What new YA books release this week? (August 28)


What August YA books release this week? We have a list of this week’s new YA books!

by Lizzie Colt
Publisher: Nine Star Press
Release date: August 20th
Princess Mellie discovers a chance to break the curse that turns her into a dragon at night, but it will take a quest with a brave female warrior who has developed an attraction for the princess.

Brave Enough by Kati Gardner
Publisher: Flux
Release date: August 21st
Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. But that’s about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it’s much worse than anyone imagines.

Losing the Field (The Field Party #4) by Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: August 21st
Revenge wasn’t a pretty thing. Tallulah Liddell had found it was rather controlling. The way you looked at life changed completely when you clung to the ugly notion. But she’d done it anyway.

The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: August 21st
Grace has Asperger’s, a horse, and a best friend who understands her, which is pretty much all she needs, but when she kisses Gabe and things start to change everything threatens to fall apart.

To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release date: August 21st
Between her mom’s diet-helicoptering, missing her sister, and worrying about her collegiate future, Savvy has enough to worry about. Then she meets George, the cute new kid with insecurities of his own.

The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: August 21st
Penny, an aspiring journalist, teams up with the nerdy boy-next-door and the town’s star quarterback to find her conspiracy theorist father after he goes missing and several people turn up dead in the woods.

We Regret to Inform You by A.E. Kaplan
Publisher: Knopf
Release date: August 21st
When Mischa is rejected not only by the Ivies, but her loathsome safety school, she is devastated. As Mischa grapples with an uncertain future, she questions how this could have happened in the first place.

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Publisher: Dial Books
Release date: August 28th
Darius Kellner is about to take his first-ever trip to Iran, and it’s pretty overwhelming–especially when he’s also dealing with clinical depression, a disapproving dad, and a chronically anaemic social life.

Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: August 28th
Embry Woods has a secret about what happened that night at the Sea Cliff Inn. The fire. The homeless guy. Everyone thinks Embry is a hero, too, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

In Another Time by Caroline Leech
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: August 28th
It’s 1942, and Maisie McCall is in the Scottish Highlands doing her bit for the war effort as a Women’s Timber Corps lumberjill. Maisie relishes her friendships—especially with enigmatic John Lindsay.

Mirage (Mirage #1) Somaiya Daud
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Release date: August 28th
Amani is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel Princess Maram and will serve as her new body double.

Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: August 28th
Chaya Lindner is a teenager living in Nazi-occupied Poland. Simply being Jewish places her in danger. After her family is taken, Chaya joins a resistance cell, determined to make a difference.

Ruin of Stars (Mask of Shadows #2) by Linsey Miller
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: August 28th
As one of the Queen’s elite assassins, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and permission to hunt down the lords who killed their family. But Sal still has to figure out who the culprits are.

Seafire (Seafire #1) by Natalie C. Parker
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: August 28th
After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous seas with a crew of women just like her.

The Second Life of Ava Rivers by Faith Gardner
Publisher: Razorbill
Release date: August 28th
Ava’s disappearance was the crack in the Rivers family glacier. I wish I could explain to you how we were before, but I can’t, because the before is so filmy and shadowed with the after.

Splendor and Spark by Mary Taranta
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: August 28th
Faris has given up love to save her sister’s life and the dying kingdom of Avinea, but will her sacrifices be enough to overcome the poisoned magic and villains surrounding her on all sides?

Toil & Trouble by Various YA Authors
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release date: August 28th
A young adult fiction anthology of stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era.

That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
Publisher: Scholastic
Release date: August 28th
It’s been three years since Sarah, was killed during a mass shooting. Everyone knows that she died proclaiming her faith. Sarah’s martyrdom is important to a lot of people. But it’s not true.

The Towering Sky (The Thousandth Floor #3) by Katherine McGee
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: August 28th
Leda, Watt, Rylin, Avery and Calliope are all struggling to hide the biggest secrets of all, secrets that could destroy everything, and send their perfect worlds toppling over the edge.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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