New Books January 2021

A book list containing all the new books in January 2021!

The new year is bringing a terrific lineup of new books in January 2021! I’ll provide a brief description of each of my picks for January so you can decide if they’re worth reading. 

The most anticipated new books January 2021 include the final book in a YA fantasy series, a contemporary romance that I gave five stars, and the latest young adult novel from the writer of The Hate U Give!

Included below are brief summaries of these new books and my thoughts if I had the opportunity to read them already. Hopefully that will help you decide whether or not these books are for you!

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New Books January 2021

  • Lore by Alexandra Bracken (YA Fantasy)
  • One Of The Good Ones by Maika & Maritza Moulite (Young Adult)
  • The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins (Thriller)
  • You Have A Match by Emma Lord (Young Adult)
  • Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (Young Adult)
  • Shipped by Angie Hockman (Contemporary Romance)
  • A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer (YA Fantasy)



loreLore by Alexandra Bracken
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publish Date: January 5, 2021

Summary: Every 7 years, nine Greek gods are forced to become mortal as punishment for a past rebellion. Descendents of the ancient bloodlines hunt them in the hopes of stealing their power. Lore rebelled against the hunt after her entire family was murdered. But this time, she’s asked to rejoin by a long lost friend and Athena, one of the original gods.

It’s rare to find a YA fantasy that revolves around Greek mythology, so this sounds fascinating!! | Amazon | Bookshop.org






one of the good onesOne Of The Good Ones by Maika & Maritza Moulite
Genre: Young Adult
Publish Date: January 5, 2021

Summary: A black teen is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally. She’s immortalized as a symbol, but her family wants to know exactly what happened. I’ve heard this is part murder mystery and part commentary on social issues. 

I’ve seen a few glowing early reviews of this, so it’s high on my list to read. | Amazon | Bookshop.org








The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
Genre: Thriller
Publish Date: January 5, 2021

Summary: Jane works as a dog-walker in a rich, swanky neighborhood where no one notices when little items go missing or questions who she really is. When she meets and falls for a handsome resident, she gets caught up in the mystery of what happened to his late wife.  | Amazon | Bookshop.org







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you have a matchYou Have A Match by Emma Lord
Genre: Young Adult
Publish Date: January 12, 2021

Summary: I absolutely adored Emma’s debut novel, Tweet Cute, so I was thrilled to get invited to read an early copy of You Have A Match. Abby unexpectedly discovers she has a sister when the results on an online DNA test come back. Instagram star Savannah is the last person she would expect to share genes with, but they make a pact to find out more while they’re at summer camp together. To add to the drama, Abby’s best friend (and hopeless crush), Leo happens to be working there too. | Amazon | Bookshop.org

My Rating: 5 Stars – This doesn’t come out until January but you might as well preorder because its another hit! I was impressed with how different it felt from Tweet Cute, but it shone in its own right! You can find my mini review in November book recommendations post.





Are you interested in any of these new books January 2021? Share which ones in the comments!





concrete roseConcrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Genre: Young Adult
Publish Date: January 12, 2021

Summary: Thomas takes us back to Garden Heights, seventeen years before The Hate U Give. Teenager Mav Carter knows it’s a man’s responsibility to take care of his family. So, he deals for the King Lords to help his mom provide for the family.

But when he unexpectedly becomes a father, being a man takes on a whole new meaning. Can he take advantage of an opportunity to get out of dealing or will he be dragged back into that world?  | Amazon | Bookshop.org







shippedShipped by Angie Hockman
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: January 19, 2021

Summary: This contemporary romance doesn’t come out until January 2021, but make yourself happy next year and pre-order it now! It’s a super cute rom com that also deals with the important issue of conservation.

My Rating: 5 Stars I loved the cruise setting and learning about the Galapagos Islands! There is so much meat to this story, both in the growth of the characters and the conservation efforts happening in the world. | Amazon | Bookshop.org








A Vow So Bold And Deadly by Alice Hoffman
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publish Date: January 26, 2021

Summary: The third and final installment of the series! Rhen is struggling to keep his people and kingdom together against the threat of invasion. Meanwhile, the new queen of Syhl Shallow is also facing serious issues trying to rule her people. 

As a final battle looms, a former enemy also returns that could destroy everything for both kingdoms. | Amazon | Bookshop.org

















Which of these January 2021 new book releases are you most excited to read?




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