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Anticipated Releases: November 2018


Hi guys! How are y’all? This seems to be a very slow month for new releases, but that’s not gonna stop me from getting excited. Cause even though there’s only a few new books I’m interested, there’s some really good ones. So here’s my very short list of anticipated November releases:


Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan – November 6th

This is my most anticipated November release. It’s a YA fantasy story about a girl who’s chosen to be one of the kings consorts, then falls in love with one of the other chosen girls. I’m so excited to see a f/f relationship in a YA fantasy book and I know we’re all in love with this cover.

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao – November 6th

I really enjoyed the first book in this dulogy, which is an Asian-inspired Snow White retelling. Book one is told from the perspective of the evil queen and focuses on what happened before the fairytale. In the second book we follow her step-daughter and I’m so excited to see this well known story play out in a new setting.

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Skyward by Brandon Sanderson – November 6th

Skyward’s set on a planet where humans are under constant attack by mysterious alien starfighters and follows a teenage girl who wants to be a pilot. She discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, which appears to have a soul. I’m always here for sentient space ships, and if this book has world-building as good as Sanderson’s fantasy novels – it’s going to be awesome.

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri – November 13th

Empire of Sand is an Indian-inspired fantasy novel about a woman who’s magical powers make her a coveted pawn in imperial court politics. I think the synopsis is pretty vague, but the fact that it’s inspired by Mughal India is enough to spark my curiosity.


Have you read any of these book? Or are any of these book on your TBR as well? Are there any exciting November releases I’ve missed?

25 thoughts on “Anticipated Releases: November 2018

  1. November really is a slow month for releases and December I don’t think looks more promising, all the books I’m looking forward to now only come out in 2019. I’m also super excited about Girls of Paper and Fire, the rave reviews are pretty much unanimous but that also scares me, I have such high expectation now that it’s easy to end up disappointed.

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    1. You’re right, December looks even slower. I haven’t looked that much at 2019 releases yet, I get too impatient for them to come out already. So many rave review can definitley lead to disappointment, but with a book like this one I’m so happy it’s getting so much hype! I hope we both love it as much as everyone else 😊

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  2. Empire of Sand, Girls of Paper and Fire (which maybe I’ll start reading very soon) and Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix would be on my “most anticipated” list too! I loved Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, I can’t wait to see what will happen to Xifeng’s world. Some other new releases I’m anticipating for November are Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield (it should be f/f time travel?) and This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow (f/f contemporary!)

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  3. I think the only November release I’m interested in for now is PULP by Robin Talley, which has two narrators from different time periods and is about 1950s lesbian pulp fiction. November and December are generally pretty slow publishing months, so I’ve decided to use them for rereads and catching up on books I missed throughout the year. Hopefully I can knock some books off my TBR list.

    I hope you enjoy these 🙂

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  4. I am actually currently listening to the audiobook for Girls of Paper and Fire, and it’s going amazing. I am still at the first few chapters but it’s setting up pretty nicely. 🙂 I can’t wait to get more deeply into it.

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  5. OMG I didn’t realize that Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix was out yesterday! I’m going to have to find it. I really loved the first in the series and met the author, Julie C. Dao, at a book festival last month. She’s such a lovely person 🙂

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  6. Yay to all of these! I read a bit of Skyward and am liking it so far. I haven’t read Sanderson’s YA books before, so this will be interesting! I’ve heard mixed things about Empire of Sand, but the fact that it’s 1) a desert fantasy 2) has an India-inspired setting makes me want to read it.

    And I am so NOT READY for Girls of Paper and Fire. 😀

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    1. I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying Skyward so far! I haven’t read a Sanderson YA or SF, so I’m very curious. I’m trash for fantasy set in/inspired by India, so that’s pretty much all I need to know to add it to my TBR!


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