Monday, February 4, 2013

Look for these Books this Month [February]

I've chosen a few books to feature that will be publishing this month that I think are worth checking out.  Some of these I've read & loved, others are on my to-be-read list and will hopefully find their way off the bookstore's shelves and into my home!  Let me know if you've read any of these, or plan to.

The Reece Malcolm List
By: Amy Spalding
Published by: Entangled Teen
To be Released: February 5, 2013
Purchase the Book: B&N | Amazon | IndieBound 
Things I know about Reece Malcolm:

1. She graduated from New York University.
2. She lives in or near Los Angeles.
3. Since her first novel was released, she’s been on the New York Times bestseller list every week.
4. She likes strong coffee and bourbon.
5. She’s my mother.

Devan knows very little about Reece Malcolm, until the day her father dies and she’s shipped off to live with the mother she’s never met. All she has is a list of notebook entries that doesn’t add up to much.

L.A. offers a whole new world to Devan—a performing arts school allows her to pursue her passion for show choir and musicals, a new circle of friends helps to draw her out of her shell, and an intriguing boy opens up possibilities for her first love.

But then the Reece Malcolm list gets a surprising new entry. Now that Devan is so close to having it all, can she handle the possibility of losing everything?[goodreads]

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
By: Tahereh Mafi
Published by: HarperCollins
To be Released: February 5, 2013
Purchase the Book: B&N | Amazon | IndieBound
My Review: HERE
tick, tick, tick, tick, tick
it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life. [goodreads]

Out of the Easy
By: Ruta Sepetys
Published by: Philomel Books
To be Released: February 12, 2013
Purchase the Book: B&N | Amazon | IndieBound
It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny. [goodreads]

Eleanor & Park
By: Rainbow Rowell
Published by: St. Martin's Press
To be Released: February 26, 2013
Purchase the Book: B&N | Amazon | IndieBound
My Review: HERE
"Bono met his wife in high school," Park says.
"So did Jerry Lee Lewis," Eleanor answers.
"I’m not kidding," he says.
"You should be," she says, "we’re sixteen."
"What about Romeo and Juliet?"
"Shallow, confused, then dead."
''I love you," Park says.
"Wherefore art thou," Eleanor answers.
"I’m not kidding," he says.
"You should be."

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under. [goodreads]

Star Crossed (Stargazer, #1)
By: Jennifer Echols
Published by: Pocket Books
To be Released: February 26, 2013
Purchase the Book: B&N | Amazon | IndieBound
My Review: HERE
Wendy Mann loves her job rescuing celebrities from public relations scrapes. She grew up with nothing, and now she’s drawn to glitz, glamour, and a lighthearted lifestyle. She speaks her mind, so she’s just the tough cookie to tell stars the truth about how other people see them, even when they don’t want to hear it. But after six years at the top of her game, Wendy crosses the line. A star she was sent to save rebels against her and nearly gets her fired. To salvage her job, she must rehabilitate the career of a singing starlet with a penchant for posting inappropriate photos of herself and arguing online with her famous ex. Problem is, the ex is represented by Wendy’s arch nemesis from college, the hot and haughty Daniel Blackstone. And both stars are scheduled for a collision course on national television, broadcast live from Las Vegas.

Daniel’s uneasy when he hears Wendy Mann from his firm’s most hated competitor has been brought in to revive the career of his client’s ex-girlfriend. Daniel must win at any cost. And if he has to seduce Wendy to smooth the way to their partnership, he’s willing to sacrifice himself for the cause. But Daniel doesn’t count on the scorching heat between them—and when they get to Vegas, all bets are off. [goodreads]

The Best Man (Blue Heron, #1)
By: Kristan Higgins
Published by: Harlequin HQN
To be Released: February 26, 2013
Purchase the Book: B&N | Amazon | IndieBound
Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser, she's ready to return to the Blue Heron Winery, her family's vineyard, to confront the ghosts of her past, and maybe enjoy a glass of red. After all, there's some great scenery there....

Like Levi Cooper, the local police chief-and best friend of her former fiancé. There's a lot about Levi that Faith never noticed, and it's not just those deep green eyes. The only catch is she's having a hard time forgetting that he helped ruin her wedding all those years ago. If she can find a minute amidst all her family drama to stop and smell the rosÉ, she just might find a reason to stay at Blue Heron, and finish that walk... [goodreads]


  1. LOVED The Reece Malcolm List! And you KNOW I'm excited for Star Crossed! ;-)
    Great list, G!

  2. Great list!! Looks like February is going to be FILLED with awesome books (:
    I can't wait for The Reece Malcolm List! The cover is beautiful and synopsis is even better (:

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  3. Reece is on my (very long) reading list this week! Can't wait to get to it. And of course can't wait to get my own copy of Star Crossed in my hands!

  4. OMG I had no idea Rainbow Rowell had a new book coming out! I LOVED Attachments!! It didn't get enough hype. Actually it was one of the very first reviews I did on my blog... Anyways I'm glad I checked out your post b/c I will be picking up Eleanor and Park for sure!

  5. Dying to read Eleanor & Park, it just sounds too good to miss!! =D

  6. So excited to read Eleanor & Park! I'm definitely going to be reading Out of the Easy & Unravel Me soon! I just got the Reece Malcolm List which I hope to get to soon!

  7. So many pretty books this month. You really make me want to read ALL the adult romance, G :)

  8. Super excited for both Eleanor and Park and the new Kristan Higgins!

  9. LOOOOVE Eleanor & Park - that one may make my favorites this year! So great!

  10. I have ALL of these on my TBR -- except for The Reece Malcolm List because I've already read and loved that one. Looking forward to the others though.


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