Happy Top Ten Tuesday everyone! I hope everyone is having a peaceful first week of January. The WiFi in my house has been broken for a few days now, and I’m typing this from my friend’s apartment… But tomorrow a mechanic is supposedly going to fix the issue… I hope.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and you can find all past and future prompts on her blog! This week the prompt is: my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2021!favorite books
As you may know, I made a superduperlong post about my anticipated releases for the whole year a while back. So for this post, I’m gonna choose my absolute top ten that I’m excited for! If you want to check out the full post, you can find it here! Full disclosure though, I totally copy-pasted this post from my other post, lol.2021 releases
A Vow so Bold and Deadly
By Brigid Kemmerer
Expected Publication: January 26
I’ve been excited for this book ever since I finished A Heart so Fierce and Broken a while ago. I actually liked that book better than the first one, which is rare. The stakes seem pretty high, so I’m excited to see where this story will go! Especially because I’m rooting for both sides.
We Free the Stars
By Hafsah Faizal
Expected Publication: January 19
I loved We Hunt the Flame back when I read it, but I feel like I need a good summary before diving into this one. The blurb is fantastic, though, so I’m excited. I am fairly sure that We Hunt the Flame left me with a lot of questions, so I’m hoping that most of these will be resolved in this book. This series is a duology, so all will be resolved soon!
By Alexandra Bracken
Expected Publication: January 5
Okay if this book doesn’t end up in my top ten of 2021, I’m going to be so disappointed. Please go read the blurb, because it sounds so amazing! This book comes out today, so I’m excited to go get it hopefully at some point! I think I just have a weakness for books that involve gods.
A Court of Silver Flames
By Sarah J. Maas
Expected Publication: February 16
I am so excited to return to this world, and be given a new plot to get lost in! Goodreads also says the page count is 648, which in my opinion is hefty. Also unpopular opinion, I don’t hate the cover. I don’t love it, either, but I kinda see this book as the start of a whole new series, so I don’t mind that the cover doesn’t match the previous trilogy.
Chain of Iron
By Cassandra Clare
Expected Publication: March 2
It’s a little wild to me that it seems like yesterday that Chain of Gold came out. It was one of the first books I bought and read when I was back in the U.S. Can you feel nostalgia for things that happened only a year ago? Anyway, I am very excited to read this book, because as always, the stakes are so much higher. I’m looking forward to the angst.
Rule of Wolves
By Leigh Bardugo
Expected Publication: March 30
I’ve been patiently waiting for this book since I finished King of Scars in… June 2019. For some reason it feels like I read it longer ago than that. But anyway, I’m so excited for this sequel! I want more Nikolai. And more Zoya. And more Nikolai and Zoya. I believe King of Scars somewhat ended on a cliffhanger, so I hope to get answers on page one of Rule of Wolves.
Bridge of Souls
By Victoria Schwab
Expected Publication: March 2
I seriously love this series. I love spooky middle grade books that are creepy but I can still read without wanting to sleep with the lights on. When I saw the title reveal I kinda hoped it would take place in Prague, but New Orleans is dope, too. I don’t know how many books there will be in this series, but I hope there well be more!
Lost in the Never Woods
By Aiden Thomas
Expected Publication: March 23
Well, I’m assuming this is a Peter Pan retelling, which I am excited for because I’ve never read one before. Aiden Thomas is the same author that wrote Cemetery Boys (which I still haven’t read, oops), and I’ve heard nothing but good things about that book, so I’m just going to assume that Lost in the Never Woods will be good, too! Plus, I love the cover, and that doesn’t hurt.2021 releases
The Crown of Gilded Bones
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected Publication: April 20
Okay so I started reading From Blood and Ash because I saw it literally all over the place, and I wanted in on the goods. So then obviously I got hooked and read A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire right after, which I now kinda regret, because I have to wait for The Crown of Gilded Bones foreverrrr! Well… not forever. But it feels like it!
By Susan Dennard
Expected Publication: June 22
I’m not entirely caught up yet with this series, yet. I still need to read Bloodwitch, but I’m convinced I can do that before June! Although at this point I feel like I should do a reread of all the books, because I have forgotten basically everything about this series. Well, except that I obviously liked it enough to include the fourth book on this list!2021 releases