Five Star Predictions 2021

With the start of the new year I thought I’d pick five 5-star predicted reads for 2021. To make it more difficult for me all of these are books are 2021 new releases (so yes I am mostly going off blurb, cover, and previous works of the author, if I’ve read any).
I haven’t done this before, but I thought it would be fun to look back at the end of the year to see how accurate my predictions were.


A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4)

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Release Date: 16/02/2021
Age: Adult
Genre: Fantasy / Romance
ISBN:  9781526634757 
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Number of pages: 768

In this highly anticipated fourth book of the mesmerising A Court of Thorns and Roses saga, it is the turn of Feyre’s sister to step into the limelight: now that the war has finally ended, the world seems wide open for the valiant Nesta. 

This is probably coming as no surprise but I am a huge fan of Sarah J. Maas’s books. I know many people are unsure about having a book about Nesta (being quite a controversial character), but I am so excited. I’m hoping this books covers some more darker themes, which if you’ve read the previous book, A Court of Frost and Starlight, were hinted at with Nesta’s chapter. I also just love this whole cast of characters and need more of them.


The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Blood and Ash #3)

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Release Date: 20/04/2021
Age: Adult
Genre: Fantasy / Romance
ISBN:  9781952457258
Publisher: Blue Box Press
Number of pages: 625

The third book in the Blood and Ash series following Poppy …
She’s been the victim and the survivor…
The enemy and the warrior…
A lover and heartmate…
And now she will become Queen…

I mean again … I love myself a fantasy romance, and if you haven’t started this new series and you love romance, fantasy, swoon worthy love interests, and adventure, you need to.

I feel like this reveals a lot about me as a person, but I can’t deny I love a good fantasy romance. Each to their own.


Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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Release Date: 27/05/2021
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Family
ISBN:  9781786331526
Publisher: Cornerstone
Number of pages: 384

The author of Daisy Jones and the Six returns with a wonderfully juicy recreation of the glamour and excess of 1980s California, and one night that will bring the shimmering world of the Riva family crashing down around them.

A bit of a risk considering I’ve read none of her previous work, but I have heard so many good things about her previous books and the blurb sounded enthralling! I think this is going to be a good summer read for me.


Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

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Release Date: 24/04/2021
Age: Adult
Genre: Historical Fiction / Myths and Legends
ISBN:  9781472273864 
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 400

With her wonderfully executed debut that reimagines the classic tale of Theseus, Adriane and the Minotaur, Jennifer Saint joins the likes of Madeline Miller and Pat Barker in forging mesmerising retellings of ancient Greek myths from a female perspective. 

I haven’t read many greek retellings, but this is something I want to do during 2021. I have to admit the cover of this book is stunning which initially caught my attention. I have basically no knowledge of the classic tale of Theseus, but I’m hoping to enjoy it.


Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff (Empire of the Vampire #1)

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Release Date: 07/09/2021
Age: Adult
Genre: Fantasy / Horror
ISBN:  9780008350437  
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400

TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE LAST SUNRISE…
A sensational new epic fantasy trilogy from the bestselling author of The Nevernight Chronicle.

I loved the Nevernight Chronicles, and I have definitely become swept up by the hype for this book. Horror is not generally a genre I reach for so this is a bit of a risky prediction!


I had a difficult time picking these as I am highly anticipating many new books this year. I thought I’d give some of them an honourable mention. You’ll see that these are all fantasy and sci-fi (my favourite genres if that wasn’t clear).

I’m sure there are some books that I’m forgetting at this moment, and others that haven’t yet been announced, but these are my predictions. Lets see how I do!

Happy reading,
Lily


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