2021 Releases: January – February

2021 is almost here!


Lots of amazing releases to kick off the new year!

January 5th

1. The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

This is an adult mystery/thriller is a reimagining of Jane Eyre. The pitch on the back says:

“Which Mrs. Rochester will get her happy ending?”

2. Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

This is the follow up to Reverie and this queer YA contemporary is:

“Project Runway goes to Comic Con in an epic queer love story about creativity, passion, and finding the courage to be your most authentic self.”

3. Lore by Alexandra Bracken

This new YA urban fantasy is based on Greek mythology and follows 9 Greek gods forced to live in the world as mortals. But they’re hunted by descendants of ancient bloodlines set on obtaining the gods’ powers.

January 12th

1. The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner

This is a historical fantasy with a sapphic romance between body guards protecting a young rich lady from a magical foe.

2. You Have a Match by Emma Lord

The follow up to Tweet Cute! This YA contemporary follows a teen who discovers she has a younger sister she never knew about. To get to know each other and the secrets of their past, they attend summer camp together.

3. Into the Heartless Woods by Joanna Ruth Meyer

This YA fantasy is –

“the story of impossible love between a monstrous tree siren and a boy who lives at the edge of her wood.

January 19th

1. In the Garden of Spite by Camilla Bruce

This is a historical thriller. I’m just going to leave this blurb here –

“An audacious novel of feminine rage about one of the most prolific female serial killers in American history–and the men who drove her to it.

2. Enjoy the View (Moose Springs, Alaska #3) by Sarah Morgenthaler

This is the 3rd book in the Moose Springs, Alaska series. It’s an adult rom-com following the residents in a rural Alaskan tourist town. This book follows the romance between an outdoorsy woodman and a Hollywood starlet.

3. Shipped by Angie Hockman

This is an adult romance between 2 workaholic coworkers battling for the same promotion. They’re forced to write their proposals while on a cruise together.

4. Remote Control by Nnedi Okofafor

This science fiction novella drew me in with this blurb –

“She’s the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.”

5. Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

This is a YA historical sapphic romance set in San Fransisco’s Chinatown during the Red Scare.

January 26th

1. The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon

This adult contemporary romance follows 2 radio co-hosts and enemies as they start a new segment where they dole out live relationship advice. But their ruse as ex’s becomes complicated when they start falling for each other.

2. If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier

This YA mystery/thriller is about a podcast host who goes missing and the young woman determined to find her.

3. Unchosen by Katharyn Blair

This new YA fantasy standalone is a –

“fiercely feminist fantasy with a horrifying curse, swoon-worthy sea captains, and the power of one girl to choose her own fate”

Also the cover is absolutely stunning.


February is bringing us some of my most anticipated releases of the year and tons of amazing romances!

February 2nd

1. The Project by Courtney Summers

This YA thriller follows a young woman determined to rescue her sister from the cult – The Unity Project.

2. What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo

This YA fantasy is supposed to be a cross between Miss Peregrine’s and The Addams Family. It follows a teen as she reconnects with her monstrous family.

3. Muse (Muse #1) by Brittany Cavallaro

This is the first book in a YA fantasy duology set in an alternate history where America is a monarchy and war is brewing.

4. Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon

This is Sandhya Menon’s first adult romance! It follows rival app developers with a rocky romantic history who find themselves office neighbors.

5. Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

This is an adult rom-com following a women who impulsively books a vacation to rural England, and finds herself working the local quaint bookstore.

February 9th

1. The Gilded Ones (Deathless #1) by Namina Forna

This new YA fantasy is finally releasing!! It follows a young girl whose blood runs gold. So to save herself from death, she flees her village and everything she knows to fight in an army of near immortals to overthrow the emperor.

girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice. Get ready for battle.”

2. Game Changer by Neal Schusterman

I’m just going to leave this short synopsis right here. You’re welcome.

“All it takes is one hit on the football field, and suddenly Ash’s life doesn’t look quite the way he remembers it.

Impossible though it seems, he’s been hit into another dimension—and keeps on falling into universes that are almost-but-not-really his own, each one stranger than the last.

And if he isn’t careful, the world he’s learning to see more clearly could blink out of existence…”

3. The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

The Loki romance of my dreams.

When a banished witch falls in love with the legendary trickster Loki, she risks the wrath of the gods in this moving, subversive debut novel that reimagines Norse mythology

4. Wild Rain (Women Who Dare #2) by Beverly Jenkins

This is the next release from the queen of historical romance. This one follows a female rancher and a news reporter falling in love in Wyoming in the aftermath of the Civil War.

5. The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor

Another new thriller about cults!

An unconventional vicar moves to a remote corner of the English countryside, only to discover a community haunted by death and disappearances both past and present — and intent on keeping its dark secrets — in this explosive, unsettling thriller”

6. The Lady’s Formula for Love (The Secret Scientists of London #1) by Elizabeth Everett

This historical romance debut follows a romance between brilliant noblewoman and her protection officer. Who doesn’t love a good, steamy bodyguard romance?!

1. Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher

This hard-hitting YA contemporary follows a teen girl in the aftermath of losing her best friend to a car accident following the biggest fight of their friendship. While she struggles to cope with the guilt and sadness she meets the famous author who brought them together in the first place.

“Amelia Unabridged is about finding hope and strength within yourself, and maybe, just maybe, falling in love while you do it.”

2. The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

This is a new twisty sci-fi following a female scientist who clones herself. Only to discover her replica is having an affair with her husband.

“When they said all happy families are alike, this can’t be what they meant…”

3. The Wide Starlight by by Nicole Lesperance

A new YA magical realism novel!

The Hazel Wood meets The Astonishing Color of After in this dreamy, atmospheric novel that follows sixteen-year-old Eli as she tries to remember what truly happened the night her mother disappeared off a glacier in Norway under the Northern Lights.

4. A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

I’m sure everyone and there mother knows the premise of this book. But this ACOTAR spinoff is following Nesta and Cassian.

1. Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

This adult sapphic romance follows a female astronomer who finds herself drunkenly married to a stranger in Vegas while celebrating her newly acquired PhD.

2. Love at First by Kate Clayborn

This is another adult romance following neighbors who kindle a relationship on their New York balconies.

“a sparkling, tender novel about bickering neighbors, surprise reunions, and the mysterious power of love.”

3. A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth

A new YA Fae royalty fantasy from a debut author!

“Four queer teens, each who hold a key piece of the truth behind these murders, must form a tenuous alliance in their effort to track down the mysterious killer behind these crimes.”

4. It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake by Claire Christian

This adult contemporary romance follows a thrity-something woman finally putting herself first after the end of a decade long relationship.

“A story of self-discovery for the ages, Noni’s journey serves as a sparkling reminder that life is what we make of it–so why not enjoy it?”

5. The Initial Insult (The Initial Insult #1) by Mindy McGinnis

This is the start of a new YA thriller duology inspired by Edgar Allen Poe. It follows 2 teen girls and unlikely companions who must work together to uncover the truth about their family’s disappearance.

“a dark, propulsive mystery in alternating points of view that unravels a friendship . . . forevermore”

What are you most excited to pick up in the first couple months of the year?


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