Hi! I only had 5 book on my radar for November. Well, that was until I started looking for books to include in this post. Now I’ve added nearly 15 more books to my wishlist. I’m very excited for new releases from some authors who’s books I adore, such as Janet Fitch, Marissa Meyer and Tahereh Mafi.
Here We Are Now by Jasmine Warga
Despite sending him letters ever since she was thirteen Taliah never thought she’d really meet Julian Oliver. But one day, while her mother’s out of the country, the famed rock star shows up on her doorstep. This makes sense – kinda – because Julian is Taliah’s father, even though her mother would never admit it.
Julian asks if Taliah if she will drop everything and go with him to his hometown, to meet his father, who’s nearing the end of his life. Taliah, torn between betraying her mother’s trust and meeting the family she has never known, goes.
The November Girl by Lydia Kang
I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.
Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there’s no one here but me. And now him.
The Closest I’ve Come by Fred Aceves
Marcos yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren’t falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood—which seems impossible.
When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program for troubled teens with potential, he meets Zach, a theater geek whose life seems great on the surface, and Amy, a punk girl who doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her.
Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl
Martin is an American teen on the autism spectrum living in France with his mom and sister for the summer. He falls for a French girl who he thinks is a real-life incarnation of a character in his favorite book. Over time Martin comes to realize she is a real person and not a character in a novel while at the same time learning that love is not out of his reach just because he is autistic.
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies, humans with extraordinary abilities, who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone, except the villains they overthrew.
Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she’s on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.
Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza
Kat and Meg couldn’t be more different. Kat’s anxiety makes it hard for her to talk to people. Meg hates being alone, but her ADHD keeps pushing people away. But when the two girls are thrown together for a year-long science project, they discover they do have one thing in common: They’re both obsessed with the same online gaming star and his hilarious videos.
It might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship—if they don’t kill each other first.
Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan
On the hot summer day Matty’s dad leaves for good, a strange girl suddenly appears in the empty field next to the Jones farm—the very field in rural Pennsylvania where a spaceship supposedly landed fifty years ago. She is uniquely beautiful, sweet, and smart, and she tells Matty she’s waiting for her spaceship to return to pick her up.
Of course she is.
The Ocean in My Ears by Meagan Macvie
Meri lives in Soldotna, Alaska, where the most riveting activities for a teenager are salmon fishing and grabbing a Big Gulp at 7-Eleven. More than anything, she wants to hop in her VW Bug and head somewhere exciting, like New York or L.A.
Her senior year should be all boys, SAT prep, and prom drama, but Meri feels more and more distance between herself and the people she loves. Her grandma dies, her brother gets hurt, and her best friend’s spending hrt time with some guy. As she struggles with family, grief, friends, and hormones, Meri must decide if she’s really ready for the world beyond her backyard.
These Violent Delights by Victoria Namkung
At Windemere School for Girls, one of America’s elite private schools, Dr. Gregory Copeland is the beloved chair of the English Department. A married father with a penchant for romantic poetry and for impressionable teenage girls. He operates in plain sight for years, until one of his former students goes public with allegations of inappropriate conduct. With the help of an investigative journalist, and two more Windemere alumnae who had relationships with Copeland as students, the unlikely quartet unites to take him down.
Jade City by Fonda Lee
Magical jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. For centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion.
Now the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon’s bustling capital city. They care about nothing but protecting their own, cornering the jade market, and defending the districts under their protection. Ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation.
It’s been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.
But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, her life begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to a decade old scandal involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell.
The Revolution of Marina M. by Janet Fitch
St. Petersburg, New Year’s Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers’ rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn.
Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.
Goldeline by Jimmy Cajoleas
In the wild, free woods of the Hinterlands, where magic is as real as stories are, there lives a girl named Goldeline. Goldeline has hair as white as summer snow and gold-flecked eyes, and she travels from camp to camp with Gruff and his bandits.
But someone is after Goldeline. The Preacher—the man who wants to cleanse the Hinterlands of anyone who’s different and turned the Townies against Goldeline’s momma for being a witch. He thinks that Goldeline must be a witch, too.
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks.
But when Nahri accidentally summons an mysterious djinn warrior during one of her cons, she’s forced to accept that the magical world she thought only existed in childhood stories is real. For the warrior tells her a new tale, of Daevabad, the legendary city of brass. A city to which Nahri is bound.
The Traitor’s Crux by Jessica Prather
In a country ravaged by years of war, plague, and death, witches and wizards are blamed for the state of the world and hunted by the U.S. government. Kenadee Coria was only a young girl when her brother was taken prisoner for having magical powers.
Now sixteen years old, Kenadee discovers she too has magical powers and must face the facts: the government is watching, and they have plans for her. She’s given a deadly mission and an impossible ultimatum: the lives of a hidden group of magic refugees, or the safe return of her long-lost brother.
Artemis by Andy Weir
Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang
Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.
That tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn’t like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn’s unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn’t care. Since Weylyn saved her from an angry wolf on her eleventh birthday, she’s known that a relationship with him isn’t without its risks, but as anyone who’s met Weylyn will tell you, once he wanders into your life, you’ll wish he’d never leave.