All-new Christopher Paolini inheritance (Eragon), Erin Hunter & Emily Blackwood – these are the most exciting new YA fantasy books in November 2023
Hunter trials, ancient curses and unforgettable journeys. From draconic lore, magic and sorcery to animal fantasy and urban mysteries – these are some of the most anticipated new releases among the YA fantasy books of November 2023.
Complete with titles, release dates, authors, synopsis and links to pre-order and buy your favourite new young adult fantasy books coming out in November right now, as you like…
New & Unique YA Fantasy Books of November 2023
The Hunting Moon
Susan Dennard, 7 November 2023
Book 2 of Luminaries series. Winnie Wednesday’s life seems perfect on the surface. She’s aced the deadly hunter trials, her family is back in the Luminaries, and she’s a local sensation. But beneath the accolades lies a dark truth. The town is gripped by terror, hunted by the mysterious Whisperer, yet everyone blames an innocent werewolf. Winnie is determined to uncover the real threat, but her father’s cryptic clues about the Dianas and Hemlock Falls raise more questions than answers. To solve the mystery, she must turn to Jay Friday, a boy with his own troubles in The Hunting Moon.
Genres Fantasy, Young Adult
Author Susan Dennard Home Midwestern, United States
Publisher Tor Teen | Buy on Amazon
Vengeance of the Pirate Queen
Tricia Levenseller, 7 November 2023
Book 3 of Daughter of the Pirate King. Sorinda, the assassin, is tasked by the pirate queen with an unexpected mission: to lead a crew on a rescue mission. However, her sailing master is Kearan, a skilled but irritating man. As they navigate treacherous waters and deadly creatures, they accidentally awaken the King of the Undersea, who can control the dead. Their mission transforms into a battle to save the world, and Sorinda must first save herself from becoming an undead queen in Vengeance of the Pirate Queen.
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Young Adult
Author Tricia Levenseller Home Utah, United States
Publisher Feiwel & Friends | Buy on Amazon
Alex Aster, 7 November 2023
Book 2 of Lightlark. Isla Crown, the powerful ruler who broke ancient curses and won the love of two rulers, now grapples with the aftermath of betrayal. Seeking distraction, she frequents Lightlark’s enticing venues instead of tending to her responsibilities. Her fellow rulers challenge her ascent, and hidden secrets begin to surface. As danger approaches and her past resurfaces, Isla must navigate her duties, the threat to her realm, and the complexities of her own heart in Nightbane.
Genres Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Author Alex Aster Home United States
Publisher Amulet Books | Buy on Amazon
Erin Hunter, 7 November 2023
Book 4 of Warriors: A Starless Clan. Injured and on the brink of trustlessness, Frostpaw has no choice but to rely on the aid of a young warrior after a brutal attack. Together, they embark on a perilous journey guided by StarClan’s mysterious messages, leading them to the heart of RiverClan. Frostpaw seeks answers, and Riverstar promises them, but peace at the lake is tenuous. As tensions simmer between the Clans, the fate of their chosen leader hangs in the balance, threatening to plunge them back into the throes of all-out war in Thunder.
Genres Fantasy, Animal Fantasy, Young Adult, Cats
Author Erin Hunter Home United Kingdom
Publisher HarperCollins | Buy on Amazon
Christopher Paolini, 7 November 2023
Book 5 of The Inheritance Cycle. Exiled and shunned after their involvement in an evil king’s downfall, Dragon Rider Murtagh and his loyal dragon, Thorn, face a perilous world. Eerie rumours of unstable land and an ominous presence draw them into an epic quest. In a land tainted by dark forces, they’ll need every skill at their disposal to confront a mysterious witch whose true nature hides more than they could imagine. An unforgettable journey into the heart of Alagasia awaits, filled with danger and discovery in Murtagh.
Genres Fantasy, High Fantasy, Childrens, Young Adult, Dragons
Author Christopher Paolini Home Montana, United States
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers | Buy on Amazon
Keeper of the Lost Cities: The Graphic Novel Part 1
Shannon Messenger, 7 November 2023
Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster always felt like an outsider. Gifted with the ability to read minds, she couldn’t connect with her peers or family. Then she meets Fitz, a charming boy with the same power. Suddenly, her world shifts as she learns she’s not alone. Fitz reveals a shocking truth, forcing Sophie to leave her old life behind and embark on a journey to a place where her unique abilities are the norm. It’s a new beginning that promises adventure, mystery, and the discovery of her true self in Keeper of the Lost Cities The Graphic Novel Part 1.
Genres Fantasy, Graphic novels, Comics, Young Adult
Author Shannon Messenger Home Southern California, United States
Publisher Aladdin | Buy on Amazon
CS Paca, 14 November 2023
Book 2 of Dark Rise. A looming threat from history’s shadows forces a dwindling band of heroes, led by Will, out of the Hall’s sanctuary. They embark on a perilous journey to the heart of an ancient world, forging new alliances and unravelling long-buried mysteries. Amid the encroaching darkness, Will guards a sinister secret: his true identity. Drawn to the mysterious James St. Clair, he teeters on the brink of succumbing to inner darkness in Dark Heir.
Genres Fantasy, Young Adult
Author C. S. Paca Home Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Quill Tree Books | Buy on Amazon
Deborah Falaye, 21 November 2023
The details of the widely anticipated second book in the Blood Scion series are under lock and key. But we know from book one that Sloane, a fifteen-year-old Scion with the power to incinerate, is hunted under the oppressive rule of the Lucis regime. When drafted into their ruthless army, she seizes a chance for rebellion from within. As she ascends through their ranks, she harnesses newfound strength but teeters on the precipice of losing herself to the darkness she despises. Will Sloane become the very monster she seeks to vanquish? Find out in War Widow.
Genres Fantasy, Young Adult, Mythology
Author Deborah Falaye Home Toronto, Canada
Publisher HarperTeen | Buy on Amazon
Maya Motayne, 28 November 2023
Book 3 of Forgery of Magic. After Sombra’s return, Castallan and the world descend into chaos. Shadowy versions of loved ones terrorise the land. War looms between Castallan and Englass. Finn and Alfie, the prince and the thief, must join forces one last time to save their world. To restore balance, they must find the stone relics of Sombra’s body, preventing the god from regaining his full strength. But the laws of magic have shifted, and time itself bends in Lucero.
Genres Fantasy, Young Adult
Author Maya Motayne Home New York, United States
Publisher Balzer + Bray | Buy on Amazon
Queen of Fae and Fortune
Emily Blackwood, 30 November 2023
Book 5 of Fae of Rewyth. Death is imminent, and loyalty is tested. To escape death, one must kneel to the Queen of Rewyth. Jade accepts her role as the peacemaker, with Malachi by her side. Her destiny is to bring peace to the lands, but she can’t do it alone. Light and darkness tug at her heart, and she must conquer the darkness within to save the world. Will she succeed in taming her inner demons, or will chaos reign before she can rescue everyone, including herself? Find out in Queen of Fae and Fortune.
Genres Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Fae
Author Emily Blackwood Home Chicago, United States
Publisher Independently published | Buy on Amazon
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