Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Notable New Releases - February 2012

Here are the new releases I'm most excited for this month!

February 6th
The Rivals (The Mockingbirds, #2)
The Rivals (Mockingbirds #2) by Daisy Whitney
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
I still have not yet red Mockingbirds, but have heard very good things.
Contemporary fiction about a covert group of young adults who takes a stand against abuse when their private boarding school will not.

February 7th
Dead to You
Dead to You by Lisa McMann
Simon Pulse
Lisa has a way with her stories of making them super hard to put down.  This one's about a boy who was abducted as a child and has returned to his family at age 16 but can't remember his life before.

Once: Before Midnight; Golden; Wild Orchid
Simon Pulse
I haven't read anything by Dokey yet, but am intrigued by this repackaging of three of her fairy-tale re-tellings all in one book.

February 14th (Valentine's Day)
In His Eyes Anthology (Stories from a Cute Guy)
In His Eyes Anthology (Stories From a Cute Guy)
An e-book self-published by various authors including Susan Kaye Quinn, Ali Cross, S.R. Johannes, and Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Love stories told through the eyes of the boy.  I have loved some of these author's other stories and am excited to get my hand on these!  Perfect release date too! :)

February 19th
Truth (XVI, #2)
Truth (XVI #2) by Julia Karr
I didn't want to read too many futuristic/dystopian books too close together, but have been intending to read Julia's debut novel, XVI, for some time now.  It received good reviews and this one seems to be getting a good response from early reviewers as well.

February 21st
Fever (The Chemical Garden, #2)
Fever (The Chemical Garden #2) by Lauren DeStefano
Simon & Schuster
I read an advance copy of this and mostly enjoyed it, but did not find myself as invested in the story as I was with Wither.  Sometimes this happens to me with sequels and it could just be that too much time had passed or that I was just not in the right mood.  I found it enjoyable and still packed with adventure, danger, and romance...just perhaps a bit slower paced than I would like.

February 28th
Partials by Dan Wells
I won this book as an ARC at an event at Books, Inc. last month and the story interested me.  I had just read Cinder, which also features cyborgs, so I didn't want to read them too close together, but will definitely be trying this out soon.

Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)
Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver
This is probably the book I have been most anticipating over the last year.  I have been DYING to read #2 since I read the first, Delirium, as an ARC over a year ago and the story hasn't left me yet.  I have a theory about something that happened and am SO hoping I'm right....I almost don't want to find out, and probably won't for at least a little while, but am really excited to get back into this world and this writing again.

What books are you looking forward to this month?


  1. I am looking forward to getting my hands on Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley which has been out in Australia forever but releases here on Feb 14th!

  2. I added that to my "to read" list a while ago (probably after I saw you were excited about it), but missed that it was coming out here this month. I think I'll add it. :)