Tuesday, January 6, 2015

[Year-Round YA and NA Guide: A List of My Most Anticipated 2015 Releases] February 2015

Here's the deal with this list that I've created. These books that I'm featuring here in this blog event are the ones that I've stumbled upon mid or late 2014. It doesn't mean that these books are the ONLY ones that I'll be reading and waiting for the entirety of the year. Some times authors tend to do surprise announcements about releasing their book or some times I randomly come across books with interesting premises. Books that will catch my attention in the coming weeks and months will have a special place in my 'Waiting on Wednesday' feature. So, be sure to be on the look out for that post every Wednesday here on my blog!

For the month of February, I have a total of 11 books to feature. That's a lot. I have a mix of Young Adult, New Adult, some standalones, series starters and enders. Check it out! 

Author: Christine Brae (Website | Twitter
Publication Date: February 1, 2015


"Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere,

They’re in each other all along."


They say that life is full of choices. When you’re young and idealistic, you believe that the path you choose is the road that will lead you to your destiny. 

But what if, along the way, fate decides to step in, and no amount of logic or rationality or even prayers can save you from your fortune? When the sacrifices you make, the love that you find, and the bright promise of the future are all snatched away from you, you’re left alone to pick up the pieces of your life.

This is a story about love, found in a faraway place by two very unlikely people. It is also a story about friendship and loyalty and fighting for what you have despite the illogical mystery of fate. It is a story of faith and acceptance, and learning that even the best-laid plans are powerless against the alignment of the universe.

From the beaches of Thailand to the streets of New York, three friends, Anna, Dante, and Jude will learn the hard way that once providence steps in, there is nothing in the world that can change what is truly meant to be.

Why is this book included on my list? It's a Christine Brae book, so it's a must read for me! I adore how she writes and how powerful her words can be. Plus, she's a Filipina and am fully supporting her! If you haven't read a single book coming from her, you might want to change that. Stat. I reviewed two of her books here on my blog recently and here are the links for that: The Light in the Wound and His Wounded Light. By the way, that's a duology and I really love the story of it. I haven't had the time yet to craft a book review for Insipid but I would also recommend that to you. 

Title: INVADED (Alienated #2) 
Author: Melissa Landers  (Website | Twitter
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion


The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe...until a threat to both their worlds reunites them. 

Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.

Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.

Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.

The Way clearly needs humans’ help . . . but with what? And what will they ask for in return?

Why is this book included on my list? Because I need to find out what happens next to Aelyx and Cara!

Pre-order links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Author: Heather Demetrios (Website | Twitter
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. 


If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom—that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she’s ever worked for is on the line.

Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise—a quirky motel off California’s dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper.

Why is this book included on my list? I've been recently into YA contemporary novels lately, so I decided to look into Goodreads. Then tada, I saw this book (along with several  other books that will also appear on my lists). I love the cover and it has an interesting premise. Hmmm.

Pre-order links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Title: HERO 
Author: Samantha Young (Website | Twitter
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
Publisher: NAL


The emotional and unforgettable new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.

Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren’t his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets,. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.

Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they’re on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again…

Why is this book included on my list? I haven't read any book coming from Samantha Young but the synopsis of this book caught my attention. I would really want to know about and how Alexa and Caine will deal with their relationship and problems! Consider me super teased with that synopsis. 

Pre-order links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Author: Lisa Aldin (Website | Twitter
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press


Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a "lady" while the guys move on without her. Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toni s connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentine s Rent-A-Gent Service. But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends--the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love."

Why is this book included on my list? It feels and sounds like that it's just something that I would have fun reading.

Pre-order links: Amazon | B&N

Author: Cynthia Hand (Website | Twitter
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen 


There's death all around us.
We just don't pay attention.
Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.

Why is this book included on my list? Because CYNTHIA HAND, the author of the Unearthly series (one of my favorite series ever), IS BACK! I miss her and her releasing books. 

Pre-order links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Author: Victoria Aveyard (Website | Twitter
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Orion 


The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

Why is this book included on my list? I love the premise and book cover! Hush. I've been lusting over that book cover for months already. I've also read such high praises for this book so basically ... I'm dying over here!!! I NEED IT NOW!

Pre-order links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Title: THE RUBY CIRCLE (Bloodlines #6) 
Author: Richelle Mead (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: Razorbill 


The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

Why is this book included on my list? THE LAST BOOK OF THE BLOODLINES SERIES! Noooooo, I don't want it to end yet!

Pre-order links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Title: REBOUND (Boomerang #2) 
Author: Noelle August (Website | Twitter
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow


Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang.
Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.
Three years ago, Adam married his high school love—and then lost her in a tragic accident. Now, the heartbreak and guilt he’s tried to bury with work and women begins to take over his life.
Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. She’s got one chance to prove to her father that she deserves a place in his empire by grabbing control of Boomerang and taking Adam down.
But as Alison moves in on him, armed with a cadre of lawyers and accountants, she discovers there’s much more to Adam and Boomerang than meets the eye. Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? It appears so, unless Adam can forgive her for wrecking his life and trying to steal his livelihood. But Alison hopes that old adage is right. Maybe love can conquer all.
Why is this book included on my list? Throw in a new adult book on the list. I seriously need to read the first novel of this series already because WAAAAAH there's  a sequel/companion novel to be released! I like book series that focuses on different characters per book because in that way the author can give the spotlight to the side characters from the first book. Especially if these side characters and their back story are interesting. 

Pre-order links: Amazon 

Author: Cassandra Clare (Website | Twitter) and Sarah Rees Brennan (Website | Twitter
Publication Date: February 17, 2015


After living as a Mundane and a Vampire, Simon never thought he would become a Shadowhunter, but today he begins his training at Shadowhunter Academy. 

Why is this book included on my list? It's a Cassandra Clare book and it's going to follow through SIMON's character! Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy is the first installment from the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy which will be released on a monthly basis. Just like The Bane Chronicles. Seriously. I need this in my life since I finished reading City of Heavenly Fire! There's just so many things that needs to be dealt with Simon's character because of that ending he got in CoHF. Cassandra Clare is obviously making up with the fans of Simon. ;)

Pre-order links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Title: THE RETURN (Titan #1) 
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (Website | Twitter
Publication Date: February 17, 2015
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press


The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.

Why is this book included on my list? Heh! I haven't finished reading Jennifer Armentrout's Covenant series but I would really love to get started with this spin-off series! Or I could also read Covenant series in early February and by the time The Return releases, I'm already up to date with everything!

Pre-order links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

I hope this list helped and introduced you some interesting books that will be releasing this coming February. If you know more February 2015 releases, please do comment on this post! I would love to check it! <3

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