February Releases I’m Excited to Read

Hello everybody! It’s been a while, but today I’m going to be talking about some of the Feburary releases I’m very excited to read, that I haven’t yet, even though I’m very aware I’m quite late in the month to do a post like this. Onto the post!


Darkwhispers– I read Brightstorm before it was it out, in December 2017, so I feel like I’ve been waiting absolutely forever on this sequel. I love Vashti (she once said she’d follow me to the ends of the Earth and not just on Twitter, and I feel the exact same about her) and her writing is amazing, so I’m sure I’ll love catching up with the Brightstorm twins and their world.

The Highland Falcon Thief– I know this technically came out on the last day of January but it was originally slated as a February release before Waterstones made it book of the month so I’m including it anyway because why not? I loved the Beetle Boy trilogy and I still do, and I’ve been waiting on something new from MG Leonard since March 2018 I think. I couldn’t be more excited, and I’m really interested to see how having Sam Sedgman as co-writer might change her writing and what he brings to the table. Also, this is a mystery book set on a train with a lovely uncle accompanying our detective. Based on my track record, I’m going to love this and I’m almost certainly going to develop a rather large crush on said uncle!

Yes No Maybe So– apparently Febraury is just a month of books by authors I really love coming out, because this is the new Becky Albertalli, co written with Aisha Saeed. Despite my utter failure thus far to read her two latest, for very good reasons in my defense, this sounds very up my alley. It’s about two teenagers who are doing door to door polling together and who fall in love in the process. Yes please, no maybes or nos about it!

A Mixture of Mischief– I don’t really know anyone else who’s read them but I read the first two books in the Love Sugar Magic series last summer and I’ve been excited for this last one ever since. They’re about a young bruja whose family runs a bakery with a magical back alley element to it and they’re so utterly lovely and enjoyable and sweet. I definitely need to get to this soonish.

Orphans of the Tide– I’ll be honest, I’m slightly apprehensive about this one but Louise thinks I’ll enjoy it and I’m inclined to believe her because she knows my taste very well, so I’m planning to give it a stab, because why not! It’s a debut by Struan Murray and I have very little idea about what it is other than everyone is raving about it, the author is funny on Twitter and that the blurb makes it hard to tell if it’s fantasy or dystopian.

Fire in the Star– this is a lovely one to finish off with, because it’s another series I fell kind of in love with last year (although in the spring, not the summer, for these ones) and I can’t wait to see how the trilogy ends. It features such an interesting magical world and I love the sibling relationship at its centre and the twists at the end of book two were just RIDICULOUSLY amazing. It’s going to be so good, and I can’t wait to pick it up soon.

Thank you so much for reading, and for bearing with me while I’ve been so AWOL. I’m hoping to get better at posting more regularly again, so I’ll hopefully see you soon with another post. I’d love to hear about February releases you can’t wait to read in the comments!

Amy x


Author: goldenbooksgirl

Disabled book blogger who also writes TV, film, music and other posts from time to time | UKYABA Champion Teen 2018 | Email: goldenbooksgirl@gmail.com | she/her

7 thoughts on “February Releases I’m Excited to Read”

  1. Orphans of the Tide is definitely fantasy- it has some dystopian future elements but it is firmly on the fantasy side of things rather than dystopia- it reads quite high fantasy because it has a mythology system where the gods are real & were drowned-
    But there is a slight dystopia side to it from the fact it’s meant to have metaphors for the oceans rising & humanity surviving on mountaintops & being corrupt because they can.


  2. Yay! I’m so pleased to see you back! And I can’t wait for your thoughts on HFT!! Please message me as you read it with updates – you will almost certainly love it, and Nat (I’m not sure I’d say I have a crush on him but he was probably my favourite character). I’m also interested to see how you think it compares to Beetle Boy which I still haven’t read (for shame!)


  3. I’m excited to read Orphans of the Tide, but I do have a soft spot for both fantasy and dystopia so I am anticipating liking it a lot. I had never heard of the Love Sugar Magic series before, but it sounds brilliant – will try to get my hands on it. I liked The Unicorn Quest, but have yet to read Book 2.


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