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Claudia’s Early 2021 Anticipated Book Releases

2021 is here and there are some incredibly exciting new releases in many different genres! As an avid reader of young adult novels, thrillers, and realistic fiction, I have had my eye on quite a few new releases. That being said, there are some intriguing novels in all genres that have caught my eye.

January 2021

Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (January 12)

The prequel to The Hate U Give, this book tells the story of a young Maverick Carter as he struggles with caring for his family while his dad is in prison and he finds out his girlfriend is pregnant. The origin story of the strong father to main character, Starr Carter, Concrete Rose is one of the most anticipated young adult novels of the year!

February 2021

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

A coming of age debut novel about a Fat brown girl in a Connecticut suburb. Charlie has a good relationship with her body and is trying to keep it that way despite all of the negativity from the people around her. This novel depicts a story of one’s relationship with their body with sensitivity and humor.

March 2021

Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert (March 9)

The third book in the Brown Sisters trilogy by the marvelous romance author Talia Hibbert follows the third and  youngest sister, Eve. To Chloe and Dani, Eve is the hot mess of the family and she needs to grow up and learn how to do things for herself. Along her journey towards independence, Eve meets someone who will help change the way she sees the world. Read Get a Life, Chloe Brown and Take a Hint, Dani Brown in preparation for Eve’s story!

April 2021

Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins (April 6)

Morgan Jerkins fiction debut, Caul Baby, is a magical novel about family and the lengths one would take to grow their family and what it means to live up to the ideas one holds before you are even born.

May 2021

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (May 25)

A historical fiction novel by the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoMalibu Rising is set in 1983 at a Malibu house where four siblings host a party that will change the course of their lives forever.

June 2021

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (June 1)

A romantic comedy from Red, White & Royal Blue author, Casey McQuiston tells the story of August who moves to New York City to fulfill all her dreams. However after a few months it is not what she expected until she meets Jane. Intertwining magic and romance, One Last Stop is a unique and memorable read that is perhaps my most anticipated book of the year!

July 2021

Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson (Release date soon!)

This sophomore novel from author, Leah Johnson, is a romance novel about two girls at a music festival and how music is a connecting force for many. Read You Should See Me in a Crown in preparation!



I will be creating another post towards the beginning of Spring to share my later 2021 releases that I am anticipating, so check back soon!


Claudia Neu has a passion for language immersion and intersectional children's literature. When she is not working with children or reading, you can find Claudia cuddling with her cat or trying to keep her houseplants alive. Check out her instagram @claudianeureads for more book recommendations and reviews. Favorite genres: queer literature, contemporary fiction, and young adult.


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