THE MOST EXCITING BOOKS OF 2021

2021 is here! wow! is it just me that thinks 2020 went by in a blink of an eye? Well, it was an extremely weird year (if that’s the most accurate word) Hopefully, this one will be different, for the better that is.

And what better way to start the year than with the most exciting upcoming releases of 2021!!!! Just imagine all those beautiful books this year will bring. All those worlds and stories to immerse into. ah! I can’t wait. I warn you though, most of the books in this list are historical fiction or romance. Sorry not sorry.

So, without further ado, Let’s begin!

Historical Fiction

 

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie benedictHistorical Fiction

In December 1926, Agatha Christie goes missing. Eleven days later she reappears, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, claiming amnesia and providing no explanations for her time away.
Release date: January 12, 2021

 

Faye, Faraway by Helen FisherHistorical Fiction

A heartfelt novel about loss, faith, and love as it follows a grown woman who travels back in time to be reunited with the mother she lost when she was a child.

Release date: January 26, 2021

 

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah Historical Fiction

 An epic novel of love and heroism and hope, set against the backdrop of one of America’s most defining eras—the Great Depression.

Realese date: February 9th 2021

 

Tells the story of a Union nurse who joins the war effort during the Civil War, and how her calling leads her to cross paths with Jemma, a young enslaved girl who is sold off and conscripted into the army, and Ann-May Wilson, a southern plantation mistress whose husband enlists.

Release date: March 30th 2021

 

Based on actual oral histories of survivors, the novel follows the stories of Raina and Gerda Olsen, two sisters, both schoolteachers–one who becomes a hero of the storm, and one who finds herself ostracized in the aftermath.

Release date: January 12th 2021 | Goodreads

 

A heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.

Release date:March 9, 2021 | Goodreads

 

 

Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson – Historical Fiction

 

Pheby Brown was promised her freedom on her eighteenth birthday. But when her birthday finally comes around, instead of the idyllic life she was hoping for with her true love, she finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil’s Half-Acre, a jail where slaves are broken, tortured, and sold every day

 

Release date:January 12th 2021| Goodreads

 

A riveting and heartfelt story of a young woman recruited to be a spy for the resistance on the French Riviera during World War II.

Release date: January 12th 2021| Goodreads

 

Romance

Sixteen-year-old Mia, an American girl at an elite summer ballet program, has six weeks to achieve her dreams: to snag an audition with one of the world’s best ballet companies. But there’s more to Paris than ballet—especially when a charming French boy, Louis, wants to be her tour guide—and the pair discover the city has a few mysteries up its sleeve.

Release date: April 6th 2021 |Goodreads

 

Much Ado About You by Samantha Young – Contemporary romance

At thirty-three-years old Evangeline Starling’s life in Chicago is missing that special something. She plans a holiday in a quaint English village. The holiday package comes with a temporary position at Much Ado About Books. Not only is Evie swept up in running the delightful store as soon as she arrives, but she’s also drawn into the lives, loves and drama of the friendly villagers. Including Roane Robson, the charismatic and sexy farmer who tempts Evie every day with his friendly flirtations.

Release date: February 2nd 2021 | Goodreads

 

Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can’t imagine working anywhere else. But lately it’s been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who’s fresh off a journalism master’s program and convinced he knows everything about public radio. Everything complicates when they have to co-host a new show.

Release date: January 26th 2021 | Goodread

Release date: January 5th 2021 | Goodreads

 

The Dating Plan by Sara Desai Romantic Comedy

Daisy Patel is a software engineer with her life all planned out, and no interest in love, the one thing she can’t give her family is the marriage they expect. Left with few options, she asks her childhood crush to be her decoy fiance. Liam Murphy is a venture capitalist with something to prove. When he learns that his inheritance is contingent on being married, he realizes his best friend’s little sister has the perfect solution to his problem

Release date: March 16th 2021 | Goodreads

 

Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodckey Romantic Comedy

Don’t you just love the smell of old books in the morning?

Madeline Moore does. Books & Moore, the musty bookstore her family has owned for generations, is where she feels most herself. Everything complicates when a chain bookstore called Prologue opens across the street and threatens to shut them down. Madeline sets out to demolish the competition, but Jasper, the guy who works over at Prologue, seems intent on ruining her life. Not only is he taking her customers, he has the unbelievable audacity to be… extremely cute.

Release date:May 18th 2021 | Goodreads

 

 

A brilliant and touching romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone and The Happy Ever After Playlist.

Vanessa lives life on her own terms — one day at a time, every day to its fullest. She isn’t willing to waste a moment or miss out on an experience. But after her half-sister suddenly leaves Vanessa in custody of her infant daughter, she is housebound, on mommy duty for the foreseeable future, and feeling totally out of her element. The last person she expects to show up offering help is the unbelievably hot lawyer who lives next door, Adrian Copeland.

Release date: April 6th 2021 | Goodreads

 

The Seat Filler by Sariah Wilson – Romantic Comedy 

The meet-cute award goes to dog groomer Juliet Nolan. It’s one of Hollywood’s biggest nights when she volunteers as a seat filler and winds up next to movie heartthrob Noah freaking Douglas. Tongue tied and toes curling in her pink Converse, she pretends that she doesn’t have a clue who he is. It’s the only way to keep from swooning.

Release date: April 27th 2021 Goodreads

Fiction - Mystery - Fantasy

 

A startling and timely debut, Julie Carrick Dalton’s Waiting for the Night Song is a moving, brilliant novel about friendships forged in childhood magic and ruptured by the high price of secrets that leave you forever changed.
Release date: January 12, 2021| Goodreads

 

An emotionally nuanced psychological suspense, and an obsessive, addictive love story. Skye Starling is overjoyed when her boyfriend, Burke Michaels, proposes after a whirlwind courtship. Though Skye seems to have the world at her fingertips Burke isn’t who he claims to be. And interspersed letters to his therapist reveal the truth: he’s happily married, and using Skye for his own, deceptive ends.

Release date:March 2nd 2021 | Goodreads

 

 

A Jane Eyre retelling with delicious suspense, incisive wit, and a fresh, feminist sensibility, The Wife Upstairs flips the script on a timeless tale of forbidden romance, ill-advised attraction, and a wife who just won’t stay buried. In this vivid reimagining of one of literature’s most twisted love triangles, which Mrs. Rochester will get her happy ending?

Realeas date: January 5th 2021 | Goodreads

 

 

Spine tingling, creepy, utterly compelling and unpredictable, The Good Sister is about the ties that bind sisters together…and about the madness that lurks where you least expect it.

Releas date: April 13th 2021 | Goodreads

 

 

The first daughter is for the Throne.
The second daughter is for the Wolf.

A fantasy novel about a young woman who must be sacrificed to the legendary Wolf of the Wood to save her kingdom. But not all legends are true, and the Wolf isn’t the only danger lurking in the Wilderwood.

Release date: June 15th 2021 | Goodreads

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas – Fantasy Romance YA

Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she’s struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can’t seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.

Release date: February 16th 2021Goodreads

So there you go. I couple of the books that I am most excited about. Of course that there are maaaaany more books coming, and I couldn’t be more excited. New year, new books! 
Tell me, Have you read any already? Which one would you like to read the most?

 

love, Lin

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