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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

August 2018

Hardcover

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil - Dystopian, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Suspense, Thriller

Freeform | 9781368010023 | Published August 7, 2018

Welcome to the near future, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. When 18-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she’s about to be the next victim of the app. Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn’t commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she’s innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman’s cast of executioners kill them off one by one?

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Pamela Dorman Books | 9780525557623 | Published August 7, 2018

It's winter in the Catskills, and Mitchell's Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend away. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity --- and all contact with the outside world --- the guests settle in for the long haul. Soon, though, one of the guests turns up dead --- it looks like an accident. But when a second guest dies, they start to panic. Within the snowed-in paradise, something --- or someone --- is picking off the guests one by one. And there's nothing they can do but hunker down and hope they can survive the storm.

Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach - Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller

Doubleday | 9780385542920 | Published August 7, 2018

Eric disappeared when he was three years old. Ben looked away for only a second at the grocery store, but that was all it took. His brother was gone. Five years later, Ben still looks for Eric. Now 20 and desperate for work, he takes a night stock job at the only place that will have him: the store that blinked Eric out of existence. He can feel that there's something wrong there. With the people. With his boss. With the graffitied baler that shudders and moans and beckons. There's something wrong with the air itself. He knows he's in the right place now. That the store has much to tell him. So he keeps searching, but misses the most important message of all: That he should have stopped looking.

Bibliomysteries: Volume Two: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores edited by Otto Penzler - Anthology, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Pegasus Books | 9781681777849 | Published August 7, 2018

If you like mysteries and you like books, what could be better than combining both worlds, with mysteries set against a background involving books? This collection of crime for bibliophiles includes stories about rare books, bookshops, libraries, manuscripts, magical books, collectors --- in short, the wonderful universe that makes this precious object we all love so important and priceless. Whether your taste is for the traditional mystery, something a little more hard-boiled, or the bizarre and humorous tale, you will find exactly your cup of tea in this collection of 15 stories by the most distinguished mystery writers working today.

Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316349055 | Published August 7, 2018

Since she was seven years old, Yvonne has had her trusted violin to keep her company, especially in those lonely days after her mother walked out on their family. But with graduation just around the corner, she is forced to face the hard truth that she just might not be good enough to attend a conservatory after high school. Full of doubt about her future, Yvonne meets a street musician and fellow violinist who understands her struggle. He's mysterious, charming and different from Warren, the familiar and reliable boy who has her heart. But when Yvonne becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she has to make the most difficult decision yet about her future.

If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim - Fiction

William Morrow | 9780062645173 | Published August 7, 2018

When the communist-backed army from the north invades her home, 16-year-old Haemi Lee, along with her widowed mother and ailing brother, is forced to flee to a refugee camp along the coast. For a few hours each night, she escapes her family’s makeshift home and tragic circumstances with her childhood friend, Kyunghwan. Focused on finishing school, Kyunghwan doesn’t realize that his older and wealthier cousin, Jisoo, has his sights set on the beautiful and spirited Haemi --- and is determined to marry her before joining the fight. But as Haemi becomes a wife and then a mother, her decision to forsake the boy she always loved for the security of her family sets off a dramatic saga that will have profound effects for generations to come.

Open Me by Lisa Locascio - Fiction

Grove Press | 9780802128072 | Published August 7, 2018

Upon her high school graduation, Roxana Olsen plans to attend a study abroad program in Paris. But a logistical mix-up brings Roxana to Copenhagen instead, where she’s picked up at the airport by Søren, a 28 year old guide who is meant to be her steward.  Instantly drawn to one another, Roxana and Søren’s relationship turns romantic, and she decides to accompany him to a small coastal town for the rest of the summer. Seduced by this newfound connection, Roxana doesn’t object when Søren requests that she spend her days alone in the apartment while he goes to the library to work. As their relationship deepens, Søren’s temperament darkens, and Roxana finds herself increasingly drawn to a local outsider, Zlatan, whom she learns is a Muslim refugee from the Bosnian War. The cycle of awakenings sparked by these two relationships challenge and open Roxana in ways she never imagined.

Read Me by Leo Benedictus - Fiction, Literary

Twelve | 9781538711477 | Published August 7, 2018

READ ME is a seductive, haunting novel that holds a sinister mirror up to the ways in which we observe, judge and influence people. Benedictus' prose commands and draws readers into the dark, manipulative mind of a serial stalker as he targets women across London, escalating his efforts until he settles on Frances --- a bright young professional whose career is set to take off --- whose life he proceeds to unravel from the inside, out.

Tailspin by Sandra Brown - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455572168 | Published August 7, 2018

Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot, is asked to fly into a completely fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert. As Rye's plane nears the isolated landing strip, more trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt on his plane that causes him to crash land, and then by Dr. Brynn O'Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert's stead. Despite Rye's "no-involvement" policy when it comes to other people's problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo…and to the mysterious and alluring Brynn. Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous 48-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out.

The Bouncer by David Gordon - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802128003 | Published August 7, 2018

Joe Brody is your average Dostoevsky-reading, Harvard-expelled strip club bouncer who has a highly classified military history and whose best friend from Catholic school happens to be head mafioso Gio Caprisi. FBI agent Donna Zamora, the best shot in her class at Quantico, is a single mother stuck at a desk manning the hotline. Their storylines intersect over a tip from a cokehead that leads to a crackdown on Gio’s strip joint in Queens and Joe’s arrest. Outside the jailhouse, the Fed and the bouncer lock eyes, as Gordon launches them both into a nonstop plot that goes from back-road gun show intervention to high-stakes perfume heist. Beneath it all lurks a sinister criminal mastermind whose manipulations could cause chaos on a massively violent scale.

The Bucket List by Georgia Clark - Fiction

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781501173028 | Published August 7, 2018

Twenty-five-year-old Lacey Whitman is blindsided when she’s diagnosed with the BCRA1 gene mutation: the “breast cancer” gene. Her high hereditary risk forces a decision: increased surveillance or the more radical step of a preventative double mastectomy. Small-town Lacey is not so in touch with her sexuality: she doesn’t want to sacrifice her breasts before she’s had the chance to give them their heyday. To help her make her choice, she (and her friends) creates a “boob bucket list”: everything she wants do with and for her boobs before a possible surgery. This kicks off a year of sensual exploration and sexual entertainment for the quick-witted Lacey Whitman.

The Drama Teacher by Koren Zailckas - Fiction

Crown | 9780553448092 | Published August 7, 2018

Gracie Mueller seems like an average person. But she has a lot to hide --- she’s not even a US citizen --- and when Randy’s failing career as a real estate agent makes finances tight, Gracie turns back to the creatively illegal lifestyle of her past to keep things afloat for her kids. An expert in fake identities, she becomes Tracey Bueller, who later becomes Mariana DeFelice. After a deadly stint upstate when a friend asks too many questions, she leaves town for New York City, finding her way into the best school in Manhattan for her kids, where she gets a job as the drama teacher. But as she struggles to keep her secrets hidden, more questions about her past are raised. She never intended to be a cheat, a liar, a thief, or a killer; she just can’t afford for anyone to know what she’s done.

The Third Hotel by Laura van den Berg - Fiction, Mystery

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374168353 | Published August 7, 2018

Shortly after Clare arrives in Havana, Cuba, to attend the annual Festival of New Latin American Cinema, she finds her husband, Richard, standing outside a museum. He’s wearing a white linen suit she’s never seen before, and he’s supposed to be dead. Grief-stricken and baffled, Clare tails Richard, a horror film scholar, through the newly tourist-filled streets of Havana, clocking his every move. As the distinction between reality and fantasy blurs, Clare finds grounding in memories of her childhood in Florida and of her marriage to Richard, revealing her role in his death and reappearance along the way.

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Balzer + Bray | 9780062471505 | Published August 7, 2018

Five years ago, Adeluna helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Agrid, a country ruled by religion. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks, Argrid demands brutal justice, but Lu suspects something dangerous is at work. An expert navigator named Devereux agrees to help Lu find the Argridian, but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war. Meanwhile, Benat, the crown prince of Argrid, has been tasked with reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country --- or if he’s building his own pyre. As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex and Ben will have to decide who they really are...and what they are willing to become for peace.

This Story Is a Lie by Tom Pollock - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Soho Teen | 9781616959111 | Published August 7, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a math genius. He also suffers from devastating panic attacks. Pete gets through each day with the help of his mother, a famous scientist, and his beloved twin sister, Bel. But when his mom is nearly assassinated in front of his eyes and Bel disappears, Pete finds himself on the run. Dragged into a world where state and family secrets intertwine, Pete must use his extraordinary analytical skills to find his missing sister and track down the people who attacked his mother. But his greatest battle will be with the enemy inside: the constant terror that threatens to overwhelm him.

Texas Ranger by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Western

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316556668 | Published August 13, 2018

Across the ranchlands and cities of his home state, Rory Yates's discipline and law-enforcement skills have carried him far --- from local highway patrolman to the honorable rank of Texas Ranger. He arrives in his home town to find a horrifying crime scene --- and a scathing accusation: he is named a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife, Anne, a devoted teacher whose only controversial act ever was deciding to end her marriage to a Ranger.

Feared by Lisa Scottoline - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Press | 9781250099594 | Published August 14, 2018

Mary DiNunzio’s ruthless nemesis, lawyer Nick Machiavelli, aggressively attacks Mary’s father and one of their beloved family friends by filing a lawsuit that accuses them of embezzling from the treasury of a local South Philly social club to which they belong. The lawsuit is frivolous, but Machiavelli spreads rumors that support its allegations, muddying the reputation of Mary's father. The claims shake the DiNunzio clan to its foundations, and Mary steps in to fight back. But Machiavelli is a more than worthy adversary. Then the unthinkable happens, and Mary goes to her own dark side, finding a part of herself that makes her more fearsome than ever before.

Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America written and edited by Amy Reed, and others - Anthology, Essays, Nonfiction, Prejudice , Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Simon Pulse | 978-1534408999 | Published August 14, 2018

From Amy Reed, Ellen Hopkins, Amber Smith, Sandhya Menon and more of your favorite YA authors comes an anthology of essays that explore the diverse experiences of injustice, empowerment and growing up female in America. This collection of 21 essays from major YA authors --- including award-winning and bestselling writers --- touches on a powerful range of topics related to growing up female in today’s America, and the intersection with race, religion and ethnicity. Sure to inspire hope and solidarity to anyone who reads it, this anthology belongs on every young woman’s shelf.

Sweet Little Lies by Caz Frear - Fiction, Mystery, Police Procedural

Harper | 9780062823199 | Published August 14, 2018

Twenty-six-year-old Cat Kinsella works as a Detective Constable with the Metropolitan Police Force. She’s called to the scene of a murder in Islington, not far from the pub her estranged father still runs, and she discovers that Alice Lapaine, a young housewife, has been found strangled. Cat and her team immediately suspect Alice’s husband, until she receives a mysterious phone call that links the victim to Maryanne Doyle, a teenage girl who went missing in Ireland 18 years earlier. The call raises uneasy memories for Cat --- her family met Maryanne while on holiday, right before she vanished.

The Breakers: A Sharon McCone Mystery by Marcia Muller - Fiction, Mystery

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455538935 | Published August 14, 2018

Private investigator Sharon McCone receives a call from her former neighbors, the Curleys. Their daughter Chelle hasn't been answering their calls for weeks. Would Sharon check on her? Sharon arranges to visit the building Chelle had been living in in southwest San Francisco. But there's something sinister about the space. Lurking behind a divider screen is a ghastly art gallery: portraits and caricatures of mass murderers, long ago and recent. What was Chelle doing in this chamber of horrors? And where is she now?

The Line That Held Us by David Joy - Fiction, Literary

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399574221 | Published August 14, 2018

When Darl Moody went hunting after a monster buck he’s chased for years, he never expected he’d accidentally shoot a man digging ginseng. Worse yet, he’s killed a Brewer, a family notorious for vengeance and violence. With nowhere to turn, Darl calls on the help of the only man he knows will answer, his best friend, Calvin Hooper. But when Dwayne Brewer comes looking for his missing brother and stumbles onto a blood trail leading straight back to Darl and Calvin, a nightmare of revenge rips apart their world.

Paperback

After Nightfall by A. J. Banner - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Lake Union Publishing | 9781503949249 | Published August 7, 2018

Imagine your closest friend utterly betraying you. Years later, when she seeks forgiveness, you invite her to your engagement party as a gesture of reconciliation. But seething hostilities rise to the surface, ruining everyone’s evening. After an awful night, your friend’s battered, lifeless body is found at the bottom of a rocky cliff. Newly engaged Marissa Parlette is living this nightmare. Desperate for answers, Marissa digs deep into the events of the party. But what she remembers happening after nightfall now carries sinister implications. The more she investigates, the more she questions everything she thought she knew about her friends, the man she once trusted, and even herself.

Blood Highway by Gina Wohlsdorf - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Algonquin Books | 9781616205638 | Published August 7, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Rainy Cain’s life is upended by the sudden appearance of her father, Sam, who she thought was long dead, but instead had been in prison for his part in an armored truck robbery gone murderously wrong. Now escaped and on the run, he kidnaps Rainy, who he is convinced knows where the money from the robbery is hidden. Accompanied by a henchman with secret motives of his own, they set off on a cross-country dash to Big Sur, where Sam suspects his late wife stashed the cash. On their heels is a Minneapolis cop intent on bringing Rainy safely home. What does Rainy really know --- and what is she willing to sacrifice in order to live?

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Hogarth | 9780451499066 | Published August 7, 2018

Frances is vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. At a local poetry performance one night, she and her best friend, Bobbi, catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer. As the girls are gradually drawn into Melissa's world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances’ friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. Desperate to reconcile her inner life to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances' intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment.

DeadEndia: The Watcher's Test (Book 1) by Hamish Steele - Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Horror, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Nobrow Press | 978-1910620472 | Published August 7, 2018

Barney and his best friend Norma are just trying to get by and keep their jobs, but working at the Dead End theme park also means battling demonic forces, time traveling wizards and scariest of all --- their love lives! Follow the lives of this diverse group of employees of a haunted house, which may or may not also serve as a portal to hell, in this hilarious and moving graphic novel, complete with talking pugs, vengeful ghosts and LBGTQIA love!