March Book Releases That I’ll Kill For

A new month means yet another time I wish that I had a genie who would give me unlimited money to splurge on books. Because honestly, these upcoming releases are drawing me in like a magnet and I do want to support the authors, but oh my god the prices are sky high! Not to mention that these releases show up on local retail sites a month later. Even when I do order form sites like bookdepository, the books take ages to arrive!

I had preordered a copy of Yes No Maybe So and I’m super salty that it still hasn’t arrived. I mean, I’m pre-writing this post but I’ve all but given up on reading that book anytime soon.

But, that’s not the point of this post! Even though I get a bit sad and not being able to get access to most new releases, I’ll never tire of yelling about how excited they make me feel at the top of my lungs 🙂

Which is what this post is going to do. So sit tight, grab some noise-cancelling headphones so that my screams don’t pierce your eardrums, and feast your eyes upon these glorious books releasing this month!

(by no means is this an exhaustive list, I’m merely mentioning the books I’m most eager to read)

 

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March Book Releases That I’ll Kill For

Literally all of these books are coming out on 3rd March? Is this an auspicious book publishing day I should be aware of??? Anyway, let’s go ahead.

 

1. Hello Now

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Hello Now is a book about June whose mother loses her job hence they move to a new house and the boy next street, Novo, is super mysterious. He is actually a time traveller who someone who wakes up in different places and at different points in time with utter regularity. The rest of the blurb is vague but I honestly don’t care because time travel!!! I absolutely adore any form of book, movie or show regarding time travel(if done right). That’s why I knew I absolutely had to add this one to my TBR!

RELEASE DATE: 3rd March

 

2. Witches of Ash and Ruin 

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This book has witchcraft and mythology? I mean I was sold before I even read the blurb. Not to mention the fact that our main character has somatic OCD and has been outed as bisexual. Talk about representation! Witches of Ash and Ruin takes the hat.

Things get complicated when another coven arrives and some mysterious killings start happening. Not to mention that Dayna is at odds with the bewitchingly frustrating Meiner King, the granddaughter of their coven leader. You all, I spy a nice little sapphic romance 😉

RELEASE DATE: 3rd March

 

3. The Twin

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Who isn’t fascinated with twins? Or am I the odd one out here? The Twin is a psychological thriller where Emmy finds out her twin, Iris, may be trying to push her out of her own life. And is she responsible for the death of their mother too? The blurb describes as Iris quite literally taking over Emmy’s life and I’m just so fascinated and curious to know what’s happening here!

RELEASE DATE: 3rd March

 

 

4. Be Not Far From Me

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I’m honestly a sucker for survival stuff and Be Not Far From Me is a story about Ashley who goes hiking with her friends and finds her boyfriend with another girl. In a rage she gets separated from her friends and now must survive the whole ordeal in the mountains. Such stories mostly focus on the character development rather than plot but you may never know, sometimes a book can do both well!

RELEASE DATE: 3rd March

 

5. Havenfall

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First off, that cover is really making me drool. I love how the bright and intense blue shifts to a darker blue with a golden contrast! Havenfall is a story about an inn which is connected to magical realms and provides a sense of safety and comfort to everyone. Until a dead body is found there. Again, this blurb gives us a couple of interesting details and makes us want to buy the book for the rest of the details. I’m super curious about this magical inn and is sort of similar to time-travel? I just want it, okay.

RELEASE DATE: 3rd March

 

6. When We Were Magic

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Okay, this book gives me major Chilling Adventures of Sabrina vibes. When We Were Magic is quoted as a dark and funny novel and I immediately want it because how often do you find that sort of thing? In a friendship of unconditional love, a spell goes wrong and a boy wounds up dead. The friends are left with a trail of spells going wrong as they try to set something right and this honestly sounds eerie, I immediately want to read it.

RELEASE DATE: 3rd March

 

 

7. Docile

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I’ll give you just one line: Docile is a science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a challenging tour de force that at turns seduces and startles.

HOW DO YOU NOT FALL IN LOVE WITH THAT? Apparently, to be a Docile is to forget, to disappear, to hide inside your body from the horrors of your service. To be a Docile is to sell yourself to pay your parents’ debts and buy your children’s future. It kind of gives me those alpha/beta slavery fanfiction vibes? I wasn’t very into that except for a Malec one I found but this sounds so different and dark yet amazing!

RELEASE DATE: 3rd March

8. Eight Perfect Murders

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I WILL LITERALLY DIE TO GET A COPY OF THIS BOOK. Eight Perfect Murders revolves around a bookseller who created a list of the most unsolvable murders in fiction and now seems like someone is actually testing how unsolvable they can be… The FBI is involved and somehow this killer knows about our protagonist’s personal history as well. What’s worse, he seems to be closing in on him. This sounds like the kind of book that would keep me at edge every single moment. Also one of the murder styles is from Agatha Christie’s A.B.C Murders??? I’M SCREAMING!!!

RELEASE DATE: 3rd March

 

9. The June Boys

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My heart missed a beat when I got accepted for an ARC for The June Boys! Firstly, the cover gives me Temple Run vibes and that’s what made me want to know more about this book. It’s about The Gemini Thief, a serial kidnapper. who takes three boys and holds them captive from June 1st to June 30th of the following year. The June Boys endure thirteen months of being stolen, hidden, observed, and fed before they are released, unharmed, by their masked captor. But the game changes when Thea believes that The Gemini Thief took a thirteenth victim, her cousin. Also, for the first time, one of the boys comes back dead.

I am bursting with curiosity. What do you mean the thief just observes them and feeds them and lets them go? And he’s never been caught! This is going to be a major hit or miss for me, I can feel it in my bones.

RELEASE DATE: 3rd March

 

10. Harley In The Sky

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I’m in the street team for this one and let me tell you one thing, you have no idea what you’re in store for! I absolutely adore Akemi Dawn Bowman and her writing style plus her upcoming book, Harley In The Sky is set in a circus background! Harley has a dream of being a trapeze artist so she leaves home, betrays her family and joins the rival travelling circus. I’m pretty sure she meets a lovely boy who is into music and she forms some great familial bonds in the circus but let’s face it. I’m a sucker for anything about circuses…

RELEASE DATE: 10th March

Related Posts: Why I Love Books Set In Circuses
Harley In The Sky, Circus Book Tag

11. Tigers Not Daughters 

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Again, I have an ARC for this one 🙂 Tigers Not Daughters is a mysterious story about the Torres sisters. Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. But then strange things start happening around the house and now the question is whether Ana is trying to haunt them or warn them.

We’re following an intense mystery and sisterly bonds, nothing can be better! Also, did I say how much these gorgeous book covers are killing me?

RELEASE DATE: 24rth March

 

11. We Are Totally Normal 

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If you’re active on book twitter, you may have heard some buzz around this book and people questioning its queerness. We Are Totally Normalis a complicated and messy story about Nandan who starts questioning his identity when he hooks up with his friend Dave. Dave seems completely comfortable in his skin but Nandan is riddled with anxiety and confusion as he tries to figure himself and their relationship.

If you’re confused or hesitant about picking this book up, I would urge you to read this wonderful and informative post by CW @ The Quiet Pond: We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia -A Messy Complex & Powerful Exploration of What It Means To Question Yourself

RELEASE DATE: 31st March

 

12. Look

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Lulu’s video with another girl wasn’t supposed to go viral, nor was her boyfriend supposed to break up with her. Look is a story about what you present vs. who you really are, about real intimacy and manufactured intimacy and the blurring of that line. It’s a deceptively glamorous, feminist, emotionally complex, utterly compelling, queer coming-of-age novel about falling in love and taking ownership of your own self–your whole self–in the age of social media. I mean- it’s so very relevant. Social media can be exhaustive and being out and queer on the internet is even scarier. I want to read how Lulu manages to navigate her life around it.

RELEASE DATE: 31st March

 

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Are any of these books on your TBR too?

Which March book releases are you most excited for?

Have you already read any of these books? If so, let me know your thoughts!

 

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4 thoughts on “March Book Releases That I’ll Kill For

  1. be not far from me and havenfall are definitely on my radar!! i absolutely love mindy mcginnis’ braveness to just go for the weird and disgusting and icky bits in her storytelling so i’m entirely on board to see how she infuses that into a survival story. also, magical inn?? where magical creatures meet?? and a dead body is suddenly found?? this could very well be AMAZING. also: the june BOYS. i have this weird feeling that i’ll LUV that one so i really hope you’ll like it!!

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    • Omg yaay, yes, I’m so excited for all of those!!! And I’m currently reading The June Boys! It’s really interesting but the structure of the narrative is sort of bothering me 🙈

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  2. AH I am SO hyped about Look, this book sounds SO damn good I can’t wait to read it! I’m also so curious about Harley in the Sky, I loved the author’s Starfish so much 🙂

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