It is hard to believe we are already a third of the way into the year! We are moving into Spring; a new season means new book releases. Spring isn’t typically considered the “season for fantasy,” but there are many highly anticipated April 2023 fantasy book releases to look forward to.
So if you want to add some more magic to your TBR this Spring, then make sure that you check out these fantasy book releases and dive headfirst into a brand-new world. You can see the complete list of fantasy releases on my amazon storefront, so you can easily find everything in one spot.
Blood Debts by Terry Benton-Walker- April 4, 2023
Thirty years ago, a young woman was murdered, a family was lynched, and New Orleans saw the greatest magical massacre in history. In the days that followed, a throne was stolen from a queen.
Spell Bound by F.T Lukens- April 4, 2023
If you want a fantasy romance, then check this out!
Two rival apprentice sorcerers must team up to save their teachers and protect their magic in this lively young adult romantic adventure.
Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken- April 4, 2023
A stunning new Arthurian fantasy. The tale of a teenage girl who seeks her destiny in the cursed ruins of Avalon, driven by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline!
He Who Breaks the Earth by Caitlin Sangster- April 11, 2023
For fans of She Who Rides the Storm, the wait is finally over for the highly anticipated sequel and the conclusion to the Gods-Touched Duology.
Master of Souls by Rena Barron- April 11, 2023
Another highly anticipated series ender, Master of Souls is the electrifying conclusion to an epic YA fantasy trilogy. This series is packed to the brim with immortal magic, shocking twists, and star-crossed romance.
A Realm of Ash and Shadow by Lara Buckheit- April 11, 2023
This is the next hot fantasy romance with just the right amount of spice! This indie published book has sexiness, thrills, magnetic worldbuilding, and an enemies to lovers with hot stabby energy!
Secret Project Number 2 by Brandon Sanderson- April 11, 2023
The second book in the year of Sanderson is probably the most widely anticipated of all the April 2023 fantasy book releases! Those who backed the Kickstarter will get their eBooks on the first, and the rest of the world can pick it up on the eleventh. Rumor has it, this is the only non-cosmere book of the four secret projects.
Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee- April 11, 2023
Ester’s family was torn apart when a manticore killed her mother and baby brother, leaving her with nothing but her father’s painful silence and a single, overwhelming need to kill the monsters that took her family.
The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart- April 18, 2023
From the author of The Bone Shard Daughter comes the final book in the Drowning Empire series, as the fate of Lin Sukai—and her family’s dynasty—lay in her hands in this action-packed, magic-laced epic fantasy.
The Warden by Daniel M Ford- April 18, 2023
For fans who have always wanted their Twin Peaks to have some wizards, The Warden is a non-stop action adventure story.
The Song of Wrath by Sarah Raughley- April 18, 2023
April is the month of fantasy sequels. This April 2023 fantasy book release is the sequel to Bones of Ruin. The second book in a trilogy, The Song of Wrath is a captivating historical fantasy that will keep you onwalking a tightrope the whole time.
A Hunger of Thorns by Lili Wilkinson- April 18, 2023
Be swept away by a lush, witchy tale about forbidden magic and missing girls who don’t need handsome princes to rescue them.
The Haunting of Alejandra by V Castro- April 18, 2023
Alejandra no longer knows who she is. To her husband, she is a wife, and to her children, a mother. To her own adoptive mother, she is a daughter. But they cannot see who Alejandra has become: a woman struggling with a darkness that threatens to consume her.
The Remarkable Retirement of Edna Fisher by EM Anderson- April 21, 2023
When you’re a geriatric armed with nothing but gumption and knitting needles, stopping a sorcerer from wiping out an entire dragon-fighting organization is a tall order. No one understands why 83-year-old Edna Fisher is the Chosen One, destined to save the Knights from a dragon-riding sorcerer bent on their destruction.
The Lake House by Sarah Beth Durst- April 25, 2023
A brand new horror novel from one of my favorite authors? Yes, please! I am not typically a horror reader, but as soon as I heard about this book, I pre-ordered and am impatiently waiting. You can also preorder a signed and personalized copy here (like I did)!
In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune- April 25, 2023
TJ Klune invites you deep into the heart of a peculiar forest and on the extraordinary journey of a family assembled from spare parts.
Star Splitter by Matthew Kirby- April 25, 2023
If you are looking for deep-space sci-fi, then check out Star Splitter.
Survival and self-determination collide in this haunting, pulse-pounding science fiction novel that spans space and time.
That Self-Same Metal by Brittany Williams- April 25, 2023
A stunning YA fantasy debut. Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Justina Ireland. About a Black girl (and sword expert) fighting a Fae uprising in Shakespearean London
April 2023 Fantasy Book Releases
April is shaping up to be a surprisingly fantasy heavy release month. The start of spring is gifting us with sequels galore, trilogy conclusions, new fantasy standalone, and epic starts to new series. There is romance, intrigue, space-battles, and even some horror thrown in for good measure. The April 2023 fantasy book releases are diverse and plentiful, there is something for everyone coming out this month and I know I can’t wait to get started on a lot of these!
If you want to see even more 2023 fantasy book releases, make sure you check out the ongoing cumulative list right here on The Bookish Mom and make sure to tune into my BookTube channel for updates, new releases, reviews, and more!