Can you believe it’s already August? Summer is almost at its end for most people. Luckily there are a couple of great releases coming out this month, so there is absolutely no reason to be sad!
Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson – 6 August
I read Dance of Thieves the day it came out, because I also loved The Remnant Chronicles, and the result is that I hardly remember anything from the book. I guess I’ll have to do a re-read before Vow of Thieves comes out! Nevertheless, I’m uber excited about this book!
Goodreads blurb below:
Kazi and Jase have survived, stronger and more in love than ever. Their new life now lies before them―the Ballengers will be outlaws no longer, Tor’s Watch will be a kingdom, and the two of them will meet all challenges side by side, together at last.
But an ominous warning mars their journey back, and in their rush to return to Tor’s Watch, just outside the fortress walls, they are violently attacked and torn apart―and each is thrust into their own new hell.
Unsure whether the other is alive or dead, Kazi and Jase must keep their wits among their greatest enemies and unlikeliest allies. And all the while, Death watches and waits.
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig – 6 August
I have to admit, sometimes I’m just browsing Goodreads or the Barnes & Noble “coming soon” section and I come upon a book that I have yet to here about on online blogging platforms (I also live under a rock, so that doesn’t help). But House of Salt and Sorrows really seems like my cup of tea! This book is a retelling of Grimm’s fairytale “the twelve dancing princesses” and it seems to have a lot of elements I love: mystery, secrets, and overall spookiness.
Goodreads blurb below:
In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.
Rage by Cora Carmack – 27 August
I’m pretty sure that I read Roar when it came out in 2017, so this story is not fresh in my mind at all. I’m thinking of doing a quick re-read before Rage comes out to refresh my mind. I really enjoyed Roar, so I’m excited that Rage is finally heading our way!
Blurb from Goodreads below:
Princess or adventurer. Duty or freedom.
Her Kingdom or the Stormhunter she loves.
If Aurora knows anything, it’s that choices have consequences. To set things right, she joins a growing revolution on the streets of Pavan.
In disguise as the rebel Roar, she puts her knowledge of the palace to use to aid the rebellion. But the Rage season is at its peak and not a day passes without the skies raining down destruction. Yet these storms are different—they churn with darkness, and attack with a will that’s desperate and violent.
This feels like more than rage.
It feels like war.