Halloween is over however, November knows how to carry on the vibe of October. And, horror fiction lovers do not need a month or season to enjoy a good paranormal narrative. The horror genre is never just about a ghost, a creature, or a monster. It is far more intricate if you observe it right. The genre almost has a surrealist expression where we can get involved in the psyche of the writer. In this article, we are going to read about the 10 most anticipated horror novels of November 2022.
10 Most Anticipated Horror Novels of November 2022
- The Luminaries by Susan Dennard (November 1)
- White Horse by Erika T. Wurth (November 1)
- Into the Forest by Lindy Ryan (November 8)
- The Hollows by Daniel Church (November 8)
- Breakable Things by Cassandra Khaw (November 8)
- Strega by Johanne Lykke Holm (November 15)
- Wayward by Chuck Wendig (November 15)
- Wicked Little Things by Justin Arnold (November 15)
- Rootwork by Tracy Cross (November 15)
- House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur (November 29)
The Luminaries by Susan Dennard (November 1)
Hemlock Falls is an unusual town. Your phones won’t function, you can’t find this place on a map, and the forest outside this town might kill you. Winnie Wednesday wants to join the ancient order the Luminaries that protects the town and the rest of the humanity. Ever since her father was exposed to be a traitor and a witch, her family has been shunned. On her sixteenth birthday she has the opportunity to prove her loyalty and take the lethal Luminary hunter trials. She can either restore her family’s good reputation or die trying.
White Horse by Erika T. Wurth (November 1)
Kari James is haunted by the visions of her mother and hunted by an enigmatic creature. She must find out what happened to her mother. Her father can’t help her as he is disabled due to a car crash. Auntie Squeaker seems to be aware of several things but is not ready to open up entirely. Her cousin Debby wants to help but is failing to do so because of her controlling husband. She is on a journey to find out the truth long denied by her family. This will compel her to confront and seek something she always wanted but could never have.
Into the Forest by Lindy Ryan (November 8)
Baba Yaga lives deep in the dark forest in a cottage behind a fence topped with human skulls. She is a guardian of the water of life. Yaga lives with her sister and takes to the skies creating tempests as she goes. Anyone that comes across her may find help or horror. She is a wild, woman, and a witch and these are her stories.
The Hollows by Daniel Church (November 8)
Constable Ellie Cheetham finds out a body in the lonely village in Peak District during an onset of a snow storm. The body is of a local man who drank too much and froze to death. However, the dots are not adding. The dead man is clutching a knife. Someone watched him die and an odd mark has been drawn on a stone beside the body. The next victims are two families. As the body count grows, Ellie realizes she has a horrifying problem on her hands.
Breakable Things by Cassandra Khaw (November 8)
This debut novel by Cassandra Khaw is vibrant and dynamic. It explores the nebulous and fragile bonds that weave the grief and love into human existence. This collection of stories showcases a bloody blend of horror from body traumas to psychological to cosmic.
Strega by Johanne Lykke Holm (November 15)
19-year-old Rafa with hairbands, notebooks, and at her mother’s instruction leaves her seaside town and home she grew up in. The Olympic Hotel is waiting for her above the small village of Strega. She and eight other young women receive the black uniforms and their shared dorms. However, while they work hard in adapting their roles, there is no guest. They are struggling every day to learn everything without a purpose. Finally, the hotel is filled with people for a wild party only for one of the women to disappear. We learn several myths women are being taught and what is expected from them when a beautiful and better life is possible.
Wayward by Chuck Wendig (November 15)
Five years ago Americans fell under the grip of a new malady that caused them to sleepwalk across the nation to a destination only they knew. Their destination is a small town in Colorado named Ouray. The survivors have a dream of re-establishing human society. Among them, there is a scientist, Benji, struggling with grief. The former police officer Marcy wants to protect the people she loves. The teen girl Shana is an unlikely hero whose gallant will be needed again. This new world they are building is fragile.
Wicked Little Things by Justin Arnold (November 15)
16-year-old Dane recently came out and he is forced to return to his hometown of Jasper Hollow. His cousin is murdered. It would be easy to keep his head if he would deny some of the facts. Dane is a witch with fiery powers with little capability to control. He thinks that he is the cause of his cousin’s death. Dane is claimed by fashion-forward girls who are desperate to give him a makeover. These girls have the necromantic powers he needs to find out the reason behind his cousin’s death.
Rootwork by Tracy Cross (November 15)
The book is set in Louisiana during 1889 and it follows Betty, Ann, and Pee Wee. When school is off during the summer they head off to stay with their aunt Theodora. She is an empowered woman; who practices hoodoo, and is equally revered and feared by the townspeople. The girls learn the secrets of a good black cat bone and hot foot powder. They have their fun with this new hoodoo knowledge until a tragic event strikes transforming the lives of all.
House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur (November 29)
15-year-old Sara is struggling with her parent’s divorce facing a world of uncertainties and unknowns. Unfortunately, her beloved Bibi Jan has become an echo of the grandmother she once was. So she retreats into a family business hoping keeping herself busy in the renovation project of her mother’s house will distract her. However, the house seems to have more than just stone and plaster. It has secrets only Bibi Jan could help her untangle. As much as Sara would love to hold on to her past life, nothing will ever be the same.
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