Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

It’s a top twenty from me this week as I just couldn’t narrow my list down. There are so many new releases to tempt me, as always. I look forward to rummaging through everyone’s else’s lists and see what I’ve forgotten or didn’t know about!

Special mentions to the 2023 releases I’ve read already, A Day of Fallen Night, World Running Down, and Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries. Links go to Goodreads and * indicates I’ve received a review copy from the publisher.


Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo

This one needs no explanation. My copy is currently winging its way to me…

Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire

It’s out in ebook already but I am patiently waiting for the hardback since this is one of the few series I actually have a matching set of.

Godkiller by Hannah Kaner

OK, I admit it, I pre-ordered this for the pretty cover. All I know is it’s a fantasy debut.


The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi*

This is top of my NetGalley pile, I loved her Gilded Wolves series, I like gothic stories, what’s not to love?


The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty

AAAAARGHHHH! New Shannon Chakraborty series! I think it’s loosely based on the tales of Sinbad the Sailor.

Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Sutanto

I need the laughs.

Ghosts in the Hedgerow: A Hedgehog Whodunnit by Tom Moorhouse

An investigation into the decline of the much-loved hedgehog, framed as a murder mystery? Yes please!


The Crane Husband by Kelly Barnhill

A gender-switched retelling of The Crane Wife. After falling in love with When Women Were Dragons this became a must-read.


This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham

Teenage cannibals at a festival! I added this to my TBR before I realised it was the same author as My Dearest Darkest, so it being a weird premise by an author I enjoyed, upgraded it to a pre-order.

Death of a Bookseller by Alice Slater

Bookish thriller for the win. I don’t know if it’s based on the classic of the same name, but it is written by a former Waterstones bookseller.

The Memory of Animals by Claire Fuller

I loved Our Endless Numbered Days, so I was so happy to see Claire writing another book that sounds more like speculative fiction. This sounds like it’s set during a lockdown and explores memories.


Scarlet by Genevieve Cogman*

French Revolution vampires from the author of The Invisible Library!


Dragonfall by Laura Lam

Laura’s returning to fantasy with this dragon-based trilogy.

The Salt Grows Heavy by Cassandra Khaw

I love a deadly mermaid story.

More Perfect by Temi Oh

I’ve been keeping an eye out for another book from Temi after Do You Dream of Terra-Two?

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang

I still haven’t read any of Rebecca’s fantasy (I’m getting to Babel, promise) but I love a story about the dark side of publishing.


Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley

I loved Firekeeper’s Daughter, so of course I’ll be reading this companion novel.


The Shadow Cabinet by Juno Dawson

Need to know what happens next!

Love Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood

Yeah, I said I’d overdosed on her books a bit this year, but they are still cute and easy reads so I will probably be buying this.

The Night in Question by Kathleen Glasgow + Liz Lawson

I was a bit disappointed that the Agatha Christie link was weak in the first book but it was still a solid YA mystery and I have hopes that they’ll be more Agatha-y in the second one…