Top 9 February 2020 Book Releases

It’s my birthday tomorrow, so what better way to get ready for it than by listing my most anticipated releases of this month!!

We’ve got some strong contenders this month, so let’s skip the talking here and just jump straight to the books you need to add to your TBR!

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All The Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

Release Date: 2/4/2020
Series: All The Stars and Teeth #1
Genre: YA Fantasy (Pirates)
Publisher: Imprint
Page Count: 384

When Princess Amora’s demonstration to prove her mastery of soul magic goes awry, she strikes a deal with a pirate, Bastian. In return for helping her prove she is fit for the throne, she must help him reclaim the magic that was stolen from him. I cannot tell you how long I’ve been waiting for this book. I can’t believe it’s here and I can finally read it!

Read more to see my full list of my most anticipated February 2020 releases!

Below by Alexandra Warwick

Release Date: 2/4/2020
Series: North #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Wolf Publishing
Page Count: 308

When Apaay’s sister is attacked by the Face Stealer, she goes on a journey where no one has dared go before and find her sister’s face. However, once she arrives at the lair of the Face Stealer, she finds herself trapped by a girl, Yuki, who offers her a deal: Apaay must find her sister’s face hidden in a labyrinth, as well as a face Yuki is looking for, and in return, Apaay will be freed. But Apaay isn’t the only thing in the labyrinth, and nothing is what it seems, including the Face Stealer himself. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this book, and let me tell you- it’s good. If you want to know all of my (non-spoilery) thoughts on this book, check out my review!

Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller

Release Date: 2/4/2020
Genre: YA Fantasy (LGBTQ+)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Page Count: 384

Emilie des Marais dreams of being a physician, but it’s unheard of for a noble lady to do such a thing. Annette Boucher dreams of learning magic, so when Emilie offers her an opportunity, she takes it. The two swap lives, but when war looms on the horizon, they must work together to aid the rebellion and stop the war.

The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz

Release Date: 2/4/2020
Series: Queen’s Secret #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Page Count: 384

Caledon is the Queen’s Assassin, and the kingdom’s deadliest weapon. Shadow dreams of becoming an assassin and joining Guild, but her mother has other plans. When an attack brings the two of them together, they must team up to hunt down Renovia’s newest threat. I’ve actually just read this book, and while it didn’t quite meet all of my expectations, I still wanted to keep it on the list. If you want to see exactly what I thought of it, check out my review!

The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne

Release Date: 2/4/2020
Genre: YA Retelling (Persuasion, Science Fiction)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page Count: 400

Another book that I’ve been lucky enough to read early! If you want to see all of my thoughts, be sure to check out my review. The Stars We Steal is a retelling of Persuasion combined with a Sci-Fi version of The Bachelor. Princess Leo must marry to save her family from financial ruin. Enter the Valg season, where all of the most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes all meet on a luxury ship for a month of parties, events, and dates. What Leo didn’t expect, was to see her first love, Elliot. Especially since when she last saw him, she broke his heart after her family decided he was too poor for her to marry. Well, now he’s in line to become captain of a very successful ship, and Leo must try to keep herself from falling for him all over again.

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

Release Date: 2/4/2020
Genre: YA Contemporary (LGBTQ+)
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Page Count: 320

Cal is a success social media journalist, and when his father is chosen for a NASA mission to Mars, he and his family are thrown into the spotlight. Which is where he meets Leon, another “Astrokid”, who he slowly finds himself falling for. However, when secrets about the mission are revealed, he must figure out how to share the truth without hurting those he loves.

Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal

Release Date: 2/11/2020
Series: Ink in the Blood #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 448

Celia and her best friend, Anya, are inklings for the religion of Profeta, but it is not as noble as they once believed. Profeta is built on lies, and the magic tattoos they give take away freedom. When the escape to join a traveling theater troupe, their inkling abilities are finally able to be used to good. However, their happiness is short lived when they realize they were followed, and the only way for them to hold on to their new life is to unmask Profeta for what it is.

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Release Date: 2/18/2020
Series: St. Rosetta’s Academy #1
Genre: YA Retelling (Beauty and the Beast, Contemporary)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Count: 384

Princess Jaya Rao will do anything to get revenge on the Emerson clan for targetting her sister. When she finds out she’ll be attending the same boarding school as Grey Emerson, she sees an opportunity. Her goal: Make him fall in love with her, and break his heart. Grey Emerson has been cursed by a Rao matriarch, so he has lived a life in isolation. That is, until Jaya Rao enters his life.

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller


Release Date: 2/25/2020
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Page Count: 336
I cannot express how excited I am for this book. Tricia Levenseller is one of my absolute favorite authors and never fails to write fun, addictive books. Described as a “Slytherin romance”, The Shadows Between Us follows Alessandra, who is determined to win over the Shadow King, marry him, then kill him and take over his kingdom. Except, she’s not the only one who wants him dead, leaving her to try to keep him alive until he makes her his queen- while also fighting too keep control of her heart.

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