Hello and welcome to another ‘most anticipated releases’ feature. Firstly I just want to say that I’m sorry that this post is a couple of days late but I was determined to try and catch up a little with my comments (if I’ve missed any please do let me know) and your blog posts before adding the final touches to this post. Secondly I just want to say that I’ve decided to extend my absence for another couple of weeks. I’ve been reorganizing my TBR (note to future self…DON’T) and don’t really feel like I’ve had much of a break as a result. Plus I’m still not reading and I want to get started with that before blogging properly again. How can I book blog if my current 2020 total is 0? So I want to apologize but I am going to be absent for another couple of weeks. I’ve scheduled my Literacy List & TBR Thursday for this month and hope to be back soon. If anyone wants to contact me at all in the meantime feel free to send me a message on Instagram.
Anyway onto this month’s releases… and let’s just say there’s a lot of them. If you think this month is scary though just wait until you see March!
In the heart of the frigid North, there lives a demon known as the Face Stealer. Eyes, nose, mouth—nothing and no one is safe. Once he returns to his lair, or wherever it is he dwells, no one ever sees those faces again.
When tragedy strikes, Apaay embarks on a perilous journey to find her sister’s face—yet becomes trapped in a labyrinth ruled by a sinister girl named Yuki. The girl offers Apaay a deal: find her sister’s face hidden within the labyrinth, and she will be set free. But the labyrinth, and those who inhabit it, is not as it seems. Especially Numiak: darkly beautiful, powerful, whose motives are not yet clear.
With time slipping, Apaay is determined to escape the deadly labyrinth with her sister’s face in hand. But in Yuki’s harsh world, Apaay will need all her strength to survive.
Yuki only plays the games she wins.
She will reign.
As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.
When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.
But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder—and more peril—than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.
I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.
Before the massacre at Nariin, Enebish was one of the greatest warriors in the Sky King’s Imperial Army: a rare and dangerous Night Spinner, blessed with the ability to control the threads of darkness. Now, she is known as Enebish the Destroyer―a monster and murderer, banished to a monastery for losing control of her power and annihilating a merchant caravan.
Guilt stricken and scarred, Enebish tries to be grateful for her sanctuary, until her adoptive sister, Imperial Army commander Ghoa, returns from the war front with a tantalizing offer. If Enebish can capture the notorious criminal, Temujin, whose band of rebels has been seizing army supply wagons, not only will her crimes be pardoned, she will be reinstated as a warrior.
Enebish eagerly accepts. But as she hunts Temujin across the tundra, she discovers the tides of war have shifted, and the supplies he’s stealing are the only thing keeping thousands of shepherds from starving. Torn between duty and conscience, Enebish must decide whether to put her trust in the charismatic rebel or her beloved sister. No matter who she chooses, an even greater enemy is advancing, ready to bring the empire to its knees.
Celia Sand and her best friend, Anya Burtoni, are inklings for the esteemed religion of Profeta. Using magic, they tattoo followers with beautiful images that represent the Divine’s will and guide the actions of the recipients. It’s considered a noble calling, but ten years into their servitude Celia and Anya know the truth: Profeta is built on lies, the tattooed orders strip away freedom, and the revered temple is actually a brutal, torturous prison.
Their opportunity to escape arrives with the Rabble Mob, a traveling theater troupe. Using their inkling abilities for performance instead of propaganda, Celia and Anya are content for the first time . . . until they realize who followed them. The Divine they never believed in is very real, very angry, and determined to use Celia, Anya, and the Rabble Mob’s now-infamous stage to spread her deceitful influence even further.
To protect their new family from the wrath of a malicious deity and the zealots who work in her name, Celia and Anya must unmask the biggest lie of all—Profeta itself.
Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:
1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.
No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.
But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?
♥ The Rage Of Storms by P.C. Cast
♡ Ember Queen by Laura Sebastian
♥ Alone In The Wild by Kelley Armstrong
♡ Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland
♥ The King Of Crows by Libba Bray
♡ Crown of Smoke by P.M. Freestone
♥ Scammed by Kristen Simmons
♡ Heart Of Flames by Nicki PauPreto
♥ Cloak Of Night by Evelyn Skye
♡ Sensational by Jodie Lynn Zdrok
♥ Uncaged by Celia McMahon
♡ Storm From The East by Joanna Hathaway
♥ King Maker by Audrey Grey
♡ Honor Lost by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre
♥ The Life Below by Alexandra Monir
♡ The Queen Of Raiders by Sarah Kozloff
♥ Twisted Fates by Danielle Rollins
♡ We Unleash The Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia
♥ Master Artificer by Justin Call
Other February Releases That I’m Looking Forward To:
♡ Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller
♥ Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
♡ The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne
♥ Malice by Pintip Dunn
♡ The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa De La Cruz
♥ Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
♡ Recipe For A Perfect Wife by Karma Brown
♥ Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West
♡ What Kind Of Girl by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
♥ The Alibi Girl by C. J. Skuse
♡ Wranglestone by Darren Charlton
♥ The Sisters Grimm by Menna Van Praag
♡ The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott
♥ In The Shadow Of The Sun by EM Castellan
♡ The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
♥ The Foundling by Stacey Hall
♡ A Witch In Time by Constance Sayers
♥ Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
♡ If You Only Knew by Prerna Pickett
♥ The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet
♡ The Ninth Sorceress by Bonnie Wynne
♥ I Am Dust by Louise Beech
♡ Glitch Kingdom by Sheena Boekweg
♥ Of Curses And Kisses by Sandhya Menon
♡ No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez
♥ The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes
♡ The Golden Key by Marian Womack
♥ The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
♡ The Upside Of Falling by Alex Light
♥ The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood
♡ The Guest List by Lucy Foley
♥ Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
♡ Pretty As A Picture by Elizabeth Little
♥ The Sound Of Stars by Alechia Dow
♡ Rebelwing by Andrea Tang
♥ The Unfairfolk by Sara Wolf
As per usual I’m completely behind with all of the series that I’ve shared. I don’t think I’ve started one yet. But I do seriously want to start playing catch up during my break. I’m also not convinced that Rage Of Storms is out as it doesn’t have a cover yet.
Besides the usual top five I’m most excited for Ninth Sorceress (which with a blurb like that should have been in it to be honest) and What Kind Of Girl (which sounds amazing!!). There are others listed that I absolutely adore the sound of too so if you want to know which they are just ask.
What are your most anticipated February releases? Have you read any of them yet; if so which would you most recommend? Let me know and, of course, I hope you all enjoy your reading.