Top 10 Exciting YA SFF Releases of March 2020

Top 10 Exciting YA SFF of March 2020 - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

The idea of a new calendar month is exciting even though 2020 seems to be doing its best to be the worst year in recent memory. The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to lose yourself in a good book in times like this. I’m doing my best to keep my hopes up and compiling this list of new releases certainly helped with that. Are you looking for some shiny YA SFF coming out in March 2020 to add to your reading list? Strap in for a stellar list of upcoming books!

YA SFF of March 3rd, 2020

YA SFF March 2020 - New releases of March 3rd (1)

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Genre: Fantasy

Series: None

Why I’m excited for it: Marie Lu is one of the pillars of YA SFF and she intends to try her hand at historical fantasy. This is heavily inspired by music and follows Mozart’s sister as she aspires to make history. Also, the gorgeous cover design has definitely helped push this up my TBR.

Community review: Lili @ Utopia State of Mind (4 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 1st book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: I haven’t read The Winner’s Trilogy yet but a companion series set in the same world is enough to sway my mind. This also promises a sapphic romance, so it has me more intrigued. Based on the synopsis, I’m expecting a grand adventure with an untrustworthy travel companion and angsty, slow-burn scenes.

Community review: Michelle @ Magical Reads (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Author’s Website | Book Depository

Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 1st book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: Pretty much everything Rin Chupeco writes will be on my TBR for sure! I was declined for an ARC several times so I may read this later on in the year. However, I’m expecting it to be unapologetically Filipino and tackling modern-day issues in the typical Rin Chupeco style.

Community review: Fanna @ Fannatality (4 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

YA SFF March 2020 - New releases of March 3rd (2)

Havenfall by Sara Holland

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 1st book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: A magical inn at the intersection of 4 worlds? Sign me up! I liked Sara Holland’s Everless and I’m hoping this one will be just as refreshing and different.

Community review: Cait @ Paper Fury (4 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Author’s Website | Book Depository

When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

Genre: Fantasy

Series: None

Why I’m excited for it: This book had me at queer witches! This is an urban fantasy following a girl gang of 6 teens with magical abilities. The plot follows a magic-gone-awry formula and highlights female friendships, so it’s definitely a promising one.

Community review: Amber @ The Book Bratz (4 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

YA SFF of March 10th, 2020

A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell

A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell

Genre: Fantasy and science fiction

Series: None (anthology)

Why I’m excited for it: A black girl magic anthology sounds like the kind of book that would soothe my soul! The authors on this anthology are all on top of their game and really talented, so I’m looking forward to this book. While anthologies aren’t books I reach for, I think I’ll make an exception for this one.

Community review: Sahitya @ My World of Books (4 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

YA SFF of March 17th, 2020

The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 2nd book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: I finished The Fever King last month as I had an ARC for this book from NetGalley. Not only did the first book blow me away, it made me even more excited for the second and last book in the Feverwake series. Without giving out spoilers, let me just say that this book surpassed all my expectations!

Community review: Review @ Novels and Nebulas (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Author’s Website | Book Depository

YA SFF of March 24th, 2020

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 1st book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: This is pitched as a diverse Goose Girl retelling, so if that sounds exciting to you, consider pre-ordering it. I haven’t seen a lot of buzz for this title but I’m really looking forward to it as it’s written by a Pakistani-American author and I can add it to my SARC TBR. I can’t wait to see a diverse spin on this famous fairytale!

Community review: Asha @ A Cat, A Book and A Cup of Tea (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Author’s Website | Book Depository

YA SFF of March 31st, 2020

YA SFF March 2020 - New releases of March 31st

The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

Genre: Fantasy

Series: None

Why I’m excited for it: This book seems perfect for fans of dark fairytales, so if that’s you, consider adding this to your TBR. It also seems to have a strong sense of sisterhood and all the classic urban fantasy tropes. An added bonus is that both the US and UK covers look like a dream!

Community review: Amber @ The Literary Phoenix (4.5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 3rd book in a trilogy

Why I’m excited for it: I saved my most anticipated book for the last. Whenever I think of this book, my mind starts internally screaming. The concluding novel in the Shadow of the Fox series, it promises lots of action, angst and intrigue and I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

Community review: Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

Further Reading

Laura @ Green Tea & Paperbacks40+ Very Exciting 2020 Middle Grade Releases

Tor.comAll the New Young Adult SFF Books Arriving in March!

Polygon20 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out in March

I hope you could add some new books to your TBR! What are some of your anticipated releases of March 2020? What about middle grade or adult SFF releases? Let me know in the comments section down below. Hope you are having a magical week, readers from Earth!

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  1. I’ll give anything to get Night of the Dragon in my hands right now 😭😭😭😭 you and me are gonna have so much reading it Dini !!!! And thank you forever for motivating me to pick up the series 😍😍😍

    1. ME TOO! I cannot wait to see how the series wraps up. I’m already budgeting to buy the series in hardcover. 😂 It’ll be released on audio in my audiobook subscription service, so I’m really happy I can get to it on release day. 🥰

      1. Ohh that’s absolutely cool. I’m hoping my library buys it but unless they’ve put them on automatical preorder for ebooks, I don’t think I’m getting any new ones during this pandemic. And Netgalley isn’t approving my request 😭😭😭
        But If that’s the case, I’ll probably end up buying the audiobook too 😊😊

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