2017 August Book Releases // ft. my return to life, squealing and the disappearance of my money

I have come back from the land of the dead!

(Also known as perhaps the land of reality. Ew.)

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a while since I last posted, or interacted with most of you, and for that I… shall hide can say nothing other than it’s good to be back? I’m SO sorry for my lack of interaction, agh, July was just such a crazy month for me (so much for summer vacation SIGH).

I’m slowly (and I mean, S L  O W  L Y) making my way through my feed and comments–I swear I haven’t forgotten about you guys! ❤ Let’s talk more pleaaaaase I missed you.

So, I have a new blog spread for my bullet journal, I have my thinking cap on (yeah, idk either), aaaaand it’s the start of August! (HOW.) Which obviously means new books to add to my, and your TBR!! Woo! You’re very welcome. *nods deviously*

August 1st

Sparks of Light by Janet B. Taylor (Into the Dim #2): This is a.. time travelling series I believe? Haven’t read it, but, for those of you who did and are interested, well there you go!

Venturess by Betsy Cornwall (Mechanica #2): Okay, am I the only one who remembers how popular Mechanica was back when it was first released in 2015? No? Now I feel old. BUT STILL. I lost interest now, but it’s a Cinderella retelling! Retellings = yes please.

The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby: Girl has fatal accident. Can’t remember the details of her old life. Feels an inexplicable connection to the male that saved her life. Etc etc. Wow when did I become so salty eep. Won’t lie, it sounds pretty generic but it has potential! So who knows?

Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock: Awww a contemporary romance where a girl and a guy become more than friends. Never heard of this one before. Nope. But I’m kind of a sucker for fluffy romances anyway? 🙂

We Now Return to Regular Life by Martin Wilson: Okay, I NEED this book. It sounds absolutely heart-wrenching, but so so so important! It’s about Sam, a kidnapped boy who is finally found, but who faced horrible abuse. It also shares the story (I think) of Josh, his friend, and explores the power of being an ally and friend and GAH. I NEED.

The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski: Oh, I’ve seen a few people talk about this book! It sounds so interesting, about a missing father, and some sinister woods or whatnot. And this is why I can never be a marketing person.

August 8th

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert: From the reviews and the description I’ve read, this sounds AMAZING. TONS of diversity, found in the main character, who is a POC as well as bisexual, and who has a brother with bipolar disorder. The side characters are also diverse, with many on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, as well as POC. I KNOW. It’s a dream.  

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta: I’m getting strong sister vibes! So obviouslyyyy <3. And it also sounds like it has an intricate magic world which I’m all for.

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee: A Chinese MC with asian mythology? SIGN ME UP. From the reviews I’ve read, this is a really good debut!

The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian: This book features an Iranian-American MC and a story about self-discovery! I’m all for character-driven stories, and I LOVE the diversity aspect of it as well.

The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones: So this girl makes a deal with a demon (does NO ONE in these stories read? Or have common sense?) to trade her heart to escape her home, aaaand then stuff happens. I’m so good at predicting things! 🙂

Reunited by Colleen Houck (Reawakened #3): Okay, I’m gonna admit that I’ve actually lost interest in this series?? I might still read it someday, but probably when the books are all released… The cover is pretty though!

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle: This was first published on June this year, but there’s another hardcover edition being released this month and because I missed this when it was first released, I just had to put it here because I looooooved The Accident Season so much?? So #yes.

In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody: I’m gonna be honest, I mostly stumbled on this book because I was looking for another book to complete my gallery thing here, BUT. It’s about this girl who discovers how her life would’ve been if she had made the choice to go to a different school, and hey, didn’t we all have that thought sometime? Just me? Okay.

This Is Not the End by Chandler Baker: RESURRECTION. Tbh that’s the only part of the synopsis that stayed in my head because it was full of very flowery, slightly generic “secrets, betrayal and whatnot” going on. But it sounds good!! (I’m so great at this.)

August 15th

Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic (Hibiscus Daughter #1): I’m getting really strong sister vibes with this one! Also, MAGIC. (And there of course has to be forbidden loveeeee because when is there not. Ahem.)

The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims: Ahhh this was pitched for fans of All the Bright Places and I NEED. It also seems to be a novel of friendship?? Between a girl and a boy, moreover? (*gasps everywhere*) I am seriously predicting it will turn into a romance though but whatever, I really want to read this bookkkk.

A Map for Wrecked Girls by Jessica Taylor: Sister vibessss YAY! I am slightly concerned the focus on the romance will overshadow the sister plot, but hey, this still sounds so good. ❤

Crystal Blade by Kathryn Purdie (Burning Glass #2): I haven’t read the first book, so I haven’t really read the synopsis for this one, but the covers for these books are so prettyyyy! I’ve been planning to pick up this series. Erm, not for the covers, psh, how shallow do you think I am?

August 22nd

The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes: This girl is on fireeeeeeee! Sorry, I had to. Full of not-your-average-and-regular characters and mystery! AND FIRE. I hope think.

The Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember (Ashes of Gold #1): From what I’ve heard Julia Ember’s books have lots of diversity and yay for fantasy!

Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens: Ohh I love the self-discovery vibes of this one! Featuring a questioning main character on the LGBT+ spectrum, this sounds like such a lovely read.

August 29th

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (DC Icons #1): AND NOW WE FINALLY GET TO WONDER WOMAN!!! *commences squealing* *dies of excitement* In case you didn’t know, Leigh Bardugo is one of my FAVOURITE authors ever! (Seriously, I will dieeee with the Six of Crows duology.) I absolutely cannot wait for Wonder Woman ahhfkefjoewjfwencj, it’s one of my most anticipated for this whole YEAR. *Breathe, Analee, breathe*

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller: A genderfluid MC in a fantasy novel!! Yesyesyesyesyes PLEASE.

Thirteen Rising by Romina Russell (Zodiac #4): Ohh it’s finally the fourth and last book! I’ve been meaning to pick up this series but I’ve been waiting for the series to be complete first lol.

The Dazzling Heights by Katherine McGee (The Thousandth Floor #2): I loooove the covers and fonts of these books! I still haven’t picked up The Thousandth Floor yet, buuuut I want to? That counts for something, right?

Aaalright that’s it for some of the books releasing this month! Can anyone guess which book I’m looking forward to the most??? WONDER WOMAN WONDER WOMAN WONDER WOMAN!

There are soooo many books I can’t wait for though, there seems to be so many incredible reads being released this month! #byesavings Tell me: Which of these books are you looking forward to the most?

AND BONUS: Tell me the most exciting thing that’s happened to you in July or so far in August! For me, it’s probably going to Calypso, which is a water park a little bit outside Ottawa. I totally got sunburnt (blech) but I had ice cream and water slides! So I #win. (Shh, sunburn, you don’t exist.)

Now your turn, GO! (And don’t forget the books!) I love you guys, I hope you’re all doing well! HUGS!

48 thoughts on “2017 August Book Releases // ft. my return to life, squealing and the disappearance of my money

  1. Great list!! I unfortunately ended up adding a bunch of things to my already-long TBR, oops. But without a doubt, I am soooo looking forward to Wonder Woman!! 😀 I will read ANYTHING Leigh Bardugo writes, and after watching the movie, I need more of Diana.

    I guess something exciting was that I pulled two all-nighters working on Real Life Stuff… so that was fun, I guess…. *cries from sleep deprivation*

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    But OMG all these fabulous releases I don't even know where to start!!! I've just finished Just Friends and I thought it was cute and a great beach read! I'm currently reading The Tiger's Watch and I'm only on chapter 2 but OH MY GOD I LOVE IT ALREADY. SO DIVERSE. SO GOOD. 10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND.


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  3. I read and loved a bunch of these: Spellbook, Dress Codes, The Dazzling Heights, The Art of Feeling, Wicked Like a Wildfire, The Authentics, Sparks of Light (all 4.5 – 5 stars for me). The Art of Feeling was surprising my favorite. The Secret History of Us was good, but left me a little wanting with the ending. I really want to read This is Not the End and Genie Lo. They both look awesome.

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  4. Well nothing that exciting has happened to me lately, but in July I finished reading The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson and I really liked it. 🙂 And tomorrow I am going to see my friend in a musical she’s in, so I guess that’s exciting. 😀 She’s playing an evil scientist with a Russian accent. XD

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    • Oh yay, that’s good! I’ve read so little books lately. I’m going to have to check out that one! Ahhh that is SO exciting!! Omg yesss I would totally see this musical for that scientist. 😂 Have fun!!



    I just opened like 13 new tabs what is this. 🙈 But AGAHAHAGHAHA I’m soooo excited for WW! LEIGH BARDUGO AAAAGH. I’m also looking forward to Wicked Like a Wildfire and also A Map for Wrecked Girls. SO MANY PRETTY COVERS FOR AUGUST. 😍 Genie Lo looks GREAT, Shimmer and Burn has that gorgeous cover omg, Little and Lion also looks pretty good, I just heard of Spellbook today but it looks so cool!!!

    Um… best moment for July? Well I went to Banff and that was just AMAZING! So pretty agagaha. 😍 Can I say worst moment as well? I saw the author lineup for a book fest near me with Marie!!! Lu!!! (one of my favs), Adam Silvera, Sandhya Menon, Anna-Marie McLemore, and SO many other awesome authors of YA books I really want to read! Like, A LOT. 15+ authors I’d like to get books signed by. But it turns out I’m flying to California that exact same day… and I just… 😭😭 Heartbroken. MARIEEEEE LUUUUUUU. (Also lmao why is this so long I’m sorry you had to experience all my whining. ❤)


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      😂 My life. AND I KNOW RIGHT!!! Leigh Bardugo is actually the BEST and I can’t wait for WW ahhhhh!! YES! Pretty covers galore!! Ahhh so many amazing books how shall we ever keep up??

      YES! That must’ve been amazing, your photos were so stunning ahhh. 😍😍 Oh gosh!! Marie Lu, Adam Silvera, ahh what a dream. That’s awfullll that you have to miss it!! 😭😭 WHYYYY they were so close omg my heart BREAKS for you, I would NOT be able to deal with that haha. SENDING YOU CUPCAKES! And chocolate!! Because sweets makes life better??? 🍫❤


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  6. I MISSED YOU ANALEE, glad to see you back on here! ❤ ❤ And thank you for these wonderful ne releases, I LOVE IT SO MUCH and have so many of these on my TBR. I have bought and am reading The Spellbook of Lost and Found at the moment, I'm really enjoying it, it is such a weird atmosphere in this story.
    And so many sister vibes in this month's releases, Wicked Like a Wildfire and A Map of Wrecked Girls, ahhh.
    Have a great month! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Aahhh I MISSED YOU TOO!! ❤😘 EEP I’m so glad to hear that!! There are SO many new books coming out omg. Ahhh really?! That’s amazing, I’ve been meaning to buy that sometime. Yes! Sister vibessss are the best omg. 😍👯
      THANK YOU LOVELY!! Right back at you! 💕💕

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  7. The Spell Book of Lost & Found is by Moïra Fowley-Doyle? OMGGG, I loved The Accident Season by her and saw this in my bookshop. I should have gotten it! EEP, Wonder Woman. I’ve heard a Mask Of Shadows IS HORRIBLY boring and poor so idk?


  8. There are so many awesome releases this month!! I actually didn’t even hear about Mechanica until I saw one of my bookstagram friends got it. I just read it this year and really enjoyed it, but I totally forgot Ventress was coming out this mont *gasp*!

    I am SO EXCITED for Wonder Woman Warbringer too I can’t wait!!

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    Aah, these books *.*
    Though I want to read venturess and In some other life seems prettyy amazing!
    Wicked like a wildfire! WOW.
    I just got goosebumps from the name, MAGIC ofc and then ‘WICKED’.
    I can’t wait to see how this book is!
    It’s great to have you back on my feed, like I was legit like YAYAY!
    Increasing my TBR like always 😦 *dramatic tears*
    I’m so excited for these boookkss!
    OH, and such lovely book covers! ❤

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    • HIIIII!! And thank you!! ❤
      Ahah I know right? Yes! Those books sound so good. Wicked Like a Wildfire is a GORGEOUS name omg. 😍
      AHH thank you Shruti!! 🙈 I’m so happy to be back, eep!
      Mwa hahaha but of course!! 😈
      I KNOW! Omg yes I’m in love with these covers haha. THANK YOU LOVE! 😘

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  10. Haha, I LOVED the way you described some of these!!

    I’m excited for a bunch of these! Epic Crush, Map for Wrecked Girls and Wicked Like Wildfire all sound so good. I also added some ones I hadn’t heard of to my TBR (especially interested in We Not Return to Regular Life!).

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    • 😀 Thanks, I’m glad you think so!!
      Ahhhh I know right??! Epic Crush, Map for Wrecked Girls and Wicked Like a Wildfire all seem amazingggg. Yay, I’m happy to hear that! We Now Return to the Regular Life sounds SO good ahhh can’t wait!


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