November 2023 New Releases

 



Release Date Not Known

A Court of Miracles #2 by Kester Grant
(Knopf) - moved from 2021, Goodreads lists editions releasing May 2022 and December 2022, but pulisher confirms a release date in November 2023.

November 7th
Vengeance of the Pirate Queen by Tricia Levenseller (Feiwel and Friends) - moved from August 2023.
Pirates of the Caribbean meets The Mummy in Vengeance of the Pirate Queen, a beautifully designed standalone YA fantasy romance, set in the world of Tricia Levenseller's Daughter of the Pirate King.

You can’t be afraid of the dark when you’re the monster lurking in the shadows.

As an assassin working for the pirate queen, eighteen-year-old Sorinda is surprised when Alosa’s next task for her is not to kill a new target, but to captain a handpicked crew on a rescue mission. Unfortunately, her sailing master is twenty-year-old Kearan. He may be the best helmsman the pirate queen has, but Sorinda finds him a real pain in the arse. Sadly, there are few places on a ship to hide from an attentive man.

As the crew of the Vengeance faces dangerous waters and deadly sea creatures, they accidentally awaken the King of the Undersea, a being who can control the dead. Their rescue mission quickly turns into a fight to save the world, but first, Sorinda must save herself from becoming an undead queen.
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Gorgeous Gruesome Faces by Linda Cheng (Roaring Brook Press) - release date not yet announced on Goodreads but confirmed by the publisher.
Squid Game meets Wilder Girls in this debut YA sapphic horror that follows a disgraced teen idol who comes face to face with the demons of her past in a glittering, cut-throat K-pop competition.

After a huge scandal that ended her pop idol career, eighteen-year-old Sunny Lee spends her days longing for the past and cyber-stalking her former bandmate, Candie. When Sunny learns that Candie is attending an intensive workshop that promises stardom, she auditions and enters the program, desperate for one last shot at her dreams and a chance to mend their broken relationship.

But Sunny's hopes are dashed when a hostile Candie leaves her to struggle alone through the grueling training. Things only get worse as Sunny notices eerie happenings as the workshop goes on - strange injuries and even stranger changes to her competitors bodies that quickly turn grisly as the girls begin to drop one by one.

Determined to survive, Sunny teams up with her fiercest competitor, a razor-tongued mean girl, as they race to expose just what's behind the carnage. But when traumatic memories resurface and ghostly apparitions start haunting the halls, Sunny begins to question everything and everyone, including her own unravelling mind


Lucero by Maya Motayne (Balzer + Bray)  - previously dated November 2022, March 2023 and April 2023.

November 14th
Artifacts of an Ex by Jennifer Chen (Wednesday Books) - moved from Summer 2023.
When Chloe Chang gets dumped via USPS after moving across the county from NYC to LA, her first instinct is to throw her box of memories in the garbage. Instead, she starts buying up other teenagers’ break-up boxes to create an art exhibit, Heartifacts.

Opening night is great, until she spots Daniel Kwak filming his best friend’s reaction to his ex’s box. Daniel insists the video is for his short documentary, but Chloe demands he stop filming because she promised her contributors the utmost privacy for their mementos. Chloe and Daniel’s intense discussion launches their creative partnership and friendship.

Choosing to go for what she wants, Chloe asks Daniel out, but he says no. Daniel Kwan is always the guy who makes the girls he’s dating realize they want to get back with their ex. She insists she’s over her ex, but when he shows up unexpectedly with his new girlfriend, it turns out Daniel was right. She isn’t ready for a new relationship.

To create the exhibit she’s always wanted, Chloe needs to go back to basics, learn to work with artists in a more collaborative way, and discover what love can be. Only then will she convince Daniel she’s ready for something more than a rebound.

November 23rd

Wish of the Wicked by Danielle Paige
(Bloomsbury) - originally dated August 2021,
then moved from August 2022, November 2022 and March 2023.
Bestselling author Danielle Paige puts a dark spin on fairy godmothers in a new YA series for fans of Brigid Kemmerer and Maleficent.
For centuries, the enchanted members of the Entente have worked in tandem with the Three Fates—the Present, the Past, and the Future—to maintain destiny across the Thirteen Queendoms. But when Queen Magrit learns of her untimely demise from Hecate, Fate of the Future, Magrit burns Hecate at the stake and decrees death to all Entente in order to live forever.

But some survive, including sixteen-year-old Farrow, who hatches a dangerous plan to seek revenge. Along the way, she finds herself falling for the one person who could ruin everything. With life and love hanging in the balance, she must decide who to trust and what’s most important: living in the past or forging a new future.

Bestselling author Danielle Paige launches a brand-new fairy godmother origin story full of intrigue, magic, and romance.


November 28th
Godly Heathens by H.E. Edgmon (Wednesday Books) - moved from 2024.
Gem Echols is a nonbinary Seminole teen living in the tiny town of Gracie, Georgia. Known for being their peers’ queer awakening, Gem leans hard on charm to disguise the anxious mess they are beneath. The only person privy to their authentic self is another trans kid, Enzo, who’s a thousand long, painful miles away in Brooklyn.

But even Enzo doesn’t know about Gem’s dreams, haunting visions of magic and violence that have always felt too real. So how the hell does Willa Mae Hardy? The strange new girl in town acts like she and Gem are old companions, and seems to know things about them they’ve never told anyone else.

When Gem is attacked by a stranger claiming to be the Goddess of Death, Willa Mae saves their life and finally offers some answers. She and Gem are reincarnated gods who’ve known and loved each other across lifetimes. But Gem – or at least who Gem used to be - hasn’t always been the most benevolent deity. They’ve made a lot of enemies in the pantheon—enemies who, like the Goddess of Death, will keep coming.

It’s a good thing they’ve still got Enzo. But as worlds collide and the past catches up with the present, Gem will discover that everyone has something to hide.

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