As the month of February continues to bring record-breaking cold temperatures, the world of Young Adult literature is just beginning to heat up for the year! With new and continuing series and stand-alone novels in a variety of genres, there's something for everyone this month. Here are just a few highlights of what to expect.
From the author of the Ashes trilogy, this is the first book of the Dark Passages series. It's best described as a psychological thriller meets fantasy, in which the lines between reality and fiction are blurred. The characters find themselves trapped in intertwining parallel universes penned and accidentally created by fiction writers.
In this realistic fiction novel, 17-year-old Bonnie is a former childhood star from a once-successful reality TV show that centered around the daily lives of her large family. Years later, she has managed to live a normal life away from the spotlight. However, the news that the show will be back on the air, making Bonnie a star against her will once more, threatens to shatter her reality.
The third and final book in the Shatter Me series, Juliette must decide whom she can trust as she prepares to take down the Reestablishment. The twists and turns come to a conclusion in this dystopian meets paranormal world.
In this second book of the dystopian Mind Games series, sisters Annie and Fia know they can trust each other in their fight against the Foundation. However, the trustworthiness of those around them remains uncertain, even with Annie's visions of the future.
Fantasy meets historical fiction in this love story that takes place during the Russian revolution. The author departs from reality in order to weave the tale, but the atmosphere of a Russian winter at the turn of last century remains intact.
Also coming out this month:
Cress by Marissa Meyer (Book No. 3 in The Lunar Chronicles)
Unforgotten by Jessica Brody (Book No. 2 in Unremembered series)
Split Second by Kasie West (Book No. 2 in Pivot Point series)