Release date: Nov. 10
What it’s about: Want to make a cult-centric novel really terrifying? Make it read like a memoir and show how it could happen to anybody getting their first taste of independence. That’s the case for college freshman Emily, whose struggle to find her place on campus quickly lands her with the Kingdom, which comes complete with friendships, introspection, assignments, and a fancy mission trip to Italy. But nothing goes down as she expects, and soon she finds herself confused, isolated, exhausted, and disconnected, and that’s before the first body turns up.