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Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2021 (Fantasy)

Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2021 (Fantasy)

Bookworms, bookworms!

It’s time for the anticipated fantasy books this time around because they deserve their own place in this world and I need to stay sane. So, here’s another list for the most anticipated book releases of 2021. I think, on this list, there’s only one sequel? And I am still anticipating it because I am very interested to start reading the first book in the series and so I am including it. I can have this one sequel, as a treat.

So, here are the fantasy releases that excite me to bits and pieces! Mind you, these are mostly covering half the year as the rest of the list for the other half of the year might come later with some solid-ish release dates. So, yay for another post to look forward to in future!

Let’s go!

anticipated fantasy 1

The Forever Sea by Joshua Phillip Johnson

January 19th 2021

Adult, Adventure, Pirates, LGBTQIA, Found family

The Mask of Mirrors by M. A. Carrick

January 21st 2021

Adult, LGBTQIA, Heists, Cons, Diverse

Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard

February 9th 2021

Novella, LGBTQIA, Romance, pre-colonial Vietnamese-esque world

The Black Coast by Mike Brooks

February 18th 2021

Adult, Dragons, Pirates, LGBTQIA, Epic/ High fantasy, Adventure

anticipated fantasy 2

The Councillor by E. J. Beaton

March 2nd 2021

Adult, LGBTQIA, Politics, High fantasy

The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst

March 9th 2021

Adult, Adventure, Standalone, High fantasy, found family/friendships

The Descent of the Drowned by Ana Lal Din

March 15th 2021 

Young Adult, Retellings, Mythology, Asian rep, own-voices

Hall of Smoke by H. M. Long*

March 15th 2021

Mythology, Young Adult, Retellings, Diverse

anticipated fantasy 3

The Unbroken by C. L. Clark

March 23rd 2021

Adult, African inspired, LGBTQIA, BIPOC rep

Sistersong by Lucy Holland

April 15th 2021

Adult, Historical Fiction, Retellings, LGBTQIA, Mythology

The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne

May 6th 2021

Adult, Adventure, Dragons, High fantasy, Viking-ish?/Norse-inspired

Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

May 11th 2021

Adult, Magic, African inspired, POC rep, LGBTQIA, Political intrigue, family/friendship dynamics

anticipated fantasy 4

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

June 10th 2021

Adult, LGBTQIA, Romance, Own-voices, ancient Indian-inspired

She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

July 20th 2021

Adult, Historical fantasy, LGBTQIA, Chinese history-inspired

Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee

September 21st 2021

Urban fantasy, Adult, LGBTQIA, Asian rep, Mafia-ish world

Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

September 21st 2021

Adult, Romance, LGBTQIA, Contemporary, Paranormal

All the release dates are probably tentative unless the publishing company has stated so firmly, so take these with a grain of salt or to be safe, take two grains of salt. Are there any releases that you are excited for but aren’t on the list? Tell me about them!

P. S. All books are GoodReads linked if you care to add them to your tbr list or if you want to read the synopsis to see if tickles your fancy.

*- So it turns out that this book released in January itself. When I made the list, it was projected as a March release. Oh, well. As I said, take the release dates with a grain salt.

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