November Releases I Want To Get My Hands On


Hey guys! This is just a quick little post that I wanted to do because who doesn’t love talking about new releases, right? I’m also a little behind on scheduling posts this week so this was a list I could manage quickly right away! Whoops!

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Release Date: November 8th


Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

So I’m pretty sure EVERYONE is excited for this book, am I wrong? Nope I know I’m not. Normally I wouldn’t want to get this book but I’ve seen great reviews for it and even though I wasn’t a fan of “Cinder” I think I will probably enjoy this one. Also I really like Alice in Wonderland and I looooove the Cheshire Cat and always love to see how he is portrayed in retellings!

Flashfall by Jenny Moyer

Release Date: November 15th

Flashfall (Flashfall #1)

Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner, Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.

But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.

Does this not sound very interesting? I also think it’s being promoted as a YA Red Rising so I’m guessing if you liked that then this may appeal to you, I know I’m going to check it out.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Release Date: November 22nd

Scythe (Scythe, #1)

In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (“gleaned”) by professional reapers (“scythes”). Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythe’s apprentices, and—despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation—they must learn the art of killing and come to understand the necessity of what they do.

Only one of them will be chosen as a scythe’s apprentice. And when it becomes clear that the winning apprentice’s first task will be to glean the loser, Citra and Rowan are pitted against one another in a fight for their lives.

Well to me nothing sounds bad about this book it sounds purely awesome and I’m very excited to read it. Maybe I’m just a morbid person who likes the idea of reapers and fights to the death in my books…who knows?

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Release Date: November 22nd

Of Fire and Stars

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

I’ve been super excited to get my hands on this book for a while I mean not only am I a huge fan of fantasy books in general but this one has an F/F romance where the princess gets the girl! It sounds awesome1 Unfortunately I’ve seen quite a few negative reviews for it but I’d still like to give it a try….

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What releases are you excited for this month?

Are you excited for any of these on my list?

Let me know in the comments!

The Sassy

22 thoughts on “November Releases I Want To Get My Hands On

  1. Nicole @ booksinked November 8, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    I am excited for Heartless, Scythe and Of Fire and Stars! 🙂

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  2. Jasmine November 8, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    I have put in a request for both Heartless and Scythe in Edelweiss but without a rejection letter, the request for Heartless just got deleted from my pending list. Guess they were trying to not hurt my feelings.. I don’t know.. hehe.. but I can’t wait to read them too. Great choices!

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 11:54 am

      I hate when that happens I’d rather be rejected then have the requests pend until the book gets released! Oh well. And glad you’re excited for both of those I have to say I think those are the ones I’m most excited for! 😊

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  3. Michelle November 8, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Oooh you’re gonna love Cheshire in Heartless! I also wasn’t a fan of Cinder, but Heartless is quite enjoyable. I think my review will be up later this week 😊 The others I haven’t really heard of. Great post 😊

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 11:55 am

      Sorry for responding so late but I have to say I saw your comment and went out and bought it right away last week! Cheshire is my absolute favorite so I’m SO excited to read this now! Can’t wait to read your review Michelle! 🙂

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      • Michelle November 15, 2016 / 12:55 pm

        No problem and Thank You 😘

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  4. Diana Prince Reviews November 8, 2016 / 6:20 pm

    I’m so excited for Heartless. Someone posted a picture on their Instagram of the book without the dust jacket, and I almost exploded. It’s so gorgeous and I’ve heard all good things so far…can’t wait to get my hands on it! 😁

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 11:56 am

      I went out and bought a copy and you’re 100% right the book without the jacket is SO PRETTY! I think I prefer it over the cover honestly! 😊

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  5. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads November 8, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Haha I included every one of these in my own post about November releases I’m excited for! Great minds think alike 😉

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  6. Read Diverse Books November 8, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    I’ve been seeing Heartless around the blogosphere quite a bit. It sounds like this book is a big deal! It’s hard to ignore it. I also have been hearing lots of positive things about it, so I understand the hype. 🙂

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 11:57 am

      It’s definitely a big deal and you’re right about I being hard to ignore. I think with most hype a lot of us just give in and want to see what it’s all about! 😊


  7. Hannah @ Book Freak-Out November 8, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    I got an ARC of Heartless and just finished it; it was really good! I did enjoy Cinder but I think I might like Heartless better and I’m not even a big Alice in Wonderland fan, which I think would just make it that more enjoyable. The Cheshire Cat was quite entertaining. 🙂 I have Scythe on hold at the library; I liked Gina Damico’s Croak series okay, which is also about kids training to be reapers, and I expect Scythe will be even better. Croak had an exhausting blend of middle grade exuberance mixed with an apocalyptic plot that wore on me after book 2.

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 12:00 pm

      Glad to hear you find this one more enjoyable than Cinder, I was pretty disappointed with that one and I’m definitely excited to see if I’ll like Heartless. I’m also happy to hear the Cheshire Cat is great, he is my favorite Alice character!
      Hopefully you like Scythe more than the Croak series then sometimes I can’t stomach middle grade books but you’re right I’m expecting Scythe to be pretty good! 😊


  8. brunettegirl27 November 10, 2016 / 5:11 am

    I really hope I will find Heartless in my November Fairyloot box! Even if I’m not a fan of Cinder and all the Lunar Chronicles, I’m really interested in the book. It’s a retelling of one of my favourite tale. So *finger crossed* or I’m definitely gonna buy it at the end of the month! Since I didn’t insert Heartless in any Christmas wishlist I have the right of buying it and screw the “I don’t buy books until Jan. 2017”. We live in dark times and we need books!

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 1:02 pm

      I didn’t like Cinder either but I am a fan of Alice so I gave in and bought a copy! I hope we both enjoy it!
      I’ve been buying books and I’ll probably keep buying books before the end of the year too because you’re right we definitely need our books right now! 😁

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  9. Anna @MyBookishDream November 12, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    I really want to read Heartless as well! (As basically anyone does.) I have enjoyed Cinder quiet a bit, though I have yet to continue with that series. Alice in Wonderland is one of my all time favourite stories so it makes me even more exited to get around to this book. 😀
    I also want to get Of Fire and Stars, I was VERY exited when I heard about this book. I have seen some of the negative reviews as well and now my expectations have lowered. Still want to give it a shot though, I’m really curious as to what I’m going to think of it.

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    • thesassygeek November 15, 2016 / 2:33 pm

      Yes I love Alice retellings as well and so I hope this one is amazing and that we both enjoy it!
      And I 100% agree with you on Of Fire and Stars, I was super excited for it and then a bunch of negative reviews popped up and now I’m a little leery of it even though I think I’ll still read it anyways just to see! 😊

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