26 YA Books Releasing in March 2018 You Need on Your TBR (because I said so)!

So it’s well-known, that publishers love to smother us with new books!!

Which is great! But also, it is supremely difficult to keep up with all of them, or the ones we’re most interested in, so basically I’m taking the opportunity to make sure I don’t forget these books because my memory is horrible!! (And oh yes, I’m also sneakily plotting to make sure your TBRs grow taller but you didn’t hear that from me.)

Also featuring me crying joyfully over diversity, beautiful covers and my empty wallet!! Let’s go!

March 6th

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi: THE HYPE. THE HYYYYYYYYPEEEE! A West-African inspired fantasy! Diverse!! Um, hi, it’s mine, thanks!!!

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi: Shatter Me!!!! More Juliette and Warner and Kenji and all the amazing things!!!! (I’M NOT SCREAMING, YOU ARE)

The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk: Grief and music and diversity!! *grabby hands*

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer: I ADORED Letters to the Lost, and this book is from the POV of Rex, who I was so intrigued with in LTTL. So sign me up!!

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo: This sounds SO GOOD omg. I believe there are sirens and more specifically, a disgraced siren who needs to kill the prince to be made a siren again??! I SENSE MURDER INTRIGUE!

Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton: I loved Rebel of the Sands, but I’ve been uninterested in reading the second book and I’m kiiiind of indifferent to the third’s book release. BUT THE SERIES STARTED OFF GOOD.

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw: Three sisters who were drowned for witchery steal the bodies of human girls every year to lure boys and drown them for revenge – HOLY CRAP. Sign me up! (I swear I’m normal)

In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira: “A parallel story of a mother and daughter, each at age 17” The main character is biracial,

The Case For Jamie by Brittany Cavallero: I haven’t read any of the Charlotte Holmes books, but I’ve had them on my TBR for so long! Oops.

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough: To be honest I’m not a fan of historical fiction? Too much sexism and old-fashioned

The Unbinding of Mary Reade by Miriam McNamara: Sooooo I don’t actually see ton of good reviews for this?? BUT PIRATESSSSSSS.

Pacifica by Kristen Simmons: MORE PIRATES. Did I miss something about March??? There are so many sea-themed/pirating books going on?? I MEAN I’M NOT COMPLAINING. But why now???

March 13th

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: Oops, looks like I have to actually read Illuminae and Gemina now… *hides*

The Radical Element edited by Jessica Spotswood: I’m not actually a super huge fan of short stories, but there are so many amazing authors involved in this!! Anna-Marie McLemore, Marieke Nijkamp, Mackenzi Lee, Dhonielle Clayton…!!!

In Sight of Stars by Gae Polisner: This goes back and forth in terms of timelines and explores the story of Klee, who gets committed and the time before and after and during and such (I think??) and I’ve seen a lot of good reviews on this!!

Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau: Set during a school bombing and I…. </3 Heartbreak all over.

March 20th


The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan: Ft. a biracial (half Asian, half white) protagonist tackling grief and her mother’s suicide </3 This book already sounds so beautiful and heartbreaking from its synopsis!!

Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles: If this book isn’t on your TBR: WHAT ARE YOU DOING. I already can tell what an amazing this book will be, among the likes of The Hate U Give , and Dear Martin. Publishing, writers; YOU’RE DOING AMAZING, SWEETIE.

The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco: Aaah I’ve been meaning to read The Bone Witch for so long! But I… didn’t. Oops.

Miles Away From You by A.B. Rutledge: The synopsis made this book sound so good!! But I also just looked through some reviews aaaand it doesn’t seem as great as it sounds but some people loved it? So.

Tiger’s Dream by Colleen Houck: I’m actually not interested in this book or series anymore haha, but I had to include this for nostalgia’s sake! I had no idea there was a fifth book being published in this series?! I don’t think I’m reading this, but omg, this brings back memories. 😂

March 27th


 Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Choksi: This isn’t YA, but I am so so happy to see a middle grade fantasy book being published with an Indian main character and exploring India’s mythology from an #ownvoices author!! I’M SO HAPPY.

Lost Crow Conspiracy by Rosalyn Eves: Oops another sequel where I haven’t read the first book!! (Am I the only one who hears “crow” and immediately wants to go back to the Dregs, MY LOVES)

And She Was by Jessica Verdi: Dara, the main character, discovers her mother is actually transgender and goes on a road trip with her best guy friend!

In Her Skin by Kim Savage: Oh my gosh, this reminds me so much of Here Lies Daniel Tate by Cristin Terrill! I loved that book so much, and this one follows the same sort of missing-person-impersonation plot and so I’m actually super excited for this one.

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton: Okay, this sounds SO COOL. I’m raising a skeptic brow at the words “starblessed Ella” to describe one of the king’s daughters, because um hi special snowflake, but that’s okay!! It has “a family drenched in blood” and that’s all I need, tbh.

(Yes, this is the same person who loves cute romances. FIGHT ME.)

What books are you anticipating the most this upcoming month??! March 6th is ABSOLUTELY INSANE and I love-hate it because I want them so muchhhhh but um I would need a miracle to afford them all?? (Also am I the only one who hasn’t read Illuminae or Gemina yet?? *nervous laughter* *prepares to run*)

March is ACTUALLY AMAZING okay!! I’m so pumped! (Even though I’m probably not gonna have time to read half these books!!)


66 thoughts on “26 YA Books Releasing in March 2018 You Need on Your TBR (because I said so)!

  1. Obsidio and Restore Me are two very anticipated releases. I am always very amped for sequels, because I need to know where the story is going. I just read In Sight of Stars this morning (it was beautiful), and In Search of Us was a winner for me too.

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    • I know!! I absolutely can’t wait to return to the world and characters in Restore Me, and I’ve heard so much about the Illuminae series that I’m also waiting for Obsidio to read the series ahah. Ooh, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed those two! Makes me even more excited to read them. 😊

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  2. Omg read illuminae and gemini! They’re so good!! Im really excited for Obsidio and Children of Blood and Bone!
    The same thing happened to me with Rebel of the sands, LOVED the first book and then never got around to the second.

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  3. Brilliant list!! I really want to read Children of Blood and Bone! And I’m psyched for more Juliette and Warner!! to Kill a Kingdom and Wicked deep sound so good! hehe I really recommend Illuminae (and I’m definitely looking forward to Obsidio!)

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  4. I have ARCs of Children of Blood and Bone and The Astonishing COlour of After AND SHAFJASHFJF IM SO EXCITED TO READ THEM. I read Illuminae and didn’t really like it that much? Oops. I read The wicked Deep and TO Kill A Kingdom, early copies, and REALLY GOOD!! Totally worth the hype! I read Illuminae and I found it was WAY too overhyped and I didn’t like it :(( But I made a deal with May so I’m gonna have to read Gemina soon

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  5. Oh my god, I’m a bit overwhelmed. Haha I so relate on what you said on Obsidio- looks like it’s finally time for me to finally pick those books up, but being the blob I am with the hundreds of books on my TBR…. it probably won’t happen soon 😦
    So many fabulous releases though, agh! Great post 💛

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  6. I have been screaming at everyone that I want Tyler Johnson was Here so bad! The cover is gorgeous and the story is relevant me wants it!!! I still am working on my backlisted books though.. so no can do for now. Also, I am undecided about how I feel about the Heart Forger. I was really on the fence about The Bone Witch, but I felt like I was the only one …….

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    • I KNOWWW!! It sounds and looks so amazing and I NEED IT. 😍 Ahahah I know what you mean, it’s such a struggle not being able to reach for the new books right away! Ahh, that’s too bad! It’s tough being the black sheep ahah. I think I’ve seen some other more disappointed reviews on it though! Hopefully The Heart Forger will be better?

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  7. OMG IM SO EXCITED FOR TO KILL A KINGDOM AND THE WICKED DEEP,, also yes you are the only one who hasn’t read illuminae yet SERIOUSLY GO READ IT 150% GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE IT
    And I forgot to add aru shah in my most anticipated??? Never been more disappointed in myself. Love your post ♥♥

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      • That “someday” sounds vvv ominous but okay.
        IKR they all sound so good and now that many of them are out GUESS WHO DOESNT FEEL LIKE READING THAT GENRE ATM, I cant even belive myself like I waited so long for them wtf


  8. Ooohhhh there are so many I’m dying to get of these! Should I try sending a letter to the publisher and asking for an early birthday present? xD I really need to update my wishlist ASAP.

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    and I just finished To Kill A Kingdom and it was SO GOOD. i absolutely love books about sirens and this one did not disappoint!!! it has great character dynamics and flirty banter and murderous sirens and siren killers and royalty and I LOVED IT. 10000/10 would recommend.

    i have an ARC of Astonishing Color of AFter and i’m SO EXCITED TO READ IT. i love that it has a magical realism aspect to it and i’ve only heard praise and sjhdjg HELP.


  10. I can’t wait for COBAB!!! I read To Kill a kingdom and it was pretty good? Could have been better. Also, the Astonishing Color of After looks so pretty and I WANT it!
    And I’ve pre-ordered Obsidio and I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!

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  11. This post is such a fabulous resource!!

    I’ve been anticipating The Astonishing Color of After for what seems like FOREVER! I’ve already started hearing nothing but good things – can’t wait until I can read it myself!

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  12. THERE ARE SO MANY AMAZING RELEASES this month. I can’t wait for everything ahah I wish I could buy everything. I’m so excited for Children of Blood and Bone, Obsidio, Restore Me, The Astonishing Color of After. There’s also this brilliant book, Emergency Contact, releasing late this month AND I NEED IT.

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  13. *gasps* I’M SO HAPPY ABOUT “IN SIGHT OF STARS”!!!!! i loved that book so much as an arc ❤ the plot is not the best thing ever, but just the way she described the mc's thoughts????? ❤ & you're not alone with Illuminae or Gemina i've been shielding myself from tomatoes, etc. because i've neglected them!! xD

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  14. I feel like this is the biggest month of book releases and there are just so many books I am excited for. I’m on a book buying ban right now though, so it’s really hard not to go to Barnes and Noble and pick these up 😩

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  15. ANALEEEE YOU CAN’T DO THIS TO ME. But omg I’m so excited over SO MANY of these books?? Especially Astonishing Color of After — one of my most anticipated books, magical realism, and ASIAN REP!!! — Children of Blood and Bone — it looks like such a good (and important) fantasy! — and Obisidio — I WILL SCREAM FOREVER IF THIS IS A DISAPPOINTMENT. And aahh I’ve heard some problematic things about Miles From You, and also And She Was. :/ But we’ll drown them out in the other fabulous books coming out. 😂

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    • *cackles* BUT I CAN… AND I HAVE. I know right???! YESSS I’m so excited for Astonishing Color of After and Children of Blood and Bone!! LOOK AT ALL THIS REPRESENTATION I love it. I hope Obsidio is not disappointing??!! Because I’m going to stall forever on Illuminae and Gemina if it is hahah. Aw, no, really?? What a shame. Yes, very true!! Can’t waste our time on problematic books with all these other amazing ones!! 😍

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