Top 10 Exciting SFF Releases of Nov & Dec 2020

Top 10 Exciting SFF of Nov & Dec 2020 - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

The end of the year has snuck up on us and I’m actually relieved to be bidding goodbye to 2020. My focus for the last two months will be to get caught up on all the books I pushed to the back burner this year. However, there are still a few books that I’m really looking forward to that I hope will end this year on a positive note for me. It’s an even split between young adult and adult titles this time and some popular ones are missing because I’m not personally excited for them. With that little tease, let’s get into my most anticipated SFF books coming out in Nov & Dec 2020!

SFF of November 10th, 2020

SFF Nov & Dec 2020 - New releases of November 10th

The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 2nd book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: I’ve been waiting for this book ever since I read and loved the first one, The Never Tilting World. It has a really unique premise and setting, in my opinion. I’m also looking forward to seeing more of the commentary on the fractured environment and how to recover from that.

Community review: (Coming soon)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 2nd book in a quartet

Why I’m excited for it: This is a series I’ve heard great things about, especially from Kate @ Your Tita Kate. The first book has been on my TBR since last year and I want to finish both the books before the year ends. This is an African-inspired epic fantasy story about war, revenge and fighting against oppression.

Community review: Petrik @ Novel Notions (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

SFF of November 17th, 2020

SFF Nov & Dec 2020 - New releases of November 17th

Rebel Sisters by Tochi Onyebuchi

Genre: Science fiction

Series: 2nd book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: Again, this book is on my radar because the first one, War Girls, comes heavily recommended from Krisha @ Bookathon. What initially drew me in were the stunning covers for this series, featuring Black girls front and centre. The story follows two sisters set in a futuristic, war-torn Nigeria.

Community review: Lili @ Utopia State of Mind (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 1st book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: I feel like the entire YA fandom is eagerly waiting for this book to come out. I received an ARC of this book because I’m on the blog tour organised by Caffeine Book Tours and I cannot wait to dive into it! This is a Romeo and Juliet-inspired historical fantasy set in 1920s Shanghai with rival gangs, blood feuds and star-crossed lovers.

Community review: CW @ The Quiet Pond (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

The Burning God by R. F. Kuang

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 3rd book in a trilogy

Why I’m excited for it: This is probably my most anticipated book of the entire year and I was incredibly fortunate to read an early copy. I would like to report that it doesn’t disappoint and is an epic conclusion to a series that has firmly become one of my favourites. This is a grimdark fantasy trilogy following Rin, a peasant girl turned soldier, inspired by modern Chinese history.

Community review: Review @ Novels and Nebulas (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

SFF of December 1st, 2020

SFF Nov & Dec 2020 - New releases of December 1st

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 4th book in a quartet

Why I’m excited for it: I binged the other three books in the series a few months ago and cannot wait to see how this series wraps up! While this is quite a popular series, I think it really deserves the hype because it’s so well-written. If you like amazing characters, intense plot and a brutal martial empire setting, this one is definitely worth checking out.

Community review: (Coming soon)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

King of the Rising by Kacen Callender

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 2nd book in a series

Why I’m excited for it: It’s a crime I haven’t read any of Kacen Callender’s books yet because they write amazing books in many different genres. However, I’m most interested in this Caribbean-inspired fantasy series of theirs, which started with Queen of the Conquered. I’ve heard that this series tackles important themes such as colonialism, power and privilege in a nuanced way, so it is absolutely on my TBR.

Community review: (Coming soon)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

Hollow Empire by Sam Hawke

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 2nd book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: I was only lowkey interested in this series until I heard Judith @ Dead Good Book Reviews gush about it on her BookTube. I love mystery stories and these books have that element in a fantasy setting – two of my favourite things combined! They also offer commentary on class, privilege and the flaws in a utopian society and I’m very curious to see how that’s woven into the plot.

Community review: (Coming soon)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

SFF of December 8th, 2020

SFF Nov & Dec 2020 - New releases of December 8th

A Universe of Wishes edited by Dhonielle Clayton

Genre: Fantasy

Series: None (anthology)

Why I’m excited for it: I rarely feature anthologies on here but I had to put this one because it’s in collaboration with We Need Diverse Books. It has a fantastic lineup of authors – I’m personally looking forward to stories by Anna-Marie McLemore, Rebecca Roanhorse and Tara Sim. This anthology features each writer’s take on fantastical tropes in young adult literature with diverse elements that they’re #OwnVoices for.

Community review: (Coming soon)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 2nd book in a series

Why I’m excited for it: The covers for this series are absolutely gorgeous and I’m a huge fan of this art style. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of The Empress of Salt and Fortune and I’m looking forward to the second book as this was an excellent novella. This book follows cleric Chih once more as they peel back the layers of the story of the tiger and her scholar lover, which sounds so promising!

Community review: (Coming soon)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

Further Reading

Lori @ The Reading FairyMy Anticipated Releases of November 2020

[Website] – December 2020 Releases

Tor.comNew Young Adult SFF for October, November, and December 2020

Which SFF books are you hoping to read in Nov & Dec 2020? Are there any books that you want to get to before the year ends? Any of your favourites coming out towards the end of the year? Let me know in the comments section down below. Hope you are having a magical week, readers from Earth!

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17 thoughts on “Top 10 Exciting SFF Releases of Nov & Dec 2020”

      1. I have ARCs of “The Fires of Vengeance,” “The Burning God,” and “King of the Rising.” I’m very excited to read, “Rebel Sisters” and “Hollow Empire.” I have to read ” The Empress of Salt and Fortune” before I read its sequel.

  1. These two months are going to give such gems of SFF! Loved reading the list and ah, I’m so excited for These Violent Delights & The Burning God this month <3

  2. I’m never going to come back from all these amazing books that keep getting added to my TBR and making it endless! I’ve preordered The Burning God and These Violent Delights and am now desperately waiting to read them!

  3. November and December are so dangerous for my wallet. *sobs* But luckily I have friends who celebrate the holidays, and when they ask me what I want (they know I don’t celebrate, but want the lists anyway), it’s either newest books or toys for my cats haha.

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