January 2021 Releases

New month, new year, new spate of book releases! We’ve got sequels, we’ve got finales, we’ve got standalones, we’ve got returns to fan-favourite series, we’ve got multiple Dracula retellings. Buckle up, and brace your minds for more words.


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January 2021
Well, there’s a vaccine out there, so that’s better than no vaccine. I’ll be getting if I can, when I can. We, personally, will still socially distance for a long time yet, since Mom can’t get the vaccine.

Be as safe as you can out there.

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While I did not get to those damn tag pages during hiatus, I did get my 2021 Reading Challenge page up and running, December’s Wrap-Up post, a leftover Scary Movies and & Scale Models post from October (side note, thinking of making that a regular feature, nay? yay?), half-finished my 2021 TBR post, and finished off a handful of reviews behind the scenes.

I did not get everything I hoped to done, but I did some things, and in this case, I’m a strong supporter of “anything is better than nothing.”

This Month’s Releases
New year, new books. Behold:

Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases:
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Obligatory “hahaha Cast in Firelight as the same fucking cover as The Princess Will Save You” comment. Honestly, I’m probably never going to read either: they both look too generically heterosexual and my prior experience with reading Sarah Henning has proven her a weak storyteller. Sorry, part of my 2021 reading goal is spending more time on books I actually want to read.

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January 1st
Shadow’s Legacy (The Iron Fey: Evenfall #0.5) by Julie Kagawa

January 5th
Siege of Rage and Ruin (The Wells of Sorcery #3) by Django Wexler
Lore by Alexandra Bracken
Crown of Bones (Crown of Bones #1) by A.K. Wilder
The Fate of Crowns (The Fate of Crowns #1) by Rebecca L. Garcia
Lava Red Feather Blue by Molly Ringle

January 12th
Soul of Cinder (Heart of Thorns #3) by Bree Barton
Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Tales From the Hinterland (The Hazel Wood) by Melissa Albert

January 14th
A Crown of Talons (A Throne of Swans #2) by Katharine Corr & Elizabeth Corr

January 19th
Wench by Maxine Kaplan
We Free the Stars (Sands of Arawiya #2) by Hafsah Faizal
Shadow in the Empire of Light by Jane Routley
Cast in Firelight (Wickery #1) by Dana Swift
Winterkeep (Graceling Realm #4) by Kristin Cashore

January 21st
Secrets of the Starcrossed (The Once and Future Queen #1) by Clara O’Connor

January 26th
A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers #3) by Brigid Kemmerer
Wings of Ebony (Wings of Ebony #1) by J. Elle
Shadow City (The City of Diamond and Steel #2) by Francesca Flores
Unchosen by Katharyn Blair


Adult/Gen Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases:
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Hall of Smoke wins best Adult/Gen SFF Cover for January because it has a bird on the cover. Those are the rules. Sorry. I don’t make ’em. Also, I have an eARC for Persephone Station that I absOLUTEly did not finish on time for its release day, but I did not feel particularly pressed at the time.

Big Brother Shrug GIF by Big Brother After Dark

January 2nd
The Killing Plot by Tahnee Perry

January 5th
Persephone Station by Stina Leicht

January 7th
Bear Head (Dogs of War #2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

January 12th
Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6) by Seanan McGuire
The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner
We Lie With Death (The Reborn Empire #2) by Devin Madson
Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1) by Ilona Andrews
Threader Origins (Quantum Empirica #1) by Gerald Brandt
The Effort by Claire Holroyde
The Brass Queen by Elizabeth Chatsworth
The Conjurer (The Vine Witch #3) by Luanne G. Smith
The Turncoat King (The Rising Wave #1) by Michelle Diener
The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin
The Frozen Crown (The Frozen Crown #1) by Greta Kelly

January 14th
The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell

January 19th
Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor
The Mask of Mirrors (Rook & Rose #1) by M.A. Carrick
Hall of Smoke (Hall of Smoke #1) by H.M. Long
The Forever Sea (The Forever Sea #1) by Joshua Phillip Johnson
The Route of Ice and Salt by José Luis Zárate

January 21st
Doors of Sleep (Journals of Zaxony Delatree) by Tim Pratt

January 22nd
Red, White, and the Blues (Chronos Origins #2) by Rysa Walker

January 26th
The Expert System’s Champion (Expert System #2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Brother Red by Adrian Selby
The Mask Falling (The Bone Season #4) by Samantha Shannon
Knight’s Ransom (The First Argentines #1) by Jeff Wheeler
We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

January 28th
Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden

January 31st
A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson
A Question of Navigation by Kevin Hearne


LGBT+ Releases:
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There is such a variety of LGBT+ books out this month! Literary historical fiction? The Prophets and Testimony. Bisexual conwoman in a fantasy setting? The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry. Western? Outlawed. Dracula, but poly? Dowry of Blood. Dracula, but gay, written 20+ years ago in Mexico? The Route of Ice and Salt. Poke around, friends, the theme of the month is variety, after all.

January 5th
Siege of Rage and Ruin (The Wells of Sorcery #3) by Django Wexler
Persephone Station by Stina Leicht
Outlawed by Anna North
Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala
One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite
Lava Red Feather Blue by Molly Ringle
The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.

January 12th
Across the Green Grass Fields (Wayward Children #6) by Seanan McGuire
The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner
The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh by Molly Greeley

January 7th
Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters

January 12th
The Clinch by Nicole Disney

January 19th
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson
Winterkeep (Graceling Realm #4) by Kristin Cashore
The Forever Sea (The Forever Sea #1) by Joshua Phillip Johnson
The Route of Ice and Salt by José Luis Zárate
Girl on the Line by Faith Gardner
Testimony by Paula Martinac

January 21st
Queer: A Collection of LGBTQ Writing from Ancient Times to Yesterday by Frank Wynne

January 26th
The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
When Tara Met Farah (Bollywood Drama & Dance Society, #1) by Tara Pammi

January 31st
A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson

What new books are you looking forward to this January?


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