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New Releases I’m Excited For – March

I am always on the look out for new books to add to my TBR and then pre-ordering the ones that I am particularly excited about. There are a lot of new books coming out in March and I wanted to share some of them in this post. So, here are the new book releases I’m excited for in March.

Boys Like Me by Simon James Green

It’s 1994 and thanks to Section 28, there can be no mention of gay relationships in schools. When a school librarian leads Jamie to a disguised novel in the library that reflects his own confused feelings towards boys, he notices that he’s not the only one who has checked the book out. In the margins of the pages, he and another student start to leave messages for each other, and Jamie starts to believe that he’s not alone … and maybe also has a shot at finding love. That is, until the secret novel is discovered by the head teacher and all hell breaks loose.

I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. I know that is going to discuss an important topic, section 28, in depth, which I feel we all need to know more about. It is also written by one of my favourite authors who I know always writes stunning books. I have this one on pre-order and cannot wait to give it a read.

2nd March 2023

The Half-Life of Love by Brianna Bourne

He’s known exactly when he’s going to die since he was eight years old and half-lifed, a small twinge that tells a person when they’ve lived half their life. From that moment, Flint’s done everything he can to make his death more bearable. Cutting off all his friends, refusing to eat his favorite foods, reading only the most depressing literature by long-dead writers. He plans to spend his final days back in his hometown with his parents, quietly waiting to die.

But then he meets September Harrington, an utter explosion of brilliance and fun, and all his plans fly out the window. September has dedicated herself to curing the half-life, landing a coveted internship at the world-renowned Half-Life Institute. She has her own past that she’s refusing to deal with, choosing instead to spend her nights living it up with her friends and her days deep in the lab, where she’s working to find a cure.

When their worlds collide, it feels like the start of an epic, once-in-a-lifetime love. Only Flint can’t bring himself to tell September he’s dying, and September’s keeping secrets too. The closer they get, the less time they have together and the more their secrets threaten to destroy everything.

Can September and Flint save each other, or are their days numbered from the start?

The synopsis of this one has me hooked already. What seems like it is going to be an epic love story with sci-fi elements mixed in, I cannot wait to give this a read. I’m expecting it to break my heart too but that hasn’t stopped me from pre-ordering it!

7th March 2023

The Love Wager by Lynn Painter

Hallie Piper is turning over a new leaf. After belly-crawling out of a hotel room (hello, rock bottom), she decides it’s time to become a full-on adult.

She gets a new apartment, a new haircut, and a new wardrobe, but when she logs into the dating app that she has determined will find her new love, she sees none other than Jack, the guy whose room she’d snuck out of.

Through the app, and after the joint agreement that they are absolutely not interested in each other, Jack and Hallie become partners in their respective searches for The One. They text each other about their dates, often scheduling them at the same restaurant so that if things don’t go well, the two of them can get tacos afterward.

Spoiler: they get a lot of tacos together.

Discouraged by the lack of prospects, Jack and Hallie make a wager to see who can find true love first, but when they agree to be fake dates for a weekend wedding, all bets are off.

As they pretend to be a couple, lines become blurred and they each struggle to remember why the other was a bad idea to begin with.

I absolutely adore Lynn Painter’s books so of course I am excited about her releasing a new book. This one sounds like it is going to be a the perfect rom-com to read in one sitting. It has strangers, to friends to lover and just sounds epic. I cannot wait to read this one.

14th March 2023

Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Sixty-year-old self-proclaimed tea expert Vera Wong enjoys nothing more than sipping a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy ‘detective’ work on the internet (AKA checking up on her son to see if he’s dating anybody yet).

But when Vera wakes up one morning to find a dead man in the middle of her tea shop, it’s going to take more than a strong Longjing to fix things. Knowing she’ll do a better job than the police possibly could – because nobody sniffs out a wrongdoing quite like a suspicious Chinese mother with time on her hands – Vera decides it’s down to her to catch the killer.

Nobody spills the tea like this amateur sleuth.

I’m loving reading cosy crime books at the moment and this new one sounds excellent! Its author is one whose books I’ve loved and know will be amazing. I’ve already seen some incredible reviews for this one which is making me even more excited to give it a read. I can’t wait for my pre-order to arrive!

16th March 2023

Happyhead by Josh Silver

Friends, here is the good news: HappyHead has the answer.

 When Seb is offered a place on a radical retreat designed to solve the national crisis of teenage unhappiness, he is determined to change how people see him and make his parents proud. But as he finds himself drawn to the enigmatic Finn, Seb starts to question the true nature of the challenges they must undergo. The deeper into the programme the boys get, the more disturbing the assessments become, until it’s clear there may be no escape…

I’ve literally just started reading a copy of this one, thank you to the publishers for gifting me a copy, and I am loving it. It has me hooked and I have no idea what to expect next. It seem like it is going to be one of those books that I won’t be able to get off my mind and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on it!

16th March 2023

What March releases are you excited about? Let me know in the comments!

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