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New young adult books for November 2023

by Sophie Green

Looking for some new YA titles to read this November? Take a look at our top picks, from a humorous and heart-warming novel on love, to an Arthurian fantasy adventure.

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How to Love: A Guide to Feelings & Relationships for Everyone, by Alex Norris

Isn't it wonderful when love strikes? When you encounter someone beautiful and interesting and suddenly: feelings. But what do you do when that first crush squashes you flat, when sparks fly but fizzle out, when you and your other half just don't click together? Enter 'How to Love'! Your funny, wise and very different guide to relationships of all shapes and sizes, covering topics from singlehood to jealousy to happily ever after - all delivered in Alex Norris's clever, accessible and bright graphic style.

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Sisters of Sword and Shadow, by Laura Bates

Arthurian fantasy adventure from the author of The Burning.

Destined for an arranged marriage, Cass dreams of freedom. So when a beautiful leather-clad woman rides up and offers to take her away, Cass doesn't hesitate to join her. She is introduced to the Sisterhood of Silk Knights - a group of women training to fight, protect their community and right the wrongs of men. Drawn into a world of ancient feuds, glorious battles, and deadly intrigue, Cass soon discovers she holds a power that could change the destiny of her sisterhood.

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Only This Beautiful Moment, by Abdi Nazemian

Set against the backdrop of Tehran and Los Angeles, this tale of intergenerational trauma and love is an ode to the fragile bonds of family, the hidden secrets of history and all the beautiful moments that make us who we are today.

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Vengeance of the Pirate Queen, by Tricia Levenseller

Standalone 'romantasy' set in the world of Daughter of the Pirate King.

Eighteen-year-old Sorinda is a deadly assassin with a reputation to match. But her latest assignment is like no other. The pirate queen, Alosa, has tasked her with captaining a handpicked crew on a dangerous rescue mission, and her sailing master is none other than the infuriating Kearan. But as they navigate through treacherous waters, they accidentally awaken the King of the Undersea, who summons an army of undead soldiers from the depths. With Kearanby her side, Sorinda must fight tooth and nail to survive. Will Sorinda and her crew manage to save the world, or will she face a fate worse than death - becoming an undead queen controlled by the King himself?

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What the River Knows, by Isabel Ibañez

Inez Olivera belongs to the glittering upper society of 19th century Buenos Aires. Inez has everything a girl might want, except for the one thing she yearns for the most: her globetrotting parents - who frequently leave her behind when they venture off on their exploring adventures. When she receives word of their tragic deaths, Inez inherits their massive fortune and a mysterious guardian, an archaeologist in partnership with his Egyptian brother-in-law. Yearning for answers, Inez sails to Cairo, but she soon discovers there's more to her parent's disappearance than what her guardian led her to believe.

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