Thursday, 21 July 2016

August 2016 Releases | Grabby Hands #8

Grabby Hands is a monthly feature where I talk about all the books I'm excited for that will be released in the next month. When I first started writing this post, I thought it would be a book a week, but apparently nope, I'm still trying to get crushed by my TBR. #bookwormproblems

                                                                         August 2nd                                                                       

The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3) by Mary E. Pearson - I'm so excited for this finale, you have no idea (also, it's 688 pages-long, I'm screaming!). If, at first, this series seemed to be a lot about the love triangle, I was delightly surprised to discover it was so much more complex than that. The world is rich, the characters complex and it's so compelling. Even the prequel novella (Morrighan) added to it, can you imagine? I'm so dedicated I decided to reread the first two books before the release of the last one, that's how dedicate I am. I was already so excited for The Heart of Betrayal last year. I fell in love with Mary Pearson's writing (especially with bits like The Song of Venda), so I'm also looking forward to read her next projects. I'm definitely team Rafe, so I hope I won't be frustrated at the end of the book. 

A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody - I've seen this book everywhere on blogs lately, and it got me intrigued. The premise of this book is quite interesting, because it's about a girl living the same day over and over and over and trying to fix what went wrong during the original day. I've seen movies with this concept so it's not exactly new, but I'm looking forward to read it. It seems like a fun and quick read and well... It should help for these times when our Mondays are indeed that bad (but let's hope they aren't!).

Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia - This book sounds like a regular coming-of-age contemporary novel, but I got attracted to it because it deals with the publishing industry, the main character wanting to write and then publish a book. It's something I like to read about, because I'm so passionate about this world (if I lived in an English-speaking country I would want to work in this industry, but I wasn't born in any of them *sigh*).

                                                                          August 9th                                                                       

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) by Jay Kristoff - I feel like everyone and their moms have been reading their ARC copies of this lately, because it's all I see on Twitter and Goodreads. I don't mind that much, since I'm so excited for this book. The cover is beautifully scary and I want the US cover! Last time I checked, it was so expensive on Book Depository though... *sobs in a corner* The world sounds so creepy ("a city built from the bones of a dead god" <--- I'm in love alreadyand it involves assassins, so what could go wrong (um, people could die in the book, you idiot)? Jay Kristoff is one of the masterminds behind Illuminae, so I can't say I trust him (because evilness), but I have high hopes it'll be great.

The Chase (The Witch Hunter #1.5) - I'm not a huge fan of novellas, but this one is about Fifer and Schuyler, where is it? I must have it. Like yesterday. Side note: It's the same sword than the original cover of Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman, which I found funny. But honestly, who cares about enovellas' covers?

                                                                         August 15th                                                                      

The Architect of Song (Haunted Hearts Legacy #1) by A.G. Howard - I have to confess I still haven't read the Splintered trilogy by this author, and I'm ashamed, because it's Alice in Wonderland, but I had heard mixed things about it. I'm planning on giving it a go at some point, but in the meantime, I'm excited for the author's next projects, The Architect of Song and RoseBlood. I need this book in my life because a) the cover is beautiful b) it's set in Victorian England c) the main character is deaf d) it's a new adult fantasy and I have faith in the genre thanks to A Court of Mist and Fury (yes, I'm rambling) e) but also a gothic novel involving ghosts. You know you want it (*whispers* because I do).

                                                                         August 16th                                                                      

The Flame Never Dies (The Stars Never Rise #2) by Rachel Vincent - Okay, I barely read dystopian novels anymore, but The Stars Never Rise surprised me in the best ways last year, so I'm really excited for its continuation. What totally sold me on this must have been the demons, I confess. But Rachel Vincent managed to involve them in such a unique way, that took me by surprise and left me begging for more. There are exorcists in the book, okay? The first one didn't end on a cliff-hanger, but I'm still so excited for this one, especially now that I learnt it was a duology, because it's so rare, and I need help with my TBR.

                                                                        August 23rd                                                                       

Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby #3) by William Ritter - By scrolling on Goodreads I just found out this isn't the last book?!? Oh my, I'm so relieved, because those are great. The first book was pitched as "Doctor Who meets Sherlock Holmes" and it was just right. Of course, it's set in the Victorian era (we're talking about me, after all), but in America. I'm ridiculously excited because Jackaby and Abigail will be investigating Jenny's murder (their ghost landlord) in this book. I'm amazed at how well William Ritter is intertwining folklore and murders, it's so peculiar.

                                                                          August 30rd                                                                     

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi - *see the cover* Okay, take my money. I don't read a lot of middle grade novels, but sometimes I'm surprised and love them (like Keeper of the Lost Cities), it could definitely be the case with this one. I really enjoyed Mafi's first trilogy, Shatter Me, and I was looking forward to see what was next for her. I like that it's about a world where everything is in color but yet this little girl isn't. I'm so curious about this book.

A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2) - Remember that time when we weren't sure we would get a sequel for AEITA? Well, the book gods granted us, because A Torch Against the Night is coming. I'm so excited for this book, because AEITA was one of the best debuts I read last year (along with The Wrath and the Dawn obviously), and I want to know what will happen to Elias and Laia next.

Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West - I haven't seen reviews on this one yet, but look, a shiny baby debut, I need that. No, but honestly, this book is inspired by a bunch of fairy tales such as Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty but also stories like Hua Mulan or Emma by Jane Austen. It intrigues me immensely.

Are you excited for any of these books? Which book are you most excited for that will be published in August (mine is The Beauty of Darkness)?


  1. I'm really excited for Nevernight too! You're right - it does seem like everyone has been talking about it - and I can't wait to read it!! :D

    1. I haven't read his first solo trilogy though (it was the Lotus War I think), but if I love this one I'll definitely get to it! For once, I want to read a book by an Aussie author, wohoooo (but this author is GREAT! and I don't know many Aussie authors, oops)! :D

  2. I am SUPER excited for Enter Title Here and The Beauty of Darkness as well! Thanks for putting this together Lucie! <3

    1. I just got an email from the Book Depository today that told be the book was available and was gonna be shipped! I almost died... But it would be stupid to do so BEFORE even reading the book, right? ;)

  3. I really need to get to reading The Heart of Betrayal, because I absolutely loved The Kiss of Deception. And DON'T WORRY. I have only read Splintered by AG Howard, but I still want to read all of her new books. So no shame hahaha. :)

    Nevernight is really expensive! I'm the opposite in that I want the Australian (or is it UK? both?) cover over the US one.

    1. Yes, you definitely need to catch up, Val! Especially now that the hype will be back. I'm currently rereading The Heart of Betrayal actually, because I need to remember (I finished the book EXACTLY one year ago today OMG).
      I'm not alone in this then, it's comforting, haha.
      Yes it is so expensive I might cry. Maybe I'll wait a little and hope for the best. It sucks that I live in France because BookOutlet can't be an option for me... *sobs*