Most Anticipated Releases of 2021: July to September

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July is here, and it’s time to look ahead to the Science Fiction and Fantasy reads I’m most excited about in the third quarter of 2021! Not only do I enjoy making these lists, they also help me organize my reading by focusing my attention to the highly anticipated releases that I’d like to check out.

I’ve been trying to limit my TBR and only focus on the “must reads” but geez, it’s shocking how the books still add up! There’s already an impressive tower 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 next few months? Do you have any of these books on your list? What’s missing that I should be checking out?


July 6 Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim, Capture the Crown by Jennifer Estep, Half Sick of Shadows by Laura Sebastian, The Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley

July 13 Such A Quiet Place by Megan Miranda, The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix, Wings of Shadow by Nicki Pau Preto, A Psalm for the Wild-Build by Becky Chambers

July 20 Come With Me by Ronald Malfi, The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi, For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing, She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

July 27 Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena


August 3 The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones, The Desert Prince by Peter V. Brett

August 10 Paper & Blood by Kevin Hearne

August 17 The Exiled Fleet by J.S. Dewes, Velvet Was The Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

August 24 Feral Creatures by Kira Jane Buxton, The Pariah by Anthony Ryan

August 31 Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer, Revelator by Daryl Gregory, My Heart Is A Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones


September 7 Mastermind by Andrew Mayne, Among Thieves by M.J. Kuhn

September 14 Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff, The Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie

September 21 –  The Free Bastards by Jonathan French, The Seven Visitations of Sydney Burgess by Andy Marino, Horseman: A Tale of Sleepy Hollow by Christina Henry

September 28 The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward, Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo, Hyde by Craig Russell

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