There are so many February 2022 book releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on. We divided this list by genre so you can quickly see which new books you are most looking forward to.
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February 2022 Historical Fiction Book Releases
Genre: Historical Fiction
Plot: Nell’s Life is Changed forever when she is sold to Jasper Juniper’s Circus of Wonders as a “leopard-girl” because of her birth marks. Before long, Nell’s fame begins to spread beyond Jasper’s own fame and nell will learn to fight for her place in the world. This February 2022 release is the one I am most looking forward to reading.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Plot: “Nina de Gramont’s The Christie Affair is a beguiling novel of star-crossed lovers, heartbreak, revenge, and murder―and a brilliant re-imagination of one of the most talked-about unsolved mysteries of the twentieth century.”
The Last Grand Duchess by Bryn Turnbull
Genre: Historical Fiction
Plot: This is a story about dynast, duty and love. It is also a story of a family who would choose devotion to each other over everything else. Grand Duchess Olga Romano is content to live in her sheltered life but, as war approaches, she and her sisters trade gowns for nursing outfits to help tend to military officers. as tensions grow, this may be the end of the Romanov empire.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Plot: A scintillating, gorgeously written historical novel about a mother and a daughter in eighteenth-century France, beginning with decadence and palace intrigue at Versailles and ending in an explosive new era of revolution.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Plot: From the New York Times bestselling author of We Must Be Brave comes a new sweeping historical novel about one couple’s journey through war, love, and loss, and how the people we love never really leave us.
Romance Book Releases for February 2022
Plot: Mackenzie “Mac” Cabot has always been a people pleaser. She has put her own goals aside for to please her parents. When she meets a local bad boy, their friendship suddenly becomes the most authentic thing in Mac’s life. He has been keeping secrets that could destroy their friendship and much more.
Finding Her Edge by Jennifer Iacopelli
Genre: YA Romance
Plot: Ice dancer Adriana Russo has gold-medalist parents and a sister headed to the olympics. This means she has large skates to fill and there are huge expectations. Suddenly, in order to save her family’s legacy, she finds herself in a fake relationship with her new dance partner for ratings and sponsorships. To complicate matters, it starts to feel real except that her old partner and crush is training in the same ice.
Plot: Savannah works as an editor at a publishing house and has secretly been writing a romance novel. Her publishing house does not look highly upon romances. When Savannah accidentally reveals her other past time while at work, she discovers that someone has edited her work. She now has only weeks to re-write her manuscripts and submit it to one of the most successful romance imprints in the country. But who is her mystery editor?
Plot: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of One Day in December . . . When a double-booking at a remote one-room cabin accidentally throws two solace seekers together, it feels like a cruel twist of fate. But what if it’s fate of a different kind?
February 2022 Fiction Book Releases
Plot: The Choa family are the owners of a Americanized Chinese food restaurant in a Haven, Wisconsin. The residents have ignored the rumors about the family until the patriarch is found dead- presumed murdered. The trial brings to light the motives for all three sons. This is a story filled with heartbreak and comedy,
Plot: “In this moving debut novel, two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past—a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake.”
Plot: House of Earth and Blood meets The Witch’s Heart in Rebecca Ross’s brilliant first adult fantasy, set on the magical isle of Cadence where two childhood enemies must team up to discover why girls are going missing from their clan.
Genre: Literary Fiction
Plot: “In the vein of Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones and Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees, a coming-of-age novel told by almost-eleven-year-old Kenyatta Bernice (KB), as she and her sister try to make sense of their new life with their estranged grandfather in the wake of their father’s death and their mother’s disappearance.”
Plot: in 1978 Lizzie Morgan and Richard Schneider start a romance that has many ups and downs. After a 9 month separation, Richard gives Lizzie and 11 carat diamond ring like Liz Taylors. The ring remains a symbol of their love until it disappears. Decades later, when the ring resurfaces, it brings with it secrets and answers that can break the family apart or bring them together.
Plot: When Val was eleven years old, her mother, Eloise, left and moved back to her native London. Decades later, she received word that her mother has died and left her a bookstore. Val sets off to London to try and piece together her mother’s life and gain an understanding of the woman she never knew. Val finds herself with the possiblity of new love as well as new understanding as she learns secrets buried long ago.
Plot: From the best-selling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic and When the Emperor Was Divine comes a novel about what happens to a group of obsessed recreational swimmers when a crack appears at the bottom of their local pool—a tour de force of economy, precision, and emotional power.
Genre: YA Fiction
Plot: Waverly Lyons has been caught in the middle of her parents divorce so when she decides to spend the summer wit her aunt, it is the reprieve that she needs. Spending the summer down in Florida is just what she needs and the cute boy who lives next door doesn’t hurt either.
New Thrillers/ Mysteries for February 2022
Plot: This cozy mystery once again finds us in Tita Rosie’s Kitchen. When someone turns up dead at the town beauty pageant, Lila finds herself stuck in the middle of the investigation it brings back some unpleasant memories.
Plot: Set in Texas in the 1970s and 90s, Shadows of Pecan Hollow is a literary debut about a fierce woman and the partner-in-crime she can’t escape, perfect for readers of Where the Crawdads Sing and Valentine.
Plot: Welcome to Wisewood where guests commit to a six month stay and they must stay completely off the grid. When Natalie’s sister commits herself to going, Natalie thinks it is not a good idea. When she receives an email from Wisewood six months later threatening to disclose secrets to her sister, she heads to Wisewood to bring her sister home but it will not be as easy as she thinks.
Plot: For fans of The Secrets We Kept and American Wife, Our American Friend is a propulsive Cold War-era spy thriller crossed with a fictional biography of a First Lady. Spanning from the 1970s to the present day, traveling from Moscow and Paris to Washington and New York, this novel is a gripping page-turner—and a devastating love story—about power and complicity and how sometimes, the fate of the world is in the hands of the people you’d never expect.
Plot: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List comes a new locked room mystery, set in a Paris apartment building in which every resident has something to hide… I personally cannot wait to read this February 2022 book release. It is on the top of my list of thrillers.
Genre: YA Thriller
Plot: This is a historical thriller set in an alternate history during the Russian revolution. Anna tries to escape the massacre by offering a peasant girl a diamond in exchange for passage south. Anna finds herself on the wrong side of the war.
February 2022 Fantasy Book Releases
Plot: The Sequel to Cresent City. Bryce and Hunt are trying to get back to a normal life. The Asteri have kept their word and have left them along but, the threats are growing. Bryce and Hunt mist choose to stay silent or fight.
Genre: YA Fantasy
Plot: “A deftly-plotted tale about ambition and belonging, Bright Ruined Things takes Shakespeare’s The Tempest and brilliantly reimagines its themes of family and love. Cohoe writes with a magic that dazzles and cuts right to the core.” – Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights
Plot: “Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people—bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s first in an epic, romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology”
New Non-Fiction / Biographical Fiction for February 2022
Plot: Laurie’s mom had a dream to run an animal rescue and Laurie was determined to help make that dream a reality even after her mother passed away. This is the the story of a life with 600 rescue animals and making dreams come true.fu
Plot: A riveting biography of Walter F. White, a little-known Black civil rights leader who passed for white in order to investigate racist murders, help put the NAACP on the map, and change the racial identity of America forever
Plot: On paper Stephanie seemed to have a wonderful life but behind closed doors, she was having panic attacks and depression. She was diagnosed with complex PTSD. This memoir interviews psychologists, and specialists and looks into her past to learn how to move on from trauma.
Genre: Biographical Fiction
Plot: “Allison Pataki takes the reader on a luxurious ride filled with jet-setting locales and opulent mansions, while deftly revealing how Marjorie Post’s humble beginnings fed her desire to become a new kind of heiress, forging her own way through the world and keenly aware of her legacy.”—Fiona Davis, New York Timesbestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue