January is always kind of a dud month, but February is where things really start to get interesting. There's Galentine's Day, Valentine's Day, hopefully some snow days, spring isn't too far off, and of course new movies and books. I'm having such a hard time trying to pick which books I want since I'm budgeting and can't get all of them. I'm also dying to see The LEGO Batman Movie!
The Space Between Us
An interplanetary adventure about a teenage boy named Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield), who was born and grew up on Mars. While searching for clues about his father and Earth, he begins an online friendship with Tulsa (Britt Robertson). Finally, Gardner gets a chance to visit Earth, but scientists discover his organs can't withstand the atmosphere.
I know this movie is probably going to be super cheesy, but it also looks really cute and I think the plot is fascinating. (February 3)
The LEGO Batman Movie
A somewhat sequel to The LEGO Movie, Batman is back for his own adventure. There are big changes brewing in Gotham and he wants to save his city from The Joker's hostile takeover, but he can't do it alone. Starring Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes.
On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy (Charlie Day) has been trying to keep it together from senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration, and budget cuts, but things get really bad when he accidentally crosses a tough colleague, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), who challenges him to a throwdown after school.
Who hasn't wanted to see their teachers get into a fist fight at some point? This looks really funny! (February 17)
This is a powerful story of love, honor, rebellion, and survival as seen through the eyes of two lovers caught in Stalin's genocidal policies against Ukraine in the 1930s. As Stalin advances, Yuri (Max Irons) battles to survive famine and imprisonment to save his childhood sweetheart Natalka (Samantha Barks).
I may not read historical fiction all that often, but I love watching it! This film looks emotional and moving and beautiful. (February 24)
Others movies coming out:
Others movies coming out:
- American Violence (Feb 3)
- The Comedian (Feb 3)
- I Am Not Your Negro (Feb 3)
- Rings (Feb 3)
- Fifty Shades Darker (Feb 10)
- John Wick 2 (Feb 10)
- Kedi (Feb 10)
- A Cure for Wellness (Feb 17)
- The Great Wall (Feb 17)
- Lovesong (Feb 17)
- Collide (Feb 24)
- Dying Laughing (Feb 24)
- My Life as a Zucchini (Feb 24)
BOOKS & MUSIC
Little Denton's Still Not Dead by Lance Rubin -- Denton Little lives in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. The good news: Denton has lived through his deathdate. The bad news: He’s being chased by the DIA (Death Investigation Agency), he can never see his family again, and he may now die anytime. Huh. Cheating death isn’t quite as awesome as Denton would have thought. (Feb 7)
King's Cage (#3) by Victoria Aveyard -- Mare Barrow is a prisoner. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner. (Feb 7)
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella -- Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world. New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has written her most timely novel yet. (Feb 7)
#famous by Jilly Gagnon -- Girl likes boy. Girl snaps photo and posts it online. Boy becomes insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent photo turns into a whirlwind adventure that forces them both to question whether fame—and love—are worth the price…and changes both of their lives forever. (Feb 14)
The Last of August (#2) by Brittany Cavallaro -- In the second brilliant, action-packed book in the Charlotte Holmes trilogy, Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes are in a chase across Europe to untangle a web of shocking truths about the Holmes and Moriarty families. (Feb 14)
A Conjuring of Light (#3) by V.E. Schwab -- Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes struggle. (Feb 21)
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham -- When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past... and the present. Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. (Feb 21)
Ronit & Jamil by Pamela Laskin -- A novel in verse that delivers a fresh and captivating retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day Israel-Palestine conflict. Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of conflict—much more than just the concrete blockade between them. (Feb 21)
Frogkisser! by Garth Nix -- Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own. (Feb 28)
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas -- Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Angie Thomas’s searing debut about an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances addresses issues of racism and police violence with intelligence, heart, and unflinching honesty. (Feb 28)
The Ship Beyond Time (#2) by Heidi Heilig --Nix has spent her whole life journeying to places both real and imagined aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. And now it’s finally time for her to take the helm. Her future lies bright before her—until she learns that she is destined to lose the one she loves. (Feb 28)
P.S. -- If you want to see ALL of the young adult books coming out this month check out amarisafloria's February guide!