From a Beauty and the Beast retelling to a Norse goddess living in the 21st century, March brings some intriguing fantasy reads. Tim Lebbon’s urban fantasy novel features an underground black market dealing in arcane objects and The Djinn Falls in Love is a collection of tales featuring some very talented authors including Neil Gaiman. Check out these eight fantasy reads coming out this month!
Relics by Tim Lebbon | March 21 | Goodreads
There’s an underground black market for arcane things and this group trafficks in mummified satyrs, gryphons claws, and more. When Angela Gough’s lover Vince goes missing, she sets out to find him whatever the risk. She learns he was employed by the infamous London crime lord Frederick Meloy, who provides bizarre objects beyond imagining. Descending into the city’s underbelly, she uncovers a deadly side to the black market which may have claimed Vince, and Angela may be next.
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves | March 28 | Goodreads
Sixteen-year-old Anna Arden is barred from society by a defect of blood. Even though her family is part of the Luminate, powerful users of magic, she is Barren and unable to perform the simplest spells. She soon finds herself exiled to Hungary after breaking her sister’s spell. But nothing is as it seems as society becomes discontent with the Luminate and a rebellion begins to spread with Anna’s unique ability at the middle of it all.
The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin | March 14 | Goodreads
A collection of new and classic tales of the fearsome Djinn from bestselling, award-winning and breakthrough international writers. The Djinn are everywhere—on street corners, behind the wheel of a taxi, between the pages of books. Every language has a word for them. Every culture knows their traditions. Every religion, every history has them hiding in their dark places. There is no part of the world that does not know them.
Hunted by Meagan Spooner | March 14 | Goodreads
Yeva has grown up along the city’s highest aristocrats, but she knows the secrets the forest holds and her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. When her father loses his fortune, Yeva and her sisters to the outskirts of town. Her father goes missing and Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance. She hunts this Beast through a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi | March 28 | Goodreads
Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Hope soon comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighbouring land and the enemy kingdom who offers her a chance to win back her kingdom. Together they will team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.
The White Road of the Moon by Rachel Neumeier | March 14 | Goodreads
Imagine living with an aunt who hates you so much she’s selling you into a dreadful apprenticeship, but you escape before it can happen. Then imagine you can see ghosts and can talk to the dead. After your grand escape, you come across a mysterious stranger and a ghost which lead you to a treacherous journey with a task so monumental that it could change the world.
Freya by Matthew Laurence | March 14 | Goodreads
There’s more to Sara Vanadi than meets the eye as she was once known as Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, war and death except her past hardly matters now. Living in the 21st century, true believers in an ancient goddess are hard to fine but when a new power arises threatening to remake the world, she realises her days of hiding are over.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | March 28 | Goodreads
The dream chooses the dreamer and for Lazlo Strange, a war orphan and junior librarian, he fears his dream chose poorly. Obsessed with a mythic lost city, Lazlo is presented an opportunity in the form of a hero called the Godslayer and his band of legendary warriors. Questions and answers await, along with more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?