It’s the second half of the year! and all I have to say about it is to quote D’Angelo Wallace on Twitter:
Same D’Angelo. Same.
Of course this isn’t the “full” list (It’d take lots of blog pages for that lol!) So my favorites will have to do for now 😉
*Little Note: I have an affiliate link to the books mentioned in the post, at no extra cost if you decide to buy via the link, your book blogger here gets a commission 😊
Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021
That Dark Infinity by Kate Pentecost
Yes half of my anticipation is due to the gorgeous cover art but the story is just as compelling. An immortal cursed mercenary and a survivor handmaiden on opposite sides team up together to find a lost princess, battle monsters, and race against fate itself.
Time will Tell by Barry Lyga
If like me you enjoy Karen McManus’s books, you’ll love this YA thriller of a group of teens who stumble upon their parents’ bloody history…past and present soon collide.
The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
I read an ARC of The Thursday Murder Club last year and I fell in love! I loved the characters, plot, and the whole murder mystery vibe. So I cannot wait to get my hands on the second book when it drops.
Curses by Lish McBride
I know I know, another Beauty and the Beast retelling!? But this retelling has a gender swap and slight twist, Tevin our “beauty” is a con artist who agrees to help Merit find her best match in order to break her curse….but what happens if Tevin is the best match?
Once Upon a Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber
I thoroughly enjoyed the Caraval series ( I even made templates too!) so I can’t wait to hear Jacks story especially since he was a really interesting and pivotal character in the trilogy.
Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven by Kami Garcia, and Gabriel Picolo
We’re finally getting it! These two are super cute and I need a cute graphic novel with one of my fav ships. (Read my review of the Teen Titans comics).
The Keeper of the Night by Kylie Lee Baker
This sounds so cool, if you’re into the Underworld, ghost hunters, and love a morbid historical fiction fantasy. Bonus if you love Japanese myths and folklore.
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
The story of Moon Fuentez has the elements of every good YA romance: enemies to lovers, self discovery and acceptance, humor and banter, and lastly a good dose of romance and tension.
You’d be Home by Now by Kathleen Glasgow
After reading her novel Girl in Pieces, I am a sucker for Glasgow’s writing. Her stories remind me of Girl Interrupted. They deal with heavy topics of drug abuse and addiction but her utterly compelling writing makes this a raw and newfound experience.
The Fastest Way to Fall by Denise Williams
Ending this on a lighter note with an Adult romcom that features a body positive MC who agrees to try out this “innovative” fitness app through personal coaching…of course said personal coach is fitness app CEO Wes Lawson. The two should maintain a professional distance, let’s just say that’s is easier said than done.