[MONTHLY RELEASES] February 2019, Young Adult edition

It’s always so much fun, looking forward to next month’s releases. There are quite some interesting book releases in February. Today, I’ll share my top picks when it comes to the Young Adult book releases. I’ll be highlighting first book in new series, stand alone and sequels.

Smoke and Summons by Charlie N. Holmberg
#1 Numina Trilogy
Sub-genre: Fantasy
Release date: 1st

Smoke and Summons (Numina Trilogy, #1)A captivating world of monsters and magic from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series.

As a human vessel for an ancient spirit, Sandis lives no ordinary life. At the command of her master, she can be transformed against her will into his weapon—a raging monster summoned to do his bidding. Unlike other vessels, Sandis can host extremely powerful spirits, but hosting such creatures can be fatal. To stay alive, she must run. And in a city fueled by smoke and corruption, she finds a surprising ally.

A cunning thief for hire, Rone owns a rare device that grants him immortality for one minute every day—a unique advantage that will come in handy in Sandis’s fight for freedom. But Sandis’s master knows how powerful she is. He’s determined to get her back, and he has the manpower to find her, wherever she runs.

Now, to outwit her pursuers, Sandis must put all her trust in Rone and his immortal device. For her master has summoned more than mere men to hunt her down…

There are so many awesome looking books releasing in February and this is one of them, I think. It isn’t one I put in pre-order unfortunately but I really hope I get around to buy and read it some other time in the next couple of months.

Malice by Pintip Dunn
Sub-genre: Science Fiction
Release date: 4th

MaliceWhat I know: a student in my school will one day wipe out two-thirds of the population with a virus.

What I don’t know: who it is.

In a race against the clock, I not only have to figure out their identity, but I’ll have to outwit a voice from the future telling me to kill them. Because I’m starting to realize no one is telling the truth. But how can I play chess with someone who already knows the outcome of my every move? Someone so filled with malice she’s lost all hope in humanity? Well, I’ll just have to find a way―because now she’s drawn a target on the only boy I’ve ever loved…

Science Fiction within the YA genre is a fave of mine and this one looks really interesting I have to say. I love discovering books that aren’t hyped yet, like this one – I at least haven’t come across this book anywhere yet up until now on Goodreads – because they often turn out to be really amazing books. I’m really excited to someday read this one and hopefully it’ll surprise me. 

Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
#1 Courting Darkness duology
Sub-genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
Release date: 5th

Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology, #1)Death wasn’t the end, it was only the beginning…
Sybella has always been the darkest of Death’s daughters, trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice. But she has a new mission now. In a desperate bid to keep her two youngest sisters safe from the family that nearly destroyed them all, she agrees to accompany the duchess to France, where they quickly find themselves surrounded by enemies. Their one ray of hope is Sybella’s fellow novitiates, disguised and hidden deep in the French court years ago by the convent—provided Sybella can find them.

Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she struggles to remember who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for. Her only solace is a hidden prisoner who appears all but forgotten by his guards. When tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands—even if it means ignoring the long awaited orders from the convent.

As Sybella and Gen’s paths draw ever closer, the fate of everything they hold sacred rests on a knife’s edge. Will they find each other in time, or will their worlds collide, destroying everything they care about

This is one of four books I put in a pre-order for. I haven’t read anything by this author yet – do have Grave Mercy on the shelves which I hope to start reading very soon! – but her books look all so very interesting. This new one is no exception. It sounds so good!! And that cover is so stunning, don’t you think?

The Ruin of Kings by Jennifer Lyons
#1 a Chorus of Dragons
Sub-genre: Fantasy
Release date: 5th

The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons, #1)There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens.
Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds that being a long-lost prince isn’t what the storybooks promised.

Far from living the dream, Kihrin finds himself practically a prisoner, at the mercy of his new family’s power plays and ambitions. He also discovers that the storybooks have lied about a lot of other things things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, true love, and how the hero always wins. Then again, maybe he’s not the hero, for Kihrin isn’t destined to save the empire.
He’s destined to destroy it . . .

This synopsis looks so epic! It’s definitely one that I put high up on my wishlist and hope to read sometime this year. Haven’t seen this book around much, but the few reviews I did read of it, were quite enthusiastic, so that’s a good thing hopefully haha. 

The Triumphant by Lesley Livingston 
#3 the Valiant
Sub-genre: Historical Fiction
Release date: 12th

The Triumphant (The Valiant, #3)

In the wake of their victorious fight to win back the Ludus Achillea, Fallon and her gladiatrix sisters have become the toast of the Republic. Only for Fallon, glory turns to ashes when she learns that Cai has been stripped of his Decurion rank and declared infamia, cast down to serve as one of Caesar’s gladiators. All because he chose his love for her over the life of his treacherous father during the ludus uprising.
But treachery in Rome runs far deeper than Fallon ever suspected. While she is fighting for Cai’s freedom, the unthinkable happens and the Republic begins to tear itself apart at the seams. In the chaos that follows, the Achillea gladiatrices lose any protection they might have had once and for all. They’re not the only ones.
When Fallon discovers that Cleopatra is in grave danger, she and her sister Sorcha rally their war band in an attempt to spirit the Queen of Aegypt out of Rome, embarking on a remarkable journey that will take them to Alexandria—the wonder of the ancient world—and beyond. Far beyond. Along the way, Fallon will have to decide where her heart truly lies, as well as what—and who—she is willing to sacrifice to get there.

Even though I haven’t read the second book yet, I put in a pre-order for this one because I am so in love with the first book, the Valiant. I recently did a re-read of the Valiant and I loved it so much the second time around as well. I’m doing a buddy-read of book 2, the Defiant, in February with my friends Isabelle, Candyce and Marie and I am beyond excited to start reading it! I just had to put in a pre-order for book three because if the second one is as good as the first one, I’m going to want to read book 3 soon as well. 

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Petro
#1 Crown of Feathers
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Release date: 12th

Crown of Feathers (Crown of Feathers #1)I had a sister, once…
In a world ruled by fierce warrior queens, a grand empire was built upon the backs of Phoenix Riders—legendary heroes who soared through the sky on wings of fire—until a war between two sisters ripped it all apart.I promised her the throne would not come between us.

Sixteen years later, Veronyka is a war orphan who dreams of becoming a Phoenix Rider from the stories of old. After a shocking betrayal from her controlling sister, Veronyka strikes out alone to find the Riders—even if that means disguising herself as a boy to join their ranks. But it is a fact of life that one must kill or be killed. Rule or be ruled.

Just as Veronyka finally feels like she belongs, her sister turns up and reveals a tangled web of lies between them that will change everything. And meanwhile, the new empire has learned of the Riders’ return and intends to destroy them once and for all. Sometimes the title of queen is given. Sometimes it must be taken.

This cover alone is already something that has me craving to add the book to my collection haha. I can only imagine how stunning it’ll look as a hardcover copy. The synopsis looks amazing and I’m so curious about this one. It isn’t one I pre-ordered because I had to be selective and other books had priority, but I put it very high upon my wishlist so I can hopefully buy the book soon after its release. 

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Release date: 26th

Warrior of the WildHow do you kill a god?

As her father’s chosen heir, eighteen-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: to win back her honour, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.

This is one of my most highly anticipated 2019 releases and I cannot wait to get my copy of this book. I’ve read mixed reviews on this book but can’t wait to find out for myself what I’ll think of it.

Tricia’s prior written books, the Daughter of the Pirate King duology, were such a-ma-zing reads. This is something entirely different, about Vikings but if the writing is As good as the other books, I’m hopeful that I’m going to end up loving this book a lot! 

MORE RELEASES – click on the title and you’ll be redirected to the Goodreads page of the book so you can read the synopsis

SEQUELS/FOLLOW UP BOOKS – click on the title and you’ll be redirected to the Goodreads page of the book so you can read the synopsis

There are so many YA releases in February; it’s INSANE! I want them all!! There’s so much more that I haven’t listed here so feel free to check out Goodreads if you want to see more releases still.

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my favorite Romance & Other releases of February!

What February release are you looking forward to?

Thanks for reading!

 

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