Most Anticipated Releases of August 2020


I swear, if it weren’t for this darn pandemic, we’d still be in April or May. At this point, with the current state of the world, all the weeks just blur together. But that’s not the point of this post!

What IS the point of this post, you might ask?

Well, if you read the heading above, that question will be answered! Presenting my most anticipated releases of August 2020! There are so many wonderful looking books coming out this month, and I’m so excited to share my top picks with you all. Starting with…

Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons 

Set Fire to the Gods (Set Fire to the Gods, #1) by Sara Raasch


Ash is descended from a long line of gladiators, and she knows the brutal nature of war firsthand. But after her mother dies in an arena, she vows to avenge her by overthrowing her fire god, whose temper has stripped her country of its resources.

Madoc grew up fighting on the streets to pay his family’s taxes. But he hides a dangerous secret: he doesn’t have the earth god’s powers like his opponents. His elemental gift is something else—something that hasn’t been seen in centuries.

When an attempted revenge plot goes dangerously wrong, Ash inadvertently throws the fire and earth gods into a conflict that can only be settled by deadly, lavish gladiator games, throwing Madoc in Ash’s path. She realizes that his powers are the weapon her rebellion needs—but Madoc won’t jeopardize his family, regardless of how intrigued he is by the beautiful warrior.

But when the gods force Madoc’s hand, he and Ash uncover an ancient war that will threaten more than one immortal—it will unravel the world.

Release Date:

August 4, 2020

Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam 


When Eris faked her death, she thought she had left her old life as the heir to the galaxy’s most ruthless empire behind. But her recruitment by the Novantaen Resistance, an organization opposed to the empire’s voracious expansion, throws her right back into the fray.

Eris has been assigned a new mission: to infiltrate a spaceship ferrying deadly cargo and return the intelligence gathered to the Resistance. But her partner for the mission, mechanic and hotshot pilot Cloelia, bears an old grudge against Eris, making an already difficult infiltration even more complicated.

When they find the ship, they discover more than they bargained for: three fugitives with firsthand knowledge of the corrupt empire’s inner workings.

Together, these women possess the knowledge and capabilities to bring the empire to its knees. But the clock is ticking: the new heir to the empire plans to disrupt a peace summit with the only remaining alien empire, ensuring the empire’s continued expansion. If they can find a way to stop him, they will save the galaxy. If they can’t, millions may die.

Release Date:

August 4, 2020

Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay



Each contestant has their own reasons—and their own secrets—for joining the new virtual reality show CUT/OFF that places a group of teenagers alone in the wilderness. It’s a simple premise: whoever lasts the longest without “tapping out” wins a cash prize. Not only that, new software creates a totally unprecedented television experience, allowing viewers to touch, see, and live everything along with the contestants. But what happens when “tapping out” doesn’t work and no one comes to save you? What happens when the whole world seemingly disappears while you’re stranded in the wild? Four teenagers must confront their greatest fears, their deepest secrets, and one another when they discover they are truly cut off from reality. Sci-fi, mystery, and romance converge in this high-stakes, fast-paced read that will leave you guessing to the very last moment.

Release Date:

August 11, 2020

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar 

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The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be “normal.” But when an accidental flare of her starfire puts her human father in the hospital, Sheetal needs a full star’s help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.

Sheetal’s quest to save her father will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must take the stage as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens–and win, or risk never returning to Earth at all.

Release Date:

August 11, 2020

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles 



In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide

Release Date:

August 25, 2020

Your Turn!

What are your most anticipated August releases? Be sure to let me know down below!

Bye for now,

26 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Releases of August 2020

  1. Meggan @ Novel Of Hearts says:

    I’m so excited for Star Daughter, but I have to wait until my library gets it. 😦 I think I’m going to add When Dreams Descend to my TBR!

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  2. R A I N says:

    I am sooooo looking forward to Star Daughter as welll!! 😍😍😍😍❤️❤️ AND damn! All these other books are soo gorgeous too. Especially Cut Off! Definitely going to add it to my tbr!

    LOVED THIS POST Octavia!! AND your blog. ITS TOO CUUUUTTEE!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍❤️🦋

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