10 exciting new YA releases to cozy up with this November

The Righteous by Renee Ahdieh. Image courtesy Penguin Random House
The Righteous by Renee Ahdieh. Image courtesy Penguin Random House /
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You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus
You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus /

November 2021 release: You’ll Be the Death of Me – Karen McManus

An exciting new thriller from the author of One of Us Is Lying, Two Can Keep a Secret, and The Cousins,  You’ll Be the Death of Me is described as a modern-day spin on Ferris Beuller’s Day Off,  where an epic ditch day goes horribly – and fatally – wrong.

The story follows the trio of Ivy, Mateo, and Cal. Like many of McManus’ protagonists, they’re high school students, and they used to be close friends. Now, not so much. But when they run into each other by chance and decide to recreate the delightful middle school skip day they all once spent together, things don’t entirely go as planned.

Because while they’re skipping school, they stumble onto a murder, and the dead boy has a mysterious connection to all three of them – and what looks like it was just bad luck could turn out to be something entirely more dangerous.

The official synopsis offers up a few more details about the story.

"Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day. Type A Ivy lost a student council election to the class clown, and now she has to face the school, humiliated. Heartthrob Mateo is burned out–he’s been working two jobs since his family’s business failed. And outsider Cal just got stood up . . . again. So when Cal pulls into campus late for class and runs into Ivy and Mateo, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn a bad day around. They’ll ditch and go into the city. Just the three of them, like old times. Except they’ve barely left the parking lot before they run out of things to say . . . . . . until they spot another Carlton High student skipping school–and follow him to the scene of his own murder. In one chance move, their day turns from dull to deadly. And it’s about to get worse. It turns out Ivy, Mateo, and Cal still have some things in common. They all have a connection to the dead kid. And they’re all hiding something. Now they’re all wondering–could it be that their chance reconnection wasn’t by chance after all?"

You’ll Be the Death of Me is available on November 30. 

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