August 2024 New Releases



Release Date Not Known

The Loudest Silence by Sydney Langford (Holiday House)

Alexandra Aceves at Holiday House has bought YA contemporary debut The Loudest Silence by Deaf author Sydney Langford, a dual-POV story that follows the friendship between 16-year-old singer Casey, who is grappling with sudden hearing loss, and soccer captain Hayden, whose generalized anxiety weighs on his every move, after the two teens bond over the shared dream of a life in music. Publication is slated for summer 2024; Emily Forney at BookEnds Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.

Here Lies a Vengeful Bitch by Codie Crowley (Disney Hyperion)
Rachel Stark at Disney-Hyperion has bought, at auction, in a six-figure deal, debut author Codie Crowley's horror-infused YA thriller Here Lies a Vengeful Bitch. The biting wit of Jennifer's Body meets #GoodForHer's celebration of girls leaning into their monstrous urges in this novel starring Annie Lane, who's dead—but dead set against going quietly. Annie will stop at nothing to avenge her murder, just as soon as she figures out who put her in the ground. Publication is planned for August 2024; Larissa Melo Pienkowski at Jill Grinberg Literary Management represented the author for world English rights.

August 6th
When Haru Was Here by Dustin Thao (Wednesday Books) - moved from 2022, then from December 2023, then from January 2024, release date confirmed by publisher but not yet updated on Goodreads.

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