February 2018 New Releases I Can’t Wait to Read
Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce (Feb. 6) I’ve been waiting for this book for literally years! Set in the world of Tortall and the Carthaki Empire, it’s the first book in the Numair Chronicles, which will tell the backstory of how Arum Draper, mage student and friend of Prince Ozorne, became Numair, Tortall’s greatest mage and Prince Ozorne’s enemy. (Read the Wildmage quartet, AKA the Immortals War quartet, for the story of the wildmage Daine and her mentor and eventual partner Numair.) I’ve preordered this, and plan to dive in as soon as my copy arrives.
The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch (Feb. 20) A prequel to Finch’s historical mystery series featuring Victorian gentleman-detective Charles Lenox, The Woman in the Water tells the story of Lenox’s first case. I love this series; Finch is an excellent writer. So I’m really looking forward to seeing Lenox in his early days as a detective.
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman (Feb. 27) Hartman returns to the world of Seraphina and Shadow Scale with a tangentially-related tale of a girl who runs away disguised as a boy, and meets up with a relative of dragons on the road. The book’s description hints that there’s more to Tess than meets the eye: “Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she’s tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.” Seraphina was amazing, and I’m eager to read Hartman’s newest tale.
- The Problim Children by Natalie Lloyd (Feb. 6)
- Death & the Viking’s Daughter by Loretta Ross (Feb. 8)
- The Cat of the Baskervilles by Vicki Delaney (Feb. 13)
- The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller (Feb. 13)
- The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March (Feb. 27)
- Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas (Feb. 27)
- The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Feb. 27)