February 2017 Anticipated Releases

Being in a reading slump sucks. However, that doesn’t stop me from wanting some new releases that are coming out this month!

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(All the synopses in this post are from Goodreads)

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Image result for neil gaiman norse mythologyNorse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Series: standalone | Release date: 02/07/17 | Goodreads

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, son of a giant, blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, Thor must disguise himself as a woman, difficult with his beard and huge appetite, to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir, the most sagacious of gods, is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.

Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

Image result for gilded cage vic jamesGilded Cage by Vic James

Series: Dark Gifts, #1 | Release date: 02/14/17 | Goodreads

Not all are free. Not all are equal. Not all will be saved.

Our world belongs to the Equals — aristocrats with magical gifts — and all commoners must serve them for ten years. But behind the gates of England’s grandest estate lies a power that could break the world.

A girl thirsts for love and knowledge.

Abi is a servant to England’s most powerful family, but her spirit is free. So when she falls for one of the noble-born sons, Abi faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family’s secrets might win her liberty, but will her heart pay the price?

A boy dreams of revolution.

Abi’s brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town. Far from his family and cruelly oppressed, he makes friends whose ideals could cost him everything. Now Luke has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution.

And an aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.

He is a shadow in the glittering world of the Equals, with mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberate—or destroy?

Image result for a conjuring of lightA Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

Series: Shades of Magic, #3 | Release date: 02/21/17 | Goodreads

The battle between four magical Londons comes to a head in this stunning finale to the New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy by rising star V. E. Schwab.

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.

Image result for the hate u giveThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Series: standalone | Release date: 02/28/17 | Goodreads

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.

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What are some of your February anticipated releases?

What do you look most forward to this month?

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Until next time….

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15 thoughts on “February 2017 Anticipated Releases

    • Jessica 02/05/2017 / 10:50 am

      Both of them sound like great books 😊

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  1. Emma The Book Lover 02/05/2017 / 3:44 pm

    Cannot wait for A Conjuring Of Light 😀

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    • Jessica 02/05/2017 / 4:11 pm

      I haven’t read A Gathering of Shadows yet 😬, but nonetheless I’m still excited for A Conjuring of Light.

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      • Emma The Book Lover 02/06/2017 / 5:03 pm

        I’m just in the middle of A Gathering Of Shadows now because I just read ADSOM on Thursday, but I’m already in love with the series 😀

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        • Jessica 02/06/2017 / 5:17 pm

          Wow you’re a fast reader! I’ve been meaning to read AGOS for over a year now but haven’t 😂

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          • Emma The Book Lover 02/07/2017 / 7:56 am

            My semester just ended and exams are done so I’m taking advantage of my free time and reading at every second hahaha

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  2. Bex @ Bexnbookx 02/05/2017 / 4:59 pm

    I have Gilded Cage and The Hate U Give on my Highly Anticipated list! The only reason A Conjuring of Light is not on it is because I haven’t read any of the previous books yet, but I definitely need to soon!

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    • Jessica 02/05/2017 / 5:12 pm

      I haven’t read the second book of the Shades of Magic series yet 😬 I need to read it soon before I can continue into the last one.

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  3. littlebookynook 02/06/2017 / 12:16 am

    Oooooh I wanna read all of these!!! I need to get through my TBR so I can binge read every one of these books lol.

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