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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The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White

Kiersten White loves to turn our worlds upside down with retellings, and The Guinevere Deception proved a refreshing take on Arthurian legend. Now she’s back with a sequel, The Camelot Betrayal, which takes an even deeper dive into Queen Guinevere’s role in the story of Camelot — and shows a darker side to our disguised protagonist.

Although Guinevere is assisting Arthur with ruling and expanding her kingdom, she’s haunted by nightmares every night. During the day, she tries to fit into this world she’s maneuvered her way into, but she can’t help but wonder if Mordred was right about her. What if she doesn’t belong here?

And a bigger problem arrives, threatening the deception she’s carefully woven throughout book one. The real Guinevere’s little sister could expose her:

"“When a rescue goes awry and results in the death of something precious, a devastated Guinevere returns to Camelot to find the greatest threat yet has arrived. Not in the form of the Dark Queen or an invading army, but in the form of the real Guinevere’s younger sister.”"

With internal and external battles to fight, it sounds like The Camelot Betrayal will up the stakes for Guinevere, making it a can’t-miss sequel for anyone who found themselves invested in book one.

The Camelot Betrayal is available in print, ebook, and audiobook formats on November 10.