Anticipated Releases: February 2018

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Just like January there are a ton of books coming out in February that I can’t wait to read. I have 19 books on my list for this month so let’s jump right in and let me know if you are also anticipating any of these books as well! There are so many stunning covers coming out this year as well!


 

February 6:

The Queen's Rising The Last to Let Go Your One & Only Broken Beautiful Hearts The Unbinding of Mary Reade

Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms, #6) The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza The Belles (The Belles #1)

 

February 13:

Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)

 

February 20:

Pitch Dark Ink, Iron, and Glass (Ink, Iron, and Glass, #1)

 

February 27:

Heart of Iron Cadaver & Queen Tess of the Road The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game #1) Where I Live

A Girl Like That I Stop Somewhere This Heart of Mine

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Waiting On… Pacifica

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This weeks book is:

Pacifica

Expected Publication Date: March 6, 2018

Published By: Tor Teen

 

 

Goodreads SynopsisMarin is cosario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him. Sailing the ocean to chase adventure is in her blood. But these days no one cares that the island town her people call home is named after her grandfather. They have a new leader, one who promises an end to their hunger – and one who thinks that girls are meant for the kitchen or the brothel. Marin knows she’s meant for more than that, and with the sudden influx of weapons on the island, and rumors of a pending deal with the enemy oil nation in her wake, she knows a big score to gain the council’s favor is the only way to save her people, and herself.

Ross lives a life of privilege. As the president’s son he wants for nothing, but he longs for a life of adventure. On a dare, he convinces his best friend Adam to sneak out to the Docks, the site of local race riots between the poor Shorlings and the upper class. But when Adam is arrested along with the other Shorlings, and not even the president is willing to find him, Ross finds himself taking matters into his own hands. He journeys back into the Docks, ready to make deals with anyone, even a beautiful pirate, if it means Adam’s safe return.

When Marin and Ross meet in dangerous Shoreling territory he sees a way to get his friend back and she sees her ticket home. The ransom a president’s son would command could feed her people for years and restore her family’s legacy. But somewhere in the middle of the ocean, Marin must decide if her heart can handle handing over the only person who has ever seen her as more than a pirate.

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: This was originally on my anticipated list before the synopsis or title were even released because Kristen Simmons wrote the Article 5 trilogy which I love! Then the synopsis came out and I saw it was about pirates….. I was SOLD! This book sounds amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes

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Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms, #3)Date Published: December 9, 2014

Published By: Razorbill

Pages: 416

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 1/8/18-1/22/18

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

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Synopsis: This is book three in the Falling Kingdoms series. You can read the synopsis for book one here!

 

My Thoughts: I didn’t like this one as much as the previous two in the series. I am loving the way things are headed with Magnus and Cleo! There were a few things that happened in this that I was able to predict and see coming from the start. There was some good character growth in this so that was nice to see. I can’t wait to continue on and see what these characters get themselves into next.

Waiting On…This Heart of Mine

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This weeks book is:

This Heart of Mine

Expected Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Published By: Wednesday Books

 

 

Goodreads SynopsisA new heart saved her life—but will it help her find out what really happened to its donor?

Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance at life. Except Leah discovers who the donor was — a boy from her school — and they’re saying he killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened.

Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other, and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew living, took more courage than dying? 

This Heart of Mine is a haunting, poignant tale about living and dying, surviving grief, guilt, and heartache, while discovering love and hope in the midst of sadness.

 

Why I’m Anticipating This: I think that this sounds like it’s going to be an amazing contemporary story. I haven’t read any books where the main characters has gone through an organ transplant so that aspect really intrigued me. I have high hopes for this one. I have read one other book by this author and I really enjoyed it so hopefully same goes for this one.

Not A Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

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Not a Drop to DrinkDate Published:  September 24, 2013

Published By: Katherine Tegen Books

Pages: 352

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 1/14/17-1/15/17

Rating: 3-and-a-half-star-rating

 

 

 

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Goodreads SynopsisFans of classic frontier survival stories, as well as readers of dystopian literature, will enjoy this futuristic story where water is worth more than gold. New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant says Not a Drop to Drink is a debut “not to be missed.” With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a frontierlike world not so different from our own.

Teenage Lynn has been taught to defend her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and most important, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty—or doesn’t leave at all. Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. But when strangers appear, the mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it. . . .

 

My Thoughts: I found this book to be written in such a realistic way that I saw everything in my head crystal clear as I was reading. As someone who lives in Ohio I could totally picture the setting of a rural community with houses that have ponds in the back yard. It was very easy for me to picture myself in the story along side Lynn. I found all the characters to be very realistic and the writing was so good. I flew through this. It had been sitting on my e-reader for a few years now and I finally just decided to give it a go and I am so happy that I did. I am going to be picking up the companion novel here soon because I want more of these characters.

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

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If You Find MeDate Published: March 26, 2013

Published By: St Martins Griffin

Pages: 256

Edition Read: ebook

Dates Read: 1/9/18-1/11/18

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

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Goodreads SynopsisThere are some things you can’t leave behind…

A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.

Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go… a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn’t spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down. 

 

My Thoughts: TRIGGER WARNING: sexual assault, child neglect and abuse. 

I enjoyed this way more than I was thinking I would. I feel like the heavy topics were handled very well. I was so invested in the characters and I just wanted the best for Carey and Nessa. This has been on my TBR for five years and I’m so happy I finally got to it. I do think that how quickly Janessa adjusted was a little unrealistic, while Carey’s adjustment was a little more along the realistic side. Other than that this book was incredible. I highly recommend it as long as you can read books featuring the things that I mentioned in my trigger warning!

Saga Volume 8 by Brian K Vaughan

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Saga, Vol. 8 (Saga, #8)Date Published: December 27, 2017

Published By: Image Comics

Pages: 152

Edition Read: ebook

Date Read: 1/10/17

Rating: 4-star-rating

 

 

 

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Synopsis: Collecting issues 43-48.

 

 

My Thoughts: I thought that this volume was really weird. There wasn’t a whole lot that happened. I can see how some of the things are setting up for the next volume though. I still really enjoyed this. This is a very graphic and mature in terms of content so I wouldn’t recommend this series for younger readers.