Grab a pumpkin latte and make it a Venti because we’ve got enough October YA releases to fill a pumpkin patch! From Jason Reynolds, Maggie Stiefvater, John Green, EK Johnson, Rae Carson, Anna-Marie McLemore, Nic Stone…some of our most anticipated release are out this month. No Tricks. ALL TREATS!

October 3rd


Akata Warrior (Akata Witch #2), by Nnedi Okorafor, October 3rd, Viking Books for Young Readers, 496 pages

Sunny Nwazue is back and she’s stronger, wiser and ready to use her new found powers to save humanity.

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10.03.17 Among the red stars

Among The Reds by Gwen C. Katz, October 3rd, HarperTeen 384 pages

Inspired by the true story of the airwomen the Nazis called Night Witches, Gwen C. Katz weaves a tale of strength and sacrifice, learning to fight for yourself, and the perils of a world at war.

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10.03.17 wild beauty

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore, October 3rd, Feiwel & Friends, 320 pages

Check out our Blog Tour stop!

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That Inevitable Victorian Thing by EK Johnston

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston, October 3rd, Dutton Books For Young Readers, 320 pages

Victoria-Margaret has a queen’s duty waiting for her. But first she will have a summer adventure that may change the monarchy forever.

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10.03.17 Ringer

Ringer (Replica #2) by Lauren Oliver, October 3rd, Hodder & Stroughton, 672 pages

Lauren Oliver returns with her sequel Replica.

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10.03.17 27 hours

27 hours (The Nightsaga #1) by Tristina WrightOctober 3rd, Entangled: Teen 404 pages

What happens when a boy raised to love monsters falls in love with a boy raised to kill them? Find out in 27 Hours!

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10.03.17 Top Ten

Top Ten by Katie Cotugno, October 3rd, Balzer + Bray, 320 pages

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Devils and Theives

Devils & Thieves (Devils & Thieves #1) by Jennifer Rush, October 3rd, Little Brown Books For Young Readers, 336 pages

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the last namsara

The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli, October 3rd, HarperTeen 432 pages

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remember me always

Remember Me Always by Renee Collins, October 3rd, Sourcebooks Fire

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Strange Fire

Strange Fire by Tommy Wallach, October 3rd, Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 400 pages

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A shiver of snow

A Shiver of Snow & Sky by Lisa Lueddecke, October 5th, Scholastic Children’s Books, 350 pages

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haunting the deep

Haunting the Deep  (How To Hang A Witch #2) by Adriana Mather, October 3, 2017, Knopf Books for Young Readers, 368 pages

“The Titanic meets the delicious horror of Ransom Riggs and the sass of Mean Girls in this follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Hang a Witch, in which a contemporary teen finds herself a passenger on the famous “ship of dreams”—a story made all the more fascinating because the author’s own relatives survived the doomed voyage.” Goodreads

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shadow crown

Shadow Crown (Shadow Crown #1) by Kristen Martin, October 3, 2017, Black Falcon Press, 476 pages

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October 10th

All the Crooked Saints

All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater, October 10th, Scholastic Press, 320 pages

Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with All the Crooked Saints, she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption.

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Forest of A Thousand Lanters by Julie C Dao UPDATED

Forest of A Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao, October 10th, Philomel Books, 384 pages

An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl’s quest to become Empress–and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny.  Roshani Chokshi calls it “searing and intense, Dao’s debut is an outstanding character exploration of fairytales’ most enduring and enigmatic characters: the Evil Queen. Equal parts lush and devastating, this is a tale that will grab you by the throat.”

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Turtles all the way down

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green, October 10th, Dutton Books For Young Readers 304 pages

“Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.” Goodreads

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Into the Bright Unknown by Rae Carson

Into The Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy #3) by Rae Carson, October 10th, Greenwillow Books 432 pages

Rae Carson brings us back to the Gold Rush era and all it has to offer with the conclusion to the Gold Seer Trilogy.

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knowing 10.10

The Knowing by Sharon Cameron, October 10th, Scholastic Press 448 pages

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10.10.17 this darkness mine

This Darkness Mine, by Mindy McGinnis, October 10, 2017, Katherine Tegen Books, 352 pages

Edgar Award–winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a dark and gripping psychological thriller about a girl at war with herself, and what it really means to be good or bad.

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10.10.17 memory trees

The Memory Tree by Kali Wallace, October 17th, Katherine Tegen Books, 320 pages

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10.10.17 Dare Mighty Things

Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski, October 10th, HarperTeen, 288 pages

THE RULES ARE SIMPLE: You must be gifted. You must be younger than twenty-five. You must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win.

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10.10.17 Gray Wolf Island

Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott, October 10th, Knopf Books For Young Readers, 336 pages

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Last Burning Star

Last Burning Star by Caitlin Sangster, October 10th, Simon Pulse, 400 pages

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Berserker by Emmy Laybourne, October 10, 2017, Feiwel & Friends, 288 pages

Are Hanne’s powers a gift from the old Norse gods, or a curse?

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October 17th

Dear Martin

Dear Martin by Nic Stone, October 17th, Crown Books for Young Readers, 224 pages

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10.17.17 Long Way Down

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, October 17th, Antheneum/Caitlyn/Dlouhy Books, 240 pages

Will’s brother has just been killed. And the rule of the street is revenge. Now Will is an elevator, alone with his thoughts and a gun. What decision will he make when the doors open?

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skinful of shadows

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge, October 17th, Amulet Books, 416 pages

“Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide.
Some people have space within them, perfect for hiding.” Goodreads

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The Midnight Dance 10.16.17

The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz, October 17th, Swoon Reads, 320 pages

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10.17.17 Like Water

Like Water by Rebecca Podos, October 17th, Balzer + Bray, 304 pages

“A gorgeously written and deeply felt literary young adult novel of identity, millennial anxiety, and first love, from the widely acclaimed author of The Mystery of Hollow Places.” Goodreads

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Brooding YA Hero

Brooding YA Hero by Carrie DiRisio, October 17th, Skypony Press

Your favorite brooding Twitter account is now a book! Cruel up with your favorite book boyfriend.

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October 19th

book of dust

 La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, Vol 1)by Philip Pullman, October 19th, Alfred Knopf Books For Young Readers, 464 pages

“Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them, a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .” Goodreads

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October 24th

10.24 the glass spare

The Glass Spare 31 (The Glass Spare #1), by Lauren DeStefano, October 24th, Balzer & Bray, 420 pages

A banished princess.
A deadly curse.
A kingdom at war.

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The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand, October 24th, HarperTeen 224 pages

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10.24.17 calling my nameCalling My Name by Liana Tamani, October 24th, Greenwillow Books, 384 pages

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October 31st

Scarecrow Queen 10.31

The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury, Scholastic Press, 320 pages

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Beasts made of night

BeastsMade of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi, October 31st, Razorbill 304 pages

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The Empress

The Empress (The Diabolic #2) by S.J. Kincaid, October 31st, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 320 pages

Tyrus is ruling the Empire with Nemesis by his side. But in order keep the control she has won, Nemesis may have to give up the humanity she worked so hard to obtain.

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Join us next month when we feast on November YA releases!



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