*EN: Aidee sent this list on January 5, all delays are my fault.
Anticipated Books of 2023
First, this list is late because I was struggling to track down books I was truly excited about. However, it was like a slow snowball, because I now have more than ten books I’m looking forward to, and I’m sure there will be many more I grab throughout the year that aren’t on the list. As always, these books are not in order of how thrilled I am about them, but they are loosely in order of when they are supposed to be released into the wide world (presuming nothing funky will happen that affects release dates).
Bradley Graeme is pretty much perfect. He’s a star football player, manages his OCD well (enough), and comes out on top in all his classes . . . except the ones he shares with his ex-best friend, Celine.
Celine Bangura is conspiracy-theory-obsessed. Social media followers eat up her takes on everything from UFOs to holiday overconsumption—yet, she’s still not cool enough for the popular kids’ table. Which is why Brad abandoned her for the in-crowd years ago. (At least, that’s how Celine sees it.)
These days, there’s nothing between them other than petty insults and academic rivalry. So when Celine signs up for a survival course in the woods, she’s surprised to find Brad right beside her.
Forced to work as a team for the chance to win a grand prize, these two teens must trudge through not just mud and dirt but their messy past. And as this adventure brings them closer together, they begin to remember the good bits of their history. But has too much time passed . . . or just enough to spark a whole new kind of relationship?
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert (which is already out if you are reading this list)
Lost in the Moment and Found (Wayward Children Book 8) by Seanan McGuire *This book is also already available
Happily: A Personal History-With Fairy Tales by Sabrina Orah Mark *This book is also already available
Furious Heaven by Kate Elliott
The Keeper’s Six by Kate Elliott *This book is also already available
Rogue Familiar by Jeffe Kennedy
Radiant Sin (Dark Olympus #4) by Katee Robert *This book is also already available
A Tempest at Sea by Sherry Thomas *This book is also already available
Mr. and Mrs. Witch by Gwenda Bond *This book is also already available
Backpacking through Bedlam (InCryptid Book 12) by Seanan McGuire *This book is also already available
Ana María and The Fox by Liana De la Rosa
Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh
Witch King by Martha Wells
Water Outlaws by S. L. Huang
Resonance Surge (Psy-Changeling Trinity Book 7) by Nalini Singh
Starter Villain by John Scalzi
A Dance of Smoke and Steel by Milla Vane
A forbidden love between a Mexican heiress and a shrewd British politician makes for a tantalizing Victorian season.
Ana María Luna Valdés has strived to be the perfect daughter, the perfect niece, and the perfect representative of the powerful Luna family. So when Ana María is secretly sent to London with her sisters to seek refuge from the French occupation of Mexico, she experiences her first taste of freedom far from the judgmental eyes of her domineering father. If only she could ignore the piercing looks she receives across ballroom floors from the austere Mr. Fox.
Gideon Fox elevated himself from the London gutters by chasing his burning desire for more: more opportunities, more choices. For everyone. Now, as a member of Parliament, Gideon is on the cusp of securing the votes he needs to put forth a measure to abolish the Atlantic slave trade once and for all—a cause that is close to his heart as the grandson of a formerly enslaved woman. The charmingly vexing Ana María is a distraction he must ignore.
But when Ana María finds herself in the crosshairs of a nefarious nobleman with his own political agenda, Gideon knows he must offer his hand as protection . . . but will this Mexican heiress win his heart as well?