My March 2023 Hopefuls

Happy March! I love this month and I feel it has a lot to do with spring. I feel it in the air and despite living in a humid climate and experiencing summer all year round, I want to celebrate the occasion with some fantastic fantasy!

This month, I’m exploring some rereads, some new books, and some books I’ve been meaning to read. All of these books sound fantastic and I can only imagine them to be incredible worlds to dive into and discuss!

Here’s what I’ll be reading:

The Unbroken by CL Clark

This is going to be a reread for me and I couldn’t be more excited about it. The themes of The Unbroken extend beyond the typical fantasy where one young person must decide where her loyalties lie; with the military family that adopted her when she was very young or the family and people she truly belongs to, but never knew. It was one of my favorite reads of 2022 and I know I’ll enjoy it again.

The Faithless by CL Clark

The other reason why I’m rereading The Unbroken is because I plan on reading its sequel! The Faithless comes out this month and one of my highly anticipated reads of the year! I will definitely keep you updated with what I loved.

The Crane Husband by Kelly Barnhill

I feel like every month requires you to read one “maybe” book. You know, the book that you’re not 100% sure you’re going to like, but you’re standing in the checkout line with your microwaveable mac and cheese dinner and the inner Kevin McCallister just says “I’ll give it a whirl.” This is what this book is to me. I have no clue if I’ll like it, but hey, it’s a novella and I can always give it a whirl.

The Mimicking of Known Successes by Malka Older

I received this book from Tordotcom Publishing and it was sold to me as a queer Sherlock Holmes with sci-fi themes. I’m a huge fan of the quirky Holmes, so it definitely sounds up my alley. And if it’s anything like Polk’s Even Though I Knew the End, then maybe it’ll be another favorite.

Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft

I’m going to be honest, I bought this book because of the cover. I mean, take a good look at it when you have a chance! Something about it is so inviting with this guy trapped inside on a building. I know that it’s about a man who is on the search for his wife, so that also makes it very intriguing. And to top it off, it sounds like one of those under-appreciated fantasy novels and I’m always looking for stories like that.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Ever since I read Strange the Dreamer by Laini, I have always wanted to read the rest of her works. She’s one of those authors who creates these incredible character-driven stories and I absolutely fall for them every time. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been one of those books that’s been sitting on my shelf and in my TBR for years and this is the year I finally make time for it.

Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim

Another “omg, this cover” love! I couldn’t resist when I saw this book, but it’s also a book that fits right up my alley. I always love to bring in a couple of YA books into my months, so having this and Daughter of Smoke and Bone will 100% fill that void!

Neon Gods by Katee Robert

I’m actually starting the month with this one since I haven’t read a spicy book for a minute. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of spicy books, but this is supposed to be my “TikTok made me do it” books, and I can’t wait to see what happens. The spicy level is off the charts so far, I will tell you that!

Any of these on your list? What do you plan on reading this month?

2 thoughts on “My March 2023 Hopefuls

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone has been on my shelves for ages! This month I’m hoping to reread Ninth House to refresh my memory and then read Hell Bent!


    1. Good luck! I’ve been wanting to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone for a very long time, so I’m finally making time for it!


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