And now it’s time to get started on the YA books that were released in February of this year and happened to make it onto my TBR! It’s been a few days since I posted my last list for January and I’ve still got a ways to go before I catch up, but I’m pretty happy with this thus far.
It’s the dictionary format that has me wanting to read The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary by NoNieqa Ramos. I’ve never heard of such a thing in Young Adult fiction before (or any fiction, for that matter) and I find myself immensely curious about this one. The premise doesn’t sound excessively interesting just yet, but I definitely think that this book has a new take on some themes we’ve seen before. Not only that but from what I can tell, the narrator sounds quite fascinating, which ultimately leaves me really excited to read this book.
American Panda by Gloria Chao has been on my TBR for a while now and I simply haven’t found the time to read it. I also don’t have a copy just yet, so that’s another roadblock I’m going to have to jump soon enough. This is one of those books that’s largely on here due to the need for diversity in YA. I’ve never been vastly in love with books that mirror real life and am extremely picky about my coming of age stories, but I have hopes for this one and I can’t wait to read it.
I am in love with the premise of Layover by Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer. I know this isn’t everyone’s thing, but I’ve honestly wanted a good story about step siblings falling in love ever since the days of Live With Derek from Disney Channel. I think, ultimately, I just never saw Derek and Casey as siblings and I was overly fond of their chemistry. So there’s just something about this book that speaks to me in the end. It tells a story about stepsiblings who raise their younger sibling together as their parents go off and eventually grow apart due to their feelings for one another until they have an unexpected layover in L.A. I don’t know what will happen, exactly, but I’m so excited to find out. I just need this book in my life, tbh.
Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes is literally only on my list because I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time with this book series and I can’t bring myself not to finish it. I’m not sure why that is since I pretty much hate this series with a passion. I’m not fond of the characters, except for perhaps Felix and Jonas but even they aren’t enough to save the horrible mess that this book series has become for me. I just keep seeing dumb plot point after dumb plot point introduced and it’s hard to stomach after a while, especially the romance between Magnus and Cleo. But, you know, I spent this much time with it already, I might as well see it through to the end.
Well, I don’t know if I will like Winterfolk by Janel Kolby, but I’m certainly very interested in giving this book a shot. We don’t get many books talking about the homeless and we get even fewer that are fiction. To find one from the YA genre is absolutely fascinating to me and I’m truly intrigued. I can’t wait to find out what Kolby does with this because I think a book like this could be seriously beneficial to the world. I dunno, I’m incredibly pleased and fascinated to have found such a book. I guess we’ll see what I think later on.
And thus ends the first installment of YA Releases from February. As always, let me know your thoughts about these books in the comments! Do you have any on your TBR? Will you be adding some?
Happy reading, everyone!