Books I’m Excited for February, 2018

The Bookworm

The Bookworm by Mitch Silver

Genre: Fiction, Adult, Historical, Mystery, Thriller

Release Date: February 6, 2018

Honestly, I was interested to this book purely due to its name, but when I read the plot it sounded actually good. Though I am slightly getting sick of historical fiction set during WWII (can’t writers write about a different era?), this book sounded like to could be unique.

The book follows Larissa Mendelovg Klimt, known as “Lara the Bookworm,” a historian who sets out to investigate a grisly discovery of a possible forgotten prison and the mysterious appearance at a monastery in 1940 of a British operative, who left behind a strange Bible that ended up on Adolf Hitler’s desk days before he planned to attack Britain (that was a long sentence). It sounds like both a spy novel and a thriller. The plot sounds really complicated and honestly it could be really great or really horrible. Either way, I want to read it.

The Belles

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy

Release Date: February 6, 2018

This is the first book of The Belles series. Like my previous entry, this book could be really great or really horrible. I’ll read it and decide. I was really intrigued by this book mostly due to the setting (fantasy New Orleans). The plot sounds a bit like Ugly by Scott Westerfield (a book with a great premise that I dislike) and hopefully this one will be better.

In a world where everyone is born “gray” and must become beautiful, Camellia is a Belle—those who control “Beauty” as a commodity—and she wants to be the favorite of the Queen of Orleans. She and her Belle sisters travel to a gaudy court to find dark secrets waiting within the walls and she must risk her life to save her world and the Belles. Sounds really interesting to me, though usually I’m not a huge fan of YA fiction!

As Bright as Heaven

As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner

Genre: Fiction, Adult, Historical

Release Date: February 6, 2018

This book’s cover looks so pretty and it’s set during the Spanish Flu epidemic in 1918, which I find fascinating.

It is set around the family of Pauline Bright—her, her husband, and their three daughters—as tragedy fills Philadelphia thanks to the Spanish Flu. It seems like a historical drama with perseverance themes.  I’m really excited to read this book.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge: The Story of a Sacred Landscape by Francis Pryor

Genre: Nonfiction, History

Release Date: February 6, 2018

There’s something about Stonehenge that has fascinated me since I was a child, so when I saw this book was coming out I knew I had to check it out.

Francis Pryor tells the story of the five thousand years of history of that place, both its nature and its societal influence. It sounds very interesting to me, despite the fact that I usually don’t pay attention to new non-fiction books coming out.

Honor Among Thieves

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Release Date: February 13, 2018

This is the first book of The Honors series. Usually this is not the type of book I would be interested in because I know that is Caine is known for Urban Fantasy (a genre I’m not too fond of). But for some reason the world sounded interesting to me.

The book follows a petty criminal Zara Cole who goes on the run after committing a crime and gets recruited into The Honors, a team of humans chosen by the Leviathan—a sentient alien race—to explore the outer reaches of the universe. I will assume that dangers and romance and the usual await her. While the plot does sound predictable, the world sounds really interesting to me so I plan to give this book a try.

Heart of Iron

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Release Date: February 27, 2018

This book’s info reminded me heavily of a steampunk type world with robots as well as more sci-fi elements.

It follows Ana, an orphan found in space and raised by a space crew who picks her up. The only tie to her past, a “Metal” named D09, begins to glitch and in Ana’s attempt to save him, she tries to steal a lost ship’s coordinates and finds herself on the run along with an Ironblood boy who also sought the coordinates. It sounds basically like a space adventure. I’m really excited about this one in particular because I feel like it sounds really innovative: a mix between Star Trek and steampunk.

The Tangled Lands

The Tangled Lands by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell

Genre: Fiction, Adult, Fantasy

Release Date: February 27, 2018

This is one of those books I want to read just because the cover looks so cool.

Told in four parts, it tells the story of an empire’s tyrant The Jolly Mayor who is trying to rebuild a world where magic is toxic. In order to stop the tyrant, the people rise up against the decadence before it destroys their world. I’m really intrigued by the idea of learning about a collapsing society where magic has run amuck.

Winter Sisters

Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira

Genre: Fiction, Adult, Historical, Mystery

Release Date: February 27, 2018

I absolutely love historical mysteries. It’s probably my favorite genre and I especially like any book set in the Victorian era. So this book seemed right up my alley.

Set in 1879 in New York, it follows former Civil War surgeon Dr. Mary Sutter in her search for two little girls who vanished in a snow storm without a trace. Although the community believes the girls are dead, the family insists that they will continue looking. What they will find will shake the family and the delicate fabric of the city. This sounds like such a chilling (literally and figuratively) mystery I can’t wait to read it.

Are there any books you’re excited for that are coming out in February, 2018? Let me know down in the comments, follow my blog for more madness, and, as always,

Best wishes in your life full of adventure,

Madame Writer

3 thoughts on “Books I’m Excited for February, 2018

  1. I like this selection. Everyone is talking about The Belles and I seriously think that this book is going to be a big hit for this author. However, The Bookworm intrigues me. I hope you enjoy these books and you write a review for The Bookworm.

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