New Book Releases – February 1st, 2022

Here we go again! Check out the new (and anticipated) book releases for this week. Here is a preview to 18 books that are released today so that you can make plans on which one you want to read first!. Of course there are more books released this week, this is just a small preview!

Let us know which books you have been waiting for!

  1. The Family Chao: A Novel by Lan Samantha Chang
Genre:   Fiction / Mystery and Thriller
Publisher ‏ : ‎ W. W. Norton & Company 
Publish date: February 1st, 2022
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook (Narrator Brian Nishii)

Premise of the book:  Brimming with heartbreak, comedy, and suspense, The Family Chao offers a kaleidoscopic, highly entertaining portrait of a Chinese American family grappling with the dark undercurrents of a seemingly pleasant small town

I definitely want to read this one and is on my Goodread list! I think I will read it in the Spanish version as it is easier for me and I can’t wait!

2. The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

Genre:  Fiction / Historical Biographical Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's Press
Publish date: February 1st, 2022
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook (Narrator Lucy Scott)
Premise of this debut novel: A beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder - and a brilliant reimagination of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the 20th century.

3. Black Cake: a Novel by Charmaine Wilkerson

Genre:  Fiction / LGBTQ+ Literary Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ballantine Books 
Publish on: February 1st, 2022
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook (Narrator Lynnette R. Freeman, Simone Mcintyre)

Premise of this book: Charmaine Wilkerson’s debut novel is a story of how the inheritance of betrayals, secrets, memories, and even names, can shape relationships and history. Deeply evocative and beautifully written, Black Cake is an extraordinary journey through the life of a family changed forever by the choices of its matriarch.

4. Vladimir: A Novel by Julia May Jonas

Genre:  Fiction / Family Life Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster 
Publish on:  February 1st, 2022
Format:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook (Narrator Rebecca Lowman)

The premise of the book is:  With this bold, edgy, and uncommonly assured debut, author Julia May Jonas takes us into charged territory, where the boundaries of morality bump up against the impulses of the human heart. Propulsive, darkly funny, and wildly entertaining, Vladimir perfectly captures the personal and political minefield of our current moment, exposing the nuances and the grey area between power and desire.

5. The Violence: A Novel by Delilah S. Dawson

Genre:  Fiction / Dystopian Future / Women's Adventure
Publisher ‏ : ‎  Del Rey
Publish on: February 1st, 2022
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook (Narrator Hillary Huber)

The Premise of the book is below:  When Chelsea Martin kisses her husband hello at the door of their perfect home, a chilled bottle of beer in hand and dinner on the table, she may look like the ideal wife, mother, and homemaker - but in fact, she’s following an unwritten rulebook, carefully navigating David’s stormy moods in a desperate nightly bid to avoid catastrophe. If family time doesn’t go exactly the way David wants, bad things happen - to Chelsea, and to the couple’s 17-year-old daughter, Ella. Cut off from all support, controlled, and manipulated for years, Chelsea has no resources and no one to turn to. Her wealthy, narcissistic mother, Patricia, would rather focus on the dust on her chandelier than acknowledge Chelsea’s bruises. After all, Patricia’s life looks perfect on the surface, too.

6. This Woven Kingdom (This Woven Kingdom, 1) by Tahereh Mafi 

Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult Fantasy and Folklore
Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins
Publish on:  February 1st, 2022
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is below:  The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom - and the world.

7. Good Girl Complex: An Avalon Bay Novel by Elle Kennedy

Genre:  Fiction / Contemporary Romance
Publisher ‏ : ‎St. Martin's Griffin
Publish on: February 1st, 2022
Format:  Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
The Premise of the book: Despite his disdain for the trust-fund kids he sees coming and going from his town, Cooper soon realizes Mac isn’t just another rich clone and falls for her. Hard. But as Mac finally starts feeling accepted by Cooper and his friends, the secret he’s been keeping from her threatens the only place she’s ever felt at home. 

8. Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead: A Mystery by Elle Cosimano

Genre:  Fiction / Humorous Fiction
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Minotaur Books 
Publish on: February 1st, 2022
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  Finlay Donovan is―once again―struggling to finish her next novel and keep her head above water as a single mother of two. On the bright side, she has her live-in nanny and confidant Vero to rely on, and the only dead body she's dealt with lately is that of her daughter's pet goldfish.

9. Hunt the Stars: A Novel (Starlight’s Shadow Book 1) by Jessie Mihalik

Genre:  Fiction / Action and Adventure Romance
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harper Voyager 
Publish on: February 1st, 2022
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

The Premise of the book is: Octavia Zarola would do anything to keep her tiny, close-knit bounty hunting crew together—even if it means accepting a job from Torran Fletcher, a ruthless former general and her sworn enemy. When Torran offers her enough credits to not only keep her crew afloat but also hire someone to fix her ship, Tavi knows that she can’t refuse—no matter how much she’d like to.

10.  Castles in Their Bones by Laura Sebastian
Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult Epic Fantasy
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publish Date: February 1st, 2022
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

The premise of the book is:  A spellbinding story of three princesses and the destiny they were born for: seduction, conquest, and the crown. Immerse yourself in the first book in a new fantasy trilogy from the author of the New York Times best-selling Ash Princess series.

11. Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor 
Genre:  Fiction /  Teen and Young Adult LGBTQ+
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scholastic Press
Publish on: February 1st,, 2022 
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is: In Rosiee Thor’s lavish fantasy novel with a Jazz Age spark, a politically savvy teen must weigh her desire to climb the social ladder against her heart in a world where magic buys votes.

12. These Deadly Games by Diana Urban

Genre:  Fiction / Teen and Young Adult Thriller
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wednesday Books
Publish on: February 1st,, 2022 
Format:  Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of the book is:  Let's play a game.
You have 24 hours to win. If you break my rules, she dies. If you call the police, she dies. If you tell your parents or anyone else, she dies.
Are you ready?

13. Lease on Love by Falon Ballard 

Genre:  Fiction / Sports and Friendship Romance
Publisher ‏ : ‎ G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish on: February 1st, 2022
Format: Paperback, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of the Book: After getting passed over for an overdue—and much-needed—promotion, Sadie Green is in desperate need of three things: a stiff drink, a new place to live, and a one-night stand. But when an accidental mix-up lands her on the doorstep of Jack Thomas's gorgeous Brooklyn brownstone, it's too bad Sadie is more attracted to the impressive real estate than she is to the man himself.

14. Catch Her When She Falls: A Novel by Allison Buccola

Genre: Fiction / Psychological  Thriller
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House
Publish on: February 1st, 2022 
Format: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook

The Premise of this book is: When Micah Wilkes was a senior in high school, her boyfriend was convicted of murdering her best friend, Emily, a star ballerina with a bright future. A decade later, Micah has finally moved on from the unforgivable betrayal and loss. Now the owner of a bustling coffee shop in her small hometown in Pennsylvania, she’s happily coupled up with another old high school friend, the two having bonded over their shared sorrow.

15. Lockdown on London Lane by Beth Reekles

Genre: Fiction / Romantic Comedy
Publisher ‏ : ‎ W by Wattpad Books
Publish on: February 1st, 2022 
Format: Paperback and eBook

The Premise of this book: Through make ups, breakups, love-ins, and blowouts, friendships are tested as everyone scrambles to make it through the week unscathed. Amidst all the drama, one thing remains constant: life is full of surprises.

16. Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton

Genre: Fiction / Teen and Young Adult Thriller and Suspense
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Underlined
Publish on: February 1st, 2022 
Format: Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: When the YouTube-famous Ghost Gang—Chrissy, Chase, Emma, and Kiki—visit a haunted LA hotel notorious for tragedy to secretly film after dark, they expect it to be just like their previous paranormal huntings. Spooky enough to attract subscribers—and ultimately harmless.

17. Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey by Florence Williams

Genre: NonFiction / Personal Journey Divorce and Family
Publisher ‏ : ‎ W. W. Norton & Company
Publish on: February 1st, 2022 
Format: Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: Searching for insight as well as personal strategies to game her way back to health, Williams tests her blood for genetic markers of grief, undergoes electrical shocks in a laboratory while looking at pictures of her ex, and ventures to the wilderness in search of awe as an antidote to loneliness. For readers of Wild and Lab Girl, Heartbreak is a remarkable merging of science and self-discovery that will change the way we think about loneliness, health, and what it means to fall in and out of love.

18. The Violin Conspiracy  by Brendan Slocumb

Genre: Fiction / Black and African American Mystery and Suspense
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Anchor
Publish on: February 1st, 2022 
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, and eBook

The Premise of this book: Growing up Black in rural North Carolina, Ray McMillian’s life is already mapped out. If he’s lucky, he’ll get a job at the hospital cafeteria. If he’s extra lucky, he’ll earn more than minimum wage. But Ray has a gift and a dream—he’s determined to become a world-class professional violinist, and nothing will stand in his way. Not his mother, who wants him to stop making such a racket; not the fact that he can’t afford a violin suitable to his talents; not even the racism inherent in the world of classical music. 

So there you have it and plenty to choose from.   I have at least five! on my radar and will be getting them soon.  Of Course I will review them for you! What about you? Were you waiting for any of these new releases?  Hope you have a great week and that the time goes slow enough for you to read more than the usual!

4 responses to “New Book Releases – February 1st, 2022”

  1. La familia Chao ya está también en mi lista de to-read. Y acabo de descubrir la existencia de Tahereh Mafi, con este libro basado en las leyendas persas ❤️ y wikipedia dice “her husband, fellow author Ransom Riggs”, cuya trilogía me pareció muy interesante. Así que me la apunto también.

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  2. Oh so many of these sound fantastic! I think the one that is really catching my attention is The Violence: A Novel by Delilah S. Dawson. This book sounds incredible! I cant wait to read some of your reviews on these books

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