Most Highly Anticipated Titles ~ February 2017

With February right around the corner there is a plethora of new books about to come into our lives. I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my most anticipated books arriving next month. Maybe this will be a new feature as the year goes on. We shall see. In the meantime check out these exciting titles about to hit shelves!


traitortothethroneTraitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Published by Faber & Faber

Expected on February 2, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance

This is not about blood or love. This is about treason.

Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince’s message has spread across the desert – and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruelest manner possible.

Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert-girl’s instinct for survival. For the Sultan’s palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper’s nest of suspicion, fear and intrigue. Just the right place for a spy to thrive… But spying is a dangerous game, and when ghosts from Amani’s past emerge to haunt her, she begins to wonder if she can trust her own treacherous heart.

I’m so excited for the sequel to Rebel of the Sands!!! I’ve got the UK edition, so my covers will match, and now I need to know what happens next.


travelerTraveler by L.E. DeLano

 

Published by Swoon Reads

Expected on February 7, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all steampunk pirates and fantasy lifestyles…Jessa is dying over and over again, in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it… this Jessa is going to live.

Now I’ve already read Traveler and truly enjoyed it but I need this book on my shelf. Such a great concept and with fun characters too.


empressofthousandskiesEmpress of Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Published by Razorbill

Expected on February 7, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Empress
Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.

Fugitive
Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he’s forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life.

Madman
With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.

A saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy.

I’ve been intrigued by this one from the first moment I heard about it. I love a good scifi story and need more of them in my life.


theunionThe Union by S. Usher Evans

Published by Sun’s Golden Ray Publishing

Expected on February 14, 2017

Genres: New Adult, Fiction, Fantasy

Prince Galian spends his days ministering to the sick in Kylae, but his nights strategizing how to change hearts and minds of his people. With the death camp closed, the country is becoming more volatile, and even King Grieg may not be able to maintain control over the warring factions.

Across the Great Madion Sea, Theo Kallistrate seeks an audience with the Raven rebels, rumored to be brewing insurrection against President Bayard. But they don’t trust her, and progress has been achingly slow. When the war takes a major turn, Theo and Galian find themselves front and center in a political firestorm that could end with their union…or their funeral.

Series culmination terrify me and I’ve been putting off reading The Union for a while. Yes I already have a copy. Also, please don’t break my heart!


acolA Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Published by Tor Books

Expected on February 21, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy

London’s fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees Schwab reach a thrilling culmination concerning the fate of beloved protagonists—and old enemies.

The end of one of my fave series. Say it ain’t so! Victoria Schwab knows how to write people. Also how to wreck people. I actually took off work to read this book.


shipbeyondtimeThe Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

Published by Greenwillow Books

Expected on February 28, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Nix has spent her whole life journeying to places both real and imagined aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. And now it’s finally time for her to take the helm. Her father has given up his obsession to save her mother—and possibly erase Nix’s existence—and Nix’s future lies bright before her. Until she learns that she is destined to lose the one she loves. But her relationship with Kash—best friend, thief, charmer extraordinaire—is only just beginning. How can she bear to lose him? How can she bear to become as adrift and alone as her father?

Desperate to change her fate, Nix takes her crew to a mythical utopia to meet another Navigator who promises to teach her how to manipulate time. But everything in this utopia is constantly changing, and nothing is what it seems—not even her relationship with Kash. Nix must grapple with whether anyone can escape her destiny, her history, her choices. Heidi Heilig weaves fantasy, history, and romance together to tackle questions of free will, fate, and what it means to love another person. But at the center of this adventure are the extraordinary, multifaceted, and multicultural characters that leap off the page, and an intricate, recognizable world that has no bounds. 

I fell in love with Kash, Nix, and the rest of the Temptation crew and cannot wait to return to their story. My heart is not ready.


thehateugiveThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Published by Balzer + Bray

Expected on February 28, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Realistic

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this is a powerful and gripping YA novel about one girl’s struggle for justice.

One of the most talked about and extremely relevant YA releases to date, The Hate U Give is sure to be an important story. Excited to pick this one up!


daughterofpiratekingDaughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Published by Feiwel & Friends

Expected on February 28, 2017

Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

Alright, I know I have a thing for pirate books everyone. Three of my February releases have ships on them for goodness sake. Apparently my 2016 obsession continues.


So those are my top titles for the month of February! Did any of these make your list? Are there any other books I need to put on my radar? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below!

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