Following last week’s post where some of my favourite authors shared their plans for the upcoming year with me, I asked them what books being released in 2021 (apart from their own) they were most excited to read, and here’s what they all had to say. Not all of the covers have been revealed yet, but I have included the ones that have.
MADELINE DYER: Oh, there are so many amazing books being released! I can’t wait for Smoke by Tiffany D Jackson and Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall. Oh, and We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen and Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley sound amazing too.
RACHEL CHURCHER: I can’t wait for Vulture – book three in Bex Hogan’s Isles of Storm and Sorrow trilogy. Book two ended on a breath-taking cliffhanger, and I need to know what happens next! I’m very excited about Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert – I loved her twisted stories in The Hazel Wood and The Night Country, and I’m looking forward to reading them in full. And I’m counting the days until I get to read A Vow So Bold and Deadly, book three in Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreaker series. I like book one, I adored book two, and I’m hoping book three is even better!
ISABELLA MAY: Julie Caplin’s The Little Swiss Ski Chalet is definitely on my January radar. I have adored every book in the series and can’t wait to jump into the latest instalment. I am also looking forward to reading the new books in Heidi Catherine and Tamar Sloan’s fantastic dystopian series – Expose: Beyond the Thaw (book 8) will be out in March, and Tournaments of the Thaw is set to release in September. I highly recommend the series. It’s like Hunger Games on steroids. I am also eagerly anticipating the final book in the Indigo Chronicles trilogy by N.J. Simmonds. Other than that, I am trying not to look at new releases too much as my Kindle TBR pile has gone out of control and needs to be tackled!
KILTIE JACKSON: My exciting new releases will be anything by the fabulous Susana Gregory and also The Little Swiss Ski Chalet by Julie Caplin which is out in January.
TEMPEST SILVER: The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna is top of my list!
ELIN ANNALISE: I’m really looking forward to Pumpkin’ by Julie Murphy.
JACQUELINE SYLVESTER: I’m a huge fan of Sarah J Maas, so I’m excited to read A Court of Silver Flames that’s out in February, and her next Crescent City book.
N.J. SIMMONDS: I can’t wait to read Angie Thomas’ Concrete Rose out in January.
RACHEL MCLEAN: I’ve got Alison Weir’s fifth book in her Six Queens series on pre-order which is an annual January treat for me – this one covers Kathryn Howard so should be dramatic. I’m also looking forward to reading new crime books by Angela Marsons, JD Kirk and Val McDermid among others, and to watching the sixth season of Line of Duty.
LEXI REES: There’s a few hardbacks that I’m looking forward to coming out in paperback, and several of my writing buddies have books coming out which obviously I’m excited about. Most of the time though, I rely on book bloggers to highlight gems by less well established authors and indie publishers, so I’m looking forward to lots of brand new discoveries.
MARIAN L THORPE: In the indie world, Karen Heenan’s upcoming A Wider World, the second book in her related Tudor Court series is the one I’m most looking forward to. In the trad pub world, the book I hope is coming out in 2021 is the third of Philip Pullman’s Book of Dust trilogy.
EMMA MILES: I have no idea what books are coming out this year, I have a huge TBR pile still for 2020, I just haven’t had the time.
I already had a few of these on my own TBR list for 2021, but there are a few more that I will be adding now. What books are you most excited to see released this year?