What is going on y’all?! Hope you are having an awesome day, week, month and year! Here are some of the books that are getting out in the world in the month of March! I absolutely adore them and I want you to adore them as well!
Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May
Expected release on 29th March 2022.
In the aftermath of World War I, a naive woman is swept into a glittering world filled with dark magic, romance, and murder in this lush and decadent debut.
On Crow Island, people whisper, real magic lurks just below the surface.
Neither real magic nor faux magic interests Annie Mason. Not after it stole her future. She’s only on the island to settle her late father’s estate and, hopefully, reconnect with her long-absent best friend, Beatrice, who fled their dreary lives for a more glamorous one.
Yet Crow Island is brimming with temptation, and the biggest one may be her enigmatic new neighbor.
Mysterious and alluring, Emmeline Delacroix is a figure shadowed by rumors of witchcraft. And when Annie witnesses a confrontation between Bea and Emmeline at one of the island’s extravagant parties, she is drawn into a glittering, haunted world. A world where the boundaries of wickedness are tested, and the cost of illicit magic might be death.
The book has the prettiest ARC and has enchanting golden foiling and the chapter symbols are so beautiful. I was unable to take off my eyes of it. There are so many witchy things I love about this book and the aesthetic just holds me down to the ground.
One For All by Lillie Lainoff
Expected release on 8th March 2022.
Tania de Batz is most herself with a sword in her hand. Everyone in town thinks her near-constant dizziness makes her weak, nothing but “a sick girl”; even her mother is desperate to marry her off for security. But Tania wants to be strong, independent, a fencer like her father—a former Musketeer and her greatest champion.
Then Papa is brutally, mysteriously murdered. His dying wish? For Tania to attend finishing school. But L’Académie des Mariées, Tania realizes, is no finishing school. It’s a secret training ground for a new kind of Musketeer: women who are socialites on the surface, but strap daggers under their skirts, seduce men into giving up dangerous secrets, and protect France from downfall. And they don’t shy away from a swordfight.
With her newfound sisters at her side, Tania feels for the first time like she has a purpose, like she belongs. But then she meets Étienne, her first target in uncovering a potential assassination plot. He’s kind, charming, and breathlessly attractive—and he might have information about what really happened to her father. Torn between duty and dizzying emotion, Tania will have to lean on her friends, listen to her own body, and decide where her loyalties lie…or risk losing everything she’s ever wanted.
This debut novel is a fierce, whirlwind adventure about the depth of found family, the strength that goes beyond the body, and the determination it takes to fight for what you love.
I am very excited to get my hands on One For All and read it very soon! It has been one of my most anticipated reads of 2022! Whenever I read the synopsis, I get powerful vibes from it and just cannot wait to invest more time to share about it once I really get lost in the world of this book. It has queer, demi-bi and ace characters as well as a beautiful plot building; this I have heard and a lot of people have loved it! I want to love it as much!
The Old Woman With The Knife by Gu Byeong-Mo (Translated by Chi-Young Kim)
Expected release on 8th March 2022
At sixty-five, Hornclaw is beginning to slow down. She lives modestly in a small apartment, with only her aging dog, a rescue named Deadweight, to keep her company. There are expectations for people her age–that she’ll retire and live out the rest of her days quietly. But Hornclaw is not like other people. She is an assassin.
Double-crossers, corporate enemies, cheating spouses–for the past four decades, Hornclaw has killed them all with ruthless efficiency, and the less she’s known about her targets, the better. But now, nearing the end of her career, she has just slipped up. An injury leads her to an unexpected connection with a doctor and his family. But emotions, for an assassin, are a dangerous proposition. As Hornclaw’s world closes in, this final chapter in her career may also mark her own bloody end.
A sensation in South Korea, and now translated into English for the first time by Chi-Young Kim, The Old Woman with the Knife is an electrifying, singular, mordantly funny novel about the expectations imposed on aging bodies and the dramatic ways in which one woman chooses to reclaim her agency.
I haven’t read books where the mc is like sixty-five years old and this one really held me for the same reason. It is a psycho-non-dramatic-yet-dramatic kind of book which is interesting and fun to read. At about 300 pages, it is a quick read and is easily understandable, witty and wicked but could have be more crispier and terrifying.
I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin
Expected publication date, 15th March 2022
I am a girl. I am a monster, too.
Each summer the girls of Deck Five come back to Marshall Naval School. They sail on jewel-blue waters; they march on green drill-fields; they earn sunburns and honors. They push until they break apart and heal again, stronger.
Each summer Margaret and Rose and Flor and Nisreen come back to the place where they are girls, safe away from the world: sisters bound by something more than blood.
But this summer everything has changed. Girls are missing and a boy is dead. It’s because of Margaret Moore, the boys say. It’s because of what happened that night in the storm.
Margaret’s friends vanish one by one, swallowed up into the lies she has told about what happened between her and a boy with the world at his feet. Can she unravel the secrets of this summer and last, or will she be pulled under by the place she once called home?
Poetry disguised as YA thriller, how can I not love this?! It is always fun to read to something of a kind and this surely does give that taste to your reading. If you are someone who enjoys lyrical verses and poems, almost kinda reading a story like reading lyrics to your favourite song, this one is for you!
The City of Dusk by Tara Sim
Expected Publication Date, 22nd March 2022
The Four Realms—Life, Death, Light, and Darkness—all converge on the city of dusk. For each realm there is a god, and for each god there is an heir.
But the gods have withdrawn their favor from the once vibrant and thriving city. And without it, all the realms are dying.
Unwilling to stand by and watch the destruction, the four heirs—Risha, a necromancer struggling to keep the peace; Angelica, an elementalist with her eyes set on the throne; Taesia, a shadow-wielding rogue with rebellion in her heart; and Nik, a soldier who struggles to see the light— will sacrifice everything to save the city.
But their defiance will cost them dearly.
This list would have been incomplete without “The City of Dusk” being here. I mean, Orbit is killing my back account with the awesome SF/F books. Also, there are realms like darkness and death in the book and you think THE BOOK WOULD NOT BE ON THE LIST – how- do you even know me?—
P.S: I still am waiting for a copy of this, pray for me so that i get it!
The Outfit by David Tallerman
Published On 3rd March 2022
In 1907, the revolutionary Joseph Djugashvili – who would later take the name Joseph Stalin – met with an old friend, a clerk at the Tiflis branch of the State Bank of the Russian Empire, for a glass of milk. Over talk of national pride, the spirit of the new century and Djugashvili’s poetry, they agreed the beginnings of a plan.
With the aid of the Outfit, Djugashvili’s hardened crew of “expropriators,” they would pull off the biggest, bloodiest and most daring robbery in Georgia’s history, and ruthlessly change the direction of the Bolshevik revolution forever..
Before you go for reviews on GR, note that READ REVIEWS BY OTHER BLOGGERS on their websites, they explain why they or someone would or would not like a particular book. But, The Outfit was a really fun read and being short and quick and witty- it was absolutely a fun read with an engrossing writing style!
A Far Wilder Magic by Allison Saft
Expected Publication: 8th March 2022
When Margaret Welty spots the legendary hala, the last living mythical creature, she knows the Halfmoon Hunt will soon follow. Whoever is able to kill the hala will earn fame and riches, and unlock an ancient magical secret. If Margaret wins the hunt, it may finally bring her mother home. While Margaret is the best sharpshooter in town, only teams of two can register, and she needs an alchemist.
Weston Winters isn’t an alchemist–yet. Fired from every apprenticeship he’s landed, his last chance hinges on Master Welty taking him in. But when Wes arrives at Welty Manor, he finds only Margaret and her bloodhound Trouble. Margaret begrudgingly allows him to stay, but on one condition: he must join the hunt with her.
Although they make an unlikely team, Wes is in awe of the girl who has endured alone on the outskirts of a town that doesn’t want her, in this creaking house of ghosts and sorrow. And even though Wes disrupts every aspect of her life, Margaret is drawn to him. He, too, knows what it’s like to be an outsider. As the hunt looms closer and tensions rise, Margaret and Wes uncover dark magic that could be the key to winning the hunt – if they survive that long.
In A Far Wilder Magic, Allison Saft has written an achingly tender love story set against a deadly hunt in an atmospheric, rich fantasy world that will sweep you away.
I have been shouting from every corner of the world about this book since the cover was released and I have just like fallen in love with it but somehow cannot get it. I got denied for e-arc and paperback arc, feels like fate just does not want me to bind with it so soon! BUT JUST LOOK AT IT and the synopsis, I am like ded like here for it!
And They Lived. . . by Steven Salvatore
Expected Publication: 8th March 2022
Chase Arthur is a budding animator and hopeless romantic obsessed with Disney films and finding his true love, but he’s plagued with the belief that he’s not enough for anyone: he’s recovering from an eating disorder and suffers from body dysmorphia fueled by his father, and can’t quite figure out his gender identity. When Chase starts his freshman year of college, he has to navigate being away from home and missing his sister, finding his squad, and contending with his ex-best friend Leila who is gunning for the same exclusive mentorship. If only he can pull together a short for the freshman animation showcase at the end of the semester.
Then Chase meets Jack Reid, a pragmatic poet who worships words and longs to experience life outside of his sheltered world. But Chase throws everything into question for Jack, who is still discovering his sexual identity, having grown up in close-knit conservative family. Jack internalized a lot of homophobia from his parents and childhood best friend, who unexpectedly visit campus, which threatens to destroy their relationship. Chase will have to learn to love–and be enough for–himself, while discovering what it means to truly live.
Like – – I just like looked at the cover, a few hours ago and I had goosebumps and this sounds so heartwarming and beautiful to me. I am all here for crying happily. I- this- just- beautiful. GIFT THIS TO ME!
Well! Those were some of the books I have been waiting for for a long time which are dropping in the month of March! Please feel free to contact me anywhere if you want me to add any books to this list!
What are some of your most anticipated reads for the month?! Comment below!