Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2021 (MG, YA, and Adult)

Posted January 5, 2021 by shooting in Discussion / 38 Comments

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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 

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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.

38 responses to “Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2021 (MG, YA, and Adult)

  1. All of these are new to me! I do want to read more YA this year so I need to check your picks out–I’ve been surprised by how much I enjoy YA.

  2. I’ve never heard of Bookshop but it’s so cool you can have your list of books n there. I am very excited for That Thing About Bollywood because I absolutely loved American as Paneer Pie by the same author. I’m curious about Soul Lanterns too.
    What Big Teeth is a very me book. I love monsters and clearly, it seems to be somewhat of a Little Red Riding Hood retelling or at least has werewolves which are two things I love in books.
    I’m curious about Much Ado About You. It looks cute and has a dog on the cover. Adult contemporary romances are an area that I’m really not sure about though so who knows.
    Hope you get to read all the books on these lists!

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