Upcoming Releases: February 2016

Upcoming Releases February 2016
How will I ever find to time to read everything I want to read? Another month, and another pile of books to add to my TBR. Some I’m really excited about! Glass Sword obviously. I loved Red Queen and I have been waiting for this sequel for almost a year. I sure hope it’s as good as the first book. Please please please. Which books are you most excited about?

Stars Above Marissa Meyer
Stars Above 

Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles 
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, YA
Release date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 369 pages

The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies? With nine stories—five of which have never before been published—and an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Marissa Meyer’s upcoming novel, Heartless, about the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Stars Above is essential for fans of the bestselling and beloved Lunar Chronicles.

Starflight Melissa Landers

Author: Melissa Landers
Series: Starflight #1 
Genre: Science Fiction, YA
Release date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 358 pages

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... 

Assassin's Heart Sarah Ahiers
Assassin's Heart 

Author: Sarah Ahiers
Series: Assassin's Heart #1 
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Release date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 400 pages

In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down. Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

Glass Sword Victoria Aveyard
Glass Sword 

Author: Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #2 
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Release date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 448 pages

Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors. But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Reign Of Shadows Sophie Jordan
Reign Of Shadows 

Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Reign Of Shadows #2 
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Release date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 304 pages

Seventeen years ago, an eclipse cloaked the kingdom of Relhok in perpetual darkness. In the chaos, an evil chancellor murdered the king and queen and seized their throne. Luna, Relhok’s lost princess, has been hiding in a tower ever since. Luna’s survival depends on the world believing she is dead. But that doesn’t stop Luna from wanting more. When she meets Fowler, a mysterious archer braving the woods outside her tower, Luna is drawn to him despite the risk. When the tower is attacked, Luna and Fowler escape together. But this world of darkness is more treacherous than Luna ever realized. With every threat stacked against them, Luna and Fowler find solace in each other. But with secrets still unspoken between them, falling in love might be their most dangerous journey yet.

Morning Stard Red Rising Pierce Brown
Morning Star 

Author: Pierce Brown
Series: Red Rising #3 
Genre: Science Fiction, YA
Release date: February 9, 2016
Publisher: Del Rey
Pages: 518 pages

Born a lowly Red in the mines of Mars, Darrow lost his beloved wife to the treacherous Gold overlords. Vowing to fight for the future that his wife believed in, Darrow joins a secret revolutionary group and is remade into a Gold so that he can infiltrate the ruling class and bring them down from the inside. Now, after years of hiding amongst the Golds, Darrow is finally ready to declare open revolution and throw off the chains of oppression. Nothing in Darrow’s world has been easily won, and this final fight will be the most harrowing of all.

Riders Veronica Rossi

Author: Veronica Rossi
Series: Riders #1 
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Release date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages: 384 pages

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. They fail. 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 Girl From Everywhere Heidi Heilig
The Girl From Everywhere 

Author: Heidi Heilig
Series: The Girl From Everywhere #1
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, YA
Release date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages: 464 pages

Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times - although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix's father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix's existence rather dangerously in question... Nix has grown used to her father's obsession, but only because she's convinced it can't work. But then a map falls into her father's lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it's that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever.

The Shadow Queen Ravenspire C J Redwine
The Shadow Queen 

Author: C.J. Redwine
Series: Ravenspire #1 
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, YA
Release date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 400 pages

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen. In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart. But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

The Forbidden Wish Jessica Khoury
The Forbidden Wish 

Author: Jessica Khoury
Series: Stand-alone
Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, YA
Release date: February 23, 2016
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 352 pages

When Aladdin discovers Zahra's jinni lamp, Zahra is thrust back into a world she hasn't seen in hundreds of years -- a world where magic is forbidden and Zahra's very existence is illegal. She must disguise herself to stay alive, using ancient shape-shifting magic, until her new master has selected his three wishes. But when the King of the Jinn offers Zahra a chance to be free of her lamp forever, she seizes the opportunity—only to discover she is falling in love with Aladdin. When saving herself means betraying him, Zahra must decide once and for all: is winning her freedom worth losing her heart? As time unravels and her enemies close in, Zahra finds herself suspended between danger and desire in this dazzling retelling of Aladdin from acclaimed author Jessica Khoury.

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  1. I can't wait to get my hands on Stars Above, Rider and I already pre-ordered The Forbidden Wish so I'll definitely get it no matter what. :)

    1. Aaah, yes! Those are definitely on my TBR as well! I'll definitely keep an eye out for your review! (once you've read it of course) ;D

  2. February is the death of me, seriously. I want to buy SO MANY books from that list but can't because I don't have enough money to do so, ahhh! Reign of Shadows is suuuuper high on that list, as well as The Shadow Queen, Riders and I just added The Girl from Everywhere to my TBR list. Yep, I need this book, it sounds AMAZING! *___*

    1. I feel you! If only books could come for free! Only then maybe the walls of my house shouldn't be able to hold the weight of them, haha. But I agree. So many great reads to add this month!

  3. Oh my ahhhhh, I'm so excited for so many of these books! Reign of Shadows, The Shadow Queen, The Forbidden Wish, Glass Sword, Assassin's Heart. I'm so excited to read them all! :D

    1. What to read first, right? New months always bring so many great books. I love it.


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