August 2015 Book Releases

August

I decided to try something new today and talk about the books that are going to be released this month! Depending on how well this goes and how I feel about, I may try to do this every month.

Finding the books for this list was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be because there’s so many different lists with different information. It was also hard to describe books I’ve never read before. I obviously didn’t want to just copy and paste the description of each book right from Amazon or Goodreads so I did my best to describe it in my own way and am hoping it worked out alright!

Also, there are only ten books on this list, but in figure there would be many more.

I apologize in advance for the wonky layout of this post, it was the only way everything would stay where I needed it to without being weird sizes.

Court of FivesCourt of Fives, Kate Elliott

The first in Kate Elliott’s new young adult trilogy, Court of Fives follows Jessamy, an upper-class girl trying to escape her overbearing life to one of freedom. She finds this freedom in The Fives, “an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best contenders”. Friendships will be made, loyalties tested, and hopefully lives will be saved in this exciting new fantasy novel.

Release Date: August 18th, 2015

Preorder Court of Fives on Amazon


The Creeping

The Creeping, Alexandra Sirowy

Coming mid-August, this thriller novels follows the story of Stella and Jeanie, two girls who vanished twelve years ago. While Stella reappeared, Jeanie was never seen again. Now, many years later, Stella is once again caught up in the mystery of what happened that day and apparently on many other days just like it.

Release Date: August 18th, 2015

Preorder The Creeping on Amazon


The Girl at the End of the World

The Girl at the Center of the World (Islands at the End of the World #2), Austin Aslan

Following The Islands at the End of the World, Leilani and her family must learn to live without many things, but they draw strength from each other and from their friends. But not everything is getting better. Leilani must make many difficult choices to survive in this new world and her strange connection to he Emerald Orchard isn’t helping things.

Release Date: August 4, 2015

Preorder The Girl at the Center of the World on Amazon


Legacy of Kings

Legacy of Kings, Eleanor Herman

From bestselling author, Eleanor Herman, Legacy of Kings combines fantasy with elements of real history in this novel based on Alexander the Great. Following Alexander, Katerina, Jacob, and Zofia, Eleanor Herman puts a new spin on a well-known part of history in the first book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.

Release Date: August 25, 2015

Preorder Legacy of Kings on Amazon


Lord Fish

Lord Fish: Chronicles of Xax, Ted Cross

Lord Fish contains three short stories, “Dragon Play”, “Lord Fish”, and “The Stolen Castle”, as well as a novelette, “Dragon Play”

You can find the synopsis for each one here on Goodreads

Release Date: August 15, 2015

Preorder Lord Fish: Chronicles of Xax on Amazon


The Masquerade, and Altar, and a Fairy

The Masquerade, an Altar, and a Fairy, Kristin D. Van Risseghem

Sidelle Amistad is a Summer fairy and is desperate to prove herself. To do so, she kidnaps Finnegan, a Winter fairy, but the pair end up falling in love. This wouldn’t be so bad if their love weren’t forbidden, so now Sidelle must search for a new way to prove herself and for a way to stop the pain she is feeling.

Release Date: August 19, 2015

Preorder The Masquerade, an Altar, and a Fairy on Amazon


Mechanica

Mechanica, Betsy Cornwell

Cornwell’s re-imagining of Cinderella tells the tale of Nicolette, a girl who has been turned into a servant by her stepsisters despite being a brilliant inventor. But after she makes an amazing discovery, Nicolette realizes freedom make be just over the horizon, but is the happy ending she really wants?

Release Date: August 25, 2015

Preorder Mechanica on Amazon


Of Dreams and Rust

Of Dreams and Rust (Of Metal and Wishes #2), Sarah Fine

Inspired by The Phantom of the Opera, Fine’s sequel to Of Metal and Wishes takes place a year later. Wen is now working in a clinic and trying to get Bo back to health. When Wen hears word that Melik’s army is going to be attacked and, most likely, destroyed, she makes the decision to leave behind her old life in order to warn them. But just how much is she willing to give up?

Release Date: August 4, 2015

Preorder Of Dreams and Rust on Amazon


Reawakened

Reawakened (The Reawakened #1), Colleen Houck

Lilliana Young has been chosen. She has been chosen to help Amon, a reawakened Egyptian prince who was mummified for a thousand years. Together, Lily and Amon must do everything they can to stop Seth, a shape-shifting God, who is trying to take over the world.

Release Date: August 11, 2015

Preorder Reawakened on Amazon


The Veil

The Veil (Devil’s Isle #1), Chloe Neill

In this new series from bestselling author, Chloe Neill, Claire Connolly is a girl struggling to hide her magic from the rest of the world. This fails though when she uses it to save a life. Thankfully, Liam Quinn is there and, after seeing what she can do, takes her to Devil’s Isle, a place where she’ll be safe and learn to control her magic. Now it is up to Claire and Liam to save New Orleans before the city is destroyed.

Release Date: August 4, 2015

Preorder The Veil on Amazon


If I do decide to do more posts like these in the future they’ll definitely be up earlier than this. This took a lot longer than I thought and I was also doing something similar on my other blog which took ages and was harder than I thought as well.

I think the most difficult part was trying to paraphrase the synopsis. I’m not totally sure how copyright laws apply to the synopsis of books and films, but I’m just assuming it’s still plagiarism. Is it? Can someone tell me because I have no idea.

Let me know if you liked this and, if you’re a writer with something coming out soon, let me know and I’ll include it if I do this again!

Which of these books are you looking forward to reading?

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