March Most Wanted

March 2014 new book releases


I know I always highlight upcoming releases in my Catalog Creepin’ posts but typically those are far off when the catalog just comes out. I wanted to highlight the books I’m excited about/intrigued about that I think you should be looking at, too! I change my categories at random! You can find old Most Wanted posts here.


A Fantasy Pick

The Winner's Curse

 This book has been SUPER hyped and it’s not even out yet! I’ve, embarrassingly, had a copy of it since BEA and still haven’t gotten to it. I’m scared a little because I don’t read a ton of fantasy but I’ve heard excellent things sooo I’m going to start this one next!
Factors for wanting it: So many different people have liked it and that says a lot for me when readers who enjoy different genres enjoy something plus the reviews have been just RAVE.
Amazon | Goodreads


A Young Adult Historical Fiction Pick (With Magic!)


The Mirk and the Midnight Hour

I’d been curious about this one because I love historical fiction and it looks interesting and then it showed up yesterday so I’m like YESSSS this book and I are meant to be…hopefully?!
Factors for wanting it: Set in the south, historical fiction in the Civil War era (YAY! I’ve wanted this), magic

Amazon | Goodreads

A Contemporary YA Pick

The Summer of Letting Go
I hadn’t heard of this one until I went to ALA and was talking to a nice woman at the booth and she suggested this one! It looks so good and a bit different and like something that probably will make me cry. (Whatever, I like crying.)
Factors for wanting it: grief (you know I’m a glutton for punishment), family dynamics, sister/brother relationship, wondering about the little boy who Francesca thinks is the reincarnation of her little brother + their relationship
Amazon | Goodreads

An Adult Fiction Pick – Contemporary

Safe With me by Amy Hatvany

I’ve not read this author before but I’ve heard great things and this seems like something I would like! Again, I’m probably going to cry with this one. I’ve always been fascinated by families who lose someone that donates an organ and they become close with the family/who the organ saved. I’ve seen pieces on tv and it must be so, so hard. And with this one the mom doesn’t want to reveal who she is.
Factors for Wanting It: mother/daughter story, grief story (mother unexpectedly loses daughter),  the connection between two families in tragedy
Amazon | Goodreads

A Pick From An Author I’ve Read Before

Panic by Lauren Oliver

I really like Lauren Oliver’s writing and enjoyed (ehh okay minus Requiem) her Delirium series! It’s a standalone, sounds incredibly intriguing and some of my friends have said good things about it! I’m hoping to start it soon since she is coming to my area (Philly) for the Storycrush tour! (If you are in the Philly area you should come!)
Factors For Wanting It: Seems thrilling, high stakes & mysterious game aspect, secrets, it’s a Lauren Oliver book!
Amazon | Goodreads

An Adult Historical Fiction Pick

Fallen Beauty
As soon as I saw the cover for this book I wanted it! I’m obsessed with the 1920’s and can’t pass up a book set in that time period.
Factors For Wanting It: 1920s, the idea of these “fallen” women who are non-conformists in society, friendship
Amazon | Goodreads

March Releases I Have Read: Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy and The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle (thoughts forthcoming)



So guys, which ones have you read? Which ones are you excited for? What are some other March releases you are looking forward to or have read that I don’t have on here? And for the love of puppies, please tell me which ones I should read FIRST?

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  1. So many great books coming out! I’m in line at the library for Panic, The Winner’s Curse, The Edge of Falling, and Side Effects May Vary. Oh my goodness, that cover of Fallen Beauty is gorgeous!

  2. I’ve read The Winner’s Curse, but I was sadly not as impressed as everyone else. I still hope that you enjoy it though, since the story is pretty engaging! I’ve never heard of Safe with Me or Fallen Beauty, but consider me intrigued as both books sound right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I pre-ordered The Winner’s Curse because everyone keeps raving about it! (especially people who’s taste I trust). Can’t wait to read it!

  4. The Mirk and Midnight Hour — wow. That looks awesome!! Thanks for putting it on my radar.

  5. The ARC of The Winner’s Curse is my plane read today! Very excited based on all of the reviews!

  6. Ummm…I pretty much want to read ALL of these books now! What a great list. Can I ask how one gets catalogs from publishers? Are they open to the public? Can I sign up somwhere? PS…Happy Friday!! xo

  7. I loved Jane Nickerson’s first book – Strands of Bronze and Gold – so I’m hoping the Mirk and Midnight Hour is just as good. Also I’m super pumped for The Winner’s Curse (fantasy junkie over here) and thanks for putting Fallen Beauty on my radar. Love the cover!

  8. Those first two look interesting and that cover on Winner’s Curse… straight cover design porn.

  9. Sarah Clare says:

    Im currently readind Panic. I’m really impressed so far.. it’s different than I thought it would be, and that’s a good thing!

    I was also granted a copy of The Winners Curse.. (I forgot I even requested it.. ooops!)

    March is pretty slow for releases for me.. when you compare it to April. Now THAT will be a crazy month for books!

  10. Wow, I had never heard of The Mirk and Midnight Hour before this post, and since I love historical fiction and magic I looked at it on goodreads… OMG it looks like the perfect book for me. Thank you so much!

  11. I’m so so so excited for The Winner’s Curse. I’ve seen SO MANY great reviews for it which is just making me even more intrigued by it. I just want to find out what everyone is raving about already! And since it’s a fantasy, that’s even better! I don’t read a whole lot of fantasy either but I really want to find some good fantasy books because I feel like I need a change instead of contemporary 99% of the time.

  12. The Mirk and Midnight Hour is one that I’ve had my eyes on, but the others looks good too.

  13. SO excited to finally read The Winner’s Curse. I hope I like it as much as everyone else has.

  14. Ahhh so many awesome looking books! So many people have been loving The Winner’s Curse you’re right! I’m looking forward to seeing what you think about it, when you finally get around to reading it which you absolutely have toooo. Love the look of all the other books mentioned here!

  15. I’ve heard mixed thoughts on Panic. I don’t doubt her as a writer, I enjoyed Delirium, but I’ve heard the plot is a bit hit and miss.
    Fallen Beauty just made it on to my wishlist, I enjoy books written in bygone eras. Although set in the 1930’s a opposed to the 1920’s, Rules of Civility is a great read from a bygone era.

  16. If you like books set in the 1920’s , can I recommend Lauren Willig’s The Ashford Affair? It alternates between the present and past, but I just adored it. Also Deanna Raybourn’s A Spear of Summer Grass and City of Jasmine.


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