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exciting November releases


Hoohoo, guys!

November brings highly anticipated releases (I already read one of them and I can’t wait to hold a physical copy in my hands!) and I haven’t been this excited for a German book in ages. But I always get angry about how all books are set in America, even those by non-American authros? Well, this one doesn’t. Woohoo! But there are so many other books to look forward to and I’m gonna share a little list with you now. You can click on the covers to get to the goodreads page of the books,

6th November

A Deal with the Elf KingA Deal with the Elf King by Elise Kova

Silver Wing Press | 338 pages

The elves come for two things: war and wives. In both cases, they come for death.
Three-thousand years ago, humans were hunted by powerful races with wild magic until the treaty was formed. Now, for centuries, the elves have taken a young woman from Luella’s village to be their Human Queen.
To be chosen is seen as a mark of death by the townsfolk. A mark nineteen-year-old Luella is grateful to have escaped as a girl. Instead, she’s dedicated her life to studying herbology and becoming the town’s only healer.
That is, until the Elf King unexpectedly arrives… for her.
Everything Luella had thought she’d known about her life, and herself, was a lie. Taken to a land filled with wild magic, Luella is forced to be the new queen to a cold yet blisteringly handsome Elf King. Once there, she learns about a dying world that only she can save.
The magical land of Midscape pulls on one corner of her heart, her home and people tug on another… but what will truly break her is a passion she never wanted.

10th November

a cuban girl's guide to tea and tomorrowA Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

Atheneum Books | 320 pages

For Lila Reyes, a summer in England was never part of the plan. The plan was 1) take over her abuela’s role as head baker at their panadería, 2) move in with her best friend after graduation, and 3) live happily ever after with her boyfriend. But then the Trifecta happened, and everything—including Lila herself—fell apart.
Worried about Lila’s mental health, her parents make a new plan for her: Spend three months with family friends in Winchester, England, to relax and reset. But with the lack of sun, a grumpy inn cook, and a small town lacking Miami flavor (both in food and otherwise), what would be a dream trip for some feels more like a nightmare to Lila…until she meets Orion Maxwell.
A teashop clerk with troubles of his own, Orion is determined to help Lila out of her funk, and appoints himself as her personal tour guide. From Winchester’s drama-filled music scene to the sweeping English countryside, it isn’t long before Lila is not only charmed by Orion, but England itself. Soon a new future is beginning to form in Lila’s mind—one that would mean leaving everything she ever planned behind.

rent a boyfriendRent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

Simon Pulse | 320 pages

Chloe Wang is nervous to introduce her parents to her boyfriend, because the truth is, she hasn’t met him yet either. She hired him from Rent for Your ’Rents, a company specializing in providing fake boyfriends trained to impress even the most traditional Asian parents.
Drew Chan’s passion is art, but after his parents cut him off for dropping out of college to pursue his dreams, he became a Rent for Your ’Rents employee to keep a roof over his head. Luckily, learning protocols like “Type C parents prefer quiet, kind, zero-PDA gestures” comes naturally to him.
When Chloe rents Drew, the mission is simple: convince her parents fake Drew is worthy of their approval so they’ll stop pressuring her to accept a proposal from Hongbo, the wealthiest (and slimiest) young bachelor in their tight-knit Asian American community.
But when Chloe starts to fall for the real Drew—who, unlike his fake persona, is definitely not ’rent-worthy—her carefully curated life begins to unravel. Can she figure out what she wants before she loses everything?

here the whole timeHere the whole time by Vitor Martins

Scholastic | 335 pages

Felipe gets it – he’s fat. Not chubby. Not big-boned. Fat. And he doesn’t need anyone to remind him, which is, of course, what everyone does. That’s why he’s been waiting for this moment ever since the school year began: school break. Finally, he’ll be able to spend some time far away from school and the classmates who tease him incessantly. His plans include catching up on his favorite TV shows, finishing his to-be-read pile, and watching YouTube tutorials on skills he’ll never actually put into practice.
But things get a little out of hand when Felipe’s mom informs him that Caio, the neighbor kid from apartment 57, will be spending the next 15 days with them while his parents are on vacation. Felipe is distraught because A) he’s had a crush on Caio since, well, forever, and B) Felipe has a list of body image insecurities and absolutely NO idea how he’s going to entertain his neighbor for two full weeks.
Suddenly, the days ahead of him that once promised rest and relaxation (not to mention some epic Netflix bingeing) end up bringing a whirlwind of feelings, forcing Felipe to dive head-first into every unresolved issue he has had with himself – but maybe, just maybe, he’ll manage to win over Caio, too.

17th November

these violent delightsThese Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Hodder & Stoughton | 464 pages

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.

the burning godThe Burning God by R.F. Kuang

Harper Voyager | 560 pages

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? 

24th November

how the king of elfhame learned to hate storiesHow the King of Elfhame learned to hate stories by Holly Black

Little, Brown Books | 192 pages

Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king, Cardan. This tale includes delicious details of life before The Cruel Prince, an adventure beyond The Queen of Nothing, and familiar moments from The Folk of the Air trilogy, told wholly from Cardan’s perspective.
This new installment in the Folk of the Air series is a return to the heart-racing romance, danger, humor, and drama that enchanted readers everywhere. Each chapter is paired with lavish and luminous full-color art, making this the perfect collector’s item to be enjoyed by both new audiences and old.

ruinsongRuinsong by Julia Ember

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 368 pages

Her voice was her prison…
Now it’s her weapon.
In a world where magic is sung, a powerful mage named Cadence has been forced to torture her country’s disgraced nobility at her ruthless queen’s bidding.
But when she is reunited with her childhood friend, a noblewoman with ties to the underground rebellion, she must finally make a choice: Take a stand to free their country from oppression, or follow in the queen’s footsteps and become a monster herself.

27th November

BreakAwayBreakAway by Anabelle Stehl

LYX | 480 pages

Für Lia bricht eine Welt zusammen, als ihr eine einzige Nacht zum Verhängnis wird. Nicht nur folgen ihr seitdem die Blicke und das Getuschel ihrer Kommilitonen überall auf dem Campus – selbst ihre Freundinnen wenden sich von ihr ab. Als sie es nicht länger erträgt, packt Lia kurzerhand ihre wichtigsten Sachen und setzt sich in einen Bus nach Berlin. Sie hofft, in dem anonymen Trubel der Hauptstadt wieder einen klaren Kopf zu bekommen und zu der Person zurückzufinden, die sie vorher war. Doch dann trifft sie auf Noah, der ihre Welt von einem Moment auf den anderen ein weiteres Mal auf den Kopf stellt …

And these are the books I’m most excited for! What about you? Which November releases are you excited for?

Until next time,

  1. I preorderere “Palast aus Gold und Tränen” by Christian Handel. But except manga, I usually have no clue what books will be released. ^^’

    I hope you have fun with the books you’ve layed an eye on!

    1. ohh!! I have his first book lying around but still haven’t read it. I hope I get to it soon! I usually know the month and if I don’t make a list I’ll definitely forget the exact date again 😀

      Thank you! Enjoy Palast aus Gold und Tränen! 🙂

  2. Kat you really have to stop reminding me of books that I forgot about.
    I remember seeing “A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow” and “Here the whole time” around but I kinda thought they would come out in the next few months. Looks like I was wrong.
    “Rent a Boyfriend” also sounds amazing, there can never be too many fake dating stories.

    1. I’m sorry!! I’m reminding my dumb self with that! And now you’re reminding me as well… as if I don’t own enough books already

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