October is a frightful, pumpkin-spiced month. But there’s nothing scary about the YA titles we’re featuring. Here are your One To Watch Books for the month.

October 4th: Replica by Lauren Oliver

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Replica contains two narratives beautifully bound in this “flipbook”. Flip the book one way and get Lyra’s story; flipped the other way to get the story from Gemma’s POV. Replica is the first  of a duology. Or this is a duo-duology?

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October 4th: Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven

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In Niven’s latest novel she tackles obesity, face blindness and bullying all with the backdrop of stereotype and grief. Let’s face it, we still haven’t finished crying over All The Bright Places. But even if it leads to epic heartbreak, we’re going to read Holding Up The Universe.

For our full review check out First Reads Friday.

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October 4th: When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

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Best friends Miel and Sam are inseparable and…strange. Roses grow from Miel’s wrists and Sam literally hung the moon. When witches decide that they want the roses that Miel has, they will need lean on each other more than ever.  Anna-Marie McLemore gives us myth, magic and love in her latest tale of magical realism.

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October 4th: Fear of the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh

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Bridley has hated water since she watched her grandfather drown when she was young. Now Bridley is older and an apprentice witch. When several suspicious watery death happen in her village, Bridley begins to suspect that her grandfather’s death was not an accident and whatever caused her grandfather’s death has returned.

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October 4th: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills

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Moving from New York to Florida wasn’t what Sloane planned for her senior year, but she’s making the best of it. When Sloane meets twins Vera, the social media maven and her brother Gabe, the sullen serious brooder, and the theft of a family heirloom sends them on a roadtrip, they learn more about friendship and each other than they ever thought they would.

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October 4th: Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

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Flynn’s girlfriend January is missing. And all eyes are in Flynn. In order to find out what happened to January, Flynn will have to reveal his secrets as well as hers.

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October 4th: Nemesis by Anna Banks

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Princess Sepora has a gift that sustains her people. But when her father tries to turn Sepora’s gift of nourishment into a weapon she decides to flee and ends up in the kingdom of her enemy. While pretending to be a commoner in a foreign land, she forms an unlikely bond with the rival prince. Does Sepora reveal her true identity and share her gifts, or should she use her advantage to crush her nemesis?

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October 4th: Aerie (Magonia #2) by Maria Dahvana Headley

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Aza is back on Earth to the delight of her family and friends, but not to her delight. Aza still yearns for the clouds. An accident forces her skyward, but not in the way she had hoped. Now she’s a fugitive, running from her dictator mother, searching for a legendary weapon at the end of the world.

Catch up on book one with here.

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October 4th: The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

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Frankie is trying desperately to escape the memory of her boyfriend who died.And the best way for her to forget is to seek the next thrill. When Frankie’s thrill seeking forces Frankie to leave her privileged high school for a tough public seek school where she meets Marco, Frankie’s world changes.

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October 11th: Goldenhand by Garth Nix

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It’s been 9 years since the release of Lirael, the fourth book in the Old Kingdom series. Now Garth Nix is back (finally!) with Goldenhand.

For a full review check our First Reads Friday

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October 11th: The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu

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Marie Lu’s conclusion to the Young Elites trilogy is finally here! Adelina has fought her way to victory, but at what cost? Will the darkness within her win or will Adelina conquer her demons?

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October 11th: Still Life With Tornado by A.S. King

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Sarah’s life is coming apart. Her parent’s marriage is ending, her brother has left and possibly worst of all, she’s lost the ability to draw. As her world is whipped into a frenzy, Sarah must come terms with her reality.

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October 11th: Iron Cast by Destiny Soria

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It’s 1919 and best friends Corrine and Ada are Hemopaths- their blood gives them the ability to create illusions with their art. They’re also con artists. When a con goes wrong and Ada ends up accused of a crime, the girls will have to use their abilities to clear their names before it’s too late.

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October 11th:What Light by Jay Asher

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Sierra spends most of the year in Oregon on her parents’ Christmas tree farm. But each holiday season, her family relocates to California to sell their evergreens and Spruces. This year, Sierra meets Caleb a boy with a bad reputation. But Sierra sees through Caleb’s past to the boy he is now. Can they make things work in the short time Sierra has?

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October 11th Beast by Brie Spangler

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Dylan is big, hairy and oddly not the most popular kid in high school. When he accidentally falls off the school roof he’s forced to attend group counseling where he meets Jamie. Jamie is smart, funny, attractive, and unlike most people, Jamie likes Dylan. But there’s something about Jamie that Dylan doesn’t know, and when he finds out it may ruin everything.

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October 11th: Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen

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The water from the magical well that feeds the realm is running out. It’s Jae, a slave bound by magic to do the bidning of others, who has the power to bring water to the dying realm. But why would someone treated so badly want to save her oppressors? Lord Elan whose family runs the realm must convince Jae that the realm is worth saving, or they will all perish.

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October 18th: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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If you haven’t read Illuminae yet…..GET ON IT! The best way to describe book 1 in this series is “friggin awesome”. With Gemina, we’re back in space and BeiTech is up to it’s old tricks. This time the fate of the known universe is up to Hannah and Nik. Don’t worry, they’ve totally got this. Right?

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October 18th: Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

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Dash & Lily are back for another installment. It’s been a rough year and Dash is determine to make this holiday memorable for Lily.

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October 25th: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

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Outside it’s the modern world, but behind the walls of Versailles it’s 18th Century monarchy. Glamour, opulence and politics are the order of the day and Danica find herself in the center of a scandal that lands her betrothed to the young king. The last thing Danica wants is to be queen, but the only way out is for her buy her safe passage and the best way to earn that kind of money is by selling a highly addictive drug called Glitter. Marie Antoinette meets Breaking Bad in this royal mash-up.

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I’ll be back next month with a Thanksgiving TBR feast. Until then, happy reading!

Ann-Eliza

 

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