Super pumped for February’s new releases! Frankly, the covers fit in well with how I view February; don’t let Valentine’s Day fool you, this month can be dark and gritty. Maybe it’s the juxtaposition with the fresh-faced excitement we have in January. Moving on!
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
The popular author’s latest short story collection has me excited by its inclusion of “Black Dog,” a piece set in the world of American Gods; other fans may be interested by a story about some obscure British show called Doctor Who.
The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven was a year-end favorite of 2014. I particularly enjoyed the travel narrative, something this pick promises to replicate.
The Last Good Paradise by Tatjana Soli
Featuring an ensemble of wayward, hopeful characters, this release should provide a nice dose of satire for those who feel oversaturated in the modern world.
Find Me by Laura Van Der Berg
I’ve been on a post-apocalyptic fiction kick, so this description caught my eye. It sounds like it could have the bleak sensory qualities of Justin Cronin’s The Passage and Kenneth Calhoun’s Black Moon.
The Infernal by Mark Doten
Described as “a fierce, searing response to the chaos of the war on terror—an utterly original and blackly comic debut” this novel features a pantheon of famous voices ranging from Osama bin Laden to Mark Zuckerberg.
Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley
This is my random pick for the month. It doesn’t seem like a book I would normally pick up, with seemingly disconnected strands (aliens and transitional worlds and ancient ghost possession).
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy features traveling between worlds, often with dark, unintended consequences. This book sounds like it would serve as a more condensed, perhaps darker exploration of magicians traveling between times and worlds.
I Am Radar by Reif Larsen
What are you excited to read this month? Any of these picks making into into your TBR pile?