Every now and again, I post a video on TikTok highlighting all the exciting new book releases that are coming up that I think deserve to be on your TBR or your preorder list or your library holds. Today, I’m making sure to tell all of you who still get your information in print form exactly what’s good. Here are some exciting February books that you should know about.
February 1st Books
THAT IS TODAY. You could head to your nearest bookstore and pick these up. You could download them right now to your e-reader. These books ARE OUT NOW.
This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
A brand new romantic fantasy trilogy from the author that brought us Shatter Me. I’m guessing you don’t need to know more than that.
Hunt the Stars by Jessie Mihalik
I really enjoyed Mihalik’s Polaris Rising, and Hunt the Stars is the beginning of a her newest adult space opera romance series about a female bounty hunter, and … what’s that? She has to team up with her sworn enemy? Hyperspeed this into my eyeballs.
February 8th Books
That is NEXT WEEK. You should preorder/place holds now.
Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes
Science Fiction Horror about an abandoned luxury space cruiser that is haunted. Titanic meets The Shining meets The Sphere…BYE. Buy.
The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman
I might have been born in the 80s, but the 90s are MY decade. I can’t wait to read this. But I do wonder if Klosterman is giving Kevin James Thornton some royalties.
February 15th Books
A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross
Coming in hot with an adult debut is the mythical dark fantasy, A River Enchanted. Scottish folklore, isles, fickle spirits. It has everything.
The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian
Oh you like dark academia, bully mysteries and coming of age young adult? All in one place, my dears.
The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews
Historical fiction set right in the midst of religious zealotry and superstition, The Leviathan’s summary gave me the kind of chills I got when I first read The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. The kind of book that is going to be wholly new, but feel indelible.
Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James
I haven’t picked up the first in James’ highly lauded Dark Star Trilogy, but the reviews for this 2nd in the series is making me rethink that. An ancient African mythology explores the same tale as the first novel but from the perspective of the villainous female witch.
February 22nd Books
The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
Everyone is already reading this one: the closed-room psychological thriller from the author of The Guest List. Book clubs weep.
Only a Monster by Vanessa Len
Those in the UK and Australia can already get their hands on this one, but for the rest of us, we will have to wait until the end of the month to read Len’s debut YA time-traveling monstrous romance.
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
I was told that this was perfect for fans of Uprooted (Naomi Novik) and Spirited Away, and I didn’t ask any more questions. (But if you have more, it’s a feminist retelling of a classic Koren folktale).
Extasia by Claire Legrand
I don’t know how I feel about Claire Legrand, but I do know that young adult horror about a girl who infiltrates a coven to fight a vicious evil makes me feel things.
There’s no way any of us are going to get to all of these amazing February books this month, but maybe you found one or two that you’re exciting about. Let me know in the comments.
Beth is the proud sponsor of two little women and a huge fan of fandom. She took 3 years of Latin in high school and now speaks fluent pretension, which fully explains her current preference for gay wizard regency novels. She will roll over for a giant book with a map in the front. She takes comic book recommendations every day but Wednesday and TV recommendations never (she knows what's good).