will actually continue the books.
    – Emma :)))

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    1. Aww, thank you so, so much!!!❤❤
      I missed you too, although I enjoyed catching up on your blog posts (:
      Yes that’s mine too, I seriously need to get hold of a copy to read sometime as it sounds amazing. I still need to read Sea Witch but I’m glad you’ve had a chance to read and enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy the sequel too (:

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