My Most Anticipated New Releases of 2021

Hi Gemmies! As we get closer to the end of 2020, I have started to reflect on the new year and all of the wonderful new books coming out. 2021 is jam packed with tons of highly anticipated releases. Here is a list of books i'm most looking forward to...so far. As new works are announced i'm sure this list will continue to grow. And I continue to pray to the book gods that we will also receive news on the third book in the Children of Blood and Bone series by Tomi Adeyemi and a sequel to Legendborn by Tracy Deonn!!


1. Lore by Alexandra Bracken Release: 01/05/21

2. Persephone Station by Stina Leicht Release: 01/05/21

3. Written In Starlight by Isabel Ibanez Release: 01/05/21

4. Angel of Greenwod by Randi Pink Release 01/12/21

5. The Conjurer by Luanne G. Smith Release: 01/12/21

6. A Crown So Cursed by L.L. McKinney Release: 01/19/21

7. Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston Release: 01/19/21

8. Cast In Firelight by Dana Swift Release: 01/19/21

9. Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor Release: 01/19/21

10. We Free The Stars by Hafsah Faizal Release: 01/19/21

11. Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston Release: 01/19/21

12. Shadow City by Francesca Flores Release: 01/26/21

13. Unchosen by Katharyn Blair Release: 01/26/21

14. Wings of Ebony by J. Elle Release: 01/26/21

15. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna Release: 02/09/21

16. Reaper of Souls by Rena Barron Release: 02/16/21

17. A Queen of Gilded Horns by Amanda Joy Release: 03/16/21

18. Descendants of The First by Reni K Amayo Release: 03/30/21

19. Witches of Barcelona by Caedis Knight Release: 03/31/21

20. Oculta by Maya Motayne Release: 04/02/21

21. Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart Release: 04/20/21

22. Dream Country by Ashaye Brown Release: 04/27/21

23. Illusionary by Zoraida Cordova Release: 05/11/21

24. A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark Release: 05/11/21

25. Son of The Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa Release: 05/11/21

26. Bacchanal by Veronica Henry Release: 05/25/21

27. A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow Release: 06/01/21

28. Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide Release: 06/01/21

29. Broken Web by Lori M. Lee Release: 06/15/21

30. Blood Like Magic by: Liselle Sambury Release: 06/15/21

31. The Taking of Jake Livingston Release: 07/13/21

32. The Sisters of Reckoning by Charlotte Nicole Davis Release: 08/10/21

33. Cazadora by Romina Garber Release: 08/17/21

34. A Psalm of Storm and Silence by Roseanne Brown Release: 08/31/21


I'm really excited about these new releases. There is such a diverse offering from the authors, the characters, and the genres. And the covers...... pure melanin magic! Representation is so important, especially for younger readers. I am so thrilled that young readers of color today have books with characters that represent them.


2021 is sure to be an amazing year full of incredible reads. What are you looking forward to reading next year? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!