The Infinite Variants of YA : February Releases & Twitter Book Pitches

Hi everyone!

I hope you had a fantastic February. I sure did and there were lots of awesome books that released this month. As you guys may already know, Rashika & I have started a monthly feature focused on diverse books that we launched last month. You can read more about it here. This month, Rashika was also lucky enough to do a super fun Q&A with author of The Education of Margot Sanchez, Lilliam Rivera. So be sure to check that out too.

Anyways, I’m here to share with you all the massive list of diverse books that released in February. Click on the covers to take you to the Goodreads pages.

February Releases To Get Excited About

Nowhere Near You (Because You'll Never Meet Me, #2) A Tragic Kind of Wonderful Wintersong Empress of a Thousand Skies (Empress of a Thousand Skies, #1) At the Edge of the Universe American Street We Are Okay Ones and Zeroes (Mirador, #2) Piecing Me Together Ronit & Jamil Dreamland Burning The Education of Margot Sanchez A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) Optimists Die First The Hate U Give The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl From Everywhere, #2) Rebels like Us 10 Things I Can See from Here

These are such beautiful covers, aren’t they? I’ve put several of these on hold at the library, and I’m looking forward to reading them when they arrive.

I’ve also read four books from the above list, and I’ve decided to do Twitter pitches (less than 140 characters) of those 4 books for you.

Tweet Pitches

American Street by  Ibi Zoboi

“A hopeful & heartbreaking young vibrant Haitian immigrant’s story that’s rich in its depiction of culture, family & first love.”

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

“Want to read a book that’s about a boisterous Puerto-Rican American  family and one girl who does not know where she fits in?”

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

“A life-changing, poignant and incredibly relevant book inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement that EVERYONE should and MUST read.”

10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac

“A book that does a terrific job at portraying anxiety in a very real way. Bonus? It has some great family dynamics as well as a really cute F/F ship.”

Which book in this list are you most excited about? Have you read any?
Let me know in the comments below!

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  • I really enjoyed The Hate U Give. I have Nowhere Near You that I need to get to. A Tragic Kind of Wonderful and We Are Okay are two I need to get. Thanks for sharing all of these!!

  • kindlemom1

    Fun! I need to check more of these out. I’ve been on a romance contemporary hold lately but I think it is about time I break that, hopefully soon. I do miss the genres and YA has always been a favorite of mine in any subgenre. 😉

  • At the Edge of Universe tops my list – which I picked up as soon as it came out. I’m also excited to read Ronit and Jamil. Great feature, ladies!

  • Thanks for the list. I’ve got my eye on a few of these so thanks for putting it all in one place.

  • The Hate U Give is PHENOMENAL. And a must-read for sure. For everyone. BUT I must also shout about my love for Nowhere Near You because Ollie & Moritz have my heart. <3

  • I LOVE the tweet pitches! THUG was my fave of the Feb releases, I’m really excited for Empress of a Thousand Skies.

  • I’d like to pick up V.E. Schwab’s series sometime. I love this tweet pitch, Nick! Great way to hook a reader and feature these diverse stories! Wonderful post! 🙂

  • Nick, what a fun event. I am struggling so much with YA right now, it just isn’t holding my attention. I need to find one to reenergize my love for the genre. Any suggestions?

  • Angel @Angel Reads

    I adored THUG, I cannot even explain how much. I just posted my review and I am like – just read it. I also enjoyed A Tragic Kind of Wonderful. I also need A Ship Beyond Time, but I don’t think it’s been published here yet. Thanks fo the post!

  • Jasprit

    Nick I’m loving the heck out of these post that you and Rashika are doing, bringing so much awareness to what is important right now! I so need to start Schwab’s series I think I have a few of her books on my kindle too! And I’m super curious about Ronit & Jamal and We Are Okay too!

  • There was seriously so many awesome releases in February! I’m so excited to start A Conjuring of Light and The cover of The Education of Margot Sanchez totally blows me away! I’ll have to check out the interview! Thanks for highlighting the books!

  • I still need to read A Tragic Kind of Wonderful!!
    Ooooh Puerto Rican family? I need that book then! I have yet to read ADSOM series but I hope I get to it one day soon. 10 Things I Can See From Here looks wonderful! I didn’t even know of this book until I saw you posted it on your blog (still need to read your review).

  • Wow, so many diverse books and so little time to read them all in! I forgot a couple of these were coming out (The Ship Beyond Time) and some I want to read but haven;t got there yet (Conjuring of Light). Love the tweet pitches, not that you need even 140 characters to convince me to read a book, but always good to try.

  • Three cheers for diverse books with gorgeous covers! And those Twitter pitches? Seriously on point, Nick! *claps* My favourite diverse read of February was Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron, not just because I loved it but because it took me completely by surprise since I hadn’t even heard of it before it was sent to me.