Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be sharing some books I’m really excited about which are released in March. At the time of writing I’ve still not read any of these, but by the time you’re reading this, I should hopefully have got through most (if not all) of the ones I’ve been lucky enough to recieve an early copy of. Onto the post!
Mort the Meek and the Ravens’ Revenge– this is by Rachael Delahaye, and it sounds like a really interesting MG fantasy, which is set in a kingdom called Brutalia, that is ruled by an evil queen. It focuses specifically on a character named Mort, who the queen appoints executioner despite him being a pacifist. I’m very much looking forward to being part of the blog tour soon, and the book sounds like a lot of fun!
City of Rust– this is a new middle grade fantasy/sci-fi published by Chicken House, and I’ve been trying to challenge my fear of genres I don’t often pick up a little bit and it sounded interesting, so I’m looking forward to giving it a try and then being part of the blog tour. It’s about three children and a gecko trying to save the world from being attacked by a trash bomb. I’m particularly excited to meet the gecko, I love animal characters so much!
The Magicians’ Map– I really enjoyed the first in this series last summer, and while I didn’t originally know it was a series, the ending of the first book has left me really intrigued to see what happens next for Hedy and Spencer. I think it focusses on a magical underground treasure hunt and it sounds really exciting.
Show Us Who You Are– I loved Elle McNicoll’s debut a Kind of Spark, and I absolute can’t wait to read this. My friend who’s already read it has said it’s even better, and it follows autistic girl named Cora and her friend Adrien (who is also neurodivergent, as he has ADHD), as they take on a huge corporation and try to bring them down because of their dark secrets. I think it’s so important to have more Own Voices stories by disabled authors, and Elle is such a huge talent in middle grade. I can’t wait to fall in love with Cora and Adrien just as much as I did Addie and Audrey, and I have no doubt the story will be incredible too.
Race to the Death– this is a debut, and I believe it focuses on chariot racing in Ancient Rome. I have an early copy which I’m hoping to read soon and I’m very excited that I’m going to be sharing a guest post from Annaliese on the blog tour soon!
The Storm Keepers’ Battle– this was one of the books that got postponed last year that I was saddest about. It’s the third and final book in the Storm Keeper series, which is set on a stunning, magical version of Arran, and I can’t wait to see how Fionn and Tara and Shelby’s story ends. I love the worldbuilding and magic system so much, and the baddie is so deliciously evil.
Dragon Legend– I loved Dragon Mountain when I read it last year, and I absolutely NEED to find out what’s going to happen after the epic cliffhanger we were left on at the end. The series follows four children who are bonded with their very own dragons, after visiting a summer camp in China.
Willow Moss and the Vanished Kingdom– I’m such a huge fan of the Starfell books, because they combine incredible worldbuilding with utterly loveable characters and such a warm, cosy vibe. I can’t wait to see Willow and Oswin again and see how their latest adventure unfolds. I’m also very much hoping this isn’t the last book because I can’t remember how many books the series was signed for.
The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst- this is the latest release in the Kingdoms and Empires series, and I’m such a huge fan as you’ll know if you ready my very rambly raving reviews of The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and the Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars. I’m so excited about this I’m buying the Australian version, to give you an idea of how much I love this series!!
The Fountains of Silence– I have to admit I don’t know that much about the actual plot of this, but it takes place in Spain while it was under Franco’s dictatorship and as a Spanish student who’s learnt a bit about this already, it’s a period I’m incredibly excited to learn some more about.
Act Your Age, Eve Brown– I only started this series this year, but I’m very attached to the Brown siblings at this point and I really wish there were a few more so that the series could go on for longer! They’re so lovely and funny and romantic. This one follows Eve, the youngest of the three sisters, as she starts a new job and has an enemies to lovers romance with her new boss.
Thank you so much for reading! Which books are you looking forward to this month? Do you have any thoughts on the ones I’ve mentioned? I’d love to hear in the comments!