February 2019 Young Adult Picks

February YA Picks

Check out these 10 books, all coming out in February!

black pantherBlack Panther: The Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda by Ta-Nehisi Coates & Daniel Acuna (out 2/5)
Waking up in a strange and troubled land with no memory of his past, T’Challa finds himself toiling in the Vibrantium mines in search of the mysterious M’Kraan Shard, only to be swept up by a growing rebellion.

captain marvelCaptain Marvel: Higher, Further, Faster by Liza Palmer (out 2/5)
Carol Danvers kicks off her U.S. Air Force career with her first year at flight school, where she’ll be tested in ways she never thought possible-and make a lifelong friend, Maria Rambeau, in the process-in this atmospheric and exciting prelude to the upcoming Marvel Studios’ film, Captain Marvel!

on the come upOn the Come Up by Angie Thomas (out 2/5)
A follow-up to the award-winning The Hate U Give finds an ambitious young rapper pouring her frustrations into a first song only to find herself at the center of a viral controversy that forces her to become the menace that her public reputation has portrayed her to be.

fame fate and the first kissFame, Fate and the First Kiss by Kasie West (out 2/5)
Leaping at a chance to star in a movie alongside one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, Lacey struggles with the realities of life in the spotlight before a malicious saboteur changes her perspective about her ambitions and her straitlaced tutor.

black coatsThe Black Coats by Colleen Oakes (out 2/12)
The cousin of a girl whose killer went free is invited to join a covert society of assassins who exact revenge on men who hurt women, an organization that tests her resolve with their escalating levels of brutality.

nick and june were hereNick and June Were Here by Shalanda Stanley (out 2/12)
Falling in love after years of best friendship, Nick and June struggle with the impact of her schizophrenia and the crimes he commits to support his aunt, circumstances that prompt them to run away so they can stay together.

the past and other thingsThe Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson (out 2/19)
Two estranged best friends, one the son of undertakers, are granted extra time to resolve their differences when one of them dies suddenly and then comes partially back to life, forcing the pair to figure out what is happening.

the beauty of the momentThe Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena (out 2/26)
An artistic hopeful who strives to meet her estranged parents’ perfectionist standards and a rebel who has had a bad reputation since the death of his mother fall messily in love while endeavoring to stay true to themselves. By the author of A Girl Like That.

the music of what happensThe Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg (out 2/26)
A cool and popular gay teen who harbors a secret, intense crush and a poetic youth who is looking for Mr. Right in spite of his troubled family weigh what they are willing to risk while working together at an organic food truck during a blistering Arizona summer.

we set the dark on fireWe Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mehia (out 2/26)
A society wife-in-training has an uncomfortable awakening about her strictly polarized society after being recruited into a band of rebel spies and falling for her biggest rival.