Stuff yourself with these 16 wonderful #22Debut books releasing in November.
We start with 4 great Middle Grade reads.
Michelle Barry’s MOONGARDEN from Pixel + Ink on 11/1/2022
The Secret Garden meets The City of Ember. Failed climate change policy, an intergalactic conspiracy, and the magical, unlikely heroine who could unearth it all. An explosive STEAM-inspired series starter perfect for young change makers.
Esme Symes-Smith’s SIR CALLIE AND THE CHAMPIONS OF HELSTON (SIR CALLIE #1) from Penguin Random House/Labyrinth Road on 11/8/2022
In a magical medieval world filled with dragons, shape-shifters, and witches, a twelve-year-old nonbinary hopeful knight battles for the heart of their kingdom. A thrilling middle-grade series opener that explores identity and gender amid sword fights and magic, and proves anyone can be a hero.
H.D. Hunter’s FUTURELAND from Random House on 11/08/2022
When an extraordinary flying theme park arrives above Atlanta, one boy must stop a sinister force from stealing the park’s tech and taking over the world. An electrifying illustrated series with the Afrofuturism of Black Panther that took the world by storm. Perfect for fans of Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Kellye Crocker’s DAD'S GIRLFRIEND AND OTHER ANXIETIES from Albert Whitman & Co. on 11/22/2022
When her father takes her to Colorado to meet his girlfriend for the first time, 12-year-old Ava must come to grips with both her newly diagnosed anxiety disorder and her rapidly changing family.
We follow up with 6 exciting Young Adult books.
Susan Azim Boyer’s JASMINE ZUMIDEH NEEDS A WIN from Wednesday/Macmillian on 11/1/2022
A fresh spin on the cult-classic Election meets Darius the Great Is Not Okay in Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win when an international incident crashes into a high school election, and Jasmine is caught between doing the right thing and chasing her dream.
Jake Maia Arlow’s HOW TO EXCAVATE A HEART from HarperTeen on 11/1/2022
Kelly Quindlen meets Casey McQuiston in this sapphic Jewish twist on the classic Christmas enemies-to-lovers rom-com, as college freshman Shani’s internship is interrupted by a whirlwind winter fling.
Rebecca Mix’s THE ONES WE BURN from Simon & Schuster, Margaret Mcelderry on 11/1/2022
Love and duty collide in this richly imagined, atmospheric young adult debut about a witch whose dark powers put her at the center of a brewing war between the only family she’s ever known and the enemy who makes her question everything.
Charity Alyse’s OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS from Denene Millner Books/S&S on 11/22/2022
This lilting and riveting young adult debut novel about three teens entangled by secret love, open hatred, and the invisible societal constraints wrapped around people both Black and white is perfect for readers of All American Boys and The Hate U Give.
Jas Hammonds’ WE DESERVE MONUMENTS from Roaring Brook/Macmillan on 11/29/2022
Family secrets, a swoon-worthy romance, and a slow-burn mystery collide in We Deserve Monuments, a YA debut from Jas Hammonds that explores how racial violence can ripple down through generations. What’s more important: Knowing the truth or keeping the peace?
Deeba Zargarpur’s HOUSE OF YESTERDAY from Macmillan / FSG BYR on 11/29/2022
Taking inspiration from the author's own Afghan-Uzbek heritage, this contemporary YA debut is a breathtaking journey into the grief that lingers through generations of immigrant families, and what it means to confront the ghosts of your past.
And lastly, we have 6 new Adult releases.
Emery Robin’s THE STARS UNDYING from Orbit Books on 11/8/2022
A spectacular space opera debut perfect for readers of Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice and Arkady Martine's A Memory Called Empire, inspired by the lives and loves of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar.
Erin M. Evans’ EMPIRE OF EXILES from Orbit US on 11/8/2022
Magic, mystery, and revolution collide in this fantasy epic where an unlikely team of mages, scribes, and archivists must band together to unearth a conspiracy that might topple their empire.
Nikki Payne’s PRIDE AND PROTEST from Berkley on 11/15/2022
A woman goes head-to-head with the CEO of a corporation threatening to destroy her neighborhood in this fresh and modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice by debut author Nikki Payne.
Brynn Barineau’s JAGUARS AND OTHER GAME from Orange Blossom Publishing on 11/22/2022
In the spirit of The Three Musketeers and Pirates of Caribbean (but with less misogyny and not only white people), Jaguars and Other Game is a historical fiction set in 1809 Rio de Janeiro. Jaguars is an adventure about found family and how far we'll go to save them from injustice. There's also a mad queen and some kick ass whip wielding.
Jess Everlee’s THE GENTLEMAN'S BOOK OF VICES from Carina Adores on 11/29/2022
Is their real-life love story doomed to be a tragedy, or can they rewrite the ending? Carina Adores is home to romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.
Jeffrey Dale Lofton’s RED CLAY SUZIE from Post Hill Press on 11/29/2022
A novel inspired by true events. The coming-of-age story of Philbet, a gay, physically-misshapen boy in rural Georgia, who battles bullying, ignorance, and disdain as he makes his way in life as an outsider—before finding acceptance in unlikely places.
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Written and posted by: Anna Kopp
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