You may be wondering, who are Two Book Thieves? Well, it’s us and we’re off our unplanned but lovely hiatus. Where are your January releases 2019, you may also be wondering. Well, they don’t exist but we hope you found something you loved in January. So without further ado, here are some February releases that we are excited for (in order of release!)
Stolen Time by Danielle Rollins – In Seattle, 1913 Dorothy is trapped in a forced engagement so she and her mother can live comfortably. But she will do anything to escape. Including disappearing into the woods. In Seattle, 2077, Ash is on a mission to rescue his professor who just happened to have found the secret to time travel. Jumping through time, Ash eventually collides with Dorothy. The two soon realise they can work together to help the devastated future world.
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas – The author of The Hate U Give is back, this time with sixteen year old Bri who wants to become the greatest rapper of her time. Or at least make it out of her neighbourhood. She is the late daughter of an underground rap legend and she has big shoes to fill. However, after her mum loses her job, poverty is becoming a big part of Bri’s life. This book is Angie’s homage to rap and the story of fighting for your dreams against all the odds.
The Antidote by Shelley Sackier – Magic is forbidden. Fee knows this and keeps her ability a secret, even if it means saving somebody’s life. That is until her best friend and crown prince, Xavi, becomes seriously ill. He must be saved, both for her and the kingdom. Fee’s desperation to save her friend enters her into the alluring world of magic. However, she has a big decision to make as saving her friend could also result in her death.
Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers – as the first part of a duology, this book tells the story of Sybella, the darkest of death’s daughters and trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice. However, in order to keep her sisters safe, she must accompany the duchess of France into enemy territory. In order to survive, she must find other people like her but they are hidden deep within the court. Genevieve has been undercover for many years and struggles to remember who she really is. Her only solace is a long-forgotten prisoner. Will the girl’s paths come together soon enough or will they lose everything they hold dear?
The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes
A secret group known as the Black Coats have been seeking vengeance on men who hurt girls and women for years. We follow the story of Thea, who has just received an invitation to the group after the death of her cousin, Natalie who’s killer went free. After weeks of training, the group carry out their acts of revenge known as Balancings as Thea feels herself getting closer to her cousin’s killer. However, it isn’t long before the Balancings esculate in brutality and Thea discovers there is more to the group than meets the eye.
The Burning by Laura Bates
Anna is a completely different person to her past-self and there is no evidence of the ‘incident’ that changed her life. That is until the whispers start. Still running from her past, Anna becomes interested in the story of Maggie, a local girl accused of witchcraft centuries before. A story that sounds eerily similar to her own.
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte – Keralie Corrington is a ruthless pickpocket stealing in the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara under the watchful eye of her mentor, Mackiel. Together they run a black market in a nation where each quarter is divided from one another under the rule of four queens. When a standard job goes wrong, Keralie sees all four queens murdered in brutal ways. Teaming up with Varin Bollt, a messenger she stole from, they plan to uncover the conspiracy that led to the death of the queens.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – We follow the story of Ead Duryan, an outsider in court who has risen to the job of lady-in-waiting. In this world, the House of Berethnet has ruled for thousands of years but Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect the realm before assassins take action. Loyal to a secret society of mages, it is Ead’s job to keep an eye on Queen Sabran, protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the sea, Tané is a dragon-rider with a big choice to make. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to make peace. There is chaos rising and Ead finds herself in the centre.
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia – Daniela Vargas is the top-student at the Medio School for Girls, a school where young women are trained for one of two roles in society. Depending on their specialisation, a girl will graduate to run a husband’s household and care for his children – a world far away from frequent political uprisings. However, Daniela has a secret. Her parents risked everything to forge identification papers so Dani could rise above her station. Now that her marriage is fast approaching, she must keep her secret or be sent to the fringes of society. Will she choose the life her parents chose for her or risk everything for a chance of freeing Medio and the hope of love?
lots of love,