We finally made it to 2021! One of our favorite things about the new year is new books. Here are some that we are looking forward to reading this year.
Lore by Alexandra Bracken
January 5, 2021
Every nine years, the nine Greek gods are forced to walk on the earth as punishment for their past rebellion. While on earth, they are hunted by the descendants of those they've wronged. Lore swore off the hunt long ago, realizing that she will never get revenge on the god who caused her family's deaths. When Castor, a childhood friend, shows up at her door with Athena, who is wounded, seeking help, Lore realizes she may not just be able to avenge her family, but also save humanity.
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
January 12, 2021
Maverick Carter may only be 17, but he knows one thing, a man takes care of his family. With his dad in prison, Maverick’s mom is working two jobs and just barely staying afloat, so he helps the only way he knows how, dealing for the King Lords. Maverick thinks he has his life under control, until he finds out he is a father. His son now depends on him for everything and he can’t mess up. When Maverick is given the opportunity to go straight, he takes it, but once you're involved with the King Lords, you can't just walk away.
Vow So Bold And Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer
January 19, 2021
Grey has been revealed to be Prince Rhen’s half brother and therefore the rightful heir of Emberfall, and the kingdom is beginning to fall apart. Their enemy kingdom, Syhl Shallow, has a new queen and Lia Mara is struggling to make her own path and break away from her mothers rule. Both Queen Lia and Princess Harper need to decide how far they are willing to follow their hearts and when their heads need to enter the equation.
Cast In Firelight by Dana Swift
January 19, 2021
Adraa is one of the most talented witches in Belwar, she wants nothing more than to show her worth to her future citizens. Jatin left his home, Naupure, when he was just nine years old in order to master the nine colors of magic. Adraa and Jatin have never met before, but are betrothed to one another. Their marriage is necessary to unite their two kingdoms and Adraa and Jatin are not happy. When the two of them adopt secret identities in order to fight a common evil, their paths cross and now the fate of their world is in their hands.
The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
February 2, 2021
It is the year 1934 in Texas during the middle of one of the worst droughts in American history. Crops are failing to grow, the earth is sucking up any trace of water, and dust threatens to bury the millions who are out of work. Faced with all of these challenges, Elsa Martinelli must make one of the hardest decisions of her life, travel west in search of a better future or stay and fight for the land she loves.
Crying In H Mart by Michelle Zauner
April 20, 2021
Michelle grew up in Eugene, Oregon when she was one of the few Asian kids at her school. Her mother was always pushing her to excel and be her best which makes Michelle feel overwhelmed. She cherished any time spent with her grandma in Seoul where she spent late nights bonding with her mother and grandma over food. Eventually, Michelle moved away for college and started traveling with a band. She felt lost and disconnected, but when her mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she soon realizes the true value of her culture.
The Ones We’re Meant To Find by Joan He
May 4, 2021
Three years ago, Cece woke up abandoned one an island with no memory of her past life, except for her sister and she will stop at nothing to find her. Kasey, a STEM prodigy, is desperate to leave The Metropolis. Meant to be a sanctuary, The Metropolis is the last unpolluted place on earth and its citizens are willing to do anything to stay. Kasey must decide if she is willing to use her knowledge to help save the very people who failed her.
Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
May 4, 2021
For her entire life, Corayne has watched her mother sail off on adventures that she knows she will never be a part of. When a mysterious stranger shows up at her door claiming that Corayne is the last of a dying bloodline and she is needed to save the world, Corayne takes the opportunity to have her own adventure. After years of dreaming of the day she will have her chance, Corayne is shocked to discover that the world is not as kind as in her mothers stories.
The Queen Will Betray You by Sarah Henning
July 6, 2021
The Sand and Sky has no ruler and the four kingdoms are willing to do anything for total sovereignty over the continent. A runaway queen back from the dead, an old and manipulative king, a widowed queen thirsty for power, and a newly discovered heir are all in the running. Their only threat is the late Warrior King’s daughter and her true love, the stable boy. The two of him must hope that their love is enough to keep them together through anything that is thrown their way.
The Betrayed by Kiera Cass
July 6, 2021
Hollis has left Coroa and her old life behind her, including any memory of her late husband. The Eastoffe family welcomed her with open arms and accepted her as one of their own, that is until Etan threatened any peace she had found with her new family. When the fate of the kingdom falls into the hands of the Eastoffe’s, Hollis must decide if she is willing to help her new home and risk betraying Coroa.