February's Hottest New Releases

Posted by Cybil on January 31, 2019
Looking for a new book? You can't go wrong with one of February's new releases, which include a highly anticipated new fantasy from a Man Booker Prize-winning author (Black Leopard, Red Wolf), a couple of red-hot new mysteries (The Lost Man and The Silent Patient), and a new historical fiction novel from the author of The Alice Network (The Huntress).

Each month the Goodreads Editorial team takes a look at the books that are being published, how early reviewers are rating them, and how many of you are adding these books to your Want to Read shelf. We use the information to curate this list of books you can't wait to read.



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A hunter searches for a young boy with the help of a shape-shifter and other unlikely allies in this first book of a new fantasy trilogy set in a reimagined Africa, from the author of the Man Booker Prize-winning A Brief History of Seven Killings.

Release date: February 5

Read our interview with Marlon James here.


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In this new standalone mystery from The Dry author, two men meet at the remote fence line separating their cattle farms in the Australian Outback. In front of them, the stockman's grave landmark rises; at their feet, their brother lies dead.

Release date: February 5



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A battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot work to track down the Huntress, a deadly Nazi war criminal missing in America in this thrilling World War II novel from the author of The Alice Network.

Release date: February 26

Read our interview with Kate Quinn here.


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This sweeping epic about an American family begins as a renowned poet is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem. Her answer details the story of her family and a betrayal that reverberates through the decades.

Release date: February 5

Read our interview with Tara Conklin here.


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In this surreal memoir, an aspiring violinist lands a job with a professional ensemble—only to discover that the group is a sham, "performing" while music that sounds suspiciously like the Titanic soundtrack blares from a CD.

Release date: February 12

Read our interview with Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman here.


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A debut psychological thriller about a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.

Release date: February 5



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In her follow-up to The Hate U Give, Thomas takes YA readers along on a teen's quest to escape poverty and become a successful rapper.

Release date: February 5

Read our interview with Angie Thomas here.


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In this novel about a dance-hall girl and an orphan boy in 1930s Malaysia, fates become entangled over an old Chinese superstition.

Release date: February 12


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An epic high (feminist) fantasy about a world on the brink of war, replete with talking dragons, assassins, queens, alchemists, and pirates.

Release date: February 26


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The author of Columbine offers a deeply moving journalistic account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting.

Release date: February 12


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The novelist explores her own schizoaffective disorder in this collection of essays that dispels misconceptions of mental illness.

Release date: February 5


Which new releases are you looking forward to reading? Let's talk books in the comments!

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message 1: by Ricki K Davis (new)

Ricki K Davis What is Newest Book by Ilona Andrews?


message 2: by Ricki K Davis (new)

Ricki K Davis What is the newest book by Ilona Andrews?


message 3: by Isabella (new)

Isabella Ricki K Davis wrote: "What is Newest Book by Ilona Andrews?"
Diamond Fire (Hidden Legacy Series) I guess. http://www.ilona-andrews.com/


message 4: by Ricki K Davis (new)

Ricki K Davis Isabella- Thanks, I found another. Sapphire Flames will be out in mid-February (I'm unsure of the exact date). Are you looking forward to it as much as I am?!?!


message 5: by Matt (new)

Matt I'm most looking forward to Don Winslow's The Border, can't wait to read that.


message 6: by Jeff (new)

Jeff Cherpeski Not a one on that list that I am looking forward too.


message 7: by Philip (new)

Philip Two I have on Pre-Order -
Feb 2 - Shadow Puppet: A Dan Sharp Mystery by Jeffrey Round
Feb 19 - Missing Daughter by Rick Mofina


message 8: by Justin (new)

Justin Absolutely cannot wait for Black Leopard, Red Wolf


message 9: by Ricki K Davis (new)

Ricki K Davis Has anyone read anything by Marlon James?


message 10: by Justin (new)

Justin Ricki K Davis wrote: "Has anyone read anything by Marlon James?"

A Brief History of Seven Killings is one of the more rewarding books I've ever read. That said, it is also one of the most graphic in terms of explicit content. I thoroughly enjoyed it, even if I found some parts kind of jarring


message 11: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer I'm interested in trying Marlon James new book.


message 12: by Moberry (new)

Moberry I've been waiting for The Lost Man and The Night Tiger for what seems like years !


message 13: by Katie.dorny (new)

Katie.dorny A few of those had escape my attention, now they’ve been added to my be list! Black leopard, red wolf sounds amazing!


message 14: by CARISSA (new)

CARISSA E The February book I'm excited for is How to Be a Movie Star by T.J. Klune


message 15: by Vince (new)

Vince Jane Harper’s Force of Nature was my favourite book of 2018, so I’m really looking forward to ‘The Lost Man’ !


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Ricki K Davis wrote: "What is Newest Book by Ilona Andrews?"

As far as I know, they're not having a new release in February


message 17: by June (new)

June Awesome books


message 18: by Yvonne (new)

Yvonne Pounds Pls no more emails or text from this company


message 19: by Michelle B. (new)

Michelle B. So... what's a "feminist" fantasy?


message 20: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Michelle B. wrote: "So... what's a "feminist" fantasy?"
One I can recommend is The Female Man by Joanna Ross. It's a story about a woman who comes from another planet and reacts to the customs on Earth. Funny and sly.


message 21: by Iola (new)

Iola I'm looking forward to The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon


message 22: by Rinda (new)

Rinda Reads Priory of the Orange Tree looks promising.


message 23: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne I'm anxiously waiting for Daughter of Moloka'i by Alan Brennert and The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion,


message 24: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Condon My Notorious Life by Kate Manning. Not a war story. Loved it and based on a true story about the evilest woman in the world, or so she was thought of. Check it out. Was one I stumbled on from and old Chapters flyer. Picked it for book club, was enjoyed by all.


message 25: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Condon Blood Detective by Dan Waddell. Bristish writer so will have to order it. Combines murder mystery with genealogy. First in the series. Have ordered the others. Also now a member of ancestry.com, it inspired me. Also got his book on how to work on your family tree which became a BBC Series. Hope you like as much as I did


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