Hello! Today’s post is the monthly post where I talk about books that are coming out in the following month. For this specific post, I’ll be talking about some of the books that I’m interested in, that are being published in the month of March.
Let me know if any of these books are books that you are interested in reading as well.
- The Secrets We Bury by Stacie Ramey || Young Adult
In an effort to escape his family, Dylan sets out on the Appalachian trail—but he can’t escape his past—or his secrets in this novel from the author of The Sister Pact.
Dylan Taggart is on the run. His family is trying to put him in a school for psychologically challenged students, and he gets it—he has issues. But a special school is a complete overreaction. And in six months, he’ll be a legal adult, so Dylan decides to disappear on the Appalachian Trail until he can make his own decisions.
Dylan wanted independence, but setting out on a 2,190-mile hike by himself is more than he bargained for. And he keeps crossing paths with another teen hiker, known only as “The Ghost.” This mysterious girl is also making the trek alone, and Dylan can tell she’s trying to escape too. But from what? When disaster strikes, how can they trust each other if they can’t face their own secrets?
I’m particularly interested in reading The Secrets We Bury since there’s not only quite a bit of intrigue, but there’s also a sense of mystery as well. The synopsis also leads me to believe that The Secrets We Bury may involve some mental health issues? I won’t know for sure, until I read The Secrets We Bury for myself. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to reading and getting to know Dylan’s character.
- Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey & Krystal Wade || Young Adult, Sci-Fi
While she sleeps, the whole universe changes.
Princess Talia Starchaser has it all. Wealth. Status. Adoring citizens. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she’s forced to publicly betray her best friend, a companion mock she’s had since birth, setting events into motion that lead to the destruction of the humans, and the princess floating through space, a remnant of a time when humans ruled over droids.
One hundred years later, half-mock captain Will Perrault and his ragtag crew discover a device floating in space. When a very human Talia emerges from its depths, Will suspects she’s the key to buying his way back into the regiment he once commanded against the last remaining rebel humans—and the ruling mock queen’s good graces.
Both Talia and Will would rather get space-tossed than trust one another, but with the queen’s forces chasing them across the galaxy and the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance, they’ll forge the unlikeliest of alliances to survive.
Our Dark Stars actually sounds interesting to me. I know that this is what these monthly posts are for, but like, I don’t normally go for books/stories where the entirety of it takes place in space. I’m incredibly picky about what space books I read. I’m looking forward to the dual points of view from Talia and Will. I’m also really looking forward to how Talia reacts when she finds out that she’s been in stasis for 100 years!
- No Filter by Orlagh Collins || Young Adult
This poignant, sweepingly romantic debut novel told in dual POVs is perfect for fans of Everything, Everything and All the Bright Places.
Anyone who follows Emerald on her social media accounts only sees a perfect life-her loving, wealthy family, tight-knit circle of friends, and devoted internet following. But the truth hides behind the scenes of her perfectly framed, filtered photos. . . Emerald’s family is far from happy, and when she finds her mom unconscious on the bathroom floor, she can no longer keep it a secret.
Sent to stay with her grandmother in a small beach town while her mother recovers and her father works non-stop, Emerald fears the long, lonely summer ahead of her . . . until she meets Liam. He’s an aspiring songwriter with his own baggage, but neither of them can deny their connection. With secrets and lies all that they’re used to, can Emerald and Liam really fall for each other-brave and true-with no filter?
This fresh, funny, and poignant debut from Orlagh Collins is refreshingly grounded and sweepingly romantic all at once.
No Filter is a book that I can’t help but have high hopes for. There’s quite a bit that Emerald can lose in general. Yet I get the sense that Emerald will have trouble being as honest as she could be. I’m guessing that Emerald has had to put on this front for her whole life and now she finally gets to be herself, with no filter whatsoever? Even I would have trouble knowing where to begin.
- To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo || Young Adult, Fantasy
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most–a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen and or remain a human forever.
The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby–it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good–But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?
I’ve been seeing To Kill a Kingdom a lot recently on Netgalley. Each time I see the cover I’m interested in reading what this book is about. Well, I read the synopsis a few times now and each time I read it I get more and more intrigued. I’m always down to read a mermaid/siren book and I’m so glad that To Kill a Kingdom is a siren novel. From the synopsis as well, I get the sense that To Kill a Kingdom will have two points of view. I’m looking forward to reading Princess Lira’s POV, but I’m also really looking forward to reading Prince Elian’s POV too.
- More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer || Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
With loving adoptive parents by his side, Rev Fletcher has managed to keep the demons of his past at bay. . . until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.
Emma Blue’s parents are constantly fighting, and her only escape is the computer game she built from scratch. But when a cruel online troll’s harassment escalates, she not only loses confidence but starts to fear for her safety.
When Rev and Emma meet, they’re both longing to lift the burden of their secrets. They connect instantly and deeply, promising to help each other no matter what. But soon Rev and Emma’s secrets threaten to crush them, and they’ll need more than a promise to find their way out.
From the author of Letters to the Lost comes a new compulsively readable story for fans of Nicola Yoon.
I like that the characters in More THan We Can Tell have their own secrets and stories to tell. I also like that the characters have promised to help each other with their situations. Howeverrrrr, I believe that there are two ways that that could go: either really well for the both of them, or exponentially bad. I’m leaning more towards things going really badly.
- Losing Leah by Tiffany King || Young Adult, Thriller
Some bonds can’t be broken.
Ten years after the tragic disappearance of her twin sister Leah, sixteen-year-old Mia Klein still struggles to exist within a family that has never fully recovered. Deep in the dark recesses of her mind lies an overwhelming shadow, taunting Mia with mind-splitting headaches that she tries to hide in an effort to appear okay.
Leah Klein’s life as she knew it ended the day she was taken, thrust into a world of abuse and fear by a disturbed captor—”Mother,” as she insists on being called. Ten years later, any recollections of her former life are nothing more than fleeting memories, except for those about her twin sister, Mia.
As Leah tries to gain the courage to escape, Mia’s headaches grow worse. Soon, both sisters will discover that their fates are linked in ways they never realized.
Losing Leah sounds like a Mystery & Thriller with a Fantasy twist. If that’s the case with Losing Leah, then I am 100% interested in reading it. Honestly though, the synopsis now sounds like a psychological thriller..
- Find You In the Dark by Nathan Ripley || Fiction, Mystery / Thriller, Suspense
In this chilling debut thriller, in the vein of Dexter and The Talented Mr. Ripley, a family man obsessed with digging up the undiscovered remains of serial killer victims catches the attention of a murderer prowling the streets of Seattle.
Martin Reese is obsessed with murder.
For years, he has been illegally buying police files on serial killers and studying them in depth, using them as guides to find missing bodies. He doesn’t take any souvenirs, just photos that he stores in an old laptop, and then he turns in the results to the police anonymously. Martin sees his work as a public service, a righting of wrongs that cops have continuously failed to do.
Detective Sandra Whittal sees it differently. On a meteoric rise in police ranks due to her case-closing efficiency, Whittal is suspicious of the mysterious caller—the Finder, she names him—leading the police to the bodies. Even if the Finder isn’t the one leaving bodies behind, who’s to say that he won’t start soon?
On his latest dig, Martin searches for the first kill of Jason Shurn, the early 1990s murderer who may have been responsible for the disappearance of his sister-in-law, whom he never met. But when he arrives at the site, he finds a freshly killed body—a young and recently disappeared Seattle woman—lying among remains that were left there decades ago. Someone else knew where Jason Shurn buried his victims . . . and that someone isn’t happy that Martin has been going around digging up his work.
When a crooked cop with a tenuous tie to Martin vanishes, Whittal begins to zero in on the Finder. Hunted by a real killer and by Whittal, Martin realizes that in order to escape the killer’s trap, he may have to go deeper into the world of murder than he ever thought.
Not only is the synopsis creepy, but the cover is downright scary. Which only makes me want to read Find You in the Dark even more.
The synopsis is also really compelling since there seems to be a lot of hiding things from people and I think, maybe even the police?
- I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman || Young Adult, Contemporary
A powerful story of empathy and friendship from the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of If I Stay.
Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in helping the others out of theirs.
An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and discovering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is bestselling author Gayle Forman at her finest.
If you didn’t know: I’m a huge Gayle Forman fan. I love If I Stay; I’ve read it so many times that I lost count. So to hear that Forman has another YA book out on the way, makes me incredibly giddy.
Even thought I Have Lost My Way sounds like a book that will be depressing book with a happy ending. I don’t know how this book will play out. I hope that the books’ ending will be a happy one though.
- Protogenesis by Alysia Helming || Young Adult, Fantasy
With her unusual violet hazel eyes hidden behind heavy glasses, American teenager Helene Crawford is the kind of stWith her unusual violet hazel eyes hidden behind heavy glasses, American teenager Helene Crawford is the kind of student that always has an answer; yet, she doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere.
One fateful day, life as she knows it comes to a grinding halt. There was a fire. Her mother is gone. But something is not right… The Greek Mafia may be involved. Vivid dreams of ancient deities consume her sleep. A maze of clues leads her to believe that her mother is still alive… She must go to Greece.
The answers to her perilous quest lie there, as Helene braves into the unknown of a new life, torn between two Greek guys and a new world that literally awaits her.
And who knows, maybe the Greek gods and goddesses are on her side… or maybe not.
I absolutely freaking love books with Gods & Godessess in them. I love mythology. Mythology is completely captivating to me. Protogenesis sounds like one hell of a book honestly! There are so many components in the synopsis. I think that this book will be very action packed with twists and bounds all around! I’m very excited to get my hands on a copy of this book.
Other Mentionable Titles Are:
- Lake Silence by Anne Bishop (03/06/18) (This book may contain triggers)
- Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs (03/06/18)
- The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco (03/06/18)
- They All Fall Down by Tammy Cohen (03/06/18)
- Hold My Hand by M.J. Ford (03/08/18)
- That Old Black Magic by Cathi Unsworth (03/08/18)
- Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh (03/13.18)
- The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty (03/13/18)
- Miles Away From You by A.B. Rutledge (03/20/18)
- Losing Leah by Sue Welfare (03/22/18)
- Ignited by A.M. Deese (03/27/18) (This book has triggers)
These are the March books that I’m looking forward to reading! Are there any books on this list that you’re looking for? Is there a book that you’re looking forward to that isn’t on this list?
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