Anticipated Releases: March 2019
Happy Thursday Storytellers! February’s death is fast approaching, but to make up for us getting that much farther into 2019 (which I hope is going great for you all!) the Book fairies have granted us mere mortals a bounty of books to be released in the month of March!
My anticipated releases for March are about the same size as this months own, but I feel like I am missing tons of goodies due to me constantly being in a valentine’s day candy coma–so if you have any books you can’t wait to read that come out next month, throw ’em at me!
With that said, let’s munch on some heart-shaped Reese’s and get on into my happy dance!
The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project by Lenore Appelhans (March 5)
Riley lives in TropeTown, where everyone plays stock roles in novels. Riley, a Manic Pixie Dream Boy, is sent to group therapy after going off-script. Riley knows that breaking the rules again could get him terminated, yet he feels there must be more to life than recycling the same clichés for readers’ entertainment. Then he meets Zelda, a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Geek Chic subtype), and falls head over heels in love. Zelda’s in therapy too, along with several other Manic Pixies. But TropeTown has a dark secret, and if Riley and his fellow Manic Pixies don’t get to the bottom of it, they may all be terminated.
This is a precious bean and I will love it for forever. I was fortunate and privileged enough to receive an ARC of this novel from Netgalley and it was the cutest story I have ever read. I can’t wait to own a physical copy of it and watch as this magic is released to the world!
Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith (March 5)
The bestselling author of Windfall and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight returns with a meet-cute romance about Hugo and Mae, two teens who are thrown together on a cross-country train trip that will teach them about love, each other, and the futures they can build for themselves.
It’s the perfect idea for a romantic week together: traveling across America by train.
But then Hugo’s girlfriend dumps him. Her parting gift: the tickets for their long-planned last-hurrah-before-uni trip. Only, it’s been booked under her name. Nontransferable, no exceptions.
Mae is still reeling from being rejected from USC’s film school. When she stumbles across Hugo’s ad for a replacement Margaret Campbell (her full name!), she’s certain it’s exactly the adventure she needs to shake off her disappointment and jump-start her next film.
A cross-country train trip with a complete stranger might not seem like the best idea. But to Mae and Hugo, both eager to escape their regular lives, it makes perfect sense. What starts as a convenient arrangement soon turns into something more. But when life outside the train catches up to them, can they find a way to keep their feelings for each other from getting derailed?
This literally sounds right up my alley, female film student and a cross-country train adventure with a complete stranger? Sign me up! Also, I am really smitten with the cover and really hope one portion of it is glossy, okay thanks bye.
Feeder by Patrick Weekes (Mar 5)
Lori Fisher hunts monsters. Not with a sword or a gun, but with an interdimensional creature called Handler. Together they take down “feeders”—aliens who prey on mankind. When Lori touches a feeder, Handler’s impossibly large jaws appear and drag the beast into another dimension.
It’s a living—or was, until a job for the Lake Foundation goes wrong, and Lori stumbles across the Nix, a group of mutant teenagers held captive on the docks. Now the Lake Foundation is hunting Lori, and if they find Lori, they find Ben, the brother Lori would do anything to protect. There’s only one thing to do: strike first.
Lori teams up with the Nix to take on Lake, and to discover why the Nix were kidnapped in the first place. But as she watches their powers unfold, Lori realizes the Nix are nothing like her. She has no powers. She has…Handler. Maybe she’s not the monster hunter after all. Maybe she’s just the bait.
It’s aliens trying to take over the world and monsters that eat aliens. Need I say more?
*NOTE* upon further research, this book is already a year old and is just being re-released as a Trade Paperback. I feel personally attacked, but I’m leaving it in here because I haven’t read it and it sounds really cool. So if you dig it, go get you a copy.
Internment by Samira Ahmed (March 19)
Rebellions are built on hope.
Relevant societal contemporaries are becoming my new kink. I love that YA is starting to get more diverse in the books that they are releasing and promoting. I have high hopes for this one and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Advice From A Jilted Bride by Piper Rayne (March 21)
What’s a girl to do after being ditched at the altar by text message? That’s right. Text. Message.
How does she pick up the pieces and move on? I’m no Dear Abby but here’s a little free advice…
Advice #1 – First, purge your apartment of all things him—by tossing his belongings off the balcony.
Advice #2 – Do not, I repeat do not, throw anything out into the hallway because you’ll injure your hot new neighbor.
Advice #3 – When said neighbor brings over Chinese Food do not let him stay and keep you company. It’s awkward when you realize he’s your boss.
Advice #4 – Accept his offer to help you with your side business but think twice before using a date to his sister’s wedding as collateral.
Advice #5 – Investigate who your mystery neighbor really is. Don’t trust his word even if he’s the world’s best kisser.
If you listen to nothing else, pay attention to that last one. It’s the most important and will save you a lot of heartache.
LOVESICK IN LAKE STARLIGHT
I will forever Stan Piper Rayne and all they do! I completely fell head over heels in love with the Bailey family in this first book of the series, (you can read my review for it here!) and when it was announced that the second book would be released in March focusing on Brooklyn Bailey–I got a little too stupid excited…well more like WAY stupid excited. This series can be read as standalones, but I highly suggest reading them in order to get the full investment and love for the Bailey family!
What Books are you excited for in March? Let me know!