So many new releases heading our way!
Super quick reminder – these are new releases on my own personal radar. You’re going to notice right away that there are some really big titles missing (Cassandra Claire, the next Leigh Bardugo, etc) and that’s because I’m not personally reading those series.
And sorry if you’re one of the 3 people who accidentally saw this nearly empty post on Saturday… my bad 🙈
March is usually one of the biggest release months for me, but this year is surprisingly tame!
This is a dual timeline historical fiction following a women in present day London and the owner of an apothecary shop dedicated to ridding women of the abusive men in their life in the last 1700s.
“Rule #1: The poison must never be used to harm another woman.
Rule #2: The names of the murderer and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register.”
A much awaited new release from this author – a Nobel Prize recipient in Literature! Like in Ishiguro’s previous works, this is a sci-fi literary fiction that explores what it means to be human. This one in particular follows an AI who is discovering what it means to love.
A psychological thriller following a family who is murdered and becomes famous by a true crime documentary, and the surviving son who is trying to uncover the truth.
An own voices, enemies to lovers rom-com following bakers who team up to win a video cooking contest! This is said to be for fans of Great British Bakeoff and will leave you craving all the bread!
The latest installment in this middle grade series is following young Cassidy Blake as she and her family take on New Orleans. There she will face her more dangerous challenge yet – a servant of Death itself.
The Veronica Speedwell series follows a female lepidopterist who teams up with a roguish historian to solve murders in Victorian London. And this new installment finally follows the newly budding romance between the two!
This is an adult psychological thriller following two former best friends who reunite at their college reunion only to find someone is out to seek revenge for something they did 10 years ago.
“[A] shocking novel about the brutal lengths girls can go to get what they think they’re owed, and what happens when the games we play in college become matters of life and death.“
Jill Santopolo is known for writing heart-wrenching contemporaries and this one sounds just as impactful. It follows a woman who is forced to make the choice between the man she married and the dreams she sacrificed 15 years ago.
“Two loves. Two choices. One chance to follow her dreams.“
This is a new spinoff series taking place in the same world as the Uptown Girls series. This is a second chance romance between childhood best friends who must choose between marriages of convenience or risk it all for true love.
In the vain of Lucy Foley’s The Guest List, this new thriller follows an isolated island wedding that turns dark and dangerous.
“Skeletal remains have just been found. There are other, newer disturbances, too. Menacing texts. A ruined wedding dress. And one troubling shadow hanging over Claire’s otherwise blissful relationship—the strange mystery surrounding Jack’s first wife.
Then a raging storm descends, the power goes out—and the real terror begins…”
The final book in the Fable duology! This YA fantasy duology follows a world of sea traders, pirates, and gemstones.
“Trader. Fighter. Survivor.
If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.”
An own voices YA thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community when the charming boy she’s been falling for witnesses a brutal murder.
Another hard-hitting slightly magical contemporary from A.M. McLemore! This one follows 2 teens who learn they were both assaulted at the same party and look to each other for comfort. And eventually help each other discover the truth of what happened that terrible night.
In this conclusion to the A River of Royal Blood duet, two sisters, despite being on the run, must find a way to come together in order to save their kingdom and take their rightful place on the throne. Before their Queendom devolved into war.
A contemporary rom-com, and sophomore novel, from an own voices author. This is a female software engineer and venture capitalist who agree to enter into a fake engagement but begin to fall for each other.
A YA supernatural thriller following a teenage girl who is determined to uncover the truth behind her mothers disappearance.
“an eerie collection of found documents and written confessionals… with supernatural twists that keep you questioning what is true and what is an illusion.“
Another psychological thriller. This one follows a woman who has a one-night stand at her bachelorette party. She never expects to see the man again, until he appears at the resort where she and her new husband are staying on their honeymoon.
The much anticipated follow up to Cemetery Boys! This sophomore novel is a modern retelling of Peter Pan and follows Wendy who must confront the woods where she went missing 5 years ago in order to save the other missing children in the small coastal town.
The stars of a new Adult high fantasy series (with a sapphic romance!) following unlikely companions – a female soldier and the niece to the throne – who must ban together to overthrown the king.
An adult contemporary romance following a woman who has played it safe her entire life but begrudgingly agrees to a vacation on a tropical island for her sister’s benefit. Only to find she’s living her greatest fear, when her sister misses her flight.
“With each breathtaking new experience, Marin gets closer to her real self, the man she’s falling for, and the heart-wrenching truth about why she’s there in the first place.“
Meanwhile, EVERYTHING is releasing April 6th 😅
This is YA fantasy/horror following 3 sisters who mysteriously went missing 10 years ago and returned not quite the same. Now when one of them goes missing again, the other two must come together and unravel the bizarre clues left behind.
“A dark, twisty modern fairytale where three sisters discover they are not exactly all that they seem and evil things really do go bump in the night.“
The start of a new YA science fiction series following teenage girl who is murdered on her way to a party and finds herself in a place called Infinity. But this afterlife is ruled by a cruel, all-powerful being, and the rebels must be find a way to overthrow her in order to save those in her imprisonment.
This historical rom-com follows side characters from the author’s previous book, To Have and To Hoax. This is a friends to lovers romance following 2 friends who make a wager on the hero’s love life. But as their bickering turns to lust and possibly more, they risk losing far more than the 100 pounds they originally bet.
The follow up to The Roommate, this follows Naomi, a sex-worker and co-founder of a sex-positive startup, and Ethan, the city’s hottest bachelor and rabbi. The two of them team up to teach a course titled “Modern Intimacy” in order to save both of their careers.
The sophomore novel and follow up to You Deserve Each Other. This new rom-com is about a dreamer and hopeless romantic who inherits a house in the mountains from her aunt only to find the home is cared for by a groundskeeper who is both grouchy and gorgeous.
“[A] clever retelling of Pride and Prejudice that reimagines the iconic settings, characters, and romances in a thrilling and high-stakes whodunit.”
A (possibly) paranormal thriller about woman who returns to her family home after her sister passes away. There she discovers her sister was researching the history of their family and property. And that the land holds far darker secrets than any of them knew.
From the author of The Hating Game, comes a new opposites attract, adult rom-com!
“[A] clever, funny, and unforgettable story of a muscular, tattooed man hired as an assistant to two old women—under the watchful eye of a beautiful retirement home manager.”
A new YA fantasy series that is said to be for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir! This follows a prison healer who competes in the dangerous Trial by Ordeal in place of the rebel queen who is captured and too ill to withstand the challenges.
But no one has ever survived the trial.
A YA thriller/horror that follows a secret club of boarding school students obsessed with horror and one main objective: come up with the scariest prank to orchestrate real fear.
The next release is the much loved adult fantasy romance series – Blood and Ash. This takes place directly after the reveal of Poppy’s identity in book 2 and follows and she and Hawk take on a new dangerous mission: free his brother and find hers.
A Jamaican-inspired fantasy following two enemy witches must enter into an alliance to take down a common enemy.
“But power is intoxicating, revenge is a bloody pursuit, and nothing is certain – except the lengths they will go to win this game.“
From the author of The Silence of Bones comes another historical YA thriller. This follows a family that has struggled to recover after their 2 daughters went missing and later found with no memory of their captor. Year later, their father goes missing while investing similar disappearances of other teen girls.
“Determined to find her father and solve the case that tore their family apart, Hwani returns home to pick up the trail. As she digs into the secrets of the small village, Hwani comes to realize that the answer lies within her own buried memories of what happened in the forest all those years ago“
A sapphic, enemies-to-lovers + fake dating, YA romance between a basketball player and cheerleader who are forced to carpool together after a fender bender.
A queer retelling of the Russian folktale – “The Firebird”.
This follows 2 sisters whose fates have been decided from birth. But when the queen is murdered and their powers awaken, the twins must discover “who they can trust, who they can love—and who killed their mother.”
A dark, psychological thriller that takes place at a gothic estate in Edinburgh after the disappearance of Cat’s twin, El.
“The grand old house is still full of shadowy corners, and at every turn Cat finds herself stumbling on long-held secrets and terrifying ghosts from the past. Because someone has left Cat clues in almost every room: a treasure hunt that leads right back to Mirrorland, where she knows the truth lies crouched and waiting…”
What new releases (on or not on this list) are you highly anticipating?