Most Anticipated 2023 Book Releases

Sometimes I get so caught up in all the books I’ve wanted to read for so long, that I own and never read, and so I forget to keep up with upcoming book releases. But, after reading 100 books in 2020 and 130 in 2021, and 75 in 2022 (post-quarantine life kicked in), with several being new releases, I’m fully addicted to the hype. So, I’m excited to put together this list of 2023 book releases in anticipation.

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These upcoming 2023 book releases are so exciting that I’ll never get that TBR pile down anytime soon.

This list will continuously be updated so check back often!

2023 Book Releases

January 2023 Releases

2023 book releases - highly suspicious and unfairly cute
2023 book releases - hell bent
2023 book releases - lost in the moment and found
2023 book releases - all the dangerous things

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Brown Sisters trilogy comes a laugh-out-loud story about a quirky content creator and a clean-cut athlete testing their abilities to survive the great outdoors—and each other.


Date: January 3rd

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

Wealth. Power. Murder. Magic. The Ivy League is going straight to hell in the sequel to the smash New York Times bestseller Ninth House from #1 bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.

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Date: January 10th

Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire

A young girl discovers an infinite variety of worlds in this standalone tale in the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Wayward Children series.


Date: January 10th

All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham

Following up her instant New York Times bestseller, A Flicker in the Dark, Stacy Willingham delivers a totally gripping thriller about a desperate mother with a troubled past in All the Dangerous Things.


Date: January 10th

2023 book releases - how to sell a haunted house
2023 book releases - the shards
2023 book releases - what lies in the woods
2023 book releases - godkiller

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

When their parents die at the tail end of the coronavirus pandemic, Louise and Mark Joyner are devastated but nothing can prepare them for how bad things are about to get. The two siblings are almost totally estranged, and couldn’t be more different. Now, however, they don’t have a choice but to get along. The virus has passed, and both of them are facing bank accounts ravaged by the economic meltdown. Their one asset? Their childhood home. They need to get it on the market as soon as possible because they need the money. Yet before her parents died they taped newspaper over the mirrors and nailed shut the attic door.

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Date: January 17th

The Shards by Bret Easton Ellis

A novel of sensational literary and psychological suspense from the best-selling author of Less Than Zero and American Psycho that tracks a group of privileged high school friends in a vibrantly fictionalized 1980s, Los Angeles, as a serial killer strikes across the city

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Date: January 17th

What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall

Kate Alice Marshall’s What Lies in the Woods is a thrilling novel about friendship, secrets, betrayal, and lies – and having the courage to face the past.


Date: January 17th

Godkiller by Hannah Kaner

Kissen is a godkiller and great at her job. But a chance encounter with Skediceth, the god of white lies, and a little noble girl on the run might make her reconsider her occupation. Elogast has purged the city of thousands of shrines before laying down his sword, but when a summons from the King sends him on a quest, Kissen and Elogast are put on a collision course neither of them could have anticipated.

Date: January 19th

February 2023 Releases

2023 book releases - skull water
2023 book releases - on the savage side
2023 book releases - the writing retreat
2023 book releases - where darkness blooms

Skull Water by Heinz Insu Fenkl

A “mesmerizing” (James McBride), “magnificent” (Ha Jin) intergenerational coming-of-age novel set in South Korea—about friendship, belonging, and displacement.


Date: February 7

On the Savage Side by Tiffany McDaniel

Six women—mothers, daughters, sisters—gone missing. Inspired by the unsolved murders of the Chillicothe Six, this harrowing novel tells the story of two sisters, both of whom could be the next victims, from the internationally best-selling author of Betty.


Date: February 14

The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz

The Plot meets Please Join Us in this psychological suspense debut about a young author at an exclusive writer’s retreat that descends into a nightmare.


Date: February 21

Where Darkness Blooms by Andrea Hannah

Andrea Hannah’s Where Darkness Blooms is a supernatural thriller about an eerie town where the sunflowers whisper secrets and the land hungers for blood.

Date: February 21


March 2023 Releases

2023 book releases - a witch's guide to fake dating a demon
2023 book releases - feed them silence
2023 book releases - brother & sister enter the forest
2023 book releases - greymist fair

A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon by Sarah Hawley

Mariel Spark knows not to trust a demon, especially one that wants her soul, but what’s a witch to do when he won’t leave her side—and she kind of doesn’t want him to?

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Date: March 7th

Feed Them Silence by Lee Mandelo

What does it mean to “be-in-kind” with a nonhuman animal? Or in Dr. Sean Kell-Luddon’s case, to be in-kind with one of the last remaining wild wolves? Using a neurological interface to translate her animal subject’s perception through her own mind, Sean intends to chase both her scientific curiosity and her secret, lifelong desire to experience the intimacy and freedom of wolfishness. To see the world through animal eyes; smell the forest, thick with olfactory messages; even taste the blood and viscera of a fresh kill. And, above all, to feel the belonging of the pack.

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Date: March 14th

Brother & Sister Enter the Forest by Richard Mirabella

Opening like a fairy tale and ending like a nightmare, this cannonball of a queer coming-of-age novel follows a young man’s relationship with a violent older boyfriend—and how he and his sister survive a terrible crime.

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Date: March 14th

Greymist Fair by Francesca Zappia

The villagers of Greymist Fair know that the woods are a dangerous and magical place, and that they should never set foot off the road. But when a young tailor discovers a body, her search for the culprit reveals even more strange and dark happenings around her town.


Date: March 28th

April 2023 Releases

2023 book releases - silver in the bone
2023 book releases - happy place
2023 book releases - in the lives of puppets
2023 book releases - this delicious death

Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken

#1 New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken cements her status as one of the top fantasy authors writing today in this stunning series opener inspired by Arthurian legend and fueled by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline!

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Date: April 4th

Happy Place by Emily Henry

A couple who broke up months ago makes a pact to pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel.

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Date: April 25th

In the Lives of Puppets by T.J. Klune

In a strange little home built into the branches of a grove of trees, live three robots–fatherly inventor android Giovanni Lawson, a pleasantly sadistic nurse machine, and a small vacuum desperate for love and attention. Victor Lawson, a human, lives there too. They’re a family, hidden and safe.

The day Vic salvages and repairs an unfamiliar android labeled “HAP,” he learns of a shared dark past between Hap and Gio-a past spent hunting humans.

When Hap unwittingly alerts robots from Gio’s former life to their whereabouts, the family is no longer hidden and safe. Gio is captured and taken back to his old laboratory in the City of Electric Dreams. So together, the rest of Vic’s assembled family must journey across an unforgiving and otherworldly country to rescue Gio from decommission, or worse, reprogramming.

Along the way to save Gio, amid conflicted feelings of betrayal and affection for Hap, Vic must decide for himself: Can he accept love with strings attached?

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Date: April 25th

This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham

From the author of the New York Times bestselling My Dearest Darkest comes another incredible sapphic horror. When four best friends with a hunger for human flesh attend a music festival in the desert they discover a murderous plot to expose and vilify the girls and everyone like them. This summer is going to get gory.


May 2023 Releases

June 2023 Releases

2023 book releases - love theoretically
2023 book releases - the only one left
2023 book releases - where echoes die
2023 book releases - going bicoastal

Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Rival physicists collide in a vortex of academic feuds and fake dating shenanigans in this delightfully STEMinist romcom from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis and Love on the Brain.


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Date: June 13th

Going Bicoastal by Dahlia Adler

A queer Sliding Doors YA rom-com in which a girl must choose between summer in NYC with her dad (and the girl she’s always wanted) or LA with her estranged mom (and the guy she never saw coming).


Date: June 13th

The Only One Left by Riley Sager

Bestselling author Riley Sager returns with a Gothic chiller about a young caregiver assigned to work for a woman accused of a Lizzie Borden-like massacre decades earlier.


Date: June 20th

Where Echos Die by Courtney Gould

Two sisters travel to an isolated Arizona town to investigate its connection to their mother’s death but uncover more than they bargained for in this supernatural thriller from the author of The Dead and the Dark.


Date: June 20th

July 2023 Releases

2023 book releases - goodbye earl
2023 book releases - silver nitrate
2023 book releases - those we drown
2023 book releases - the weaver and the witch queen

Goodbye Earl by Leesa Cross-Smith

Four women take fate into their own hands in this big-hearted story of friendship, resilience, and revenge on monstrous men, from the award-winning author of Half-Blown Rose. 


Date: July 3rd

Those We Drown by Amy Goldsmith

An ocean-drenched, atmospheric horror debut! Liv’s best friend disappears on their first night aboard their dream semester-at-sea program—but is he really sick, like everyone says, or is something darker lurking beneath the water?


Date: July 11th

Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Daughter of Doctor Moreau and Mexican Gothic comes a fabulous meld of Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism: a dark thriller about the curse that haunts a legendary lost film—and awakens one woman’s hidden powers.

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Date: July 18th

The Weaver and the Witch Queen by Genevieve Gornichec

The lives of two women—one desperate only to save her missing sister, the other a witch destined to become queen of Norway—intertwine in this spellbinding, powerful novel of Viking Age history and myth from the acclaimed author of The Witch’s Heart.


Date: July 25th

August 2023 Releases

2023 book releases - the deja glitch

The Déjà Glitch by Holly James

To break out of a 24-hour time loop, all Jack needs is for Gemma to fall in love with him in a single day. All Gemma needs is to remember him first …

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Date: August 1st

September 2023 Releases

2023 book releases - the chalice of gods

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan

The original heroes from The Lightning Thief are reunited for their biggest challenge yet: getting Percy to college when the gods are standing in his way.

Date: September 26th

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