Sunday, January 30, 2022

What's Coming in February?

 February is the month of love (Valentine's Day!) and Black History Month. I do have several reads in the line-up, which hit both themes...but that's not all. Not even close.

Graphic novels, a couple new series, middle grade adventure, exciting new releases, fantasy, and even some silliness have worked their way into my schedule. Of course, it's a packed schedule, too. This month, I have three...yes, three books on the sidelines, waiting for a chance to sneak in.

Ready to take a glimpse?



SPY SCHOOL THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Fans of this series are no doubt looking forward to the release of the first book in...yep, graphic novel form! I know I'm curious because I bet it will work great in this format. Find out if it's a winner or not on the 1st.


Middle Grade Spy Fiction / Graphic Novel




VALOR AND VICTOR AND THE ZOMBIES FROM EARTH

The title had me won over already. I'm so in the mood for a zany and crazy picture book, and this one appears to fit that description. Head to space with me (and run from zombies, too?) on the 6th.


Picture Book



WAKERS

Now, it's time for me to SQUEEL!!! Coming from the author of Ender's Game, there was no way I was going to let this one pass me by. It's about 'side-steppers' or those with the power to with their consciousness to alternate versions of themselves in parallel worlds. No worries: I'm not quite wrapping my head around that description yet, either. But visit it with me on the 9th.

Young Adult Science Fiction



THE TIGER RISING

This book has been re-releasing since 2001 and constantly captures interest. Since it's coming out again, I'm going to take a look myself because it has to be good. If I understood correctly, it's a historical and tells the tale of a boy, a girl, and a tiger, who meet in Florida. Hit the wild side with me on the 10th.

Middle Grade Fiction

BY THE LIGHT OF FIREFLIES

Yes, this cover has a tiny-bit of similarity to the one above. I guess I'm racing this month! It's time to jet back to the Revolutionary War as a girl heads on a quest to save those she loves. George Washington and other historical figures create, what I hope, will be a historical fiction based on some facts. Let's find out together on the 14th.

Middle Grade Historical Fiction



TRIGGER

Swirling around chess, this one takes an original move and heads into a dystopian future. It addresses difficult themes such as abuse, while bringing in all the chills of a thriller. I'm not sure what exactly to expect but find out on the 18th.


Young Adult Thriller

WHEN LANGSTON DANCES

The blurb caught me on this one. a boy, who likes basketball, also loves to dance. The illustrations look more than promising, too. I'll swirl with it on the 21st.


Picture Book



SLEEPWALKERS

Yep, I love the cover, but I also was grabbed by the blurb. A girl arrives in a new town and starts to get settled, but her dreams, while she sleeps, are changing in an odd way.  A promise of tension, imagination, and dark secrets will hopefully be fulfilled on the 23rd.

Middle Grade Thriller


THE PIG WARS

I'm expecting pure fantasy and adventure in these pages with magic, rulers, villages and all those things, which build a more traditional fantasy. The idea of throwing pigs into the mix should give it an original direction, too. Find out if it has me squealing for joy on the 26th. (Bad joke, I know)

Young Adult Fantasy






Like every month, I have a book or two, waiting on the sidelines to slip into the schedule when an opening suddenly occurs (the publishing/reviewing world does change and shift and who knows what.)
This month's book that I'm definitely going to squeeze in is...


TRAPPED IN TERROR BAY

History can be so exciting (not that I thought that as a kid). When I saw this read, I grabbed it up hoping it would bring history to life with all the excitement it deserves. This one swings around an 1845 expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. The ship disappeared with 129 men. Let's see how this one is....well, I don't know when!

Young Adult Historical


4 comments:

  1. Looks like you've gotten some interesting reads. Spy School looks interesting

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    1. The novel form was a good read, but I really have the sneaky suspicion that it will work better in the graphic novel one. So, I'm curious too

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  2. I've read and reread The Tiger Rising. Will look forward to hearing more about the rest of these interesting books. Thanks.

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    1. You're going to have to pop by on that day and tell me your favorite part. I, honestly, haven't peeked at it, yet...I have so many reads, I really don't get to these much before a day or two in advance. So, I not super curious to see what it holds

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