August Releases 2020

beach please, we have been ready for this season all year!


Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Let’s bring back the classic debate of Team Edward and Team Jacob! Midnight Sun was originally going to be released some years ago but after it being leaked online, Meyer believed this was not how she wanted it to be released (obviously) and decided to focus on things besides vampires and warewolves. This summer, she returns announcing Midnight Sun is officially coming. It will be based on Edward’s point of view and explains why he behaved in particular ways. Personally, we love this because his family always had a particular side to them that got us curious. We never saw that from Bella’s point of view. It will include conversations between him and Jacob too. Again, your’ll be deciding who will win you over but you forget that it was all for Bella. Always was!

You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria

If you follow us on Instagram, you will know that we have been constantly commenting on people’s pages regarding the release of this book. We feel like EVERY ONE BUT US have read this book and we can’t contain the excitement anymore. Soap opera star, Jasmine Lin Rodriguez, has a messy break up which is splashed all over the tabloids. She agrees to relocate to New York for a billingual role on American television where she meets hunk, Ashton Suárez. He is worried about the ratings and they agree to practice in private. Oh, right? Wink! The trouble is Jasmine is always a hot topic in the press and he has a very guarded secret he doesn’t want to share.

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

YA fictional novel, The Black Kids, is yet to be released on 4th August by Simon and Schuster. Bloggers with an ARC edition have claimed to relate it to The Hate U Give. The novel focuses on race, class, coming of age and violence. Ashley Bennet and her friends experience a summer like no other. Just when they thought the summer sun couldn’t get any better, they witness a cop beating a black man named Rodney King to death. She is now not only regarded as one of the girls but as one of the black kids and lives in a rioting suburb of L.A due to the beating. As the city engulfs in flames, she tried to lead a normal life but becomes dangerously involved in the riots whilst trying to de-rail the popularity of her classmate Lashawn Johnson. This is a powerful, thought provoking novel we would like to try!

They Could Have Named Her Anything by Stephanie Jimenez

If you like Gossip Girl and the Upper East Side then this is good one for you. It was released 1st August 2020 so no need to pre-order. Maria struggles to fit in as one of the few Latina students in an Upper East Side prep-school. She comes across the destructional path of Rocky, a Blair Waldorf of the school. As Rocky has a hard time saying no and thinks the world can be purchased, the friendship soon becomes damaging and jealous.

Update: We just checked on Amazon and it is currently FREE

The Turn Of The Key by Ruth Ware

Rowan sees a job advert that is too good to be true. It is for a live-in nanny position in this beautiful house and a loving family. Well all families have their own pros and cons but this family is like no other. Thier house is all smart objects like clapping when you turn the lights on and nanny cams around the house. The children are not so much the little darlings as everyone recalls, either. What she didn’t know was that one day in the near future, she will be sitting in a cell being accused of murder. She knows that she didn’t do it but she knows that someone else did.

We currently featured Ruth in our At The Bar feature which was hosted by Left Bank Books with Clare MacIntosh. Be sure to check it out on our Authors Page.

Exit Through The Jungle by Alicia Crofton

We will be advertising this book quite alot this month. We were contacted by Alicia to help her promote this fantastic novel which will be released at the end of August. The plot had instantly sold us so she offered us an ARC to give you an honest review (review will be posted mid-month so the month doesn’t feel longer to you). The book is based on a top influencer, Jolie Boulard, who is broke and desperate in real life. When travelling to Costa Rica for a little re-branding, she is taking a selfie when the plane veers off course leaving her stranded in the Jungle. She meets Kai, a troublesome lad who accidently kidnapped a girl. They unite and attempt to Exit Through The Jungle together trying to escape Kai’s magnet to trouble.

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