Wondering what to read now? If you’re looking for book suggestions, look no further! Here are all the hot new August 2018 book releases for you. I’ll let you know what I’ve read, what I can’t wait to read, and what’s getting all the attention this month.
Who doesn’t love finding a new book to read?
As part of my new focus on books, I’ve decided to run a series on the best new books that come out each month. At the beginning of each month, I’ll share a list of all the exciting new releases that you can get your hands on right away.
This month, I’ve scoured the bestseller lists along with the word of mouth recommendations to compile a list of July and August’s best new books.
I hope you find something awesome to read!
Best New August 2018 Book Releases
Rust & Stardust
Based on the true story that served as the inspiration for Nabokov’s infamous novel Lolita, T. Greenwood’s novel is one of August’s best new books. In 1948, eleven-year-old Sally Horner is abducted and held prisoner for two years by Frank LaSalle. While not an easy read, Greenwood beautifully explores the effect of such an awful crime have on all the individuals involved.
The Darkest Legacy
The fourth book in The Darkest Minds series, Alexandra’s latest novel continues to explore a dystopian future full of psychic powers. With the end of the rehabilitation camps that imprisoned her and the Psi kids, Zu Kimura is determined to work with the government to protect the rights of Psi kids. When she is accused of a horrifying crime, she must go on the run to clear her name and fight against those who seek to return the Psi kids into the shadows.
R. O. Kwon
Blaming herself for her mother’s death, Phoebe Lin enters the elite Edwards University and meets Will Kendall, who quickly falls in love with her. Phoebe’s guilt and grief lead her into a secretive extremist cult with ties to domestic terrorism. Can Will stop her from going too far? Named the #1 pick by Indie Next List, The Incendiaries is one of August’s best new books.
The Light Between Us
Determined to prove everyone wrong, post-graduate student Thea is determined to show that time travel can exist. But when one of her experiments goes terribly wrong, she must turn to Isaac, the boy who got away, to help make it right. For its intriguing mixture of science fiction and romance, The Light Between Us is one of August’s best new books.
To the Bridge
On May 23, 2009, Amanda Stott-Smith drove to a bridge in Portland, Oregon, and threw her two children over the railing, killing her four-year-old son. Journalist Nancy Rommelmann investigates how a mother could bring herself to murder her children and what we can learn from this unspeakable tragedy.
Best New Books I am Dying to Read
On a seemingly normal day, Fiona Lawson comes home to her house to find a strange family moving in. Shocked and confused, Fiona reaches out to her ex-husband Bram, only to find he has disappeared along with their two sons. As the tangled web of lies comes crashing down upon Fiona, you’ll find this plenty of twists and turns in this new novel.
The Summer Wives
In the Long Island Sound, Winthrop Island is split between the rich socialites with their summer homes and the locals simply trying to make a living. Returning after almost 20 years, Miranda Thomas, now a famous actress, is determined to root out all of the island’s dark secrets and get justice for the man that she loves.
It’s love at first sight for Sarah and Eddie. Their first seven days together pass in a whirlwind of perfect days. Then Eddie leaves on a vacation and just vanishes. Is he just blowing her off or is there something else going on? Writing under her own name for the first time instead of the pseudonym Lucy Robinson, Rosie Walsh delivers one of August’s best new books that will keep you at the edge of your seat.
To her father, little seven-year-old Hanna seems is a perfect little angel. She loves her daddy above all else … and doesn’t want to share his affection, not even with her mother. Suzette begins to suspect that there might be something very wrong with her little girl. As Hanna’s aggression toward Suzette escalates, the suspense of this psychological thriller rated this book a place on August’s best new books.
These Rebel Waves
Joining August’s best new books is Sara Raasch’s new young adult fantasy series full of political intrigue and non-stop action. Thrown to together, the soldier Lu, the pirate Devereux and the crown prince Benat set off on a quest to hopefully bring peace to a world full of war and magic.
The Last Time I Lied
Two Truths and a Lie. During her first year at summer camp, Emma Davis used to play that game all the time with her friends. Until one night all three disappear. Now fifteen years later, Emma returns to Camp Nightingale as an instructor, hoping to find out what happened to her friends.
The daughter of the town moneylender, Miryem decides to take it upon herself to collect the debts owed to her family. When her reputation for turning silver pennies into gold starts to spread, Miryem finds herself over her head when creatures who haunt the woods want to exploit her ability. This list of August’s best new books would not be complete without this intriguing spin on the Rumplestiltskin fairy tale.
What August 2018 Book Releases are You Most Excited to Read?
What books can you not wait to get your hands on this month? Did I miss any July or August 2018 book releases that you are anticipating? As always, let me know in the comments!
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