10 YA book releases we’re feeling thankful for this November

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer. Image courtesy Macmillan Publishing Group
Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer. Image courtesy Macmillan Publishing Group /
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Instant Karma
Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer. Image courtesy Macmillan Publishing Group /

It’s been a rough year, but we’re thankful for all the great books that have gotten us through — including these 10 YA releases arriving this November!

It’s been a long and difficult year for most of us, but happily, 2020 is almost at an end! Of course, we have to make it through November and December first. And although the holidays are bound to look a little different this year, there’s plenty of new content to keep us entertained and optimistic heading into these last few months. That includes new books, and November is delivering more than a few YA releases to be thankful for this November.

From sweet love stories to contemporary

Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer

Best known for her Lunar Chronicles and Renegades series, Marissa Meyer is bringing fans something a little different this month. Diverging from her typical YA fantasy tales, Meyer is releasing a contemporary romance story (though, of course, it has a magical twist).

Instant Karma follows Prudence Daniels, an overachiever who can be a little judgy at times. It doesn’t help that she lives in a small town where most of her neighbors’ values differ from hers drastically. And she’d be lying if she didn’t wish karma would give some of the town’s residents a good kick in the butt every once in a while.

Cue Prudence somehow obtaining the power to control karma as she pleases. Naturally, this leads her down an interesting rabbit hole — one that reveals unexpected truths about herself and the people around her. According to the book’s synopsis:

"“Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to karaoke hecklers, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner and all-around mortal enemy. Soon, Pru begins to uncover truths about Quint, her peers, and even herself that reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed . . . love and hate.”"

It sounds like Prudence’s adventure will teach her a few things about life — and take readers on that ride alongside her. If you’re interested in morally grey characters, conversations about good vs. bad, and enjoy small-town settings, Instant Karma may just be the book for you.

Instant Karma is currently available in print, ebook, and audiobook formats.