Out In February…

There are some great sounding books due out in February! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of them!

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Middle School

I said in 2019 I wanted to read more recent middle grade so I could start passing amazing current books onto my God-daughter and not just buying her the books I adored as an 8 year old. Hotel Flamingo sounds like such a fun read, I’m not sure how I’d cope running the hotel but I’m looking forward to finding out how Anna manages! To Night Owl From Dogfish just sounds brilliant, I loved The Parent Trap when I was younger, I just hope I get enough of the characters to fall in love with them as apparently it’s all told by letter and email. Finally Storm Hound, Storm of Odin just sounds so cute! I think it’ll be an interesting read!

Hotel FlamingoAlex Milway

Release Date: 7th February 2019

When young Anna inherits a dilapidated once-grand hotel from her Great Aunt Mathilde, she’s determined to restore it to its former glory. But this is no ordinary hotel – all of her staff and guests are animals! Anna soon rises to the challenge. Whether it’s a flamingo, a penguin or a hippo knocking at the door, Anna is ready to welcome them all – with the help of her trusty sidekicks T Bear the doorman, Squeak the friendly elevator mouse, and Lemmy the lemur receptionist … As she soon finds out, though, running an animal hotel is no easy task. Can Anna make Hotel Flamingo a success once more?

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To Night Owl From DogfishHolly Goldberg-Sloan and Meg Wolitzer

Release Date: 21st February 2019

Avery Bloom, who’s bookish, intense, and afraid of many things, particularly deep water, lives in New York City. Bett Devlin, who’s fearless, outgoing, and loves all animals as well as the ocean, lives in California. What they have in common is that they are both twelve years old, and are both being raised by single, gay dads.

When their dads fall in love, Bett and Avery are sent, against their will, to the same sleepaway camp. Their dads hope that they will find common ground and become friends–and possibly, one day, even sisters. 

But things soon go off the rails for the girls (and for their dads too), and they find themselves on a summer adventure that neither of them could have predicted. Now that they can’t imagine life without each other, will the two girls (who sometimes call themselves Night Owl and Dogfish) figure out a way to be a family?

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Storm HoundClaire Fayers

Release Date: 21st February 2019

Storm of Odin is the youngest stormhound of the Wild Hunt that haunts lightning-filled skies. He has longed for the time when he will be able to join his brothers and sisters but on his very first hunt he finds he can’t keep up and falls to earth, landing on the A40 just outside Abergavenny.

Enter twelve-year-old Jessica Price, who finds and adopts a cute puppy from an animal rescue centre. And suddenly, a number of strange people seem very interested in her and her new pet, Storm. People who seem to know a lot about magic . . .

In Claire Fayers’ electrifying adventure Storm Hounds, Jessica starts to see that there’s something different about her beloved dog and will need to work out which of her new friends she can trust.

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Young Adult

February sees the release of Angie Thomas’s much anticipated follow up to The Hate You Give, and it sounds fantastic! Sarah Mussi’s latest novel already has me desperate to know the answer to ‘Who is Charlie?’ and Watch Us Rise sounds like such a timely and important novel.

On The Come UpAngie Thomas

Release Date: 7th February 2019

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.

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You Can’t HideSarah Mussi

Release Date: 7th February 2019

When Lexi wakes up in the Hudson Medical Center, barely in one piece, she is unable to recall how she got there.

Nobody seems to be able to tell her.

Disturbing memories haunt her daylight hours. Nightmares stalk her sleep. 
With huge unanswered questions, like where is her Mom – why doesn’t she visit? What’s happened to her boyfriend Finn – and who is this friend, Crystal, who visits her a lot and of whom she has no recollection? Lexi sets out to discover what’s happened.

But the more she searches for answers, the deeper and darker the mystery gets.

And as she begins to piece the fragments together, she remembers one thing: I MUST HIDE FROM CHARLIE.

But the question is: who is Charlie? And is he still out there?

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Watch Us RiseRenée Watson and Ellen Hagan

Release Date: 21st February 2019

Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission. Sick of the way that young women are treated even at their ‘progressive’ New York City high school, they decide to start a Women’s Rights Club. One problem – no one shows up. That hardly stops them. They start posting everything from videos of Chelsea performing her poetry to Jasmine’s response to being reduced to a racist and sexist stereotype in the school’s theatre department. And soon, they’ve gone viral, creating a platform they never could’ve predicted.

With such positive support, the Women’s Rights Club is also targeted by trolls. But Jasmine and Chelsea won’t let their voices – or those of the other young women in their city – be silenced. They’ll risk everything to be heard and effect change … but at what cost?

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Adult

James Oswald is one of my favourite – if not my favourite – crime authors at the moment, the last novel in the series had a particular tragic ending so how Tony deals with it should be an interesting read, plus more slightly fantastical crime in Edinburgh what’s not to love! Dirty Little Secrets sounds like Desperate Housewives and a proper guilty pleasure read and then comes Bitter Edge, the fourth book in the DI Kelly Porter series that I fell in love with in 2018!

Cold As The GraveJames Oswald

Release Date: 7th February 2019

Her mummified body is hidden in the dark corner of a basement room, a room which seems to have been left untouched for decades. A room which feels as cold as the grave.

As a rowdy demonstration makes its slow and vocal way along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, Detective Chief Inspector Tony McLean’s team are on stand-by for any trouble. The newly promoted McLean is distracted, inexplicably drawn to a dead-end mews street… and a door, slightly ajar, which leads to this poor girl’s final resting place.

But how long has she been there, in her sleep of death? The answers are far from what McLean or anyone else could expect. The truth far more chilling than a simple cold case…

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Dirty Little SecretsJo Spain

Release Date: 7th February 2019

Death stalked the Vale.
In every corner, every whisper.
They just didn’t know it yet.

Six neighbours, six secrets, six reasons to want Olive Collins dead.

In the exclusive gated community of Withered Vale, people’s lives appear as perfect as their beautifully manicured lawns. Money, success, privilege – the residents have it all. Life is good.

There’s just one problem.

Olive Collins’ dead body has been rotting inside number four for the last three months. Her neighbours say they’re shocked at the discovery but nobody thought to check on her when she vanished from sight.

The police start to ask questions and the seemingly flawless facade begins to crack. Because, when it comes to Olive’s neighbours, it seems each of them has something to hide, something to lose and everything to gain from her death.

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Bitter EdgeRachel Lynch

Release Date: 25th February 2019

DI Kelly Porter is back, but so is an old foe and this time he won’t back down…

When a teenage girl flings herself off a cliff in pursuit of a gruesome death, DI Kelly Porter is left asking why. Ruled a suicide, there’s no official reason for Kelly to chase answers, but as several of her team’s cases converge on the girl’s school, a new, darker story emerges. One which will bring Kelly face-to-face with an old foe determined to take back what is rightfully his – no matter the cost.

Mired in her pursuit of justice for the growing list of victims, Kelly finds security in Johnny, her family and the father she has only just discovered. But just as she draws close to unearthing the dark truth at the heart of her investigation, a single moment on a cold winter’s night shatters the notion that anything in Kelly’s world can ever truly be safe.

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I’d love to know if any of these have piqued your interest! Are there any other books I should be looking out for this coming month? Let me know in the comments!

5 thoughts on “Out In February…

  1. goldenbooksgirl

    Ooh I did my most anticipated list today too and we have quite a few in common! I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on Storm Hound (I really liked Mirror Magic by the same author!) and I cannot wait for Happy Girl Lucky, The Star Spun Web and Song for a Whale too. I’ve already read a Pinch of Magic, and it’s absolutely fab. I really enjoy Michelle Harrison’s writing!
    I’m definitely planning to read Jack of Hearts as well, and I will more than likely read the new Gracie Dart one as well. Fierce Fragile Hearts is phenomenal!
    Amy x

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