The Most Anticipated Books of 2024

New year calls out for new reads

A new year is approaching us, which means another year of books has come and gone. But, don’t fret. There’s a new list in town and we can’t stop fawning over it. From romance to fantasies and thrillers, authors are kicking 2024 off with stunning new works of art that we can’t wait to dive into. From Sarah J. Mass to Ali Hazelwood and Alex Michaelides, there’s a strong suit of reads that will have you gripping the edge of your feet or swooning your heart out, either way, 2024 is about to be the best year yet with all these new drops.

Scroll below to see some of the most anticipated books of 2024. Come back again as we keep filling up the list as the months go on!

Here are all the most anticipated books to read in 2024:

The Fury

Alex Michaelides 

Mysteries and thrillers are never not in fashion, especially when it comes to Alex Michaelides’s works of art. Crafting yet another page-turner, this new novel follows a reclusive ex–movie star and her famous friends whose spontaneous trip to a private Greek island turns to shambles when body bags appear. Insatiably gripping and full of twists and turns, this mystery should be on your reading list for 2024. 

Release Date: 16 January 2024

House of Flame and Shadows

Most Anticipated Read of 2024

Sarah J. Maas 

Fans of the global bestselling series, Crescent City are in for a treat at the start of the year. The titillating, action-packed third book of the series will be released and it’s all anyone in the BookTok world can talk about. Stranded in a world far from Midgard — her home — Bryce Quinlan must fight against all odds to return to her life, even when she has no idea who to trust. Step into the world of Sarah J. Maas yet again for a steamy, angsty and adventurous read. You won’t regret it!

Release Date: 30 January 2024

All This Twisted Glory

New Books

Taherah Mafi

YA fantasy lovers are in for a treat this month, as the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, Taherah Mafi will be releasing the highly anticipated third novel in her This Woven Kingdom series. Filled to the brim with explosive magic, heartbreaking betrayal and angsty romance, this book will leave you at the edge of your seat. 

Release Date: 6 February 2024


New Books

Ali Hazelwood

Stepping out of her comfort zone, bestselling author of steamy romances, The Love Hypothesis and Love, Theoretically is bringing us a paranormal romance like no other. Sink your teeth into her latest work which follows a dangerous alliance between a vampyre bride and an alpha werewolf, where things get sizzling hot with conflict, angst and perhaps, love. 

Release Date: 6 February 2024

Ashes of You

Catherine Cowles

Peppered with romance, mystery and spiciness, this small-town romance is the latest book in Catherine Cowles’ Lost & Found series. Following Lawson Hartley, the chief of police and handsome single dad, this charming book sees him falling in love with his nanny. However, when the terrors of Hallie’s past resurface, their blooming relationship takes a detour. 

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Release Date: 8 February 2024

Where’s Molly

H.D. Carlton

If you couldn’t put down Haunting Adeline and Hunting Adeline by H.D. Carlton, then it’s time to dip your dark romance toes into her latest book, Where’s Molly. This spinoff of the Cat & Mouse duet follows Molly Deveraux who goes missing and gets trapped in a world full of violence. 

Note: Please refer to content warnings before reading as they contain dark subject matters. 

Release Date: 16 February 2024

Magnolia Parks: Into The Dark

Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Jessa Hastings

If you’ve been following BJ and Magnolia’s love triangles, then you’ll want to read book five in the sensational Magnolia Parks Universe series. After reeling from a devastating loss, BJ and Magnolia try to navigate their relationship as family tensions arise and their haunting past catches up to them at every turn.

Release Date: 13 February

The Secret Fiancée

New Books

Catherine Maura

Known to explore every degree of relationships in existence, Catherine Maura is back with another steamy and angsty billionaire romance book. Full of fluff, spicy scenes and uncontrollable affection, this arranged marriage book will leave you swooning for more.

Release Date: 23 February 2024

The Prisoner’s Throne 

Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Holly Black 

The highly anticipated conclusion to the Stolen Heir duology will be released in 2024 and fantasy lovers can’t be any more excited. Set in Prince Oak’s point of view, the book follows after the shocking events of The Stolen Heir. Full of adventures and conflicts, readers will be happy to return to the opulent world of Elfhame. 

Release Date: 5 March 2024

Just For The Summer

Abby Jiminez

Slated to be one of the most perfect summertime reads this year, this new romance novel by bestselling author of Yours Truly, will have you kicking and giggling, and crying your hearts out. Set in Minnesota, Emma and Justin decided to date each other to cancel out their curses — every person they date goes on to find their soulmate the second they break up. However, what they didn’t anticipate was trying to navigate their real feelings for each other. As much as they try to avoid fate, the perfect fair seems to just keep on catching feelings. 

Release Date: 2 April

The Rule Book 

Sarah Adams

Following TikTok sensation, The Cheat Sheet, Sarah Adams is back with another romance book — this time about college sweethearts, Nora Mackenzie and Derek Pender. These old lovers are thrown back into each other’s lives after Derek becomes Nora’s full-time sports agent. Still holding a grudge against Nora, the NFL tight end is making it his mission to get a little friendly revenge on the girl who broke his heart. However, instead of making Nora’s life miserable, they both get caught together, married in bed in Vegas after a wild night. 

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Release Date: 2 April

Wild Love

April 2024 Book Releases

Elsie Silver

Back at it again, Elsie Silver is delivering us yet another steamy romance that’s peppered with fluff, spice and honour. This new series of hers starts with Rosie Belmont’s book — a beautiful stormy woman who comes barrelling back into Rose Hill where she captures the attention of her brother’s best friend, Forbes, the world’s hottest billionaire. As much as they desperately try to keep their hands off each other, their verbal sparrings and flirting keeps them wanting more. If you love a single, hot dad romance and the brother’s best friend trope, then this should be your next read. 

Release Date: 9 April

Taming 7 

April 2024 Book Releases

Chloe Walsh

The highly anticipated book, Taming 7 of the Boys of Tommen series is finally landing in our hands this month — and we can’t wait to read yet another epic and unforgettable love story written by Chloe Walsh. The book will follow Gerard ‘Gibsie’ Gibson and Claire Biggs’ relationship while they’re being haunted by events of the past and hard truths — simultaneously discovering their not-so-secret feelings for each other. If you love this universe, then you’ll no doubt fall in love with this friends-to-lovers, angsty and tearjerker book. 

Release Date: 16 April

Funny Story

Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Emily Henry

Bringing out yet another classic romance read, Emily Henry is here to wow us again with this stunning fake dating novel. Full of fluff, angst and heartbreak, this opposites-attract love story will have you laughing and swooning. Following Daphne, a librarian who recently had her heart broken, she makes a pact with her roommate to pretend to be dating to make their exes jealous. But, what she didn’t expect was to fall in love with the chaotic roommate, who happens to be her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex — talk about a train wreck or is it love at first sight? 

Release Date: 23 April 2024

King Of Sloth

April 2024 Book Releases

Ana Huang

If you’re a fan of slow burn, angst and billionaires, then there’s no skipping this one. Ana Huang’s next book sees the charming, easy-going Xavier Castilo sparring, riling and putting his publicist, Sloane Kensington, in uncomfortable, sexy and steamy positions whenever he can. But, to his dislike, Sloane is one of the only women in the world who is immune to his charms. However, as they spend much of their time together, the high-powered publicist ends up peeling all of his layers and learning how thoughtful he is beneath his party and wild persona. 

Release Date: 30 April

The Dixon Rule 

May 2024 Book Releases

Elle Kennedy 

Slated to be one of the most heartwarming and steamy tales our bookshelves are lusting after this month, The Dixon Rule by Elle Kennedy is about to be our new favourite sports romance. And, since it’s written by none other than our hockey queen, we’re on the tip of our toes. The book follows Diana, a beautiful cheerleader and Shane, a tall gorgeous hockey player who end up fake dating in order to make Shane’s ex jealous. And, who better to play the girlfriend role than his sassy new neighbour? But, things start getting real for the both of them and they can’t seem to deny the sizzling tension. 

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Release Date: 14 May

Lies And Weddings

May 2024 Book Releases

Kevin Kwan

If you couldn’t put down Crazy Rich Asians, we predict that you’ll be similarly enthralled with Kevin Kwan’s latest hit, Lies And Weddings. So, best believe there’s comedy, love, heartbreak, lies, billionaires, heiresses and stacks of cash. The newest release will follow Rufus Leung Gresham, the future Duke of Greshambury and son of a former Hong Kong supermodel who is drowning in debt — even his legendary Gresham trust can’t help him against his piling mountain of debts. The only solution to solve his profligate spending is to seduce a woman with money at his sister’s wedding. But, of course, plans change, truths are being revealed and reputations are scarred. 

Release Date: 21 May


Lauren Roberts

“Go on, my Silver Saviour. Be my undoing.” If that doesn’t get you excited, then nothing will. The highly anticipated second book of The Powerless Trilogy is finally here and brimming with angst, adventures and kiss-or-kill moments. In this follow-up book, Kai has to pursue the one person he wishes he didn’t have to, Paedyn Gray — kickstarting the battle between duty and desire. 

Release Date: 2 July 

Play Along 

Books to Read in July 2024

Liz Tomforde

For the fans of sports romance, Liz Tomforde’s latest addition to her Windy City series is a sizzling read. Play Along follows Kennedy, a baseball team athletic trainer, who finds herself in a steamy romance with the reckless, charming and hot baseball player after a spontaneous marriage in Vegas. The twist? It was all a fuzzy, drunken mistake. To maintain their perfect image, they must now navigate the romantic tension and pretend to be a happily married couple. Get ready for a story that will leave you breathless as they learn to ‘play along ‘. 

Release Date: 11 July

The Grandest Game

Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Full of games, puzzles, romance and danger, this new series set in the world of The Inheritance Games will give you a sense of nostalgia. Bringing you characters you loved from her previous series, this new book sees Avery Grambs and the famous Hawthorne brothers running an annual competition designed to give anyone a shot at fame and fortune. Trust us, you won’t want to skip this one. 

Release Date: 30 July 2024

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.