We are halfway through 2020 (thank God) and so I wanted to highlight some of the book releases I am most excited about that are coming out in the second half of 2020(July-December)! You can see my full list of 2020 releases here. Like my 2020 book list, these are separated by genre. I’ve tried to narrow it down to a few per genre, but as you can imagine it was a difficult task.
The Damned by Renée Ahdieh
The treaty between the Brotherhood and the Fallen is broken. Sébastien is cursed. And Celine may have inadvertently set off a chain of events that can destroy them forever.
Release Date: July 7ǁ Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Unravel the Dusk (The Blood of Stars 2) by Elizabeth Lim
Maia returns to the kingdom to find that it is on the brink of war and she must marry the Emperor to keep the peace. But she is changing, the demon within her is growing and before it takes over she must find Edan, help her family and bring peace to her kingdom.
Release Date: July 7 ǁ Publisher: Random House Children’s
Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
A group of Magicians face off in a competition to become the next headliner of the Conquering Circus but as the contestants start dying, the risky acts are no longer the most dangerous thing about the competition.
Release Date: August 25ǁ Publisher: Wednesday Books
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
Yadriel, a trans boy who is determined to prove his gender to has traditional family. has summoned a ghost. A ghost that just so happens to be the schools resident bad boy.
Release Date: September 1 ǁ Publisher: Swoon Reads
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Addie LaRue made a bargain to life forever, but is cursed to be forgotten forever. But after 300 years of being invisible, she is shocked when she meets a boy who remembers her name.
Release Date: October 6 ǁ Publisher: Tor Books
Among the Beasts and Briars by Ashley Poston
The Kingdom of Aloriya is face, aster the King made a deal with the Lady of the Forest. Cerys knows just how dangerous the forest is losing her friends and her mother to it. She also carries a bit of forest curse in her blood. But with a new queen takes the throne the forest attacks.
Release Date: October 20 ǁ Publisher: Blazer + Bray
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
The feud between the Scarlet gang run by Juliette Cai and White Flower run by Roma Montagov has been going on for years. But when contagion starts to infect the city and the death toll mounts the Juliette and Roma must work together.
Release Date: November 17 ǁ Publisher: Simon Pulse
You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria
After a messy breakup, Jasmine is all over the tabloids. She goes the New York to start filming her new rom-com and unbeknownst to her he leading man is Ashton Suárez. After a less than a great first impression, can these two find the spar they need to sell the movie?
Release Date: July 7 ǁ Publisher: Avon
The Roommate by Rosie Danan
Clara is over-achieving, well-mannered, predictable. When she is tricked into sharing a sublet with Josh. They may not agree on much, but Josh and Clara both believe women deserve better sex.
Release Date: September 15 ǁ Publisher: Berkley
Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
Marcus Caster-Rupp is an actor on the hottest show on television by day. At night he writes fanfiction for the character he plays. April Whittier has been hiding her fanfiction and cosplay hobby, but no more. When her twitter post goes viral, Marcus sees it and immediately asks her on a date.
Release Date: October 6 ǁ Publisher: Avon
Crazy Stupid Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
Alexis coffee shop has become a Nashville hotspot. Women often coming in to share their own stories of harassment. But when a woman comes in claiming to be Alexis’s sister. Alexis seeks out Noah Parsons to help her determine of the girl is telling the truth.
Release Date: October 27 ǁ Publisher: Berkley
Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao
Chloe hired her boyfriend from Rent for Your ’Rents, providing fake boyfriends trained to impress even the most traditional Asian parents. Drew Chan’s passion is art, but after his parents cut him off for dropping out of college to pursue his dreams he agrees to work Rent for Your ’Rents. Drew is the perfect fake boyfriend, but Chloe starts to fall for the real Drew…
Release Date: November 10 ǁ Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams
To blow of steam Naya Turner decides to check some things off of her night out to do list and Jack a charming stranger is just the guy to help her.
Release Date: December 1 ǁ Publisher: Brekley
Mystery and Thrillers
An Education in Ruin by Alexis Bass
Collins Pruitt has one goal upon arriving at her new boarding school, make Jasper Mahoney fall in love with her. But there is a lot of things she didn’t count on…
Release Date: July 7 ǁ Publisher: Tor Teen
Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black
It’s 1938 and Kate is forced to move in with her silent movie star grandfather in Hollywood. Kate has no interest in being in the headlines, but when she walks in on a murder scene she is front-page news. Not Kate must discover who the killer is.
Release Date: August 11 ǁ Publisher: Tor Teen
These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin
The Red Court rules the school exchanging favors and ruin. Ember Williams knows how dangerous the Red Court can be. She sets out to destroy them from the inside.
Release Date: September 8 ǁ Publisher: Inkyard Press
The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle
Twin sisters Iris and Summer look alike but that’s where the similarities end. Iris has always been envious of Summer including her perfect husband Adam. When Iris is called to help Summer on their yacht in the middle of the Indian Ocean, she she finally makes it shore alone, Adam mistakes her for Summer.
Release Date: October 20 ǁ Publisher: William Morrow
The Perfect Couple by Lisa Hall
Anna gets a job as widower Nick’s housekeeper. She makes sure his house is perfect and as sparks begin to fly between them, there is just the small issue of what happened to Nick’s first wife…
Release Date: October 20 ǁ Publisher: HarperCollins
Little Threats by Emily Schultz
Twin sisters Kennedy and Carter Wynn are testing their boundaries but then Kennedy’s best friend is murdered and Kennedy can’t remember about that night, she pleads guilty to the murder.
Fifteen years later, Kennedy has been released from jail and she may finally figure out what happened to her best friend.
August 4 November 10 ǁ Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons