The Best Young Adult Books of November

Posted by Hayley on November 5, 2018
Welcome to the world of irresistible young adult fiction! Every month, our team takes a look at the books being published and how they're resonating with early readers. We use this information to put together a roundup of soon-to-be favorites, from contemporary tales set in the suburbs to epics in realms of mystery and mischief.

For November, we're taking to the not-so-friendly skies with Brandon Sanderson's new series, hunting down clues in a scandalous high-society mystery, and saving the world with Marissa Meyer's caped crusaders. 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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They could save the world, or they could ruin each other's lives. Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) put aside their contentious relationship and return to superhero mode.

Release Date: November 6

Read our interview with Meyer here.


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The demon king entertains himself with his Paper Girls, consorts chosen from the lowest caste. The women are trained to be charming and obedient. But what happens when two of them fall in love?

Release Date: November 6

Read our interview with Ngan here.


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Spensa dreams of the skies. Living in the shadow of her father's dark legacy, she knows she'll likely never become a pilot. But a new alien attack offers her a dangerous chance.

Release Date: November 6



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It's not easy being gay in Washington, D.C., during the age of McCarthyism. Tired of keeping her identity a secret, Janet finds fictional kindred spirits in a series of books.

Release Date: November 13



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This is a road trip that will fix everything—that's what Esther tells herself. Along with her friends, she attempts to put aside logic, for once, to discover and embrace her truth.

Release Date: November 1



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All Mari has to do to become empress is survive. In a deadly competition, she weathers enchantments to prove her worth. But Mari is more than human, and her inner monster lurks.

Release Date: November 6



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The rhythm of their friendship is off. With a promising big break on the horizon, Dia tries to literally get the band back together with the power of music.

Release Date: November 6



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The closets are bigger, and so are the skeletons inside. Desperate to solve a family mystery, teen auto mechanic Sawyer enters the scandalous world of high society.

Release Date: November 6






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message 1: by Janine (new)

Janine There's a few YA indie books I'm looking forward to or already read. Saving Death was a lovely romance that dealt with the aftermath of grief. There's the continuation of the Confectioners Chronicles, The Confectioner's Coup, and I really loved the first book. While I haven't read the first book, Pearl's Number: The Number Series has gotten a lot of good reviews. There's also Void Born to look forward to as well.


message 2: by Kader (new)

Kader Eddalia Thanks


message 3: by Victoria (new)

Victoria  K. Some of these sound absolutely epic!
Someone’s making a Barnes and Noble run later! 😂


message 4: by Fatt (new)

Fatt Natt Something positive to look forward to, absolutely enchanted


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