Looking Ahead… November 2020 Releases

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This is a post that I do at the end of every month where I share the books I am looking forward to in the next month. I am always looking for books to add to my TBR so I hope to hear about what books you are looking forward to in the coming month in the comments.

Looking Ahead … November Releases

Check out the titles that I am excited for that come out this month. Make sure to comment below if you have read any of these or want to read any of these titles so we can discuss them!

This year I’ve been reading and continuing many series and this month is no different. Many sequels that I’ve been waiting for are finally coming out and I’m super thrilled to read them!

eARCs

Master of One by Jaida Jones & Dani BennettMaster of One by Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett

Publication Date: November 10th, 2020

Sinister sorcery. Gallows humor. A queer romance so glorious it could be right out of fae legend itself. Master of One is a fantasy unlike any other.

Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He’s stolen into noble’s coffers, picked soldier’s pockets, and even liberated a ring or two off the fingers of passersby. Until he’s caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer.

But Rags could never have guessed this “relic” would actually be a fae himself—a distractingly handsome, annoyingly perfect, ancient fae prince called Shining Talon. Good thing Rags can think on his toes, because things just get stranger from there…

With the heist and intrigue of Six of Crows and the dark fairy tale feel of The Cruel Prince, this young adult fantasy debut will have readers rooting for a pair of reluctant heroes as they take on a world-ending fae prophecy, a malicious royal plot, and, most dangerously of all, their feelings for each other.

When I first picked this book up I was super excited, but I saw some mixed reviews and it killed my excitement. Lately I’ve been trying not to pay SO much attention to ratings and just read what I’m excited for. There are fairies and thieves and it just screams that I could love it, so I want to give it a chance!

Teen Killers Club by Lily SparksTeen Killers Club by Lily Sparks

Publication Date: November 10th, 2020

Framed for the murder of her best friend, a young girl joins a super-secret society of teenage assassins to avoid a lifetime behind bars–and discovers her own true self–in this mesmerizing debut novel.

Seventeen-year-old Signal Deere has raised eyebrows for years as an unhappy Goth misfit from the trailer park. When she’s convicted of her best friend Rose’s brutal murder, she’s designated a Class A–the most dangerous and manipulative criminal profile. To avoid prison, Signal signs on for a secret program for 18-and-under Class As and is whisked off to an abandoned sleep-away camp, where she and seven bunkmates will train as assassins. Yet even in the Teen Killers Club, Signal doesn’t fit in. She’s squeamish around blood. She’s kind and empathetic. And her optimistic attitude is threatening to turn a group of ragtag maniacs into a team of close-knit friends. Maybe that’s because Signal’s not really a killer. She was framed for Rose’s murder and only joined the program to escape, track down Rose’s real killer, and clear her name. But Signal never planned on the sinister technologies that keep the campers confined. She never planned on the mysterious man in the woods determined to pick them off one by one. And she certainly never planned on falling in love. Signal’s strategy is coming apart at the seams as the true killer prepares to strike again in Teen Killers Club.

Teenage assassin camp? I mean the title alone had me intrigued. This is a book that I will pick up when I need something entertaining. I love a good YA thriller and this one seems different from all the YA thrillers out there.

Starvation by Molly FennigStarvation by Molly Fennig

Publication Date: November 17th, 2020

16-year-old Wes McCoy is not the favorite child. He does not have a wrestling scholarship to Stanford nor does he live up to the family legacy as an athlete, unlike his brother, Jason. But when Jason dies in a car accident on the way to the state high school wrestling championship, Wes turns to food to give him the control over his life he didn’t have before, and the kind of success he never tasted.

Told through alternating past and present chapters revolving around Jason’s death, Wes must come to terms with more than Jason’s death. There’s Caila, a defiant girl who introduces him to the painful pleasure of starving. And there’s Collin, Wes’s best friend who speaks in Shakespearean insults and with whom his relationship is irreparably damaged. But most of all, Wes must take back control from his eating disorder as he learns more about himself and the mystery surrounding Jason’s accident, before he loses his life and those closest to him

I picked up a copy of this book on a whim, but I am pretty excited for this book that appears to be flying under the radar. It’s not very often that you find books about males with eating disorders. I read a lot about heavy topics and I am really interested in this story.

Call of the Bone Ships by RJ BarkerCall of the Bone Ships by R.J. Barker

Publication Date: November 24th, 2020

A brilliantly imagined saga of honour, glory and warfare, Call of the Bone Ships is the captivating epic fantasy sequel to RJ Barker’s The Bone Ships.

Dragons have returned to the Hundred Isles. But their return heralds only war and destruction. When a horde of dying slaves are discovered in the bowels of a ship, Shipwife Meas and the crew of the Tide Child find themselves drawn into a vicious plot that will leave them questioning their loyalties and fighting for their lives.

I knew this book was coming out pretty soon, but I didn’t realize it was next month until I started making this post! Luckily I’m on Orbit’s blogger list and they sent me a Netgalley widget! Honestly, now I don’t know how I’m going to keep reading my current book and not start this one right away!!!


Want to Read

The Key to Fear by Kristin CastThe Key to Fear by Kristin Cast

Publication Date: November 4th, 2020

To Health.
To Life.
To the Future.

We are The Key.
‘No touching today for a healthy tomorrow.’

Elodie obeys The Key. Elodie obeys the rules. Elodie trusts in the system. At least, Elodie used to…

Aidan is a rebel. Aidan doesn’t do what he’s told. Aidan just wants to be free. Aidan is on his last chance…

After a pandemic wiped out most of the human race, The Key took power. The Key dictates the rules. They govern in order to keep people safe. But as Elodie and Aidan begin to discover there is another side to The Key, they realise not everything is as it seems.

Rather than playing protector, The Key are playing God.

I really enjoyed the House of Night series, so when I saw that Kristin Cast was coming out with a new book I was pretty excited. But when I read that it was a dystopian about a pandemic I was even more intrigued. I’ve been dying to read a pandemic book ever since COVID-19 started, but I still haven’t!

Lies Like Poison by Chelsea PitcherLies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher

Publication Date: November 10th, 2020

Riverdale meets Kara Thomas’s The Cheerleaders in this electrifying, twisted thriller about estranged friends who reunite when someone commits the murder they’d planned—but didn’t go through with—and leaves one of their own to take the fall.

Poppy, Lily, and Belladonna would do anything to protect their best friend, Raven. So when they discovered he was suffering abuse at the hands of his stepmother, they came up with a lethal plan: petals of poppy, belladonna, and lily in her evening tea so she’d never be able to hurt Raven again. But someone got cold feet, the plot faded to a secret of the past, and the group fell apart.

Three years later, on the eve of Raven’s seventeenth birthday, his stepmother turns up dead. But it’s only belladonna found in her tea, and it’s only Belladonna who’s carted off to jail. Desperate for help, Belle reaches out to her estranged friends to prove her innocence. They answer the call, but no one is prepared for what comes next.

Now, everyone has something to lose and something equally dangerous to hide. And when the tangled web of secrets and betrayal is finally unwound, what lies at its heart will change the group forever.

This book is a little out of my comfort zone, but I just keep coming back to it. I am OBSESSED with Riverdale and I also loved The Cheerleaders and they’re marketing this book to fans of both. The blurb just sounds so interesting. I love books filled with secrets and betrayal! Since I keep waffling on this one I think that it’s officially time to add it to the wish list.

These Violent Delights by Chloe GongThese Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Publication Date: November 17th, 2020

Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River.

The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.

A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal.

But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule.

I’ve been interested in this book ever since I first heard about it ages ago. I love retellings, but I love #ownvoices books even more. I know very little about 1920’s Shanghai, but I love cultural stories and I always love stories about criminals and gangs.

Have Read

The Burning God by R.F. KuangThe Burning God by R.F. Kuang

Publication Date: November 17th, 2020

The exciting end to The Poppy War trilogy, R. F. Kuang’s acclaimed, award-winning epic fantasy that combines the history of twentieth-century China with a gripping world of gods and monsters, to devastating, enthralling effect.

After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead.

Despite her losses, Rin hasn’t given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much—the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany, the village that is her home. Returning to her roots, Rin meets difficult challenges—and unexpected opportunities. While her new allies in the Southern Coalition leadership are sly and untrustworthy, Rin quickly realizes that the real power in Nikan lies with the millions of common people who thirst for vengeance and revere her as a goddess of salvation.

Backed by the masses and her Southern Army, Rin will use every weapon to defeat the Dragon Republic, the colonizing Hesperians, and all who threaten the shamanic arts and their practitioners. As her power and influence grows, though, will she be strong enough to resist the Phoenix’s intoxicating voice urging her to burn the world and everything in it? 

I actually haven’t written a review for this book just yet because this book just destroyed me. This series was absolutely phenomenal and I am sad that it’s over. I still don’t know how to put my thoughts into words for this one!

The Ravens by Kass Morgan & Danielle PaigeThe Ravens by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige

Publication Date: November 3rd, 2020

Kappa Rho Nu isn’t your average sorority. Their parties are notorious. Their fundraisers are known for being Westerly College’s most elaborate affairs. But beneath the veil of Greek life and prestige, the sisters of Kappu Rho Nu share a secret: they’re a coven of witches. For Vivi Deveraux, being one of Kappa Rho Nu’s Ravens means getting a chance to redefine herself. For Scarlett Winters, a bonafide Raven and daughter of a legacy Raven, pledge this year means living up to her mother’s impossible expectations of becoming Kappa Rho Nu’s next president. Scarlett knows she’d be the perfect candidate — that is, if she didn’t have one human-sized skeleton in her closet…. When Vivi and Scarlett are paired as big and little for initiation, they find themselves sinking into the sinister world of blood oaths and betrayals.

It’s actually kind of funny that I haven’t written my review for this book just yet either. I really enjoyed this one! I love witchy coven books and have read a few lately, but this one really stood out with the college setting and secret sorority thing.


Let’s Chat!

What books are you looking forward to this month? Have you read any of the books on my list? Are any of them on you TBR? Are there any books coming out this month that I shouldn’t miss out on? Make sure to comment below so we can talk about upcoming books we’re excited about!

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  1. I don’t usually keep up with what all new releases are coming out, since it seems like a full-time job. So, thanks for calling my attention to these. I am especially interested in The Key to Fear. “No touching today for a healthy tomorrow.” It reminds me of how I have heard that some people in nursing homes are beginning to say, “I would rather get hugs from my grandchildren and die a little earlier than live a few extra months or years without hugs and visits.”

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    1. I love keeping up with new releases! I’m always excited to learn about new books. And I think that The Key to Fear will have more of an impact as a reader with everything going on today. It certainly will be relatable… Idk though COVID is depressing enough as it is so I’m not sure how I will feel reading that one but I want to give it a shot.

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  2. Ohohh so many pretty books that I didn’t heard about yet!
    Here’s the one that I added onto my virtual wanna read now; Teen killers club, Lies like Poison & The ravens. (I’m kinda on the fence about adding The key to fear, right now.. mmh)

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    1. The Ravens was really good! But if you’re looking for a dark witchy book I would also highly recommend The Scapegracers which came out in September.

      Teen Killers Club was one I picked up on a whim and Lies Like Poison just looks so good. I requested it after writing this post.

      I’m kinda on the fence about The Key to Fear now that I think about it too because COVID is depressing enough and I read to escape. Idk I guess we’ll see.

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  3. So there is one other new release coming out on Nov. 2. It’s an indie book: The Long Guest, by me! “Handsome, arrogant Nimri survives a fall and finds himself paraplegic and being cared for by people with whom he can’t communicate.” Please, miss Book Blogger, buy my book and review it here! Or, better yet, contact me and I’ll send you an ARC!

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  4. I really should pick up the Bone Ships, that series sounds so good!
    I cannot wait for The Burning God and These Violent Delights!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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