Get ready to clear some space on your bookshelves young adult fans because October has some interesting reads! From John Green’s first novel since 2012 to a highly anticipated Maggie Stiefvater novel. Plus fashion model and actress Cara Delevingne tries her hand at writing alongside Rowan Coleman.
Whether its contemporary, fantasy, or mystery you love, you’re sure to find a new release to satisfy your hunger!
Read on to discover what YA books are coming out this month and tell us in the comments below if you will be reading one!
All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater | Goodreads
Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, and a sky full of watchful desert stars. There you will also find the Soria family, who have the ability to perform unusual miracles, including three cousins longing to change its future. Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green | Goodreads
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. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand | Goodreads
On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways, but she died instead. Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable, but this year, everything is about to change. . . .
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore | Goodreads
For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens. The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself with no memory. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.
Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevingne & Rowan Coleman | Goodreads
Sixteen-year-old friends Red, Leo, Naima, and Rose are like anyone their age. That is until Naima dies in tragic circumstances, leaving behind the word ‘sorry’. What awful truth was she hiding? While Rose turns to wild partying and Leo is shrouded by dark moods, Red sets out to uncover the truth and find out what—or perhaps who—was responsible for Naima’s death. It’s a journey that will cause Red’s world to crumble, exposing the dark and dangerous truth behind the fragile surface of their existence. Nothing will ever be the same again, because once a mirror is shattered, it can’t be fixed.
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed | Goodreads
Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them. When Grace learns that Lucy Moynihan, the former occupant of her new home, was run out of town for having accused the popular guys at school of gang rape, she’s incensed that Lucy never had justice. For their own personal reasons, Rosina and Erin feel equally deeply about Lucy’s tragedy, so they form an anonymous group of girls at Prescott High to resist the sexist culture at their school, which includes boycotting sex of any kind with the male students.
The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano | Goodreads
Wil Heidle, the only daughter of the king of the world’s wealthiest nation, has been kept hidden from the world in order to serve as a spy for her father—whose obsession with building his empire is causing a war. One night she is attacked and discovers her touch terns people into gemstone becoming drawn more and more to the strange and volatile ability. When it leads to tragedy, she faces the destructive power within her and finally leaves her home to seek the truth and a cure. But finding the key to her redemption puts her in the path of a cursed prince who has his own ideas for what to do with her power.
A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo | Goodreads
Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. Being the girl no one quite notices is OK with Jess anyway and leaves her free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can see it coming a mile away. Suddenly her powers of observation are more curse than gift. As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess discovers more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences.
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli | Goodreads
The Namsara was the child of sky and spirit, but where there is light, there must be dark. The Iskari is the child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death bringer. Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, grew up with these tales, but it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl. Conquering each dragon, she is shackled until she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for facing the most powerful dragon. Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.
That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston | Goodreads
Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendant of Victoria I. The imperial practice of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage, but before she does her duty, she’ll have one summer incognito in a far corner of empire. In Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire’s greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir apparent to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an unusual bond and maybe a one in a million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process —just like the first Queen Victoria.
The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook | Goodreads
Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realises the people she’s involved with are willing to kill to get what they want and she must discover their true identity before it’s too late.
Far From The Tree by Robin Benway | Goodreads
Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovers she is actually a middle child and goes looking for her biological siblings who have also been adopted. Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, has a lot to say about their newfound family ties. Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother. After seventeen years in the foster care system, he’s learned that there are no heroes, and secrets and fears are best kept close to the vest, where they can’t hurt anyone but him.