The Fandom’s Most Anticipated YA Books: August 2016

Check out our most anticipated Young Adult books hitting shelves in July 2016!

Listed in alphabetical order.

Read Helene's POV in A Torch Against the Night

We read An Ember In The Ashes about a year before it hit shelves, so we’ve been waiting a long, long, LONG time for its sequel! Will Laia and Elias be able to free Darin? How will the Empire (and Helene!) fare under Marcus’ rule? How will the Augers prophecies play out? We must know!

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.

Out August 30th. Pre-order now on Amazon.

arcana rising

Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles are an ultra-sleek, battle-driven take on Tarot myth in which select young adults evolve into characters from the Arcana after an apocalyptic event and must battle each other to the death of be killed. The story provides smart alliances, wild foes, and a killer love triangle to keep you on your toes. We can’t wait to Evie– aka The Empress– take on her next nemesis!

When the battle is done . . .
The Emperor unleashes hell and annihilates an army, jeopardizing the future of mankind–but Circe strikes back. The epic clash between them devastates the Arcana world and nearly kills Evie, separating her from her allies.

And all hope is lost . . .
With Aric missing and no sign that Jack and Selena escaped Richter’s reach, Evie turns more and more to the darkness lurking inside her. Two Arcana emerge as game changers: one who could be her salvation, the other her worst nightmare.

Vengeance becomes everything.
To take on Richter, Evie must reunite with Death and mend their broken bond. But as she learns more about her role in the future–and her chilling past–will she become a monster like the Emperor? Or can Evie and her allies rise up from Richter’s ashes, stronger than ever before?

Out August 15th. Pre-order now on Amazon.


Assassins, revenge, and serial killers in a twisted fantasy world! Has anything ever sounded quite so badass as Jay Kristoff’s new novel? It looks creepy, daring, and action-packed, so you know we’re awaiting its release very impatiently!

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?

Out August 9th. Pre-order now on Amazon.

beauty of darkness

As the only last book in a series on this month’s list, we expect this novel will be the one to deliver ALL THE FEELS. The details of the grande finale have been pretty vague so far, but we’ve traveled and fought with Lia for so long and we have no doubt that this book will be devastating!

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.

Out August 2nd. Pre-order now on Amazon.


Katharine McGee’s debut novel is a chic, glitzy take on a futuristic New York City. It follows the teen residents of a city skyrise– all of whom have more that most, but each has their own secret desires. How far will they go to get what they want in a society that offers you anything and everything for the right price?

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118.

A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something…and everyone has something to lose.

Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction—to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched.

Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart.

Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world—and a romance—she never imagined…but will her new life cost Rylin her old one?

Watt Bakradi is a tech genius with a secret: he knows everything about everyone. But when he’s hired to spy by an upper-floor girl, he finds himself caught up in a complicated web of lies.

And living above everyone else on the thousandth floor is Avery Fuller, the girl genetically designed to be perfect. The girl who seems to have it all—yet is tormented by the one thing she can never have.

Out August 30th. Pre-order now on Amazon.

By Molly

Molly is a proud Canadian who is currently attending university in Scotland. She loves to read, write, watch films, and talk about Sarah J. Maas books. If not snuggled up with a book, Molly can usually be found tapping at the dance studio, or writing yet another essay.