2021 TBR – new releases edition

Hello everyone and welcome to the first 2021 TBR list. This one has a few books, mostly fantasy, that seem very interesting to me and that are comming out at the biggining of the year so we won’t have to wait long !

Fireheart tiger book cover

Title: Fireheart Tiger

Author: Aliette de Bodard

Release date: February 9, 2021

Synopsis (from Amazon):

Quiet, thoughtful princess Thanh was sent away as a hostage to the powerful faraway country of Ephteria as a child. Now she’s returned to her mother’s imperial court, haunted not only by memories of her first romance, but by worrying magical echoes of a fire that devastated Ephteria’s royal palace.

Thanh’s new role as a diplomat places her once again in the path of her first love, the powerful and magnetic Eldris of Ephteria, who knows exactly what she wants: romance from Thanh and much more from Thanh’s home. Eldris won’t take no for an answer, on either front. But the fire that burned down one palace is tempting Thanh with the possibility of making her own dangerous decisions.

Can Thanh find the freedom to shape her country’s fate―and her own?

Title: Tales From the Hinterland

Author: Melissa Albert

Release date: January 12, 2021

Synopsis (from BuzzFeedNews):

This collection of 12 deliciously dark fairy tales set in the Hinterland tell stories of mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters haunted by jealousy, revenge, curiosity, cruel loved ones, and the brutality of a medieval patriarchal society.

Never have I ever stories

Title: Never Have I Ever

Author: Isabel Yap

Release date: February 23, 2021

Synopsis (from BuzzFeedNews):

These 13 captivating short stories entwine fantasy, horror, and science fiction to explore monsters, Filipino folklore, immigration, and queerness. In the dark fairy tale “A Cup of Salt Tears,” Makino’s mother warns her of the dangers of making deals with kappas, even though Makino was saved by kappa as a child. When Makino’s husband falls ill, she seeks out that same kappa. In “Hurricane Heels (We Go Down Dancing),” a group of five girls befriend one another at a summer camp when a goddess charges them with protecting the world from darkness. Ten years later, the the girls are still fighting. These ambiguous, vivid, and dark tales manage deep characterizations despite their short formats.

Daughter of Sparta book

Title: Daughter of Sparta

Author: Claire M. Andrews

Release date: June 8, 2021

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old Daphne has spent her entire life honing her body and mind into that of a warrior, hoping to be accepted by the unyielding people of ancient Sparta. But an unexpected encounter with the goddess Artemis—who holds Daphne’s brother’s fate in her hands—upends the life she’s worked so hard to build. Nine mysterious items have been stolen from Mount Olympus and if Daphne cannot find them, the gods’ waning powers will fade away, the mortal world will descend into chaos, and her brother’s life will be forfeit.

Guided by Artemis’s twin-the handsome and entirely-too-self-assured god Apollo-Daphne’s journey will take her from the labyrinth of the Minotaur to the riddle-spinning Sphinx of Thebes, team her up with mythological legends such as Theseus and Hippolyta of the Amazons, and pit her against the gods themselves.

A court of silver flames book cover

Title: A Court of Silver Flames

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Release date: February 16, 2021

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Nesta Archeron has always been prickly-proud, swift to anger, and slow to forgive. And ever since being forced into the Cauldron and becoming High Fae against her will, she’s struggled to find a place for herself within the strange, deadly world she inhabits. Worse, she can’t seem to move past the horrors of the war with Hybern and all she lost in it.

The one person who ignites her temper more than any other is Cassian, the battle-scarred warrior whose position in Rhysand and Feyre’s Night Court keeps him constantly in Nesta’s orbit. But her temper isn’t the only thing Cassian ignites. The fire between them is undeniable, and only burns hotter as they are forced into close quarters with each other.

Meanwhile, the treacherous human queens who returned to the Continent during the last war have forged a dangerous new alliance, threatening the fragile peace that has settled over the realms. And the key to halting them might very well rely on Cassian and Nesta facing their haunting pasts.

As I’m sure, some of these titles need no introduction, while others are writen by brand new authors, of all I have great expectations.

Feel free to comment if these are on your TBR as well.

Link to the BuzzFeedNews where I found some of these books and synopsis: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/margaretkingsbury/best-new-fantasy-winter-2021

Happy reading!!