Monthly Most Anticipated – February 2020

BOOKS

BELLE REVOLTE BY LINSEY MILLER

  • YA high fantasy with French influences
  • all the characters are queer
  • ace rep

ALL THE STARS AND TEETH BY ADALYN GRACE

  • YA fantasy
  • SEA FANTASY WITH PIRATES AND MERMAIDS

THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US BY TRICIA LEVENSELLER

  • YA dark fantasy
  • enemies to lovers ship
  • morally grey characters

THE KING OF CROWS BY LIBBA BRAY

  • YA historical paranormal series
  • I CAN’T BELIEVE ITS HERE AND ITS ENDING!!!

THE SOUND OF STARS BY ALECHIA DOW

  • YA sci-fi
  • fat black girl MC + she’s ace
  • girl meets alien
  • music and books!

NIGHT SPINNER BY ADDIE THORLEY

  • YA fantasy retelling of Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • set in a tundra environment

FOUL IS FAIR BY HANNAH CAPIN

  • YA contemporary
  • TW: sexual assault; rape; violence
  • revenge story !!!
  • Kill Bill vibes

MOVIES

BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN)
Release Date: Feb 7

This is the most invested I’ve been in a film within the DCEU since Wonder Woman and it looks like it’ll live up to my own hype built around it. It looks FUN and that’s pretty much all I can ask for when going to see a superhero flick. Also its directed by a woman of color Cathy Yan and produced by Margot Robbie herself. The SOUNDTRACK IS COOL.

EMMA
Release Date: Feb 21

Emma (2020) may be the Emma adaptation that will sell me on reading the Austen classic (besides Clueless). Not a huge fan of the Gwyneth Paltrow one. I like the actress Anya Taylor Joy especially for her performance in The VVitch. Also Bill Nighy as Mr. Woodhouse is a huge sell for me and an excellent casting choice. Basically reminds of me the casting for Little Women with Bob Odenkirk as Mr. March.

THE INVISIBLE MAN
Release Date: Feb 28

Moreso taken from the Universal film than the book this looks terrifying and dark. Also not too familiar with either the book or the many adaptations of it.


TV SERIES

HIGH FIDELITY on HULU

Listen just tell me Zoe Kravitz is in it and I’ll watch it. BUT seriously this sounds promising for an adaptation of a film about a white dude in the U.S. which is also an adaptation of a book from a white British guy. I love things about music and record stores and this looks fun.

BETTER CALL SAUL SEASON 5 on AMC

I really need to catch up with this show before the new season airs but I really appreciate this show. I’ve mostly kept up with it since it aired and it always surprises me every week.

I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS SEASON 1 on NETFLIX

So I JUST HAPPENED TO discover this through making this post. This is apparently an adaptation of a graphic novel by the guy who did The End of the F***ing World (WHICH I LOVE) and it also stars Sophia Lillis who I really enjoyed in the Sharp Objects miniseries and the new IT films. Its been described as Sex Education meets Stranger Things because its the coming of age story about sexuality, growing up and whatnot BUT the MC having superpowers. From what little I’ve seen there is a queer storyline with the MC being in love her best friend. I know nothing else so this could go haywire and be bad but I’m hoping it’s good and for success.


That’s that for what I’m looking forward to in February. What are you most anticipating this month?

4 thoughts on “Monthly Most Anticipated – February 2020

  1. I’m so excited for Birds of Prey, Emma and High Fidelity too! So many awesome female-lead stories coming this month, I love it! Emma is my favorite Jane Austen and I 10/10 recommend reading it. AND omg more from the guy behind End of the F***ing world? How did I not know and can it please be as good, cause that would be nice.

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    • Same!! I love that all three are not only female-led but also directed by women. So much greatness!! I definitely plan on reading Emma this month or the next month. I think it’s time. It would be so nice if it was as good as TEOTFW. It at least looks promising.

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