Catch Up Now: These Big Series All Have Books Coming Out in July

Posted by Hayley on June 18, 2018
There's nothing like the pain of finishing a book with a cliffhanger…and needing to wait months (if not years) for the next book. Save yourself some misery and jump into a beloved series that has a new installment coming out in July!

To find these series, we rounded up the top July sequels your fellow Goodreads can't wait to read, which we measure by how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves. Below, we've featured the first book in each of these series—as well as the first line to give you a taste. Which ones pique your curiosity?


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Genre: YA fantasy
First book: And I Darken
First line: "Vlad Dracul's heavy brow descended like a storm when the doctor informed him that his wife had given birth to a girl."

Bright We Burn, book #3 in the series, hits bookshelves on July 10.


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Genre: Contemporary romance
First book: Truth or Beard
First line: "I pulled into the Green Valley Community Center parking lot and scared the crap out of five senior citizens."

Dr. Strange Beard, book #5 in the series, hits bookshelves on July 30.


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Genre: Fantasy
First book: Age of Myth
First line: "Raithe's first impulse was to pray."

Age of War, book #3 in the series, hits bookshelves on July 3.


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Genre: Science fiction
First book: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
First line: "As she woke up in the pod, she remembered three things."

Record of a Spaceborn Few, book #3 in the series, hits bookshelves on July 26.


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Genre: Humor
First book: Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog
First line: "I'm old enough to remember Ozzie and Harriet, which means that my idea of the nuclear family was born in the 1950s and never quite grew up."

I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses, book #9 in the series, hits bookshelves on July 10.


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Genre: YA science fiction
First book: The Darkest Minds
First line: "When the white noise went off, we were in the garden pulling weeds."

The Darkest Legacy, book #4 in the series, hits bookshelves on July 31.


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Genre: Fantasy
First book: Prudence
First line: "Lady Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama was enjoying her evening exceedingly."

Competence, book #3 in the series, hits bookshelves on July 17.


What big sequels are you looking forward to? Come talk books with us in the comments!

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message 1: by Amber (new)

Amber I'm looking forward to the new League novel Born of Blood and the next darkhunter novel by her coming up. She's one of my favorite authors.


Heather Codename: ♕Dutchess♕ Can't wait for Prudence.


message 3: by Ilma (new)

Ilma Nurika good thing i didn't read the darkest minds series yet. hate to wait that long years for the finale.


message 4: by Delia (new)

Delia A Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas


Amy "the book-bat" Heather Codename: ♕Dutchess♕ wrote: "Can't wait for Prudence."

Prudence is available, it is first in the series and I thought it was pretty good. Competence is the new one coming out, book 3 of the series. Looking forward to that one.


Heather Codename: ♕Dutchess♕ Amy "the book-bat" wrote: "Heather Codename: ♕Dutchess♕ wrote: "Can't wait for Prudence."

Prudence is available, it is first in the series and I thought it was pretty good. Competence is the new one coming out, book 3 of th..."


I know. The character's name is Prudence. I've read the first two.


message 7: by Frank (new)

Frank Really need to read The Darkest Minds and And I Darken


message 8: by Niki (new)

Niki I really look forward to reading the Custard Protocol series


message 9: by Revert (new)

Revert I thought The Darkest Minds was a trilogy?


message 10: by Diana (new)

Diana I still haven't read And I Darken. At least I won't have to wait forever for the conclusion.


message 11: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Eh. Couldn't finish the second book of the Darkest Minds series. Not for me, but first one was fine.


message 12: by Ava (new)

Ava Panopoulos Yay, The Darkest Minds book 4 comes out on my birthday. Thanks Alexandra Bracken!


message 13: by CARISSA (new)

CARISSA E Can't wait for the new Lords of the Underworld book...


message 14: by Hope (new)

Hope Mckenney What about the sequel to traitors kiss? Traitors ruin! It’s coming out July 10th!


Subinita(BOOKAHOLIC) Mazumder All the covers look stunning!!


message 16: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Love Marked by Benedict Jacka, European travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss, Dreadful Company by Vivian Shaw are the new series books I’m waiting for


message 17: by Betty (new)

Betty Brookover I am looking forward to Dr. Strangebeard. This quirky and funny romantic series is great.


message 18: by Jo (new)

Jo Anna I am very much waiting for the final book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. In April 2017 I was told I had leukemia. thinking it all over, I was fine with any result, but I REALLY wanted to read that book first! (I'm doing well, all done with chemo, and my numbers are good.)
Does anybody have an idea of when it's coming out?


message 19: by Kerri (new)

Kerri Skrudland Jo wrote: "I am very much waiting for the final book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. In April 2017 I was told I had leukemia. thinking it all over, I was fine with any result, but I REALLY wanted t..."

The ninth book is in progress now. Supposedly going to come out next year sometime. That is not the last book though; Diana Gabaldon says there will be a tenth.


message 20: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Waiting to go get my copy of Age of War, third in the Legends of the First Empire series.


message 21: by Michele (new)

Michele Kerri wrote: "Jo wrote: "I am very much waiting for the final book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. In April 2017 I was told I had leukemia. thinking it all over, I was fine with any result, but I REAL..."

I'm also patiently (and sometimes impatiently) waiting for Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, the 9th big book in the series. I've read almost all of the novella's, and am currently reading some in the book Seven Stones to Stand or Fall and enjoying it immensely.


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