Our Most Anticipated 2021 Book Releases


2021 Book Releases

2021 is the year for incredible book releases & to save you scrolling through endless websites, we have compiled a list of our favourites that we will be picking up & we think you should too! We are sharing the release date of each book & also a brief synopsis, just so you know whether it will be your kinda vibe.



  • RESCUE ME BY SARRA MANNING – 21st – Two people want to rescue the same dog, they share custody. One a hopeless romantic, the other prefers a life of solitude. I think we all know where it is going to go.


  • THE EX TALK BY RACHEL LYNN SOLOMON – 28th – Radio host colleagues, enemies to lovers.. what more do you need to know?


  • LOVE IS A REVOLUTION BY RENEE WATSON – 4th – Young adult romance that highlights how important it is to love yourself.


  • YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER BY SARAH HOGLE – 11th – Naomi & Nicholas are the perfect couple, due to be married in 3 months.. and they’re sick of each other. Whoever backs out first has to front the entire bill so they prank & sabotage each other to see who will cave first…


  • YOU HAVE A MATCH BY EMMA LORD – 15th – A new love, a secret sister & a summer not to forget…


  • FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA BY CRYSTAL MALDONADO – 15th – A charming & heart-breaking, coming of age story that tackles the relationships we have with our parents, our bodies, our cultures & ourselves.


  • PERFECT ON PAPER BY SOPHIE GONZALES -11th – A bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her school friends is hired by the hot new kid to get his ex back.


  • EVERY VOW YOU BREAK BY PETER SWANSON – 18th – Dark & twisted thriller following a whirlwind romance, an exclusive resort & a charismatic stranger..


  • LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS BY AIDEN THOMAS – 23rd – When children start to go missing in the nearby woods, a teen girl must face her fears & a past she can’t remember to rescue them.


  • SHE’S TOO PRETTY TO BURN BY WENDY HEARD – 30th – A young adult thriller following to girls whose lives crash together through secrets, love & danger..


  • BETWEEN PERFECT & REAL BY RAY STOEVE – 15th – A young adult debut following a trans guy cast as a “non-traditional” Romeo, we follow Dean as he tries to find his voice, and himself.


  • THE ROAD TRIP BY BETH O’LEARY – 29th – A romantic comedy following two exes, Addie & Dylan who are made to embark on a road trip to a wedding they have both been invited to.. will they make it to the wedding on time and is it really the end of the road for the relationship?


  • PROJECT HAIL MARY BY ANDY WEIR – 4th – A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster.


  • MAY THE BEST MAN WIN BY ZR ELLOR – 18th – A trans boy enters a throw-down battle for the title of homecoming king with the boy he dumped last summer…


  • HANI AND ISHU’S GUIDE TO FAKE DATING BY ADIBA JAIGIRDAR – 27th – Opposites attract/enemies to lovers.. in this queer, young adult romance.


  • MALIBU RISING BY TAYLOR JENKINS REID – 28th – Malibu, August 1983. An exclusive party end of summer party goes up in flames..


  • A CHORUS RISES BY BETHANY C.MORROW – 1st – Meet Naema Bradshaw: a beautiful Eloko, once Portland-famous, now infamous, as she navigates a personal and public reckoning where confronting the limits of her privilege will show Naema what her magic really is, and who it makes her.


  • THE DARKNESS OUTSIDE US BY ELIOT SCHREFER – 1st – mind-bending sci-fi mystery and tender love story about two boys aboard a spaceship sent on a rescue mission.


  • DARLING BY K. ANCRUM – 22nd – A twisted, young adult thriller, Peter Pan re-telling..


  • THE ECHO WIFE BY SARAH GAILEY – 8th – A dark, fast-paced domestic thriller surrounding lies, betrayals & identity.


  • MAKE UP BREAK UP BY SANDHYA & LILY MENON – 15th – Two rival app creators come head to head after a summer fling as they both compete for an investment. Enemies to lovers… a personal favourite of ours.


  • THE DEAD AND THE DARK BY COURTNEY GOULD – 3rd – The things that lurk in dark corners, the parts of you that can’t remain hidden, and about finding home in places–and people–you didn’t expect…


  • HOW WE FALL APART BY KATIE ZHAO – 3rd – students at an elite prep school are forced to confront their secrets when their ex-best friend turns up dead.


  • FOR YOUR OWN GOOD BY SAMANTHA DOWNING – 5th – A teacher seeking revenge…


  • WALKING ON SUNSHINE BY GIOVANNA FLETCHER – 11th – There isn’t a synopsis for this, but we are yet to be disappointed by a Giovanna book…

There you have it! Our most anticipated 2021 book releases! We hope you find something you’ll enjoy!



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  1. February 1, 2021 / 10:59 am

    Oh very excited for the May releases! I came across Hani and Ishu’s guide to fake dating the other day and was gutted when I saw it wasn’t released yet!

    • admin
      February 1, 2021 / 12:43 pm

      I know! I can’t wait for that one! x

  2. February 7, 2021 / 7:10 pm

    I’m super excited for the Roadtrip!! One of my most anticipated is Stacey Halls ‘Mrs England’ coming in June!🥳

  3. February 24, 2021 / 8:08 am

    You have plenty of good books on this list! I can’t wait for ‘The road trip’ and ‘Malibu rising’! Counting the days, thank you for sharing x

  4. February 24, 2021 / 8:14 am

    Thanks so much for this list! I. So excited for The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary after loving both her other books so much (same goes for Malibu Rising; TJR’s celebrity world is my favourite thing ever), I recently read and loved Today, Tonight, Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon so I’m excited to eventually pick up the ex talk too! I just finished an arc of Emily Henry’s new book that doesn’t come out until July but it’s definitely shaping up to be one of the best of the year!!

  5. February 24, 2021 / 9:50 am

    This is awesome! These are sooo exciting. I’m looking forward for the Lost in the Never Woods! Sounds really interesting! Thank you so much for this! 💖

  6. February 24, 2021 / 10:16 am

    I’ve not heard of most of these ones, but I’m so glad you’re excited to see their release and I hope you enjoy all of them! Thank you for sharing these recommendations x

  7. February 24, 2021 / 11:50 am

    Some great upcoming releases. The one I have been waiting for was the midnight library on paperback. It was wonderful day when that dropped through the door x x

  8. Jodie | That Happy Reader
    February 24, 2021 / 2:29 pm

    I loved The Ex-Talk and see several others on your list that are on mine too! Thanks for sharing!

  9. February 24, 2021 / 3:20 pm

    So many books on this list that I haven’t heard of but will definitely be picking up 🙂 Thanks for the recommendations!

  10. February 24, 2021 / 8:32 pm

    Seem this year will be packed with a lot of awesome books. I like the idea of sharing upcoming books. Thank you for sharing!

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