I don’t often do posts anticipating upcoming releases, but – why are there so many great looking books coming out in March?! This is part rant really as I’m trawling through NetGalley, knowing there’s no way I could get through them all in time for their releases. So, here’s a round-up of the new releases I’ve got my eye on coming out next month. If there’s any you’ve had a chance to read already, let me know in the comments!
The Girls Are All So Nice Here, Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
This just looks like a book to indulge in, a thriller that I’d fly through about girls who are not so nice AND it’s been compared with The Girls and My Dark Vanessa, both of which I loved. I haven’t tried this author before, but I might be starting with this one.
Every Last Fear, Alex Finlay
This debut psychological thriller with a true crime theme has been getting a lot of hype, and apparently the author is a pseudonym – so who is it?! There’s a little mystery within a mystery there, and I’m intrigued.
Win, Harlan Coben
Thriller readers can always rely on Harlan Coben for a great read. This novel is from the point-of-view of Windsor Horne, a character who has appeared in his novels before.
The Last House On Needless Street, Catriona Ward
I’ve been saving this galley on my Kindle for a while, but I’ll be reading it very soon. I’ve got very high hopes for this gothic thriller which has received rave reviews from both Stephen King and his son Joe Hill. I’m hoping it’ll be the perfect creepy thriller read for these snowy winter days.
The Lamplighters, Emma Stonex
This debut mystery based on real events looks atmospheric and intriguing, and it’s been getting a lot of hype.
Acts Of Desperation, Megan Nolan
I saw this compared to Normal People somewhere and it immediately piqued my interest. It’s an Irish debut about a toxic relationship. It sounds interesting, but possibly a little depressing.
The Lost Apothecary, Sarah Penner
That gorgeous cover got me straight away – and the plot is equally intriguing. This historical mystery is about a female apothecary in the 1700s, who dispenses poisons for women to use on men who have wronged them. I’ve requested this one, and I’m waiting hopefully.
The Shadow In The Glass, J. J. A. Harwood
Just because we always need a dark fairytale retelling – this one is based on Cinderella, and it’s recommended for fans of Erin Morgenstern and Laura Purcell. I haven’t seen too much hype about this yet, but I’ll be keeping my eye out.
Wild Women And The Blues, Denny S. Bryce
Another one which drew me in with a great cover, this novel promises to bring jazz-age Chicago to life.
Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro
The first novel from Kazuo Ishiguro since he won the Nobel Prize for literature, this book looks at the modernisation of our world through the eyes of an AI. And I’ve got it on pre-order.
I could go on. I know there’s new instalments in series from Leigh Bardugo and Cassandra Clare too that lots of readers will be excited about, but as I haven’t read the others in those series I’m including them in my list. This is just the top ones I have my eye on but I’m sure there’s many more so let me know what you’re looking forward too! One thing is for sure – 2021 is looking like a good year for book lovers!