Hello everybody! Today, I’m back with another post, this time talking through the myriad of March releases I’m incredibly excited about reading, even though it might take me a WHILE given the size of my existing TBR and the length of this list. Onto the post!
Dragonracers– this is a fun-looking little Barrington Stoke novella about twins who discover a baby dragon, just hatched from an egg.
The Wishkeeper’s Apprentice– this story’s title is pretty self-explanatory to be honest! It looks like a lovely younger middle grade magical adventure.
Moonflight– this proof has been on my tbr for ages, which is a crime because I know I’ll love. Stories with animal POVs are just my absolute JAM, as you all know!
Dandy the Highway Lion- like I said, I love animal stories. This is giving Paddington vibes, and I think it’s also been compared to Einstein the Penguin (another book that’s been languishing on my TBR for far too long!). Yes, this will be FUN.
Into the Faerie Hill- I’ve loved both of HS Norup’s previous books, and this sounds like her most magical yet. I can’t wait to read it, especially after some friends have recommended it to me highly!
Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels– the sequel to a fabulous fantasy adventure set in Nigeria from last year. I think this is a duology but I don’t know for absolute certain, so I’m intrigued to see either how the story ends or how it sets things up for future books.
Phoenix and the Frost Palace– similarly to Moonflight, this is something I desperately need to get to. The first was one of my favourite reads of 2021 and I think this sequel has the potential to be even better. Also the cover is ridiculously beautiful.
Tourmaline and the Island of Elsewhere- I loved Ruth Lauren’s 2017/8 duology so I’m so thrilled to finally have something new from her. I’m expecting feminist, fabulous, fun fantasy and I’m so sure I’ll enjoy it!
Woodwitch– I cannot wait to return to Hedgely; these books are so cosy and comforting and full of gentle magic. It’s gonna be such a good time when I get to it.
Winter’s Keep– I actually haven’t read book 2 in this series about weather magic, but I still preordered the final book in the trilogy cause I love the cover and I know I’ll enjoy both books as I loved the first. Also have a cute bookstagram pic planned for this when it eventually arrives.
Flock Horror– a new Jennifer Killick is always a treat, and I’m pretty sure this’ll be just as terrifying as the others in her brilliant ongoing series Dread Wood.
Crookhaven– this sounds SO GOOD, I’ve been dying to have it in my hands for ages. It’s about a school where criminals get trained, to then go out and do good in the world when they graduate. I think the concept is so so cool and I’m sure it’ll be such a fun story.
I, Spy– mystery books are probably my very favourite genre, if you forced me to pick one and I have insanely high hopes for this one, set at Bletchley Park. If it’s anything like the Secrets Act, I’ll be OBSESSED.
Xanthe and the Ruby Crown– a new Jasbinder Bilan is always a treat and I’m sure this will be no exception. I must confess to not knowing a lot about the plot, but I’m sure it’ll be an amazing tale and I’d read pretty much anything by this author, to be honest.
Fireblood– as we’ve likely established by now, I’m a big MG fantasy fan and this sounds so interesting and fun. I’m actually on the blog tour tomorrow, when this post will be going up, so keep an eye out for an exclusive guest post from author Sam Stewart.
Rider of the Storm– the third and final book in the brilliant Ancient Rome set Circus Maximus series. I can’t wait to see how our wonderful heroine Dido’s story ends, especially as I really liked the resolution for her in Rivals on the Track.
Where the River Takes Us– I love Lesley Parr (and her books, obvs) so much. It’s set in Wales, one of my favourite settings ever and somewhere I’m dying to go in real life. I’m also very excited to learn more about the 1970s, especially the three day week mentioned in the blurb.
Yesterday Crumb and the Teapot of Chaos- I’m hoping to reread the first book ASAP, so I can get to this very quickly too. It’s about witches with powers connected to tea and cake and confectionery, and yes that is as delightful as it sounds. Also, this installment sees them go to a magical baking contest!! Gimme.
The Unfortunate Wishes of Nelly Young – I really liked the movie Sixteen Wishes back in the day, and the new Beth Garrod very much has the same energy. Both are about girls getting their wishes granted and realising it might not be the best thing ever like they thought it would be.
Portraits and Poison– the sequel to one of my favourite books of last year, and the second in historical MG series the Lizzie and Belle Mysteries. I’m so excited to see these wonderful characters again, and I’m so intrigued by the blurb.
The Starlight Stables Gang– one of my favourite things growing up were horse books by Stacy Gregg, and I think this series might finally be the modern equivalent I’ve been waiting on. It’ll also hopefully spur me on to reread Pony Club Secrsts after saying I wanted to for years!
Toby and the Wizards of Wildhaven- I’m so excited for a new Sally Doherty! This one sees young carer Toby go on holiday with the witches he met in the previous book. I assume some sort of adventure beckons to interrupt their relaxation!
Jamie– this is middle grade contemporary about a non binary kid called Jamie who is devastated to learn their local high schools are segregated by gender, and sets out to change things with their friends’ help.
Boy Like Me– I absolutely love Simon James Green, and I’m really excited to pick up his new YA release, which seems like a bit of a new direction for him. It’s about a love story in library book margins, and the awful repercussions of Section 28.
The Half-Life of Love– I quite enjoyed Brianna Bourne’s debut, so I’ll likely pick this up at some stage. I think the concept of falling in love right before your pre-determined date of death is pretty intriguing, and I’m hoping this version is less depressing than They Both Die at the End (which I DNF).
The Headmaster’s List– this is a YA thriller, I believe about 4 teens in a car accident. I doubt it’ll be a new favourite but it sounds like something I’ll at least enjoy.
A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon– this looks like a springtime version of Just Like Magic, maybe, kind of. Witchy romcoms have become one of the great loves of my life and it’s nice to have one that isn’t super autumnal-coded.
Nobody Puts Romcoms in the Corner– this is a fake dating celebration of classic romcom movies so I can almost guarantee you already I’ll be obsessed with it. And the couple are called Harry and Sally to boot!!!
Ellie is Cool Now– this is a romcom about a woman forced to attend her high school reunion in order to secure her dream job. She has my deep sympathy already and I can’t wait to read her love story.
Thank you so much for reading! Which March releases are you excited about? Do we have any in common? I’d love to chat in the comments!
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I’m really looking forward to A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon. Hope you enjoy all of these as you get to them!