Everything We Know About The "Outer Banks" Prequel Novel

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At the tail-end of summer, Netflix finally dropped season 2 of its YA hit, Outer Banks. While the finale left fans with a major cliffhanger, they may need something to hold them over till season 3 is greenlit. Aside from listening to the ~vibey~ soundtrack, fans can still immerse into the Pogues' universe thanks to a brand new novel. That's right — the Netflix series is receiving the prequel treatment in the form of a book. I know you're probably dying to know the details, so read ahead to see what we can expect from the Outer Banks prequel, Outer Banks: Lights Out.

When is the novel being released?

Outer Banks: Lights Out by Alyssa Sheinmel is set to release on Tuesday, November 23. The good news is that it's available for pre-order now.

What is Outer Banks: Lights Out about?

The prequel follows two of our favorite Pogues, John B and JJ, before the events of season 1. It takes place in the OBX during spring break when their wealthy rivals, the Kooks, come to town. Meanwhile, John B and JJ plan to take a fishing trip to Frying Pan Shoals, which is otherwise notoriously known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. There's no shortage of action in the novel, which also explores a potential love interest for JJ.

After the Pogues set sail for their trip, they meet a Kook named Savannah, who ends up joining them on the boat after a storm comes and her boyfriend leaves her stranded. Eventually, the storm gets stronger and they find themselves riding it out in an abandoned hotel on the shoals' lighthouse platform. There are tons of twists and turns to look out for in the novel, which should be able to hold anyone over till a potential third season of the hit series.

Are there any sneak peeks or excerpts?

Yep! Entertainment Weekly published an excerpt from the upcoming novel, and it's just as intense as the show.


Season 2 of Outer Banks is now available to stream on Netflix with subscriptions starting at $8.99 per month.

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