The NetGalley Team’s Most-Anticipated Books of 2024

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A new year is only a few weeks away, and that means it’s time to start working on a new TBR list. As you can imagine, the NetGalley team loves looking ahead to see which books are coming out next. Here’s a roundup of the books we can’t wait to pick up in 2024!

Darcy

Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange

I have been longing for another book by Tommy Orange since I read There There in 2018. He writes a miraculously wide range of human emotions—all with great depth, subtlety, nuance, and humor! I can’t wait to immerse myself in his unique voice again.

Alicia

The Fury by Alex Michaelides, narrated by Alex Jennings

Print, digital, or audio, I want them all. Since reading The Silent Patient back in 2018, I just have to see Alex Michaelides’s name and I’m here for it—no questions asked! His third book, The Fury, which comes out in January, looks to be another page-turner and I can’t wait. Set on a private Greek island, a reclusive ex-movie star invites her closest friends every year for Easter and this year someone turns up dead. It’s my most-anticipated read of 2024 and I’ll be diving into an ARC soon!

Kelly

The Ballad of Jacquotte Delahaye by Briony Cameron

Briony Cameron’s pitch for her debut novel hooked me completely: “If you love women, pirates, swashbuckling, found family, female rage, and tender-hearted men, then I have a book for you!” I need something to fill the Our Flag Mean Death hole in my life and this debut historical novel about a queer woman from Santo Domingo who boards a ship and grows into a pirate captain looks like it will fit the bill perfectly!

Infinity Alchemist by Kacen Callender

This year I read Kacen Callender’s Stars In Your Eyes and was completely blown away. One of my favorite books of the year, it was emotional, stunning, and left me ravenous for more of Callender’s work. When I saw that they had a young adult fantasy novel about learning alchemy in secret and the hunt for a book rumored to gift the reader with untold power, I immediately slammed that request button on NetGalley.

Emily

To Woo and to Wed by Martha Waters

I first discovered Martha Waters’ Regency Vows series a couple of years ago on NetGalley. These banter-filled historical romances are fun to read (and re-read)! The final book in the series, To Woo and to Wed, features a couple that’s been hinted at since the very beginning of the series, and whose story I’ve been long awaiting. I’m so excited for another book full of the shenanigans, friendships, and humor I’ve come to rely on from Waters.

Funny Story by Emily Henry

I will read anything from Emily Henry and am eagerly anticipating her next book, Funny Story. With the premise of ‘becoming roommates with your ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex and planning a little revenge fake dating,’ I can only imagine this will be a chaotic, emotional read, and I am so ready for it.

Hallie

Kill Her Twice by Stacey Lee

Any year that includes a new Stacey Lee book is going to be a great one! Kill Her Twice is a YA historical fiction novel set in Los Angeles in the 1930s. It’s got a murder mystery, a glamorous old Hollywood setting, and a group of sisters working together to protect the legacy of a Chinatown starlet. Lee’s writing always jumps off the page and I can’t wait to meet her newest characters.

Alyce

Mislaid in Parts Half-Known by Seanan McGuire, narrated by Jesse Vilinsky

I can’t wait to listen to this, the ninth installment in the Wayward Children series! Each book in the series is incredibly imaginative, and I love that I never know what to expect going in, other than that there will be magic and that danger is likely both in the real world and the magical world on the other side of the door.

A Witch’s Guide to Magical Innkeeping by Sangu Mandanna

Sangu Mandanna’s book The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches was one of my favorite reads of 2022, so when I heard that she was coming out with this new book about an exiled witch who has lost her powers and is trying to gain them back—all while helping her aunt run an inn—it automatically went to the top of my list for 2024.

Mark

Most Ardently by Gabe Cole Novoa

I’ve been a Gabe Cole Novoa fan for years, and his 2023 novel, The Wicked Bargain, only cemented his status as one of my favorite YA authors working today. I’ve been a Pride & Prejudice fan since my first read in my freshman year of high school. If there are indeed an infinite number of parallel universes, I’m glad to live in this one, in which one of my favorite authors has rewritten one of my favorite books through his own lens—not to mention that he gets to make his remixed version of this beloved classic queer, too!

Megan

The Hollow Dead by Darcy Coates

Darcy Coates is one of my favorite authors and the Gravekeeper series has been my favorite series since the release of the first book, The Whispering Dead. It follows Keira, who wakes up in a strange forest with no memory of who she is and a group of armed men chasing her. The one thing she does know about herself is that she can speak to the dead. She takes shelter in an abandoned groundskeeper cottage in a cemetery and then begins the journey of figuring out who she is, why she’s being hunted, and how she can use her gifts to help people; alive and dead. 

The Hollow Dead is the fourth book in the series and with each book you learn more about Keira, her gifts, and the shadowing organization hunting her. I’m excited to learn more about Keira and see what adventures this book takes her, Mason, and Zoe on.

Tarah

Dog Man: The Scarlet Shedder by Dav Pilkey

The Dog Man series is a very big deal in my house. We were first introduced to it when someone left the first 5 books in our Little Free Library, and since then it’s been an obsession for us and our neighbors. We are eagerly (or rather, impatiently) awaiting the next adventure of Dog Man, Petey, Li’l Petey, 80-HD, and the entire fun cast of characters.

Looking for even more recs? Check out this roundup of highly-anticipated 2024 releases!

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