February 2022 YA New Releases

Love is in the air, and so are February’s new YA books! Treat your Valentine, your Galentine, or yourself to one of these new February YA releases.

What’s the best way to spend February? Reading to your heart’s content. Our list has all the new February YA titles you need to know about—not just romance. This month features books that romantics, cynics, and everyone in between will fall in love with!

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Bitter

Bitter

By Akwaeke Emezi

From National Book Award finalist Akwaeke Emezi comes a companion novel to the critically acclaimed PET that explores both the importance and cost of social revolution--and how youth lead the way.

After a childhood in foster care, Bitter is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a special school where she can focus on her painting surrounded by other creative teens. But outside this haven, the streets are filled w...

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The Turning Pointe

The Turning Pointe

By Vanessa L. Torres

A bold and emotionally gripping novel about a teenage Latinx girl finding freedom through dance and breaking expectations in 1980s Minnesota.

When sixteen-year-old Rosa Dominguez pirouettes, she is poetry in pointe shoes. And as the daughter of a tyrant ballet Master, Rosa seems destined to become the star principal dancer of her studio. But Rosa would do anything for one hour in the dance studio upstairs where Prince, the P...

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Castles in Their Bones

Castles in Their Bones

By Laura Sebastian

A spellbinding story of three princesses and the destiny they were born for: seduction, conquest, and the crown. Immerse yourself in the first book in a new fantasy trilogy from the author of the New York Times bestselling Ash Princess series.
 
"[A] page-turner that brilliantly blends magic, romance, and adventure.” --Booklist


Empress Margaraux has had plans for her daughters since the day they w...

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Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

Required Reading for the Disenfranchised Freshman

By Kristen R. Lee

A striking debut novel about racism on elite college campuses. Fans of Dear White People will embrace this activist-centered contemporary novel about a college freshman grappling with the challenges of attending an elite university with a disturbing racist history, which may not be as distant as it seems.

"A voice that deftly exposes the ways racism and classism join forces to perpetuate inequality." -Nic Stone, #1 ...

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