Riffle Editor's Choice: Essential YA Books for October 2015
There are some big names in the world of YA publishing new books this October! Among our picks are new titles from Patrick Ness and Gary Schmidt, along with Ice Like Fire, the much-anticipated sequel to Snow Like Ashes, and the second book in the Young Elites series, The Rose Society.
If those reads don't keep you holed up in a book nook all month, there's no help for you. True YA fans just won't be leaving the house this October!
Click through to check out all 8 of our teen favorites for the month!
[And in case you missed it: Riffle Editor's Choice: Essential YA Books for September 2015]
October 6. Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with "Carry On," an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller "Fangirl."
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October 6. Mindy McGinnis, the acclaimed author of "Not a Drop to Drink" and "In a Handful of Dust," combines murder, madness, and mystery in a beautifully twisted gothic historical thriller perfect for fans of novels such as "Asylum" and "The Diviners" as well as television’s True Detective and American Horror Story.
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October 6. A new YA novel from novelist Patrick Ness, author of the Carnegie Medal- and Kate Greenaway Medal-winning "A Monster Calls" and the critically acclaimed Chaos Walking trilogy, "The Rest of Us Just Live Here" is a bold and irreverent novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.
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Gary D. Schmidt
October 6. The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at thirteen, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he’s placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here Joseph meets twelve-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost.
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October 6. This is the sequel to "Snow Like Ashes"! As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.
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October 13. From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series! Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.
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October 13. This gorgeous collection features four novellas from the captivating world of Kiera Cass’s #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series—two of which appear here in print for the first time—as well as exclusive, never-before-seen bonus content.
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October 20. Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.
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