anticipations, recommendations

Anticipated Books Coming February 2021

Hello, happy Monday everyone! Today on another new segment here at Down The Rabbit Hole, we introduce some new books that will be coming out this month. Whether it be thrillers or YA rom-coms, there is something coming for everyone. Without further ado, here we go!


February 1

Not One of Us by Debbie Herbert

Hopefully it’s okay that I’m always introducing thrillers! This one, set to come out today, Feb 1, includes yet another interesting concept for a thriller. The main character Jori has a rare form of synesthesia that allows her to perfectly identify voices by color. The story is a classic case of moving back to a hometown with a deep secret around a disappearance. Just how will she use her ability to uncover the truth? And what dangers lie ahead?

The Shadow Box by Luanne Rice

Okay this one actually should be coming out today, Feb 1, but I am excited to try out this new (to me) author’s work! A new thriller about a woman who is attacked and left for dead, this promises to be an exciting one. I personally always enjoy female POV stories, and the fact that her husband is her prime suspect makes for an intriguing concept. Hopefully this will be a new mystery/thriller author that I will be following in the future!

February 2

This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith

This one is set to come out tomorrow, Feb 2, actually! This story is about a therapist who happens to pass by a man about to throw himself off a bridge and manages to stop him in time. What will happen from there? This concept sounds super exciting for me, I love these emotional journeys that focus on very few characters, hopefully deeply developing them along the way. Additionally, I love therapist main character POV stories – it always offers such an interesting perspective whenever it is well-researched.

The Project by Courtney Summers

Cults and family relations? I think you had me at cults. Courtney Summer is not an unfamiliar name to me, having grown up with some of her earliest works. In more recent years, her stories have blown thousands of readers away and I’m excited for her next one. A protagonist who is willing to take down a large organization to get back her sister, but just may get entangled into the group herself? Sign me up please!

Muse by Brittany Cavallaro

In more recent years, re-imaginations of historical events have been on the rise and this latest new series definitely sounds intriguing. In an alternate version of 1800s American monarchy, a girl is trapped in the machinations of men and a looming war. Maybe a little darker than American Royals but should definitely be an interesting read.

February 9

The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornich

It may not be immediately obvious from my normal reading list, but I also love mythology and its derived stories. This story, set to come out on Feb 9, reimages Norse mythology (Odin, Thor, Loki, etc.) in a fantastical story that begins with the burning of a prophetic witch who refuses to lend Odin her power. Injured and powerless she runs away but ends up falling in love with Loki. I am looking forward to how all these concepts are explored in this upcoming fantasy!

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

Asian representation and a cute Romeo-Juliet restaurant family feud story? I don’t think there can be anything more fun than this. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Vietnamese culture is pretty dear to my heart so I’m just dying for this one.

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

A fantasy reminiscent of Red Queen but with way more POC representation, this story is about a girl who is willing to fight for acceptance for her differences. In fact, her differences may just be what is needed in the world that has shunned her kind. I cannot wait to see how this fantasy will unfurl.

February 16

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

Let me first just say that I love the cover of this book due to come out on Feb 16. It is yet another thriller/murder mystery but also science fiction, which is a new combination for me. This book is about a man cheating on a genetic clone of his wife, who created her in the first place. That is just wild. I am truly looking forward to what this author can do with such a crazy concept, and to see whether science fiction works well in a mystery novel.


And that’s a wrap from us! We hope you enjoy our picks and anticipate them as much as we do. As per usual, we’ll be sure to let you all know and leave a review if we can get our hands on these. Stay tuned!

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