Summer may be almost over but the August YA releases go on for days! We’ve got all the books to watch for in August and we’re having a One To Watch Books GIVEAWAY!

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August 1st

Sparks of Light 8.1.17

Sparks of Light (Into the Dim #2) by Janet B. Taylor, August 1, 2017, Houghton Mifflin, 448 pages

We return to the world of Hope Walton and time travel. This time it’s the New York in the Gilded Age. But it’s not on glitz and glitter. Hope is on a mission she can’t afford to fail.

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the secret history of us

The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby, August 1, 2017, HarperTeen, 288 pages

“Gorgeously written and emotionally charged, The Secret History of Us explores the difficult journey of a teenage girl who must piece her life together after losing her memory in a near-fatal accident.”- Goodreads

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kissing max holden 8.1

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman, August 1, 2017, Swoon Reads, 304 pages

Kissing Max  Holden is a gateway drug. It seemed harmless at first but like any drug, kissing Max Holden can become a habit. A bad one.  Will Jill’s life get de-railed by her feelings for the best friend (who is already taken) or is this the start of something real?

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Venturess 8.1

Venturess (Mechanica #2) by Betsy Cornwell, August 1, 2017, Clarion Books, 320 pages

Betsy Cornwell brings us back to the world of steampunk fairy tales with Venturess,  the follow-up to Mechanica.

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WHen I am through with you 8.1.17

When I Am Through With You by Stephanie Kuehn, August 1, 2017, Dutton Books for Young Readers, 304 pages

“Ben Gibson is many things, but he’s not sorry and he’s not a liar. He will tell you exactly about what happened on what started as a simple school camping trip in the mountains. About who lived and who died. About who killed and who had the best of intentions. But he’s going to tell you in his own time. Because after what happened on that mountain, time is the one thing he has plenty of.” – Goodreads

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these things ive done

These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips, August 1, 2017, HarperTeen 352 pages

“A contemporary YA perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Jessi Kirby, THESE THINGS I’VE DONE is the story of a seventeen-year-old girl who accidentally caused her best friend’s death and, a year later, is still grappling with the consequences.”- Goodreads

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Blight by Alexandra Duncan, August 1, 2017, Greenwillow Books, 528 pages

“A fast-paced action-adventure story that is Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake meets Nancy Farmer’s House of the Scorpion. “- Goodreads

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August 8th

Little and Lion

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert, August 8, 2017, Little, Brown, 336 pages

Suzette returns from boarding school to her old life, her old friends and a brother who has recently been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. Suddenly her old life is not as familiar as she though it was.

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8.8 shimmer and burn

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta, August 8, 2017, Margaret K. McElderry Books, 352 pages

“To save her sister’s life, Faris must smuggle magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom in this exciting and dangerous start to a brand-new fantasy duology.” – Goodreads

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Reunited (Reawakened #3) by Colleen Houck, August 8, 2017, Delacorte Press, 464 pages

The conclusion to Colleen Houck Reawakened Series is finally here!

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The Hearts We Sold

The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones, August 8, 2017, Little Brown, Books For Young Readers, 400 pages

“When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.”- Goodreads

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this is not the end

This Is Not The End by Chandler Baker, August 8, 2017, Disney-Hyperion, 384 page

If you have the chance to resurrect someone you loved, who would you choose?

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in some other life

In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody, August 8, 2017, Farra, Straus and Giroux, 464 pages

“Kennedy Rhodes turns down an acceptance to an elite private school, instead choosing to stay at her high school and jump at the opportunity to date the boy of her dreams. Three years later, Kennedy walks in on that same boyfriend cheating with her best friend—and wishes she had made a different choice. But when Kennedy hits her head and wakes up in the version of her life where she chose to attend the private school, she finds that maybe it’s not as perfect of a world as she once thought.”- Goodreads

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league of American traitors 8.8

League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis, August 8, 2017, Sky Pony Press, 256 pages

“National Treasure meets Hamilton in a breathless history-based thriller from an outstanding new voice.

Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .”- Goodreads

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The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian, August 8, 2017, Balzer + Bray, 288 pages

“The Authentics is a fresh, funny, and insightful novel about culture, love, and family—the kind we are born into and the ones we create.”- Goodreads

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August 15th

8.15 A Map for Wrecked Girls

A Map For Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor, August 15, 2017, Dial Books, 368 pages

Emma has always been moored by her older sister Henri. Until something happens that wrecks them both. Now Emma and Henri are shipwrecked along with a troubled boy and there’s no map to follow to find their way back home and to each other.

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8.15 Wicked Like A Wildfire

Wicked Like a Wildfire bu Lana Popovic, August 15, 2017, Katherine Tegen Books, 416 pages

“All the women in Iris and Malina’s family have the unique magical ability or “gleam” to manipulate beauty. Iris sees flowers as fractals and turns her kaleidoscope visions into glasswork, while Malina interprets moods as music. But their mother has strict rules to keep their gifts a secret, even in their secluded sea-side town. Iris and Malina are not allowed to share their magic with anyone, and above all, they are forbidden from falling in love.

But when their mother is mysteriously attacked, the sisters will have to unearth the truth behind the quiet lives their mother has built for them. They will discover a wicked curse that haunts their family line—but will they find that the very magic that bonds them together is destined to tear them apart forever?”- Goodreads

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Crystal Blade 8.15.17

Crystal Blade (Burning Glass #2) by Kathryn Purdie, August 15, 2017, Katherine Tegen Books, 384 pages

If you haven’t read Burning Glass Book 1, check out our First Reads Friday review.

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the art of feeling

The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims, August 15, 2017, HarperTeen, 336 pages

“Perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven’s New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places, this contemporary YA novel explores the friendship between a girl in constant pain and a boy who feels nothing at all.” – Goodreads

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8.15 Ferocious

Ferocious (Vicarious #2) by Paula Stokes, August 15, 2017, Tor Teen, 352 pages

“Paula Stokes returns to the world of Vicarious in this sequel, a high-action psychological thriller with a protagonist out for vengeance.”- Goodreads

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How to Disappear 8.15.17

How To Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat, August 15, 2017, HarperTeen, 384 pages

Vicky has always been invisible. But it was bearable because she had her best friend with her. When her best and only friends moves away, Vicky is truly alone. So she starts photoshopping herself into random people’s pictures under the name Vicurious. And suddenly Vicky is anything but invisible, well at least Vicurious is. But being seen comes with it’s own problems.

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August 22nd 

the dire king

The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter, August 22, 2017, Algonquin Young Readers, 352 pages

“The thrilling conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series the Chicago Tribune called “Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer” sends the eccentric detective and his indispensible assistant into the heart of a war between magical worlds.”- Goodreads

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The Rattled Bones 8.22.17

The Rattled Bones by S.M. Parker, August 22, 2017, Simon Pulse, 304 pages

“Unearthing years of buried secrets, Rilla Brae is haunted by ghostly visions tied to the tainted history of a mysterious island in this haunting novel from the author of The Girl Who Fell.”- Goodreads

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Dress Codes for Small Towns 8.29.17

Dress Code for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens, August 22, 2017, HarperTeen 352 pages

Tomboy Billie has always defied stereotypes and falling in love is no exception. When Billie finds herself falling from one of her closest guy friends and one of her female friends at the same time, Billie must figure out what she wants and if she has the nerve to go after it.

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Tigers Watch

Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember, August 22, 2017, Harmony Ink Press, 180 pages

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The Arsonist 8.22.17

The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes, August 22, 2017, Dial Books, 400 pages

Molly and Pepper are two unlikely teenagers who find themselves unraveling a nearly 30 year old murder.

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August 24, 2017

glow of fallen stars

The Glow of Fallen Stars (Ventura Saga #2) by Kate Ling, August 24, 2017, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 368 pages

“The follow-up to The Loneliness of Distant Beings, Kate Ling’s second book takes us on an incredible journey through love, loss and the strength of the human spirit. ” – Goodread

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August 29th 

8.29 Wonder Woman Warbringer

Wonder Woman Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo, August 29, 2017, Random House Books for Young Reader, 304 pages

Leigh Bardugo + Wonder Woman = AMAZING! Bring on WARBRINGER!

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the dazzling heights COVER TO COME

The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) by Katherine McGee, August 29, 2017, HarperCollins, 432 pages

The ending to The Thousandth Floor left us hanging on the ledge (literally). We can’t wait so the conclusion to this high rise cliffhanger!

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thirteen rising

Thirteen Rising (Zodiac #4) by Romina Russell, August 29, 2017, Razorbill, 350 pages

“Romina Russell’s epic sci-fi fantasy series reaches its breathtaking conclusion with this fourth and final novel.”- Goodreads

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Keep of the Ages

The Keep of the Ages (The Vault of Dreamers #3) by Caragh M. O’Brien, Roaring Press Books, 288 pages

“In the fast-paced, high-stakes conclusion to Caragh M. O’Brien’s Vault of Dreamers trilogy, Rosie travels to a derelict theme park to shut down dream mining once and for all.”- Goodreads

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all rights reserved

All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis, August 29, 2017, HarlequinTeen, 384 pages

“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 defiant and unexpected silence threatens to unravel the very fabric of society.” – Goodreads

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You dont know me but i know you 8.29.17

You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow, August 29, 2017, HarperTeen, 336 pages

Audrey has a letter 17 years old written by a mother will never know. Audrey was adopted. Now Audrey is pregnant and she must face the same decision the stranger who gave her up had to.

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The Big F

The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin, August 29, 2017, Swoon Reads, 304 pages

Danielle thought college was a sure thing, especially when her mother is the “college psychic” . But an F in senior English and a reject letter from the only college she applies to means Danielle better come up with a plan b, and fast!

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mask of shadows

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, August 29, 2017, SourceFire Books, 384 pages

Sallot Leon is a gender-fluid thief who plans to infiltrate the inner circle of the Queen by auditioning for her elite guard. But in this audition winners get into the guard and losers end up dead. Sal will need to use every trick in the book to survive.

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the broken world

The Broken World (Marked  Girl #2) by Lindsey Klingle, August 29, 2017, HarperTeen, 432 pages

“The adventures of three teen royals and foster girl Liv, which began in The Marked Girl, conclude in this exciting sequel.”- Goodreads

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Giveaway Time!

So now that you know what books to watch for in August, here’s your chance to win your favorite! Follow the directions below to win an August OTWB of your choice.

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  5. Contest ends at midnight EST on August 3rd.
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Good luck & Happy Reading!