After the deluge of February, March is giving us a little bit of of a respite. There’s still plenty to go around, including a trilogy finisher and the beginning of a new series by an awesome author. Here are my top choices for March 2020!
A PALE LIGHT IN THE BLACK by K.B. Wagers
Release Date: March 3rd, 2020
Best known for her Hail Bristol books, about a princess-turned-smuggler-turned Empress, Wagers has set her sights on a future a little closer to present day for her next series. Set a few hundred years from now, it follows a crew on a ship in the “space coast guard,” whose daily duties include evacuating stranded pilots and intercepting smugglers. PALE LIGHT is a little less action-driven than Hail Bristol, choosing to focus instead on a more slice-of-life approach to the space adventure genre. I found this to be a good comfort read; you can find my full review here!
SMOKE BITTEN by Patricia Briggs
Release Date: March 11th, 2020
New year, new Mercy Thompson! The twelfth installment in one of my favorite urban fantasy series finds our heroine with her friends and family threatened by a creature that escaped from the fae Underhill. A coyote shapeshifter against a monster that controls those it bites – bring it on!
THE CITY WE BECAME by N.K. Jemisen
Release Date: March 24th, 2020
N.K. Jemisen took the world by storm with her three-time Hugo-winning BROKEN EARTH trilogy, and now she’s back to start a new weird fantasy series. This time, she’s envisioning an Earth where every city has a literal soul. Every city, that is, except New York – New York has five. I have admittedly only read THE FIFTH SEASON of Jemisen’s work, but that’s enough to make me eager to see what she has on deck with this new novel.
NIGHT OF THE DRAGON by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: March 31st, 2020
I’ve really been enjoying the SHADOW OF THE FOX books, Japanese-inspired YA fantasy adventures that follow a half-kitsune/half human girl who is trying to stop the Master of Demons from summoning his ilk into the human world. This is the last book in the trilogy, and I have my hands on an ARC, so look forward to a review in the coming weeks!
Which books are you looking forward to in March?