New Book Releases for November 2015

Here are a few of the books due for release in November 2015. These are the titles I have already had the pleasure to read or have made it onto my to-read list. Click on the covers for detailed reviews.

Young Adult Fiction

Lies About TruthThe Lies About Truth – Courtney C. Stevens – HarperTeen – Published 3 November 2015

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started The Lies About Truth. For some reason I predicted teen drama, relationship issues and triviality. I could not have been more wrong. This book is absolutely breathtaking. Well written and with an incredibly strong heroine, this book gently whispers to you until you are entangled in its story, laughing and crying, loving and learning. Summer days and grief, friendship and love. Pack a box of tissues, because this is one heartbreaking, and yet so very enjoyable, journey. Full Review.

Young adult fiction: contemporary.

Ten Thousand Skies Above You

Ten Thousand Skies Above You – Claudia Gray – HarperTeen – Published 3 November 2015

Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents’ invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.  Book Two in this series promises to be thrilling. And just look at that cover…

Young adult fiction: Science fiction.

until We Meet Again

Until We Meet Again – Renee Collins – Sourcebooks Fire – Published 3 November 2015

This book is about a girl from 2015 and a boy from 1925. When they first meet on their (shared via the centuries) private beach neither at first realises they hail from different centuries. As they continue to meet, and quickly fall in love, they soon discover that there may be more than just time that wishes to keep them apart.

I didn’t love this book. It was readable, just not totally believable. But I know plenty of people have loved it so if lovers divided by time is your thing, then check it out. Full review.

Young adult fiction: Science fiction.

 All InAll In – Jennifer Lynn Barnes – The Naturals #3 – Disney-Hyperion – Published 3 November 2015
After a string of brutal murders in Las Vegas, Cassie Hobbes and the Naturals are called in to investigate. But even with the team’s unique profiling talents, these murders seem baffling: unlike many serial killers, this one uses different methods every time. All of the victims were killed in public, yet the killer does not show up on any tape. And each victim has a string of numbers tattooed on their wrist. Hidden in the numbers is a code—and the closer the Naturals come to unraveling the mystery, the more perilous the case becomes.

Young adult fiction: Mystery

Young Widows ClubYoung Widows Club – Alexandra Coutts – Farrar, Straus and Giroux – Published 10 November 2015
For seventeen-year-old Tam, running off to marry her musician boyfriend is the ideal escape from her claustrophobic high-school life on the island, and the ultimate rebellion against her father and stepmother. But when Tam becomes a widow just weeks later, the shell-shocked teen is forced to find her way forward by going back to the life she thought she’d moved beyond—even as her struggle to deal with her grief is forcing her to reinvent herself and reach out to others in ways she never imagined.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.

WinterWinter – Marissa Meyer – Lunar Chronicles #4 – Feiwel and Friends – Published 10 November 2015

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Young adult fiction: Fantasy – Fairytale retelling.

Hello? Hello? – Liza M. Wiemer – Spencer Hill Contemporary – Published 10 November 2015

Tricia: A girl struggling to find her way after her beloved grandma’s death.
Emerson: A guy who lives his life to fulfill promises, real and hypothetical.
Angie: A girl with secrets she can only express through poetry.
Brenda: An actress and screenplay writer afraid to confront her past.
Brian: A potter who sets aside his life for Tricia, to the detriment of both.

Linked and transformed by one phone call, Hello? weaves together these five Wisconsin teens’ stories into a compelling narrative of friendship and family, loss and love, heartbreak and healing, serendipity, and ultimately hope.

Young adult fiction: Contemporary.

New Adult Fiction

November 9November 9 – Colleen Hoover  – Published 10 November 2015

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

New adult fiction: Contemporary.

October 2015 New Releases