February 2021 Releases

There are so, so many books out this month. So many! And if one more website changes its layout, I’m gonna eat glass!



February 2021
It’s Black History Month! I’m not Black, so I don’t feel comfortable recommending Black reads specifically for Black History Month, but I’m keeping track of various Rec Lists on my Instagram. You can find my Instagram here or click here to go directly to the Black History Month Rec Lists highlight.

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I’m not gonna lie, folks. I did not get as much general site and blog stuff as I hoped to during January, and I haven’t written as many posts as I hoped. Part of this is my fault: I am out of review-writing shape. I am in napping, watching YouTube, and rereading The Locked Tomb series shape. Part of this is winter’s fault: ya girl’s got SAD. Part of this is WordPress’s fault—and brace yourselves! I’m gonna bring this up at least seventeen more times—for eating a particularly long review. Not a short review, or an easy review, but the one time WordPress eats a post—after using the platform for nearly a decade—it eats the long one for the complex book I was trying to represent.

(fyi! that sound is, in fact, my screams! enjoy!)

This Month’s Releases
I keep saying, “Wow, there are so many books this month,” but I think February’s topped it. I have 120 releases saved on my February 2021 Releases list, and March is looking just as full.

Young Adult/New Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases:

Damn, February is such a promising month for YA (and NA, apparently) books.

Also, for some reason, a prequel to the Tearling books. Have you read the Tearling books? No? Good. Don’t. There’s a whole lot of condoning (and even championing!) abusive people, excessive descriptions of nipples, a whole bunch of “do as I say, not as I do”, a complete lack of understanding on how lesbians work, characters who stop having any meaning and the world’s biggest cop out of an ending. I mean, it’s fairly well-written, but those things gave me brain hives I have yet to recover from.

Anyway! Let’s move onto some books of note. Reaper of Souls, Yesterday is History, and The Gilded Ones are all YA SFF by Black authors! Reaper of Souls is the sequel to Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron, Yesterday is History is a gay time travelling story, and The Gilded Ones is a West African-inspired fantasy with some badass girl warriors and is also Namina Forna’s debut book!

February 1st
The Beginning ((Abnormal/Variant, #1) #3) by M. Rose Flores

February 2nd
Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson
Beneath the Keep (The Queen of the Tearling #0) by Erika Johansen
What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo
Everything That Burns (Enchantée #2) by Gita Trelease
This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria
Mortal Remains by Mary Ann Fraser
Spark to Shadow by Atima Kim
Muse (Muse #1) by Brittany Cavallaro
All the Tides of Fate (All the Stars and Teeth #2) by Adalyn Grace See the review for the first book here!

February 4th
The Crow Folk (The Witches of Woodville #1) by Mark Stay

February 9th
City of the Uncommon Thief by Lynne Bertrand
Stormbreak (Seafire #3) by Natalie C. Parker See the review for the first book here!
The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1) by Namina Forna
The Iron Raven (The Iron Fey: Evenfall #1) by Julie Kagawa See reviews for Julie Kagawa’s other work here!
The Girl From Shadow Springs by Ellie Cypher
Curse of the Divine (Ink in The Blood #2) by Kim Smejkal
Game Changer by Neal Shusterman

February 16th
We Are the Fire by Sam Taylor
Witherward (Witherward #1) by Hannah Mathewson
The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance
Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke
A ​Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4) by Sarah J. Maas
Blood Sworn (Ashlords #2) by Scott Reintgen
The Jade Bones (The Age of the Seventh Sun #2) by Lani Forbes

February 18th
Reaper of Souls (Kingdom of Souls #2) by Rena Barron

February 23rd
The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney
The Shadow War by Lindsay Smith
A Dark and Hollow Star (A Dark and Hollow Star #1) by Ashley Shuttleworth

February 28th
Cloaked Shadows by Melissa Hawkes


Adult/Gen Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases:

It’s occurring to me about now that it would make more sense to order the covers by release date. And yet. I’m probably not going to do that.

If I recall correctly, Winter’s Orbit was initially a piece of original fiction on AO3, I think titled The Course of Honor? Someone recommended it my LGBT+ writing channel, I looked at it and thought I’d read it later, and now it’s a real published book on shelves and everything. Don’t give up on your dreams!

Also, Becky Chambers ends her Wayfarers series with The Galaxy, and the Ground Within this month!

Sailor Moon Reaction GIF by MOODMAN
I’m so sad to see it end (even if Chambers has other new books this year!) it’s such a soothing series, and I read the first book when I really needed it, and I’m not gonna see my copy until May.

sailor moon crying GIF(Side note, if you ever need a sobbing, weeping, or tearful gif, Usagi’s got you covered!)

I have ARCs for both Pyotra and the Wolf and The Bone Fire, but Pyotra is gonna be mega late and I’m not probably not even going to attempt finish The Bone Fire in time at all. It’s 160k words! Ahhh!

February 2nd
On Fragile Waves by E. Lily Yu
Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
A Summoning of Demons (Chimera #3) by Cate Glass
Daughter of the Salt King (Salt Chasers #1) by A.S. Thornton
Of Wicked Blood (The Quatrefoil Chronicles #1) by Olivia Wildenstein & Katie Hayoz

February 4th
A Search for Starlight (The Firewall Trilogy #3) by James Maxwell
Purgatory Mount by Adam Roberts
Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift

February 5th
Oasis One by Daniel Weisbeck

February 9th
A Flood of Posies by Tiffany Meuret
Share the Moon by Toni Logan
A Song with Teeth (Los Nefilim #3) by T. Frohock
Engines of Oblivion (The Memory War #2) by Karen Osborne
The Moonsteel Crown (Dominion #1) by Stephen Deas
Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard
Woods of Silver and Light (Storyteller’s Series #2) by Victoria McCombs
The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox
Amid the Crowd of Stars by Stephen Leigh
The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
The Future Is Yours by Dan Frey
The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec
The Velocity of Revolution by Marshall Ryan Maresca

February 11th
Voidbreaker (The Keepers #3) by David Dalglish

February 15th
Pyotra and the Wolf by Elna Holst See a review of Pyotra and the Wolf here!

February 16th
A Dance for The Gods (The Last Warrior King #2) by E.O. Odiase & K.N. Pumpuni
Soulstar (The Kingston Cycle #3) by C.L. Polk
The Unfinished Land by Greg Bear
The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
The Memory Theater by Karin Tidbeck
Silence of the Soleri (The Amber Throne #2) by Michael Johnston
Holes in the Veil (The Goblets Immortal #2) by Beth Overmyer
Fairhaven Rising (The Saga of Recluce #22) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

February 18th
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (Wayfarers #4) by Becky Chambers
The Black Coast (The God-King Chronicles #1) by Mike Brooks

February 23rd
Transgressions of Power by Juliette Wade
The Russian Cage (Gunnie Rose #3) by Charlaine Harris
Glow by Tim Jordan
Symbiosis (Escaping Exodus #2) by Nicky Drayden
Calculated Risks (InCryptid #10) by Seanan McGuire
The Swimmers by Marian Womack
Out Past The Stars (The Farian War #3) by K.B. Wagers
Kingdom of Shadow and Light (Fever #11) by Karen Marie Moning
Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap
Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters by Aimee Ogden
The Bone Fire by György Dragomán (Translated by Paul Olchvary)


LGBT+ Releases:

February 2021 is such a well-rounded month for LGBT+ releases. Pick a handful, make yourself a delicious month of reading where you get all your gay nutrients. What do you have a hankerin’ for? An F/F romance with a side of birds? Love Birds. Short stories about gay men fighting the urge to self-sabotage? 100 Boyfriends. Horny fae, but make it queer? A Dark and Hollow Star. Liver with time travel powers? Yesterday is History. Drunkenly marrying a woman in Los Vegas whose name you don’t know? Honey Girl. Werewolf gf? Pyotra and the Wolf. Big questions on faith and morals during your summer of first love? A Meeting of Two Prophets. Lesbian love triangle with an Vietnamese-inspired setting? Fireheart Tiger. Being haunted by the author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown? The Upstairs House.

Go bonkers, my friends.

February 1st
Point Roberts by Alexander Rigby
A Meeting of Two Prophets by Judah Tasa See a review of A Meeting of Two Prophets here!

February 2nd
This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria
Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
Milk Fed by Melissa Broder
Lone Stars by Justin Deabler
100 Boyfriends by Brontez Purnell
Dark Currents by Doug Burgess
Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson
The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough

February 5th
Night Tide (A Seal Cove Romance #2) by Anna Burke See reviews for Anna Burke’s other work here!

February 9th
Not Quite Out by Louise Willingham
The Velocity of Revolution by Marshall Ryan Maresca
Stormbreak (Seafire #3) by Natalie C. Parker See the review for the first book here!
Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard
We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman
As Far as You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper
Share the Moon by Toni Logan
Fishwives by Sally Bellerose

February 15th
Pyotra and the Wolf by Elna HolstSee a review of Pyotra and the Wolf here!

February 16th
Soulstar (The Kingston Cycle #3) by C.L. Polk
Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke
Let’s Get Back to the Party by Zak Salih

February 18th
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (Wayfarers #4) by Becky Chambers
The Black Coast (The God-King Chronicles #1) by Mike Brooks
Lovebirds (A Fur-ever Veterinary Romance #5) by Cara Malone

February 23rd
The Shadow War by Lindsay Smith
Symbiosis (Escaping Exodus #2) by Nicky Drayden
The Upstairs House by Julia Fine
Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters by Aimee Ogden
A Dark and Hollow Star (A Dark and Hollow Star #1) by Ashley Shuttleworth
Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers
Love Is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann
Out Past The Stars (The Farian War #3) by K.B. Wagers

What new books are you looking forward to this February?


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10 thoughts on “February 2021 Releases

  1. Ah… always too many books and not enough time!! This post just made me realise how many interesting releases I am missing in the adult section. I think March will be my problematic month, as there are so many sequels coming out next month.
    PS: I loved the part “Have you read the Tearling books? No? Good. Don’t.” LOL. I heard so many bad reviews about this series.

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  2. Now I’m absolutely terrified of one of my reviews mysteriously vanishing prepublication – I can’t even imagine how frustrating that would be after putting so much work in! 😅🙈

    Also, I quite enjoyed your Tearling rant 😁 While I did really like the books, that ending was, as you said, an absolute cop-out, and I hate it so much that I have no interest in picking up this new prequel 😂

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