In the past, I’ve been doing these posts as a sort of 3 at a time, multiple posts a month kind of thing, complete with lengthy blurbs for each book. I’ve decided to make things easier and just pop a whole bunch of new releases for the month into one big post. I’ll try to summarise the plot for each book into short snippets that’ll hopefully help you decide if you’re interested in finding out more. All books are linked to their respective Goodreads pages to make things even easier. While a large chunk of these are YA, not all of them are and I’ve incorporated a few books from adult genres for those who like to read more broadly.
- The Everlasting Rose (The Belles #2) – Dhonielle Clayton: Camille and her allies race to find Princess Charlotte and fight to restore peace to Orleans.
- The Quiet You Carry – Nikki Barthelmess: After a mysterious incident with her father, Victoria is placed into foster care and forced to adjust to her new surroundings.
- Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons 4#) – Matt de la Pena: A young Clarke Kent teams up with bestie Lana Lane to solve a Smallville mystery whilst learning more about his powers and origins.
- To Best the Boys – Mary Weber: Disguised as a boy, a teen scientist enters a dangerous scholarship contest to win entry to an illustrious men’s university in order to research a cure to the disease killing her mother.
- Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid: Told as a compilation of interviews, DJ&TS details the rise and eventual break up of a legendary (fictional) band during the 60s and 70s.
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- The Last 8 – Laura Pohl: Eight teenagers learn to survive on Earth after an alien attack decimates the human population.
- Lovely War – Julie Berry: In a hotel room during WWII, the goddess of love, Aphrodite, tells a story to her husband, Hephaestus, and lover, Ares, of four young people who met and fell in love during WWI.
- Call Me Evie – J.P. Pomare: Kate wakes up in an isolated cabin. A man named Bill claims she’s there for her protection, that she did something unspeakable. Kate’s memory of her life before is sketchy and Bill’s story doesn’t add up. But does she really want to remember?
- Bloodleaf – Crystal Smith: Aurelia is destined to marry the prince of an enemy country. After an assassination attempt, she uses forbidden magic to save a life. Attacked by witch hunters, she trades places with her lady in waiting, Lisette. Now forced to survive without money or status, Aurelia is in a race to make it to Achelva before Lisette marries the prince instead.
- Opposite of Always – Justin A. Reynolds: Jack is a pro at ‘almost’ getting things – valedictorian, varsity – but when he meets Kate, he feels as though his curse might finally be over. Until she dies. Now, with help of some time travel, Jack may have the chance to prevent her death. But is it worth it if it means hurting someone else he loves?
- Sherwood – Megan Spooner: After the death of Robin Hood, Maid Marion takes up his legendary bow and hood to fight for the people of Locksley against the terrible Sheriff of Nottingham.
- Small Town Hearts – Lillie Vale: In a small, beachside town, Babe, is forced to deal with the falling out of her two best friends, re-appearance of her ex-girlfriend, and growing feelings for the cute artist she knows will leave town when the summer’s over.
- The Weight of the Stars – K. Ancrum: Two girls are brought together after a terrible accident. They bond over listening to radio waves on a roof in the hopes of hearing something from one of the pair’s mother, an astronaut on a one way trip to the edge of the solar system.
- Girls with Sharp Sticks – Suzanne Young: The Innovations Academy is designed to turn young ladies into perfectly obedient women. However, when Mena and her friends start to question the nature of their existence, they realise the school holds some very dark secrets.
- Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams: Queenie is a 25-year-old Jamaican-British woman living in London, constantly trying to straddle two cultures. After a messy break up with her long term boyfriend, she starts on a downward spiral before undergoing a journey of self-discovery and beginning to question who she wants to be and what she wants to do with her life.
- Once & Future – Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy: Comedy and Sci-fi combine in this King Arthur retelling featuring a teen Merlin who’s been aging backwards, a cruel oppressive government, and the 42nd reincarnation of Arthur, Ari, who crashes on new Earth while on the run from a mega-corporation.
- In Another Life – C. C. Hunter: When Chloe moves to a new town with her mother, she meets Cash, a boy who informs her that she looks just like the child his foster parents lost years ago. As the two dig into Chloe’s adoption, the more strange things start to occur and others just don’t add up.
- Killing November – Adriana Mather: New student, November Adly sets out to find the culprit behind a series of murders at a school designed to train students to be assassins, counsellors, spies, and impersonators.
Hopefully there’s at least one book on this list that caught your eye, I know there’s definitely a few on my radar. While I’ve tried to cover a chunk of reads that come out in March, I know there are STACKS I’m missing. I’d be here til the end of time if I tried to cover them all. If there’s a book you think I should add, just let me know. It’s always good to share the excitement with others.
What March ’19 release are you most excited about?