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February 5: Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About (these are the books you need help deciding if they’re worth adding to your TBR or not.)

A few of these are coming out today, but were upcoming as I wrote the draft. Alphabetical as always.

  1. City in the Middle of the Night; Charlie Jane Anders. A hyped book that caught my eye, which may or may not live up to its reputation.

2. To Kill a Kingdom; Alexandra Christo. Does this Little Mermaid retelling live up to the hype?

3. Freshwater; Akwaeke Emezi. It sounds great, but it’s described as ‘unsettling.’ Just how much, though? I don’t need nightmares.

4. The Cerulean; Amy Ewing. It looks pretty, but the ratings aren’t great.

5. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls; Anissa Gray. It looks good, but maybe too dark.

6. I Owe You One; Sophie Kinsella. I’ve had mixed reactions to her books.

7. Warrior of the Wild; Tricia Levenseller. Some reviews mention not great character development, so I’m concerned.

8. We Set the Dark on Fire; Tehlor Kay Mejia. Compared to the Handmaid’s Tale, and sometimes those comparisons don’t hold up. Hope this one does!

9. Polaris Rising; Jessie Mihalik. I love space opera–but only good space opera.

10. Four Dead Queens; Astrid Scholte. Another I hope lives up to its hype!

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

21 responses »

  1. I never have read a Sophie K. book, but I downloaded the one on your list from NetGalley. Hopefully it’s good!

  2. Madam Mim says:

    Four Dead Queens is on my list too! Snap haha!

  3. I haven’t read any of these but they sound so good!!

  4. L.M. Durand says:

    I really want to read Warrior of the Wild so I will let you know. I haven’t read the other book. Though, I’m getting Cerulean this month and a little nervous about it too.

  5. I didn’t like Care and Feeding. It was dark and strange. I couldn’t relate. I’ll be curious to hear what others think…

  6. I’ve been meaning to read To Kill A Kingdom too, hopefully this year!

  7. KliScruggs says:

    I really want to read To Kill A Kingdom, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. I’m pretty excited about We Set the Dark on Fire though, the setting and plot seem very mysterious and mystery driven, which I normally don’t read. But the cover is so gorgeous and memorable it draws me in.

  8. thelittlebookowl says:

    I’m on the fence about Warrior of the Wild too.

  9. I haven’t read any of these books, so I don’t have any input to sway you one way or another. I would like to say that the cover for The Cerulean is probably one of the most stunning covers I’ve ever seen!

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