New Book Releases for March 2019 – Young Adult Fiction

Here’s my list of top picks for March 2019 new releases. What’s on your reading list? Click on covers for more details.


Young Adult Fiction

If You’re Out There – Katy Loutzenhiser – Balzer+Bray – Published 5 March 2019

When Zan’s best friend Priya moved away she expected some changes – but not to be cut out of her life all together. Everyone tells Zan she should give Priya some space, but something seems off. With the help of the cute new boy in town, Logan, who has his own secrets, Zan sets out to reconnect with Priya.

Young adult fiction: Mystery.

The Queen’s Resistance – Rebecca Ross – The Queen’s Rising #2 – HarperTeen – Published 5 March 2019

Finally, Brienna is a mistress of knowledge and is settling into her role as the daughter of Davin MacQuinn, a disgraced lord who returned to Maevana to reclaim his house. Though she’d just survived a revolution, one that will finally return a queen to the throne, she faces another difficult challenge. She must prove herself trustworthy to the MacQuinns. But as Queen Isolde Kavanagh’s closest confidant, she’ll have to balance serving her father’s house as well as her country. And then there’s Cartier, a wholly separate but desirable factor in her new life.

Young adult fiction: Fantasy.

Cold Day in the Sun – Sara Biren – Amulet Books – Published 12 March 2019

Holland Delviss wants to be known for her talent as a hockey player, not a hockey player who happens to be a girl. But when her school team is selected to be featured and televised as part of HockeyFest, her status as the only girl on the boys’ team makes her the lead story. Not everyone is thrilled with Holland’s new fame, but there’s one person who fiercely supports her, and it’s the last person she expects (and definitely the last person she should be falling for): her bossy team captain, Wes.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary, sport.

Beware the Night – Jessika Fleck – Swoon Reads – Published 12 March 2019

When her world divides, pitting light against dark, Veda must join a dangerous revolution to save her grandfather and fight against injustice…even if it costs her the boy she loves.

Young adult fiction – Fantasy.

Fear of Missing Out – Kate McGovern – Farrar, Straus and Giroux – Published 19 March 2019

Everyone has a fear of missing out on something–a party, a basketball game, a hangout after school. But what if it’s life that you’ll be missing out on?

When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, she hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when–and if–a cure is available. With her boyfriend, Mohit, and her best friend, Chloe, Astrid goes on a road trip in search of that possibility. To see if it’s real. To see if it’s worth it. For fear of missing out on everything.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.

Sherwood – Meagan Spooner – HarperTeen – Published 19 March 2019

Robin of Locksley is dead. When news comes that he’s fallen in battle at the King’s side in the Holy Land, Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on. Betrothed to Robin, she was free to be herself, to flout the stifling rules of traditional society and share an equal voice with her beloved when it came to caring for the people of her land.

When Marian dons Robin’s green cloak, and takes up his sword and bow, she never intended that anyone should mistake her for Robin, returned from the Holy Land as a vigilante. She never intended that the masked, cloaked figure she created should stand as a beacon of hope and justice to peasant and noble alike. She never intended to become a legend.

Young adult fiction: Fantasy

 In Another Life – C.C. Hunter – Wednesday Books – Published 26 March 2019

Chloe was three years old when she became Chloe Holden, but her adoption didn’t scar her, and she’s had a great life. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’ marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas. Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved about her life is gone. And feelings of déjà vu from her early childhood start haunting her.

When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn to him, as though they’re kindred spirits. Until Cash tells her the real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his foster parents lost years ago, and he’s determined to figure out the truth.

Young adult fiction: Mystery-thriller.