Ones to Watch: August Book Releases 2020


Where has the year gone? All concept of time just seems to have flown out the window. Nevertheless, readers are still lucky to have a brilliant selection of books to look forward to and these are six hotly anticipated titles that could take the book community by storm.

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar (11th)

Easily one of the most beautiful books you will ever lay eyes upon, Star Daughter has everything going for it. From the Hindu mythology elements to exploring the vast realm of celestial courts, Star Daughter guarantees to transport readers into a rich world of starlight and shadow.

Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston (4th)

A modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, this book looks like it plans on covering a lot of grounds. Of course, there’s the inevitable romance between Rosie and Vance, but there also seems to be an emphasis on grief and the price of fame. This book could the perfect escape after a long week.Ā 

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch & Kristen Simmons (4th)

A recent discovery, but the title is quite striking and who can resist a book about setting fire to gods? A revenge-fuelled adventure about a gladiator and a street fighter with game-changing abilities set on the backdrop of a gladiator game, surely that’s about as epic as it gets. Throw in an ancient war that could end the very foundations of their world and you’ve got yourself a must-read fantasy epic.Ā 

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (13th)

It was the title that caught my attention. As someone that has spent a chunk of time at a library, I can confirm that there are infinite worlds located there. This book is basically about the what-ifs. What if you did this instead of that? It’s about the choices we make in life and the what-ifs of wondering if this choice would be more fulfilling than that.

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (4th)

Time travel is trippy. That much is guaranteed, but the idea of having the ability to travel depending on whether your other world counterpart is alive or dead sounds fascinating. The fact that Cara’s otherworld counterparts seem to die under different circumstances is intriguing and makes you wonder if her and their existence have a ripple effect on the multiverse.Ā 

Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting (11th)

Business rivals turned reluctant allies to face a mutual threat, sign this girl up! I’m all for their competitive spirit, the opposites attract angle and the sizzling tension that’s bound to keep things interesting. Everything about this book sounds like a hoot.

What’s your most anticipated release?


18 thoughts on “Ones to Watch: August Book Releases 2020

  1. I am pretty much looking forward to all of these, but especially Star Daughter. That cover is stunning and the concept sounds amazing too. I’m also very curious about Set Fire to the Gods. I’ve loved Kristen Simmons’ books in the past, but not so much Sara Raasch. Kiss My Cupcake also sounds super adorable!

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    1. Star Daughter looks and sounds divine. I must admit I’ve not read a book by Simmons or Raasch, but hopefully, with such a deadly concept they’ll knock it out the park.


  2. Ohh thank you for this lovely list and these discoveries, Lois! I am so intrigued by The Midnight Library, as someone so very indecisive, this book speaks to me, really šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚


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