August #BookBattle: What’s Your Most Anticipated Read of the Month?

#BookBattle is a monthly post where you vote for your most anticipated new release of the month (from specially selected match-ups, that is!). Which are you most excited to read and why?

That’s not all. If you release a review on any #BookBattle books during the month, post a link in the comments below to help readers build their TBRs.

*The point of #BookBattles is not to say “one book is bad and the other is good.” It’s to see what piques your personal interest. No criticism is given to any author(s)!

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I'm Not Dying with You TonightvsHere There Are Monsters

I’M NOT DYING WITH YOU TONIGHT. When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos born from violence and hate. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together. They aren’t friends. They hardly understand the other’s point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they’re going to survive the night. RELEASE DATE: August 6 2019

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HERE THERE ARE MONSTERS. In their isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws from everyone, becoming fixated on the swampy woods behind their house and building monstrous sculptures out of sticks and bones. Then Deirdre disappears. And when something awful comes scratching at Skye’s window in the middle of the night, claiming she’s the only one who can save Deirdre, Skye knows she will stop at nothing to bring her sister home. RELEASE DATE: August 1 2019

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Let’s Call It a DoomsdayvsThe Art of Taxidermy

LET’S CALL IT A DOOMSDAY. There are so many ways the world could end. There could be a fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava. Ellis Kimball has made note of all possible scenarios, and she is prepared for each one. What she doesn’t expect is meeting Hannah Marks in her therapist’s waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end of the world; Hannah knows when it’s going to happen. RELEASE DATE: August 6 2019

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THE ART OF TAXIDERMY. Lottie collects dead creatures and lovingly cares for them, hoping to preserve them, to save them from disintegration. Her father understands—Lottie has a scientific mind, he thinks. Her aunt wants it to stop, and she goes to cruel lengths to make sure it does. And her mother? Lottie’s mother died long ago. And Lottie is searching for a way to be close to her. RELEASE DATE: August 13 2019

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As Many Nows as I Can GetvsAll the Bad Apples

AS MANY NOWS AS I CAN GET. In one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college, overachievers Scarlett and David plunge into an irresistible swirl of romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions.  RELEASE DATE: August 20 2019

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ALL THE BAD APPLES. When Deena’s wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears – presumed dead – her family are heartbroken. But Mandy has always been troubled. It’s just another bad thing to happen to Deena’s family. Only Deena refuses to believe it’s true. And then the letters start arriving. Letters from Mandy, claiming that their family’s blighted history is not just bad luck or bad decisions – but a curse, handed down through the generations. Mandy has gone in search of the curse’s roots, and now Deena must find her. What they find will heal their family’s rotten past – or rip it apart forever. RELEASE DATE: August 1 2019

Time to vote! From the three matches, what are your top picks? 

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5 thoughts on “August #BookBattle: What’s Your Most Anticipated Read of the Month?

    1. I kind of wish the title for The Art of Taxidermy wasn’t in italics (curse my nitpicky-ness!) but I so agree on the flowered sides. A lot of books seem to have that detail on the sides now, and I’m not complaining? It always catches my eye. Thanks Kaya!

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