The Best Young Adult Books of November

Posted by Cybil on November 1, 2019
As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of 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.

November brings the highly anticipated debut of the Blood Heir fantasy series from Amélie Wen Zhao. Also look for deposed faerie heroines in Holly Black's The Queen of Nothing, young interstellar pilot drama in Brandon Sanderson's Starsight, and a romantic Greek getaway in Mackenzi Lee's The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky.

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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From Queen of Faerie to queen of absolutely nothing, Jude now languishes in the mortal world. It takes an evil curse to draw her back to her true home—and back to the man she loves despite his betrayal—in the final book of The Folk of the Air trilogy.

Release date: November 19


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Their perfect world is unraveling. In a future society that claims to have conquered hunger, disease, war, and even death, those living (and some who are not) must band together in the final book of the Arc of a Scythe trilogy.

Release date: November 5


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This is a story about dreamers and the curiosities they create. Ronan Lynch navigates a shifting world of desire, death, and destiny in this haunting fantasy, the first book in a new companion series to The Raven Cycle.

Release date: November 5


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Gatlon City may fall to anarchy. As deadly battles continue in the streets and in the sky, Nova and Adrian risk revealing their secret identities and facing their greatest fears in the conclusion to the superpowered Renegades series.

Release date: November 5


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Monty's grand tour is over, but his adventures continue in Santorini. The romantic Greek island is the perfect backdrop for his growing relationship with Percy in this delightful novella from the author of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue.

Release date: November 26


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She's achieved her dream of traveling to the stars, but at what cost? The Skyward series continues with young pilot Spensa wrestling with her father's complicated legacy. To learn the full story, she'll travel to the end of the galaxy.

Release date: November 26


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The princess is the most dangerous player of all in this dark debut novel set in the Cyrilian Empire, a dangerous land of strange magic and palace intrigue. When the Emperor is murdered, suspicion falls on his daughter, the crown princess Anastacya Mikhailov.

Release date: November 19




Which new YA books are you most excited to read? Let us know in the comments!

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message 1: by Ziggy (new)

Ziggy Nixon Marissa Meyer's "Supernova" has been at the top of my YA list since the moment I finishd the 2nd book. My only dilemma now is whether or not to re-read the previous chapter or just dive in to what I'm sure will be an exciting conclusion!


message 2: by Calvinist (new)

Calvinist Batman STARSIGHT!


message 3: by Nikolle (new)

Nikolle THE TOLL !!! CAN'T WAIT TO READ


message 4: by Alisson (new)

Alisson Gomes So many book that I want to read!! I just can't wait!!


message 5: by Emily (new)

Emily AHHHH the Queen of Nothing!!!


message 6: by Alyxandrea (new)

Alyxandrea Ruby Rios the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen of nothing the queen


message 7: by czai (new)

czai Blood Heir looks interesting.
Just started The Toll and whoa it's huge!


message 8: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Subgrunski I started Supernova two days ago, and I almost didn't go to bed. I have to start studying for finals, but I just can't bring myself to put the book down. I'm going to flip at the ending!!


message 9: by yifyu1122 (new)

yifyu1122 STARSIGHT!!!!
Can't wait to read it.


message 10: by Salli (new)

Salli QUEEN 
OF 
NOTHING 


message 11: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn The Toll!!!


message 12: by Mary (new)

Mary Ellen I wish there was a bigger list of YA titles. If we expect to have readers in the future, hopefully buying books, we need to offer them a wide range of choices as they are growing into readers. Where's historical fiction, thrillers, memoirs, comedy and any number of other genres?


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