2021 Releases I Didn’t Get To

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having an amazing day and staying safe. As you know this year wasn’t the best reading wise for me and one thing I wasn’t great at was keeping up with was new releases. So I thought I would do a post talking about the books releases this year that I haven’t had the change to pick up yet.

Off the Record by Camryn Garrett. I really love Camryn’s debut novel Full Disclosure, so of course I have to pick up this one.

The behind the scenes access of Almost Famous meets the searing revelations of #metoo in this story of a teen journalist who uncovers the scandal of the decade. Ever since seventeen-year-old Josie Wright can remember, writing has been her identity, the thing that grounds her when everything else is a garbage fire. So when she wins a contest to write a celebrity profile for Deep Focus magazine, she’s equal parts excited and and scared, but also ready. She’s got this. Soon Josie is jetting off on a multi-city tour, rubbing elbows with sparkly celebrities, frenetic handlers, stone-faced producers, and eccentric stylists. She even finds herself catching feelings for the subject of her profile, dazzling young newcomer Marius Canet. Josie’s world is expanding so rapidly, she doesn’t know whether she is flying or falling. But when a young actress lets her in on a terrible secret, the answer is clear: she’s in over her head. One woman’s account leads to another and another. Josie wants to expose the man responsible, but she is reluctant to speak up, unsure if this is her story to tell. What if she lets down the women who have entrusted her with their stories? What if this ends her writing career before it even begins? There are so many reasons not to go ahead, but if Josie doesn’t step up, who will?

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers, I first started getting into romance books last year and so when I heard about this one I knew that I immediately had to add it to my TBR.

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girl’s trip to Vegas to celebrate. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know… until she does exactly that. This one moment of departure from her stern ex-military father’s plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesn’t feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her father’s expectations, a struggling job market and feelings of burnout, Grace flees her home in Portland for a summer in New York with the wife she barley knows. When reality comes crashing in, Grace must face what she’s been running from all along – the fears that make us human, the family scars that need to heal and the longing for connection, especially when navigating the messiness of adulthood.

From Fame to Ruin by Jina S. Bazar. I recently found out about this book from the author and it sounds really intriguing.

What is surviving a murder attempt, a heartbreak, and the loss of the family business wasn’t the hardest thing you ever faced? Carol is the sole heir to a broken empire, Ricardo the newest celebrity in the rock world. When they came together, their fire blazed. When their past caught up, they were left burned, scorched to the ground. When a psychopath decides it’s payback time, Carol is faced with an impossible choice – save her son or sell her life. Ricardo wants nothing to do with the woman who played him for a fool, but finds himself moored by circumstances, half truths, and memories of the past. They say time Dan heal anything, so far, time’s brought nothing but complications.

Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone. I love a good gothic story so this one sounds perfect for me.

There are monsters in the world. When Violeta Graceling arrives at haunted Lakesedge estate, she expects to find a monster. She knows the terrifying rumors about Rowan Sylvanan, who drowned his entire family when he was a boy. But neither the estate nor the monster are what they seem. There are monsters in the woods. As Leta falls for Rowan, she discovers he is bound to the Lord Under, the sinister death god lurking in the black waters of the lake. A creature to whom Leta is inexplicably drawn… There’s a monster in the shadows, and now it knows my name. Now, to save Rowan – and herself – Leta must confront the darkness in her past, including unraveling the mystery of her connection to the Lord Under.

Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia. A murder mystery set in the 1920s I’m there.

The start of an exciting new historical mystery set in 1920s Harlem featuring Louise Lloyd, a young black women caught up in a series of murders way to close to home… Harlem, 1926. Young black girls like Louise Lloyd are ending up dead. Following a harrowing kidnapping ordeal when she was in her teens, Louise is doing everything she can to maintain a normal life. She’s succeeding, too. She spends her days working at Maggie’s Café and her nights at the Zodiac, Manhattan’s hottest speakeasy. Louise’s friends might say she is running from her past and the notoriety that still stalls her, but don’t tell her that. When a girl turns up dead in front of the Café, Louise is forced to confront something she’s been trying to ignore – several local black girls have been murdered over the past few weeks. After an altercation with a local police officer gets her arrested, Louise is given an ultimatum: she can either help solve the case or let a judge make an example of her. Louise has no choice but to take the case and soon finds herself toe-to-toe with a murderous mastermind. She’ll have to tackle her own fears and the prejudices of New York Society if she wants to catch a killer and save her own life in the process.

What 2021 releases have you yet to pick up?? Have you read any of the above?? If so, what were your thoughts??

10 thoughts on “2021 Releases I Didn’t Get To

  1. I’m so excited to read off the record too!! My favorite 2021 release was Not my Problem (i mean its not like i’ve read any other 2021 release but i do not lie when i say that book is PERFECTION) Hope you’re able to get to all of these soon, and enjoy all of them!! Lovely post!

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