Best New 6 Releases of...August 2013

Welcome to a monthly feature on Nawanda Files that Becca originally started at the CW Atlanta, where we pick our top 6 new releases each month. These can be books we've read and reviewed, books we've read with upcoming reviews, or books that we're just craving for. 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

The Bone Season

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Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

The Beginning of Everything

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Two Boys Kissing

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Just Like Fate

Upcoming Anticipated Read! Goodreads

Continue Reading for Bonus Tidbits 


Indelible (The Twixt, #1)Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke
Releases August 15th 2013 by Dial

Bonus Tidbit: The Devil as a teenage boy...ummmm...YES! This book is seriously already getting great reviews. And that cover *swoon*. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is the first book in the series, and April Geneviev Tcholke is currently working on the others.


Facade (Games, #2)The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Releases August 27th 2013 by Katherine Tegen

Bonus Tidbit: Robyn Schneider isn't just an author, and honestly she might have the most eclectic, coolest resumes ever. She's a bioethicist and has also studied Sherlock Holmes! She has a beauty channel called Whispering & Stars and even vlogs about her own adventures like Comic-ConThe Beginning of Everything is already getting fabulous reviews and it looks amazing! Plus, with a writer who has so much knowledge about...well it feels like everything, it should be one hell of a book. Can't wait to read it!

The Distance Between UsTwo Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Releases August 27th 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers 

Bonus Tidbit: David Levithan should be a household name by now. He's collaborated with so many authors like John Green and Andrea Cremer. His solo book Every Day came out with rave reviews. Now taking a stab at modern teenage love, this book will probably not only hit charts but earn awards. 

OCD Love StoryJust Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young
Releases July 27th 2013 by Simon Pulse

Bonus Tidbit: After devouring The Program by Suzanne Young, I've made a pact to read anything this woman writes. Combine her with a sci-fi author of Revived and you have a novel that might just be the equivalent to gold. Duo-writers FTW! 


Of Beast and BeautyThe Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Releases August 20th 2013 by Bloomsbury Publishing

Bonus Tidbit: The Bone Season is supposed to be the first in SEVEN novels! That's crazy and on Harry Potter scale. should be fantastic! If your hesitant about it then I suggest watching the book trailer. It's awesome, and swayed me into ordering a copy. 

Of Beast and BeautyDoon by Carey Corp & Lorie Langdon 
Releases August 20th 2013 by Zondervan

Bonus Tidbit: This one is based on the musical and Scottish legend -- Brigadoon. Granted, I've never seen the musical or know anything about the legend but this book looks amazing! Another duo-writing team and these two love musicals! With already great reviews, this book is destined for greatness

Are you excited about any of these new releases? Pining for others? 
Sound off below!


  1. OMG. LOVED Beginning of Everything and can't wait to get my hands on a shiny copy! The Program killed me so hell yeah I'm read Just Like Fate. Between the Devil sounds absolutely amazing and I can not wait to read that because hello? The devil as a love interest? Plus that title? YES!

  2. The hype surrounding THE BONE SEASON was just too much - and I had to read it. While I can't agree to the claim that she's the next JKR, I did really enjoy the book. I didn't love it, but it's still bothering me, two days after I read it! I'm also excited for BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, though I've read some not-so-great reviews for it :/

  3. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea has been getting so much buzz and I am actually very excited for it!

    ~Sydney@Pika Pages

  4. I can't wait for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea! :D
    It looks absolutely amazing and I've heard that it's amazing and the cover is gorgeous and I just... -drools-
    And hmm, I REALLY need to read my ARC of The Bone Season asap and see what the big deal about it is.

  5. The two titles I am most excited for are on this list! Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and Doon sound so ridiculously good! The rest are somewhat new to me but sound really interesting.