Most Anticipated Releases of 2021: April to June

The snow is melting, the grass is growing, and the days are finally getting warmer. It’s time to look ahead to the Science Fiction and Fantasy reads I’m most excited about in the months of April to June. Not only is it fun to organize my reading and to make lists, they also have the added benefit of focusing my attention to the highly anticipated releases that I’d like to check out. There’s already an impressive tower of books on my to-read pile, and while I’m under no illusions that I’ll be able to read them all, hopefully I can get to most of them (and also put some new books on people’s radars)!

So what are your most anticipated releases for the second quarter of 2021?

April

April 6 – Instinct by Jason Hough, Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson

April 13 – The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner, Malice by Heather Walter, The Helm of Midnight by Marina J. Lostetter, Near the Bone by Christina Henry

April 20 – The Galaxy and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers, Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone

April 27 – Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells, Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey

May

May 4 – Immunity Index by Sue Burke, The Shadow of the Gods by John Gwynne, Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller, Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

May 11 – We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker

May 18 – The Album of Dr. Moreau by Daryl Gregory, The Broken God by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

May 25 – Hard Reboot by Django Wexler, The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman, Honeycomb by Joanne M. Harris, The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter

June

June 1 – Adrift by W. Michael Gear, The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell, The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu 

June 8 – Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews, The Coward by Stephen Aryan, A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams, Rabbits by Terry Miles, The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid, The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri 

June 15 – For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten, Shutter by Melissa Larsen

June 22 – The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison

June 29 – The Chariot at Dusk by Swati Teerdhala

46 Comments on “Most Anticipated Releases of 2021: April to June”

  1. My tbr doesn’t hate you, because I didn’t add anything that hasn’t been stacked already.
    The Chambers book has already been published in March, though.
    My personal highlight in the second quarter will be that I hopefully will be able to go back to my tbr instead of reading arcs! Which means older books, mostly.

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  2. So many good books coming! Can’t wait for Blade of Secrets, The Shadow of the Gods and The Jasmine Throne!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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    • Yes, I have my copy and I can’t wait to read it, but at the same time I’m reluctant because it’s so short and I know it’ll be over so fast and before long I’ll be dealing with said Murderbot shaped hole in my life as well 😛

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      • I’ve been lucky enough to be granted the e-ARC recently and I started it as soon as I finished the previous book: what I can safely share is that the level of snark in Murderbot’s inner considerations has gone up several notches. Delightful… 😉

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  3. This quarter is so packed for me its very stressful to know I can’t read everything! A lot of these will be on my list next week as well 😁

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  4. Two of these are standouts for me. I’m just about to start Network Effect, so Fugitive Telemetry will be next. And I’m looking forward to The Chariot at Dusk, can’t wait to see how that series ends. I’ll pick up the audiobook version as I’ve absolutely loved the narration of the first two.

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    • I’ll probably be picking up the audio for Chariot at Dusk as well! And I’m so glad you’re enjoying that series, it doesn’t seem to be getting the attention it deserves and I hardly know anyone else reading it. You’re the only one other than myself, actually!

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  5. I kind of rely on you and Tammy to keep me updated on coming SF haha! Near The Bone looks great to me, and I’m embarassed to admit I haven’t read the new Chambers yet. *hides*

    We are Satellites catches my eye. I need to go look at some of these!

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  6. I actually got two copies of the Wayfarers book and had to publish two different (okay, they’re pretty much identical 😉 reviews of it in two different months. So far Instinct is okay, but I haven’t been blown away by it, but I still hope you get around to it. And I assume you’ve already read Fugitive Telemetry, so… how many more of these do you think you’ll get through before summer?

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    • Did you get the different versions of the Chambers book? I know the UK got it last month, and their covers are always so pretty…

      And no, I actually haven’t started Fugitive Telemetry yet – I’m actually reluctant to read it as it’s so short and I just know it’ll be over way too soon, and I’ll be left pining for more Murderbot once again. LOL does that even make any sense? 😛

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      • I did! I was like “I MUST get my hands on this ASAP” and requested it from both the US and UK publishers apparently. Ooops.

        Yup, that’s actually the reason I haven’t started it either! AND the reason I haven’t read Rhythm of War, Voidbreaker and some other things 😅

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  7. For some reason I keep forgetting about the new Wells. I already have the Pinsker pre-ordered. I gotta stop looking before I get myself in trouble, I have a dozen books on pre-order already lololol

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  8. Stop! Just stop! I know nothing about most of these but the covers alone make me want to read most of them…

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  9. Jasmine Throne, Fugitive Telemetry, and Blade of Secrets are probably the ones I’m most excited about! Curse NetGalley for rejecting my Blade of Secrets request….I really enjoyed The Shadows Between Us quite a bit!

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