Here are all of our March favorites!
Donna Soluri | Death of Darkness by Dianne Duvall
I absolutely love Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series. I’ve been a fan of this paranormal series for several years, and it always sits atop my list of paranormal recommendations. Book #9 in Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series is all about Seth. Seth is the leader of our beloved immortal guardians. His origin has been shrouded in mystery, and his true identity has been kept under wraps with only a few little clues here and there. Well, Death of Darkness spills all the tea, and it is a whopper! We learn all about his lineage, his powers (whoa, he’s been holding back!), and his love. We’ve known for a while that Seth had a wife and child that he loved dearly back in the day, and we also know their death closed the door on Seth ever having love in his life again. And then Leah shows up, and all bets are off. Try as he might to avoid his growing attraction this brave, smart, older woman who also gave up on love when she lost her husband and child, the pull is simply too great. Almost, dare I say, fated.
We’ve always known of Seth’s ability to love unconditionally, the way he feels for his guardian family has been on display for the last eight books. He feels what they feel just as a parent feels for a beloved child. This story and its intense suspense, high dramatic turns at the hands of unrepentant bad guys, breathtaking reveals, and smoking hot sexual chemistry is just what we long time fans have longed for from Seth’s story. The larger story arc of the series presses on, which makes my Immortal Guardian loving heart happy, but Seth and Leah’s HEA is hard-earned and oh so beautiful.
Aurora Dominguez | Solstice by Lorence Alison
This edgy and suspenseful young adult novel covers an influencer-filled music festival on a remote island gone very wrong. Make sure you pick it up for twists, turns, and quite the surprise ending. It’s a definite great read available now in a bookstore near you! Make sure you pick it up and let me know what you thought of it in the comments below!
Bree Hill | The Heavy Vinyl Series by Carly Usdin with illustrations by Nina Vakueva
This four book graphic novel series takes place in 1998, New Jersey and our heroine, Chris, is the new hire at her local record store. The lead female singer of a popular band goes missing before their upcoming performance, and Chris learns that her co-workers are an all girl vigilante fight club. Love the female/female love in this, 90s nostalgia and love of music in these four books and am keeping my fingers crossed for more!
Alexandra Somelian | Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega
Ghost Squad is my March favorite and I have a feeling it’s going to be my favorite of the whole year because this book is at the ultimate level of cuteness overload that is needed during these difficult times. This book brought me back to the time when I was twelve years old with a massive collection of Goosebumps books and dreaming up ghost stories about my math teacher being a ghost! Ghost Squad has everything I love about a good middle-grade ghost story with kids riding around the adorable town of St. Augustine on spooky fun adventures, a fluffy and hilarious cat named Chunk, and last but definitely least the Latinx rep! The Dominican food descriptions made my mouth water, love the cultural integration of the magical firefly spirits, and don’t even get me started on the ghost chancla jokes galore! This book gave me the warm sensation of eating a pastelito while watching the throwback Nickelodeon show Are You Afraid of the Dark!
Frolic Head of TV and Film Elena Blekhter | The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
It’s the only book I’ve ever finished and immediately turned back to page 1 to start over again. It’s charming, delightful and makes you feel great even while it makes you cry. I go back to it every few years and it never fails.