2020 is (finally) coming to a close. Just like we do every year Kat and I have scoured the books coming out in 2021 and selected 21 that we can’t wait to read and review. To check out our 21 most anticipated romance novels visit our post on Romance and Sensibility.
1. Persephone Station by Stina Leicht (1/05)
A jaunty female lead space opera
2. Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant (1/05)
A contemporary YA romantic comedy for fans of romance
3. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (1/12)
Prequel to Thomas’ hit novel The Hate U Give set in the 90s
4. The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick (1/21)
A new YA fantasy series of crime and intrigue
5. Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce (2/21)
An American teen goes in search of a hot British boyfriend
6. Confident Women by Tori Telfer (2/23)
A non-fiction roundup of society’s infamous con women
7. Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh (2/23)
A crime fiction/thriller about a New Zealand socialite from a prolific paranormal romance writer.
8. It’s Kind of A Cheesy Love Story by Lauren Morrill (3/9)
A pizza shop centered coming-of-age YA romance
9. A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth (3/21)
A vengeful Fury is exiled to earth
10. Bruised by Tanya Boteju (3/23)
A teen navigating grief finds home on a roller derby team
11. Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart (4/20)
A Jamaican inspired magical YA thriller
12. She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlin (4/20)
A forced proximity YA romance featuring two rivals who have to carpool together
13. Everyone Dies Famous In A Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (4/20)
A short story collection about teens living in a small town
14. May The Best Man Win by ZR Elliot (5/18)
A trans teen battles his ex for homecoming king
15. A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow 06/02 2021
This companion novel to A Song Below Water follows another magical teen in Portland.
16. Rise to the sun by Leah Johnson ( 7/06)
This sophomore novel from Leah Johnson is a romance set at a music festival.
17. These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan (7/21)
Romance/erotica author Lexi Blake’s debut YA about a girl caught between rival faeries.
18 Like Other Girls by Britta Lundin (8/21)
A teenage girl joins her school’s football team and inspires others to join her.
19. In The Wild Light by Jeff Zentner (8/21)
An Appalachian teen gets the opportunity to attend an elite prep school
20. Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto (8/27)
Part romcom part murder mystery, a woman calls on her aunties to help with a little…murder.
21. Untitled Skyhunter #2 by Marie Lu
I’m ready for the second book in Marie Lu’s dystopian series about a war-torn nation and a team of elite silent fighters