As someone picky about what they read, I can’t wait to get my hands on the good debut writings and books of 2023. And, as you are here, I know you want to read about what 2023 is offering you. In this article, we are going to read about the 15 most anticipated books of 2023. Keep reading and make a note of the books you would like to add to your library.
15 Most Anticipated Books of 2023
- Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo (January)
- Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare (January)
- Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano (January)
- Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes (February)
- What Have We Done by Alex Finlay (March)
- The London Seance Society by Sarah Penner (March)
- Happy Place by Emily Henry (April)
- Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune (May)
- Identity by Nora Roberts (May)
- Cherish by Tracy Wolff (May)
- The Sun and the Star by Rick Riordan (May)
- Light Bringer by Pierce Brown (July)
- Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong (July)
- Thursday Murder Club 4 by Richard Osman (September)
- The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan (September)
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo (January)
Alex and Dawes can’t summon the help of the Ninth House. This is why they assemble a team of dubious allies to save the gentleman of Lethe. Together they have to find a way out of arcane texts and bizarre artifacts to unravel the societies’ most closely guarded secrets and break all the rules while doing it. When faculty members are dying one after another, Alex knows it is no accident. Something lethal is at work in New Haven and now Alex might have to reckon with her past.
Chain of Thorns by Cassandra Clare (January)
Cordelia Carstairs has lost all that is important to her. Within only a few short weeks, she has seen her father murdered, her plan to become parabatai with her best friend is destroyed, and her marriage with James Herondale devastates. Added to that, she is bound to Lilith, an ancient demon stripping her of her power as a Shadowhunter. Cordelia flees to Paris with Matthew Fairchild and hopes to forget her sorrows in the glittering nightlife of the city. However, reality steps in when the shocking news of Tatiana Blackthorn escaping from the Adamant Citadel arrives. London is under the threat of Belial, the Prince of Hell. And from now on the story takes a chaotic turn.
Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano (January)
Single mom and author Finlay Donovan has always been in some sort of mess as she is a pro at removing bloodstains for various reasons. When Finlay and her partner-in-crime/nanny Vero accidentally ruined a luxury car they had borrowed to save Finlay’s ex-husband’s life. The Russian mob bought the car for her and now Finlay owes them. Mob boss Feliks has a task for Finlay – find and identify a contract killer before the police do. However, the issue is that the killer might be an officer.
Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes (February)
Nisha lives a life of serious wealth until her husband cuts her off and announces a divorce. She is determined to stick to her luxurious life. However, in the meantime, she must cope. At the bleakest point of her life, Sam Kemp has accidentally taken Nisha’s gym bag. Nisha doesn’t have the shoes that she was standing in moments ago. Sam on the other hand doesn’t have the time to think of a gym bag, she is struggling to keep her family afloat. When she tries on Nisha’s six-inch high Christian Louboutin red crocodile shoes, she gets a sense of confidence which makes her realize that she must change.
What Have We Done by Alex Finlay (March)
Jenna, Donnie, and Nico were best friends twenty-five years ago. Their bond was forged as residents of Savior House. It is a group home for parentless teenagers. When Savior House was shut down after the disappearance of a few kids, the three best friends split up. Each went on to lead a successful life, though their childhood trauma never left their side. They haven’t met each other since their split up. However, they are reunited now because someone is trying to kill them. They have to go back and confront the nightmares of their childhood to find out the reason why someone is trying to kill them.
The London Seance Society by Sarah Penner (March)
1873 – A dark séance is about to take place led by spiritualist Vaudeline D’Allaire at an abandoned château on the outskirts of Paris. Vaudeline is popular worldwide for her talent in conjuring the spirits of murder victims to find out the identities of the killers. She is highly sought after by widows and investigators. Lenna Wickers has arrived in Paris to find out the answers regarding her sister’s death. To do that she must hold close to the unknown and defeat her logic-driven bias about the occult. When Vaudeline is summoned to England for a high-profile murder, Lenna accompanies her as an understudy. The team of the Séance Society would soon understand that they are not just out to solve a murder, there’s more to that.
Happy Place by Emily Henry (April)
Harriet and Wyn have been a perfect couple, but they broke up for six months and haven’t mentioned that to their best friends. This is how they end up together in the largest bedroom at the Maine cottage on their yearly group gateway. There is a copious amount of seafood, cheese, wine, coastal air, and the people who understand them the most. This time Harriet and Wyn are lying while trying to ignore how badly they want each other. The cottage is for sale and this is the last week they are together with each other – will things get better or would lying to friends be easy?
Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune (May)
Fern Brookbanks spent only a day with attractive idealistic artist Will Baxter. Though their timing was wrong, their connection was undoubtedly strong, and a chance counter turned into a daylong exploration in Toronto. They shared every dream, and secret, and made a promise to meet one year later. Fern showed up a year but Will didn’t. Her life is not what she had imagined being. Instead of staying in the city, Fern returns home running her mother’s lakeside resort. Her ex-boyfriend is the manager and Fern is doubtful about where to begin. Fern is in search of a plan, when Will arrives, nine years later. Only Will would understand what Fern is going through. But how can she trust Will, especially when she knows he is concealing something?
Identity by Nora Roberts (May)
When former Army brat Morgan and her friend and roommate host their first dinner party after settling in Baltimore, they welcomed their misery. Flirtatious IT guy Luke is a con artist named Gavin. Cold-hearted Gavin only targets a particular type of woman, steals her assists, and commits murder. After the dinner party, Morgan’s cash and jewelry are missing and Nina’s body is on the floor. When the FBI tells Morgan Gavin’s type is not Nina it’s her, she has no other option but to flee to Vermont, her mother’s place. While struggling to build something new, Morgan meets Miles Jameson. But, Gavin is still out there and he very much remembers the one that got away.
Cherish by Tracy Wolff (May)
Grace has graduated from Katmere Academy. However, the dangers from school are not over her. Now, she and her friends must take a trip to the Shadow Realm to rescue one of their close ones. However, there are a lot of surprises waiting for Grace including betrayal, and that could destroy them all.
The Sun and the Star by Rick Riordan (May)
Nico di Angelo, son of Hades has been through a lot. He suffered from the premature deaths of his mother and sister, lost his friend Jason during the trials of Apollo, and was outed against his will. However, there is a light of hope in his life – Will Solace, his boyfriend and son of Apollo. Together, Nico and Will overcome any obstacle and overpower any foe. Now, Nico is being plagued by a voice calling out to him from the lowest part of the Underworld – Tartarus.
Light Bringer by Pierce Brown (July)
The Reaper is more of a myth than a man. He is a legend – the breaker of the chains, the leader of the Rising, and the savior of the worlds. However, the Reaper is also born of the red soil of Mars, Darrow. He is a father, husband, and friend. The world needed the Reaper once, but now they need Darrow. Because after the dark, the new age of hope, light, and victory will come.
Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong (July)
Every year, thousands in the kingdom of Talin will flock to San-Er. In San-Er the palace hosts games and the confident ones jump between bodies and competitors to fight to the death to win unthinkable riches. Princess Calla lurks in hiding. Five years ago a massacre killed his parents and she plans to bring down the monarchy. Her uncle greets the victor of the San-Er games, so in case she wins she will get a chance to murder him. There are two other primary characters in the story – Anton, an exiled aristocrat whose childhood love is in a coma and this game is the last opportunity for Anton to save her; August, King Kasa’s adopted son wants to repair Talin’s ills.
Thursday Murder Club 4 by Richard Osman (September)
Thursday Murder Club’s fourth book Untitled is full of heart and humor. It is smart, warm, funny, moving, witty, and wise. However, as Harlen Coben describes it, it is also like sitting down to dine with your precious friends you know are going to kill you.
The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan (September)
The Chalice of the Gods is a mythical object that is said to have magical powers. It is believed to have been crafted by the gods themselves and is said to grant whoever possesses it incredible strength, wisdom, and immortality. The chalice is often depicted as a golden cup with intricate designs and symbols etched into its surface. It is said to have the ability to grant wishes and to heal the wounded. Many ancient cultures and legends tell of great warriors and heroes who sought out the chalice in order to gain its powers and to use them for good. The chalice is said to be hidden in a secret location, and only those who are pure of heart and have great strength of character can find it and wield its power.
Percy Jackson is hoping to have a normal senior year after saving the world several times. Unfortunately, the gods are not done with Percy. He will have to fulfill three quests to get the necessary letter of recommendation from Mount Olympus for college. The first quest is to help Zeus’s cup-barrier to retrieve the goblet before it gets in the wrong hands. Can Percy, Annabeth, and Grover find it in time?
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