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New Adult New Releases: August

Read under a tree!

Hey friends! There aren't a ton of New Adult releases happening this month, but the ones that are happening are awesome!

Get comfy on the beach or in your back yard, crack open a cold drink and while away a hot, sunny day with one of these new reads.

Long Live: An Elemental Magic Fantasy Romance (August 1)

Since losing her mom and the man she loved, all Isla Belthare wants is peace and quiet. But when an attack on her family forces her to travel to the Aataran mountains, she crosses paths with a powerful elemental being.

When Isla discovers her fate may be entwined in an epic battle against a dark, unknown force, she must choose between protecting her family and sacrificing it all to stop the deadly enemy.

If you like no-spice romance, elemental magic, multiple POV, forced proximity, found family, and anxiety rep, you'll love this book.

Eighteen-year-old Princess Kaia is done bending to the will of her overbearing mother. She'd rather be open about her love for her forbidden vampire boyfriend than be forced to marry an elven prince.

When Kaia learns the information about her missing father might be found at the Eldritch Trials on the island of Elderton, she enters the deadly games hoping to learn the truth about her father and prove herself a worthy queen.

You'll find forbidden love, African mythology-inspired fae, dragons and a mystery plot in this fantasy tale.

Bound by Honey (August 11)

Sage thought working in a magical library would be a fairytale, but when The Charming Four come around, chaos ensues. With her gargoyle coworker Freddy, Sage must decide whether to get involved with cursed prince Finn's quest for a cure.

If you're into low-stakes enemies to lovers romance with a grumpy prince, sass, charm, and plenty of magic, and are a fan of books like That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon, this book is for you.


This article was written by Liz Shipton

Liz is a freelance writer, indie author, and full-time, off-grid, liveaboard sailor. She's currently sailing around the world with her boyfriend and her dog, turning her real-life adventures into YA and NA sci-fantasy books.

You can find the NA editions of her debut dystopian series Thalassic free in KU, or get the YA versions at her website

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