With Bated Breath: March New Releases


March 1, 2013 by Heidi

With Bated Breath March

Well, it’s just about spring, my most detested season, and I’m afraid the lack of books I’m really truly excited for (despite the number shown here) reflects my general mood in March.  I’m most excited for The Runaway King, since I enjoyed The False Prince thoroughly, and I expect I’ll quite like Picture Me Gone as I’ve been meaning to read more Rosoff ever since There Is No Dogas well as Hunting after the surprising awesomeness of And All the Stars.  There’s also a number of sequels to series I haven’t started yet (In Cryptid, Mercy Thompson) that I’m sure I’ll be much more enthusiastic about once I get into them.  As always, let me know what you’re excited for and what I’m missing!

March 1st

The Runaway King by Jennifer A. NielsenThe Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn JohnsonDestiny, Rewritten by Kathryn FitzmauriceThings I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally

The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen | Goodreads|Amazon
The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson | Goodreads|Amazon
Destiny, Rewritten by Kathryn Fitzmaurice | Goodreads|Amazon
Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally | Goodreads|Amazon

March 1st/5th

The Sin-Eathers Confession by Isla J. BickNotes From a Coma by Mike McCormackThe Murmerings by Carly Anne WestWhen We Wake by Karen Healey

The Sin-Eater’s Confession by Isla J. Bick | Goodreads|Amazon
Notes From a Coma by Mike McCormack | Goodreads|Amazon
The Murmurings by Carly Anne West | Goodreads|Amazon
When We Wake by Karen Healey | Goodreads|Amazon

March 5th

Ghoulish Song by William AlexanderThe Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles De LintFrost Burned by Patricia BriggsMidnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire

Ghoulish Song by William Alexander | Goodreads|Amazon
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles De Lint | Goodreads|Amazon
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs | Goodreads|Amazon
Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire | Goodreads|Amazon

March 5th/7th

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon MessengerThe Holders by Julianna ScottThe Nightmare Affair by Mindee ArnettOrleans by Sherri L. Smith

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger | Goodreads|Amazon
The Holders by Julianna Scott | Goodreads|Amazon
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett | Goodreads|Amazon
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith | Goodreads|Amazon

March 7th/12th

Picture Me Gone by Meg RosoffHunting by Andrea K. HöstEscape Theory by Margaux FroleyPanic by Sharon M. Draper

Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff | Goodreads|Amazon
Hunting by Andrea K. Höst | Goodreads
Escape Theory by Margaux Froley | Goodreads|Amazon
Panic by Sharon M. Draper | Goodreads|Amazon

March 12th

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane NIckersonPoison by Bridget ZinnThe Minagerie by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari SutherlandMirage by Jenn Reese

Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson | Goodreads|Amazon
Poison by Bridget Zinn | Goodreads|Amazon
The Menagerie by Tui T. Sutherland and Kari Sutherland | Goodreads|Amazon
Mirage by Jenn Reese | Goodreads|Amazon

March 12th/19th

Sister Mine by Nalo HopkinsonMila 2.0 by Debra DrizaPretty Girl-13 by Liz ColeyFox Forever by Mary E. Pearson

Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson | Goodreads|Amazon
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza | Goodreads|Amazon
Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley | Goodreads|Amazon
Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson | Goodreads|Amazon

March 21st

17 & Gone by Nova Ren SumaThe Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma | Goodreads|Amazon
The Art of Wishing by Linday Ribar | Goodreads|Amazon


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  1. Funnily enough, there don’t seem to be any March releases on your list that I’m waiting for either, with the exception of Hunting. I feel like I’ve knocked so many books off my shelves thanks to negative reviews, so I’m not even planning to read the majority of these. I am desperately looking forward to Clockwork Princess, though, along with Bruised and your list has reminded me that I need to pick up the Jenna Fox Trilogy soon. I suspect that are some more March releases I’m forgetting, but I think most of the books are due out by the first week of April or May. Anyway, looking forward to this month, even though I’ll be busy! :)

  2. Angie says:

    Whoa. Pick up Mercy, Heidi. She is most excellent.

  3. I definitely want to pick up The Murmurings, When We Wake, Let the Sky Fall, The Holders, Orleans, Poison, The Menagerie, and Pretty Girl-13. That’s a lotta books. Is March always this big of a release month?

    • Heidi says:

      I’m honestly beginning to feel like the only months that aren’t big release months are November and December! I think the MOST ridiculous are September and October. I’d love to hear how The Menagerie is–love me some animal books!

  4. There’s a few on here I’m looking forward to trying out…though I have no clue if they’ll turn out to be all that I hope them to be. I enjoyed When We Wake and I’m definitely looking forward to Hunting (though I find it scary that Andrea is even now tweaking it:))

    Is it bad that I kind of hate the covers to Miranda Keneally’s books? They all look exactly the same to me. (I haven’t read any of them) I’m sure they’re lovely but I just can’t get into those covers…

    • Heidi says:

      Yeah, I’m really curious about When We Wake–it sounds so similar to my favorite story from a graphic novel series (Transmetropolitan–actually the same series where Andrea gets her Goodreads avatar from), but I’m not sure it’s going to be a priority. It does make me nervous to hear tweaks are still being done on Hunting–I’ll likely wait for someone else to read it before I rush out and buy it, but And All the Stars really did win me over to supporting her.

      It is NOT bad to hate the covers of Miranda Keneally’s books. I don’t hate them, but I should probably try reading one at some point. I feel like she’s really churning them out, and I have a feeling that I actually wouldn’t like them because of the inaccuracies about sports which to me kind of kills the point of writing girls in sports in the first place.

  5. Weird how some months are relatively quiet on the exciting new book front. Mostly, I’m looking forward to reading Orleans, because Sherri L. Smith’s Flygirl is amazing, and yes, also to reading Requiem, even though I cannot spell that damn word on the first try to save my life and even though advance reactions seem to be of the extremely disappointed variety.

    • Heidi says:

      Oooh, I’m glad to hear you’ve read Smith’s other book and thought good things–Orleans intrigues me in a very Ship Breaker kind of way. I decided a while back that I don’t think Lauren Oliver’s series is for me, but that’s okay, I have enjoyed her Middle Grade!

  6. Jasmine Rose says:

    I’ve always had this irrational March hate. I don’t really know why I dislike the month so much, but I do.
    While watching the When We Wake trailer I kept thinking “what kind of sniper misses and hits a teenage girl instead?”
    I almost grabbed an ARC of The Menagerie at ALA but decided against it since I wasn’t OMG MUST READ NOW about it. I’ll just wait until after you’ve read it and find out your thoughts on it to decide 😛
    Oooh, Mirage. I have an ARC of that one, though, who knows if I’ll get to it any time in the near future. I did really like Above World, though.
    The Pretty Girl-13 trailer isn’t too bad and actually makes me want to read it more.

    • Heidi says:

      I love you for your irrational March hatred–so glad I’m not alone! On the bright side, remember that Doctor Who is coming back this month (barely)!

      Bwhaahaha, crappiest sniper ever (I doubt he got paid). I feel ya about The Menagerie, it looks good, but probably a library check out for me. After seeing how few of the BEA books from last year I’ve gotten through, I know I’ll only be taking the ones I’m MOST excited for this year.

      I still haven’t read Above World, but I know you really enjoyed it–that’s part of why I want to read it!

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