Happy November Readers! A new month means new book releases, but if you are wondering what to read now? The Diary of a Reader has got you covered. Here are all the hot new November 2022 new book releases for you to add to your TBR this month. I’ll let you know what I’ve read, what I can’t wait to read, and what’s getting all the attention this month.
Top November New Book Releases
Set in a town called Hemlock Falls. We follow Winnie Wednesday. Winnie’s dream has been to become a hunter for the town’s Wednesday team of the Luminaries. The ancient order protecting the town and the rest of humanity from the monsters and nightmares that rise in the forest of Hemlock Falls every night. When her father is caught working for the arch nemesis, the Dianas, they are shunned for 10 years.
4 years in, on her sixteenth birthday, Winnie decides she is going to perform in the trials. Despite being on the outs. As her one and only shot she has to take it and prove herself true and loyal. Restoring her family’s good name. Or die trying.
Secondly, Ocean’s Echo is a stand-alone space adventure about a bond that will change the fate of worlds. Set in the same universe as Maxwell’s debut, Winter’s Orbit.
In this edition, we follow Tennalhin Halkana a neuromodified “reader” who can read minds. Like all readers, he is a security threat on his own, but when controlled, readers are a rare asset.
Mobilized in the military under nefarious circumstances, Tennal is placed into the care of Lieutenant Surit Yeni, a soldier, and the son of a notorious traitor general. Where Tennal can read minds, Surit can influence them. As an “architect,” he can impose his will onto others, and he’s under orders to control Tennal by merging their minds.
Surit accepted a suspicious promotion-track request out of desperation, but he refuses to go through with his illegal orders to sync and control an unconsenting Tennal. So they lie: They fake a sync bond and plan Tennal’s escape.
Their best chance arrives with a salvage-retrieval mission into chaotic space—to the very neuro-modification lab that Surit’s traitor mother destroyed twenty years ago. And among the rubble is a treasure both terrible and unimaginably powerful, one that upends a decades-old power struggle, and begins a war.
Can two unwilling weapons of war bring about peace?
Furthermore, this will be releasing on November 1st. You can pick it up on Amazon.
Keeper of Enchanted Rooms
Charlie N. Holmberg
Thirdly, is a cozy story that had to be on the list of new book releases you have to read. Keeper of Enchanted Rooms!
Estranged from his family, Merritt Fernsby is shocked, when he inherits an estate in the Narragansett Bay of Rhode Island. Though the property has been uninhabited for more than a century, Merritt is ready to call it home until he realizes he has no choice. With its doors slamming shut and locking behind him, Whimbrel House is not about to let Merritt leave. Ever.
This will be releasing on November 1st. Pick it up on Amazon
Then, there is The Cloisters. I am so excited about this one and had to add it to the list of new book releases! I even preordered it on Waterstones!
This atmospheric novel follows a circle of researchers as they uncover a mysterious deck of tarot cards and shocking secrets in New York’s famed Met Cloisters. And is perfect for fans of Ninth House!
When Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City, she expects to spend her summer working as a curatorial associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she finds herself assigned to The Cloisters, a gothic museum, and garden renowned for its medieval art collection and its group of enigmatic researchers studying the history of divination.
Desperate to escape her painful past, Ann is happy to indulge the researchers’ more outlandish theories about the history of fortune-telling. But what begins as an academic curiosity quickly turns into obsession when Ann discovers a hidden 15th-century deck of tarot cards that might hold the key to predicting the future. When the dangerous game of power, seduction, and ambition at The Cloisters turns deadly, Ann becomes locked in a race for answers as the line between the arcane and the modern blurs.
Releases November 1, 2022. Check it out on Amazon
Furthermore, this is one of my most anticipated reads of the month. I’ve had this preordered since May!
All Bree wanted was to uncover the truth behind her mother’s death. So she infiltrated the Legendborn Order, a secret society descended from King Arthur’s knights—only to discover her own ancestral power. Now, Bree has become someone new:
A Medium. A Bloodcrafter. A Scion.
But the ancient war between demons and the Order is rising to a deadly peak. And Nick, the Legendborn boy Bree fell in love with, has been kidnapped.
If Bree has any hope of saving herself and the people she loves, she must learn to control her powers from the ancestors who wielded them first—without losing herself in the process.
This book releases on November 8th. Check it out on Amazon
Heart of the Sun Warrior
Sue Lynn Tan
Undoubtedly, Heart of the Sun Warrior should be added to this list of new book releases.
The story continues where Daughter of the Moon Goddess concluded. Indeed, confirming speculation about her father, given in the first. Xingyin has won the Talisman, giving her mother the freedom she never dreamt that she would receive. While fulfilling her goals Xingyin makes some great enemies in Minister Wu, who after the Celestial Emperor finds his pride bruised appoints him as General of the Celestial Army, dismissing General Jianyun. The emperor feels like he has been the most trusted advisor and has earned this place but he was so WRONG.
Xingyin and her family flee their home once more, venturing to new lands of the Immortal Realm, encountering legendary creatures and monarchs who are discerning, gaining beloved friends and bitter adversaries. Overcoming past grudges and enmities to forge a new path forward is hard for her.
Xingyin must uncover the truth of her heart and claw her way through devastation–to rise against this evil before it destroys everything she holds dear, and the worlds she has grown to love . . . even if doing so demands the greatest price of all, herself.
Empire of Exiles
Erin M. Evans
27 years ago, a Duke with a grudge led a ruthless coup against the empire of Semilla, killing thousands. He failed. The Duke was executed, a terrifyingly powerful sorcerer was imprisoned, and an unwilling princess disappeared.
The empire of course moved on.
Now, when Quill, an apprentice scribe, arrives in the capital city, he believes he’s on a simple errand for another pompous noble: fetch ancient artifacts from the magical Imperial Archives. He’s always found his apprenticeship to be dull work. But these aren’t just any artifacts — these are the instruments of revolution, the banners under which the Duke lead his coup.
Just as the artifacts are unearthed, the city is shaken by a brutal murder that seems to have been caused by a weapon not seen since the days of rebellion.
Since Quill is the only witness to the murder, and no one believes his story, he must join with a young mage, a seasoned archivist, and a disillusioned detective to find the truth of the attack. And what they uncover will be the key to saving the empire – or destroying it for good.
This story releases on November 8th. Check it out on Amazon
Lastly, on the list of new book releases is The Do-Over.
After living through a horrendous Valentine’s Day, Emilie Hornby escapes to her grandmother’s house for some comfort and a consolation pint of Ben & Jerry’s. She passes out on the couch, but when she wakes up, she’s back home in her own bed—and it’s Valentine’s Day all over again. And the next day? Another nightmare V-Day.
Emilie is in a time loop nightmare that she can’t wake up from as she re-watches her boyfriend, Josh, cheating on her day after day. Emilie can’t get away from the enigmatic Nick, who she keeps running into—sometimes literally—in unfortunate ways.
How many days can one girl passively watch her life go up in flames? And when something good starts to come out of these terrible days, what happens when the universe stops doling out do-overs?
This is not an all-inclusive list, of course, there are so many more books that should be listed!