These 10 Brilliant Young Adult Reads Publish this March (2020)

A new month is upon us and hopefully you all have a spring in your step! We’re finally moving into a new season after what feels like an incredibly long winter and that means more hours of daylight for reading, and that can’t be a bad thing!

The best thing about a new month is that there’s another selection of new releases in the literary world and today we’re looking at the best young adult fiction to be released this March.

We’ve tried to cross a variety of genres, but they are all books written for young adults (that doesn’t mean adults can’t read them too!), and they are all out this March.

The Midnight Lie – Maria Rutkoski

March 3rd, 2020

Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski’s The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us―and the lies we tell ourselves.

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Black Brother, Black Brother – Jewell Parker Rhodes

March 3rd, 2020

From award-winning and bestselling author, Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a powerful coming-of-age story about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the complex ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition.

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Chains of Gold: The Last Hours – Cassandra Clare

March 3rd, 2020

Cassandra Clare is back with the first book in a new series this month, as the delve into the world of the ShadowHunters once again! First edition copies also come with lots of bonus material so it may be worth a pre-order if you’re a fan!

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The Vanishing Deep – Astrid Scholte

March 3rd, 2020

Seventeen-year-old Tempe was born into a world of water. When the Great Waves destroyed her planet five hundred years ago, its people had to learn to survive living on the water, but the ruins of the cities below still called. Tempe dives daily, scavenging the ruins of a bygone era, searching for anything of value to trade for Notes. It isn’t food or clothing that she wants to buy, but her dead sister’s life.

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Be Not Far From Me – Mindy McGinnis

March 3rd, 2020

Hatchet meets Wild in this harrowing YA survival story about a teenage girl’s attempt to endure the impossible, from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Female of the Species, Mindy McGinnis.

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The Light in Hidden Places – Sharon Cameron

March 3rd, 2020

The extraordinary story of Stefania Podgorska, a Polish teenager who chose bravery and humanity by hiding thirteen Jews in her attic during WWII — from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron.

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Harley in the Sky – Akemi Dawn Bowman

March 10th, 2020

Harley Milano has dreamed of becoming a trapeze artist for as long as she can remember. With parents who run a famous circus in Las Vegas, she spends almost every night in the big top watching their lead aerialist perform, wishing with all her heart and soul that she would be up there herself one day. Until one day after a fight with her parents, she quite literally runs away with the circus.

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A Phoenix First Must Burn – Patrice Caldwell

March 10th, 2020

This stunning new collection of short stories is a must for the TBR. Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic.

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All Your Twisted Secrets – Diana Urban

March 17th, 2020

What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it’s a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill … or else everyone dies.

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We Are Totally Normal – Rahul Kanakia

March 31st, 2020

In this queer contemporary YA, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story, Nandan’s perfect plan for junior year goes awry after he hooks up with a guy for the first time.

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We hope you find some good suggestions there and we’ll be back with more recommendations lists soon. If you want to ensure you never miss any of these, subscribe now.



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