Most Anticipated Books of 2023
Updated: Jan 8
When I first started to compile this list, I found that there weren't that many books I was anticipating. There weren't many 2023 releases in general that were on my radar, so I had to do a bit of a deep dive in order to find more. And boy did I. My original list had only five books, but I was able to expand it a bit more and found some books I couldn't believe I didn't know about.
So, without further ado, here are my most anticipated books of 2023!
ASSASSIN OF REALITY BY MARINA & SERGEY DYACHENKO
I read the first book in this series, Vita Nostra, a couple of months ago and did not realize the rest of the series wasn't translated and was devastated. I didn't know how long I was going to have to wait to be able to read it but, luckily for me, it turns out I don't have to wait that long. Well, at least for the second book, because that has indeed been translated and is going to come out this year. I can't wait to see what mind-bending nonsense awaits me.
A DAY OF FALLEN NIGHT BY SAMANTHA SHANNON
I loved The Priory of the Orange Tree, so when I saw that Samantha Shannon was coming out with a prequel I freaked out. I knew that she wanted to expand the world, but wasn't actually expecting a book to come out this soon. I was just casually browsing through NetGalley and found it on there (though I sadly was not able to get an ARC of it). I am expecting this to be just as good as the sequel, though I will try to keep my expectations a bit lower just in case.
THE ADVENTURES OF AMINA AL-SIRAFI BY SHANNON CHAKRABORTY
Now, I may not have been crazy about Djinn, but pirates, on the other hand, I love. I love books set on the high seas or about pirates, and this has exactly that. Add in some magic, mysteries, and ancient artifacts, and I will be there without question. I am really, really, hoping that this actually ends up being good.
THE UNTETHERED SKY BY FONDA LEE
The plot sounds kind of weird, I will admit that. Hunting manticores just sounds plain odd, but this is Fonda Lee we are talking about. I read the entire Green Bone Trilogy, and even though it wasn't exactly my favourite story because of the content, I still liked it because her writing is phenomenal.
EPISODE THIRTEEN BY CRAIG DILOUIE
No list is complete without at least one horror/thriller book. The honour goes to Episode Thirteen, a book which follows a group of ghost hunters whose latest expedition takes them to a haunted mansion far more sinister than they expected. I've watched too much Unsolved to not not pick up a book with this kind of premise.
MYSTERIES OF THORN MANOR BY MARGARET ROGERSON
I am ashamed of myself that I didn't know that Margaret Rogerson, my queen, was coming out with a new book; a book in the Sorcery of Thorns universe to boot. I still need to reread it to solidify its rating, but I loved that book, and I am thrilled that she decided to continue the story and not leave me hanging.