Has an entire month really gone by already? February brings some highly anticipated 2017 reads with the final instalment of the Shades of Magic series and a new novel by the fantastic Neil Gaiman on Norse mythology being released.
Check out these nine books being released this month, including a vintage-glam spy thriller with a gay double-agent scheming to protect his smuggler lover, and a retelling featuring the Goblin King.
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King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard | February 7 | Goodreads
The third instalment in the Red Queen series sees Mare Barrow as a prisoner without her powers and living at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner. Meanwhile, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.
Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly | February 7 | Goodreads
Amberlough City, the illustrious but corrupt cosmopolitan beacon of Gedda. A radical political group is gaining support but not everyone agrees with it, including master spy Cyril DePaul and his lover Aristide Makricosta, smuggler and emcee at the popular Bumble Bee Cabaret. But when Cyril’s cover is blown, he enters into a complex game of deception and becomes concerned about safeguarding Aristide, who refuses to let anyone dictate his life.
Enter streetwise Cordelia Lehane, top dancer at the Bee and Aristide’s runner, who could be the key to Cyril’s plans—if she can be trusted. As the twinkling lights of nightclub marquees yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means—and people—necessary. Including each other.
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman | February 7 | Goodreads
Gaiman stays true to the Norse myths and fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs and giants.
A Conjuring of Light by V E Schwab | February 21 | Goodreads
The Shades of Magic series come to an end as London’s fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike. The series reaches a thrilling culmination concerning the fate of beloved protagonists—and old enemies.
A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom | February 7 | Goodreads
For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to keep everyone at arm’s length. As the walls of Mel’s compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst–that her friends will abandon her if they learn the truth about what she’s been hiding. Can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?
Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese | February 7 | Goodreads
In Vienna during 1903, a young Jewish woman, Adele Bloch-Bauer, meets painter Gustav Klimt. She embraces his genius and though they embrace a changing lifestyle, the city is also exhibiting a disturbing increase in anti-Semitism.
Forty years on, Adele’s niece Maria Altmann is a newlywed when the Nazis invade Austria—and overnight, her beloved Vienna becomes a war zone. Will Maria and her family escape the Nazis’ grip? And what will become of the paintings that her aunt nearly sacrificed everything for?
Gilded Cage by Vic James | February 14 | Goodreads
Aristocrats with magical gifts are known as the Equals, and all the commoners must serve them for ten years. Abi is a servant to England’s most powerful family, but when she falls for one of the noble-born sons, she faces a terrible choice. Her brother Luke is enslaved in a brutal factory town, where he makes questionable friends who lead him to discover a power even greater than magic: revolution. Then there’s an aristocrat who wants to remake the world with his dark and mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberate—or destroy?
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones | February 7 | Goodreads
Nineteen-year-old aspiring musician Liesl has always heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. She has had to set aside her dreams to run her family’s inn, but when her sister is taken by the goblins, Liesl will do anything to get her back. To save her, she must agree to the King’s laws and become his bride. Over time, the two of them grow closer, but they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world.
The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphy | February 7 | Goodreads
Edie works for the Elysian Society, a private service that allows grieving clients to reconnect with their loved ones. Known as “bodies”, she wears the discarded belongings of the dead and takes a drug to help summon their spirits, but when she channels Sylvia, she becomes obsessed with her and her grieving husband, Patrick. Breaking her own rules, Edie delves deeper into Sylvia’s life and takes increasing risks to keep Patrick within her grasp.