Welcome to 2021 everyone! Another year means another dark horse book list. 2021 boasts a boatload of promising SFF debuts, and we have plans to read a whole bunch of ‘em. It is always fun to dig in and highlight new authors to help them in their journeys to greatness. Like last year’s list, though, this year has such a huge selection of debuts that the only way to manage it is to split it into two halves. So, without further ado, here’s our dark horse list for January through July, 2021.
As always, stay tuned for reviews of each book, then keep an eye out for our first half wrap up in July! While we will make every effort to cover all of these books our list is always in flux. So don’t be surprised if the round-up is missing some and or has some new inclusions.
Last thing before the list: Alex already reviewed H.M. Long’s Hall of Smoke, marking our first dark horse review of the year. Read his review here.
The Quill To Live Dark Horse picks, H1 2021:
- Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
- Hall of Smoke by H.M. Long
- The Lights of Prague by Nicole Jarvis
- The Forever Sea by Joshua Philip Johnson
- Reset by Sarina Dahlan
- Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell
- The Unbroken by C.L. Clark
- The Last Watch by J.S. Dewes