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I haven’t read these 2021 releases yet, but I want to!

Hello πŸ‘‹

My entire day today revolved around me finishing my essay. I totally thought I’d be sat at my desk for hours having a meltdown but … it’s 3.30 pm and I’m all done and now I don’t know what to do.

And so I’m just here, eating some salad to keep me going until I order celebratory Chinese later (gotta celebrate the small things like submitting your last first assignment) and I figured I’d talk a bit about the 2021 releases I haven’t read yet, but want to.

It’s safe to say that most of my TBR is made up of 2021 releases and yet somehow there’s even more I want to read. These next few books are specifically releases I don’t own and have easily on hand, but are at the top of my wishlist.



Darling by K. Ancrum – It’s only just dawned on me that this book is written by the same author as The Wicker King. Have I read that book? No but I want to and knowing this only makes me want to make me read this more.

This sounds like the coolest Peter Pan retelling ever! I don’t want to go too much into the plot because I personally want to go in semi-blind, but its set in Chicago and seems to have an underground/punk aesthetic about it. I’ll leave the Goodreads link here because I genuinly can’t describe it but you should add it to your TBR if you haven’t already!

The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould – The Dark has been waiting for far too long, and it won’t stay hidden any longer. The tag line paired with this cover is all I need to know.

This is set in Snakebite, Oregon (coolest name for a town ever) where teenagers are going missing and all fingers are pointing to TV’s famous ghost-hunters. I’m kind of getting The Devouring Gray vibes but more paranormal then fantasy (yes there’s a difference, no I cant go into detail on that difference). Either way I’m excited.

A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth – I have no idea why I think the paperback of this book is going to be super floppy but that’s the image I’ve got in my head. At this point I’ll be so disappointed if it’s not floppy. I’m not usually gravitated towards faerie fantasy books but this one feels like a good one to introduce me to this niche genre.

For the third and final time … I don’t know much about this book. It’s faerie and follows “four queer teens who hold a key piece of truth behind the ritualistic murders that rocks the city of Toronto and threatens to expose faeries to the human world”. This all sounds very cool to me and I would like to have this in my hands!

And there we have the three 2021 releases I haven’t read, haven’t hauled, but really want to!! Annoyingly I haven’t seen any of these books in the bookshops near where I live.

If you’ve read any of these I’d love to know your thoughts. Are they worth the amount of time I’ve dedicated to thinking about them? Also, are there any 2021 releases you’re still pining over? Thanks for read :))

Elli xx

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