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

Posted by Hayley on July 25, 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 August!

To find these series, we rounded up the top August 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: Fantasy
First book: Kings of the Wyld
First line: "You'd have guessed from the size of his shadow that Clay Cooper was a bigger man than he was."

Bloody Rose, book #2 in the series, hits bookshelves on August 28.


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Genre: YA science fiction
First book: The Thousandth Floor
First line: "The sounds of laughter and music were dying down on the thousandth floor, the party breaking up by bits and pieces as even the rowdiest guests finally stumbled into the elevators and down to their homes."

The Towering Sky, book #3 in the series, hits bookshelves on August 28.


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Genre: Mystery
First book: Accused
First line: "Congratulations! read the banner, but Mary DiNunzio still couldn't believe she'd made partner, even at her own party."

Feared, book #6 in the series, hits bookshelves on August 14


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Genre: Urban fantasy
First book: Magic Bites
First line: "I sat at a table in my shadowy kitchen, staring down a bottle of Boone's Farm Hard Lemonade, when a magic fluctuation hit."

Magic Triumphs, book #10 in the series, hits bookshelves on August 28.


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Genre: YA fantasy
First book: Frostblood
First line: "I offered my hand to the fire."

Nightblood, book #3 in the series, hits bookshelves on August 21.


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Genre: Contemporary romance
First book: Connected
First line: "I have visited this place many times, but today it's different."

Flawed, book #5 in the series, hits bookshelves on August 1.


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

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message 1: by Virginie (new)

Virginie According to the author's website, The Light of All That Falls is not coming out before 2019 ;)


message 2: by Anissa (new)

Anissa The only one I'm familiar with here is The Thousandth Floor. I dropped the series after reading the first book. The futuristic setting drew me in & the main character portrayal & her affection obsession pushed me right back out. The Gummy Buddies candy scene was just about the only part worth remembering (screaming & wriggling candy!) & quite imaginative of the author.


message 3: by CARISSA (new)

CARISSA E I've never heard of any of these


message 4: by Gregory (new)

Gregory Gagner I am eagerly awaiting the third book of The Age of X by Richelle Mead. Been waiting for about 18 months now ( I think. It seems so anyway). Any way you can find out when it will be released???


message 5: by Mia (new)

Mia Last Kate Daniels Book!! Can’t wait


message 6: by Johanna (new)

Johanna I can't wat for Magic Triumphs.


message 7: by Teri-K (new)

Teri-K Kate Daniels is a great series. And I don't normally read UF.


message 8: by Ayla (new)

Ayla aaaaah! I can't wait for Bloody Rose. Absolutely loved Kings of the Wyld. One of my favorites. A few of my GR friends got ARCs and i was shamelessly jealous. Lucky ducks.


message 9: by N.E.C.C. (new)

N.E.C.C. I want Bloody Rose RIGHT NOW!!!!!


Kate (Feathered Turtle Press) On top of being just a straight up mediocre, teen soap opera book, didn't The Thousandth Floor also have incest and kill off a queer character? Hard pass on any more from the series, thanks.

The Kate Daniels series sounds interesting, but maybe when I'm not already incredibly behind on reading? (Then again we're all always behind on our "to read" books, aren't we?)


message 11: by Sylvia (new)

Sylvia Kate Daniels is one of the best.


message 12: by stardustreader (new)

stardustreader I've never read Kate Daniels? Is it any good?


message 13: by Ikor (new)

Ikor July NICE BOOK


message 14: by Patti (new)

Patti Ashley Love the Kate Daniels series. Will have to look at some of the others mentioned.


message 15: by Mary (new)

Mary Boulton stardustreader wrote: "I've never read Kate Daniels? Is it any good?"

Excellent. Also look at her Innkeeper series.


message 16: by Rose (new)

Rose  Thanks to all of you. I have not read Kate Daniels but will be reading her thanks to all of you!


message 17: by Jim (new)

Jim looks like a lot of repetitive swill ;)


message 18: by Jai (new)

Jai M {The Crazy Cat Lady} Ilona Andrews are just brilliant!!
Innkeeper series didn't do it for me, but their 'Hidden Legacy' was great fun.
'The Edge' series was good too, but heavier on the romance angle. The other two, story line with some romance, rather than romance with some story.

Suggestion, 'Stormwalker' series by Allyson James has a similar feel, and is on-going. [This is the last Kate Daniels, and Hidden Legacy is going into spin-off. The Edge is already complete.]


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

Can’t wait for Karin Slaughters new book out on the 21st..


message 20: by Karen (new)

Karen Grimes I'm waiting for Sara Donati's sequel to The Gilded Hour.


message 21: by RS Abban (new)

RS Abban It's a great series and the author has great writing style. I would strongly recommend it or other series by the author such as the "Innkeeper Chronicles" or the "Hidden Legacy" series.


message 22: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Nordberg Hillary Mantel’s 3rd book in the Thomas Cromwell series!


message 23: by Orville (new)

Orville Welch No Westerns?


Janina s. Asselin Orville wrote: "No Westerns?"

Have you read the David Wolf series by Jeff Carson? Reminds me of Longmire character.


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