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Becca's Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Welcome to my list of the most anticipated books for 2024! I'm excited to share our love of reading with you and to keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest releases. Check back often as I continue to update this list throughout the year. Also, keep an eye out for upcoming reviews on the books below. And if you find a book you love, use our affiliate shopping link to help support our mission of spreading the joy of reading here! Happy reading!

The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan

It is a spellbinding, sweeping novel about a Malayan mother who becomes an unlikely spy for the invading Japanese forces during WWII--and the shocking consequences that rain upon her community and family.

Release Date: January 2, 2024

Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White by Amélie Wen Zhao

Book 2 of the Song of the Last Kingdom series

The epic sequel to the book Song of Silver, Flame Like Night, is a fast-paced, riveting YA fantasy inspired by the mythology and folklore of ancient China.

Release Date: January 2, 2024

Emily Wilde's Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett

Book 2 of the Emily Wilde series

When mysterious faeries from other realms appear at her university, curmudgeonly professor Emily Wilde must uncover their secrets before it's too late in this heartwarming, enchanting second installment of the Emily Wilde series.

Release Date: January 16, 2024

The Bullet Swallower by Elizabeth Gonzalez James

A dazzling magical realism western in the vein of Cormac McCarthy meets Gabriel García Márquez, The Bullet Swallower follows a Mexican bandido as he sets off for Texas to save his family, only to encounter a mysterious figure who has come, finally, to collect a cosmic debt generation in the making.

Release Date: January 23, 2024

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett

A whip-smart and "fast-paced mystery" (The Daily Telegraph, London) from the internationally bestselling author of The Twyford Code and The Appeal about a true crime journalist who revives a long-buried case about a cult--and finds herself too close to the story.

Release Date: January 23, 2024

The House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas

Book 3 of the Crescent City series

The stunning third book in the sexy, action-packed Crescent City series, following the global bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath.

Release Date: January 30, 2023

The Women by Kristin Hannah

From the celebrated author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds comes The Women--at once an intimate portrait of coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided.

Release Date: February 6, 2023

The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett

A Holmes and Watson-style detective duo take the stage in this fantasy with a mystery twist, from the Edgar-winning, multiple Hugo-nominated Robert Jackson Bennett

Release Date: February 6, 2023

The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown

A debut novel full of magic, adventure, and romance, The Book of Doors opens up a thrilling world of contemporary fantasy for readers of The Midnight Library, The Invisible Life of Addie Larue, The Night Circus, and any modern story that mixes the wonder of the unknown with just a tinge of darkness.

Release Date: February 13, 2023

The Warm Hands of Ghosts by Katherine Arden

During the Great War, a combat nurse searches for her brother, believed dead in the trenches despite eerie signs that suggest otherwise, in this hauntingly beautiful historical novel with a speculative twist, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale.

Release Date: February 13, 2023

Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange

The Pulitzer Prize-finalist and author of the breakout bestseller There There ("Pure soaring beauty."The New York Times Book Review) delivers a masterful follow-up to his already classic first novel. Extending his constellation of narratives into the past and future, Tommy Orange traces the legacies of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School through three generations of a family in a story that is by turns shattering and wondrous.

Release Date: February 27, 2023

A Fate Inked in Blood by Danielle L. Jensen

Book 1 of the Saga of the Unfated

A shield maiden blessed by the gods battles to unite a nation under a power-hungry king--while fighting her growing desire for his fiery son--in the first book of a Norse-inspired fantasy romance series from the bestselling author of The Bridge Kingdom series.

Three Kinds of Lucky by Kim Harrison

Book 1 of the Shadow Age

Luck is its own kind of magic, in this first book in an electrifying new contemporary fantasy series from the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows novels.

Release Date: March 5, 2024

The Great Divide by Cristine Henriquez

A powerful novel about the construction of the Panama Canal, casting light on the unsung people who lived, loved, and labored there.

Release Date: April 2, 2024

The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo

From the New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House, Hell Bent, and creator of the Grishaverse series comes a highly anticipated historical fantasy set during the Spanish Golden Age.

Release Date: April 9, 2024

The Hemlock Queen by Hannah Whitten

Book 2 of the Nightshade Crown

In the second installment of New York Times bestselling author Hannah Whitten's lush romantic epic fantasy series, the glittering and dangerous world of the Sainted King's royal court is upended when Prince Bastian seizes control and a mysterious dark force begins to take over.

Release Date: April 11, 2024

Funny Story by Emily Henry

A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

Release Date: April 23, 2024

Heavenly Tyrant by Xiran Jay Zhao

Book 2 of the Iron Widow series

Zetian must balance dangerous politics with a new quest for vengeance in the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Iron Widow, a blend of Chinese history and mecha science fiction.

Release Date: April 30, 2024

The Last Song of Penelope by Claire North

Book 3 of the Songs of Penelope series

The third book in award-winning author Claire North's Songs of Penelope Trilogy, a "powerful, fresh, and unflinching" (Jennifer Saint) reimagining that breathes life into ancient myth and gives voice to the women who stand defiant in a world ruled by ruthless men.

Release Date: June 18, 2024

The Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley

The deliciously twisty new locked room murder mystery from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List and The Paris Apartment.

Release Date: June 18, 2024

Children of Anguish and Anarchy by Tomi Adeyemi

Book 3 of The Legacy of Orisha

Featuring gorgeous spray-painted and stenciled edges, dazzling metallic foil designs on the jacket and case, and an exclusive endpaper map that reveals new unexplored territories, Tomi Adeyemi's #1 New York Times-bestselling Legacy of Orïsha series comes to an earth-shaking conclusion.

Release Date: June 24, 2024

Queen B: The Story of Anne Boleyn, Witch Queen

Book 3 of Her Majesty's Royal Coven

This next spellbinding installment of Juno's "irresistible" fantasy series Her Majesty's Royal Coven (Lana Harper) takes us back to the reign of Henry VIII and the origins of Her Majesty's Royal Coven under the beautiful, the bewitching, Anne Boleyn.

Release Date: July 23, 2024

Hera by Jennifer Saint

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of Ariadne, Elektra, and Atalanta, a propulsive, empowering retelling of Hera, reclaiming her as a feminist hero.

Release Date: July 23, 2024

Rise and Divine by Lana Harper

Book 5 of the Witches of Thistle Grove series

To save both her town and the woman who loves her against all odds, a witch haunted by loss must reckon with her turbulent past, in the next magical romance in the Witches of Thistle Grove series by New York Times bestselling author Lana Harper.

Release Date: August 20, 2024

Somewhere Beyond the Sea by TJ Klune

Book 2 of the House on the Cerulean Sea series

Somewhere Beyond the Sea is the hugely-anticipated sequel to TJ Klune's The House in the Cerulean Sea, one of the best-loved and best-selling fantasy novels of the past decade.

Release Date: September 10, 2024

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