From Emma Kress to Chandra Prasad — Here are the top 10 global book releases in August as per Goodreads

Aug 21, 2021

By: Mona Pachake

In The Wild Light | Author — Jeff Zentner | Average rating — 4.83/5

Cash’s life in his small Tennessee town is hard as he lost his mom and his grandfather’s illness is getting worse. His best friend Delany finds a way for Cash to leave with her. Now Cash has to choose between Delany and his sick grandfather | Published date — August 10

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Dangerous Play | Author — Emma Kress | Average rating — 4.37/5

Zoe Alamandar, who has a goal to win the State Field Hockey Championships and earn a scholarship, is sexually assaulted at a party. After this she makes sure that no girl feels unsafe and takes justice in her own hands | Published date — August 3

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Cheer Up: Love and Pompoms | Author — Crystal Frasier | Average rating — 4.28/5

Annie is a smart, antisocial lesbian starting her senior year of high school and her former friend BeBe is under pressure to join the cheerleader squad to make friends and the two girls rekindle a friendship they thought they’d lost | Published date — August 10

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Fresh | Author — Margot Wood | Average rating — 4.20/5

A hilarious coming-of-age story about the thrilling new experiences and missteps of Elliot McHugh's freshman year of college | Published date — August 3

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In My Dreams I Hold a Knife | Author — Ashley Windstead | Average rating — 4.17/5

Told in racing dual timelines, this story is about six friends, one college reunion and an unsolved murder which took place ten years ago in the same campus | Published date — August 3

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The Dead and The Dark | Author — Courtney Gould | Average rating — 4.13/5

Something is wrong in the town as teenagers are disappearing or turning up dead. The weather isn’t normal and the TV’s most popular ghost hunters Ashley and Logan investigate to reveal truths about the town, their families, and themselves | Published date — August 3

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A Lesson In Vengeance | Author — Victoria Lee | Average rating — 4.06/5

A dark thrilling story about a centuries-old haunted boarding school with its history of witchcraft and two girls, Felicity and Ellis Haley, dangerously close to digging up the past | Published date — August 3

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The Other Me | Author — Sarah Zachrich Jeng | Average rating — 3.92/5

Kelly, a free-spirited artist, gets twelve years of wrong memories in her head and she gets married to Eric, a man she barely knew in high school and then she comes across shocking truths about Eric and his startup | Published date — August 10

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The Family Plot | Author — Megan Collins | Average rating — 3.84/5

Dahlia Lighthouse who is haunted by her crime-obsessed childhood follows her father’s death after several years and discovers shocking truths about a serial killer who terrorised the island for decades | Published date — August 17

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​ Mercury Boys — Chandra Prasad | Average rating — 3.41/5

Saskia, 16-year-old divorcee, encounters a vial of liquid mercury, then touches an old daguerreotype and is somehow able to visit the man in the portrait from the nineteenth century. She can only see the ‘Mercury Boy’ in her dreams | Published date — August 3

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