Books that I’m Looking Forward to this Winter 2017

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Hello all! I have got to say that as much as I enjoy the winter and the snow it brings, I’d enjoy some spring weather! Haha. But since the spring weather won’t be here for a few months yet, I thought I’d bring some of my attention to, and cuddle up with a few books that are going to be published in February. To those of you who are just tuning into my blog, for the last 5 months or so I’ve been writing about which books I’m most interested in that will be released in the following month.

For today’s post; since it’s January, I’ll be talking about the books that I want to read that are getting published in this February. 

February

February 1st

The Sky Between You and Me is a YA Contemporary, and as far as I know, it’s a standalone as well. I’m having some mixed feelings about this book. I seriously have no idea what will take place in this book, and that scares me, because the main character is a Runner, and she’s focused on winning Nationals. She’ll do whatever it takes. And apparently, Raesha wants to become ‘Lighter. Leaner. Faster.’ What scares me is the past paragraph of the synopsis:

“So Raesha focuses on minus five. But if she isn’t careful, she will lose more than just the people she loves. She will lose herself to Lighter. Leaner. Faster.” 

I figure that The Sky Between You and Me will deal with some eating disorders.

February 7th

What makes A Tragic Kind of Wonderful to me, is that this particular story is about Mental Health and Mental Illness. The main character of A Tragic Kind of Wonderful is a sixteen-year-old named Mel Hannigan who has bipolar disorder.

Although Empress of a Thousand Skies has two different points of view, one of an empress, and the other of a fugitive. I thought that reading this book would be a great addition to my “read” books. I’m actually intrigued to see how Rhee and Aly will react to one another, to see how they face ‘a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.’

For obvious reasons all I’m going to say is that I’m looking forward to this.

Trapped In Silver has an incredibly intriguing synopsis. This book is one of the many where I just have to show you the synopsis:

Courage comes from a shadowed place in our hearts; a blurred line that straddles love and sheer stupidity.
To seventeen-year-old Ava, wild woodcats, hungry stragglers, and simple-minded townsfolk are the evils she’s grown accustomed to. But when Ethan, an unusual man with eyes of smoke and fire opal, enters her world she quickly understands that there are worse things out there than drunken men and carnivorous forest creatures. She’s a specialised liar and a hell of a fighter, but against a group of animalistic men called Berserkers she struggles to survive the encounter as the desperate swing of a dagger is all it takes to change her life for good.
Half-dead and hunted by the Berserker’s leader when he forms a monstrous obsession with her, Ava escapes his pursuit in an unfamiliar land full of impossible creatures, unlikely allies, and the man she doesn’t know whether to kiss or kill.
But after dreadful news of her missing brother surfaces, Ava becomes more involved in the centuries-long war and begins to unravel the reasons behind her relentless nightmares, discovering truths long-buried in a violent history of love, loss and betrayal.

This synopsis to me, feels like the author has set in 2 stories into one book, which means that the book might (and hopefully) move quickly which is what I like! But I’m also incredibly interested in how the story pans out. I’m also looking forward to how Ava deals with Ethan. But I also and am REALLY looking forward to reading the fantasy aspects of this novel!!!

Goodreads tells me that Wintersong is a retelling, I just don’t know what retelling that is. Nevertheless, I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy (probably from the library if I’m to be quite honest) and seeing where this book goes!

February 9th

This Is How It Always Is  IS NOT a Young Adult book. This book is an Adult Fiction novel. What I want to find out when I read this book is what happens. I figure that This Is How It Always is reads from the parents point of view, since the story is about their family, and their 5 child who is a transgender female.

“As far as Rosie and Penn are concerned, bright, funny and wonderful Claude can be whoever he or she wants. But as problems begin at school and in the community, the family faces a seemingly impossible dilemma: should Claude change, or should they and Claude try to change the world?”

So you can see why I want to read the book. I want to read and see what happens. Does their community accept them, or do they shun them?

February 14th

I’m interested to read We Are Okay because of the LGBTQIA element that We Are Okay apparently has. In the synopsis there’s a bit of a mystery of why ‘Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind.’ And then we winter break comes at the dorm, Marin is there waiting for someone called Mabel and then we apparently learn why everything was left as it was. — I literally have no idea what this book will entail. So I’m going to read it and find out!

February 21st

I actually just found out about Beautiful Broken Girls not too long ago. I knew the name ” Kim Savage ” sounded familiar and then remembered that I read and reviewed Savage’s other book, After the Woods. Beautiful Broken Girls has a lot of potential. Beautiful Broken Girls is a mystery stemming from the death of two teenage sisters. Sisters Mira and Francesca have drowned themselves in their towns quarry. After their death, their neighbour, Ben, receives post-morttem letters from Mira. In the letter, Mira has urged Ben to track down the other letters hidden in places where the two of them have touched each other. — I’m incredibly interested in Beautiful Broken Girls since Savage’s books seem to be about stories and characters that a lot of people don’t talk about all that often.

February 28th

Ahh, The Beast Is an Animal is a YA Fantasy novel. Just what I need! So this book deals with Soul Eaters. Which in stories, are incredibly intersting. I’ve only seen one other book series (that I can currently think of) that contains Soul Eaters. I’m actually excited to read and see what Alys, the main character can do, since the synopsis says that Alys has these powers that can save herself and the rest of the world.

When disaster strikes, Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world. A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest, where danger threatens her from the outside–and from within her own heart and soul.

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. Movie rights have been sold to Fox, with Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) to star.

I have no idea what to think of this book. I actually have no idea what to even say about this book since The Hate U Give is obviously an important read. So I’m going to read it!

So here are the books that are to be published in February ’17! Are there any books coming out in February ’17 that you want to read?

Happy Reading!
Adele

If you’re interested in reading about January’s books, here’s a link to it!

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