Thursday, February 02, 2012

February book release!

It's February, the month of lurrrvveeee. Who's excited to celebrate Valentine's Day? Raise your hand! I won't be the one raising my hand though. Valentine's Day means the second day of my college's second term! After a month of caving in with books, movies, and oreos, I'll go back to college!

Soooo there are many book released in February! I guess some authors are simply hopeless romantic, right? Maybe the Valentine magic will make it memorable for the book's release, especially for debut author haha. Okay, enough mumbling, move on to February release! :)

Harbinger by
Expected publication: February 2nd 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR 

When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn't expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she's going crazy. Fast.

But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she's come home. She's even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.
Faye knows she's the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can't trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her - and the rest of the world too.

Fever (Chemical Garden) by Lauren Destefano
Expected publication: February 21st 2012 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing  

Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind. 

Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the any means necessary.

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by
Expected publication: February 21st 2012 by Penguin Young Readers Group

Brie's life ends at sixteen: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart - "literally." But now that she's in heaven, Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined.

Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend knows a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost - and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul who's been D&G (dead and gone) much longer than she? and who just might hold the key to her forever after. With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on? but how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1) by
Expected publication: February 7th 2012 by Putnam Juvenile 

"Blessed with a gift..."cursed" with a secret."
Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship - or an early grave.
Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.
If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood - not even from each other.

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen
Expected publication: February 16th 2012 by Speak
Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that's just fine by her. She's got her friends - the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She's got her art - and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing.

Still, it's hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they're dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?

 Dead To You by Lisa McMann
Expected publication: February 7th 2012 by Simon Pulse  

Ethan was abducted from his front yard when he was just seven years old. Now, at sixteen, he has returned to his family. It's a miracle... at first.

Then the tensions start to build. His reintroduction to his old life isn't going smoothly, and his family is tearing apart all over again.

If only Ethan could remember something, anything, about his life before, he'd be able to put the pieces back together. But there's something that's keeping his memory blocked. Something unspeakable...


The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
Expected publication: February 16th 2012 by Dutton Children's Books

Colby and Bev have a long-standing pact: graduate, hit the road with Bev's band, and then spend the year wandering around Europe. But moments after the tour kicks off, Bev makes a shocking announcement: she's abandoning their plans - and Colby - to start college in the fall.
But the show must go on and The Disenchantments weave through the Pacific Northwest, playing in small towns and dingy venues, while roadie- Colby struggles to deal with Bev's already-growing distance and the most important question of all: what's next?

Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby
Expected publication: February 28th 2012 by Walker Childrens

Meet Josephine Foster, or Zo Jo as she’s called in the biz. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo doesn’t mind doing what it takes to get that perfect shot, until she’s sent on an undercover assignment to shoot Ned Hartnett—teen superstar and the only celebrity who’s ever been kind to her—at an exclusive rehabilitation retreat in Boston. The money will be enough to pay for Jo’s dream: real photography classes, and maybe even quitting her paparazzi gig for good.

Everyone wants to know what Ned’s in for. But Jo certainly doesn’t know what she’s in for: falling in love with Ned was never supposed to be part of her assignment.

Have you read any of these books? I've got my arc copy of Dead to You by Lisa McMann and I can't wait to read it! A special recommendation from me to read this month is Fever by Lauren Destefano! I love Wither and I'm eagerly anticipating the second installment of the series!

I haven't got the chance to read Incarnate or Everneath, but I'll be sure to read them as soon as I have finished reading Shatter Me and The Truth About Forever! :)


  1. I'm super excited for most of the books on this list! I've already read The Fine Art of Truth or Dare and it's fantastic. Shooting Stars sounds so adorable and I heard it does have a typical storyline, which is exciting. Great picks! :)

    1. Shooting Star sounds like the kind of typical YA, but I find that kind of story is very cute lol. I'm also in great excitement to read all these books! Can't wait to read The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, the blurb sounds amazing! Thank you Elena! :)

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! A lot of these books look soooo good I can't wait to read them! Especially Dead to You I've wanted to read this book since I heard about it. I still need to read Wither, so I'll have to wait to read fever. This is the first I've heard of The Fine Art of Truth and Dare and it sounds like such a cute story!

    1. Hello Kimberly! I can't wait either to read all those books! I have a tendency to judge book by its cover lol. Even if the story is bad, at least the cover is worth my money! Dead to You is amazing and I can't wait to hear your thought on it! Wither is a must-read, you have to read it at least once in a lifetime! I'm a sucker for cute lovey dovey story. :P


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