Feature: Launching In

Launching in… August, 2016

August 9, 2016


Some fantastic Young Adult titles are hitting the shelves this month – below is a collection of some of the most notable! From contemporary to fantasy, horror to romance… there’s sure to be something you love! Click each book to find out more, and don’t forget to have a look at my picks at the end of the post!

‘Words in Deep Blue’
by Cath Crowley

This is a love story. It’s the story of a second-hand bookshop called Howling Books where people leave letters to strangers, or those they love, or want to love, between the pages of books in the Letter Library.

Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie are best friends. Or they were. Before Rachel moved away to the sea. Now, she’s back, grieving for her brother Cal who drowned in the sea that he loved.

Rachel loves Henry. Henry loves Amy. Amy loves Amy but is happy for Henry to love her too.

This is a book about books. About the power of literature to cradle our past, present and future selves. It’s about how we leave ourselves behind when we die. How we leave our histories in the things we love – like books.

This will be my first Cath Crowley read, but I’m so excited because I’ve heard nothing but praise for Graffiti Moon. I have this one from Pan Macmillan, and I’ll be on the blog tour, so YAY I’ll be getting around to it soon! A love story/book about books? Wonderful.

‘The Gilded Cage’
by Lucinda Gray

After growing up on a farm in Virginia, Walthingham Hall in England seems like another world to sixteen-year-old Katherine Randolph. Her new life, filled with the splendor of upper-class England in the 1820s, is shattered when her brother mysteriously drowns. Katherine is expected to observe the mourning customs and get on with her life, but she can’t accept that her brother’s death was an accident.

A bitter poacher prowls the estate, and strange visitors threaten the occupants of the house. There’s a rumor, too, that a wild animal stalks the woods of Walthingham. Can Katherine retain her sanity long enough to find out the truth? Or will her brother’s killer claim her life, too?

Another historical/supernatural/mystery to sink my teeth into! This one has ‘meh’ reviews so far, but who knows? Maybe I’ll love it!

What do you think of this month’s new releases?
Is there anything here you’ve already read? What did you think?


  • Reply Nereyda Gonzalez August 11, 2016 at 4:30 am

    Soooo excited for Words in Deep Blue! I loved Graffiti Moon, you should definitely read it!

  • Reply Tasya August 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    The Thousandth Floor, Been Here All Along and A Week of Mondays are my most anticipated for this month! I hope they won’t dissapoint :)
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  • Reply Kyra Morris August 9, 2016 at 8:01 am

    AHH I so badly want to read A Torch Against the Night as I LOVED the first book!
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