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February 2014 young adult book releases: Urban Fantasy

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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:

  • "All That Glows" by Ryan Graudin
  • "Black Dog" by Rachel Neumeier
  • "Feral Curse" (Feral #2) by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • "Third Strike" (The Slayer Chronicles #3) by Heather Brewer

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

All That Glows
All That Glows HarperTeen

All That Glows

Title: All That Glows
Author:  Ryan Graudin
Release date: February 11, 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Emrys—a fiery, red-headed Fae—always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city’s draining technology, until she’s sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn’t any normal assignment—she’s sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain’s notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King. The prince’s careless ways and royal blood make him the irresistible for the dark spirits that feed on mortals. Sweet, disheveled, and alive with adventure—Richard is one charge who will put Emrys’s magic and heart to the test.

When an ancient force begins preying on the monarchy, Emrys must hunt through the London’s magical underworld, facing down Banshees, Black Dogs and Green Women to find the one who threatens Richard’s life. In this chaos of dark magic, palace murders and paparazzi, Emrys finds herself facing an impossible choice. For despite all her powers, Emrys has discovered a force that burns brighter than magic: love.

Black Dog
Black Dog Strange Chemistry

Black Dog

Title: Black Dog
Author: Rachel Neumeier
Release date: February 6, 2014
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

Natividad is Pure, one of the rare girls born able to wield magic. Pure magic can protect humans against the supernatural evils they only half-acknowledge – the blood kin or the black dogs. In rare cases – like for Natividad’s father and older brother – Pure magic can help black dogs find the strength to control their dark powers.

But before Natividad’s mother can finish teaching her magic their enemies find them. Their entire village in the remote hills of Mexico is slaughtered by black dogs. Their parents die protecting them. Natividad and her brothers must flee across a strange country to the only possible shelter: the infamous black dogs of Dimilioc, who have sworn to protect the Pure.

In the snowy forests of Vermont they are discovered by Ezekiel Korte, despite his youth the strongest black dog at Dimilioc and the appointed pack executioner. Intrigued by Natividad he takes them to Dimilioc instead of killing them.

Now they must pass the tests of the Dimilioc Master. Alejandro must prove he can learn loyalty and control even without his sister’s Pure magic. Natividad’s twin Miguel must prove that an ordinary human can be more than a burden to be protected. And even at Dimilioc a Pure girl like Natividad cannot remain unclaimed to cause fighting and distraction. If she is to stay she must choose a black dog mate.

But, first, they must all survive the looming battle.

Feral Curse
Feral Curse Candlewick

Feral Curse

Title: Feral Curse (Feral #2)
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Release date: February 11, 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Publisher: Candlewick
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

The adopted daughter of two respectable human parents, Kayla is a werecat in the closet. All she knows is the human world. When she comes out to her boyfriend, tragedy ensues, and her determination to know and embrace her heritage grows. Help appears in the lithe form of sexy male werecat Yoshi, backed up by Aimee and Clyde, as the four set out to solve the mystery of a possessed antique carousel while fielding miscast magic, obsessive strangers, and mounting species intolerance. Paranormal fans will go wild for this rousing second Feral adventure.

Third Strike
Third Strike Dial

Third Strike

Title: Third Strike (The Slayer Chronicles #3)
Author: Heather Brewer
Release date: February 20, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Publisher: Dial
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Synopsis on goodreads.com:

All secrets will be revealed as Slayer Joss McMillan tracks a murderous vampire terrorizing his hometown of Santa Clara. During his investigation, Joss comes head to head with old enemies seeking revenge and faces the truth about his sister Cecile’s murder. Joss must use all of his skill to protect his loved ones, even if it means paying the ultimate price.

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