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It’s a new year (finally!!) and that means a lot of new book releases. There are already so many 2021 titles that I’m itching to get my hands on. Today, I’m going to share some of them!
Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021
There is no way I could pick just ten books, so I created book lists on Bookshop.org instead, breaking things down into MG, YA, and Adult. For me, the first half of the year is anything from January through June!
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2021 Middle Grade Books (January – June)
You can find my full list of 2021 middle grade books I want to read on Bookshop, but I’ll highlight a couple here.
That Thing About Bollywood by Supriya Kelkar
Out: May 18
The Thieving Collectors of Fine Children’s Books by Adam Perry
Out: March 2
2021 Young Adult Books (January – June)
You can find my full list of 2021 young adult books I want to read on Bookshop, but I’ll highlight a couple here.
That Weekend by Kara Thomas
Out: June 22
Off the Record by Camryn Garrett
Out: May 18
2021 Adult Books (January – June)
You can find my full list of 2021 adult books I want to read on Bookshop, but I’ll highlight a couple here.
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
Out: March 2
A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams
Out: June 8
Do we have any of the same books? Did you find anything new from mine? I’d love to know in the comments!
Before you go, I have another book that releases this year that I’m really excited about. The cover was just revealed yesterday, so I wanted to share it with all of you! I’m cheating a bit, because it comes out in the second half of 2021, but you won’t blame me, will you?
Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O’Neil
Out: September 21
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Daughters of a Dead Empire is a YA historical thriller and Anastasia retelling. Set during the Russian Revolution, it follows two young women fleeing from the Red Army: one a peasant & proud Bolshevik, and the other a battered bourgeois girl harboring a dangerous secret.
As the girls fight their way across the war-torn Russian countryside, they must learn to trust in each other to survive. A tale of class warfare and friendship across enemy lines, Daughters of a Dead Empire reckons with income inequality, the role of violence in societal change, and the importance of bridging political divides even when most difficult.