The Buzziest Books of February

27 Feb 2017

February was such a great month for new books! Across all genres, there were some spectacular releases that enthralled us from cover to cover and we couldn’t put them down. While it was hard to narrow this list down to only ten titles, here is our collection of the buzziest books of February. Enjoy!

The Buzziest Books of February


 

Echoes in Death

J.D. Robb

Release Date: February 7, 2017

NY Lt. Eve Dallas and her husband are driving home when a young woman –  dazed, naked and bloody – stumbles out in front of their car. Daphne Strazza is rushed to the ER, but it was too late for her husband Anthony. The orthopedic surgeon was found dead in his home and Daphne should be a valuable witness, but in her shocked state can only describe the perp as “the devil”. The evidence doesn’t point to the spouse, so Eve and her team embark on a desperate race to answer some crucial questions: What does the devil look like? And where will he show up next?

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My Not So Perfect Life

Sophie Kinsella

Release Date: February 7, 2017

Everywhere she looks, Katie Brenner sees people living the life she longs for. Especially her brilliant and creative boss, Demeter Farlowe. While she has the perfect family and posh townhouse, Katie’s life is a struggle. Just as she starts to find her feet the worst happens, Demeter fires her. Determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family’s farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. Her life in London seems so far away… until Demeter shows up as a guest. As the stakes for Katie’s future get higher, she has to question her own assumptions about what make a truly meaningful life.

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Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

Release Date: February 7, 2017

Gaiman has long used ancient mythology to create the fantasy realms in his works of fiction and now is turning his attention to the source with a rendtion of the great northern tales. Gaiman takes the  primevil stories of Odin, Thor and Loki and fashions them into a novelistic arc. Beginning with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and diving into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants.

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We Were the Lucky Ones

Georgia Hunter

Release Date: February 14, 2017

In the spring of 1939, three generations of the Kurc family are trying to live normal lives as the shadows of war grow closer. The talk around the table is of budding romance and new babies, not of the increasing hardships for Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. Despite their efforts to ignore it, soon the horrors overtaking Europe are inescapable and the Kurcs are flung to the far corners of the world. Spanning five continents and six years, We Were the Lucky Ones shows that even in the face of one of the darkest moments in history, the human spirit can find a way to survive, and triumph.

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Burn

Helen Hardt

Release Date: February 14, 2017

Jonah Steel is desperately trying to solve the mystery of his family’s abduction, but the arrival of his best friend has complicated the situation, as has his infatuation with his brother’s therapist, Dr. Melanie Carmichael. He is enthralled by the quiet humility of this blond beauty. He has never felt this way about a woman before. Melanie is intelligent and driven but has many regrets. While she is in love with Jonah, she fears she may never be able to tell him her secret. The demons from her past have come back for her, will she get out alive?

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The Night Bird

Brian Freeman

Release Date: February 1, 2017

When a series of strange deaths rock San Francisco, homicide detective Frost Eaton tries to look for answers. Why are seemingly random women suffering violent and psychotic breaks? His investigation leads to psychiatrist Francesca Stein, who uses a controversial form of therapy that erases her patients most terrifying memories…and all of the victims were her patients. As both of them carry out an investigation, someone called the Night Bird taunt the pair with cryptic messages. As the body count rises and the Night Bird circles closer, they race to solve the puzzle before another victim is claimed.

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Wintersong

S. Jae-Jones

Release Date: February 7, 2017

Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful and dangerous Goblin King. He has enraptured her mind, spirit and even inspired her musical compositions. But when her sister is taken by the Goblin King, she has no choice but to venture to the Underground to save her. Captivated by the world she finds and the man who rules it, she soon faces an impossible decision and must discover who she truly is before her fate is sealed.

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Devil in Spring

Lisa Kleypas

Release Date: February 21, 2017

Most debutants dream of finding a husband, but Lady Pandora Ravenel has her own plans. She is an ambitious young woman and would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. Her plans are shattered when she is ensnared in a scandal with the handsome Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent. After agreeing to a marriage of convenience, Pandora soon finds herself needing her husband to protect her from a dangerous conspiracy.

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Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

Release Date: February 14, 2017

President Lincoln’s beloved eleven year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. Despite predictions of a recovery, he dies and is layed to rest in Georgetown cemetry. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth” the president says. From this seed of historical truth, George Saunders tells an unforgettable story of Willie Lincoln in purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of pennance

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Black Edge

Sheelah Kolhatkar

Release Date: February 7, 2017

Black Edge tells the story of billinaire trader Steven A. Cohen and the rise and fall of his hedge fund, SAC Capital. In what was the largest insider trading investigation in history, lasting seven years, it was labelled by prosecutors as a “magnet for market cheaters” whose culture encouraged the hunt for the edge or “black edge”, otherwise called inside information. This novel looks into this gray zone in which so much of Wall Street functions, and a window into the transformation of the US economy.

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