New Book Releases August 2016

New Book Releases for August 2016

Looking for some new books to add to your to-be-read list this month?  Here are the young adult, adult, new adult and Christian fiction titles due for release in August 2016 that are on my to-read list. Click on the covers for full reviews.

Adult Fiction

Everything We KeepEverything We Keep – Kerry Lonsdale – Lake Union – Published 1 August 2016

Aimee’s life is turned upside down when her fiancé is proclaimed dead after being missing for months. Gone are her dreams of marrying her childhood sweetheart, starting a family and maybe even opening a restaurant of her own. But moving on with her life is hard when she has doubts that James is truly dead.

Adult fiction: Contemporary/ Mystery


Young Adult Fiction

How To Keep Rolling After A FallHow To Keep Rolling After A Fall – Karole Cozzo – Swoon Reads – Published 2 August 2016

After a cyber bullying incident turns her life upside down, a handsome wheelchair rugby player shows a former mean girl that everyone deserves a second chance.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.



You Before Anyone ElseYou Before Anyone Else – Julie Cross and Mark Perini – Sourcebooks Fire – Published 2 August 2016

New York City model Finley is fed up with hearing the same feedback at castings: she needs to take some serious action to wipe the “good girl” stamp from her resume.

Enter Eddie Wells. He’s shallow, predictable…and just as lost as Finley feels. Deep down, Finley is drawn to Eddie’s bravado, his intensity. Except Eddie is hiding something. A big something. And when it surfaces, both loving and leaving Finley will become so much harder.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary


UnitedUnited – Melissa Landers – Alienated #3 – EverAfter – Published 2 August 2016

Book 3 in the Alienated series.

After thwarting a deadly coup and saving the alliance between their worlds, Cara and Aelyx have finally earned a break. Their tiny island colony is everything they dreamed it would be―days spent gathering shells on the beach and nights in each other’s arms.

But the vacation is short-lived.

The treaty between Earth and L’eihr has awakened an ancient force that threatens to destroy them all.

Young adult fiction: Science fiction.


VicariousVicarious – Paula Stokes – Tor Teen – Published 16 August 2016

Winter Kim and her sister, Rose, have always been inseparable. Together, the two of them survived growing up in a Korean orphanage and being trafficked into the United States.

Now they work as digital stunt girls for Rose’s ex-boyfriend, Gideon, engaging in dangerous and enticing activities while recording their neural impulses for his Vicarious Sensory Experiences, or ViSEs. Whether it’s bungee jumping, shark diving, or grinding up against celebrities at the city’s hottest dance clubs, Gideon can make it happen for you, for a price.

When Rose disappears and a ViSE recording of her murder is delivered to Gideon, Winter won’t rest until she finds her sister’s killer.

Young adult fiction: Science fiction.


Poisoned BladePoisoned Blade – Kate Elliott – Court of Fives #2 – Little, Brown Books – Published 16 August 2016

Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives—the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons in her embattled kingdom. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes’s only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on Jes’s traveling party puts her at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos—the prince she still loves—is fighting against their country’s enemies. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal’s life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion…She must become a warrior.

Young adult fiction: Fantasy.


For This Life OnlyFor This Life Only – Stacey Kade – Simon and Schuster – Published 30 August 2016

Three minutes. Jacob Palmer died for three life-changing minutes.

And when he woke up, nothing was the same. Elijah, his twin brother, is dead, and his family is broken. Jace’s planned future is crushed, along with his pitching arm. Everyone keeps telling him that Eli’s in a better place, but Jace isn’t so sure. Because in those three minutes, there was nothing.

Overwhelmed by guilt and doubt, Jace struggles to adjust to this new version of the world, one without his brother, one without the certainties he once relied on. And then Thera comes into his life.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.


New Adult Fiction

It Ends With UsIt Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover – Atria Books – Published 2 August 2016

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up. She graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his no dating rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

New Adult Fiction: Contemporary.


Christian Fiction

Deadly EncounterDeadly Encounter – DiAnn Mills – Tyndale House Publishers – Published 1 August 2016

Stacy Broussard is a vet who also volunteers as an airport ranger. On one of her morning patrol rides around the airport’s perimeter, Stacy discovers a body, a drone and a yellow Labrador. FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc and his partner must investigate Stacy in this case of suspected terrorism, but the clues don’t match up, especially when Stacy is at the centre of further suspicious events. 

Adult fiction: Christian mystery/thriller


Burning for YouBurning for You – Susan May Warren – Montana Fire #3 – Susan May Warren Fiction – Published 2 August 2016

Smoke jumper Reuben Marshall harbors a deep regret—a split second decision he made that cost the life of his crew boss. His paralyzing grief has kept him from pursuing his long-burning interest in pretty, petite smoke jumper/bomber pilot Gilly Priest. Not that he has a prayer at winning her heart. Not only is she not interested in dating a teammate, she’s also the preacher’s daughter. And while Rueben’s not the chiefest of sinners, he’s no saint… 

Adult fiction: Christian contemporary.



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