Anticipated Releases in February 2018

Hi everyone!

Here are with our list of our most anticipated releases for February 2018! Maybe with this we will be able refresh your minds on those books you have been eagerly waiting for or make you discover new ones to add to your TBR! 😉

P.S. Anything without a comment by me or Trang is a book that goes directly on Trang’s Most Anticipated Releases in February 2018! 😉 You know how she’s way too busy this month, her thoughts on these will remain a secret to all of us! 🤣


Punishment by Scott J. Holliday


Detroit-based homicide detective John Barnes has seen it all—literally. Thanks to a technologically advanced brain machine, detectives have access to the memories of the living, the dying, and the recently dead. But extracting victims’ experiences firsthand and personally reliving everything up to the final, brutal moments of their lives—the sights, the sounds, the scents, the pain—is also the punishment reserved for the criminals themselves.
Lashaan: You couldn’t possibly make a mystery novel THIS interesting!!!! I so want to check this one out!


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah


In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska―a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.
Lashaan: After how wonderful her highly popular novel The Nightingale was—check out my review here—I wonder how she’ll do with her next historical fiction!

Child of a Mad God by R.A. Salvatore


As the Blood Moon rises high upon the mountain of the Usgar a demon hunts. But this is not the demon’s story. This is the story of a young woman, the daughter of a witch, born under the Blood Moon, how she finds herself alone in a tribe of vicious barbarians, and how she came to know the world.
Lashaan: I’ve never read anything by R.A. Salvatore but I do know how popular his books in the Forgotten Realms are. Would love to see what he has in store for this generation of fantasy readers!

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce


Arram Draper is a boy on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting danger. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram begins to realize that one day soon he will have to decide where his loyalties truly lie.

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones


Six months after the end of Wintersong, Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s and her own musical careers. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother Josef is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her.

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes


As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.


The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton


At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed–again. She’s been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden’s only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend–but nothing and no one are quite what they seem.
Lashaan: Honestly, I just blame Drew @ TTBG for recently saying this one of the best books he’s ever read. It sounds really good though!


Blood of Assassins by R.J. Barker


The assassin Girton Club-foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton’s heels. The place he knew no longer exists.
War rages across Maniyadoc, with three kings claiming the same crown – and one of them is Girton’s old friend Rufra. Girton finds himself hurrying to uncover a plot to murder Rufra on what should be the day of the king’s greatest victory. But while Girton deals with threats inside and outside Rufra’s war encampment, he can’t help wondering if his greatest enemy hides beneath his own skin.
Lashaan: I just recently read and enjoyed Age of Assassins—check out my review here. Is it really a surprise that I want to read Blood of Assassins too???? 😀

Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre


Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.


The Armored Saint by Myle Cole


In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they must to prevent that greater horror. After witnessing a horrendous slaughter, the village girl Heloise opposes the Order, and risks bringing their wrath down on herself, her family, and her village.
Lashaan: I have been keeping my eyes open for this book before 2018. It sounds like a fantastic new series to check out.


The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro


The Shape of Water is set in Cold War-era Baltimore at the Occam Aerospace Research Center, which has recently received its most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man captured in the Amazon. What unfolds is a stirring romance between the asset and one of the janitors on staff, a mute woman who uses sign language to communicate with the creature.
Lashaan: I’m not sure but I think the movie comes before the book. And the movie looks AMAZING. I’m going to assume that the book will probably turn out to be just as good and not some sort of lame novelization! 😀


Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman


In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston


Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Did you spot anything you just can’t wait for?

Did you discover something new?

Did we forget something that we should totally check out?

Let us know! 😀


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57 thoughts on “Anticipated Releases in February 2018

  1. Awesome list, guys! I already have a few of these for review (I’m super excited about Tempest and Slaughter) and I’m really curious about The Shape of Water. I think the movie came first? But I’m not sure, in any case I’m going to buy a copy because I really want to read it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh my God, you’ve got some awesome books queued up! I also spotted J.D. Robb’s latest book but omitted from putting it in here cause.. it’s like the 50th book in the series or something hahaha Hope you’ll enjoy all the books you’ll be able to read on this list, Kim!!! 😀

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  2. Whoa 😮😮😮😮 These are way too many good books! My poor TBR list 😢😢 Seriously though….two books look especially interesting: Punishment (it reminds me a bit of Psycho Pass one of my favorite animes) and the Armored saint looks very interesting too (I really like the cover for that one as well). Thanks for sharing these! 😀😀

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    1. I’ve heard amazing things about Psycho Pass hahah I should honestly write down all these anime/mangas that I should check out in my near future attempt to reenter that world of entertainment hahaha But, for real, )Punishment and Armored Saint really sound awesome. I don’t have a copy of either but man would I’d be down to try them out some day! No problem man! 🙂

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  3. Fantastic list!! I am eagerly anticipating The Belles, it’s one of my most anticipated books of the year, of all times hahaha, I can’t wait to read that one. Tess on the Road also intrigues me for a reason… I’m not sure why, but I want to read it haha. 🙂


  4. Wow, I just happened to have an old, boxed set of paperback RA Salvatore books about six inches from my hand when I saw this. I have not read them. They belong to Miss Plumtartt, but I will now give them a lookyloo.

    Dangit! I saw where Drew won his copy of ‘The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle’ on twitter. I am so jealous!

    I love the artwork with the little girl in the gigantic armour for ‘The Armored Saint’.

    Creature from the Black Lagoon love story! Awesome!

    Lots of fun reading! Cheers!

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    1. Oh snap! It must be a sign. Or just an indicator of Miss Plumtartt’s stellar taste in books. 😀 😀 Hahah I haven’t read those yet (if it is what I think they are), but I totally would love to some day and hope you do enjoy them if you get the chance to.

      And it turned out to be such a good book for him!! Who would have thought. Definitely an awesome win for him.

      Tell me about it! I feel like the story will turn out to have a lot of vivid awesome descriptions too.

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  5. There are so many incredible books being released in February, and so many I can’t wait for. The Belles is probably at the top of my list at the moment, it sounds really good and I know there are a lot of bloggers out there really excited for it as well. At the moment I think my most anticipated release for February is Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton, I can’t wait to get my hands on that book! 😀
    Great post, and great list as well. I hope you both enjoy these books. 🙂 ❤


  6. Yessss what an awesome list! I’ve already Heart of Iron and REALLYYY enjoyed it. 😀 I hope y’all do too! And ooh I didn’t know Shape of Water was getting a book – I watched the movie and actually enjoyed it!

    I love all the other SFF books in this list as well. Happy February reading month!

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    1. I’m going to probably end up waiting for a Netflix release of Shape of Water but it did look like a beautiful and stunning movie! I’ve only heard great things about it so far. Hopefully the book will be just as good if we ever end up picking it up. 😀 Happy reading, Aila!


  7. Gah I’ve done everything I could to get my hands on a copy of Seven Deaths, I’ve entered every competition and retweeted every demand.. except contact the author and beg for a copy (he follows me btw). It’ll probably take a while longer now but I will read it eventually :-). Punishment sounds intriguing, never heard of it but it might be one to put on my list too :-).

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    1. I have no clue where to start to get a copy of Seven Deaths but I hope you’ll get the chance to read it Inge. It definitely sounds like you’ve been meaning to try it out for quite some time! 😉

      Punishment really does sound awesome!! And it even has a beautiful cover!! 😛

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  8. Tale of a Mad God, Tempest & Slaughter , and The Shape of Water all have my eye currently. The Shape of Water is already playing here which is interesting to see a film before a book. I recently read some negative comments from viewers with disabilities who were not happy with certain portrayals, so I am hoping to watch and read to formulate some of my own thoughts!

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    1. Personally I’ve never been a fan of novelizations, but I have a hard time categorizing Shape of Water as one. With an author like Guillermo on it, I can only imagine a quality written version of the movie! Oh no, that’s unfortunate… Hope those negative comments were just people who simply wouldn’t tolerate anything but a perfection simulation of any disability.. I’ve only heard great things about the movie; and I’ll probably end up watching it when it comes out on Netflix, i ever hahah 😀 I’d be curious to know what you thought of the movie or the book whenever you do watch/read them!

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      1. I am hoping to catch the film in theaters if given the chance and health allows. I am a huge Guillermo fan personally. So my hopes are high for both book and film. Like you, I am leaning towards the negative remarks coming from heavily biased viewers (for lack of better or nicer words) 😛

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  9. Some very interesting looking books here, I am going to admit I am a little jealous of how organized you are. I have no idea what is coming out this year let alone next month haha.

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  10. Ah yes I have Kristin Hannah on my tbr thanks to your wonderful review Lashaan 😀 Wait a new Tamora Pierce- WHAT?!? Gotta read that!!! heheh yes I read Drew’s review- I’ve got to read that book too! And of course I need Immortal Reign too (although I still need to catch up on the last book) Brilliant list!

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  11. Yes to Immortal Reign and Heart of Iron! Those are two of my most anticipated releases for sure 🙂 Thanks for letting me know about the rest, I had no idea Rachel Caine had written another book.
    The Shape of Water doesn’t appeal to me much… The trailer made it look sooo weird. I liked the cinematography and thought it looked beautifully made (the colors were suburb) but otherwise the story just doesn’t interest me. Maybe the top-notch acting will change my mind. I heard it was fantastic.
    Great post, guys 🙂

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  12. Awesome list! 😀 I just added most of these to my TBR list.
    I really want to see The Shape of Water (and now I want to read it too!) 😛
    I read the novelization for Crimson Peak a while back and that one was actually pretty good, so hopefully the same can be said for The Shape of Water. 🙂 The movie looks amazing.

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    1. I’d be even more tempted to try the book after the movie if the book tells a different story or a different variation of it. 😀 Ohhhw that’s pretty cool. I’d have a super hard time picking up any novelization of a movie. I’d have to have a lot of people backing up its quality for me to even try it out. 😀 Thanks for visiting!!

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