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Chrissy's 24 Most Anticipated Reads of 2024

2023 books walked so that 2024 books could run. While we had some wonderful releases last year, I am pretty sure that 2024 came to slay. Here is a list of my top 24 most anticipated reads of 2024 in no particular order cause I chose chaos today 😂.

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We Shall be Monsters by Tara Sim

Frankenstein meets Indian mythology in this twisty, darkly atmospheric fantasy where the horror is not the monsters you face but the ones you create.

Release Date: June 25, 2024

The Last One by Rachel Howzell Hall

The world is dying around her. Enemies lurk in the shadows. And she can't remember a thing about who she is.

Release Date: July 23, 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

A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal

From the New York Times-bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame comes the first book in a hotly-anticipated fantasy duology teeming with romance and revenge, led by an orphan girl willing to do whatever it takes to save her self-made kingdom.

Release Date: February 20, 2024

Bloodguard by Cecy Robson

One hundred years. Tens of thousands of gladiators. And today, only one will rise...

Release Date: June 25, 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 Wren in the Holly Library

A Darker Shade of Magic meets Six of Crows, in this alternate day New York where monsters live among humankind, from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde.

Release Date: June 4, 2023

The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett

Book 3 in the Atlas Trilogy

The Atlas Complex marks the much-anticipated, heart-shattering conclusion in Olivie Blake's trilogy that began with the New York Times bestselling phenomenon, The Atlas Six.

Release Date: January 9, 2023

Most Ardently by Gabe Cole Novoa

In the Remixed Classics series, authors from marginalized backgrounds reinterpret classic works through their own cultural lens to subvert the overwhelming cishet, white, and male canon. This bittersweet Pride & Prejudice remix follows a trans boy yearning for the freedom to live openly, centering queerness in a well-known story of longing and subverting society's patriarchal and cisheteronormative expectations.

Release Date: January 16, 2023

The Fox Wife by Yangsze Choo

Some people think foxes are similar to ghosts because we go around collecting qi, but nothing could be further than the truth. We are living creatures, just like you, only usually better looking .

Release Date: February 13, 2023

Sunbringer by Hannah Kaner

Book 2 of the Fallen Gods Series

Return to the world of Godkiller in this thrilling sequel to the #1 internationally bestselling fantasy debut

When Middren falls to the gods, your kind will be the first to die.

Release Date: March 12, 2024

Evergreen by Devin Greenlee

The Secret Garden is gorgeously reimagined in this deliciously dreamy urban fairytale about a dryad who risks immortality for love, from debut author Devin Greenlee

Release Date: January 16, 2024

Destroy the Day by Brigid Kemmerer

Book 3 in the Defy the Night Series

In the thrilling conclusion to the Defy the Night series, New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer crafts heartrending twists and devastating turns that will keep readers breathless to the very end.

Left for dead, but desperate to survive . . . they have one last chance to save their kingdom.

Release Date: January 23, 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 Mystery Writer by Sulari Gentill

There's nothing easier to dismiss than a conspiracy theory--until it turns out to be true

Release Date: March 19, 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

Tangled Up in You by Christina Lauren

Book 4 in the Meant to Be series

A witty and deeply romantic modern reimagining of Disney's Tangled, by the New York Times bestselling author duo Christina Lauren, part of the acclaimed and bestselling Meant to Be collection.

She has a dream. He has a plan. Together they'll take a leap of faith.

Release Date: June 25, 2024

Faebound by Saara El-Arifi

Two elven sisters become imprisoned in the intoxicating world of the fae, where danger and love lie in wait. Faebound is the first book in an enchanting new trilogy from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Final Strife.

Release Date: January 23, 2024

Dragonfruit by Makiia Lucier

From acclaimed author Makiia Lucier, a dazzling, romantic fantasy inspired by Pacific Island mythology.

Release Date: April 9, 2024

A Crane Among Wolves by June Hur

June Hur, bestselling author of The Red Palace, crafts a devastating and pulse-pounding tale that will feel all-too-relevant in today's world, based on a true story from Korean history.

Release Date: May 14, 2024

Bride by Ali Hazelwood

A dangerous alliance between a Vampyre bride and an Alpha Werewolf becomes a love deep enough to sink your teeth into in this new paranormal romance from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis.

Release Date: February 6, 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

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

A Witch's Guide to Magical Innkeeping by Sangu Mandanna

An enchanting novel about a witch who has a second chance to get her magical powers--and her life--back on track, from the national bestselling author of The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches.

Release Date: September 10, 2023

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