New Book Releases (February 2016)

February is here and it brought (or will shortly bring) us new books. Let’s check some of them out!


The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel

The High Mountains of Portugal First of all, I really like this playful, colourful cover; it looks very pretty! Yann Martel is the guy who wrote Life of Pi (which is also a movie) so he is a pretty famous author. The story of this book resembles (at least it sounded to me like it does) of Illuminati or The DaVinci Code. Three different stories taking place across different times and eventually intertwine and come to an unexpected end.

BookDepository: The High Mountains of Portugal


The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin

The Forgetting Time A debut novel for Sharon Guskin and since this is a mystery/thriller story I don’t know much about it other than that it follows three characters, four-year-old Noah, his single-mother Janie and Anderson, a man who threw away his very bright future over an obsession. I am definitely interested in reading this one!

BookDepository: The forgetting time


Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Be Frank With Me “Mimi” Banning is a famous and very rich author who decided to start writing again after many years. To get back into this task she hires Alice as a full-time friend for her eccentric son Frank. This book is a humour novel and a heartwarming, unusual story of a mother and her son.

BookDepository: Be Frank with me




While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man’s Descent into Madness by Eli Sanders

While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent into Madness I don’t generally read non-fiction books but since I have a strong interest in the forensic field of psychology I think I would enjoy this book. This is the story of a murder and the sociopsychological implications that an act like this has in a community.

BookDepository: While the city slept




Starflight by Melissa Landers

Starflight (Starflight, #1) This book has been getting a lot of hype for a few months now and it has been compared to some of the very popular YA novels taking place in space or spaceships. It’s a romance, dystopian, science fiction novel and the first book in a duology I believe(?).

BookDepository: Starflight



Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea Three refugees running from East Prussia during World War II, Joana, Emilia and Florian, cross paths in the ship ‘Wilhelm Gustloff that promises freedom from their war-stricken land. Now they have to trust and help each other in order to survive and get back to safety.

BookDepository: Salt to the sea



The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere, #1) A time-travel book about a girl and her father on their pirate ship. The father is obsessing about going to Honolulu in 1868 and Nix, the daughter doesn’t object as she thinks that it’s impossible. But as it turns out, her father has a way not only to succeed in his obsession but also force Nix to follow him.

BookDepositoryThe Girl from Everywhere




The Widow by Fiona Barton

The Widow The Widow is a crime novel about a woman whose husband who had committed some sort of serious crime has recently died. This book has been compares to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train so it will either be very disappointing or really, really good!

BookDepository: The Widow



Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon

Try Not to Breathe In 1995 Amy Stevenson was attacked while walking home from school and her story became famous in the news worldwide. Fifteen years later, Amy is in a hospital room surrounded by 90’s memorabilia, her case forgotten when Alex Dale, a reporter, accidentally discovers her. Alex decides to uncover Amy’s story which might just be what will save her failing reputation and carrier.

BookDepository: Try not to breathe

Science Fiction

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy, #3)

This book is already on my TBR list for 2016. It’s the third book in the Red Rising trilogy which I will start soon. Since it’s the third book I can’t give you a synopsis without spoilers but this trilogy is a sci-fi, young adult dystopian story taking place in space I believe. I’m pumped!

BookDepository: Morning Star



The Lost Time Accidents by John Wray

The Lost Time Accidents

Waldy Tolliver wakes up one day and discovers that the world continues to turn but he himself has been exiled from the flow of time! This book takes the reader through various points in time and space and it sounds like a great adventure. Plus it’s a good 500 pages which for me makes things even more exciting!

BookDepository: The lost time accidents


Version Control by Dexter Palmer

Version Control  For the sci-fi fans here is a novel about a woman who feels like everything around her is somewhat off-kilter and her husband who claims to have built a time-travelling machine. Even though the scientific community is laughing at him, his claims might actually be true.

BookDepository: Version control




A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

A Criminal Magic A different perspective of the 1920’s in the U.S. with an alternative history where witch hunt was at its peak but magic was indeed real! Goodreads presents this book as a mix between the Night Circus and Peaky Blinders. That definitely sounds interesting!

BookDepository: A criminal magic



The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky

The Immortals (Olympus Bound #1) If you were big fans of the Percy Jackson series this one is for you! The Immortals is the first book in the new Olympus Bound Series and as you guessed it involves Greek Mythology and Gods walking among humans.

BookDepository: The immortals



Historical Fiction

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

The Queen of the Night A historical fiction novel following a renowned soprano who discovers that the original role that she is finally offered is based on a secret part of her past. She is determined to find out who betrayed her and so we follow her adventurous life, pursuing with her the truth of the mysterious opera role.

BookDepository: The Queen of the night



Ginny Gall by Charlie Smith

Ginny Gall Delvin Walker is a young boy when his mother is falsely accused of killing a white man and flees. Delvin spends a big part of his life while living in a Negro funeral home, fearing that he will have the same fate as his mother. One day, he and a few other boys are caught and charged with raping two white girls and Delvin is sent to prison where he is called to chose his fate.

BookDepository: Ginny Gall


What books are you excited and what are your reading plans for February? I hope you liked this list, thank you for stopping by 🙂

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. zizeloni says:

    Thanks for the suggestions! I already put many of them on my wishlist!


    1. mensrea3 says:

      That’s great! I hope they prove to be good choices 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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