Ready to add more new releases to your TBR? These March 2023 fantasy book releases will be the perfect addition to your personal library.
Whether you are looking for a brand new series from a debut author, a follow-up to one of your favorites, or a self-published diamond in the rough, there is a book coming out in March to fit every fantasy reader’s tastes.
A Song of Sorrow (Isles of Bright and Shadow Book 1) by C.E. Page
A Song of Sorrow is the first in a brand new self-published fantasy series coming out on March 30th.
“These are the rules that Deana has lived by ever since she and her brother lost their parents in a tragic accident. Now Kai is gone as well. He was the only thing keeping her anchored to a world that will never truly accept her. A world that sees her connection to Grandmother Ocean as a curse and her magic as an anomaly that will eventually spin out of her control and destroy everything.”
The Soul of Magic by Niranjan K
Another self-published fantasy release, Soul of Magic, will release on March 4, 2023.
“In a world where magic is passed down bloodlines, Duncan Ferost is a bastard who cannot lay claim to his birthright. The wild magic abundant to everyone without a bloodline marks him as inferior. All his life, he’s yearned for acceptance, to be noteworthy. He finally gets both when he becomes a knight of Abertil and bodyguard to its prince.”
The Lies of the Ajungo (The Forever Desert, 1) by Moses Ose Utomi
“They say there is no water in the City of Lies. There are no heroes in the City of Lies. They say there are no friends beyond the City of Lies. But would you believe what they say in the City of Lies?“
The Lies of the Ajungo is a new sci-fi dystopian novella and it will be coming out on March 21, 2023.
Moses Ose Utomi’s debut novella, The Lies of the Ajungo, follows one boy’s epic quest to bring water back to his city and save his mother’s life. Prepare to enter the Forever Desert.
The Foxglove King (The Nightshade Crown, 1) by Hannah Whitten
In this lush, romantic epic fantasy series from a New York Times bestselling author, a young woman’s secret power to raise the dead plunges her into the dangerous and glamorous world of the Sainted King’s royal court.
Foxglove King is the first book in a new fantasy series. If you want to read this one, check it out when it releases on March 7th.
The Faithless (Magic of the Lost 2) by C.L. Clark
The Faithless, by CL Clark, is the highly anticipated sequel to The Unbroken. This thrilling second book in the epic fantasy series will hit shelves on March 7th.
In the second installment of C.L. Clark’s Magic of the Lost trilogy, soldier Touraine and princess Luca must return to Balladaire to reclaim Luca’s throne and to face the consequences of dismantling an empire.“
Lies We Sing to the Sea by Sarah Underwood
A legendary YA debut. This dazzling sapphic fantasy inspired by Greek mythology will captivate fans of Circe and The Song of Achilles.
Lies We Sing to the Sea is a highly anticipated standalone fantasy hitting shelves on March 7th. While I encourage you to preorder this book, it will likely be included in one of March’s popular fantasy book boxes.
Flowerheart by Catherine Bakewell
Coming out on March 14, 2023, Flowerheart by Catherine Bakewell is slated to be a cozy standalone with a whimsical cottage-core vibe.
Perfect for fans of Margaret Rogerson and Tamora Pierce, this standalone YA debut is a stunning cottagecore fantasy romance about a girl with powerful and violent magic which she must learn to control—or lose everything she loves. “
Chaos & Flame by Tessa Gratton & Justina Ireland
Are you ready for the newest release from NY Times best-selling authors Tessa Gratton and Justina Ireland? Then you will want to mark your calendars for March 28th when Chaos & Flame releases.
This is the first book in a ferocious YA fantasy duology featuring ancient magic, warring factions, and a romance between the two people in the world with the most cause to hate one another.“
Lucha of the Night Forest by Techlor Kay Mejia
An edge-of-your-seat fantasy about a girl who will do anything to protect her sister—even if it means striking a dangerous bargain. Dark forces, forgotten magic, and a heart-stopping queer romance make this young adult novel a must-read.“
The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner
From the best-selling author of The Lost Apothecary comes the newest historical fantasy that will release on March 7th, The London Séance Society.
This book is a a spellbinding tale about two daring women who hunt for truth and justice in the perilous art of conjuring the dead.”
The Sinister Booksellers of Bath by Garth Nix
If you were a fan of The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, then there’s no doubt you are excited about the release of the sequel, The Sinister Booksellers of Bath, on March 21st.
Return to the enchanting world of The Left-Handed Booksellers of London in this sequel by Garth Nix, bestselling master of teen fantasy, where once again a team of booksellers must fight to keep dangerous magic under cover before the stuff of legends destroys our world.“
The Family Fortuna by Lindsay Edgar
Lindsay Eagar’s dazzling YA debut welcomes us backstage at the Family Fortuna circus, where wonders lie in wait to steal your breath away. You won’t believe your eyes!“
Be prepared to be dazzled with this haunting YA debut focused around one girl and her dark family circus. The Family Fortuna will be released to the public on March 7th.
A Door in the Dark by Scott Reintgen
The first book in a new dark fantasy series, this March 2023 fantasy book release, A Door in the Dark is a mix of thriller, horror, and fantasy that will intrigue many readers.
One of Us is Lying meets A Deadly Education in this fantasy thriller that follows six teenage wizards as they fight to make it home alive after a malfunctioning spell leaves them stranded in the wilderness.“
Made of Stars by Jenna Voris
Inspired by the lawless love story of Bonnie and Clyde, Jenna Voris’s heart-stopping tale of passion and crime will have you seeing stars.“
If you are looking for a sci-fi adventure, then check out Made of Stars, which is coming out on March 28th. This is a space romp inspired by Bonnie and Clyde with beautifully violent criminals that you will wish you could join up with.
Ravensong by Cayla Fay
Ravensong sounds like a unique story with an excellent mix of Celtic mythology and pulse pounding action. If you are a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer but want a little more Celtic flair, then check out this March 2023 fantasy release when it comes out on the 14th.
A demi-god who refuses to cohabitate with humans accidentally falls in love with one in the first book of a pulse-pounding teen duology that’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Celtic mythology.“
Arca (Five Queendoms, The Book 2) by G.R. Macallister
Return to the Five Queendoms in the sequel to Scorpica, a sweeping epic fantasy that Rebecca Roanhorse called “ambitious and engaging,” in which a centuries-long peace is shattered in a matriarchal society when a decade passes without a single girl being born.“
The wait is over for fans of the Five Queendoms series on March 7th when the second book, Arca, releases to the public!
Midnight Strikes by Zeba Shahnaz
The final March 2023 fantasy book release on this list is Midnight Strikes which will be coming out on March 14th. If you are looking for a time-loop sci-fantasy with a handsome prince and provincial girl, then this is one you need to check out!
“The time-loop fantasy you never knew you needed, where the fairytale ball is bloody and Cinderella is the Final Girl.”—Gina Chen, New York Times bestselling author of Violet Made of Thorns“
There is no shortage of fantasy books coming out in March 2023, so no matter what kind of reader you are, there is bound to be something to catch your interest this month.
Check out these books, pre-order what sounds good, and check back for more new fantasy releases every month. If you enjoyed this list of new releases, then make sure you check out my BookTube channel for even more releases, book reviews, and fantasy recommendations.