November 2023 Book Releases

I cannot believe we have only two more months of releases to talk about for 2023! Publishing definitely slows down this time of year but there are still some really exciting books to look forward to.

November 7th

I discovered Darcy Coates this year and I am curious to see what she does with Where He Can’t Find You since it is her YA debut. I do appreciate a good YA thriller and I trust Darcy Coates to do it well! The premise of this sounds so creepy, like something you would find in an episode of Criminal Minds. I wonder if it will end up being paranormal but I guess we will have to see!

I have never read anything by Katee Robert but Hunt on Dark Waters definitely appeals to me! There are witches, vampires, and pirates in this world and it takes place in some kind of realm between two worlds. Sounds wild but I am here for it!

There is no denying that Iron Flame is one of, if not the most, hyped books of the season. This is the sequel to Fourth Wing, which is a book that came out of nowhere but then was everywhere. I wouldn’t read too much of the synopsis for Iron Flame if you haven’t read Fourth Wing yet. I am curious to see how I feel about book two considering it seems wr are leaving the school setting.

I was lucky enough to listen to an ALC of Bookshops and Bonedust and it was everything I hoped it would be. It is the prequel to Legends and Lattes and I was worried it wouldn’t be as cozy but it really was. I love the bookstore setting and seeing Viv fall in love with reading. There are also some adorable side characters and you can see how the events of this book sparked the decisions that Viv makes in Legends and Lattes.

I have heard that Enchanted Hill is The Great Gatsby meets Downton Abbey for fans of Agatha Christie. Those are comparisons I can get behind! I love that this is a mystery with Old Hollywood glamour and what also seems to be an enemies to lovers romance.

I think Gorgeous Gruesome Faces has one of the most striking covers I have ever seen! I have seen some readers compare it to Squid Games which is intriguing and I have also heard it is really messed up. I love YA horror especially if it has some sort of social commentary.

November 13th

r/cozyfantasy is one of my favourite subreddits and I am always finding underhyped books on there! I knew I wanted to read A Fellowship of Bakers and Magic the moment I saw that cover and the first line of the synopsis. ” A human, a dwarf, and an elf walk into a bake-off…” Gimme!

November 14th

Tor has started a romance imprint called Bramble and so far they have just been picking up indie/self-published books, but Calamity has never been published before so it is the imprint’s official debut. Fantasy romance is having a moment right now but I love the idea of getting more SciFi romances! I love a misfit crew on a spaceship, which I think stems from by love for Becky Chambers.

Do I even need to talk about System Collapse? This is the next book in the Murderbot Diaries and I am counting down the days until its release! I am thrilled that we are getting another full length novel in the series because the more Murderbot the better. It is the seventh book in the series so there is not much I can say about it other than please start this series if you haven’t already!

I don’t think I have ever heard the term enemies-to-benefits but I love that! Do Your Worst is a contemporary romance set at an infamous Scottish cancel and our heroine is a curse breaker and the hero is an archeologist. That sounds fun!

One word comes to mind when I look at the cover and synopsis of Mothtown and that is unsettling. The synopsis isn’t telling us much but I think that is because the main character is just as in the dark as we are and I love that setup.

I think the setup for Good Girls Don’t Die is so unique and has the potential to be incredible if done right. I know a lot of people adore Christina Henry so I have a good feeling about it. It follows three women who are all in different scenarios that have them questioning their realities. Each of them has a favourite trope and they just happened to find themselves in a situation that has the trope. So cool!

November 21st

Til Death Do Us Bard sounds like a cozy fantasy/romance with higher stakes that you typical find in cozies. I have been told there are unicorns and a granny necromancer, so I am sold!

Everywhere I look says that War Widow comes out on November 21st but we don’t have a synopsis yet which doesn’t bode well. This is the sequel to Blood Scion, which I adored but was one of the most brutal books I have ever read. I am really hoping this is still coming out because I need it!

November 28th

The Kingdom of Sweets is by the of The Queen of the Tearling, which I know is a beloved series. This is a Nutcracker retelling but make it dark, so I think it might be perfect to read in December in between all of the holiday romances I plan to pick up!

A Demon’s Guide to Wooing a Witch is the sequel to A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon and we met both of these characters in book one and I am so intrigued to see how their romance plays out. They are so different and I think I am going to absolutely love their dynamic. Give me all of the banter!

I love romances that center around weddings, especially if our characters work the wedding in some way. In For Never and Always our heroine owns the inn where the wedding is taking place and our hero is the chef! It is also a second chance romance and takes place in a small town. So many of my buzzwords!

This is very niche, but if you were in high school in the early 2000s there is a good chance you were a fan of The OC. I was a HUGE fan, so I was thrilled to see we are getting an oral history with interviews from both the cast and crew. I have a feeling it will make me want to rewatch the series for the millionth time.

I was lucky enough to read an eARC of The Witchwood Knot and it was everything I hoped it would be and more! It is set in the same world as Half a Soul but is Victorian instead of Regency so it is definitely darker. I knew I would love this book the moment she walked through the door of the manor and it bit her. Olivia Atwater is officially an auto-buy author for me!

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9 thoughts on “November 2023 Book Releases

  1. There are so many good sounding books on your list today! Most of the ones that interest me are books I’ve already been anticipating for a while, but Til Death Do Us Bard and A Fellowship of Bakers and Magic are both new to me! They sound great, though, so hopefully they’ll be as fun to read as they sound!

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