New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read | August 2021

26 Aug 2021

New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read | August 2021

Science Fiction and Fantasy readers have a host of new novels this week! Check out our favorite post-apocalyptic, urban, and epic adventures. Enjoy your new books by bestselling authors AJ Rugg, Sam J Fires, BR Kingsolver, Christine Kersey, Elise Kova, and Elizabeth Hunter!


Esther (The Watcher Trilogy Book 1)

by AJ Rugg

Release Date: July 18, 2021

Book 1 of The Watcher Trilogy, a new fantasy series from debut author AJ Rugg…Mahilde is the last of an ancient race that can harness the power of the Earth but she is waning in a world almost devoid of magic. Her task is to protect the child, the one chance against the darkness, but she cannot do it alone. She finds Malcolm, an aging mercenary who cares for nothing but coin, and Willich, a hopeless drunkard who longs for his own death. With these two she must spark a rebellion, for the demon, Morbus has turned monarchs to his will and their populations into mindless fanatics.

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Dark Souls (Ravaged World Book 1 )

by Sam J Fires

Release Date: August 19, 2021

An exciting new post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller from bestselling author Sam J Fires…A decade after the apocalypse, the planet is suffocating. Travis is the savior: he brings order to a disordered society, or what’s left of it. But a murder rocks the community. The people turn to Travis for answers. Sixteen-year-old Lea may only be just a teenager, but she’s lived through it all. Can she help Travis nail the murderer and avoid her own untimely death?

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The Gambler Grimoire (Wicklow College of Arcane Arts Book 1)

by BR Kingsolver

Release Date: August 22, 2021

A new paranormal and urban mystery from Amazon Bestselling Author BR Kingsolver…When Savanna Robinson showed up at Wicklow College to assume her new teaching position, she was somewhat curious about the abrupt departure of her predecessor. Then she discovered he had been murdered. No one knew who killed him, or why, but everyone had their theories and suspects. Even the police—arcane and mundane—didn’t seem very eager to investigate too deeply.

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Chaos Begins (EMP Collapse Book 1)

by Christine Kersey

Release Date: August 24, 2021

A post-apocalyptic EMP survival thriller from Christine Kersey…When an EMP takes down the power grid and everything that runs on a computer chip, Melissa has no choice but to walk from her office in downtown Salt Lake City to her home in a suburb fifteen miles south. With a few co-workers to keep her company, she isn’t too worried—until they begin their journey and discover how quickly society can fall apart. Alex, Melissa’s husband, works thirty blocks south of Melissa’s office. When everything stops working he has to decide whether to head north and find Melissa or go in the opposite direction to see if their teenage children made it home. Only trouble is, he’s by himself and danger is everywhere.

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The Bone Scroll (Elemental Legacy Book 5)

by Elizabeth Hunter

Release Date: August 24, 2021

The next supernatural mystery in the Elemental Legacy series by USA Today Bestselling Author Elizabeth Hunter…It’s a secret lost in time, a myth among immortals, a relic of such power that vampires around the world have quietly harbored the hope that it doesn’t really exist. It’s a mystery that Tenzin and Ben cannot resist. But to obtain the Bone Scroll, they’ll need leverage over the most powerful and mercurial vampire in the known world: Saba, the mother of vampires. She is playing her own game, and both Ben and Tenzin are no more than pawns. Can Tenzin, Ben, and Saba outsmart and outmaneuver the most primeval beings in their race to find the Bone Scroll before it lands in the possession of those who care only for their own selfish gain?

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A Dance with the Fae Prince (Married to Magic)

by Elise Kova

Release Date: August 19, 2021

USA Today Bestselling Author Elise Kova brings us a new standalone fantasy…Katria swore she’d never fall in love. So when she’s married off to the mysterious Lord Fenwood for a handsome price, all Katria wants is a better life than the one she’s leaving. Feelings are off the table, but her new husband makes not falling in love difficult. But, Katria must also survive as a human who accidentally pilfered the magic of ancient kings – magic a bloodthirsty king is ready to kill her for in order to keep his stolen throne – and her new husband is the rightful heir in hiding. The power to save the fae is in her hands. Who will save her from a love she vowed never to feel?

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