February Most Anticipated New Releases

February is a short month, but the number of promising new releases is HUGE. The last book in Red Rising trilogy (Pierce Brown) and Reckoners (Brandon Sanderson) will be out next month. Plus one of my most highly anticipated new release for 2016, A Gathering of Shadows (V.E. Schwab) and more!

Release Date: February 2nd 2016

Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles Short Stories Collection) by Marissa Meyer | GOODREADS PAGE

Stars Above Cover

Stand-alone or series: Collection of short stories from The Lunar Chronicles

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fairy Tale

I have only read Cinder and Scarlet out of the four-book series, but I loved them. For those of you who have devoured the series and want more, this collection of stories might just be exactly what you need. It includes 4 short stories already published and 5 never been published stories, plus an excerpt from Meyer’s upcoming book, Heartless.

Release Date: February 9th 2016

Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard | GOODREADS PAGE

Glass Sword cover

Stand-alone or series: The second book in Red Queen series

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy

Despite having issues with Red Queen (as mentioned in my review), I am still anticipating the next installment from Aveyard. Hopefully, this book delivers.

Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown | GOODREADS PAGE

Morning star cover

Stand-alone or series: the last book in Red Rising trilogy

Category | Genre: Adult | Fantasy, Dystopia, Science Fiction

Here’s another series I’m not totally in love with. I have only read the first book, though, and my fellow bloggers convinced me that the second book is even better. So, I’ll continue with this series. But never mind me. There are tons of fans of this trilogy that have been counting the days to the book release. I hope it meets your expectation!

Release Date: February 16th 2016

Riders (Riders #1) by Veronica Rossi | GOODREADS PAGE

Riders cover

Stand-alone or series: The first book in Riders series

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythology

Rossi, most famous for her series Under the Never Sky, is back with a new series called Riders. It’s about a boy who turned into one of the four horsemen and had to save humanity from an ancient evil but failed. Sounds good?

Calamity (Reckoners #3) by Brandon Sanderson | GOODREADS PAGE

Calamity cover

Stand-alone or series: the last book in the Reckoners series.

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Alternate Future

And now, for my mandatory Brandon Sanderson mention.
After releasing Bands of Mourning in January, he’s back with another book, this time it’s a YA. Yep, it’s Calamity, the last book in Reckoners series. If you’re not familiar with the name, it’s probably because some of us refer to it as Steelheart series (or maybe I’m the only one who did). I’m not going to read the synopsis because I am not fully caught up with the series, but Firefight is in my immediate TBR (having accidentally purchased it this morning *glares at amazon one-click purchase*) and after that, Calamity!

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) by Heidi Heilig |  GOODREADS PAGE

Girl from everywhere cover

Stand-alone or series: The first book in the series

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Historical, Romance

I love me a good historical fiction and still looking for that perfect time-travel book. Also, this book has overwhelmingly positive early reviews on goodreads.

Release Date: February 23rd 2016

A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab | GOODREADS PAGE

A Gathering of Shadows cover

Stand-alone or series: The second book in A Darker Shade of Magic series

Category | Genre: Adult | Fantasy

You know, I’m going to buy all these books and eat protein bars for lunch.

I mean, A Darker Shade of Magic is an epic awesomeness and now think ADSOM plus pirates plus more Rhy !!! I seriously cannot wait for this book. And those teasers Schwab tweeted to torture us. Plus the six chapters I read. AHHHHH. I’ve pre-ordered a digital copy of this book because I cannot bear the thought of waiting three weeks for BookDepository to deliver it.

Side note: if you haven’t read A Darker Shade of Magic, please get your copy now and join the internet movement #ADSOMreadalong starting on 02/01.

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky | GOODREADS PAGE

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Stand-alone or series: stand-alone

Category | Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary, mystery, humor

The synopsis is quite funny, but the reviews said it’s pretty dark. Also, I am one of those people who grew up listening to and loving boy bands so of course I’m going to read this.

That’s it for this month. Let me know if any of those books is on your most anticipated releases for this month. What other books are in your list?

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