There are so many books I’m looking forward to next year that I couldn’t possibly fit them all in one post, so here are 14 more anticipated releases of 2021!
Yesterday I shared 12 2021 releases I’m excited for and tomorrow I’ll be talking all about those upcoming sweet sweeeet romance novels. And I’ve probably still forgotten some!
Anyway, let’s get into 14 more anticipated releases of 2021.
YA urban fantasy // LGBTQIAP+ // Fae
Described as The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones, in A Dark and Hollow Star a queer cast of characters must come together to track down the mysterious killer behind a series of murders. Fae, Faerie courts and found family?? Yep I need this. Very luckily, I have an e-arc from Netgalley! [February]
Adult thriller // A questionable neighbourhood // Morally grey characters
Don’t get me wrong I love a thriller, but only when they’re executed well, and I often feel a little let down by them. This, however, has glowing reviews. A socialite with a penchant for drama who disappeared with a lot of money has just been found a decade later. Well, parts of her. Everything the neighbourhood thought they knew about this disappearance is wrong, and everyone has a motive. [February]
YA fantasy // Witchcraft and magic // Sapphic
In this novel we have an exiled witch, cursed to never love, a young women with a rare power who is forced to hide their abilities and a dangerous plague wreaking havoc across the queendom. The pair form a dangerous bargain in attempt to save their loved ones and their world. [March]
Psychological thriller // Adult
Almost all of Matt’s family are found dead while on holiday, leaving him to uncover the truth about their last moments. This isn’t the first time his family have been in the news: Matt’s older brother has been convicted of murder and is currently serving a life sentence. Reviews say this is full of twists and turns and I can’t wait! [March]
Fantasy // M/M romance // Paranormal
I’ve never read any of T.J. Klune’s work, but I know The House in the Cerulean Sea is a favourite for many people, so I have high expectations for this one! This is a tale of grief and hope, with a ghost who refuses to cross to the other side and the ferryman he falls in love with. [March]
Vampires // Young adult horror
In this vampire novel set in the 90s we follow 17 year old horror enthusiast Mina, who goes to visit her sister in New Orleans. After landing the job of her dreams at a horror movie mansion she discovers the body of a woman with puncture wounds in her neck, with all clues pointing to her sister. Mina must uncover the truth to prove her sister’s innocence, before she too becomes a victim. I’m super excited for this UKYA novel and I actually have an arc which I’ll be picking up very soon! [April]
Fantasy // LGBTQIAP+ // Pirates
Just looook at that cover. A sheltered Prince who has long been protecting his family’s secret magic comes across a stranded prisoner on a burning vessel on his coming of age tour. The stranger, Athlen, and Price Tal form an intense connection. After Athlen throws himself overboard, Tal is distraught, believing the man cannot survive. To Tal’s disbelief, they soon cross paths again as though nothing happened. Their happiness doesn’t last for long though, as Tal is kidnapped by pirates and secretive Athlen may be his only hope for rescue. [April]
YA sci-fi // Dystopia
The fact that this is being described as “Lost with a satisfying resolution” had me sold. This is a story about sisters, Cee, who awoke on an abandoned island three years ago with only the memory of her sister, and Kasey, a STEM prodigy who wants escape from the home she once trusted. While I’m not typically a fan of novels which heavily feature science, this really caught my attention and is apparently very twisty and engaging! [May]
Diverse // Own voices rep // Retelling // YA fantasy
I loved Cinderella is Dead last year so as soon as I heard about this I immediately added it to my TBR. An own voices fantasy retelling of The Secret Garden, featuring a main character with magical plant powers that have a deadly side, an estate with a dark history, mysterious strangers and a centuries old curse… I mean come on! [July]
Sapphic // Paranormal
In a small town in Oregon teenagers have been going missing, some of which turn up dead, and there’s something wrong with the weather. All fingers point to the new family in town, the Ortiz-Woodley’s, who just happen to be ghost hunters. Ashley’s boyfriend was the first to go missing, and now his ghost is following her. She must team up with the newly arrived Logan Ortiz-Woodley to solve the clues and find out the truth about the town, themselves, and their growing feelings. [August]
Debut YA novel // Paranormal
This book initially caught my eye due to the cover, and the fact it has the words ‘vampires’ in the title. Then I read the synopsis and now I’m definitely intrigued! Victoria and her father share a love of the undead, ever since they saw their first real life vampire, so when he is diagnosed with a terminal illness Victoria sets off to find a vampire who can help to save her father. Nicholas, a mysterious young man, vows to only help Victoria if she completes a series of challenges to prove that she loves life long enough to live forever. [August]
YA fantasy // Witches // Diverse // Own voices
When Voya fails the Calling, a trial every witch must pass in order to come into their power, she is given one last chance by her ancestors. This time, she must kill her first love, and a second failure means every witch in her family will be stripped of their magic. There’s just one problem: Voya doesn’t even have a boyfriend. She decides to join the latest matchmaking program on the market, but what she doesn’t expect is to be paired with Luc, who doesn’t even want anything to do with her. With mounting pressure from both sides, will Voya be able to save both her family and Luc? [June]
YA // Anthology // Contemporary
This is a collection of short stories set in the hours when everyone else is asleep, from ghost stories to prom night, falling in love to going on an adventure. There are some fab authors who have contributed to this anthology and it sounds like such a lovely and whimsical collection! [July]
Fantasy // Young adult // New series
Having loved Brigid’s other work, both her fantasy and contemporary, this definitely had to make it onto this list. Set in a world divided by a deadly illness, where one side manage the cure and live a life of luxury, and the other is left to suffer, it sounds like there is political intrigue, high stakes and lots of action. I am ready! [September]
So looks like we’ve all got a lot to look forward to next year huh? I really should start working through my backlist before I buy more books but how can I possibly do that when there are so many exciting titles on the horizon.
Thank you so much for reading 14 more anticipated releases of 2021! Here are the first 12 I posted about yesterday if you needed any more inspiration for your wishlists.