Waiting on Wednesday: August Releases!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I decided that I'm going to change up Waiting on Wednesday. Instead of doing one every week, I'm just going to do one once a month and feature all the books coming out the next month that I'm salivating for.

Here are the books I'm looking forward to in August!

A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
An Ember in the Ashes #2

A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.

In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
The Remnant Chronicles #3

Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed.

Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
The Nevernight Chronicle #1

The first in a new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author.

In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father’s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father’s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.

Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.

Will she even survive to initiation, let alone have her revenge?

Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott
Court of Fives #2

Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives—the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons in her embattled kingdom. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes's only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on Jes's traveling party puts her at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos—the prince she still loves—is fighting against their country's enemies. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal's life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion...She must become a warrior.

I didn't really like the first book in this series, but I'm hoping that the second one will be better!

What books are you waiting for in August?


  1. So many amazing and anticipated books coming out in August! I'm dying to read TORCH, I hope I can get to it soon o_o

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. I think I might be most excited for Torch! I was most excited for Beauty of Darkness, but I think I'm gonna hold off on reading that one for a bit now because I read some negative reviews for it and I just am not ready to ruin books one and two yet!

  2. I've read 3/4! I didn't like The Beauty of Darkness at all (as you saw), but I enjoyed Nevernight and Poisoned Blade a lot. A Torch Against the Night is coming up soon for me, and I'm excited! It's my most anticipated Summer '16 read so YAY. :D I hope you enjoy all of these books when you get a chance to read them, Cyra!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. I hope you enjoy Torch when you finally get to read it! I think I'm going to challenge myself to only preorder one book per month until my finances get in order and I think it's going to be Torch. It was going to be The Beauty of Darkness, but now I'm scared. Haha!

  3. YES TO ALL! I loved TORCH. I can't wait to read The Beauty of Darkness. I'm reading Poisoned Blade right now :)

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. I hope Poisoned Blade is amazing! I really didn't like Court of Fives that much, but I'm feeling kind of hopeful that I could enjoy the second one more! And I'm so excited for Torch!!! :)


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