Anticipated February Releases!
This month is a great month for new releases and there is some that I'm really excited for! I just want to note that this is only the releases that I'm excited for, I know that for example Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard is coming out this month, but I haven't read Red Queen therefore it wont be included as I'm not excited for it. I hope you guys understand what I mean, anyway this is just the releases that I'M excited for.
Let's get into it!
Yellow by Megan Jacobson - February 1st
I recently saw this in Cat's (Little Book Owl) book haul video, so I decided to check it out on Goodreads. It's supposed to be a Thriller but for YA readers. Though this isn't the sort of thing I'd read at all, it did sound really intriguing to me and a lot of you might know this, but in 2016 I'm trying to vary the sorts of books I readand try out new genres that I wouldn't normally read. This ticks that box and that's why I'm including it in here. I'm hoping to pick this up and give it a go soon and hopefully I'll end up loving it.
Synopsis - Yellow is a YA murder mystery with a slight supernatural edge, but at heart it's about the redemptive power of kindness. Publishing in February 2016, it’s a beautifully written coming-of-age story about family, first love, finding your place and uncovering the secrets of the past.
If fourteen-year-old Kirra is having a mid-life crisis now, then it doesn't bode well for her life expectancy. Her so-called friends bully her, whatever semblance of a mother she had has been drowned at the bottom of a gin bottle ever since her dad left them for another woman, and now a teenage ghost is speaking to her through a broken phone booth. Kirra and the ghost make a pact. She'll prove who murdered him almost twenty years ago if he does three things for her. He makes her popular, he gets her parents back together, and he doesn't haunt her. Things aren't so simple however, and Kirra realises that people can be haunted in more ways than one.
Starflight (Starflight #1) by Melissa Landers - February 2nd
I'm not the biggest Sci-fi fan. In fact I've only read one sci-fi book before and that was The Martian by Andy Weir. However, I do want to change that and I've always wanted to try out Melissa Lander's Alienated series (I think it's a duology). I've only heard great things about her books. I then heard that she was starting a new series and was instantly drawn into all of the hype. I don't think I'm going to purchase this straight away as this year I'm trying to buy only a couple of books each month depending on the number of my TBR pile. However, when I do get round to it, I still think I'll try out Alienated first and if I like that then I'll try this series and maybe by then the second book will be out.
I still thought I'd mention it though as it does sound really intriguing.
Synopsis - Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She's so desperate to reach the realm that she's willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.
When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he's been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe...
The Sleeping Prince (#2) by Melinda Salisbury - February 4th
Yep, this book is out!! I've been sooo excited for this for months and guess what I still haven't even got a copy yet! That's right, I think I've gone insane. I don't actually know why I haven't bought it yet, but I know that I need to soon and that I will.
I even reread The Sin Eater's Daughter again in preparation for it, so I could jump straight into this and I just haven't. I promise I will soon and when I do read this, I will post a review.:)
Synopsis - Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater's Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more.
Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.
When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won't reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.
Riders (Riders #1) by Veronica Rossi - February 16th
A lot of you will know Veronica Rossi from her Under The Never Sky trilogy, which I myself have never read but have always wanted to. When I heard that she was starting a new series, I instantly got excited as this finally gives me an excuse to read her books. The synopsis to the book (and the cover) were what drew me to the book, the synopsis sounded very interesting, but also something that would be different to the previous books I've read. Also, I really like the cover and you all know I can't resist a good cover.
Synopsis - For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.
Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen--Conquest, Famine, and Death--are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.
Now--bound, bloodied, and drugged--Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for--not to mention all of humankind--he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.
But will anyone believe him?
The Last Boy at St. Edith's by Lee Gjertsen Malone - February 23rd
I'm not going to lie and say that I'd heard about this book because in actual fact I hadn't heard anything about it. I only came across it when I was looking through the releases for this month on Goodreads. The cover looked interesting so I clicked it because you all know that I can't resist a good cover.
Anyway, I was reading through the synopsis and it just sounded fun, but also like it would be a good read. In the end I decided I would include it in here as I haven't read anything about it and it might encourage some of you guys to pick it up at some point like I will be. Also, from the people who received an ARC of it, a lot of people have rated it a 5/5, which just makes me even more excited.
Synopsis - Seventh grader Jeremy Miner has a girl problem. Or, more accurately, a girls problem. Four hundred and seventy-five of them. That's how many girls attend his school, St. Edith's Academy.
Jeremy is the only boy left after the school's brief experiment in coeducation. And he needs to get out. His mom won't let him transfer, so Jeremy takes matters into his own hands: He's going to get expelled.
Together with his best friend, Claudia, Jeremy unleashes a series of hilarious pranks in hopes that he'll get kicked out with minimum damage to his permanent record. But when his stunts start to backfire, Jeremy has to decide whom he's willing to knock down on his way out the door.
Written with equal parts humor and heart, Lee Gjertsen Malone's debut is all about fitting in, standing out, and finding the place where you belong.
Head Over Heels (Geek Girl #5) by Holly Smale - February 25th
OMG,OMG,OMG! IT'S NEARLY HERE! Right, if you don't know I'm like the biggest Geek Girl fan ever, I'm obsessed with this series. By that I mean I'm completely obsessed, that obsessed that I've been counting down the days to publication for MONTHS.
Everyone else is fangirling over the fact that Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard and The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #5) by Maggie Stiefvater etc are coming out this year and I'm over here hyperventilating that Head Over Heels is coming out this month. I'm not okay. After this there's only one more book till this series ends and that will also be when my life ends. Yes, this series matters to me that much - I don't know how I'm supposed to carry on living with my life without Harriet Manners and her awkwardness helping me! Holly better write some novellas or something to go along with this series or I will not be able to cope. Ugghhh.
I'm just going to forget that in like a years time the Geek Girl series will be over and just continue focusing that Head Over Heels is out this month! YAYAYAYAYAY!
Synopsis - “My name is Harriet Manners, and I will always be a geek.”
The fifth book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series.
Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is.
She knows duck-billed platypuses don’t have stomachs.
She knows that fourteen squirrels were once detained as spies.
She knows only one flag in the world features a building.
And for once, Harriet knows exactly how her life should go. She’s got it ALL planned out. So when love is in the air, Harriet is determined to Make Things Happen!
If only everyone else would stick to the script…
Has GEEK GIRL overstepped the mark, and is following the rules going to break hearts all over again?
P.S. I've still not stopped fangirling and I never will... Hahahahah *laughs like a crazy person*
BUY THE BOOKS
Yellow by Megan Jacobson
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25698127-yellow?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Yellow-Megan-Jacobson/9780143573333
Starflight by Melissa Landers
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21793182-starflight?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Starflight-Meliss-Landers/9781484723241
The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26625494-the-sleeping-prince?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Sleeping-Prince/9781407147642
Riders by Veronica Rossi
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23430471-riders?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Riders-Veronic-Rossi/9780765382542
The Last Boy at St. Edith's by Lee Gjertsen Malone
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23300078-the-last-boy-at-st-edith-s?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Last-Boy-at-St--Edith-s/9781481444354
Head Over Heels by Holly Smale
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26094860-head-over-heels?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Head-Over-Heels-Holly-Smale/9780007574629
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