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Inspired by the Wilhelm Gustloff tragedy, Salt of the Sea focuses on the stories of four refugees, whose lives converge in unexpected ways. This is on the heavier side of YA fare, so probably don't read it while wearing mascara. A highly anticipated follow up to Sepetys' soul-destroying 2011 debut, Between Shades of Gray. Out: Feb 2nd.
Kill the Boyband is about a group of superfans, who *accidentally* kidnap a member of their fave boyband, The Ruperts (they're called The Ruperts because all members are called Rupert). Besides being highly relevant to our interests (#LarryLives), it's also a funny, easy and fantastically written read. Out: Feb 23rd.
After Sonya Feldman narrowly escapes an attack in the woods, she is forced to deal with the murder of her friend Gretchen Meyer, who was not so lucky. Gretchen was the golden child of their small town and now everyone is looking to Sonya for answers. There's also a highly suss love interest and a killer still on the loose. This YA mystery thriller takes a while to get going, but once it does, it's unputdownable. Out: Feb 16.
The first YA book of 2016 with a gender-fluid protag, can we get a "hell yes"?! Riley Cavanaugh is the very alt, very middle-of-the-gender-spectrum child of a Conservative Orange County congressman. With the pressure around an election building, Riley starts an anonymous blog to document her everyday life as a gender-fluid teen. But nothing can stay a secret for too long when your dad is a politician and Riley's identity is discovered and the teen is forced to make a decision. Out Feb 2nd.
This story about outcast Parker Santé and the mysterious silver-haired girl, who is about to change his life forever. It sounds like a classic Manic Pixie trope, but isn't. Probably the most charming story you'll read this month. Out Feb 23rd.
Pull is the story of a band of "misfit crime-fightes" with the power to rewind time. We'd read it just for that, but the twist is that the story is told from the PoV of Rosie, a girl, who was saved by the leader Albert. After the incident, Rosie learns that being seen with the "pullers" puts a target on her own back. This book features magic, intrigue and a bit of history - all you need on a stormy February night. Out Feb 2nd.
This is the story of 16-year-old best friends Caddy and Rosie. The two have been inseparable for as long as they can remember, but as Rosie grows more popular and confident, jealousy begins to emerge. And that's before the mysterious new girl moves in. Suzanne coming into their lives starts a dangerous downward spiral for everyone. This book will give you all the emotions. Out Feb 11.
Gwen Allister has had a pretty rough childhood, moving around and never staying in one place for too long because of her mother's paranoid delusions. Or so she thinks. Now that Gwen and her mum have arrived in England, the teen has only one thing to look forward to - a visit from her friend, Olivia. But when Olivia finally arrives to spend the summer, things really hit the fan. It turns out Gwen's mother may have had a point. May or may not contain supernatural shadow creatures. Out Feb 2nd.
Ok. get ready for this. 18-year-old aspiring Army Ranger Gideon Blake has his life planned out. Until he dies. When he wakes up (yup, that happened), he discovers his strange new powers as (this is where you really have to suspend your disbelief) one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. War, specifically because symbolism and all that. Out Feb 16th.
This is a collection of nine short stories from the Lunar Chronicles series. It's basically everything a Lunar Chronicles fan would need to know about their fave characters or just a bit of light fantasy for anyone, not familiar with the series. Out Feb 2nd.