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    18 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Book Releases November 2021

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    Below you can find yet another list of new fantasy & sci-fi book releases, for November 2021 this time.

    Check out the different titles with genres in the overview, and click on the titles you’re interested in to jump to that book for more information.

    The book I’ve read this month is Another Beast’s Skin (Adult Fantasy Romance, Fae).

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    What I Read: Book Releases November 2021

    Another Beast's Skin (Another Beast's Skin #1) by Jessika Grewe Glover

    another beasts skin by Jessika Grew Glover book cover brown background with drawn gems at bottom

    Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance, Fae
    Pubdate: 2nd of November
    Publisher: GenZ Publishing

    I received an eARC of Another Beast’s Skin from Netgalley and the publisher GenZ Publishing in exchange for an honest book review.

    After her divorce and the death of her father, Neysa decides to turn over a new leaf. And so, she moves from Los Angeles to the coast of England. She befriends a family in town and soon learns secrets she never thought possible.

    Neysa finds out that her friends are emissaries from a fae realm, charged with guarding the volatile Veil between realms. And some of the four crystals that kept the Veil secure have gone missing. And so, in a race to protect the realms, Neysa must learn about this new world and unlock the abilities hidden inside of her.

    did enjoy reading Another Beast’s Skin, but the story fell a bit flat for me. It had both a slow and a fast pace: some things are glossed over, while other things that seemed less important are explained in more detail.

    Especially a lot of the beginning is an info dump.

    Moreover, there were a lot of moments in the book that felt very convenient because they were mentioned either during or after the fact. There was no proper setup and payoff going on.

    did like the characters and their relationship with one another. There was ample time spend on developing those relationships and it showed in the book. Corra, Silas, and Cade make a wonderful trio.

    The only thing that bugged me about Cade and Neysa’s relationship was that they seemed to fall in repetitive patterns that made Neysa feel a lot younger than 35 years.

    To sum up, I’m not sure I would recommend this book.

    However, reading tastes can differ, so you might actually really love this book.

    If you like stories involving fae that have a YA vibe (though it’s adult), a slow-burning romance, and good friendships, then this might be the book for you.


    Read my full review of the book here.

    Fantasy & Sci-Fi Book Releases November 2021

    Star Mother (Star Mother #1) by Charlie N. Holmberg

    star mother by Charlie N Holmberg book cover with fox and stars as constellation

    Genre: Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance
    Pubdate: 1st of November
    Publisher: 47North

    When a star dies, a new one must be born.

    The village of Endwever was chosen by the Sun God to provide a mortal womb. Ceris Wenden takes the opportunity to secure her family’s honor. However, when her star child is born, Ceris does what no other star mother has: she survives.

    She returns to Endwever, but seven hundred years have passed. Displaced in time, Ceris is determined to seek out her descendants.

    In her travels, Ceris encounters a mysterious godling, Ristriel. He’s incorporeal, a fugutive, a trickster, and the only being who can guide Ceris safely to her destination. Together, Ceris and Ristriel are on a path to illuminate the mysteries that bind them and discover the secrets of the celestial world.


    Gilded (#1) by Marissa Meyer

    gilded by Marissa Meyer book cover with golden bird cage

    Genre: YA Fantasy Romance, Retellings
    Pubdate: 2nd of November
    Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

    In this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, the god of lies has cursed a poor miller’s daughter to spin stories that are fantastical and spellbinding, and everyone beliefs them to be untrue.

    But when one of Serilda’s tales draws the attention of Erlking and his undead hunters, she finds herself swept away into a grim world where ghouls and phantoms prowl the earth. The king orders Serilda to complete the impossible task of spinning straw into gold, or be killed for telling falsehoods. Serilda summons a mysterious boy to her aid, who agrees to help her… for a price.


    A Psalm of Storms and Silence (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #2) by Roseanne A. Brown

    a psalm of storms and silence by roseanne a brown book cover two people on gold background

    Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
    Pubdate: 2nd of November
    Publisher: Balzer + Bray

    A violent coup has left Karina without a kingdom and throne. Instead, she’s now the most wanted person in Sonade. Her only hope of reclaiming her rightful place lies in the divine power hidden in the long-lost city of her ancestors.

    Meanwhile, the resurrection of Karina’s sister has spiraled the world into chaos. Disaster after disaster threatens the hard-won peace Malik has found as Farid’s apprentice. But then they discover that Karina is the key to restoring balance. And so, Malik uses his magic to lure her back—but how do you regain the trust of someone you’ve tried to kill?

    Malik and Karina once again find themselves torn between their duties and desires. When the fate of everything hangs on a single choice, they need to decide what they value most: a power that could transform the world, or a love that could transform their lives.


    Aurora's End (The Aurora Cycle #3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

    aurora's end by amie kaufman & jay kristoff book cover drawn face with black eyes on green background

    Genre: YA Sci-Fi Adventure Romance
    Pubdate: 9th of November
    Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers

    Squad 312 were working together seamlessly (aka, freaking out) as an intergalactic battle raged and an ancient superweapon threatened to obliterate Earth. Everything went horribly wrong, but fortunately, not all endings are endings. The team has one last chance to rewrite theirs.

    Can they actually save the galaxy? It will take a miracle.


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      All of Us Villains (All of Us Villains #1) by Amanda Foody & Christine Lynn Herman

      all of us villains by amanda foody & christine lynn herman book cover red hands forming triangle

      Genre: YA Dark Action Fantasy
      Pubdate: 9th of November
      Publisher: Tor Teen

      After the publication of a book, the remote city of Ilvernath is thrust into the spotlight. Tourists, protesters, and reporters travel to the city’s spellshops and ruins to witness an ancient curse unfold. Every generation, seven families name a champion to compete in a tournament to the death. The winner awards their family exclusive control over the city’s magick supply.

      The villainous Lowes have won nearly every tournament. But this year, thanks to the newfound notoriety of the event, each of the champions has a means to win.


      Our Violent Ends (These Violent Delights #2) by Chloe Gong

      our violent ends by chloe gong book cover burning snake on red background

      Genre: NA Historical Urban Fantasy Romance, Retellings
      Pubdate: 16th of November
      Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

      After reading These Violent Delights, the second book is definitely on my tbr!

      After Juliette sacrificed her relationship with Roma to protect him from the blood fued, she has been a girl on the warpath. One wrong move, and her cousin will step in to usurp her place as the Scarlet Gang’s heir. She can only save him if he wants her dead for murdering his best friend in cold blood. The rejection might hurt less if she were actually guilty of the crime.

      Roma is reeling from Marshall’s death, and his cousin Benedikt will barely speak to him. Roma knows it’s his fault for letting Juliette back into his life, and he’s determined to set things right.

      However, a new monstrous danger emerges in the city, and Juliette must secure Roma’s cooperation to end this threat once and for all. Shanghai is already at a boiling point: The Nationalists are marching in, whispers of civil war brew louder every day, and gangster rule faces complete annihilation.


      Believe Me (Shatter Me #6.5) by Tahereh Mafi

      believe me by tahereh mafi book cover eye with golden glitters

      Genre: YA Dystopian Sci-Fi Romance, Novella
      Pubdate: 16th of November
      Publisher: HarperCollins

      Juliette and Warner fought hard to take down the Reestablishment. They and their friends at the Sanctuary now have to work with their limited resources to stabilize the world.

      However, Warner has his sights set on more than just politics. Since he proposed to Juliette, he’s been eager to finally marry her. But with so much chaos around them, it’s been nearly impossible for them to have a wedding.

      At long last, Warner and Juliette’s future together is within reach, but the world continues to try to pull them apart. Will they finally be able to be happily, officially, together?


      Bell, Book, and Key (Chronos Origins Book 3) by Rysa Walker

      bell book and key by rysa walker book cover drawn burning clock

      Genre: YA Alternate History Sci-Fi, Time Travel
      Pubdate: 16th of November
      Publisher: 47North

      CHRONOS historians Madi, Tyson, and Katherine are on the enemy’s trail. They’re trying to fix the mess that Saul Rand has made of history—and of the Temporal Dilemma rules. There’s another time shift on the horizon, reflecting Saul’s twisted vision.

      The shift hits, plunging the US into a modern dark age where superstition trumps science and seventeenth-centure witch hunts are real and happening. But Saul has added another thing: he’s hunting the Sisters of Prudence.

      The Sisters are clones of Katherine’s daughter and pawns to be sacrificed on Saul’s time chessboard. Unless the team can track him down and erase him first. With the clock ticking, this could be the endgame for CHRONOS and, if they fail, for reality itself.

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      Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky

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      Genre: Adult Space Opera Sci-Fi
      Pubdate: 16th of November
      Publisher: Tordotcom

      Lynesse is the Fourth Daughter of the queen and always getting in the way.

      But she’s an adult now (albeit barely). And a demon is terrorizing the land. She understand that the only way to save her people is to invoke the pact between her family and the Elder sorcerer who has inhabited the local tower.

      However, Elder Nyr isn’t a sorcerer, and he is forbidden to help, for his knowledge of science tells him the threat cannot possibly be a demon…


      Noor by Nnedi Okorafor

      noor by nnedi okorafor book cover female face on gold background

      Genre: Adult Action Cyberpunk Sci-Fi
      Pubdate: 16th of November
      Publisher: Daw Books

      Anwuli Okwudili prefers to be called AO. To her, this stands for Artificial Organism. AO has never really felt… natural. Her parents spent most of the days before she was born praying for her peaceful passing because even in-utero she was wrong. But she lived. Add a car accident years later, and AO is disabled even further. However, she doesn’t view her body as freakish and unnatural, but as one with a ton of major and necessary body augmentations.

      Unfortunately, everything goes wrong when she goes to her local market one day. On the run, she meets a Fulani herdsman named DNA. The race against time across the deserts of Northern Nigeria begins. And in a world where everything is streamed, everyone is watching the reckoning of the murderess and the terrorist and the saga of the wicked woman and mad man unfold.

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        You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo

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        Genre: Adult Space Opera Sci-Fi
        Pubdate: 16th of November
        Publisher: Tor Books

        Niko Larson, former Admiral in the Grand Military of the Hive Mind, resides in TwiceFar station, at the edge of the known universe. She’s retired and finally free of the continual war of conquest. She and the fellows from his former unit are content to spend the rest of their days working at the restaurant they built together, The Last Chance.

        But, unfortunately, some wars can never be escaped. Some enemies aren’t content to let the old soldiers go. And so, Niko and her crew are forced onto a sentient ship convinced that it is being stolen and must survive the machinations of a sadistic pirate king.


        Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson

        termination shock by neal stephenson book cover on blue wave background

        Genre: Adult Sci-Fi Environmental Thriller
        Pubdate: 16th of November
        Publisher: William Morrow

        In a near-future world, the greenhouse effect has resulted in a troposhpere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global flooding, merciless heat waves, and deadly pandemics. One man has a Big Idea for reversing global warming. But will it work? And what are the consequences for the planet and all of humanity should it be applied?

        Ranging from Texas to the Dutch royal palace, the Himalayas to the Chihuahuan Desert, a group of characters are grappling with the real-life repercussions of global warming. But, ultimately, the question is: might the cure be worse than the disease?


        Cytonic (Skyward #3) by Brandon Sanderson

        cytonic by brandon sanderson with drawn woman squatting

        Genre: YA Action Adventure Sci-Fi
        Pubdate: 23rd of November
        Publisher: Gollancz

        Spensa has proved herself one of the best starfighters in the human enclave of Detritus, and she saved her people from extermination at the hands of the Krell—the enigmatic alien species that has been holding them captive for decades. She’s even traveled light-years from home as an undercover spy to infiltrate the Superiority, where she learned of the galaxy beyond her small, desolate planet home.

        The Superiority—the governing galactic alliance bent on dominating all human life—has started a galaxy-wide war. Spensa knows which weapons they’ll use to end it: the Delvers. These are ancient, mysterious alien forces that can wipe out entire planetary systems in an instant.

        However, Spensa is Cytonic. She’s faced down a Delver and saw something familiar about it. Maybe, if she can figure out what she is, she could save the galaxy.

        The only way to find out, though, is to leave behind all she knows and enter the Nowhere. A place from which few ever return.


        Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone (Outlander #9) by Diana Gabaldon

        go tell the bees that I am gone by Diana gabaldon book cover with golden bee coin on blue background

        Genre: Adult Historical Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance, Time travel
        Pubdate: 23th of November
        Publisher: Delacorte Press

        Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1743, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same. In 1779 Claire and Jamie are reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Yet even in the North Caroline backcountry, the effects of war are being felt.

        Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long until the war is on his doorstep. In addition, Brianna and Roger worry that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. They wonder if fleeing to the 1700s was indeed the safer choice for their family.

        Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity—and thus his own.


        Girls of Fate and Fury (Girls of Paper and Fire #3) by Natasha Ngan

        girls of fate and fury by natasha ngan book cover female face partially covered by hair holding blade

        Genre: YA Fantasy Romance, LGBTQ
        Pubdate: 23rd of November (hardcover 30th)
        Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

        The Hidden Palace was the last place Lei would ever consider home. The trauma and tragedy she suffered there would plague her forever. And now, she was trapped inside again with a sadistic king. Without Wren.

        The last time Lei saw Wren, the girl she loved, she was fighting an army of soldiers in a furious battle to the death. With the two of them apart and in terrorizing peril, will they find each other again, or have their destinies diverged forever?


        The Second Shooter by Nick Mamatas

        Genre: Adult Sci-Fi Action Thriller
        Pubdate: 23rd of November
        Publisher: Solaris

        Journalist Mike Karras is commissioned by a fringe publisher to investigate a certain phenomenon: the second shooter. In the first reports of every mass shooting, there’s always a mention of two sets of gunshots, a figure seen fleeing the scene.

        Soon, Mike finds himself tailed by drones, attacked by a talk radio host, badgered by his all-knowing editor, and teaming up with an immigrant family of conspiracy buffs.

        Together, they uncover something larger and stranger than anyone could imagine.

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        Leviathan Falls (The Expanse #9) by James S.A. Corey

        leviathan falls by james s a corey book cover with space ship

        Genre: Adult Sci-Fi Space Opera
        Pubdate: 30th of November

        The Laconian Empire has fallen, so all the solar systems are now free from the rule of Winston Duarte. But the ancient enemy that killed the gate builders is awake, and the war against our universe has begin again.

        Elvi Okoye is leading a desperate scientific mission in the dead system of Adro, trying to understand what the gate builders were and what destroyed them. Meanwhile, Colonel Aliana Tanaka hunts for Duarte’s missing daughter and the shattered emperor himself. And on the Rocinante, James Holden and his crew struggle to build a future for humanity out of the shards and ruins.

        Holden and a group of unlikely allies discover a last, desperate chance to unite all of humanity, with the promise of a galactic civilization free from wars, factons, lies, and secrets. But the price of victory may be worse than the cost of defeat.


        Those were the Book Releases of November 2021

        I hope you found some nice additions to your reading list among these best fantasy & sci-fi book releases of November 2021!

        Which ones are you most excited about?

        Let me know in the comments!

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