February 2018 Preorders!

It’s a new month, which means new books coming out! I preordered my next batch of new releases during January, and almost all of my picks come out on the same day… Choosing what I want to read next week will be a bit of a struggle. I also only preordered ebooks this month, so my bookshelves will fill up a little slower and my iPad will be very happy to spend some more quality time with me.

Here are my February picks!

The Catch by Kat Helgeson

Image of book cover from Goodreads
Image of book cover from Goodreads

Release date: 3 February 2018
Format: ebook
Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B078WJXT8N/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515559331&sr=8-1&keywords=kat+helgeson

Teenage trapeze artists and friendship struggles? Yes, please! Kat Helgeson’s newest book comes out tomorrow, and it’s the only book I’ve preordered that does not release next Tuesday. Kat is a talented writer, so if you have $2.99 to buy an ebook, you should buy this one! (Also, it’s Kat’s birthday tomorrow and buying her book from her is a good present. Just sayin’.)

Pride Must Be A Place by Kevin Craig

Image of book cover from Goodreads
Image of book cover from Goodreads

Release date: 6 February 2018
Format: ebook
Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Pride-Must-Place-Kevin-Craig-ebook/dp/B078KJQZLZ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1515559417&sr=1-1&keywords=kevin+craig

I’ve been reading Kevin’s books since I was a teenager myself, and as someone who grew up queer in a small town who has done and continues to do the code-switching out/sort of out/not out, this story is right up my alley. I can’t wait to read it! (Like The CatchPride Must Be A Place is *also* only $2.99 — budget-friendly picks, here!)

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson

Image of book cover from Goodreads
Image of book cover from Goodreads

Release date: 6 February 2018
Format: ebook
Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Elena-Mendoza-Shaun-Hutchinson-ebook/dp/B074ZPXDF9/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

I’ve heard a lot of amazing things about this one, and Shaun David Hutchinson’s stories are so relatable and so “out there” at the same time and I just eat them up. If you like weird stories, this could be a good choice!

Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi

Image of book cover from Goodreads
Image of book cover from Goodreads

Release date: 6 February 2018
Format: ebook
Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/Down-Across-Arvin-Ahmadi/dp/0425289877/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516668276&sr=8-1&keywords=down+and+across

Crossword puzzles and adventures — sounds like a great time, right? The highly relatable young adult theme of what the hell am I supposed to do with my life now is a huge draw for this book, and I’m really excited for a book like this one.

American Panda by Gloria Chao

Image of book cover from Goodreads
Image of book cover from Goodreads

Release date: 6 February 2018
Format: ebook
Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/American-Panda-Gloria-Chao/dp/1481499106/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1514630980&sr=1-1&keywords=american+panda

Every day I keep hearing more and more amazing things about this book and I get more and more excited about it arriving on my iPad next Tuesday. Mei’s parents want her to become a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, but she can’t handle germs and falls for her Japanese classmate. The struggles between parent and child desires here remind me of some of the similar themes in Love, Hate and Other Filters, which I loved, and American Panda promises to be funny and heartfelt. I have high hopes for this one!

What are you preordering for February? (Also, what the hell do I read first on the 6th of February?!) Let me know in the comments!

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