2021 Releases: March – April

So many new releases heading our way!

Super quick reminder – these are new releases on my own personal radar. You’re going to notice right away that there are some really big titles missing (Cassandra Claire, the next Leigh Bardugo, etc) and that’s because I’m not personally reading those series.

And sorry if you’re one of the 3 people who accidentally saw this nearly empty post on Saturday… my bad 🙈


March

March is usually one of the biggest release months for me, but this year is surprisingly tame!


March 2nd

1. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

This is a dual timeline historical fiction following a women in present day London and the owner of an apothecary shop dedicated to ridding women of the abusive men in their life in the last 1700s.

“Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman.
Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register.”

2. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

A much awaited new release from this author – a Nobel Prize recipient in Literature! Like in Ishiguro’s previous works, this is a sci-fi literary fiction that explores what it means to be human. This one in particular follows an AI who is discovering what it means to love.

3. Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay

A psychological thriller following a family who is murdered and becomes famous by a true crime documentary, and the surviving son who is trying to uncover the truth.

4. Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron

An own voices, enemies to lovers rom-com following bakers who team up to win a video cooking contest! This is said to be for fans of Great British Bakeoff and will leave you craving all the bread!

5. Bridge of Souls (Cassidy Blake #3) by Victoria Schwab

The latest installment in this middle grade series is following young Cassidy Blake as she and her family take on New Orleans. There she will face her more dangerous challenge yet – a servant of Death itself.

6. An Unexpected Peril (Veronica Speedwell #6) by Deanna Raybourn

The Veronica Speedwell series follows a female lepidopterist who teams up with a roguish historian to solve murders in Victorian London. And this new installment finally follows the newly budding romance between the two!


March 9th

1. The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

This is an adult psychological thriller following two former best friends who reunite at their college reunion only to find someone is out to seek revenge for something they did 10 years ago.

“[A] shocking novel about the brutal lengths girls can go to get what they think they’re owed, and what happens when the games we play in college become matters of life and death.

2. Everything After by Jill Santopolo

Jill Santopolo is known for writing heart-wrenching contemporaries and this one sounds just as impactful. It follows a woman who is forced to make the choice between the man she married and the dreams she sacrificed 15 years ago.

“Two loves. Two choices. One chance to follow her dreams.

3. Heiress Hunt (The Fifth Avenue Rebels #1) by Joanna Shupe

This is a new spinoff series taking place in the same world as the Uptown Girls series. This is a second chance romance between childhood best friends who must choose between marriages of convenience or risk it all for true love.

4. Her Dark Lies by J.T. Ellison

In the vain of Lucy Foley’s The Guest List, this new thriller follows an isolated island wedding that turns dark and dangerous.

“Skeletal remains have just been found. There are other, newer disturbances, too. Menacing texts. A ruined wedding dress. And one troubling shadow hanging over Claire’s otherwise blissful relationship—the strange mystery surrounding Jack’s first wife.

Then a raging storm descends, the power goes out—and the real terror begins…”


March 16th

1. Namesake (Fable #2) by Adrienne Young

The final book in the Fable duology! This YA fantasy duology follows a world of sea traders, pirates, and gemstones.

“Trader. Fighter. Survivor.
If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.”

2. The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

An own voices YA thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community when the charming boy she’s been falling for witnesses a brutal murder.

3. The Mirror Season by A.M. McLemore

Another hard-hitting slightly magical contemporary from A.M. McLemore! This one follows 2 teens who learn they were both assaulted at the same party and look to each other for comfort. And eventually help each other discover the truth of what happened that terrible night.

4. A Queen of Gilded Horns (A River of Royal Blood #2) by Amanda Joy

In this conclusion to the A River of Royal Blood duet, two sisters, despite being on the run, must find a way to come together in order to save their kingdom and take their rightful place on the throne. Before their Queendom devolved into war.

5. The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

A contemporary rom-com, and sophomore novel, from an own voices author. This is a female software engineer and venture capitalist who agree to enter into a fake engagement but begin to fall for each other.

6. Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall

A YA supernatural thriller following a teenage girl who is determined to uncover the truth behind her mothers disappearance.

“an eerie collection of found documents and written confessionals… with supernatural twists that keep you questioning what is true and what is an illusion.


March 23rd

1. Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson

Another psychological thriller. This one follows a woman who has a one-night stand at her bachelorette party. She never expects to see the man again, until he appears at the resort where she and her new husband are staying on their honeymoon.

2. Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

The much anticipated follow up to Cemetery Boys! This sophomore novel is a modern retelling of Peter Pan and follows Wendy who must confront the woods where she went missing 5 years ago in order to save the other missing children in the small coastal town.

3. The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost #1) by C.L. Clark

The stars of a new Adult high fantasy series (with a sapphic romance!) following unlikely companions – a female soldier and the niece to the throne – who must ban together to overthrown the king.

4. Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher

An adult contemporary romance following a woman who has played it safe her entire life but begrudgingly agrees to a vacation on a tropical island for her sister’s benefit. Only to find she’s living her greatest fear, when her sister misses her flight.

“With each breathtaking new experience, Marin gets closer to her real self, the man she’s falling for, and the heart-wrenching truth about why she’s there in the first place.


April

Meanwhile, EVERYTHING is releasing April 6th 😅


April 6th

1. House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

This is YA fantasy/horror following 3 sisters who mysteriously went missing 10 years ago and returned not quite the same. Now when one of them goes missing again, the other two must come together and unravel the bizarre clues left behind.

“A dark, twisty modern fairytale where three sisters discover they are not exactly all that they seem and evil things really do go bump in the night.

2. The Infinity Courts (The Infinity Courts #1) by Akemi Dawn Bowman

The start of a new YA science fiction series following teenage girl who is murdered on her way to a party and finds herself in a place called Infinity. But this afterlife is ruled by a cruel, all-powerful being, and the rebels must be find a way to overthrow her in order to save those in her imprisonment.

3. To Love and To Loathe by Martha Waters

This historical rom-com follows side characters from the author’s previous book, To Have and To Hoax. This is a friends to lovers romance following 2 friends who make a wager on the hero’s love life. But as their bickering turns to lust and possibly more, they risk losing far more than the 100 pounds they originally bet.

4. The Intimacy Experiment by Rosie Danan

The follow up to The Roommate, this follows Naomi, a sex-worker and co-founder of a sex-positive startup, and Ethan, the city’s hottest bachelor and rabbi. The two of them team up to teach a course titled “Modern Intimacy” in order to save both of their careers.

5. Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle

The sophomore novel and follow up to You Deserve Each Other. This new rom-com is about a dreamer and hopeless romantic who inherits a house in the mountains from her aunt only to find the home is cared for by a groundskeeper who is both grouchy and gorgeous.

6. Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price

“[A] clever retelling of Pride and Prejudice that reimagines the iconic settings, characters, and romances in a thrilling and high-stakes whodunit.”

7. The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

A (possibly) paranormal thriller about woman who returns to her family home after her sister passes away. There she discovers her sister was researching the history of their family and property. And that the land holds far darker secrets than any of them knew.


April 13th

1. Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

From the author of The Hating Game, comes a new opposites attract, adult rom-com!

“[A] clever, funny, and unforgettable story of a muscular, tattooed man hired as an assistant to two old women—under the watchful eye of a beautiful retirement home manager.”

2. The Prison Healer (The Prison Healer #1) by Lynette Noni

A new YA fantasy series that is said to be for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir! This follows a prison healer who competes in the dangerous Trial by Ordeal in place of the rebel queen who is captured and too ill to withstand the challenges.

But no one has ever survived the trial.

3. The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky

A YA thriller/horror that follows a secret club of boarding school students obsessed with horror and one main objective: come up with the scariest prank to orchestrate real fear.


April 20th

1. The Crown of Gilded Bones (Blood and Ash #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The next release is the much loved adult fantasy romance series – Blood and Ash. This takes place directly after the reveal of Poppy’s identity in book 2 and follows and she and Hawk take on a new dangerous mission: free his brother and find hers.

2. Witches Stepped in Gold (Witches Steeped in Gold #1) by Ciannon Smart

A Jamaican-inspired fantasy following two enemy witches must enter into an alliance to take down a common enemy.

“But power is intoxicating, revenge is a bloody pursuit, and nothing is certain – except the lengths they will go to win this game.

3. The Forest of Stolen Girl by June Hur

From the author of The Silence of Bones comes another historical YA thriller. This follows a family that has struggled to recover after their 2 daughters went missing and later found with no memory of their captor. Year later, their father goes missing while investing similar disappearances of other teen girls.

“Determined to find her father and solve the case that tore their family apart, Hwani returns home to pick up the trail. As she digs into the secrets of the small village, Hwani comes to realize that the answer lies within her own buried memories of what happened in the forest all those years ago

4. She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quidlen

A sapphic, enemies-to-lovers + fake dating, YA romance between a basketball player and cheerleader who are forced to carpool together after a fender bender.

5. These Feathered Flames (These Feathered Flames #1) by Alexandra Overy

A queer retelling of the Russian folktale – “The Firebird”.

This follows 2 sisters whose fates have been decided from birth. But when the queen is murdered and their powers awaken, the twins must discover “who they can trust, who they can love—and who killed their mother.”

6. Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

A dark, psychological thriller that takes place at a gothic estate in Edinburgh after the disappearance of Cat’s twin, El.

“The grand old house is still full of shadowy corners, and at every turn Cat finds herself stumbling on long-held secrets and terrifying ghosts from the past. Because someone has left Cat clues in almost every room: a treasure hunt that leads right back to Mirrorland, where she knows the truth lies crouched and waiting…”


What new releases (on or not on this list) are you highly anticipating?

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5 thoughts on “2021 Releases: March – April

  1. So many good books on this list! I’m particularly excited for The Lost Apothecary. I’ve already read some early ARC reviews and it looks like it’ll live up to my expectations. And that cover is so beautiful! – Amber

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