Hello guys! I can’t even tell you how excited I am for the 2021 book releases. Lately I’ve been doing a little bit of research about all the cool books that are going to be released next year, and oh boy… I have some good books to share with you today. I’ve also done some research on my favorite authors to see if they were working on something for the next year just to see what I was missing out on and I found even more books. So after all that digging, I gathered all the titles I’m most excited about and I created a list to share with you guys. Ok, let’s get into it!
- The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin
I don’t know a lot about this book because I stumbled on it yesterday when I was looking for new releases. What caught my attention was the synopsis. I’ve been really into retellings lately and this is a Cinderella retelling! From what I know, the story is about Cinderella and her happily ever after… except there is nothing perfect about it. The prince is terrible to her. I thought it would be interesting to read it because I read Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly this year – which is also a Cinderella retelling but it is about one of her stepsisters – and it became one of my favorite books of all time! Maybe I’ll like this as well. I never heard about the author Olga Grushin, but I’m excited about it. Maybe I’ll find a new favorite in this, who knows?
- Untitled book by Colleen Hoover
I’m not going to lie, I don’t know what this book is about. It doesn’t have a title. It doesn’t even have a cover. But it’s from Colleen and I’m reading it!
- Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6) by Seanan McGuire
I’ve been keeping up with this series for some time now and I’m always happy when a new book comes out. Seanan McGuire’s writing is very unique and – in my opinion – perfect for fantasy. If you never read this series, I highly recommend it! The books are short and easy to go through, so what do you have to lose? I’m not super invested in the story, but I still think it’s fun!
- The Project by Courtney Summers
Courtney Summer also wrote Sadie, an amazing mystery thriller book. I can confidently say it is one of the best audiobooks I have ever read. I’m not going to read The Project in the audiobook version, but I still feel like this book is going to be a good one. I got this book as an arc from NetGalley and I want to read it before it’s published in February. I don’t want to go into it knowing too much, so the only thing I know is that it is also a YA mystery thriller.
- The Burning Girls by C. J. Tudor
This year I read The Chalk Man and I wanted to read The Other People (I didn’t have time though). I like C.J. Tudor’s style when it comes to mystery thrillers, so I’m excited to read this one. And hopefully I’ll read The Other People too!
- Namesake (Fable #2) by Adrienne Young
Namesake is coming this year and I can’t wait! In case you don’t know this book, this is the second book from the duology series Fable. I read Fable a few weeks ago and I absolutely loved it! I would describe it as a good, atmospheric pirate story. The story ended in a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to see how it follows. Needless to say I have high expectations for this sequel. I just hope I won’t be let down!
- Sunkissed by Kasie West
Another Kasie West book! Are you really surprised this is on my most anticipated books list? I devoured every book I read from this author and I know this won’t be an exception. I love young adult romance books and she writes the cutest, fluffiest stories! This particular story is about a girl named Avery. Her parents dragged her and her sister to a family camp for summer, and she’s not happy about it. So the story follows her journey throughout the summer there and her personal growth. It looks interesting to me, but we’ll see how it goes… I have high hopes though!
- Blade of Secrets #1 by Tricia Levenseller
This one is a first book of a brand new fantasy series. I really like Tricia Levenseller’s books because she always writes about strong themes. This new series follows a girl named Ziva who works as a blacksmith and unfortunately takes the wrong job from the wrong person. Seriously… how cool and different is that! This is why I like her books so much. I definitely want to read this when it comes out.
- Realm Breaker #1 by Victoria Aveyard
Victoria Aveyard is releasing a new fantasy series named Realm Breaker. This is one of the books I picked out because of the author, because she is the one who wrote the Red Queen series. I’m expecting good things about this one, but we will have to wait and see!
- Curse of the Specter Queen #1 by Jenny Elder Moke
I’m obsessed with Jenny Elder Moke’s books so I was happy when I saw she is releasing Curse of the Specter Queen. This is the first book in a new historical fantasy series. I’m not a huge fan of historical books but this looks cool! According to Goodreads, this book is full of action, cyphers and relics. Sounds good to me!
- The Box in the Woods (Truly Devious #4) by Maureen Johnson
This is probably the book I’m most excited about. I didn’t even know this book existed until last night! As far as I knew, Truly Devious was a mystery trilogy so I wasn’t expecting a fourth book. I loved this series when I first read it and I was super invested in the plot and Stevie (the main character). From what I researched, this is going to be about a different mystery outside the Ellingham Academy. Thanks to her fame, Stevie was invited to investigate the “Box in the Woods” murders in Bounty Lake by the owner. To me this sounds really good! I just hope this will be just as good as the trilogy.
- The Betrayed (The Betrothed #2) by Kiera Cass
I’m both excited and scared for this book. The reason for this is because I read the first book (The Betrothed) and I was a bit disappointed with the outcome. It’s not a bad book, but after reading The Selection I raised my expectations when it comes to Kiera Cass. I didn’t love the first book as I thought I would, but I’m hoping I’ll love the sequel when it comes next year. Fingers crossed!
- Game Changer (The Field Party #6) by Abbi Glines
And last but not least, the sixth book in the Field Party series by Abbi Glines: Game Changer. I confess I’m two books behind on this series, but I really want to reread it from the start next year. This is a romance companion book series, so every book follows a different couple within the main group of friends. This series follows a group of friends who play in the football team of Lawton High School and their love interests. It’s an easy series to go through and it’s perfect for the summertime!
I know I’ll find new books as the year progresses, but right now I’m very excited for these 13 books. I hope you are just as excited for these new releases as I am, and I hope you found a few interesting books from this list!
I also want to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and healthy 2021. May it be full of joy and great books! Thank you all for supporting and encouraging my blog, I really appreciate it 🙂