Top Ten Tuesday

My Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half Of 2021

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Hi everybody, and welcome to the first Top Ten Tuesday of 2021!

As always at the beginning of a new year, it’s the perfect time to look at the year ahead and most importantly, ALL THE EXCITING BOOK RELEASES TO COME! In this post I’m taking a look at the book releases for the first half of 2021 I’m looking forward to the most. And we have quite a few! So without further ado, let’s dive into them!

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

release date: January 5th 2021
This book had me a Greek mythology retelling. And that gorgeous cover. What more does one need, really?

Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell

release date: February 2nd 2021
This debut is a queer romantic space opera in which a scandal-prone prince and a dutiful scholar are forced into a political marriage and are trying to prevent an interplanetary war. I’m thinking it sounds like the perfect mix between Red White and Royal Blue and Bonds of Brass, two of my faves!

Make Up Break Up by Lily Menon

release date: February 2nd 2021
It’s an adult rom-com by Sandhya Menon, and it’s about two rival app developers, so of course this is high on my want-to-read list!

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

release date: February 9th 2021
An epic high fantasy inspired by Ancient West-Africa and an empoweringly feminist battle against a patriarchal society = yes please.

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas

release date: February 16th 2021
Even if I’m not the biggest Nesta fan, I just can’t say no to another Sarah J. Maas book, okay?

Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

release date: March 9th 2021
This is a YA contemporary about a bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates and then gets hired by the hot guy to help him get his ex back. Sounds so good, right?

Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo

release date: March 30th 2021
More Nikolai. More Zoya. More Nina. More of Leigh Bardugo’s beautiful writing and more of the world of Grisha.

In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens

release date: April 20th 2021
“A young prince must rely on a mysterious stranger to save him when he is kidnapped during his coming-of-age tour in this swoony adventure that is The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Pirates of the Caribbean.
I mean, yes please.

The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary

release date: April 29th 2021
A new book by Beth O’ Leary. Road trip. Scotland. Second chance romance. Yep, definitely have high hopes for this one.

The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout

release date: April 20th 2021
After the major cliffhanger at the end of book two, I need more Poppy and Hawke (and Kieran) and I need it now!

People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry

release date: May 11th 2021
Friends-to-enemies-to-lovers from the author of Beach Read equals one very excited me.

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

release date: May 18th 2021
I have yet to read a Christina Lauren book I don’t like so adding this to my TBR feels like a no-brainer. I’m already super excited about the hate-to-love, fake dating and science nerd aspects!

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Tell Me:
What are some of your most anticipated 2021 releases?
Do we have any in common?

Lindsey xoxo

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  1. Really looking forward to Winter’s Orbit as well. I have an e-arc and hope to play catch up with my arcs in a few weeks (when the lockdown is over and I don’t have a 4yo with me 24/7 so I can actually read)

    1. Ah that’s so awesome that you got the e-arc! Hope you’ll enjoy (and be able to catch up soon) 🙂

  2. I love Greek mythology. and Scotland. Both of those look amazing.

    1. They do look so amazing!

  3. Excited for so many of these! Especially Rule of Wolves, Gilded Ones & A Court of Silver and Flames. Hope you enjoy them all 😀

    1. They all sound so amazing, it’s great to have so many releases to look forward to 🙂

      1. It really is! ☺️

  4. Great list! In Deeper Waters sounds so fun – and I love that cover – and I’m so excited for Rule of Wolves.

    1. The cover for In Deeper Waters is indeed so pretty! Can’t wait for Rule of Wolves either, though I am worried about my fave characters…

  5. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Amazing list Lindsey! I still must make mine ( draft ready) but many of yours are on my list!

    1. It’s so fun to have so many great releases to look forward to 🙂

  6. So happy to see a new Beth O’Leary book. Hope it arrives quickly here.

    1. Same, can’t wait! 🙂

  7. I’m kind of obsessed with that Lore cover, and I’m very excited for the new Christina Lauren book!

    1. The Lore cover is most likely gonna win my favorite cover of 2021 award, I’m already calling it 🙂

  8. Oh wow, great list! I’m adding quite a few of these to my TBR 😍 This is the second time I’ve seen In Deeper Waters on a list today and I can’t believe I haven’t seen/heard of it before now! Also had no idea O’Leary has a new one coming out Super exciting!! I hope you enjoy all of these books 😊

    1. Yes, In Deeper Waters sounds amazing! And so does The Road Trip, can’t wait for either of them 🙂

  9. So many exciting releases coming out this year

    1. It’s great to have so much to look forward to! 🙂

  10. Poinsettia says:

    I like the sound of The Road Trip. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    1. The Road Trip indeed sounds like fun 🙂

  11. lydiaschoch says:

    I’m sure excited for Lore.

    My post.

    1. It sounds like fun and the cover is gorgeous! 🙂

  12. I’m also a sucker for another Sarah J Maas book. ‘A Court of Silver Flames’ will be read, no matter what. LOL Great list!

    1. Haha, I know, it’s just a must-read at this point 🙂

  13. We have ACOSF and Rule of Wolves in common but I’m also looking forward to Lore!

    1. So many good books coming out! 🙂

  14. THE ROAD TRIP looks like a super fun read! I hope you enjoy it and all your other picks.

    Happy TTT!


    1. I’m so excited for The Road Trip! 🙂

  15. Lore, Rule of Wolves and A Court of Silver Flames were all on my list this week too!
    My TTT:

    1. So many amazing releases to look forward to 🙂

      1. So many!

  16. Some excellent choices here, I need to check out The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary.

    1. I’m so excited for The Road Trip, hope you’ll enjoy it if you decide to pick it up!

  17. In Deeper Waters sounds like a ton of fun! I think this is the first time I’ve heard about it, but it’s definitely going on my TBR pile … which seems to be expanding a lot today.

    1. Haha yeah, these posts are definitely not helping my TBR either, but that’s more than okay 🙂 In Deeper Waters does sound like a lot of fun!

  18. I’m also excited for The Soulmate Equation. I’m hoping it’s one of their best. I hope we both love it!

    1. It already sounds amazing, so I’m really hoping it’ll be as good as it sounds!

  19. I love this list and am excited for every single book on it. 🙂

    1. So much to look forward to in 2021!

  20. Lauren Becker says:

    I have In Deeper Waters on my list too. So many great books coming out this year.


    1. In Deeper Waters sounds so great!

  21. I still need to read King of Scars, but I’m sure I’ll be adding Rule of Wolves to my tbr, as well. So excited for Henry’s and CLo’s!

    1. Hope you’ll enjoy King of Scars!

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