Is it just me or did January drag on SO much? Hello February and HELLO SNOW. something I wasn’t expecting. As I’m sat here typing it’s a winter wonderland outside. Anywho, Here are 5 books out this month that I’m super excited about!
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
Released: February 7th
The highly anticipated second novel from Angie, after the massive and continued success of The Hate U Give, one of my favorite books of 2017.
Told in the same setting as her first novel, this book follows Bri, who wants nothing more than to be the next big rap artist, and as the daughter of an underground hip hop legend, who died before he got the chance to make it big, she has a lot of work to do. On The Come Up Looks to be another prominent and important novel from Angie, Much looking forward to reading this one, hopefully, this month.
Goodreads description: Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. As the daughter of an underground hip hop legend who died right before he hit big, Bri’s got massive shoes to fill. But when her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, Bri finds herself at the centre of controversy and portrayed by the media as more menace than MC. And with an eviction notice staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it – she has to. Even if it means becoming the very thing the public has made her out to be.
Can’t wait to read this one.
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
Released: February 7th
A book I’ve already talked about in my previous post. Sophie is an auto-buy author for me. Love all of her books.
Goodreads description: Fixie Farr can’t help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely-there stain, helping out a friend . . . she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all.
So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU – but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour.
That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help – and Fixie turns to Seb. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Fixie owes Seb: big time.
Soon the pair are caught up in a series of IOUs – from small favours to life-changing debts – and Fixie is torn between the past she’s used to and the future she deserves.
Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life, and love, she really wants?
Enchantee by Gita Trelease
Released: February 5th
A book that’s been on my radar for quite some time, this seems right up my street. I love YA fantasy, in a historical setting. All I needed to know was ’17th-century paris’ and ‘streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians’ and I was sold, Can’t wait to get to this one soon.
Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries – and magicians . . .
When seventeen-year-old Camille is left orphaned, she has to provide for her frail sister and her volatile brother. In desperation, she survives by using the petty magic she learnt from her mother. But when her brother disappears Camille decides to pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
Using dark magic Camille transforms herself into the ‘Baroness de la Fontaine‘ and presents herself at the court of Versaille, where she soon finds herself swept up in a dizzying life of riches, finery and suitors. But Camille’s resentment of the rich is at odds with the allure of their glamour and excess, and she soon discovers that she’s not the only one leading a double life . . .
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Released: February 26th
One of my favourite fantasy covers I’ve seen in quite some time. I’ve seen so many good things from people receiving arcs and after finding out its actually f/f, its shot up my radar a whole lot.
A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.
Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.
Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.
Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
Fame, Fate & the First Kiss by Kasie West
Released: February 5th
Kasie West is an author I’ve set myself out to read more of this year, after reading and really enjoying my first novel from her Love, Life and the List in late 2018. I adore the cover for this and it sounds like another super cute contemporary romance.
Goodreads description: Lacey Barnes has dreamt of being in a movie for as long as she can remember. However, while her dream did include working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood, it didn’t involve having to finish up her senior year of high school at the same time she was getting her big break. Although that is nothing compared to Donavan, the straight-laced student her father hires to tutor her, who is a full-on nightmare.
As Lacey struggles to juggle her burgeoning career, some on-set sabotage, and an off-screen romance with the unlikeliest of leading men, she quickly learns that sometimes the best stories happen when you go off script.