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Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2021! – Part One

At the start of the year I shared some of the books coming out in 2021 that I was incredibly excited about. Now that we are halfway through the year I thought I would do it again for books releasing in throughout the rest of 2021.

As there are a lot of books I am going to be splitting it into two parts. Here is part one of my most anticipated releases for the rest of 2021!

XOXO by Axie Oh

Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. But in a moment of spontaneity, she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure…before he disappears without a word.

Three months later, when Jenny and her mother arrive in South Korea to take care of her ailing grandmother, she’s shocked to discover that Jaewoo is a student at the same elite arts academy where she’s enrolled for the semester. And he’s not just any student. He’s a member of one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world—and he’s strictly forbidden from dating.

When a relationship means throwing Jenny’s life off the path she’s spent years mapping out, she’ll have to decide once and for all just how much she’s willing to risk for love.

This one has been on my radar for quite a while now and I’m so excited for it to be out very soon. It has someone falling for a K-Pop star which I’m always going to be a fan of. I have an ARC of this book which I am going to be reading very soon and I cannot wait.

13th July 2021

Up All Night by Laura Silverman, Brandy Colbert, Kathleen Glasgow, Maurene Goo, Tiffany D. Jackson, Amanda Joy, Nina LaCour, Karen M. McManus, Anna Meriano, Marieke Nijkamp, Laura Silverman, Kayla Whaley, Julian Winters and Francesca Zappia

When everyone else goes to bed, the ones who stay up feel like they’re the only people in the world. As the hours tick by deeper into the night, the familiar drops away and the unfamiliar beckons. Adults are asleep, and a hush falls over the hum of daily life. Anything is possible.

It’s a time for romance and adventure. For prom night and ghost hunts. It’s a time for breaking up, for falling in love—for finding yourself.

I love a collection of short stories and this one sounds right up my street. It has a collection of short stories by some absolutely astounding authors which are set between sunset and sunrise. There is something about this idea that has me captivated and I am throughly looking forward to giving it a read.

16th August 2021

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould

Something is wrong in Snakebite, Oregon. Teenagers are disappearing, some turning up dead, the weather isn’t normal, and all fingers seem to point to TV’s most popular ghost hunters who have just returned to town. Logan Ortiz-Woodley, daughter of TV’s ParaSpectors, has never been to Snakebite before, but the moment she and her dads arrive, she starts to get the feeling that there’s more secrets buried here than they originally let on.

Ashley Barton’s boyfriend was the first teen to go missing, and she’s felt his presence ever since. But now that the Ortiz-Woodleys are in town, his ghost is following her and the only person Ashley can trust is the mysterious Logan. When Ashley and Logan team up to figure out who—or what—is haunting Snakebite, their investigation reveals truths about the town, their families, and themselves that neither of them are ready for. As the danger intensifies, they realize that their growing feelings for each other could be a light in the darkness. 

I’ve already seen some incredibly reviews for this book and I am so excited to finally give it a read. I enjoy reading thrilling stories every so often and even more so when there is a ghost added to that story. I am certainly looking forward to reading this book very soon.

3rd August 2021

Like a Love Song by Gabriela Martin

Natalie is living her dream: topping the charts and setting records as a Brazilian pop star…until she’s dumped spectacularly on live television. Not only is it humiliating—it could end her career.

Her PR team’s desperate plan? A gorgeous yet oh-so-fake boyfriend. Nati reluctantly agrees, but William is not what she expected. She was hoping for a fierce bad boy—not a soft-hearted British indie film star. While she fights her way back to the top with a sweet and surprisingly swoon-worthy boy on her arm, she starts to fall for William—and realizes that maybe she’s the biggest fake of them all. Can she reclaim her voice and her heart?

Fake dating a star? Yes please! I’ve had my eyes on this book for such a long time now and the wait for it to be finally out in the world is way too long for me to handle. This one is also getting so many amazing reviews which is making me want to read it even more. Bring on reading this book!

3rd August 2021

The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why–or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House, where every room bears the old man’s touch–and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes.

Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day, they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a con-woman, and he’s determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather’s last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.

This is the second book in The Inheritance Games series which I cannot wait for. I flew through the first book and immediately wanted to read the second, so it has been a long wait to finally have the second out in the world. There is still a while to go too. I cannot wait to see what happens next and if you haven’t read the first book yet I would highly recommend giving it a read!

16th September 2021

I can’t wait to read all these amazing books. Be sure to keep your eyes out for part two coming soon.

What books being releases in the rest of 2021 are you excited about? Let me know in the comments below!

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