New year, new reads! 2020 was a difficult year for many, and we are happy to leave it behind and look ahead to a brighter future. As you introduce the new year, add these must-read January 2021 releases to your TBR!
Must-Read Books That Went On Sale in January 2021
1. Glimpsed by G.F. Miller
This charming, sparkly rom-com follows a wish-granting teen forced to question if she’s really doing good—and if she has the power to make her own dreams come true. Charity is a fairy godmother. She doesn’t wear a poofy dress or go around waving a wand, but she does make sure the deepest desires of the student population at Jack London High School come true. But, when Charity fulfills a glimpse that gets Vindhya crowned homecoming queen, it ends in disaster.
2. The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson
Mia’s friends love rom-coms. Mia hates them. They’re silly, contrived, and not at all realistic. Besides, there are more important things to worry about—like how to handle living with her bridezilla sister, Sam, who’s never appreciated Mia, and surviving junior year. When Mia is tasked with finding a date to her sister’s wedding, her options are practically nonexistent. Mia’s friends, however, have an idea: Mia needs a meet-cute.
3. A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson
When Noa closes his eyes on Earth and wakes up on a spaceship called Qriosity just as it’s about to explode, he’s pretty sure things can’t get much weirder. Trapped aboard Qriosity are also DJ and Jenny, neither of whom remember how they got onboard the ship. Together, the three face all the dangers of space, along with murder, aliens, a school dance, and one really, really bad day. But none of this can prepare Noa for the biggest challenge—falling in love. And as Noa’s feelings for DJ deepen, he has to contend not just with the challenges of the present, but also with his memories of the past.
4. Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall
Things can change in a second: The second Frankie Green gets that scholarship letter, he has his ticket out of Jamaica. The second his longtime crush, Leah, asks him on a date, he’s in trouble. The second his father gets shot, suddenly nothing else matters. And the second Frankie joins his uncle’s gang in exchange for paying for his father’s medical bills, there’s no going back…or is there? Frankie is forced to confront the truth of the family and future he was born into—and the ones he wants to build for himself.
5. Wings of Ebony by J.Elle
Rue is the only half-god, half-human in Ghizon—a hidden island of magic wielders—where leaders protect their magical powers at all costs and thrive on human suffering. When she discovers the evil plaguing East Row is the same one that lurks in Ghizon, Rue must embrace her true identity and wield the full magnitude of her ancestors’ power to save her neighborhood before the gods burn it to the ground.