So I’m going to create a list of November’s anticipated releases. These can be adult, YA, or middle grade. So here are my anticipated releases for November 2019.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a
timeless love story set in a secret underground world–a place of
pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont
when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns
the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and
nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own
childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make
sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series
of clues–a bee, a key, and a sword–that lead him to a masquerade
party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient
library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.
Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for
books and their guardians–it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers
who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by
the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect
this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this
archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction.
Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose–in both the mysterious book and in his own life.
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a new fantasy series reimagining the Arthurian legend, set in the magical world of Camelot.
There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl.
Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom’s borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution–send in Guinevere to be Arthur’s wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king’s idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere’s real name–and her true identity–is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.
To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old–including Arthur’s own family–demand things continue as they have been, and the new–those drawn by the dream of Camelot–fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. Arthur’s knights believe they are strong enough to face any threat, but Guinevere knows it will take more than swords to keep Camelot free.
Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself?
*THE FIRST BOOK IN THE CAMELOT RISING TRILOGY*
Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao
This hot debut is
the first book in an epic new series about a princess hiding a dark
secret and the con man she must trust to clear her name for her father’s
In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled.
Their varied gifts to control the world around them are
unnatural—dangerous. And Anastacya Mikhailov, the crown princess, has a
terrifying secret. Her deadly Affinity to blood is her curse and the
reason she has lived her life hidden behind palace walls.
Ana’s father, the emperor, is murdered, her world is shattered. Framed
as his killer, Ana must flee the palace to save her life. And to clear
her name, she must find her father’s murderer on her own. But the
Cyrilia beyond the palace walls is far different from the one she
thought she knew. Corruption rules the land, and a greater conspiracy is
at work—one that threatens the very balance of her world. And there is
only one person corrupt enough to help Ana get to its core: Ramson
A cunning crime lord of the Cyrilian underworld, Ramson has sinister plans—though he might have met his match in Ana. Because in this story, the princess might be the most dangerous player of all.
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne.
Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto.
Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked
king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.
Now as the
exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from
Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything
he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin
sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.
Jude must risk
venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her
lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But
Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within
enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.
when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads
throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, comes the highly anticipated and jaw-dropping finale to The Folk of the Air trilogy.
So those are my most anticipated releases for November. Not a lot, but these are the ones I can’t stop hearing about. I’m cheating though – I already have The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White as I was approved for it via NetGalley. I probably should have added it to my TBR for this month so I could get it read and reviewed. There’s still time though!
What are your most anticipated releases for this month?