Looking Ahead… February Releases

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This is a new post that I want to include at the end of every month where I share the books I am looking forward to in the next month. I am always looking for books to add to my TBR so I hope that some of you complete this tag as well.


  • Create a list of books that you are looking forward to in the next month.
  • Credit the creator of the tag, Devouring Books.
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  • Tag 5-15 people!

Looking Ahead… February Releases

There are so many great books coming out in February it is insane! I found myself with more review copies for February than any other month. I am going to have to catch up on all of my review copies! Are you looking forward to any of these titles or any other February release? Make sure to comment below or write your own post! Just make sure to tag me!

Physical ARCs

Enchantee by Gita Trelease

This is a book that I have really wanted ever since I saw it. Historical fiction meets fantasy in this novel set in France where the main character plans a to steal from Louis XVI and Marie Antionette. I have always wanted to read a good story about Marie Antionette, and this story also combines magic and thievery, could it be any MORE up my alley?

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

A historical fiction novel about a team hunting for Nazi war criminals after WWII. I have been meaning to read this one for a while, but haven’t been in the mood for historical fiction.

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

A family is upended as the parents are both arrested. This book is about the struggles of the ones left behind while their parents go through trial. It’s hard to tell what this book is about as a whole, but the reviews so far are great.

The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu

A middle grade fantasy about two twin sisters. I have no idea how I stumbled upon a copy of this, but I’ve been saying for a long time that I have been meaning to read more middle grade fiction. I think I will read this after a slow paced or intricate novel. It seems like a good book to avoid a reading slump.


Roam by C.H. Armstrong

Roam is about a homeless teen who is trying to conceal the fact that she is homeless so she can finish school. Oh, my heart. Reviews say it is heart wrenching, but also original and different than most YA out there. I love gritty fiction!

Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway

This YA fantasy is one of my most anticipated books of February. The writing has been praised and it has been compared to The Winner’s Curse. I can’t wait to read it.

Spectacle by Jodie Lynn Zdrok

I basically picked this up on the cover, but I don’t think I will be disappointed. Spectacle is a murder mystery set in Paris in the late 1800’s. Funny, I have been picking up a lot of books with French settings or characters lately.

Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins

I have heard a lot of buzz about this time travel novel, and now I found out that Danielle Rollins is the same author as Danielle Vega! I was told that this is a bit different than the rest of her work, but still very good. I will have to judge for myself.

The Antidote by Shelley Sackier

I requested this novel from Edelweiss because it was compared to Laini Taylor’s work and she is one of my favorites. Set in a fantasy world where magic is forbidden and a girl wants to save her best friend from sickness, the plot seems promising, dramatic and full of danger.

Want to Read

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

The Raven Tower sounds like an intricate adult fantasy novel that I don’t think I could begin to briefly summarize. Early reviews look outstanding, putting this one on my wish list.

Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

The title of this one had me interested. I love morally grey characters, but then to find out this also has ACE/ARO representation? I want a copy please!


Have Read

A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Books set in mental institutions tend to be boring as the days in institutions are repetitive, but this book never bored me. Hard to summarize, this book felt deeply personal and was an incredible read.

A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel — Review

The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

This book is similar to A Danger to Herself and Others in two ways, one being that both characters struggle from a mental disorder, and the other being that both characters felt extraordinarily genuine. The Girls at 17 Swann Street broke my heart, but left it with some hope. This is a really important novel about eating disorders.

The Girls at 17 Swann Street – ARC Review

The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

I wanted so much more out of this novel. A school where kids train to be con artists? The plot had so much potential, unfortunately this one just fell flat for me.

The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

OH MY GOD. This novel was amazing. I will always picture phoenixes the way they were described in this book. This is an intricate fantasy novel and it is AMAZING. Unfortunately I think this book might fall beneath the radar, because I haven’t heard a lot about it from friends of mine.

The Cerulean by Amy Ewing

This was the third novel that I read by Amy Ewing. I love her world building and characters, but her plot could have been better. I still want to read the next book. I think my problem with this one was that I had super high expectations going in, and then it was great, but I had expected it to blow my mind.

The Cerulean by Amy Ewing – Review


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Let’s Chat!

What books are you looking forward to in February? Have you read any books that are going to come out in February? Did you pre-order any titles for next month? Do you want to read any of these titles? Did this post inspire you to add any books to your TBR? Make sure to comment below so we can talk about February releases.

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      1. I just use the “headings”. Number one through three typically for my posts. It helps make you more “googleable” too, to use headings in order of what’s most important. But yeah, I’ve been messing with making things look formatted nicely lately. Thanks for noticing!!


      2. I am such a Googler. I am one of those people who googles something if I’m curious about it and a half hour later I am telling you who that person’s wife’s kid’s illnesses are. I get sucked IN to internet research. So I wind up with a lot of random facts in my head, but sometimes it’s useful.

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      3. I can be like that. It depends on the topic really. For something technical like this it’s just not easy for me to learn. For something like random facts yes, but this requires skill. :/

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      4. He is okay, but unfortunately it looks like they’re still going to have to do more surgeries. He has MRSA in the cavity outside his lung and there are sponges soaking up the pus while his tissue is healing and his lung re-expanding. When they change out the sponges they have to knock him out… anyways, the lung hasn’t re-expanded enough and the tissue hasn’t healed enough and we were supposed to be done with the sponge changing surgeries by now, but we’re not. So he’s a bit depressed. But he’s doing better. He just has to heal up from the MRSA infection, but he’s had like 8 surgeries since Christmas, so he’s pretty tired of the hospital.

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      5. It’s been a LOT! I am SO glad he’s okay. He’s my grandpa, my big Irish family would be lost without him. My Nana got hit by a car when I was 7 and her leg was shattered so she’s handicapped. I am just so grateful for doctors right now.

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      6. Grandparents are the best. I’ve lost all of mine so I’m always happy when I hear stories about others. 🙂

        Doctors are the absolute best. Well most of the time. lol. Some things they just can’t cure. ^-^

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      7. I have 3 of my grandparents left, my Nana and Papa and my Grandma. My Grandma is batshit crazy, my dad’s mom. She thinks that she has like a little Dale in her house ( my dad), her mom and dad.. and she gets upset because they won’t eat. Or because she thinks they steal her stuff or they DO eat all the food. But really they don’t exist at all. She’s wicked mean and has been forever. Pretty sure she’s paranoid schizo, but she also has dementia now, so there’s not much we can really do. But she lives alone and it’s impossible to get her to move.

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      8. Then she would be like my great aunt. lol. She went ‘shopping’ while she was in a home. She would just steal from people but she didn’t realize that. lol. There’s another funny story about her too but I’ll tell that another day.

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  1. I have my top picks for February out soon and we have some of the same picks. I am really looking forward to Crown of Feathers in particular! Also On the Come Up by Angie Thomas and The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. Thank you for the helpful insights!

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    1. I kind of agree. The Girls at 17 Swann Street was SO much better. Right after I finished A Danger to Herself and Others I was all for it, but after reading and looking back it wasn’t as good. It’s funny when you compare books that you rate the same or were about similar topics. Like I could rate 2 books 4 stars and they could be like. COMPLETELY different ends of how I feel about them. I need like a percentage system lol

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