August 2015 Releases

Done with July 2015 Releases? Here are August 2015 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist. If reading this in a feed-reader, the formatting may be off. Click on the title to see the post properly at WordPress.

Amanda Panitch
Damage Done
Random House (AU: 3rd August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after. Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend. After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and a memory of those twenty-two minutes that refuses to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police. Now that she’s Lucy Black, her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school. And someone much more dangerous. She thought her brother’s crimes were behind her. But now she’s being forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind. How far will Julia go to keep her slate clean? One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning…

Natasha Preston
Awake
Sourcebooks Fire (US: 4th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Scarlett Garner doesn’t remember anything before the age of four – until a car accident changes everything. She starts to remember pieces of a past that frighten her. A past her parents hid from her…and a secret that could get her killed.

Kat Richardson
Revenant (Greywalker, Book 9)
Penguin Roc (US: 4th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Turmoil, sickness, and destruction are sweeping through Europe – and their effects are being felt all the way across the world in Seattle. Harper Blaine and her lover, Quinton, suspect that Quinton’s father, James Purlis – and his terrifying Ghost Division – is involved. Following a dark trail of grotesque crimes and black magic across the Old World, the pair slowly draws closer to their quarry. But finding and dismantling the Ghost Division won’t be enough to stop the horror that Purlis has unwittingly set in motion. An ancient and forgotten cult has allied with Quinton’s mad father. And their goals are far more nightmarish than Harper and Quinton – or even Purlis – could ever imagine.

Madeleine Roux
The Bone Artists (Asylum, Novella)
HarperCollins Epic Reads Impulse (US & AU: 4th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)

When Dan, Abby, and Jordan meet Oliver in Catacomb – the third book in the Asylum series – he is a mysterious young antiques dealer with a dark past. But before he was stuck in America’s most haunted city, he was a teenager with a bright future ahead of him. In this story, we find Oliver saving up to attend his dream college in the fall and leave behind his family’s New Orleans antique shop for good. And if his job just happens to involve robbing graves for a group calling themselves the Bone Artists, well – money is money, and it’s only for now. But Oliver soon learns that the Bone Artists don’t take kindly to deserters. And there are some debts that can never be repaid.

Kim Harrison
Sideswiped (Peri Reed Chronicles, Novella/Short story)
Simon & Schuster Pocket Star (US & CA: 10th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (CA)

Silas’s radical theory that drafters are not replaying time as much as they are temporarily sliding into an alternate universe has never been well-received, but frankly, the darling of Opti’s research has enough clout not to care, until a professor with a grudge tries to put a permanent end to it. Love can’t alter time, and sometimes, even being able to rub out a single mistake isn’t enough…

Sophie Littlefield
The Guilty One
Simon & Schuster Gallery (US & CA: 11th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Maris’s safe suburban world was shattered the day her daughter was found murdered, presumably at the hands of the young woman’s boyfriend. Her marriage crumbling, her routine shattered, Maris walks away from her pampered life as a Bay Area mom the day she receives a call from Ron, father of her daughter’s killer. Wracked with guilt over his son’s actions (and his own possible contribution to them), he asks Maris a single question: should he jump? With a man’s life in her hands, Maris must decide, perhaps for the first time, what she truly wants. Retribution? Forgiveness? Or something more? Having lost everything, she’s finally free to recreate herself without the confining labels of “wife,” “mother,” or “mourner.” But will this shocking offer free her, or destroy her?

Kelley Armstrong
Deceptions (Cainsville, Book 3)
Penguin Dutton (US: 18th August 2015); Hachette Little, Brown Sphere (UK & AU: 18th August 2015); Random House (CA: 18th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

When Olivia’s life exploded – after she found out she was not the only child of a privileged Chicago family, but of a notorious pair of serial killers – she found a refuge in the oddly secluded but welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois. Working with Gabriel Walsh, a precociously successful criminal lawyer with links to the town, she managed to partially clear her parents’ name in an investigation that also revealed darker forces at work in the town that had offered her a haven. Fleeing Cainsville after she is almost killed, Olivia finds herself not only the target of the Cainsville elders and of the Huntsmen, but also of her ex-fiancé, James, who stalks her and even tries to have her kidnapped. All this as her feelings for Ricky deepen, and confusingly her feelings for Gabriel too. Visions continue to haunt her: particularly a little blond girl in a green sundress who insists she has an important message for Olivia, and holds out in her palm a black stone and a white stone that swirl together to create a balance of light and dark. Death stalks them all, as Olivia desperately searches to understand whether ancient scripts are dictating the triangle that links her to Gabriel and Ricky, or whether she has the power to change the tragic outcome.

Phoebe North
Starbreak (Starglass, Book 2)
Simon & Schuster (US & CA: 18th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

The Asherah has finally reached Zehava, the long-promised planet. There, Terra finds harsh conditions and a familiar foe – Aleksandra Wolff, leader of her ship’s rebel forces. As Terra and Aleksandra lock horns about how best to reach the alien city, they encounter violent beasts – and dangerous hunters. It’s only when they’re taken to the city as prisoners that Terra finally discovers Vadix, the boy who has haunted her dreams. But Vadix has a dark past of his own, and Aleksandra is intent on using violence to lead their tiny band to freedom. When the rebel leader gets humanity expelled from the planet, it’s up to Terra, with Vadix by her side, to unite her people – and to forge an alliance with the alien hosts, who want nothing more than to see humanity gone forever.

Alexandra Sirowy
The Creeping
Simon & Schuster (US, UK, CA, & AU: 18th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Twelve years ago Stella and Jeanie vanished while picking strawberries. Stella returned minutes later, with no memory of what happened. Jeanie was never seen or heard from again. Now Stella is seventeen, and she’s over it. She’s the lucky one who survived, and sure, the case is still cloaked in mystery – and it’s her small town’s ugly legacy – but Stella is focused on the coming summer. She’s got a great best friend, a hook-up with an irresistibly crooked smile, and two months of beach days stretching out before her. Then along comes a corpse, a little girl who washes up in an ancient cemetery after a mudslide, and who has red hair just like Jeanie did. Suddenly memories of that haunting day begin to return, and when Stella discovers that other red-headed girls have gone missing as well, she begins to suspect that something sinister is at work. And before the summer ends, Stella will learn the hard way that if you hunt for monsters, you will find them.

Melinda Braun
Stranded
Simon & Schuster Pulse (US, UK, CA, & AU: 25th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Plagued with guilt after surviving the car accident that took her sister’s life, Emma ventures into the rugged and mysterious wilderness of the Boundary Waters in search of some much needed peace. But when a freak windstorm kills her guide, Emma and a handful of other campers are forced to fend for themselves. Lost, hungry, and exhausted, the small group must rely on their survival instincts as they travel through the forest towards Lake Superior. But the Boundary Waters is vast and unpredictable, and as the days drag on, it becomes clear that the group is no match for what Mother Nature has in store – and time is running out. As they continue to battle the elements, Emma realises that nature isn’t her only threat: there’s one camper who will do whatever it takes to make it out of the Boundary Waters alive. Even if he’s the only one…

Cat Clarke
The Lost and the Found
Hachette Quercus (AU: 25th August 2015)
Buy (UK) Buy (Worldwide)

When six-year-old Laurel Logan was abducted, the only witness was her younger sister. Faith’s childhood was dominated by Laurel’s disappearance – from her parents’ broken marriage and the constant media attention to dealing with so-called friends who only ever wanted to talk about her sister. Thirteen years later, a young woman is found in the garden of the Logans’ old house, disorientated and clutching the teddy bear Laurel was last seen with. Laurel is home at last, safe and sound. Faith always dreamed of getting her sister back, without ever truly believing it would happen. But a disturbing series of events leaves Faith increasingly isolated and paranoid, and before long she begins to wonder if everything that’s lost can be found again…

Marie Lu
The Young Elites (The Young Elites, Book 1)
Penguin Speak (US: 25th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumoured to possess more than just scars – they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites. Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen. Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fight a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

Richelle Mead
Succubus Heat (Georgina Kincaid, Book 4)
Kensington Zebra (US: 25th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Seattle based shape-shifting succubus Georgina Kincaid gets her energy from seducing mortal men. Fortunately, she can have any man she wants – except the one she’s in love with. Because unfortunately, her lovers always pay – with their souls… Thanks to her foul mood over breaking up with bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, Georgina has been so wicked that Seattle’s über-demon, Jerome, decides to “outsource” her to a rival – and have her spy for him in the process. It’s a chilly proposition, since she’ll be exiled to the frozen north, aka Vancouver, leaving Seth and his new girlfriend to turn up the heat. But soon there’s a bright spot… When Jerome is kidnapped, all his immortals, including Georgina, mysteriously lose their powers – meaning there’s nothing to keep her from getting down and dirty with Seth. Except his girlfriend, that is. Georgina will just have to deal with it, plus rescue her boss, contend with Jerome’s amorous rival, and figure out if everyone involved is being played – or all hell will break loose…

Dawn Metcalf
Insidious (The Twixt, Book 3)
Harlequin Teen (US: 25th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Joy Malone finally knows who she is, where she comes from and how to live in two worlds at once. And now she can introduce her family and friends to her mysterious boyfriend, Indelible Ink. But when Ink’s twin sister, Invisible Inq, calls in a favour, Joy must accept a dangerous mission to find a forgotten door between worlds – a door hiding a secret that some will kill to keep. Unseen enemies, treasonous magic and an unthinkable betrayal threaten both the Twixt and human worlds as Joy races to expose an ancient conspiracy and unleash the unalterable truth – some secrets cannot remain secret forever.

Amy Christine Parker
Astray (Gated, Book 2)
Random House Ember (US & CA: 25th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Lyla Hamilton almost died escaping the Community. In her new life, the outsiders call the Community a cult. They don’t understand how easy it was to believe. How good it felt to belong. “Normal” life – high school and dating – is harder than Lyla expected. The Community is willing to do terrible things to bring her back to the fold. The members are still preaching Pioneer’s twisted message that the end of the world is near. Pulled in two directions and unsure which way to turn, Lyla risks everything to follow her heart, but can she uncover the Community’s plan before it’s too late?

Josephine Angelini
Firewalker (Worldwalker, Book 2)
Firewalker (UK: 27th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Lily Proctor has made it back to her own universe, and it’s finally time for her and Rowan to be happy and relax. True, she almost died in the Pyre that fuelled their escape, and they must hide her new magic for the safety of the world, but compared to fighting the monstrous Woven and leading armies in the alternate Salem, life is looking good. Unfortunately, Lillian, ruthless ruler of the 13 Cities, is not willing to let Lily go that easily. Lily is the closest version of herself she’s ever seen in all her worldwalking, and Lillian’s running out of time. If she can’t persuade Lily and Rowan to return to her world, she’ll have to find a way to make them come back.

Veronica Roth
Four (Divergent, Anthology)
HarperCollins (UK: 27th August 2015)
Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Readers first encountered Tobias Eaton as “Four” in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Readers will find more of this charismatic character’s back-story told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When read together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias Eaton’s life. The first three pieces in this volume – “The Transfer,” “The Initiate,” and “The Son” – follow Tobias’s transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions. The fourth story, “The Traitor,” runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving readers a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty – and love – that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior. Exclusive scenes included!

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