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February 2014 young adult book releases: Alt History and Retellings

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These books are being released in February 2014. For other February releases, please see the links at the bottom of the article. Stay tuned for more February releases.

In this list:

  • "The Glass Casket" by McCormick Templeman
  • "Lady Thief" (Scarlet #2) by A.C. Gaughen
  • "Storm" by Donna Jo Napoli
  • "Tsarina" by J. Nelle Patrick

The list only contains summaries of the stories. For more information and reviews, please check out the individual titles on goodreads.com.

The Glass Casket
The Glass Casket Delacorte Press

The Glass Casket

Title: The Glass Casket
Author: McCormick Templeman
Release date: February 11, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Death hasn't visited Rowan Rose since it took her mother when Rowan was only a little girl. But that changes one bleak morning, when five horses and their riders thunder into her village and through the forest, disappearing into the hills. Days later, the riders' bodies are found, and though no one can say for certain what happened in their final hours, their remains prove that whatever it was must have been brutal.

Rowan's village was once a tranquil place, but now things have changed. Something has followed the path those riders made and has come down from the hills, through the forest, and into the village. Beast or man, it has brought death to Rowan's door once again.

Only this time, its appetite is insatiable.

Lady Thief
Lady Thief Walker Childrens

Lady Thief

Title: Lady Thief (Scarlet #2)
Author: A.C. Gaughen
Release date: February , 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Publisher: Walker Childrens
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Scarlet’s true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet’s love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet’s past even she isn’t yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman—a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin’s cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet’s tale will have readers talking once again.

Storm
Storm Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

Storm

Title: Storm
Author: Donna Jo Napoli
Release date: February 11, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

A sixteen-year-old stowaway discovers her destiny on Noah’s ark in this riveting reimagining from award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli, available in time for the March 2014 major motion picture Noah.

The rain starts suddenly, hard and fast. After days of downpour, her family lost, Sebah takes shelter in a tree, eating pine cones and the raw meat of animals that float by. With each passing day, her companion, a boy named Aban, grows weaker. When their tree is struck by lightning, Sebah is tempted just to die in the flames rather than succumb to a slow, watery death. Instead, she and Aban build a raft. What they find on the stormy seas is beyond imagining: a gigantic ark. But Sebah does not know what she’ll find on board, and Aban is too weak to leave their raft.

Themes of family, loss, and ultimately, survival and love make for a timeless story. Donna Jo Napoli has imagined a new protagonist to tell the story of Noah and his ark. As rain batters the earth, Noah, his family, and hordes of animals wait out the storm, ready to carry out their duty of repopulating the earth. Hidden below deck…is Sebah.

Tsarina
Tsarina Razorbill

Tsarina

Title: Tsarina
Author: J. Nelle Patrick
Release date: February 27, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 331
Publisher: Razorbill
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Natalya knows a secret.
A magical Faberge egg glows within the walls of Russia's Winter Palace.
It holds a power rooted in the land and stolen from the mystics.
A power that promises a life of love for her and Alexei Romanov.
Power, that, in the right hands, can save her way of life.
But it's not in the right hands.

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