New Books I Look Forward To In March 2019

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Can you believe there’s another month done and dusted? That means it’s time to look forward to all the new books hitting the shelves in March. And let me tell you, it wasn’t easy to pick just eight to highlight! So without further ado, here are the March 2019 releases I’m most excited about!

Song of Sorrow – Melinda Salisbury

We start with the sequel to one of my favourite books of last year. State of Sorrow was a delightful story of intrigue with main character Sorrow ruling the country when her brother, who supposedly died years ago, suddenly turns up alive and well. Or is it an imposter sent by a rival nation to take over the country? Song of Sorrow is the second and final part of this duology, and it promises even more scheming and twists. Out on March 7th!

A Dangerous Collaboration – Deanna Raybourn

This is the fourth book in the series about butterfly expert Veronica Speedwell and her moody partner Stoker, that started with A Curious Beginning. This time our Victorian-era detectives travel to Cornwall, where Stoker’s brother Tiberius needs their help. Veronica is to pose as his fiancée for a party at Lord Romilly’s house. Romilly’s wife disappeared three years ago and it soon becomes clear all the invited guests have a connection to her. I adore Veronica and Stoker, their chemistry is amazing and I can’t wait to read more of their banter! Out on March 12th!

Sherwood – Meagan Spooner

This is, as you might have guessed, a Robin Hood retelling, by the author of Hunted. When news arrives that Robin of Locksley has fallen in battle in the Holy Land, Marian is devastated. Her betrothed is dead, the people of Locksley are being persecuted by the sheriff of Nottingham and the sheriff’s right hand wants to take over as Lord of Locksley and as Marian’s fiancé. But when she puts on Robin’s Hood, she never expected to be mistaken for Robin, returned as a vigilante. I love Robin Hood, so I’m really excited about this! Out on March 19th!

To Best the Boys – Mary Weber

Every year, all eligible-aged boys are invited to compete for a scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Girls, on the other hand, are trained in wifely duties. But sixteen-year-old Rhen wants to become a scientist more than anything. When her mother falls victim to the deadly disease ravaging her seaside town, Rhen and her cousin Seleni don disguises and enter the labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship. I’m so here for girls refusing to accept their fate. And competing in a labyrinth? Yes please! Out on March 5th!

Once & Future – Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy

One story/legend/myth that has always fascinated me, is that of King Arthur. So when I hear about a science-fiction, genderswapped retelling, you can be sure I’m listening. When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Together with Merlin, who has aged backward and now is a grumpy teenager, she sets out on a quest to defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind. Out on March 26th!

Bloodleaf – Crystal Smith

Princess Aurelia is destined to marry the crown prince of Achelva, the greatest enemy of her own country Renalt. But when an assassination attempt forces her to use forbidden magic, she is driven from Renalt by the witch-hunting Tribunal. Before she can claim asylum in the court of her betrothed, her travel party turns on her and she is forced to trade places with her treacherous lady-in-waiting. Now Aurelia has to decide whether she will accept her new life, or fight for her old one, while navigating the ties binding her to the prince, the ghost of an ancient queen and a poisonous plant called bloodleaf. Out on March 5th!

Sky without Stars – Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

On the planet of Laterre, the extravagant elite class reigns supreme while the poor starve in the streets. But a rebel group is resurfacing and revolution is brewing. That revolution hinges on three unlikely heroes: Chatine (a thief), Marcellus (an office and son of a traitor), and Alouette (a guardian for the last surviving library on the planet). This is described as “Les Misérables meets The Lunar Chronicles”. I haven’t read Les Mis, but I love TLC and this sounds like a great space opera! Out on March 26th!

The Shadow Glass – Rin Chupeco

This is the third and final part of the Bone Witch trilogy. I haven’t read these books yet, but I’ve heard so many good things about them! In this series, we meet Tea, who accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead. Her necromancy makes her feared by her community, and she finds solace with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training. The Shadow Glass is out on March 5th!

Looking for even more new releases? Here’s the full list of March 2019 YA releases (with a few extras)!

March 1st

  • The Fever King – Victoria Lee

March 5th

  • The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project – Lenore Appelhans
  • The Quiet You Carry – Nikki Barthelmes
  • Lovely War – Julie Berry
  • The Truth About Leaving – Natalie Blitt
  • A Question About Holmes – Brittany Cavallaro
  • The Fairest Kind of Love – Crystal Cestari
  • Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution – E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
  • Deathcaster – Cinda Williams Chima
  • The Shadow Glass – Rin Chupeco
  • The Everlasting Rose – Dhonielle Clayton
  • You Owe Me a Murder – Eileen Cook
  • Superman: Dawnbreaker – Matt de la Pena
  • Queen’s Shadow – E.K. Johnston
  • If You’re Out There – Katy Loutzenhiser
  • Shadow Me – Tahereh Mafi (novella)
  • Mahimata – Rati Mehrotra
  • Barely Missing Everything – Matt Mendez
  • Within These Lines – Stephanie Morrill
  • The Last 8 – Laura Pohl
  • Chrysalis – Brendan Reichs
  • Opposite of Always – Justin A. Reynolds
  • Dealing in Dreams – Lilliam Rivera
  • The Queen’s Resistance – Rebecca Ross
  • Out of Salem – Hal Schrieve
  • You Asked for Perfect – Laura Silverman
  • Chicken Girl – Heather Smith
  • Field Notes on Love – Jennifer E. Smith
  • The Pioneer – Bridget Tyler

March 7th

  • The Truth About Keeping Secrets – Savannah Brown
  • All the Invisible Things – Orlagh Collins
  • The Quiet at the End of the World – Lauren James
  • Song of Sorrow – Melinda Salisbury
  • A Girl Called Shameless – Laura Steven

March 12th

  • Shout – Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Angel Thieves – Kathi Appelt
  • Cold Day in the Sun – Sara Biren
  • All the Walls of Belfast – Sarah Carlson
  • Izzy + Tristan – Shannon Dunlap
  • Beware the Night – Jessika Fleck
  • The Sound of Drowning – Katherine Fleet
  • Other Words for Smoke – Sarah Maria Griffin
  • When the Sky Fell on Splendor – Emily Henry
  • Squad – Mariah MacCarthy
  • Heroine – Mindy McGinnis
  • The Tesla Legacy – K.K. Pérez
  • Tin Heart – Shivaun Plozza
  • Ruse – Cindy Pon
  • A Dangerous Collaboration – Deanna Raybourn (adult)
  • Bloodleaf – Crystal Smith
  • Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience – Various Authors
  • Kiss Number 8 – Colleen A.F. Venable & Ellen T. Crenshaw
  • The Waking Forest – Alyssa Wees

March 14th

  • Enlightenment – Reno Ursal

March 19th

  • Internment – Samira Ahmed
  • The Weight of the Stars – K. Ancrum
  • The Deepest Blue – Sarah Beth Durst
  • Winter War Awakening – Rosalyn Eves
  • Meet Me in Outer Space – Melinda Grace
  • The Next to Last Mistake – Amalie Jahn
  • Fear of Missing Out – Kate McGovern
  • Never-Contented Things – Sarah Porter
  • The Universal Laws of Marco – Carmen Rodrigues
  • From Breath and Ruin – Carrie Ann Ryan
  • Between the Water and the Woods – Simone Snaith & Sara Kipin
  • Sherwood – Meagan Spooner
  • Night Music – Jenn Marie Thorne
  • Small Town Hearts – Lillie Vale
  • To Best the Boys – Mary Weber
  • Girls with Sharp Sticks – Suzanne Young

March 26th

  • Sky Without Stars – Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell
  • XL – Scott Brown
  • Once & Future – Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy
  • Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? – Ally Carter
  • Quarantine: A Love Story – Katie Cicatelli-Kuc
  • The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe – Ally Condie
  • Brawler – Neil Connelly
  • The Cursed Series, Parts 1 & 2 – Rebecca Donovan
  • Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc – David Elliott
  • Undaunted – Kat Falls
  • Eyes on Me – Rachel Harris
  • In Another Life – C.C. Hunter
  • Dig – A.S. King
  • Fake Plastic Girl – Zara Lisbon
  • Killing November – Adriana Mather
  • The Lady Is a Spy: Virginia Hall, World Wars II Hero of the French Resistance – Don Mitchell
  • Unleaving – Melissa Ostrom
  • The Dating Game – Kiley Roache
  • The Beast Player – Nahoko Uehashi

Whew! That’s an impressive list, if you ask me! What March 2019 releases are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below!

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