It’s been a while, but I’m back! And ready to talk about February releases…? I can’t believe it’s already basically February, considering I feel like I’ve read nothing. But me aside, let’s talk about upcoming book releases.
February Books I’ve Already Read:
These Deadly Games by Diana Urban | I might have mentioned this book once or twice before, but it’s honestly already one of my favorite books of the year. I rarely feel fulfilled after reading a YA thriller because usually the plots feel half-baked and the characters one step below shallow. However, These Deadly Games follows a girl who has to do or “play” every game an anonymous person tells her to do because they’ve kidnapped her sister. And that premise is executed almost perfectly. I won’t say anything more but hey, if you want a great new thriller to add to your shelves, it’s coming out on February 1st!
League of Liars by Astrid Scholte | I uh…didn’t love this one. I didn’t even like it. I found it to be underdeveloped, and the elements I was most excited about didn’t come into play the way I thought they would. However, this is a great concept if you’re interested! We follow a cast of characters who are trapped inside of jail because magic is forbidden and they all had something to do with it one way or another. So now, they have to break out! This comes out on February 22.
My Personal Most Anticipated Releases For The Month!
Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams | Oh my goodness. Literally, all I had to hear was that this was about black and white biracial twin girls separated at birth, where one is white-passing and the other is not, who have to reunite to solve a mystery. And there are ghosts. As someone who is also a black/white biracial girl, I am really, really excited for this one.
The Girl Who Fell Beneath The Sea by Axie Oh | Uh…I’ve been screaming about this book for about eight months now. No joke. I just can’t help but scream about a book with such a beautiful cover that is also a retelling of a Korean myth! A girl named Mina sacrifices herself for her brother and is swept away to the Spirit Realm, where she must wake the Sea God. I WANT TO READ THIS ASAP.
Only A Monster by Vanessa Len | Heard that this featured a morally grey female leading lady and was instantly reminded of Jude Duarte. Also, her name is Joan which reminds me of Jude. Anyways, Joan is a monster and has to team up with a rival monster family to avoid not being killed and anyways I’m already obsessed with this concept.
Other Diverse February Releases:
So that’s it! Tell me: what’s YOUR most anticipated release of the month?