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March New Releases: New Young Adult Reads of Song and Magic

Some say March is the most magical month…or maybe that’s just me. Anyway, here’s an awesome list of fantasy and sci-fi new young adult reads to make it magical regardless.

Check out the March 2023 titles (organized by release date):

March 1st

Ink and Incantation

by authors of YA SFF Addicts Group

(exclusive Kickstarter)

An enchanting collection of young adult sci-fi and fantasy stories featuring magical books and libraries—now available in a stunning special-edition hardcover!

You won't want to miss the other bookish swag and luxe book boxes being offered as well. Perfect for any magical bookworm in your life—including you!

Sednaam: The Heart of the Earth

by Klaudia Sonas

Explore the mesmerizing underground world of Sednaam with the riveting clean young adult fantasy novel! Journey through breathtaking scenery, get to know the fascinating culture of the dwellers and be awed by the marvellous creatures that inhabit this realm. Embark on an extraordinary adventure filled with vibrant descriptions and captivating dialogue—where your wildest imagination can run free! Lilia is a young dreamer with her head in the clouds and an inexplicable longing in her heart. She feels like she doesn't belong in this ordinary world, though she can't quite put her finger on why. Jack, Lilia's teenage neighbour and a major crush, tries to keep his head down at school and endure his family's woes until he can leave the small town behind. Overnight, their lives are flipped upside down. They find themselves in a wonderous underground world of Druids, Vikings and otherworldly creatures. It soon becomes obvious that nothing is a coincidence.

March 2nd

Fated Reign (Fated Born Book 2)

by Kristin L Hamblin

Denied the crown. Denied their love. Yet she will rise.

Faelyn just wants to be loved and accepted for who she is. But when her own father wants nothing to do with her, and the entire kingdom shuns her, it becomes hard to even love herself. Her fae ears and out-of-control magic only make things worse.

From the realm that provides souls to the human world, Ardenis suffers in silence, hiding away his forbidden love for Faelyn. An enemy kingdom, long seeking conquest, is poised to strike Faelyn’s city at its weakest, and he is powerless to save her.

But when natural disasters from the mortal realm begin occurring in Ardenis’s perfect world, their lives are thrown into chaos. The balance between worlds is in danger. While Faelyn fights for her life and kingdom, Ardenis must uncover the reason for the imbalance and fight for their existence.

March 7th

Mother of the River

by Emily McPherson

May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.

Ianthe was only six years old when her mother vanished and the strange statue appeared in the river near her home. Now, eleven years later, the statue stands as a memorial and a place where Ianthe often visits to tell her mother about her life. But when an old acquaintance returns to town and suggests the statue isn’t just a statue, the presence of a mythical creature comes into question, and Ianthe begins to wonder what really happened all those years ago. With her best friend Fintan by her side, Ianthe searches for a lost legend and discovers fantastical dangers, family secrets, and the magic of Ireland. But finding the myth may not be enough to mend the past. And finding the truth just may threaten her future.

Lies We Sing to the Sea

by Sarah Underwood

Each spring, Ithaca condemns twelve maidens to the noose. This is the price vengeful Poseidon demands for the lives of Queen Penelope’s twelve maids, hanged and cast into the depths centuries ago.

But when that fate comes for Leto, death is not what she thought it would be. Instead, she wakes on a mysterious island and meets a girl with green eyes and the power to command the sea. A girl named Melantho, who says one more death can stop a thousand.

The prince of Ithaca must die—or the tides of fate will drown them all.

March 9th

The Mettle of the MasterMage

by Becky James

(exclusive Kickstarter)

Stripped of her magic, Tuniel MasterMage and the Rangers face an impending war of succession that could destroy Oberrot.

But regaining her powers means endangering those she cares about most. Can she risk all for the sake of the kingdom?

This Kickstarter is for a limited edition colour paperback of this anticipated sequel. Grab bookish swag while you're there, including metal personalised bookmarks! But be quick: when it's gone, it's gone!

March 14th


by Catherine Bakewell

Clara’s magic has always been wild. But it’s never been dangerous. Then a simple touch causes poisonous flowers to bloom in her father’s chest.

The only way to heal him is to cast an extremely difficult spell that requires perfect control. And the only person willing to help is her former best friend, Xavier, who’s grown from a sweet, shy child into someone distant and mysterious.

Xavier asks a terrible price in return, knowing Clara will give anything to save her father. As she struggles to reconcile the new Xavier with the boy she once loved, she discovers how many secrets he’s hiding. And as she hunts for the truth, she instead finds the root of a terrible darkness that’s taken hold in the queendom—a darkness only Clara’s magic is powerful enough to stop.

Midnight Strikes

by Zeba Shahnaz Seventeen-year-old Anaïs just wants tonight to end. As an outsider at the kingdom’s glittering anniversary ball, she has no desire to rub shoulders with the nation’s most eligible (and pompous) bachelors—especially not the notoriously roguish Prince Leo. But at the stroke of midnight, an explosion rips through the palace, killing everyone in its path. Including her. The last thing Anaïs sees is fire, smoke, chaos . . . and then she wakes up in her bedroom, hours before the ball. No one else remembers the deadly attack or believes her warnings of disaster. Not even when it happens again. And again. And again. If she’s going to escape this nightmarish time loop, Anaïs must take control of her own fate and stop the attack before it happens. But the court's gilded surface belies a rotten core, full of restless nobles grabbing at power, discontented commoners itching for revolution, and even royals who secretly dream of taking the throne. It's up to Anaïs to untangle these knots of deadly deceptions . . . if she can survive past midnight.


by Cayla Fay Neve has spent lifetimes defending the mortal world against the legions of hell with her two sisters. Unfortunately for Neve, in this lifetime, she is the only one of the Morrigan—a triad of Irish war gods—still stuck in high school and still without her full power. She’s been counting down the days until her eighteenth birthday, when she finally gets to shed the pretenses of humanity and grow into her divine power. But then she meets Alexandria. And Alexandria is as determined to force Neve into some semblance of teenage normalcy as she is haunted by her own demons—both figurative and literal. As they grow closer, Neve decides that humanity—and, perhaps, love—isn’t so detestable after all. Which makes it all the more dangerous when she realizes that something in Hell wants Alexandria, and it’s be up to Neve and her sisters to save her before Alexandria’s past catches up to all of them.

Enhanced (The Hybrid Series Book 1)

by Candace Kade

Lee Urban is living a lie. In a society where everyone's DNA determines their destiny, being a Natural means automatic relegation to the gritty and dangerous Outskirts. With the harnessed power of gene-editing, the ability to create a super-human race has transformed the world and offered the opportunity of a genetically enhanced life. But only to those who can afford it. Born a Natural, Lee Urban was adopted into the Enhanced high society of the Asian Federation and forced to conceal her genetic roots. When her dream of attending Peking University becomes a reality, she is determined to go despite a warning from a mysterious source. Targeted by a hacker bent on exposing her true DNA, Urban faces off with an Artificial Intelligence Game that puts her—and her lies—to the test. What was supposed to be a dream come true turns into a lethal gamble of hide-and-seek with her genetics. Can Urban continue the act, or will the cracks in her story expose her and endanger her family?

March 16th

The Soulless Slipper (The Fairmyth Chronicles Book 1)

by Abigail Manning

Cinderella meets Persephone and Hades.

Priscilla Korinder has been forced to work the fields of Mortalia ever since her mother disappeared when she was nine.

Unfortunately for her, Mortalia is plagued with a curse that punishes any being who uses divine magic, leaving Priscilla covered in bruises at the end of each day. Despite her constant injuries, Priscilla’s stepmother is in disbelief that Priscilla could possibly be a divine one. She’s convinced her stepdaughter’s exhaustion is mere laziness…

King Hayden is the lone ruler of Underworth, a kingdom utilized only as a mass graveyard. He typically resides in solitude with his three-toed cat, until one day his peace is disrupted by his eager nephew. Prince Aaron of Olympia has grown infatuated with a nameless maiden in Mortalia and insists Hayden use his divine portal magic to deliver her to him. When he refuses, the prince decides to take matters into his own hands, and lure the girl out with an enchanting ball.

Will Hayden be able to stand by and do nothing as he watches his nephew draw the girl into a trap? He could always try to stop him, but how does one prevent a divine prince from getting what he wants? Hayden could always kidnap her first...

March 21st