There are some remarkable books to be published in February. Goodreads already has an extensive list on the books coming out in February, so no need to copy and paste that. Rather I thought to list the books that stood out the most to me. There are some wonderful books in different genres coming out, so if you’re looking for something new and fresh, you might just find something in the following list.
Publication Date: 9 February
Those of you who have – like me – yet to pick up Red Queen can dig into the second book in the series straight after reading the first, as Glass Sword is coming out at the beginning of February. Mare Barrow’s story continues in the second book. Her Silver ability gives her the power to control lightning, but she finds out she is not the only one with these powers. There’s a lot to look forward to in this new book: battles, secrets and some wonderful fantastic fantasy.
Black Deutschland – Darryl Pinckney
Publication Date: 2 February
A book I have only recently discovered, but with a synopsis that gripped me immediately. Pinckney has written a novel about a man, gay, black and just out of rehab, who has decided to trade his Chicago life for one in Berlin. As stories about modern Germany have the natural tendency to grip me, this one will be a must-read. Lots of recognizable things take place in this novel: escaping reality, the inability to outrun your past no matter the distance and the struggle for identity.
Sudden Death – Álvaro Enrigue
This book by Mexican writer Álvaro Enrigue will soon be available in English. This story has been translated by Natasha Wimmer and seems so complicatedly wonderful, I just have to read it. There’s no denying this book is full of cultural references. Historical characters are set in a tennis match. Yep, that’s right, a tennis match. Think of figures such as Caravaggio, Galileo and Mary Magdalena. On the other side of the ocean in Mexico we find other characters playing a different game. The Aztec and Maya civilization take place in the book. Although it seems quite an odd read, it must be good solely for that reason. And another thing: if it is being translated into English, there’s got to be a reason for it!
Publication Date: 16 February
Another Brandon Sanderson book. Need I say more? Calamity is the final book in the Reckoners trilogy and it’s epic. Quite literally. The Epics are known for being villainous. When David’s friend Prof has embraced his Epic destiny, David goes to find him with the belief there is redemption possible for Epics. To save Prof, he goes to find the most powerful of the Epics, the High Epic and risk his life attempting to save Prof’s life. For those of you, who do not know this series just yet, the good news is, we can read the entire trilogy straight away without having to wait.
Want to see more books that are to be published in February? Find the Goodreads list here.