Wednesday 27 July 2011

Hot Books For August

When I spoke to the publishers, they all told me that August would be a quiet month in the publishing world, but watch out for September! Luckily there are some fabulous books coming our way in August, but I am doing one post to highlight them this month.

Orion Children's Books

Orion are bringing out the 3rd and 4th books in the Adventure Island series. The Mystery of the Hidden Gold and The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece, both by Helen Moss. You may remember I reviewed the first book in the series, The Mystery of the Whistling Caves here. If you are a lover of Enid Blyton books, then this series is really one for you. Helen even has a fabulous new website to support the books which will be ideal to distract the kids during the summer holidays. Click here to find out more.

Chicken House Books
Chicken House are publishing the second book in James Dashner's series called The Scorch Trials. 
Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to.....

To find out more, click here.

Hodder and Stoughton
August sees the release of the paperback version of the highly successful Delirium. Click here to find out more. I reviewed this at the beginning of the year, so here is my review. 

For all you Lisa Jackson fans, here is Without Mercy, a spinetingling suspense novel set in a school. To find out more click here. 

Random House Children's Books

Described as The Handmaid's Tale meets Sweet Valley High. This dystopian novel reaches the shelves on the 4th of August. Click here to find out more. 

Templar Publishing
Isn't this cover just adorable? This is the sequel to The Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson and will be released on the 4th of August. This is a book set in Regency England which follows the adventures of a 12 year old girl. I am on the blog tour for this book. Click here for more details. 

Bloomsbury Books
August sees the release of the sixth book in Obernewtyn Chronicles, The Stone Key. I am not familiar with this series, but it looks really appealing. Click here to find out more. 

This is the third book in The Declaration series and from what I have read, this is a mind blowing ending. Click here to read more.

This book is scaring the hell out of me! Doc Mortis is the fourth book in the delightfully dark Invisible Fiends series. Be prepared to be scared. I am part of the blog tour for this book,which will reveal an exclusive short story just for the blog tour. Click here to find out more. 
Catnip Publishing
The Stolen Sister by Joan Linguard will be available to buy this August. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a picture of the cover to include in the post. All I know is that it is part of the Elfie and Joe trilogy set in Victorian times. 

Simon And Schuster
I am really excited to see this book being released. I read it and reviewed it yesterday and found it a thrilling read, especially as it is written by a debut author. Full of tension and romance, a real  gripping read. To find out more, click here. 

Isn't this just a beautiful cover? This is a historical YA novel set in the time of Queen Elizabeth I. For more information, click here.

Simon and Schuster are also republishing Sophie McKenzie's debut book, Girl Missing too.

Egmont Publishing.
This debut book is released on the 1st of August. The best way to describe this book is that it not about 9/11, but none of the events in the book would have happened if it hadn't occurred. I have your interest now, don't I? I will be part of the blog tour for this book too. To find out more, click here.

For the younger readers, Agatha Parrot and the Floating Head. This book sounds hilarious as it details Agatha's adventures during school time. For more information, click here. 

Pan Macmillan
The second book in the Riley Bloom series, this is a  'suspenseful and heart-warming novel about the great hereafter. . .' To find out more, click here. 

Another series revealing its second book is The Demon Trappers. Jana Oliver brings us Forbidden, where Riley struggles with her new identity as a demon trapper. Click here for more information. 

From an author described as being as witty as Louise Rennison but as insightful as Jacqueline Wilson, we see the publication of  Lottie Biggs is Not Tragic, it seems Lottie's life is going a little bit pear shaped. Click here to find out more. 

There are four books in this series and each cover is to die for.  August sees the release of A Kiss At Midnight, which is the first in the Regency quartet. This book is an interpretation of Cinderella. To find out more, click here. 

 I can't help it, I adore this cover! This is so different from the books I normally read, yet I am drawn to it. It is a debut novel that is set in London around the time of the plague. The author has won been shortlisted for quite a few awards. For more information, click here. 

A fantastic summer sizzler for the beach. This one is set on the island of Capri, around a glamorous media law firm. For more information, click here.

 This is a prequal to Mistress of Rome,which was a big seller when it came out. It chronicles the Year of the Four Emperors, where the streets ran with blood. Sounds intriguing. Want to know more? Click here. 

Atom Books
Not sure if this is definitely the right cover as there seem to be two versions of it. Anyway Hades is the second installment in the series which began with Halo last year, where good versus evil as God sends down his angels to help. I really enjoyed Halo and look forward to reading this one too. Click here for more information.

Now I have saved the most anticipated book of the bunch until last. I know for a fact that Bookangel Emma will be squeeing with delight at the release of this one. This is the third installment of the Prophecies series and highly anticipated by most book bloggers. To find out more, click here.

So there you go. All the new publications that have caught my interest for the month of August. Which ones do you like the look of?


  1. I have got to read Delirium! And I think that cover merits an exception from my usual dislike of covers with pictures of real people. I love how expressive that girl looks.

  2. Thanks for sharing those sizzling August news, Vivienne.

    I like the paperback cover for Delirium, it is different in a good way.

    Hunting Lila has almost the exact same cover as the Norwegian cover for Heist Society by Ally Carter. There are some minor differences as the color/pattern on the dress.

  3. such great finds viv! Delirium is at the top of my wishlist! Love the cover on A Kiss At Midnight.

  4. Occasionally I pop over from a blog I read regularly to check out others. Perhaps I shouldn't have looked at yours today - I see several books that look very interesting, but don't need to add to my huge TBR pile!!

    Still, I must check out the Charlotte Betts and the Kate Quinn.

  5. Loads and loads of books that I want to read!!

    I'm really disappointed in the Delirium cover - I really liked the hardback one, but I think the paperback is actually quite ugly.

    Great post!

  6. Wow, a lot of great sounding books! I'd love to read Bumped and I'll definitely be reading Hades since I really enjoyed Halo.

  7. *puts head down* *wanders over to amazon* I know this post would do this to me! :(

  8. *puts head down* *wanders over to amazon* I know this post would do this to me! :(

  9. Nymeth - I think I prefer the hardback cover. I just like the blue and black. I hope you enjoy it, if you get to read it.

    Bermudaonion - say no more!

    Mari - I wish they wouldn't use the same picture for covers.It really is annoying.

    Naida - Delirium is fab. I can't wait to read A Kiss At Midnight too.

    Kelly - sorry for adding to your pile!

    Jules - it isn't one of my favourites either. I much prefer the hardback.

    Blodeuedd - so many I have!

    Darlene - I definitely want to read Hades. I loved Halo.

    Raimy - I did warn you not to visit.

  10. I read Delirium when it was available on netgalley and have been waiting for the paperback release. Plus, now I know what to buy my sister for her birthday :)

    I love love love the cover for A Tangle of Magicks and am now desperate to get my hands on the first book of the series so I can read this one too.

  11. I know, it is so boring. I want new and refreshing covers :)

  12. Great list and thanks for splitting them up into publishers, good idea =)

  13. Wow there really are some terrific books coming out - thanks for the round up :D

  14. I love the Tangle of Magicks cover!

    Great blog btw!

    Are you on Goodreads?


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