[Blog Tour] The November Girl by Lydia Kang

The November Girl by Lydia Kang
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen 

I am Anda, and the lake is my mother. I am the November storms that terrify sailors and sink ships. With their deaths, I keep my little island on Lake Superior alive.

Hector has come here to hide from his family until he turns eighteen. Isle Royale is shut down for the winter, and there's no one here but me. And now him.

Hector is running from the violence in his life, but violence runs through my veins. I should send him away, to keep him safe. But I'm half human, too, and Hector makes me want to listen to my foolish, half-human heart. And if I do, I can't protect him from the storms coming for us.


tw: mention of child abuse, self harm (you will see it and hear about it) 

"I am made of storms and corpses, of granite and paper-white birch. Trinkets and morsels of food haven't comforted me since I was a child.  I'm not the one who needs to be kept safe. It is everyone else."

There are many unique things about this book, the writing, the setting, the characters, this entire book is unique. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. You think that you know what's going on but you don't. Also this book is an emotional coaster from beginning to end.

The main characters are complex. Hector, half Korean and half African American, is running away from his home life and ends up on Isle Royale where Anda has lived all her life. She was born of the lake and makes November Storms. Anda is also a witch but she different from what a normal witch would be. Anda struggles with her true nature and she is unlike any character I've read before.

The ending was perfect for a standalone. The November Girl is one of those books that makes you think long after you have finished the book. The writing is lyrical and atmospheric and I was transported to Isle Royale with the author's words. Hector's love doesn't cure Anda, but they help each other in order to find their true self. 

Overall I would give The November Girl 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About the Author:

Lydia Kang is an author of young adult fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. She graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, completing her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a practicing physician who has gained a reputation for helping fellow writers achieve medical accuracy in fiction. Her poetry and non-fiction have been published in JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Great Weather for Media. She believes in science and knocking on wood, and currently lives in Omaha with her husband and three children.

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