10 exciting new YA releases to cozy up with this November

The Righteous by Renee Ahdieh. Image courtesy Penguin Random House
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Seven Dirty Secrets by Natalie D. Richards
Seven Dirty Secrets by Natalie D. Richards /

November 2021 release: Seven Dirty Secrets – Natalie D. Richards

From the bestselling author of Five Total Strangers comes Seven Dirty Secrets, an action-packed thriller involving a scavenger hunt full of secrets.

When Cleo receives a mysterious box on the day of her eighteenth birthday, she assumes it’s a gift from her brother Connor or her BFF Hope. But when they both claim to have nothing to do with it, Cleo begins to try to unravel the riddle it contains, one which leads her to more mysterious packages. As the quest continues, she realizes something – all the seemingly random clues have something in common. They’re about her dead boyfriend, who died about a year ago.

And it looks like someone knows what really happened to him – and that someone might be ready to tell the entire world.

The official synopsis describes the story in greater detail.

"I know seven secrets: One caused the fall. One did nothing. One saw it all. One didn’t care. One used their head. One played the hero. One was left for dead. On her eighteenth birthday, Cleo receives a mysterious invitation to a scavenger hunt. She’s sure her best friend Hope or her brother Connor is behind it, but no one confesses. And as Cleo and Hope embark on the hunt, the seemingly random locations and clues begin to feel familiar. In fact, all of the clues seem to be about Cleo’s dead boyfriend, Cyrus, who drowned on a group rafting trip exactly a year ago. A bracelet she bought him. A song he loved. A photo of the rafting group, taken just before Cyrus drowned. And then the phone calls start, Cyrus’s voice taunting Cleo with a cryptic question: You ready? As the clock on the scavenger hunt ticks down, it becomes clear that someone knows what really happened to Cyrus. And that person will stop at nothing to make sure Cleo and her friends pay. Can they solve the hunt before someone else winds up dead"

Seven Dirty Secrets is available on November 2.