We are finally in 2023 and with New Year, new opportunities, and events, you have new books too. There is horror, mystery, thriller, young adult and every other genre you would prefer to read about. From thriller books like All the Dangerous Things and The Villa to fantasy books like The Stolen Heir and Hell Bent, this list will fascinate you. In this list, we are going to read about the 10 most anticipated novels of January 2023.
10 Most Anticipated Novels of January 2023
- Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano
- A Guide to Being Just Friends by Sophie Sullivan
- Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert
- The Stolen Heir by Holly Black
- Begin Again by Emma Lord
- Locust Lane by Stephen Amidon
- All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham
- The Villa by Rachel Hawkins
- Spare by Prince Harry
- Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano
When Finlay and her partner in crime Vero accidentally ruined the luxury car they borrowed to save Finlay’s ex-husband, the Russian mob did her a favor and bought the car. Finlay owes it to them. The mob boss Feliks is behind bars and still running the team. He has a task for Finlay – she needs to identify a contract killer before the cops do. The issue is the killer is an officer.
A Guide to Being Just Friends by Sophie Sullivan
Hailey Sharp just wants to make a success of the Get By the Cup salad shop. With a bad dating experience with her ex and a mind full of entrepreneurial ideas, her only concentration is living her life the way she wants without any distractions. Wes Jansen does not understand how the relationship works. With the pain of divorced parents, he would rather be with someone whom he likes but does not love. Wes and Hailey find each other in a way they were not even supposed to meet, they strike a friendship. This is the only way they can be together. Wes, without love, and Hailey, without distractions, so what could go wrong?
Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert
Bradley is perfect in every way – comes top in every class, is a star football player and manages his obsessive-compulsive disorder quite well. He is not a topper in the classes he shares with Celine, her ex-best friend. Celine is obsessed with conspiracy theories. She is popular on social media but not popular enough to sit with the popular kids. Celine believes that this is why Bradley abandoned her. They only have academic rivalry between them. When Celine signed up for a survival course in the woods, she is shocked to find out Bradley with her. This adventure brings them closer and they begin to recall the good history together. Is it time to form a new relationship?
The Stolen Heir by Holly Black
It’s been eight years of the Battle of the Serpent. However, in the icy north, Lady Nore has reclaimed the Ice Needle Citadel. She is using an ancient relic to create monsters of snow and stick who will do her bidding and exact her vengeance. Suren, the child queen of the Court of Teeth and the one person with power over mother Lady Nore, fled to the human world. She feels lonely and still haunted by the torments she endured in the court; she bides her time by releasing the mortals from her stupid bargains. Suren believes she forgot until the storm hag Bogdana chases her and she gets saved by Prince Oak. She was once promised in marriage with Oak and she resented that for years.
Begin Again by Emma Lord
Andie wants to transfer from community college and move to Blue Ridge State. She wants to major in psychology and maintain her life by fulfilling her goal of becoming a great self-help figure despite her recent hurdles. However, when the moment arrives, the rest of her plans go haywire. Her boyfriend Connor moved himself to Community College from Blue Ridge. When a lot of things do not go as planned, some new things make you realize your strength. So, what is Andie’s strength?
Locust Lane by Stephen Amidon
On the surface, Emerson is just like any other suburb of New England. However, when a young woman is found dead in the nicest part of this town, the powerful people want to keep their families guarded. The death of Eden Perry starts an investigation and three teenagers are suspected as they were with her partying that night. Hannah, Jack, and Christopher are the suspects and their parents can go to any extent to keep their children safe.
All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham
Isabelle’s life changed a year ago when her toddler son Mason was taken out of the crib while she and her husband were sleeping in the middle of the night. The case went cold swiftly due to the lack of evidence. However, the mother can’t rest well until her son is back. She hasn’t slept in a year, occasionally naps and blackouts are helping her to survive. Isabelle knows she can’t continue living like this but she needs to find him out. When she agrees to be interviewed by a podcaster in hopes of finding clues, she realizes several things about herself. It makes her question that night and whom she can trust.
The Villa by Rachel Hawkins
Emily and Chess were inseparable as kids. However, by their 30s their relationship has been strained by the demand of their adult lifestyle. When Chess suggests a girl trip, Emily jumps at the opportunity to obliterate all the distance with her best friend. Villa Aestas was known as Villa Rosato, currently, it is a high-end holiday home but it also has a history. As Emily digs into the villa’s complicated history, she starts to think there might be more to the story and the tension between her and Chess develops more.
Spare by Prince Harry
We all remember or have seen the two young princes walking behind the coffin of Diana, their mother, and Princess of Wales. Between the drama and politics surrounding the royal family, everyone only had one question what are princes thinking, and how their lives would be from now on? In this book, the Duke of Sussex talks about self-examination, revelation, insights, the power of love, grief, and more.
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
Alex and Dawes are forbidden from attempting a rescue. They can’t summon the Ninth House for help so they bring together a team of dubious allies to protect the gentleman of Lethe. Together, they will have to find the way out of a maze of arcane texts and bizarre artifacts to reveal the societies’ concealed secrets and break all the set rules. However, when faculty members start to die, Alex knows these are not simply accidents. There is something lethal in New Haven, and if she is going to stay, she needs to deal with the darkness.
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