2018 has so far proven to be the year of amazing releases, such as The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and Everless by Sara Holland, and it doesn’t seem like this is going to change any time soon! There are so many releases I am looking forward to seeing hit the bookshelves for the rest of the year, especially a few of the more popular titles. However, I decided to give myself the task of researching into some lesser known releases and see if there are perhaps any that pique my interest. It would honestly be an understatement to say that I was quite surprised by what I found! It amazes me just how many books are out there that sound like they have great stories to tell yet they aren’t as well-known as others. By doing some digging of my own, I’ve found three upcoming YA August releases that I (and maybe even you) have never heard about and are officially on my “to-read” list! Here are my most anticipated releases for August 2018!
Publication Date: 7 August
Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery
Valentine is the daughter of a murderer and has tried to escape her mother’s reputation for years. However, when new murders occur in Valentine’s small town, most cannot help but link them straight back to her. The only person that believes that she is innocent is the son of a man her mother murdered – Rowan Blackshaw. Valentine goes on a mission to find the real killer of these latest murders but once she discovers the truth, she must confront her own dark secrets – even if it means losing Rowan.
So much about this novel intrigues me! Being set in the late 1800s, the gothic setting and murder mystery immediately ignited my interest. I expect this to be an atmospheric read and filled with many twists and surprises. I also enjoy novels that have a generational aspect to them so I’m hoping that we get to read the story behind Valentine’s mother and the murder she committed.