July was a good month for books! These hot summer days are perfect for reading a book, either by the poolside, on the beach, or from the comfort of your air conditioned home. So why not try on one of these amazing July must-read books that are newly out in hardcover.
5 Must-Read Books That Went On Sale in July 2019
1. The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu
Remy was happy once. She had her boyfriend Jack and her best friend Elise who understood her better than anyone else in the world. But now that happiness is gone. Jack is dead, shot through the chest, and it was Elise who pulled the trigger. As the police investigate, Remy does the same, sifting through her own memories, looking for a scrap of truth that could save the friendship that means everything to her. Told in alternating timelines, this twisted psychologically thriller explores the dark side of obsessive friendship.
2. Notes From a Former Virgin by Emma Chastain
Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Mean Girls as lovably flawed high school student Chloe Snow chronicles her junior year as she navigates the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and losing her virginity.
3. The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World by Amy Reed
Billy Sloat and Lydia Lemon don’t have much in common, unless you count growing up on the same (wrong) side of the tracks, the lack of a mother, and a persistent loneliness that has inspired creative coping mechanisms. When they are thrust together, Lydia and Billy begin to question their outlook on the world, and as the two grow closer and confront bigger truths about their pasts, they must also deal with such inconveniences as a narcissistic rock star, a war between unicorns and dragons, and eventually, of course, the apocalypse.
4. How We Became Wicked by Alexander Yates
When an insect-borne plague begins to envelop the world, three sixteen-year-olds—Astrid, Hank, and Natalie—start to realize that the divisions of their world aren’t as clear as they seem, and are forced to question what being wicked truly means.
5. Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells
Determined to rescue her kidnapped girlfriend from a corrupt Emperor, Maren sets out to steal one of his coveted dragons and storm Aurati stronghold. In order to do so, she must become an apprentice to the Empire’s mysterious dragon trainer. But Maren is unprepared for the dangerous secrets she uncovers: rumors of a lost prince, a brewing rebellion, and a prophecy that threatens to shatter the empire itself.
With time running out, can Maren survive long enough to rescue Kaia from impending death? Or could it be that Maren is destined for something greater than she could have ever imagined?