Wishlist Wednesday | Anticipated Releases February 2022

Normally January is a really slow month, but it really flew by this year. It’s the last Wednesday of the month, so it’s time to talk about the books we’re excited for next month. Are there a lot of new releases we’re looking forward to? Keep on reading to find out what our most anticipated February releases are!

These Deadly Games – Diana Urban (February 1st)

This YA thriller sounds pretty brutal! I love the sound of it and I’m already thinking about all the twists that might be coming at us readers with this one. Is this about a gaming team in a tournament or is it about a secret from the past? And what could that be? I want to know right now!

The New Girl – Jesse Q. Sutanto (February 1st)

A YA mystery set at a school where the main character newly arrives with a scholarship. You know that’s my jam! I can’t wait to pick this up and hopefully discover a new favorite YA mystery.

Court – Tracy Wolff (February 1st)

Last year I flew through the first three books of this series and was very disappointed when the fourth book was delayed. Thankfully it’s almost time for Court and I’m so excited. This book is 700 pages and I can’t wait to dive in.

Lockdown on London Lane – Beth Reekles (February 1st)

Okay, so after living in a pandemic for two years it’s still hard to read stuff with lockdowns. I’m not sure why this apartment building quarantines, but I have a feeling there will be a lot of interesting situations during these seven days. I’m definitely curious about this story.

Count Your Lucky Stars – Alexandria Bellefleur (February 1st)

Okay, once again this series gets an amazing cover. Written in the Stars was a fun book and I’m working on Hang the Moon, so of course I need Count Your Lucky Stars. I’m so glad Margot is getting a book!

Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead – Elle Cosimano (February 1st)

I technically haven’t read Finlay Donovan Is Killing It yet, but I know it’s going to be a book I devour. So I had to include the sequel releasing in February. I love these covers and I will be reading the first book really soon.

Fire Becomes Her – Rosiee Thor (February 1st)

I really liked Rosiee’s first novel and this one sounds great as well. This is a fantasy set in a something that feels like the 1920’s and the magic sounds really cool. I also really like the rep in Rosiee’s books and this one has a main character who’s aromantic spectrum bisexual.

Across a Field of Starlight – Blue Delliquanti (February 8th)

This is an epic sci-fi graphic novel romance between two non-binary characters and it sounds great! I don’t even need to know anything more than this to be honest. But the world also sounds really interesting so I can’t wait to pick this up.

No Filter and Other Lies – Crystal Maldonado (February 8th)

So I’m a big fan of books that have influencers or bloggers. No Filters and Other Lies is going to be really interesting, because the main character is pretending to be someone else. It’s going to be interesting to see what the consequences are when a post goes viral and people find out she isn’t who she says she is.

Homicide and Halo-Halo – Mia P. Manansala (February 8th)

This is the second book in the Tita Rosie’s Kitchen mystery series and it once again has a great title! I also really enjoy the cover and think the synopsis makes this sounds like another fun cosy mystery.

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault – Candace Robinson (February 9th)

This is a YA horror so I’m not sure I’ll actually read it but it does sound good! I like the fairytale kinda feel this gives off and the cover makes me very intrigued. The reviews are pretty positive so I have good hopes.

All the Right Reasons – Bethany Mangle (February 15th)

All I honestly needed to know was that this book is being pitched as The Bachelor meet Gilmore Girls. The main character joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents and falls in love with a contestant’s soon. Sounds like my kind of book!

Bitter – Akwaeke Emezi (February 15th)

We read Pet not too long ago and loved it. Bitter is the prequel where you follow Bitter, Jam’s mother. I’m sure this will be as good as Pet was! It was a super unique read and I’m excited to experience that feeling again.

House of Sky and Breath – Sarah J Maas (February 15th)

Of course we couldn’t not include this! We’re huge Sarah fans and while not all of us have finished House of Earth and Blood (oops) we can’t wait to get our hands on this one. It will break our hearts but we will love it.

Meet Me in the Margins – Melissa Ferguson (February 15th)

Meet Me in the Margins is such a fun title and I love the cover of this book. Our main character is an editor, but is hiding the fact she’s writing a romance novel. When she accidentally leaves her manuscript behind she notices that there are notes in the margins when she picks it up the next day. But who is the secret editor? I can’t wait to find out.

Bright Ruined Things – Samantha Cohoe (February 15th)

I actually already have an eARC for this one and I’m really excited to read it hopefully soon. It’s a historical fiction fantasy and you know I love those. There is also forbidden magic and a family secret and I’m all about that.

Only a Monster – Vanessa Len (February 22nd)

We are actually currently reading this eARC and it’s GOOD! I don’t think either of us was expecting this to be so good. We we’re all in right away and can’t wait for the rest of the trilogy. The main character is a monster and we’re not sure who to root for yet haha.

Float – Kate Marchant (February 22nd)

Our main character gets sent to her aunt for the summer after her parents (that are divorcing) can’t decided where she spends the summer. Florida is different than Alaska and when she gains a social life and a crush on the boy next door it may not be easy to leave. Float sounds like the kind of contemporary that I love.

I’m So (Not) Over You – Kosoko Jackson (February 22nd)

A chance to rewrite romance when the main character pretends to date his ex-boyfriend. I love fake dating and we all know that there will be feelings again. Once again I love the cover and can’t wait to read I’m So (Not) Over You!

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care – Ashley Herring Blake (February 22nd)

Ashley Herring Blake is an author I know that writes heartbreaking middle grade books that hit you in all the feels. Now for the first time we’re getting a rom-com. A steamy queer romantic comedy? Yes, please!


So these are the books we’re looking forward to in February! What books are you looking forward to? Did we miss any books you think we’d love? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!

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