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New Releases: August 2023

Looking for your next dark read?

This lists covers all corners of horror, from hardcore horror to books classified in other categories (thriller, fantasy, science fiction) that I think might appeal to horror readers. I've tried to make this list as comprehensive as possible, covering adult novels, non-fiction, YA, middle grade, novellas, poetry, short story collections, anthologies, graphic novels, and more. Each title is organized by publication date with the publisher and category listed. If a Goodreads link is available, that's there too. If not, I've linked the title to the publisher or author site.

As I noted, I want this list to cover everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. That said, the internet is far and wide. I am one human and it's entirely possible I've overlooked a book. If you see that this has happened, feel free to reach out via email to or by using our contact form and I will add the title to this post.


August New Releases...


Mister Magic by Kiersten White (Del Rey) - novel

Revenge Arc by Cat Voleur (Archive of the Odd) - novella

The Woodcutter by Stephanie Ellis (Brigids Gate Press) - novel

They Fade Away by Alex Armoredes (Wittmann-Page Press) - YA novel

What Happened at Hawthorne House by Hadassah Shiradski (Brigids Gate Press) - novella

Wild Spaces by S.L. Coney (Tor) - novella


Lacuna's Point by Tim Meyer (DarkLit Press) - novel


Bleak Houses by Kate Maruyama (Raw Dog Screaming Press) - novella

Sloe by Marc Ruvolo (Unnerving) - novella

The Wild Fall by Katherine Silva (Strange Wilds Press) - novel


101 Horror Books to Read Before You're Murdered by Sadie Hartmann (Page Street Publishing) - nonfiction

Hellaween by Moss Lawton (Razorbill) - YA novel

Hopefully the Scarecrow written by Michelle Houts & illustrated by Sara Palacios (Flamingo Books) - picture book

In A Quiet Town by Amber Garza (MIRA) - novel

Liquid Snakes by Stephen Kearse (Catapult) - novel

Masters of Death by Olivie Blake (Tor Books) - novel

Mosaic by Catherine McCarthy (Dark Hart Books) - novella

None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell (Atria Books) - novel

The Handyman Method by Nick Cutter and Andrew F. Sullivan (Gallery/Saga Press) - novel

The Hurricane Blonde by Halley Sutton (Penguin) - novel

The Last One by Will Dean (Atria/Emily Bestler Books) - novel

Whalefall by Daniel Kraus (MTV Books) - novel


Empty Smiles (Small Spaces #4 ) by Katherine Arden (Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers) - middle grade


A Guest in the House by Emily Carroll (Faber Faber) - graphic novel

Bride of the Tornado by James Kennedy (Quirk Books) - novel

Dead Ends by Marc E. Fitch (Flame Tree Press) - novel

Fever House by Keith Rosson (Random House) - novel

Killing It by Mike Bockoven (Polis Books) - novel

Spin a Black Yarn by Josh Malerman (Del Rey Books) - novella collection

The Last Night to Kill Nazis by David Agranoff (CLASH Books) - novel

The Lonely Lands by Ramsey Campbell (Flame Tree Press) - novel

The Vein by Stephanie Nelson (Dark Matter INK) - novel

Things Get Ugly: The Best Crime Fiction of Joe R. Lansdale by Joe R. Lansdale (Tachyon Publications) - short fiction collection


A Guest in the House by Emily Carroll (Faber Faber) - graphic novel


Cat-Eyed Boy: The Perfect Edition, Vol. 1 by Kazuo Umezz (VIX Media) - Manga

Long Past Midnight by Jonathan Maberry (Kensington Books) - short story collection

Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward (Tor Nightfire) - novel

Strange Unearthly Things by Kelly Creagh (Penguin Young Readers Group) - YA novel

The Quiet Ways I Destroy You by Jessica McHugh (Apokrupha) - poetry

The Woodkin by Alexander James (CamCat Books) - novel


Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas (Berkley) - novel

What are you excited to read this month? Share it in the comments.

[Image Credit: graphic by Emily Ruth Verona]

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