We’re almost through December 2020 and after a great reading year I’m looking ahead to the next, so today I’m sharing 12 anticipated releases of 2021.
Now these aren’t all of my anticipated releases, I’ll be sharing part two tomorrow AND some anticipated romance releases on Tuesday. You didn’t think I, Amy, lover of steam, smut and swooning, wasn’t looking forward to any romance did you?!
After doing some research into next year’s releases it seems that we only really have info on books that are publishing earlier on in the year. There are a few around August/September but the majority are in the first three months or so. I’ve tried to split them across both posts, but there will most likely be additions throughout the year as new dates are confirmed!
Anyway, let’s get into 12 anticipated releases of 2021.
Standalone contemporary fantasy // Greek mythology
I’ve seen this described as “the Greek mythology Hunger Games” and honestly I’m sold. A few friends have already read this and loved it, and having enjoyed Alexandra’s earlier series, The Darkest Minds, a few years ago I’ve got high hopes for this. [January]
YA fantasy // Final in a trilogy // Disability rep
I’ve needed this book ever since the moment I put A Heart So Fierce and Broken down! In this final book in the Cursebreakers series both Emberfall and Syhl Shallow are on the precipice of a new era, whether that comes with their defeat or success. I’m super excited to have an ARC of this which I’ll be picking up very soon! [January]
SFF // Dystopian // Fourth in a series // LGBTQIAP+
The Bone Season has been one of my favourite series ever since I picked up the first book in 2017. I very luckily received an advanced copy of this from Bloomsbury so have just re-read the first three books and literally last night I finished this absolute HEARTBREAKER of a book. You need to add this to your 2021 TBR. Trust me. [January]
New adult fantasy romance // Fae // Character development
I feel like I’ve been waiting years for this book, and I literally have. I am so excited for this next instalment in the ACOTAR series, in which we follow Nesta and Cassian. Truly I have no idea where this story is going to go but I needed it back in 2017. Expect lots of fangirling over the coming months. [February]
YA thriller mystery // Cults // Trigger warnings
Sadie by Courtney Summers is one of my favourite thrillers, so when I heard about this I was immediately intrigued. I know next to nothing about this book, except that it deals with both grief and cults, and that there are lots of content warnings in other reviews. I’m expecting a pretty heavy and deep read. [February]
YA thriller // LGBTQIAP+ // Inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray
So, I’ve never actually read The Picture of Dorian Gray, but the synopsis calls this a “sexy psychological thriller” that “explores the intersections of love, art, danger, and power” and yep, I am excited. [March]
Middle grade // Paranormal fantasy series
City of Ghosts, the first book in this series, was one of my favourite reads of 2019, so I can’t wait for the third instalment coming out later this year. They’re so addictive and fun and I can’t wait to read about Cassidy’s trip to New Orleans! [March]
YA high fantasy // Second in duology // Grishaverse
I just love the Grishaverse so much, so I’m more than ready for this. Although I am a little nervous because I just feel like A LOT is going to happen in this final book. [March]
YA fantasy // Peter Pan retelling // LGBTQIAP+
A diverse Peter Pan retelling with lots of mystery and intrigue, woods where children have gone missing, small town vibes and just look at that cover!!! Yes please.
Greek mythology retelling // SFF
While I have enjoyed the mythology I have read or watched, it’s actually very limited. Next year I have two to look forward to already! This is a retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur, in which Ariadne “gives a voice to the forgotten women of one of the most famous Greek myths, and speaks to their strength in the face of angry, petulant Gods. “ [August]
Adult paranormal fantasy
We still aren’t over vampires it seems and I’m definitely not mad about it. I’ve heard Jay speak about this book a few times on his Instagram story and I am super intrigued. I haven’t read any books written solely by him before but I’m hoping to love it! [September]
And there are 12 anticipated releases of 2021! How exciting do they sound? There are so many fab titles to look forward to and I’m already trying to plan out how I’m going to fit them all into my TBR.
Keep an eye out for some more 2020 anticipated releases, and some romance reads, in the next couple of days!