Book Releases: August

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

The White Princess Release date: August 1st 2013

Beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville – the White Queen – the young  princess  Elizabeth faces a conflict of loyalties between the red rose and the white. Forced into  marriage with  Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to t  the House of York, and  choose between her mother’s rebellion and her husband’s tyranny.  Then she has to meet the Pretender,  whose claim denies the House of Tudor itself.

Synopsis from goodreads.

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The Bone Season Release date: August 20th 2013 

 It is the year 2059. Several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige  Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, part of a secret cell known as the Seven  Seals. The work she does is unusual: scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a  dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by  breathing.

But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister even than Scion. The  voyant prison is a separate city—Oxford, erased from the map two centuries ago and now controlled by  a powerful, otherworldly race. These creatures, the Rephaim, value the voyants highly—as soldiers in  their army.

Paige is assigned to a Rephaite keeper, Warden, who will be in charge of her care and training. He is her  master. Her natural enemy. But if she wants to regain her freedom, Paige will have to learn something of  his mind and his own mysterious motives.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight Release date: August 27th 2013

 An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

 After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien  has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown –  a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king’s bidding—will test her in frightening  new ways, especially when she’s given a task that could jeopardize everything she’s come to care for. And  there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon — forces that threaten to destroy her  entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?

The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore 

 Release Date: August 27th 2013 The Fall of Five

The Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians?

 John Smith—Number Four—thought that things would change once the Garde found each other. They  would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.

But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde  know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s  Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.

The six of them are powerful, but they’re not strong enough yet to take on an entire army—even with the  return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work  together as a team. More importantly, they’ll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan  for the Loric survivors.

And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five—a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol—they  know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing  they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late.

The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war. Lorien will rise again.

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4 thoughts on “Book Releases: August

      1. Really? It sounds so good. My only problem is that I already have a ridiculously long to-read list already.

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