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Most Anticipated Releases of 2021! – Part 1

There are so many books coming out in 2021 that I am incredibly excited about. There are so many in-fact that I’m going to be writing 2 posts on my most anticipated releases of 2021 and then another all about UKYA of 2021 to keep your eyes one.

Today’s post is going to be part one of the most anticipated releases. So, without further ado, here they are!

A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer


Emberfall is crumbing fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone – even Harper, as she desperately tries to help him find a path to peace.

Meanwhile, Lia Mara struggles to rule Syhl Shallow with a gentler hand than her mother. But after enjoying decades of peace once magic was driven out of their lands, some of her subjects are angry Lia Mara has an enchanted prince and magical scraver by her side. As Grey’s deadline draws nearer, Lia Mara questions if she can be the queen her country needs.

I’m so excited but also so sad that this book is being released this year. I’m sad because it is the last book in a series which I have absolutely adored but I’m so excited because I cannot wait to get lost in this series one again. I have this one on pre-order so as soon as it lands in my letterbox I will be reading it immediately!

26th January 2021

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.

Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.

Whenever Angie Thomas releases a book, whatever that book is about you can guarantee that I will have that book on pre-order. This book is no different and I’m so excited for it to arrive and for me to dive right into this book. I’m looking forward to seeing Maverick’s story and what issues and topics that this book tackles. It has so many incredible reviews already so I’m excited to see what I think.

12th January 2021

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents’ fifth favorite employee. Not ideal.

If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she’d say she was a firecracker. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and fire. She loves art and dreams pursuing a career in it. The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they’re not willing to admit, including working practically full-time at her family’s pho restaurant.

For years, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighbouring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh, who’ve avoided each other for most of their lives, both suspect that the feud stems from feelings much deeper than friendly competition.

A romance story with a restaurant backdrop? Yes please! I am so excited to give this one a read as it sounds right up my street. I will certainly be purchasing a copy of this and reading it when I have the chance. I have to add how much I adore the book cover of this book as well, it is simple yet wonderful!

9th February 2021

Bad Habits by Flynn Meaney

Alex is a rebel from the tip of her purple fauxhawk to the toes of her biker boots. She’s tried everything she can think of to get expelled from her strict Catholic boarding school. Nothing has worked so far – but now, Alex has a new plan.

Tired of the sexism she sees in every corner of St Mary’s, Alex decides to stage the school’s first ever production of The Vagina Monologues. Which is going to be a challenge, as no one else at St Mary’s can even bear to say the word ‘vagina’ out loud . . .

I’m actually going to be on the blog tour for this book and I am really excited. The cover of this book is what drew me in first because it is so striking and bold. Then I read the synopsis and I knew I wanted to read this book as soon as I could. I’ve heard some mixed reviews for this one so I’m looking forward to seeing what I think.

11th February 2021

Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi

Jayne Baek is barely getting by. She shuffles through fashion school, saddled with a deadbeat boyfriend, clout-chasing friends, and a wretched eating disorder that she’s not fully ready to confront. But that’s New York City, right? At least she isn’t in Texas anymore, and is finally living in a city that feels right for her.

On the other hand, her sister June is dazzlingly rich with a high-flying finance job and a massive apartment. Unlike Jayne, June has never struggled a day in her life. Until she’s diagnosed with uterine cancer.

Suddenly, these estranged sisters who have nothing in common are living together. Because sisterly obligations are kind of important when one of you is dying.

I throughly enjoyed another of Mary H.K. Choi’s books that I read last year so, I am very excited to give this one a read. This one sounds really interesting as it is a story of estranged sisters. I’m looking forward to giving this one a read very soon.

2nd March 2021

As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper

Marty arrives in London with nothing but his oboe and some savings from his summer job, but he’s excited to start his new life–where he’s no longer the closeted, shy kid who slips under the radar and is free to explore his sexuality without his parents’ disapproval.

From the outside, Marty’s life looks like a perfect fantasy: in the span of a few weeks, he’s made new friends, he’s getting closer with his first ever boyfriend, and he’s even traveling around Europe. But Marty knows he can’t keep up the facade. He hasn’t spoken to his parents since he arrived, he’s tearing through his meager savings, his homesickness and anxiety are getting worse and worse, and he hasn’t even come close to landing the job of his dreams. Will Marty be able to find a place that feels like home?

I adored Phil Stamper’s debut novel so I cannot wait to give this one a read. I actually interviewed Phil Stamper last year and he discussed this book, (you can find the interview here) which made me even more excited for it. I’m looking forward to seeing what I think of this one and bonus it is set in London which I love reading about in books.

4th March 2021

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years.

The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there.

Akemi Dawn Bowman always writes beautiful novels and I’m sure this one will be no different. This is her first fantasy/sci-fi novel and I’m excited to see how she branches out into this. I have this one on pre-order and will be reading it as soon as I can.

6th April 2021

Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway.

But when Kate and Andy’s latest long-distance crush shows up at their school, everything goes off script. Matt Olsson is talented and sweet, and Kate likes him. She really likes him. The only problem? So does Anderson.

I’m so excited to read a brand new Becky Albertalli book, especially one that is all about a main character who loves theatre. This one seems just a little different from Becky Albertalli and I’m excited to see where it goes. I’m looking forward to reading this one as well as seeing other people’s thoughts.

20th April 2021

Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler

Lara’s had eyes for exactly one person throughout her three years of high school: Chase Harding. He’s tall, strong, sweet, a football star, and frankly, stupid hot. Oh, and he’s talking to her now. On purpose and everything. Maybe…flirting, even? No, wait, he’s definitely flirting, which is pretty much the sum of everything Lara’s wanted out of life.

Except she’s haunted by a memory. A memory of a confusing, romantic, strangely perfect summer spent with a girl named Jasmine. A memory that becomes a confusing, disorienting present when Jasmine herself walks through the front doors of the school to see Lara and Chase chatting it up in front of the lockers.

Lara has everything she ever wanted: a tight-knit group of friends, a job that borders on cool, and Chase, the boy of her literal dreams. But if she’s finally got the guy, why can’t she stop thinking about the girl?

I was first drawn into this one by it’s beautiful cover and then I read the synopsis and it was added to my TBR immediately. It already has some incredible reviews and it isn’t even out until May so I’m sure it is going to be a book that so many people love. I am really looking forward to this one!

11th May 2021

I can’t believe how many amazing books are going to be released this year. I have even more to share in part 2 of this post so keep your eyes out for that.

What books being released in 2021 are you excited about? What books should be on my radar? Let me know in the comments below!

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