Book Releases and Reviews: November 16, 2021

We’ve got a couple of super sweet reviews for some super sweet book releases for November 16, 2021. We’ve got a cute fantasy graphic novel and the wonderful sequel to Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade.

Tidesong by Wendy Xu

4/5

An adorably sweet middle-grade graphic novel from the co-creator of Mooncakes about a young witch with anxiety and whose powers become entangled with a sea dragon’s. When she goes to study magic with her great-aunt, Sophie is horrified by her harsh and dismissive behavior. Does her auntie even intend to help her pass her entrance exams to go to a prestigious magical school at all? Sophie doesn’t think so. Instead, she tries to prove her worth through casting a spell of her own that ends with her almost drowning. She’s saved from that fate by a young dragon named Lir. But when their powers mingle as he saves her, he’s transformed into a human without his dragon memories. Now they have to figure out how to get his memories back and return him to the ocean before his powerful father destroys the whole ocean.

A really cute, fun read with big Studio Ghibli vibes and lovely illustrations.

All the Feels by Olivia Dade

4/5

After Alex gets into a bar fight, his showrunners hire Lauren to be his minder and to make sure he doesn’t get into anymore trouble until the final season of the hit show Gods of the Gates airs. But both Lauren and Alex discover the other person isn’t who they assumed as they get closer together over the course of their working relationship.

It’s a wonderful romance, and I love how parts of it are happening at the same time as the events in Spoiler Alert.

What other November 16 book releases are you excited to pick up? We’re super ready to read Journey to the Heart of the Abyss by London Shah, Noor by Nnedi Okorafor, and Briar Girls by Rebecca Kim Wells.