And it’s already time for the final hype post of 2021! We have a few more books to share for the end of the year, but keep your eyes peeled for our 2021 favourites, and we hope to keep you supplied with recommendations far into 2022 and onwards. Keep an eye out for our (huge) 2022 Megapost!
Fab: The Midnight Girls by Alicia Jasinska is the last of my highly anticipated releases of the year. Out on the seventh, this is another queer standalone from the author of The Dark Tide, which I loved last year. Just read this delightfully queer tagline about two bi girls and tell me not to press pre-order right now: “In a snow-cloaked kingdom, two wicked rivals secretly compete for the pure heart of a prince, only to discover they might be falling for each other.” This SCREAMS Fab. I am so hype for this, and hope this too will be a 5 star read, just like Alicia’s debut. Pre-order a copy via Book Depository here.
Kat: First of all, can I take a moment to gush about this cover? Absolutely gorgeous! In fact, I pre-ordered a physical copy of this book directly from Jeffe Kennedy, because that cover deserves a place on my shelf! But honestly, all gushing aside, it’s not just the cover that has me hype about this anthology – it’s the authors. Some of the best fantasy romance authors have come together to put out this collection of holiday stories together, and I couldn’t be more excited to dive in. Fire of the Frost, which includes novellas from Darynda Jones, Amanda Bouchet, Grace Draven, and Jeffe Kennedy is a holiday must read for any fantasy romance fan! You can preorder the eBook here. Physical copies can be ordered directly from Jeffe Kennedy’s website, but will also be available from retailers once the book has been released on December 2nd.
Sun: I love Marie Brennan’s eye for detail and as one of the co-authors with Alyc Helms the first book of this series, The Mask of Mirrors was full of small but powerful detail that brought a fantasy version of Venice to life. In the second of this trilogy, The Liar’s Knot I’m really looking forward to finding out what happens next to Ren, Grey and Vargo. Where the 1st book left off there was a tenuous peace but with everyone lying to each other and politics being volatile in a vacuum it’s only a matter of time before everything falls apart. This comes out on the 9th and I’ll probably devour it in a day, just like the previous one. Look for a review on this one closer to the time. You can pre-order a copy via Bookshop here (affiliate link).