Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is: Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2021

There are a ton of releases coming out in the latter half of 2021, so I decided to try to focus on ones that I'm extra excited for, such as sequels and books by favorite authors. Everything from July onwards is fair game (with one exception at the end). Let's check out the books I can't wait to get my hands on!

Savage Bounty (Savage Rebellion #2)The Exiled Fleet (The Divide, #2)

Savage Rebellion (Savage Rebellion #2) by Matt Wallace: Savage Legion was one of my favorite releases last year so Savage Bounty has been one that I've been most eagerly anticipating this year. Releases 7/20.

The Exiled Fleet (The Divide #2) by J.S. Dewes: I was incredibly pleasantly surprised earlier this year when I read The Last Watch and completely loved it–I was even more excited when I found out the sequel was coming out this year! Releases 8/17

Legacy of Light (The Legacy Trilogy, #3)Dark Waters (Small Spaces, #3)

Legacy of Light (The Legacy Trilogy #3) by Matthew Ward: The Legacy Trilogy has been a a monster of a fantasy story and I'm excited to see its conclusion. Releases 8/17.

Dark Waters (Small Space #3) by Katherine Arden: Katherine Arden's Small Spaces was a delightfully creepy middle grade and I'm looking forward to reading yet another one from her! Releases 8/17.

Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire, #1)Under the Whispering Door

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff: The Nevernight series is one of my favorite trilogies so naturally I'm excited for what seems like it's going to be an epic new fantasy from the same author! Releases 9/7

Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune: I always enjoyed the story of Charon ferrying the dead over the river Styx from Greek mythology, so I like the idea of this one focusing on a ferryman and a ghost! Plus, I have so much faith after how much I enjoyed The House in the Ceruelean Sea. Releases 9/21.

Comfort Me with ApplesThe Fall of Babel (The Books of Babel, #4)

Comfort Me With Apples by Catherynne M. Valente: A new Catherynne M. Valente novel! I don't even really care what it's about, I'm just excited to read a new book from Valente. Releases 10/26

The Fall of Babel (The Books of Babel #4) by Josiah Bancroft: The Books of Babel series has been on of the most unique, innovative, and exciting series I've read in a while. I am a little sad to think that this is the final book in the series, but I'm quite a bit more excited to read the final installment! Releases 11/11.

Jade Legacy (The Green Bone Saga, #3) 

Jade Legacy (The Green Bone Saga #3) by Fonda Lee: Another series finale that I'm so excited to read! This release date for this Asian-inspired fantasy has been pushed back a few times (which is totally understandable!), which almost makes getting to finally read this book all the sweeter. Releases 12/2.

The Liar's Knot (Rook & Rose #2) by M.A. Carrick: No cover for this one yet, but I really enjoyed The Mask of Mirrors earlier this year and would consider this one of my most anticipated releases of this year as well! I loved the complexity, world-building, and magic system a lot in this book. Releases 12/9.


And a few bonus debuts I'm excited for!

Skin of the SeaSeven Deaths of an EmpireThe Verdigris Pawn

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen–Releases 11/9.

Seven Deaths of an Empire by G.R Matthews–Releases 6/22.

The Verdigris Pawn by Alysa Wishingrad–7/13.

Are you excited for any of these releases? What are some of your most anticipated releases for the latter half of the year?



  1. Oooh, this is the first time I've seen anyone mention The Exiled Fleet. Super excited for it! My TTT: https://geekygalaxy.co.uk/most-anticipated-book-releases-of-the-second-half-of-2021/

  2. Hah I didn't put Empire of the Vampire on my list despite me going through the trauma of getting a special edition pre-order of it...and then promptly forgetting all about it!

  3. Great list! Under the Whispering Door and Jade Legacy made my list this week, too, and I keep meaning to give Katherine Arden's MG novels a try.

  4. I’m so curious about Under the Whispering Door. It’s popped up on a few lists this week.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-most-anticipated-books-of-the-second-half-of-2021/

  5. Comfort Me With Apples really caught my eye!

  6. Empire of the Vampire sounds intriguing.
    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  7. Looks like you've got some fun and adventurous reads ahead of you.

    Here's my post: http://readbakecreate.com/?p=441

  8. It's hard to narrow it down, right? I'm super curious about Empire of the Vampire, and very excited for Jade Legacy and Comfort Me with Apples:-)

  9. Great list - how did I leave out Jade Legacy? I'm super excited about that one!

  10. I hope you enjoy all of these!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/06/29/top-ten-tuesday-322/

  11. Great list! I had no idea Katherine Arden wrote MG books too, and now I need to read all of them.

  12. I'm dying for Jade Legacy, but I'm not ready for it all to end!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  13. Oooh! I love Katherine Arden. I need to read the second book still, but Dark Waters sounds so good!