2024 Anticipated Book Releases

Hey, fellow book enthusiasts! As we kick off 2024, the anticipation for new releases is practically bubbling over, and I'm here to spill the tea on the 10 books that have me counting down the days. Get ready for a fantastical ride because most of these books are dazzling fantasy reads, and let me tell you, the covers are a feast for the eyes, stunning doesn't even begin to cover it! Most of them are dropping in February, and that's practically around the corner! Now, there's one more book by one of my favorite authors, but it's published under a publisher currently under a boycott, so I refrain from mentioning it here. Oh, and for the scoop on each book, the synopsis, book length, and release date info are straight from Goodreads under Kindle format. So these details might vary for different countries, formats, editions, or publishers! Let's keep the excitement going, drop me a comment below with your most anticipated new releases for 2024. Whether it's one of the titles I've spilled here or a hidden gem in your radar!

1. Silverborn: The Mystery of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Release date: August 28, 2024 | Length: 464 pages
"Morrigan Crow is ready for a new adventure. In Silverborn: The Mystery of Morrigan Crow, we will travel to places in Nevermoor that we've never seen, we'll meet people from Morrigan's past who will be very important in untangling the mystery of who she is ... as she sides with someone very dangerous to learn more of the Wundrous Arts."

The blurb for Silverborn: The Mystery of Morrigan Crow sounds super exciting! The idea of going on another adventure and discovering new places in Nevermoor makes Morrigan's journey sound even cooler. And the fact that she's going to meet people from her past who are important to her story makes it even more interesting. Plus, the suspense of Morrigan teaming up with someone risky to uncover secrets about the Wundrous Arts sounds intense! I'm really curious to see how Morrigan grows as a character and what kind of impact this risky move will have on her journey. It sounds like a total page-turner, and I definitely want to reread the first 3 books to get ready for it!

2. The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Holly Jackson

Release date: April 2, 2024 | Length: 448 pages

"A new true-crime fueled mystery thriller about a girl determined to uncover the shocking truth about her missing mother while filming a documentary on the unsolved case.

Lights. Camera. Lies.

18-year-old Bel has lived her whole life in the shadow of her mom’s mysterious disappearance. Sixteen years ago, Rachel Price vanished and young Bel was the only witness, but she has no memory of it. Rachel is gone, long presumed dead, and Bel wishes everyone would just move on.

But the case is dragged up from the past when the Price family agree to a true crime documentary. Bel can’t wait for filming to end, for life to go back to normal. And then the impossible happens. Rachel Price reappears, and life will never be normal again.

Rachel has an unbelievable story about what happened to her. Unbelievable, because Bel isn’t sure it’s real. If Rachel is lying, then where has she been all this time? And – could she be dangerous? With the cameras still rolling, Bel must uncover the truth about her mother, and find out why Rachel Price really came back from the dead . . .

From world-renowned author Holly Jackson comes a mind-blowing masterpiece about one girl’s search for the truth, and the terror in finding out who your family really is."

This book synopsis sets the stage for an intense mystery thriller about Bel, whose mom Rachel vanished years ago. Suddenly, Rachel reappears during the filming of a true crime documentary about her disappearance. Bel's world is turned upside down as she grapples with Rachel's return and the questions it brings. Is Rachel telling the truth? Could she be dangerous? With the cameras rolling, Bel starts to uncover the truth about her mother's disappearance and the secrets that lie within her family. With twists and turns, this book promises a suspenseful ride that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

3. How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang

Release date: April 9, 2024 | Length: 384 pages 
"Helen Zhang hasn’t seen Grant Shepard once in the thirteen years since the tragic accident that bound their lives together forever.
Now a bestselling author, Helen pours everything into her career. She’s even scored a coveted spot in the writers’ room of the TV adaptation of her popular young adult novels, and if she can hide her imposter syndrome and overcome her writer’s block, surely the rest of her life will fall into place too. LA is the fresh start she needs. After all, no one knows her there. Except…
Grant has done everything in his power to move on from the past, including building a life across the country. And while the panic attacks have never quite gone away, he’s well liked around town as a screenwriter. He knows he shouldn’t have taken the job on Helen’s show, but it will open doors to developing his own projects that he just can’t pass up.
Grant’s exactly as Helen remembers him—charming, funny, popular, and lovable in ways that she’s never been. And Helen’s exactly as Grant remembers too—brilliant, beautiful, closed off. But working together is messy, and electrifying, and Helen’s parents, who have never forgiven Grant, have no idea he’s in the picture at all.
When secrets come to light, they must reckon with the fact that theirs was never meant to be any kind of love story. And yet… the key to making peace with their past—and themselves—might just lie in holding on to each other in the present."

The synopsis of this book hints at a deep dive into the connections between the past and present. Helen and Grant, who are linked by a tragic event but now living separate lives, bring an intriguing twist to the plot. Their interactions are described in detail, showing their strengths, weaknesses, and the messy yet exciting way they work together. The fact that Helen's parents don't know about Grant adds an extra layer of tension. With secrets on the verge of coming out, the synopsis suggests a love story that wasn't part of the plan but could be the key to dealing with their pasts. It sounds like a gripping story about complicated relationships, finding yourself, and the importance of living in the moment. There's a lot of emotion and untold stories waiting to be uncovered, making it a book worth diving into.

4. A Witch's Guide to Magical Innkeeping by Sangu Mandanna

Release date: September 10, 2024 | Length: 336 pages 
"Sera Swan was once one of the most powerful witches in Britain. Then she resurrected her great-aunt Jasmine from the (very recently) dead, lost most of her magic, befriended a semi-villainous talking fox, and was exiled from her magical Guild. Now she ( slightly reluctantly and a bit grumpily) helps Aunt Jasmine run an inn in Lancashire, where she deals with her quirky guest’s shenanigans, tries to keep the talking fox in check, and longs for the magical future she lost.
When she learns about an old spell book that could hold the secret to restoring her power, she finds herself turning to Luke Larsen, a gorgeous and icy historian who might be the only person who can help her unlock the book’s mysteries. The fact that he also happens to be her one-night stand from years ago is totally irrelevant.
Running an inn, reclaiming lost magic, and trying not to fall in love is a lot for anyone, but Sera is about to discover that she doesn’t have to do it alone...and that the weird, wonderful family she’s made might be the best magic of all."

The synopsis of this book sounds awesome! I loved the author's previous work, The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, so I'm excited to see her storytelling back in action. The synopsis teases a blend of humor, romance, and the idea of finding family in unexpected places, which is similar to what we've seen before from this author. The idea of exploring the quirky family that Sera has built sounds really interesting. Since Mandanna knows how to create captivating and magical stories, I'm sure this book will be another enjoyable read that mixes magic with everyday life.

5. A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal

Release date: February 20, 2024 | Length: 338 pages 
"On the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a criminal mastermind and collector of secrets. Her prestigious tearoom transforms into an illegal bloodhouse by dark, catering to the vampires feared by society. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie is forced to strike an unlikely deal with an alluring adversary to save it—and she can’t do the job alone.
Calling upon a band of misfits, Arthie formulates a plan to infiltrate the dark and glittering vampire society known as the Athereum. But not every member of her crew is on her side, and as the truth behind the heist unfolds, Arthie finds herself in the midst of a conspiracy that will threaten the world as she knows it. Dark, action-packed, and swoonworthy, this is Hafsah Faizal better than ever."

The synopsis of this book sounds really exciting! It's got a mix of mystery, danger, and even a bit of romance thrown in. Describing the book as "dark, action-packed, and swoonworthy" makes it sound super intriguing, like Hafsah Faizal is stepping up her storytelling game. It seems like it'll be an adventurous journey through a world packed with secrets, risks, and surprising friendships. If you're into Faizal's other books or you enjoy dark fantasy with a hint of romance, this one will probably grab your attention.

6. I Hope This Doesn't Find You by Ann Liang

Release date: February 6, 2024 | Length: 336 pages 
"Sadie Wen is perfect on paper: school captain, valedictorian, and a "pleasure to have in class." It’s not easy, but she has a trick to keep her model-student smile plastered on her face at all times: she channels all her frustrations into her email drafts. She'd never send them of course -- she'd rather die than hurt anyone's feelings -- but it's a relief to let loose on her power-hungry English teacher or a freeloading classmate taking credit for Sadie's work.
All her most vehemently worded emails are directed at her infuriating cocaptain, Julius Gong, whose arrogance and competitive streak have irked Sadie since they were kids. "You're attention starved and self-obsessed and unbearably vain . . . I really hope your comb breaks and you run out of whatever expensive hair products you've been using to make your hair appear deceptively soft..."
Sadie doesn't have to hold back in her emails, because nobody will ever read them... that is, until they're accidentally sent out.
Overnight, Sadie’s carefully crafted, conflict-free life is turned upside down. It's her worst nightmare -- now everyone at school knows what she really thinks of them, and they're not afraid to tell her what they really think of her either. But amidst the chaos, there's one person growing to appreciate the "real" Sadie -- Julius, the only boy she's sworn to hate..."

I've enjoyed the author's previous works, so I'm excited to see what this one brings. It looks like it'll have a mix of humor, romance, and real feelings, all set in high school. The idea of academic rivals, hidden emotions, and the fallout from accidentally spilled secrets sets the stage for an exciting story. If you're a fan of Ann Liang's writing style, it seems like this book will be right up your alley. Can't wait to dive into another engaging and fun read from her!

7. Song of the Six Realms by Judy I. Lin

Release date: April 23, 2024 | Length: 336 pages 
"Xue, a talented young musician, has no past and probably no future. Orphaned at a young age, her kindly poet uncle took her in and arranged for an apprenticeship at one of the most esteemed entertainment houses in the kingdom. She doesn’t remember much from before entering the House of Flowing Water, and when her uncle is suddenly killed in a bandit attack, she is devastated to lose her last connection to a life outside of her indenture contract.
With no family and no patron, Xue is facing the possibility of a lifetime of servitude playing the qin for nobles that praise her talent with one breath and sneer at her lowly social status with the next. Then one night she is unexpectedly called to the garden to put on a private performance for the enigmatic Duke Meng. The young man is strangely kind and awkward for nobility, and surprises Xue further with an irresistible offer: serve as a musician in residence at his manor for one year, and he’ll set her free of her indenture.
But the Duke’s motives become increasingly more suspect when he and Xue barely survive an attack by a nightmarish monster, and when he whisks her away to his estate, she discovers he’s not just some country noble: He’s the Duke of Dreams, one of the divine rulers of the Celestial Realm. There she learns the Six Realms are on the brink of disaster, and incursions by demonic beasts are growing more frequent.
The Duke needs Xue’s help to unlock memories from her past that could hold the answers to how to stop the impending war… but first Xue will need to survive being the target of every monster and deity in the Six Realms."

This synopsis gives us a taste of fantasy, adventure, and unraveling mysteries. It's got divine rulers, scary monsters, and a looming war, which all make the world of the story super interesting. It sounds like Xue's survival is tied up with the fate of lots of different places, making it a must-read for fans who love epic fantasy mixed with a bit of mystery and danger.

8. A Letter to the Luminous Deep by Sylvie Cathrall

Release date: April 25, 2024 | Length: 444 pages 
"A beautiful discovery outside the window of her underwater home prompts the reclusive E. to begin a correspondence with renowned scholar Henerey Clel. The letters they share are filled with passion, at first for their mutual interests, and then, inevitably, for each other.
Together, they uncover a mystery from the unknown depths, destined to transform the underwater world they both equally fear and love. But by no mere coincidence, a seaquake destroys E.’s home, and she and Henerey vanish.
A year later, E.’s sister Sophy, and Henerey’s brother Vyerin, are left to solve the mystery of their siblings’ disappearances with the letters, sketches and field notes left behind. As they uncover the wondrous love their siblings shared, Sophy and Vyerin learn the key to their disappearance – and what it could mean for life as they know it."

This synopsis hints at two exciting adventures: one about sibling love and the other about a mysterious disappearance with secrets hidden in their letters. The underwater scenes make it even more special and fantastical, mixing romance, mystery, and a bit of magic. Finding out the truth about their disappearance and how it might change their lives adds to the excitement and sets up an exciting journey of discovery.

9. An Education in Malice by S. T. Gibson

Release date: February 13, 2024 | Length: 352 pages 
"Deep in the forgotten hills of Massachusetts stands Saint Perpetua's College. Isolated and ancient, it is not a place for timid girls. Here, secrets are currency, ambition is lifeblood, and strange ceremonies welcome students into the fold.
On her first day of class, Laura Sheridan is thrust into an intense academic rivalry with the beautiful and enigmatic Carmilla. Together, they are drawn into the confidence of their demanding poetry professor, De Lafontaine, who holds her own dark obsession with Carmilla.
But as their rivalry blossoms into something far more delicious, Laura must confront her own strange hungers. Tangled in a sinister game of politics, bloodthirsty professors and dark magic, Laura and Carmilla must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice in their ruthless pursuit of knowledge."

This reveals a tale taking place at Saint Perpetua's College in Massachusetts, known for its mysterious and spooky vibe. The college's isolation and ancient past, along with its hidden secrets, set the stage for an intriguing story. References to strange cravings and a dangerous game involving politics, menacing professors, and dark magic hint at a suspenseful and mysterious plot. As characters chase knowledge at any cost, the stakes rise, showing the story will explore the dark sides of ambition and power within the college.

10. Fathomfolk (Drowned World #1) by Eliza Chan

Release date: February 27, 2024 | Length: 461 pages 
"Welcome to Tiankawi – shining pearl of human civilization and a safe haven for those fleeing civil unrest. Or at least, that’s how it first appears.
But in the semi-flooded city, humans are, quite literally, on peering down from skyscrapers and aerial walkways on the fathomfolk — sirens, seawitches, kelpies and kappas—who live in the polluted waters below.
For half-siren Mira, promotion to captain of the border guard means an opportunity to reform. At last, she has the ear of the city council and a chance to lift the repressive laws that restrict fathomfolk at every turn. But if earning the trust and respect of her human colleagues wasn't hard enough, everything Mira has worked towards is put in jeopardy when a water dragon is exiled to the city.
New arrival Nami is an aristocratic water dragon with an opinion on everything. Frustrated by the lack of progress from Mira's softly-softly approach in gaining equality, Nami throws her lot in with an anti-human extremist group, leaving Mira to find the headstrong youth before she makes everything worse.
And pulling strings behind everything is Cordelia, a second-generation sea-witch determined to do what she must to survive and see her family flourish, even if it means climbing over the bodies of her competitors. Her political game-playing and underground connections could disrupt everything Nami and Mira are fighting for.
When the extremists sabotage the annual boat race, violence erupts, as does the clampdown on fathomfolk rights. Even Nami realises her new friends are not what they seem. Both she and Mira must decide if the cost of change is worth it, or if Tiankawi should be left to drown."

The fascinating mix of humans in skyscrapers and fathomfolk like sirens, seawitches, kelpies, and kappas in the polluted waters below sets the stage for a diverse and intricate world. It hints at a captivating tale that mixes fantasy, political drama, and social commentary in the vibrant and imaginative setting of Tiankawi.


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