Honor Among Thieves, by: Rachel Caine Ann Aguirre
nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.
Space criminals? Futuristic society? Um...yes, please. When I stumbled upon this book, I immediately added it to my TBR list. Science fiction books set in the future have a way of grabbing my heart, and I have a feeling this one is no different. The blurb also makes it sound like there isn’t any romance, which is uncommon for YA books. I don’t think I’ve ever read a YA book without some love, so this book is fascinating. Hopefully, both of these elements add up to one epic space tale.
The Precious Dreadful, by: Steven Parlato
who has some issues of his own.
As the summer unfolds, Teddi is determined to get to the bottom of everything—her feelings, the mysterious ghost-girl, and the memories of Corey that refuse to be ignored.
I’m not usually one for ghost type stories, but this one has piqued my interest. Before this book, I’ve never really seen a paranormal book that has interested me. This particular one seems to be set to a contemporary background (although what do I know. I’ve never read a paranormal…) and has a teenage writer as the protagonist. I love when books have reader/writer characters. These types of characters are always someone in which a reader can relate. Hopefully, this book gets the chance to become my first (and favorite) paranormal book.
People Like Us, by: Dana Mele
Mysteries (and paranormals as well, I guess) are a genre that I wish I got the chance to read more often. Every time I sit down to read one, I enjoy it. Maybe getting the chance to read this book would change that. I feel like this book has a Thirteen Reasons Why feeling without the emotional baggage. I can’t wait to see how this book is received in the bookish community, though. It sounds like a brilliant story. Hopefully, it will make the journey to my shelves soon!
Tess of the Road, by: Rachel Hartman
But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she’s tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.
Returning to the fascinating world she created in the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Seraphina, Rachel Hartman introduces readers to a new character and a new quest, pushing the boundaries of genre once again in this wholly original fantasy.
Tess is a strong, independent woman who don’t need no man. I am very excited for this story; medieval heroines, dragons, and quests make up the perfect recipe for an epic adventure. Now that I think about it, I don’t know if I’ve ever read any dragon books so this one would be that much more exciting to read. This book is also set in the same world as Hartman’s first book, Seraphina, and I feel like I will read that book first before diving into this one. (Although, the kind people on Goodreads said this wasn’t necessary, so we’ll see what happens…).
This Tiny Perfect World, by: Lauren Gibaldi
Praise to both the theatre nerd rep and small-town girl rep! (I think it goes without saying, but I am both of these things…) It’s not very often that I see a main character so similar to myself, so when these books come across my screen is always exciting. Getting to go to a theatre camp like Penny remains a dream in my world, so reading about her experiences would be the next best thing. Hopefully, I can get my hands on this book in time to read it this summer!
I hope that I got these February releases out to you guys in time. Let me know what books you’re looking forward to this month.
Your mixed up blogger,
Once I got home, though, and saw several packages on my front porch, all the crap from the day disappeared. A few had smiley faces on them. Squealing, I grabbed the boxes. Books were inside-- new release books I'd preordered weeks ago.
— Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.