TTT – My Most Anticipated 2021 Releases Part 1

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 book cover

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 book cover

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!
Lore book cover


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 book cover

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 book cover

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 book cover

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 book cover

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 Neverwoods book cover

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 book cover

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!

Witchshadow book cover


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


  1. January 5, 2021 / 1:22 pm

    I’m seeing Lore on a lot of shelves today.

    Good luck with your tech troubles!

  2. Poinsettia
    January 5, 2021 / 2:56 pm

    I hope you enjoy these when you get a chance! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    • simonevanheijst
      January 5, 2021 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you! I hope all of them are as good as they sound ?

  3. January 5, 2021 / 6:08 pm

    I’m so excited for Lore.

    My post.

    • simonevanheijst
      January 5, 2021 / 6:18 pm

      It sounds so good!

    • simonevanheijst
      January 6, 2021 / 12:09 pm

      I hope Witchshadow gets a UK release date soon! I honestly don’t know if it comes out on a different day here in the Netherlands. I should maybe check that ?

  4. January 5, 2021 / 9:11 pm

    I’ve been seeing Lore on a lot of lists today. It wasn’t really on my radar much before now, but I definitely think I’ll give it a chance. Everyone’s been talking it up so much!

    • simonevanheijst
      January 6, 2021 / 12:10 pm

      It sounds like such a fun book! I hope you enjoy it if you pick it up!?

Leave a Reply