Monday, August 1, 2011

August Horror New Releases

These are the horror new releases for August.

What I'm Excited About: Let me just apologise now for the following. AAAHHHH! SPOOK'S DESTINY! YEAH! I am eagerly awaiting the newest title in what I think is my favourite series of books. I'm eagerly awaiting this, and also the Grimmalkin tales I keep hearing about. I'm also utterly intrigued by the strange and wonderful Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, plus I really like the new look covers on all of Chris Priestley's books.

Junior & Middle
Sophie and the Shadow Woods 2: Swamp Boggles, Linda Chapman & Lee Weatherly (Harper).
Earwig and the Witch, Dianna Wynne Jones (Harper).
My Uncle Foulpest, Timothy Knapman (Simon & Schuster).
Vampire Hunters, Pete Johnson (Random).
Dear Vampa, Ross Collins (Hachette).
Bats, Paul Zindel (Hachette).
iHorror: Werewolf Hunter, Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (Hachette).
iHorror: Demon Hunter, Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore (Hachette).
Creepy Creatures: Rat Panic, Ed Graves (Scholastic).
Northwood, Brian Falkner (Walker). 
Takeshita Demons: The Filth Licker, Cristy Burne (Walker). 
Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors #2 – Night of the Giant Everything, R.L. Stine (Scholastic).

Young Adult
Dead Beautiful, Yvonne Woon (Harper).
Demon's Surrender, Sarah Rees Brennan (Simon & Schuster).
Spook's Destiny, Joseph Delaney (Random).
Spook's Nightmare, Joseph Delaney [into paperback] (Random).
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs (Random).
Texas Gothic, Rosemary Clement-Moore (Random).
Dark Woods, Steve Voake (A&U).
Haunting Violet, Alyxandra Harvey (A&U).
Tales of Terror from the Black Ship, Tales of Terror From the Tunnel's Mouth, Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror, Chris Priestley [all rejacketed] (A&U).
Dark Angel, Eden Maguire (Hachette).
Thirst: Deepest Desires, Instant Remorse, Christopher Pike (Hachette).
Bad Tuesdays 5: A Crystal Horseman, Benjamin J. Myers (Hachette).
Sisters Red, Jackson Pearce (Hachette).
Numbers 3: Infinity, Rachel Ward (Scholastic).
Wish Me Dead, Helen Grant (Penguin).

If I’ve missed something out, let me know in the comments! But remember, these are Australian release dates only.


  1. Just started reading 'Texas Gothic'--it's amazing! However, what is it with the Australian cover of 'Haunting Violet'? It's a lazy rip off of 'Fallen'.

  2. Yeah, must admit the same thought crossed my mind about Haunting Violet. Shall have to take a look at Texas Gothic - totally sounds like my kind of book!