21 upcoming YA book releases we can’t wait to read in 2021

Red Tigress by Amelie Wen Zhao. Image courtesy Penguin Random House
Red Tigress by Amelie Wen Zhao. Image courtesy Penguin Random House /
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Rule of Wolves book cover
Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo. Image courtesy Macmillan Publishing Group /

Rule of Wolves – Leigh Bardugo

The latest novel in bestselling author Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse series arrives this March. The sequel to last year’s King of ScarsRule of Wolves will complete the duology focused on fan-favorite character Nikolai Lantsov.

The story in this pair of novels has brought together several of Bardugo’s most memorable characters in Nikolai, Six of Crows darling Nina Zenik, and former Shadow and Bone soldier Zoya Nazyalensky. The three are working to save their kingdom – and maybe themselves – from encroaching

The synopsis offers more detail on what we can expect for our favorite characters. (Team Nina forever!)

"The Demon King. As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm—and even the monster within—to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king’s gift for the impossible. The Stormwitch. Zoya Nazyalensky has lost too much to war. She saw her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected, and she refuses to bury another friend. Now duty demands she embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. No matter the cost. The Queen of Mourning. Deep undercover, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital. But her desire for revenge may cost her country its chance at freedom and Nina the chance to heal her grieving heart. King. General. Spy. Together they must find a way to forge a future in the darkness. Or watch a nation fall."

Rule of Wolves is available on March 30.