The Best Young Adult Books of November

Posted by Hayley on November 09, 2017
A lake transformed by the storms of a half-human girl, a hospital where one patient's silence sparks an intricate mystery, and a deadly world where the last humans must unite for survival…

Welcome to the world of irresistible young adult fiction! Every month, our team takes a look at what books are being published—and how early readers are responding to them. We use this information to curate a list of soon-to-be-beloved favorites, from contemporary tales set in the suburbs to fantasy epics in realms of mystery and mischief.

For November, we've got three buzzy debuts as well as a highly anticipated dystopian series from bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon. Add the books that catch your eye to your Want to Read shelf and let us know what you're reading and recommending in the comments.


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Kat hates talking to people, and Meg hates being alone. When a year-long science project throws them together, they bond over their mutual love of online gaming.




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After a horrific virus nearly wipes out the human race, a small band of teens with unusual abilities takes the planet back from a heartless alien race.




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The daughter of the lake, Anda is only half human. She lurks in storms, terrifying sailors and sinking ships, until a haunted young man comes to her for help.




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In the wake of her ex-boyfriend's tragic death, Jessa packs up his things...and begins to question both the relationship and the boy she thought she knew.




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The fashion trend of the future: recoding your DNA. Gene-hacking prodigy Cat dives into a world of killer technology to prevent a global catastrophe.




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Alternating between "then" and "now" chapters, Hadley's heartbreaking story of a forbidden love, a fragile family, and a dark, terrible secret slowly unfolds.







What recent YA book would you recommend? Share it with us in the comments!

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message 1: by Savannah (new)

Savannah seems cool


message 2: by Francesco (new)

Francesco Why there is not Oathbringer?


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Michel Avenali Francesco wrote: "Why there is not Oathbringer?"

Oathbringer isnt Young Adult that's why it's not listed.


Melissa (YA Book Shelf) So thrilled to see The November Girl on this list. This book broke my heart and put it back together again. It's a story that is guaranteed to stick with you long after you finish the book.


إيمان❤︎ In the introduction there's a sentence that says : "a hospital where one's patient' silence intricate a mystery" but I didn't find a book description matching this title. Can someone help me out?


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah إيمان❤︎ wrote: "In the introduction there's a sentence that says : "a hospital where one's patient' silence intricate a mystery" but I didn't find a book description matching this title. Can someone help me out?"

I think it's referring to the last book, Now is Everything. If click through to the book's page, it mentions an incident in a hospital.


online timesheet Timesheet great post!1


message 8: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Curious and waiting to read - Insurrection by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Loved the title and the book cover :-)


message 9: by Kay (new)

Kay Marsh Recently released CHANCE ENCOUNTERS by Roy Fanti and Kathleen Marsh is a romantic novel with lots of turns and twists. A page turner. Available on Amazon.


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