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In today’s post I will be talking a little about the 6 books that I’m most excited for, from this November coming up!
Have any of these books caught your attention as well?
Please note that all synopsis’ and book covers were found via GoodReads.
Links within both title and cover image for books will lead you to their respective GoodReads page.
In the first book in an exciting and charming new coming-of-age fantasy series from the author of the Age of Fire series, an impoverished girl enters into a military order of dragonriders, but her path won’t be as easy or as straightforward as she expected.
Fourteen-year-old Ileth grew up in an orphanage, and thanks to her stutter was never thought to be destined for much beyond kitchen work and cleaning. But she’s dreamed of serving with the dragons ever since a childhood meeting with a glittering silver dragon and its female dragoneer. For years she waits, and as soon as she is old enough to join, Ileth runs away to become a novice dragoneer at the ancient human-dragon fortress of the Serpentine.
While most of her fellow apprentices are from rich and influential families, Ileth must fight for her place in the world, even if it includes a duel with her boss at the fish-gutting table. She’s then sent off to the dragon-dancers after a foolish kiss with a famously named boy and given charge of a sickly old dragon with a mysterious past. But she finds those trials were nothing when she has to take the place of a dead dragoneer and care for his imprisoned dragon in enemy lands. . . .
Release Date: November 5
Not gonna lie, I was super bummed that I was denied an ARC of Novice Dragoneer (ND). ND was probably the number 1 book that I was looking forward to reading via Netgalley.
Nevertheless, I’m going to recommend Novice Dragoneer as a purchase to the library for sure.
What I’m most looking forward to reading about in Novice Dragoneer is well, everything. Every. Single. Thing…that is mentioned in the premise draws me in.
I can’t let this book go. I’m definitely going to have to see if I can buy a copy of Novice Dragoneer myself when November 5th comes around.
I’m looking forward to the journey that both Ileth, and the reader will get to go on together!
The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Huston, Jonathan Snipes | Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction
Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one—the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu.
Yetu remembers for everyone, and the memories, painful and wonderful, traumatic and terrible and miraculous, are destroying her. And so, she flees to the surface, escaping the memories, the expectations, and the responsibilities—and discovers a world her people left behind long ago.
Yetu will learn more than she ever expected to about her own past—and about the future of her people. If they are all to survive, they’ll need to reclaim the memories, reclaim their identity—and own who they really are.
Release Date: November 5
What draws me to The Deep is honestly both the cover and the first sentence of the premise “Yetu holds the memories for her people–” like, whaaaat? HOW is that possible, and WHY is she doing that?
The Deep is only 176 pages according to GoodReads, but I bet The Deep is going to feel longer than that. I also believe that The Deep will seem like a larger book that it is because there’s quite a heaviness to the synopsis that I have no doubt will leak over to the story itself as well.
Winterwood, by Shea Ernshaw | YA, Fantasy
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep comes a haunting romance set deep in the magical snow-covered forest, where the appearance of a mysterious boy unearths secrets that awakens the enchanted, but angry, woods.
Be careful of the dark, dark wood…
Especially the woods surrounding the town of Fir Haven. Some say these woods are magical. Haunted, even.
Rumored to be a witch, only Nora Walker knows the truth. She and the Walker women before her have always shared a special connection with the woods. And it’s this special connection that leads Nora to Oliver Huntsman—the same boy who disappeared from the Camp for Wayward Boys a month ago—and in the middle of the worst snowstorm in years. He should be dead, but here he is alive, and left in the woods with no memory of the month he’d been missing. But Oliver’s sudden reappearance angers the woods, leading to one violent attack after another.
Nature rebels again the town, and soon Nora begins to understand that the key to saving Fir Haven rests in unearthing the truth behind how Oliver—the boys she has come to care deeply about—survived a month in the woods, and what led him there in the first place. But what Nora doesn’t know, is that Oliver has secrets of his own—secrets he’ll do anything to keep buried, because as it turns out, he wasn’t the only one to have gone missing on that fateful night one month ago.
For as long as there have been fairy tales, we have been warned to fear what lies within the dark, dark woods and in Winterwood, New York Times bestselling author Shea Ernshaw, shows us why.
Release Date: November 5
I’ve been curious about Ernshaw’s newest book ever since she was secretly talking about it on her Instagram page. I was curious because I had enjoyed reading The Wicked Deep, Ernshaw’s first novel. Over time I had figured out and she’d told her viewers that the story (Winterwood) was well, that of a mystery that involved the woods.
And I don’t know what it is about Mystery novels + the woods, (PLUS Fantasy this time!!) but I like, have to read the books that involves lots of wooded areas…
Long story short, I’m looking forward to reading Winterwood (I have a copy as an ARC, Yeeeeeey!!); I’m also keeping my expectations of Winterwood extremely low. Think along the lines of non-existent.
I genuinely want to enjoy reading Winterwood and all it has to offer.
Songs from the Deep, by Kelly Powell | YA, Historical, Fantasy, Mystery
A girl searches for a killer on an island where deadly sirens lurk just beneath the waves in this gripping, atmospheric debut novel.
The sea holds many secrets.
Moira Alexander has always been fascinated by the deadly sirens who lurk along the shores of her island town. Even though their haunting songs can lure anyone to a swift and watery grave, she gets as close to them as she can, playing her violin on the edge of the enchanted sea. When a young boy is found dead on the beach, the islanders assume that he’s one of the sirens’ victims. Moira isn’t so sure.
Certain that someone has framed the boy’s death as a siren attack, Moira convinces her childhood friend, the lighthouse keeper Jude Osric, to help her find the real killer, rekindling their friendship in the process. With townspeople itching to hunt the sirens down, and their own secrets threatening to unravel their fragile new alliance, Moira and Jude must race against time to stop the killer before it’s too late—for humans and sirens alike.
Release Date: November 5
What I’m not looking forward to is the hisstory aspect of Songs of the Deep, but the synopsis is just so….enchanting, that I’ve got to give Songs from the Deep a read!
What I am looking forward to from this story is the mystery. I enjoy reading book that have sirens in them (there are only a couple that I’ve read to be honest). Since Songs from the Deep is a YA Mystery, I think that there will be a high chance that I’ll be able to enjoy Moira’s story.
I’m also wondering how the Sirens and Humans alike can somehow live in the same area…so strange.
When the Stars Lead to You, by Ronni Davis | YA, Contemporary, Romance
And the boy she fell in love with last summer.
When Ashton breaks Devon’s heart at the end of the most romantic and magical summer ever, she thinks her heart will never heal again. But over the course of the following year, Devon finds herself slowly putting the broken pieces back together.
Now it’s senior year, and she’s determined to enjoy every moment of it as she prepares for a future studying the galaxies. That is, until Ashton shows up on the first day of school. Can she forgive him and open her heart again? Or are they doomed to repeat history?
From debut author, Ronni Davis, comes a stunning novel about passion, loss, and the power of first love.
Release Date: November 12
I don’t know what it is about this book, ahem, *cough*, Actually, yes I do know what it is that draws me to When the Stars Lead to You.
The hope of a second chance that the synopsis leads me to believe there will be.
I’m honestly a huge slut for second chance romances, and if When the Stars Lead to You is a second chance romance, then I will be on this book like a bee to flowers. Zoom zoom, mutha fucka, move aside, I need this book ASAP.
As you can tell, it’s not that often that I get excited about a YA Contemporary Romance story.
Catfishing on CatNet, by Naomi Kritzer | YA, Sci-Fi, Thriller
How much does the internet know about YOU? A thought-provoking near future YA thriller that could not be more timely as it explores issues of online privacy, artificial intelligence, and the power and perils of social networks.
Because her mom is always on the move, Steph hasn’t lived anyplace longer than six months. Her only constant is an online community called CatNet—a social media site where users upload cat pictures—a place she knows she is welcome. What Steph doesn’t know is that the admin of the site, CheshireCat, is a sentient A.I.
When a threat from Steph’s past catches up to her and ChesireCat’s existence is discovered by outsiders, it’s up to Steph and her friends, both online and IRL, to save her.
Catfishing on CatNet is a surprising, heartfelt near-future YA thriller by award-winning author Naomi Kritzer, whose short story “Cat Pictures Please” won the Hugo Award and Locus Award and was a finalist for the Nebula.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Release Date: November 19
Fam, it has been a while–a hot minute, since I’ve read a YA Thriller novel. I’m glad that I found Catfishing on CatNet. I haven’t read too much of the synopsis, because I don’t want to predict anything and have it come out to be true.
I have high hopes for Catfishing on CatNet though, and I know. I know that having high hopes for a YA Thriller is …. kinda dangerous for me. I can’t help it though!
If you know of any YA Thrillers, please let me know about them.
Are there any other books being published soon that I should know about?
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See you soon, and Happy Reading!