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Every YA book hitting shelves in August 2023

August is right around the corner, and here are all the reads that should be on your TBR getting ready to hit shelves!

8/1: True True by Don P. Hooper – In this powerful and fast-paced YA contemporary debut, a Black teen from Brooklyn struggles to fit in at his almost entirely-white Manhattan prep school, resulting in a fight and a plan for vengeance.

8/1: Beasts of Ruin by Ayana Gray – In this much anticipated follow up to New York Times bestselling Beasts of Prey, Koffi’s powers grow stronger and Ekon’s secrets turn darker as they face the god of death. Now in paperback.

8/1: How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine Scream meets Happy Death Day in this terrifying stand-alone horror novel from YA scream queen Danielle Valentine. Now in paperback!

8/1: The Narrow by Kate Alice Marshall – A ghost haunting her boarding school uncovers a teen girl’s best kept secrets in the Queen of Scream’s deliciously terrifying new novel.

8/15: Holly Horror by Michelle Jabès Corpora – A beloved classic reimagined with a dark twist. Can Evie find out what happened the night of Holly’s disappearance? Or is history doomed to repeat itself in the Horror House?

8/15: Last Girls Standing by Jennifer Dugan – In this queer YA psychological thriller from the author of Some Girls Do and Hot Dog Girl, the sole surviving counselors of a summer camp massacre search to uncover the truth of what happened that fateful night, but what they find out might just get them killed.

8/15: Forgive Me Not by Jennifer Baker – In this searing indictment of the juvenile justice system, one teen in detention weighs what she is willing to endure for forgiveness.

8/15: The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers by Adam Sass – A charming YA rom-com perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue and What If It’s Us. Now in paperback!

8/15: How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy – A stunning, witchy debut from Aislinn Brophy, now in paperback!

8/22: Forty Words for Love by Aisha Saeed – In this tender genre-bending young adult novel by New York Times bestselling author Aisha Saeed, two teen protagonists grow from friends to something more in the aftermath of a tragedy in their magical town.

8/22: Just Do This One Thing for Me by Laura Zimmerman – Hilarious, heartbreaking, and sneaky suspenseful, Just Do This One Thing for Me is a timely novel about a rule-following daughter trying to hold her family together after her scammer mother disappears.

8/22: Strange Unearthly Things by Kelly Creagh – A hauntingly romantic paranormal Jane Eyre reimagining, by the author of Phantom Heart!

8/22: Phantom Heart by Kelly Creagh – A steamy YA romance inspired by Gaston Leroux’s classic The Phantom of the Opera

8/22: Seton Girls by Charlene Thomas – A smart and twisty debut YA that starts off like Friday Night Lights and ends with the power and insight of Dear White People.

8/29: House of Marionne by J. Elle – From New York Times bestselling author J. Elle comes a modern-day YA romantic fantasy series opener about a glamorous magical world of social elites, forbidden love, and a dark magic that could destroy it all. A must-read for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas, and Bridgerton.

8/29: Together We Rot by Skyla Arndt – A teen girl looking for the truth about her missing mother forms a reluctant alliance with her former best friend…in exchange for hiding him from his cult-leading family.

8/29: All You Have to Do by Autumn Allen – Powerful, thought-provoking, and heartfelt, this debut YA novel by author Autumn Allen is a gripping look at what it takes (and takes and takes) for two Black students to succeed in prestigious academic institutions in America.

8/29: Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor – For fans of Caraval and The Night Circus, this decadent and darkly enchanting YA fantasy, set against the backdrop of a Belle Époque-inspired hotel, follows seventeen-year-old Jani as she uncovers the deeply disturbing secrets of the legendary Hotel Magnifique.

Penguin Teen