I can’t wait to take a look at the following books that are coming out in March! I decided on these because they either look interesting or are part of a series that I am reading or may want to read eventually. I also love judging a book by its cover, so Ill let you know my feelings. 🙂
Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie
Red Queen meets Shadow and Bone in a debut fantasy about a girl forced to use her gift for sensing—and absorbing—other people’s feelings to protect the empire from assassins. Steeped in intrigue and betrayal, Burning Glass captivates with heartrending romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s quest for redemption.
In Riaznin, it’s considered an honor for Auraseers like Sonya—girls with a rare form of synesthesia—to serve as the emperor’s personal protector, constantly scanning for feelings of malice and bloodlust in the court. But Sonya would rather be free.
After the queen’s murder and a tragic accident, Sonya is hauled off to the palace to guard a charming yet volatile new ruler. But Sonya’s power is reckless and hard to control. She’s often carried away by the intense passion of others.
And when a growing rebellion forces Sonya to side with either the emperor who trusts her or his mysterious brother, the crown prince, Sonya realizes she may be the key to saving the empire—or its greatest threat (amazon.com).
Burning Glass sounds pretty interesting and I love the cover!
Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr
Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal—she’s half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born, a war has been raging between humans and faeries. The Queen of Blood and Rage, ruler of the fae courts, wants to
avenge the tragic death of her heir due to the actions of reckless humans.
Lily’s father has always shielded her, but when she’s sent to the prestigious St. Columba’s school, she’s delivered straight into the arms of a fae sleeper cell—the Black Diamonds. The Diamonds are planted in the human world as the sons and daughters of the most influential families and tasked with destroying it from within. Against her will, Lilywhite’s been chosen to join them…and even the romantic attention of the fae rock singer Creed Morrison isn’t enough to keep Lily from wanting to run back to the familiar world she knows (goodreads.com).
Although I really dislike the cover, the story sounds intriguing and a bit different. It may be worth a read.
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne M. Valente
Quite by accident, September has been crowned as Queen of Fairyland – but she inherits a Kingdom in chaos. The magic of a Dodo’s egg has brought every King, Queen, or Marquess of Fairyland back to life, each with a fair and good claim on the throne, each with their own schemes and plots and horrible, hilarious, hungry histories.
In order to make sense of it all, and to save their friend from a job she doesn’t want, A-Through-L and Saturday devise a Royal Race, a Monarckical Marathon, in which every outlandish would-be ruler of Fairyland will chase the Stoat of Arms across the whole of the nation – and the first to seize the poor beast will seize the crown. Caught up in the madness are the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine, the combat wombat Blunderbuss, the gramophone Scratch, the Green Wind, and September’s parents, who have crossed the universe to find their daughter (goodreads.com).
EEEKKKKKK! I can’t wait for this! Finally I get to finish the series and find out how it ends! I am super stoked! And I love the cover!
The Spider’s War by Daniel Abraham
Lord Regent Geder Palliako’s great war has spilled across the world, nation after nation falling before the ancient priesthood and weapon of dragons. But even as conquest follows conquest, the final victory retreats before him like a mirage. Schism and revolt begin to erode the foundations of the empire, and the great conquest threatens to collapse into a permanent war of all against all.
In Carse, with armies on all borders, Cithrin bel Sarcour, Marcus Wester, and Clara Kalliam are faced with the impossible task of bringing a lasting peace to the world. Their tools: traitors high in the imperial army, the last survivor of the dragon empire, and a financial scheme that is either a revolution or the greatest fraud in the history of the world (goodreads.com).
I am so glad the final book in The Dagger and the Coin is being released because that means I can finally read it! I have heard good things about it. I tend to enjoy series more when I am able to read the books back to back. The cover is decent and I like it, but not the best I have ever seen.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. Lady Midnight is a Shadowhunters novel.
It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.
Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…
Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?
Okay, so everyone knows when this is being released, but I have to mention it because I just started reading The Mortal Instruments, so I will probably want to read this when I finish with the other Shadowhunter novels. The cover is also pretty amazing!
The Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley
The climactic third and final novel in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
The trilogy that began with The Emperor’s Blades and continued in The Providence of Fire reaches its epic conclusion, as war engulfs the Annurian Empire.
The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.
But the three imperial siblings at the heart of it all–Valyn, Adare, and Kaden–come to understand that even if they survive the holocaust unleashed on their world, there may be no reconciling their conflicting visions of the future (goodreads.com).
A couple of years ago someone recommend that I read The Emperor’s Blades, but I had so much other stuff to read I never got around to it. Now that I know the last book is being released I will definitely have to read this! The cover is pretty decent btw….
Death Weavers by Brandon Mull
Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real, Cole’s epic adventure continues in book four of the New York Times bestselling “fanciful, action-packed adventure” series (Publishers Weekly, starred review), from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series.
Since arriving in the Outskirts, Cole and his friends have fought monsters, challenged knights, and battled rampaging robots. But none of that has prepared them for Necronum.
In this haunting kingdom, it’s hard to tell the living from the dead, and secret pacts carry terrifying risks. Within Necronum lies the echolands, a waystation for the departed where the living seldom venture.
Still separated from his power, Cole must cross to the echolands and rely on his instincts to help rescue his friends. With enemies closing in, Cole risks losing everything to find the one thing that might save them.
I love Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven series and I have been wanting to give this one a try. Alas…this is only the fourth book in a five book series, so I may have to wait until the final one is released. However, I will have to add this to my TBR list! I really like the cover too!
Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman
The Marvel Universe is no more! The interdimensional Incursions have eliminated each and every dimension one by one – and now, despite the best efforts of the scientists, sages and superhumans of both dimensions, the Marvel Universe and Ultimate Universe have collided with one another…and been destroyed! Now, all that exists in the vast empty cosmos is a single titanic patchwork planet, made of the fragmented remains of hundreds of devastated dimensions: Battleworld! And the survivors of this multiversal catastrophe must learn to survive in this strange new realm! What strange creatures inhabit this world? Which familiar faces will make their return? And what happens when the various realms go to war? The Marvel Universe is dead…and the victors of the Secret Wars will determine what comes next!
Well, I tried keeping up with this in comic format, but I just couldn’t do it. Now that the entire collection is being released I will have to pick this up and see what happens in the Marvel Universe!
The Bestiary by Ann VanderMeer
A modern bestiary of made-up fantastical creatures organized from A to Z, along with an ampersand and an invisible letter, featuring some of the best and most respected fantasists from around the world, including Karen Lord, Dexter Palmer, Brian Evenson, China Mieville, Felix Gilman, Catherynne M. Valente, Rikki Ducornet, and Karin Lowachee (goodreads.com).
Okay, so this just looks epic! An entire book filled with fantastical creatures! I can’t wait to check this out. Hopefully Barns & Noble will have a copy I can look at. This thing is massive at 400 pages and I probably won’t be able to buy it because the price is around $130, but I would love to see it! I hope it’s as good as I think it is! Oh! and the cover sure is strange, yet fascinating.
Half Lost by Sally Green
Nathan Byrn is running again. The Alliance of Free Witches has been all but destroyed. Scattered and demoralized, constantly pursued by the Council’s Hunters, only a bold new strategy can save the rebels from total defeat. They need the missing half of Gabriel’s amulet—an ancient artifact with the power to render its bearer invincible in battle.
But the amulet’s guardian—the reclusive and awesomely powerful witch Ledger – has her own agenda. To win her trust, Nathan must travel to America and persuade her to give him the amulet. Combined with the Gifts he has inherited from Marcus, the amulet might just be enough to turn the tide for the Alliance and end the bloody civil war between Black and White witches once and for all…
So this series sounds pretty interesting and might give it a try. I love reading back to back if I like it so its great to know this is the last of the series! I’m not a big fan of the cover though…
So now you know which books I am most excited for in March! How about you? Which books can’t you wait to read!? Have any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments!
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