I have all the noteworthy November releases right here so you don’t have to go down the garbage of evil that is goodreads. Points at the Goodreads Choice awards and cackles.
Deal With The Elf King by Elise Kova (November 6th)
A Deal with the Elf King is a complete, stand-alone novel, inspired by the tales of Hades and Persephone, as well as Beauty and the Beast, with a “happily ever after” ending. It’s perfect for fantasy romance fans looking for just the right amount of steam and their next slow-burn and swoon-worthy couple.
This is gonna feed my Lore Olympus and Fantasy Romance brain junk.
The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter (November 10th)
In order to reclaim her throne and save her people, an ousted queen must join forces with a young warrior in the second book of this must-read epic fantasy series by breakout author Evan Winter.
African inspired setting. Bronze age. Complicated themes and unreliable narrators. If you haven’t started this series you should if those things float your reader boat.
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong (November 17th)
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.
We’re Shakespeare nerds in this house and so is Chloe Gong.
The Burning God by R.F. Kuang (November 17th)
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.
Rebel Sisters by Tochi Onyebuchi (November 17th)
In the epic, action-packed sequel to the “brilliant” (Booklist, starred review) novel War Girls, the battles are over, but the fight for justice has just begun.
This series is set the future in war torn Nigeria. I’ve heard some people say that if you like the historical complexities of The Poppy War than this should also be on your list.
The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill (November 17th)
Chloe Neill brings her trademark wit and wild sense of adventure to a stunning seafaring fantasy starring a dauntless heroine in a world of magic and treachery.
Not gonna lie I’m convinced the heroine is gay without even looking at the description. I’m gonna put my gay goggles on for this one.
Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices (2020) #1 (November 18th)
Celebrated writer and artist Jeffrey Veregge explores the legacy of Marvel’s incredible cast of Indigenous characters! Hugo, Nebula, and Locus-award winning Black/Ohkay Owingeh writer Rebecca Roanhorse and Tongva artist Weshoyot Alvitre tell an Echo tale like none you’ve heard before. Geoscientist and Lipan Apache writer Darcie Little Badger joins acclaimed Whitefish Lake First Nation artist Kyle Charles for a Dani Moonstar story that’s out of this world! And Bram Stoker-winning horror writer Stephen Graham Jones of the Blackfeet Nation teams up with Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation artist David Cutler to revisit one of the darkest spots of X-Men history!
This has Rebecca Roanhorse and Stephen Graham Jones tackling superheroes. All smiles here.
The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar (November 24th)
The author of the “vivid and urgent…important and timely” (The New York Times Book Review) debut The Map of Salt and Stars returns with this remarkably moving and lyrical novel following three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to their hearts.
This is about a Syrian trans boy searching and exploring the history of queer and trans people in his community. We don’t see stories like that often. I’d like to see them more often.
Ruinsong by Julia Ember (November 24th)
In Julia Ember’s dark and lush LGBTQ+ romantic fantasy Ruinsong, two young women from rival factions must work together to reunite their country, as they wrestle with their feelings for each other.
Lesbian retelling of The Phantom of the Opera…
The Princess Knight by G.A. Aiken (November 24th)
In New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken’s gripping new fantasy romance series, the Blacksmith Queen must confront armies and pretenders desperate to take her new-won crown. But with the Princess Knight at her side and a centaur warrior clan at her back, she’ll risk everything for victory.
This series is hilarious. And if you’re an elegant sort of person you won’t fall of your chair unlike me.
How The King of Elfhame Learned To Hate Stories by Holly Black (November 24th)
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.
Too pretty not to put on here.