My Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2023

Hello friends!

With a new year right around the corner comes amazing new releases.

I’ve been wandering around Goodread for some inspiration for this post, but I admit it wasn’t easy. There weren’t a lot of book releases I was excited about, so I did some digging on some of the authors I adore. So after some time, I found 8 books that I want to read that will be released in 2023!

So here are the books I found! Let’s get into it:

1. Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The author Silvia Moreno-Garcia caught my attention with the book “Mexican Gothic”, and when I saw this synopsis I got a very similar feeling. It also fits the genre since it’s a Mexican historical mystery novel, so I’m very curious about this one!

Synopsis:

“Montserrat has always been overlooked. She’s a talented sound editor, but she’s left out of the boys’ club running the film industry in ’90s Mexico City. And she’s all but invisible to her best friend, Tristán, a charming if faded soap opera star, though she’s been in love with him since childhood.
Then Tristán discovers his new neighbor is the cult horror director Abel Urueta, and the legendary auteur claims he can change their lives—even if his tale of a Nazi occultist imbuing magic into highly volatile silver nitrate stock sounds like sheer fantasy. The magic film was never finished, which is why, Urueta swears, his career vanished overnight. He is cursed.
Now the director wants Montserrat and Tristán to help him shoot the missing scene and lift the curse… but Montserrat soon notices a dark presence following her, and Tristán begins seeing the ghost of his ex-girlfriend.
As they work together to unravel the mystery of the film and the obscure occultist who once roamed their city, Montserrat and Tristán may find that sorcerers and magic are not only the stuff of movies.”

2. Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon

I became a fan of Rachel Lynn Solomon when I first read “The Ex Talk”. I just thought the book was super creative for a romance, and now I want more. That’s the main reason why I added this one to my TBR for next year!

Synopsis:

“A ghostwriter and a struggling actor help each other on the page and in the bedroom in this steamy romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Ex Talk.
Chandler Cohen has never felt more like the ghost in “ghostwriter” until she attends a signing for a book she wrote—and the author doesn’t even recognize her. The evening turns more promising when she meets a charming man at the bar and immediately connects with him. But when all their sexual tension culminates in a spectacularly awkward hookup, she decides this is one night better off forgotten.
Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. Her next project is ghostwriting a memoir for Finn Walsh, a C-list actor best known for playing a lovable nerd on a cult classic werewolf show who now makes a living appearing at fan conventions across the country. But Chandler knows him better from their one-night stand of hilarious mishaps.
Chandler’s determined to keep their partnership as professional as possible, but when she admits to Finn their night together wasn’t as mind-blowing as he thought it was, he’s distraught. He intrigues her enough that they strike a deal: when they’re not working on his book, Chandler will school Finn in the art of satisfaction. As they grow closer both in and out of the bedroom, they must figure out which is more important, business or pleasure—or if there’s a way for them to have both.”

3. Borrow My Heart by Kasie West

I mean… it’s a Kasie West book, no more explanations needed. And apparently this is a series, so bonus points for that!

Synopsis:

“When a girl overhears a guy getting verbally destroyed by his friends for being catfished, she jumps in to save the day—and pretends to be his online crush. A young adult romance from the critically acclaimed author of Places We’ve Never Been.
Wren is used to being called a control freak. She doesn’t care; sticking to the list of rules she created for herself helps her navigate life. But when a cute guy named Asher walks through the door of her neighborhood coffee shop, the rulebook goes out the window.
Asher is cute, charming . . . and being catfished by his online crush. So Wren makes an uncharacteristically impulsive decision—she pretends to be the girl he’s waiting for to save him from embarrassment. Suddenly she’s fake-dating a boy she knows nothing about. And it’s… amazing.
It’s not long before Asher has her breaking even more of her own rules. But will he forgive her when he finds out she’s not who she says she is? Wren’s not so sure. . . . After all, rules exist for a reason.”

4. Heartstopper: Volume Five by Alice Oseman

I love this series so much! As you can see, this book still has no cover because I feel like there are a lot of things that are not defined around this book – probably between the editor and author. I’m super excited to read the conclusion to the series, and hopefully this will be released this year like Goodreads is promising!

Synopsis: 

It doesn’t have a synopsis yet, sorry!

5. Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire

Another series I fell in love with from the start and I’m very excited to continue reading. If you have never read it and you love fantasy series, this is a must. The best part is that the books are fairly short!

Synopsis:

“A young girl discovers an infinite variety of worlds in this standalone tale in the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Wayward Children series from Seanan McGuire, Lost in the Moment and Found.
Welcome to the Shop Where the Lost Things Go.
If you ever lost a sock, you’ll find it here.
If you ever wondered about favorite toy from childhood… it’s probably sitting on a shelf in the back.
And the headphones that you swore that this time you’d keep safe? You guessed it….
Antoinette has lost her father. Metaphorically. He’s not in the shop, and she’ll never see him again. But when Antsy finds herself lost (literally, this time), she finds that however many doors open for her, leaving the Shop for good might not be as simple as it sounds.
And stepping through those doors exacts a price.
Lost in the Moment and Found tells us that childhood and innocence, once lost, can never be found.”

6. Five Survive by Holly Jackson

Another book I’m very excited about is a new release coming from the amazing Holly Jackson, titled “Five Survive”. I added this to my TBR for the author once again, because I fell in love with the “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” series. I’m very excited to see what this one is about!

Synopsis:

“The brand new unmissable crime thriller from Holly Jackson, best-selling, award-winning author of the Good Girl’s Guide to Murder trilogy.
Eight hours.
Six friends.
One sniper…
Eighteen year old Red and her friends are on a road trip in an RV, heading to the beach for Spring Break. It’s a long drive but spirits are high. Until the RV breaks down in the middle of nowhere. There’s no mobile phone reception and nobody around to help. And as the wheels are shot out, one by one, the friends realise that this is no accident. There’s a sniper out there in the dark watching them and he knows exactly who they are. One of the group has a secret that the sniper is willing to kill for.
A game of cat-and-mouse plays out as the group desperately tries to get help and to work out which member of the group is the target. Buried secrets are forced to light in the cramped, claustrophobic setting of the RV, and tensions within the group will reach deadly levels. Not everyone will survive the night.”

7. Snow & Poison by Melissa de la Cruz

As you probably know by now, I’m a huge fan of fantasy retellings, so when I saw that Melissa de la Cruz is going to release a Snow White retelling, I immediately added this to my 2023 TBR!

Synopsis:

Raven-black hair, red lips, and skin as white as snow—Lady Sophie has led a sheltered life. . . . But that tale ends here.
Duchy of Bavaria, 1621. The palace is abuzz with excitement. The widowed Duke Maximilian is marrying a lady named Claudia, and at last, introducing his daughter Sophie to Bavaria’s high society.
At the ball, Sophie charms the dashing Prince Philip, heir to the Spanish throne. But as days pass and Sophie and Philip fall deeply and dangerously in love, the king of Spain orders Philip’s return home and his engagement to a princess.
Heartbroken, Sophie finds comfort in Claudia. But might the rumors of her stepmother’s dealings with magic be true? And when conflict between kingdoms puts a target on Sophie’s back, can a vanished witch be the key ally she needs? A new tale begins: one where Sophie must shield her heart, fight for life life, and protect her home.”

8. The Wake-Up Call by Beth O’Leary

Another book from Beth O’Leary means another book to add to my TBR. She writes amazing romance books, and I’m sure this will not be an exception! 

Synopsis:

“Two sworn enemies. A failing hotel. One chance to save the season…
It’s the busiest season of the year, and Forest Manor Hotel is quite literally falling apart. So when Izzy and Lucas are given the same shift on the hotel’s front desk, they have no choice but to put their differences aside and see it through.
The hotel won’t stay afloat beyond Christmas without some sort of miracle. But when Izzy returns a guest’s lost wedding ring, the reward convinces management that this might be the way to fix everything. With four rings still sitting in lost property, the race is on for Izzy and Lucas to save their beloved hotel – and their jobs.
As their bitter rivalry turns into something much more complicated, Izzy and Lucas begin to wonder if there’s more at stake here than the hotel’s future. Can the two of them make it through the season with their hearts intact?”

And there you have it friends, these are a few of my anticipated releases for 2023. Like I said, I found these because I did some digging on some of my favorite authors, but other than that I was having a hard time finding books I’m interested in reading.

Tell me about you, do you have any books you’re excited to read? Let me know so I can search them up!

Have a great day, see you in the next post!

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