There are a lot of YA books being published in the month of August, but for me, I have been anticipating two in particular for some time now.
A Torch Against the Night
This is the second instalment in the An Ember in the Asher series by Sabaa Tahir. The story is set in the desert with characters described as POC. The first book is a really unique read which I would definitely recommend as a five out of five stars.
This book is set to be release on August 30th with 464 pages.
Goodreads summary; 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, Helen finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself – a mission that might destroy her, instead.
This is the first book Tahereh Mafi has wrote since her Shatter Me Trilogy ( which I highly recommend) It is a middle grade novel which puts me off a little as I usally don’t enjoy them, but it did start off as a YA book and I adore Tahereh Mafi’s writing style, so I hope that when I dive into this one I’ll fall in love with her writing all over again.
This book is also set to be released August 30th with 416 pages.
Goodreads summary; There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other. But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is a boy named Oliver whose own magical ability is based in lies and deceit–and with a liar by her side in a land where nothing is as it seems, it will take all of Alice’s wits (and every limb she’s got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself–and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.
Well that’s all the books I’m anticipating next month, what are you looking forward adding to your book collection? Let me know in the comments!