Welcome to my post, today I’m continuing my anticipated releases for February 2022!
This Woven Kingdom: 1st
To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight.
The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom—and the world.
I was never that interested in the Shatter Me series, but this sounds more promising and it’s inspired by Persian mythology as well so I’m intrigued by that element.
String Follow: 1st
Something strange is happening to the teens in Adena, Ohio.
A mysterious force is seeking inroads: vulnerabilities to exploit, friendships to hijack, untapped rage to harness toward its own ends. Who will serve it best? Claire is abrasive and aimless, embarrassed by her privilege. Weak-willed David entertains fantasies of cultish orgies, while Tyler covertly takes up residence in his basement. Greg wages war on the voices in his head, while his sister Beth quietly, furiously unravels. And at the centre is the empathetic, naïve Sarah. The force wants her most of all. But will she be the key to its success or its destruction?
I want to read more horror which explains the other books in this list, and I’m definitely interested in String Follow. It sounds pretty unpredictable and I like the sound of the big teenage cast too.
Dead Silence: 8th
A GHOST SHIP.
A SALVAGE CREW.
Claire Kovalik is days away from being unemployed—made obsolete—when her beacon repair crew picks up a strange distress signal. With nothing to lose and no desire to return to Earth, Claire and her team decide to investigate.
What they find at the other end of the signal is a shock: the Aurora, a famous luxury space-liner that vanished on its maiden tour of the solar system more than twenty years ago. A salvage claim like this could set Claire and her crew up for life. But a quick trip through the Aurora reveals something isn’t right.
Whispers in the dark. Flickers of movement. Words scrawled in blood. Claire must fight to hold onto her sanity and find out what really happened on the Aurora, before she and her crew meet the same ghastly fate.
Sci-fi horror?? That’s been described as Titanic meets The Shining?! I’m down.
A Million to One: 15th
So I don’t know much about this book – it doesn’t have a cover yet and goodreads says it’s being published 15th February but the author’s website says Spring 2022, so honestly I’m not sure. However, it’s described as a sapphic heist set on the Titanic and that’s all I need to want this book!
The Paris Apartment: 22nd
Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn’t say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up – to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this? – he’s not there.
The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother’s situation, and the more questions she has. Ben’s neighbours are an eclectic bunch, and not particularly friendly. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it’s starting to look like it’s Ben’s future that’s in question.
The socialite – The nice guy – The alcoholic – The girl on the verge – The concierge
Everyone’s a neighbour. Everyone’s a suspect. And everyone knows something they’re not telling.
I still haven’t read any of Lucy Foley’s books but I always hear good things about them so why not start now? I doesn’t sound like a completely new idea but I like the Paris setting and wide range of characters so hopefully I’ll enjoy it.
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea: 22nd
Deadly storms have ravaged Mina’s homeland for generations. Floods sweep away entire villages, while bloody wars are waged over the few remaining resources. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curses them with death and despair. In an attempt to appease him, each year a beautiful maiden is thrown into the sea to serve as the Sea God’s bride, in the hopes that one day the “true bride” will be chosen and end the suffering.
Many believe that Shim Cheong, the most beautiful girl in the village—and the beloved of Mina’s older brother Joon—may be the legendary true bride. But on the night Cheong is to be sacrificed, Joon follows Cheong out to sea, even knowing that to interfere is a death sentence. To save her brother, Mina throws herself into the water in Cheong’s stead.
Swept away to the Spirit Realm, a magical city of lesser gods and mythical beasts, Mina seeks out the Sea God, only to find him caught in an enchanted sleep. With the help of a mysterious young man named Shin—as well as a motley crew of demons, gods and spirits—Mina sets out to wake the Sea God and bring an end to the killer storms once and for all.
But she doesn’t have much time: A human cannot live long in the land of the spirits. And there are those who would do anything to keep the Sea God from waking…
So this has been described as similar to Spirited Away with a retelling of Korean mythology. Honestly, that’s all I need to pick it up but the cover is also gorgeous and the story sounds very intriguing. I can’t wait!
Her name is unimportant.
All you must know is that today she will become one of the four saints of Haven. The elders will mark her and place the red hood on her head. With her sisters, she will stand against the evil power that lives beneath the black mountain–an evil which has already killed nine of her village’s men.
She will tell no one of the white-eyed beasts that follow her. Or the faceless grey women tall as houses. Or the girls she saw kissing in the elm grove.
Today she will be a saint of Haven. She will rid her family of her mother’s shame at last and save her people from destruction. She is not afraid. Are you?
A sapphic YA witch horror is exactly what I want right now and this just sounds so spooky!
Thanks for reading, that’s some of the February releases I’m excited for! Are there any you’re interested in?
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I haven’t heard of String Follow before, and it sounds so interesting 👀. And I’m so excited for Extasia, I read another book by the author and she’s so good at writing sapphic horror so I can’t wait to read another book by her 💛
That cover for String Follow is one the creepiest I’ve seen for a thriller in awhile, looks so intriguing! I also haven’t read any of Lucy Foley’s books but am leaning towards trying The Paris Apartment – fingers crossed we both enjoy!!