August Releases I’m Excited to Read

Hello everyone! Today, I’m going to be talking about some August releases I haven’t read yet that I’m excited to- I’ve already read Heartbreak Boys and Boy Queen which I was really excited for both of and they were AMAZING so I definitely recommend them as well as the ones I’m mentioning here. Onto the post!



Death Sets Sail– if you have read pretty much any of my posts you’ll know I’m a diehard Mrder Most Unladylike fangirl, and I seriously can’t wait to read the Last book (even though I’m crying just thinking about saying goodbye to the Detective Society). I’ve loved these books since I was about 12 and I’ve grown up so much since then, and I can’t believe this is the end. But I’m sure this will be a fitting send off, given it’s set in Egypt on a cruise ship and will hopefully pay homage to Death on the Nile.

Villains in Venice– another exciting mystery release in August is the new Katherine Woodfine! I’ve been dying for this ever since Spies in St Petersburg ended on such a massive cliffhanger that left a life hanging in the balance. Sophie and Lil are wonderful characters, and I’ve loved the Taylor and Rose series even more than the original Sinclair’s books so far so hopefully this will also be amazing, especially given what a great setting Venice usually is! Return to Roar- I really like Jenny Mclachlan’s books so I’m dead excited to be part of the blog tour for this one! It’s the second in the Roar series, and it sees them go on another adventure in the land they visited as children, racing against time to find “the Box” before their scarecrow enemy Crowky.

Moonchild: Voyage of the Lost and Found- I have loved everything I’ve read by Aisha Bushby so far, and I’m really intrigued by the fact her work is getting more fantastical the more she releases! This one is an Arabian Nights inspired fantasy about a girl who lives at sea, with sea witch mothers, and I’m almost certain It’ll be amazing- Aisha’s writing is gorgeous and this sounds like a setting she’ll really bring to life with that!

Lu– I’m a bit behind on Jason Reynolds’ Run series but I definitely want to pick up both Sunny and this and finish them! They’re about a track team and the four newest members of it, and both the instalments I’ve read so far were fantastic so I’m really looking forward to getting to know Lu properly.

Every Little Piece of My Heart– I love Non Pratt’s books and she’s not had one out in AGES- I think her last release was actually 2018 but I’ve not read any since Truth or Dare. So I’m dying for this! It’s about a girl called Sophie whose best friend goes missing, and begins sending letters to people who she (seemingly) didn’t know very well via Sophie. I can’t wait to find out more!

The Love Square– I really liked Our Stop by this author last year, and her new release sounds really interesting too. It’s about a woman who’s caught between three men who she very unfortunately meets all at once, and her having to decide which one she wants to be with. I’m hoping for another feminist, funny romance here basically!

Our Story– Miranda Dickinson is an author I’ve wanted to try for absolutely ages, and her newest release is definitely on my radar. It’s about two TV writers who move in together pretty much straight after meeting (the Flatshare vibes here are very exciting!), and the will they won’t they romance that ensues.



Which books are you most excited for in August? Do you have any thoughts on the ones I’ve mentioned? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

Author: goldenbooksgirl

Middle grade/young adult book blogger

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