20 Books Releasing February 2023

Ready for some new reads for the month? Here are twenty new stories coming your way in February 2023. From favorite authors to debut releases, these new reads will all fit your 2023 reading challenge! Are these books on your TBR already? Any authors that you love? Or books you haven’t yet heard of that immediately jump out at you? We can’t wait to see which ones you’re grabbing off the shelves this month!

February 2023

Night Angels by Weina Dai Randel

Historical Fiction
Available: February 1, 2023
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From the author of The Last Rose of Shanghai comes a profoundly moving novel based on the true story of a diplomat and his wife who risked their lives to help Viennese Jews escape the Nazis. Based on a remarkable true story, Night Angels explores the risks brave souls took and the love and friendship they built and lost while fighting against incalculable evil. Read more

Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff

Historical Fiction
Available: February 7, 2023
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Hannah Martel has narrowly escaped Nazi Germany after her fiancé was killed in a pogrom. Seeking help, Hannah joins the Sapphire Line, a secret resistance network led by a mysterious woman named Micheline and her enigmatic brother Mateo. But when a grave mistake causes Lily’s family to be arrested and slated for deportation to Auschwitz, Hannah finds herself torn between her loyalties. How much is Hannah willing to sacrifice to save the people she loves? Read more

Maureen by Rachel Joyce

Fiction | Novella | Contemporary
Available: February 7, 2023
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Maureen and Harold Fry have settled into a quiet life, but when an unexpected message from the North disturbs their peaceful equilibrium, Maureen realizes that it’s now her turn to make a journey. But she is not like her affable, easygoing husband. By turns outspoken, then vulnerable, she struggles to form bonds with the people she meets—and the landscape she crosses has radically changed. Maureen has no sense of what she will find at the end of the road. All she knows is that she has to get there. Read more…

Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes

Fiction | Contemporary
Available: February 7, 2023
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A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars. Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else’s shoes? Full of Jojo Moyes’ signature humor, brilliant storytelling, and warmth, Someone Else’s Shoes is a story about how just one little thing can suddenly change everything. Read more…

The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson

Historical Fiction
Available: February 7, 2023
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From the award-winning author of Yellow Wife comes a daring, beautiful, and redemptive novel that explores what it means to be a woman and a mother, and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal. Read more…

The Sanctuary by Katrine Engberg

Mystery | Nordic Noir
Available: February 7, 2023
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From internationally bestselling author Katrine Engberg, the series that is a “gripping addition to the Scandinavian crime fiction pantheon” (Oprah Daily) comes to a stunning conclusion as Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner rush to untangle a long-simmering mystery before a brutal killer strikes again. Read more…

A Mystery of Mysteries by Mark Dawidziak

Non-Fiction | History
Available: February 14, 2023
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A Mystery of Mysteries is a brilliant biography of Edgar Allan Poe that examines the renowned author’s life through the prism of his mysterious death and its many possible causes. In a compelling dual-timeline narrative alternating between Poe’s increasingly desperate last months and his brief but impactful life, Mark Dawidziak sheds new light on the enigmatic master of the macabre. Read More…

The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg

Non-Fiction | Environment
Available: February 14, 2023
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In The Climate Book, Greta Thunberg has gathered the wisdom of over one hundred experts – geophysicists, oceanographers and meteorologists; engineers, economists and mathematicians; historians, philosophers and indigenous leaders – to equip us all with the knowledge we need to combat climate disaster. Alongside them, she shares her own stories of demonstrating and uncovering greenwashing around the world, revealing how much we have been kept in the dark. This is one of our biggest challenges, she shows, but also our greatest source of hope. Read More…

The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

Fantasy | Gothic | Horror
Available: February 14, 2023
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A sumptuous, gothic-infused story about a marriage that is unraveled by dark secrets, a friendship cursed to end in tragedy, and the danger of believing in fairy tales—the breathtaking adult debut from New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi. Combining the lush, haunting atmosphere of Mexican Gothic with the dreamy enchantment of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRueThe Last Tale of the Flower Bride is a spellbinding and darkly romantic page-turner about love and lies, secrets and betrayal, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive. Read More…

A Country You Can Leave by Asale Angel-Ajani

Fiction | Literary Fiction
Available: February 21, 2023
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A Country You Can Leave is a dazzling, sharp-witted story, suffused with yearning, as Lara and Yevgenia attempt to forge their own identities and thrive in a hostile land. Compelling and empathetic, wry and intimate, Asale Angel-Ajani’s unforgettable debut novel examines the beauty and dangers of womanhood in multiracial America. Read More…

Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth

Sci-Fi | Fantasy | Dystopia
Available: February 21, 2023
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Outside the last city on Earth, the planet is a wasteland. Without the Archive, where the genes of the dead are stored, humanity will end. Antigone’s parents–Oedipus and Jocasta–are dead. Passing into the Archive should be cause for celebration, but with her militant uncle Kreon rising to claim her father’s vacant throne, all Antigone feels is rage. When he welcomes her and her siblings into his mansion, Antigone sees it for what it really is: a gilded cage, where she is a captive as well as a guest. But her uncle will soon learn that no cage is unbreakable. And neither is he. Read More…

Artfully Yours by Joanna Lowell

Romance | Historical Fiction
Available: February 21, 2023
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Nina Finch isn’t suited for a life of crime. Raised by her art-forger brother, she can paint like Botticelli. But she’d so much rather be baking gooseberry tarts. She finally has the money she needs to open her own bakery. Unfortunately, her brother’s carelessness lands her—and their forgeries—directly under the nose of London’s most discerning art critic, Alan De’Ath. De’Ath knows the paintings are fake. He doesn’t know that Nina had a hand in their creation. In fact, he offers her a job in his household. Accepting it is the most dangerous thing she has ever done…. Read More…

I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai

Mystery | Fiction
Available: February 21, 2023
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The riveting new novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist The Great Believers. In I Have Some Questions for You, award-winning author Rebecca Makkai has crafted her most irresistible novel yet: a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past, with a transfixing mystery at its heart. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, I Have Some Questions for You is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph. Read More…

The Porcelain Moon by Janie Chang

Historical Fiction
Available: February 21, 2023
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In the final days of the First World War, a young Chinese woman, Pauline Deng, runs away from her uncle’s home in Paris to evade a marriage being arranged for her in Shanghai. To prevent the union, she needs the help of her cousin Theo, who is working as a translator for the Chinese Labour Corps in the French countryside. In the town of Noyelles-sur-Mer, Camille Roussel is planning her escape from an abusive marriage, and to end a love affair that can no longer continue. When Camille offers Pauline a room for her stay, the two women become friends. But it’s not long before Pauline uncovers a perilous secret that Camille has been hiding from her. As their dangerous situation escalates, the two women are forced to make a terrible decision that will bind them together for the rest of their lives. Read More…

The Shadow of Perseus by Claire Heywood

Mythology | Fantasy
Available: February 21, 2023
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Nationally bestselling author of Daughters of Sparta Claire Heywood returns with an imaginative and female-centered reinterpretation of the myth of the great hero Perseus, told through the voices of three women who are sidelined in the traditional version—his mother, Danae; his trophy, Medusa; and his wife, Andromeda—but whose viewpoints reveal a man who is not, in fact, a hero at all. Read More…

The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz

Thriller | Mystery
Available: February 21, 2023
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The Plot meets Please Join Us in this psychological suspense debut about a young author at an exclusive writer’s retreat that descends into a nightmare. A claustrophobic and propulsive thriller exploring the dark side of friendships and fame, The Writing Retreat is the unputdownable debut novel from a compelling new talent. Read More…

Ana Takes Manhattan by Lissette Decos

Romance
Available: February 28, 2023
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As a reality TV producer, Ana Karina orchestrates extravagant marriage proposals that always (well, mostly) go as planned. When they don’t, she’s not afraid to cut and paste scenes to make the moment picture-perfect. If only Ana’s own life was as simple to direct… Fans of Abby Jimenez and Alexis Daria will love this novel about one New York City woman skilled in producing swoon‑worthy reality TV shows but whose own life is a mess, with nothing ever going according to plan. Read More…

Finally Seen by Kelly Yang

Middle Grade
Available: February 28, 2023
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk comes a gripping middle grade novel about a young girl who leaves China to live with her parents and sister, after five years apart, and learns about family, friendship, and the power of being finally seen. Read More…

Immortality by Dana Schwartz

Gothic Romance
Available: February 28, 2023
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Immortality: A Love Story is the eagerly-anticipated sequel to Dana Schwartz’s #1 bestselling gothic romance, Anatomy: A Love Story. When saving a life leads to her arrest, Hazel seems doomed to rot in prison until a message intervenes. As Hazel’s work entangles her more and more with the British court, she realizes that her own future as a surgeon isn’t the only thing at stake for her. Malicious forces are at work in the monarchy, and Hazel may be the only one capable of setting things right. Read More…

Time’s Undoing by Cheryl A. Head

Historical Fiction | Mystery
Available: February 28, 2023
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A searing and tender novel about a young Black journalist’s search for answers in the unsolved murder of her great-grandfather in segregated Birmingham, Alabama, decades ago—inspired by the author’s own family history. Inspired by true events, Time’s Undoing is both a passionate tale of one woman’s quest for the truth behind the racially motivated trauma that has haunted her family for generations and the uplifting story of a community coming together to fight for change. Read More…

Are any of these books on your TBR? What other February 2023 releases are you looking forward to?

1 thought on “20 Books Arriving February 2023”

  1. Aletheia R Knights

    I have *The Writing Retreat* and *I Have Some Questions for You* already preordered, although I’m hoping I’ll be able to cancel one of those orders when this month’s BOTM selections are announced.

    I’m also excited for *The Neighbor Favor* (publishing industry romance!), and my number one must-have this month is *Scorched Grace*, the first title to be released by Gillian Flynn’s new imprint.

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