What YA books release this week? (March 8)


What new YA books release this week? We have a list of this week’s March YA books!


burn baby burn meg medinaBurn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: March 8th
Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam.

facsimile vicki l weavilFacsimile (Facsimile #1) by Vicki L. Weavil
Publisher: Month9Books
Release date: March 8th
For a ticket to Earth, seventeen-year-old Anna-Maria “Ann” Solano is ready to jettison her birth planet, best friend, and the boy who loves her. Her mission is easy: escort Dace Keeling through planet Eco.

the forbidden orchid sharon biggs wallerThe Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
Publisher: Viking
Release date: March 8th
It’s 1861, and Elodie’s father, a plant finder, has one chance to find a rare orchid from China, and save the family—and thanks to an unforeseen twist of fate, Elodie is going with him.

the great hunt wendy higginsThe Great Hunt (The Great Hunt #1) by Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: March 8th
In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature stirring fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

iron to iron ryan graudinIron to Iron (Wolf to Wolf #0.5) by Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: March 8th
When Luka and Adele form an alliance, an unlikely bond forms, and even possibly love. But only one person can win the Axis Tour… Can everything Luka and Adele built together survive the race?

the keeper of the mist rachel neumeierThe Keeper of the Mist by Rachel Neumeier
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release date: March 8th
Keri has three people to guide her: her mysterious Timekeeper, clever Bookkeeper, and steadfast Doorkeeper. Together they must protect the kingdom of Nimmira.

lady midnight cassandra clareLady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: March 8th
It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.

lottery boy michael byrneLottery Boy by Michael Byrne
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: March 8th
Bully lives on the streets of London with his dog. But one day he finds, tucked inside his most cherished possession—the last birthday card his mother ever gave him—a lottery ticket. And it’s a winner.

map of fates maggie hallMap of Fates (The Conspiracy of Us #2) by Maggie Hall
Publisher: Putnam
Release date: March 8th
In two weeks, Avery West’s life was changed forever when she discovered she was heiress to a powerful secret society, learned her mother was taken hostage and fell for a boy she’s not allowed to love.

on the edge of gone corinne duyvisOn the Edge of Gone by Corrine Duyvis
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: March 8th
January 29. That’s the day the comet will hit. Denise is autistic and fears that she won’t be allowed on a ship leaving Earth. When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?

save me kurt cobain jenny manzerSave Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: March 8th
What if you discovered that Kurt Cobain is not only alive, but might be your real father? This nuanced and bittersweet YA debut will keep you guessing until the end.

shades of darkness a r kahlerShades of Darkness (Ravenborn #1) by A.R. Kahler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: March 8th
Kaira knows that what happened before, at her old school, wasn’t normal. But she refuses to believe that the recent death on campus, the one that left everyone on edge, has anything to do with her.

the serpent king jeff zentnerThe Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Publisher: Crown Books
Release date: March 8th
Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life—at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies.

seven ways we lie riley redgateSeven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: March 8th
Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide.

the steep and thorny way cat wintersThe Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: March 8th
Hanalee Denney’s father’s killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him—who happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather.

a tyranny of petticoats jessica spotswoodA Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls by Jessica Spotswood (ed.)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: March 8th
Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course.

where you'll find me natasha friendWhere You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Release date: March 8th
The beginning of the eighth grade is not what Anna thought it would be. Her lifelong best friend has ditched her for the cool kids, and her mom is in the hospital after a suicide attempt.

fjord blue nina rossingFjord Blue by Nina Rossing
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release date: March 10th
With the mounting expectations of Ben taking over his grandparents’ remote farm in Norway one day, getting closer to the farmhand, Even, becomes Ben’s only reason to stay put.

playing defence cate cameronPlaying Defense (Corrigan Falls Raiders #2) by Cate Cameron
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Release date: March 14th
Sixteen-year-old Claudia Waring has never kissed a boy. Never been to a hockey game. Assigned to tutor Chris Winslow, a prank-loving, gorgeous hockey player, all that’s about to change.


rebel of the sands alwyn hamiltonRebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton
Publisher: Penguin
Release date: March 8th
Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

red witch anna mckerrowRed Witch (Crow Moon #2) by Anna McKerrow
Publisher: Quercus
Release date: March 10th
Seventeen, heartbroken, powerful; Melz has run away from home, run away from the safety of the Greenworld. In the cities of the Redworld, Melz discovers she’s special, desired.

star struck jenny mclachlanStar Struck (The Ladybirds #4) by Jenny McLachlan
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: March 10th
Pearl is the ‘bad girl’ of her group – she drinks, she smokes, she swears. But if there’s one thing Pearl knows deep down, it is how to be a friend. And now, more than ever, she could really use a friend.

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Lucy Nisbet

Lucy is an English teacher-in-training and a self-confessed book nerd. She often buys more books than she can reasonably afford or possibly have time to read. Her Hogwarts letter is now several years too late, but she’s sure it’s just gotten lost in the post.

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