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Your March Bookish Horoscope!

Your March Bookish horoscope is here! Scroll down to see what’s in store for your TBR this month.

ARIES: Chaos & Flame

There may be a great deal of friction in your love life at the moment–and we’ve got just the read for you. Did someone say enemies-to-lovers trope?!

About the book: From New York Times bestselling author Justina Ireland and Tessa Gratton comes 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.

TAURUS: Free Radicals

This month is full of secrets and hard lessons. We recommend settling in with a read that is guaranteed to take your mind off of some of the stresses in your life!

About the book: Afghan-American Mafi’s sophomore year gets a whole lot more complicated when she accidentally exposes family secrets, putting her family back in Afghanistan in danger in this smartly written YA debut.

GEMINI: Made of Stars

Now is the time to chase your wildest dreams, and we recommend a cast of equally ambitious characters to join you!

About the book: 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.

CANCER: The Future King

Suspicious characters abound! Now is the time to decide who your true friends are. And what better read for the season than The Future King?!

About the book: Welcome back to the great kingdom of Camelot! Scandal, betrayal, and courtly crushes abound in this highly anticipated sequel to The Other Merlin, one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year!

LEO: Chloe and the Kaishao Boys

Romance is in store for your future. But who could it be? We recommend a romcom while you figure it out!

About the book: When Dimple Met Rishi meets Loveboat, Taipei in this hilarious YA rom-com about a Chinese-Filipina girl in Manila whose father sets her up on a marathon of arranged dates in hopes of convincing her to stay close to home for college.

VIRGO: The Quiet and the Loud

This is a big month of self-reflection. We recommend settling in with a thoughtful, impactful read.

About the book: A heartbreaking, hopeful, and timely novel about holding too tight to family secrets, healing from trauma, and falling in love, from the award-winning author of How It Feels to Float

LIBRA: The Memory Eater

You’re really in your head this month. We recommend an introspective read that will have you fully immersed and away from overthinking things for a bit!

About the book: A teenage girl must save her town from a memory-devouring monster in this piercing exploration of grief, trauma, and memory, from the author of The Valley and the Flood.

SCORPIO: Nightbirds

You’re in a season of feeling “locked in”. This month, it’s time to break free and spread your wings! (Yes, that was a Nightbirds pun!)

About the book: In a dazzling new fantasy world full of whispered secrets and political intrigue, the magic of women is outlawed but four girls with unusual powers have the chance to change it all.

SAGITTARIUS: The Davenports

Love is on the brain for you this month. So we recommend a love story…x4! Follow Olivia, Amy-Rose, Ruby, and Helen on their search for love in The Davenports.

About the book: The Davenports delivers a totally escapist, swoon-worthy romance while offering a glimpse into a period of African American history often overlooked.

CAPRICORN: The Severed Thread

You’re due for some adventure–and maybe a bit of romance. We recommend diving into a romantic fantasy!

About the book: Clever, bookish Fi and her brash, ax-wielding partner Shane are back in this action-packed sequel to the bestselling The Bone Spindle, the gender-flipped Sleeping Beauty retelling, perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and The Cruel Prince.

AQUARIUS: Last Chance Dance

This is a good time to focus on letting go of past hurts and disappointments–because amazing things are headed your way! We recommend a read that celebrates the occasion.

About the book: Leila is devastated when her high school boyfriend breaks up with her right before graduation, but when she gets paired with four unrequited crushes in the lead-up to her school’s annual Last Chance Dance, she might just fall in love with someone new.

PISCES: When You Wish Upon a Lantern

Don’t close yourself off to believing in magic–great things are right around the corner this month, if you allow yourself to be open to them! We recommend a read with some real-world magic to join you.

About the book: Acclaimed author Gloria Chao creates real-world magic in this luminous romance about teens who devote themselves to granting other people’s wishes but are too afraid to let themselves have their own hearts’ desires—each other.

Penguin Teen