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New books in November, ages 12+

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The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black, published by Hot Key Books

After being pronounced Queen of Faerie and then abruptly exiled by the Wicked King Cardan, Jude finds herself unmoored, the queen of nothing. She spends her time with Vivi and Oak, watching reality television, and doing odd jobs, including squaring up to a cannibalistic faerie.
When her twin sister Taryn shows up asking a favour, Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan, who she loves despite his betrayal. When a dark curse is unveiled, Jude must become the first mortal Queen of Faerie and break the curse, or risk upsetting the balance of the whole Faerie world.

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Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu, published by Simon & Schuster

All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.

Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn’t bad enough that their romantic getaway has been side-tracked, demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec will have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.

 

Throne of Glass (Miniature Character Collection) by Sarah J Mass, published by Bloomsbury
Discover Sarah J. Maas’s #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series – now available for a limited time in a brand-new miniature format! This exclusive edition highlights Celaena Sardothien.
Delightfully compact with lightweight pages for easy travel, this miniature volume of Throne of Glass is perfect for any book lover’s coat pocket or purse. Complete and unabridged, this character edition celebrates Celaena Sardothien by highlighting her name in Rifthold Violet ink.
Read the first book in the epic saga Time Magazine called, “One of the best fantasy series of the past decade.”
In a land without magic, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is summoned to the castle. If she defeats twenty-three hardened warriors in a competition, she will be released from prison to serve as the King’s Champion.
The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle-and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to save her world.

 

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston, published by Macmillan Children’s Books

Would you let your family play matchmaker to help you get over a broken heart?

Ashley Elston’s 10 Blind Dates is the perfect Christmas treat: delicious, warm, funny, escapist YA romance.

Sophie wants one thing for Christmas – time with her boyfriend Griffin. So when her parents plan a trip to visit her sister over the holiday, Sophie begs to be left behind with her grandparents and her boisterous extended family. But she and Griffin break up and she’s devastated.

Sophie’s grandmother, hating to see her so upset, devises a (not so) brilliant plan – to distract her from heartbreak. Over the next ten days, different family members will set Sophie up on ten different blind dates, which doesn’t sound awkward at all . . .

When Griffin turns up unexpectedly, it makes Sophie more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else. Someone who is definitely not available.

 

DC Brave and Bold! Female DC Super Heroes Take On The Universe, published by DK

Meet the DC Universe’s most incredible female Super Heroes!

Who granted Wonder Woman her mighty superpowers? How does teenager Supergirl disguise her identity in public? And why can Vixen channel the power of any animal in the world?

Discover the empowering stories of Batgirl, Bumblebee, Mera, Hawkgirl and many more. You’ll be inspired to be brave and bold, just like them. With a foreword by Gail Simone, acclaimed, bestselling DC writer.

All DC characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s19)

 

The Infernal Devices 1: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, published by Walker Books – 10th Anniversary Edition

Love is the most dangerous magic of all… First in the bestselling prequel series to The Mortal Instruments, set in Victorian London. Something terrifying is waiting for Tessa Gray in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. Tessa finds herself fascinated by – and torn between – two best friends…

 

North Child by Edith Pattou, published by Usborne

Rose is an unusual child, a North Child. For Rose was born facing north, and the old stories say she is destined to travel far from home on a dangerous journey. Making a pact with an enormous white bear, Rose travels on his back to a mysterious castle that holds a dark enchantment, a darker temptation, and the key to her true destiny.

Based on the Norwegian fairytale East of the Sun and West of the Moon, North Child was first published in 2006 to critical acclaim and has gained a passionate following in the years since. Now reborn for a new generation of readers, this beautiful new edition is a spellbinding adventure to curl up with on long winter nights.

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