New Book Releases for November 2017
What books are on your list for November 2017? Here are the books that have caught my eye. Click on covers for more information and reviews.
Young Adult Fiction
Now Is Everything – Amy Giles – HarperTeen – Published 7 November 2017
Now. Hadley faces the aftermath of a deadly plane crash. There are people investigating, but Hadley isn’t talking, not about the crash, not about life before the crash. Then. Hadley wakes every morning, faces every day with the single purpose of protecting her younger sister. Hadley must get perfect grades, captain a successful lacrosse team, be a good friend, and hide the truth of her home life – from everyone. She never expected to get a chance with her long-time crush, Charlie Simmons. She never expected to fall for him the way she does. She never expected the way he would understand her and become such an important part of her life. But the situation at home is escalating, and Hadley knows she is running out of time and options.
Young adult fiction: Contemporary
Renegades -Marissa Meyer – Renegades #1 – Feiwel & Friends – Published 7 November 2017
The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.
Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.
Young adult fiction – Science-fiction
This Mortal Coil – Emily Suvada – This Mortal Coil #1 – Simon Pulse/Penguin – Published 7 November 2017
Young adult fiction: Science-fiction
Rosemarked – Livia Blackburne – Rosemarked #1 – Disney-Hyperion – Published 7 November 2017
A healer who cannot be healed . . . A soldier shattered by war . . .
Thrust together on a high-stakes mission to spy on the capital, the two couldn’t be more different: Zivah, deeply committed to her vow of healing, and Dineas, yearning for vengeance. But as they grow closer, they must find common ground to protect those they love. And amidst the constant fear of discovery, the two grapple with a mutual attraction that could break both of their carefully guarded hearts.
Eight Days on Planet Earth – Cat Jordan – HarperTeen – Published 7 November 2017
Matty Jones has grown up knowing the field he lives next to is a little different. Matty’s father claims that a spaceship landed there on the night he was born. But Matty’s father has since run off with his brother’s sister, leaving Matty and his mother alone, so Matty isn’t all that inclined to listen to what his father believes. When a strange girl suddenly appears in Matty’s field claiming to be from another planet, waiting to be collected by a spaceship, Matty knows it can’t be true. But there is something so ethereal about Priya that she starts to change Matty’s view on life, the universe and, maybe, even love.
Young adult fiction: Contemporary
Twelve – Jennifer Lynn Barnes – The Naturals #4.5 – Disney-Hyperion – Published 7 November 2017
Cassie Hobbes has been working with the FBI since she was a teenager. Now twenty-three years old, she and her fellow Naturals have taken over running the program that taught them everything they know. As a unit, they’re responsible for identifying new Naturals–and solving particularly impossible cases. When their latest case brings back a ghost from their past, Cassie and the other Naturals find themselves racing against the clock–and reliving their own childhood traumas.
Young adult fiction: Mystery-thriller.
The First To Know – Abigail Johnson – Harlequin Teen – Published 7 November 2017 (US)
When Dana decides to surprise her father with a birthday present to beat all birthday presents, she could never have expected the bombshell she would unleash. The DNA testing kit was supposed to unveil some long-lost family members – parents or cousins perhaps – for her father who grew up in foster care never knowing anything about his heritage or family. Instead, Dana discovers that her father has a son. A son who is not that much older than she is…and not that much younger than her sister.
Young adult fiction: Contemporary.
Good and Gone – Megan Frazer Blakemore – HarperTeen – Published 14 November 2017
When Lexi’s brother Charlie suggests a road trip to locate missing pop star, Adrian Wildes, Lexi is shocked. Charlie hasn’t moved from the couch since he broke up with his girlfriend and dropped out of college. So despite Lexi’s skepticism, despite the hurt she has been feeling, she agrees. Along for the ride (and actually providing the means of transport for this road trip) is their neighbour, Zack. As Lexi, Charlie, and Zack hunt for the elusive pop star, they begin to work through the emotions, hurt, and actions of the past year.
Young adult fiction: Contemporary.
Any Way You Slice It – Kristine Carlson Asselin – Wicked Whale Publishing – Published 15 November 2017
When the bad boy who lives down the street dares her to join the Rink Rats, the local misfit hockey team, she surprises herself and joins in silent defiance of her controlling parents.
New Adult Fiction
Stella Santos is fine.
Maybe something terrible happened to her that she can’t even remember. And maybe it drives her crazy when her friends treat her like she’s on the verge of breaking because of it. But none of that matters because she’s just fine.
For Ryan Blake, Stella was always that girl. Vibrant and hilarious and beautiful. He wanted her as his best friend. His more than friends. When Stella devises an unconventional art project for one of her classes all about exploring intimacy—between both friends and strangers—Ryan finds himself stepping in as guinea pig after one of her subjects bails.
New adult fiction: Contemporary.
New adult fiction: Contemporary
The Heart of an Agent – Tracey J. Lyons – The Adirondack Pinkertons #2 – Waterfall Press – Published 7 November 2017
Lily Handland is ready to move on from her life as a Pinkerton agent. Determined to stay in the small town of Heartston, she begins looking for a project. The run-down Murphy Great Camp is the perfect fit for Lily. But the owner, Owen Murphy, still grieving his wife and their lost dream, fights Lily on every new idea and expense. But just as Lily finds hope of finally having somewhere to belong, someone to love, the shadow of her past threatens everything for which she has worked so hard.
Christian fiction – Historical
This book showed me how I have 5 books waiting to be reviewed, but I am excited to read them all. I am really excited for a the new Rusk book. I love the series, and this is a pairing I am eager to read about.
So many good books to read. Yes, I too am really looking forward to the new book in the Rusk University series. It seems like ages since the I read the last one.