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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Rebel Sisters by Tochi Onyebuchi

Tochi Onyebuchi introduced readers to a world ravaged by climate change and nuclear catastrophes in 2019’s War Girls. Now, the author is bringing us the book’s sequel, Rebel Sisterswhich is set five years after the Biafran War. And even if the fighting has technically come to an end, there are still obstacles to overcome in this sequel.

For Ify, who is now a medical officer living in the Space Colonies, helping refugees adapt to their new lives is one of those obstacles. Meanwhile, Uzo remains in Nigeria, helping the people living there recover from all that’s occurred. The two will eventually be brought back together, however, when an even greater problem arrives. Per the synopsis:

"“Though they are working toward common goals of helping those who suffered, Ify and Uzo are worlds apart. But when a mysterious virus breaks out among the children in the Space Colonies, their paths collide. Ify makes it her mission to figure out what’s causing the deadly disease. And doing so means going back to the corrupt homeland she thought she’d left behind forever.”"

It’ll be interesting to see the impact the events of War Girls truly had on Ify and Uzo, and (hopefully) how they can work together to overcome the fallout. Rebel Sisters seems poised to be every bit as powerful as its predecessor — and that alone is reason to make sure it’s on your TBR.

Rebel Sisters is available in print, ebook, and audiobook format beginning November 17.