October's Most Anticipated Young Adult Books

The continuously changing field of young adult literature is where some of the greatest and most original stories on the shelves can be found. Here are a few of the trendiest and most well-liked new book releases from this month that should appeal to you if you enjoy the young adult genre.

1. The Scarlet Alchemist by Kylie Lee Baker

An impoverished multicultural girl with the power to revive corpses is drawn into the risky political intrigues of the monarchy in the new YA fantasy duology from the author of The Keeper of Night. A wonderfully captivating account of one girl's quest for identity and belonging. Kylie Lee Baker has written a story that is a must-read because of its extensive worldbuilding, serious themes, and well-drawn characters. 

2. Beholder by Ryan La Sala

A terrifying new present-day story regarding art, visual obsession, and the icy gaze that peers back at us from behind our reflections is presented by Ryan La Sala, author of the enticingly twisted The Honeys and riotously imaginative Reverie. This tale features a gleaming monster of authority, tricks, wealth, and vicious interior design.

3. Curious Tides by Pascale Lacelle

This stunning dark academic fiction, which follows a juvenile magician who must discover the truth behind the hidden organization that may be responsible for her classmates' murders, combines elements of Ninth House and A Deadly Education. From the first page, Curious Tides draws you in with a fully developed environment that both seems genuine and fantastical. It's tough to avoid being transported since the lore in the novel is so vivid.

4. Love in Winter Wonderland by Abiola Bello

This YA Christmas love story is set in a London Black-owned bookstore and combines elements of The Sun Is Also a Star and You've Got Mail. Owing to beautiful writing, clever banter, a wonderful location, and two characters you'll fall head over heels for as they fall for each other, it sparkles and shines right off the page.

5. Wrath Becomes Her by Aden Polydoros

In this remarkable work of Jewish historical horror from The City Beautiful's award-winning author, Frankenstein and Inglourious Basterds collide. It combines horror and traditional battle stories with historical fiction. It is a rare book that dissects the concept of personhood, our duties to the people who helped shape who we are, and our obligations to both the living and the dead. It is exhilarating and visionary. 

6. Bittersweet in the Hollow by Kate Pearsall

Four sisters with remarkable powers look into a strange disappearance in their remote Appalachian village in this gorgeously dark and captivating YA novel. For followers of Wilder Girls and House of Hollow. A compelling debut that combines an immediate sense of place, emotional enchantment, and the depths of sibling love to produce a mixture that is even more alluring than the Harvest Moon's renowned tomato pie. In this remote mountain village, Pearsall is a master at fusing the lethal and otherworldly with regular life, producing a captivating tale full of family and history.

7. Flower and Thorn by Rati Mehrotra

In Rati Mehrotra's Flower and Thorn, a teenage flower hunter who must collect the rarest and most potent magical flower after handing it to the wrong hands becomes involved in the Sultanate's succession intrigues.

8. A Curse for True Love (Once Upon a Broken Heart #3) by Stephanie Garber

The third and final book in the Once Upon a Broken Heart trilogy, A Curse for True Love, brings the epic narrative of Evangeline Fox and her increasingly complex troubles to a close. Blood will be spilt, hearts will be stolen, and true love will be put to the test. The conclusion of the fantasy romance trilogy by author Stephanie Garber begins with the conventional "happy-ever-after" conclusion before taking a number of sharp turns.

9. What the River Knows by Isabel IbaƱez

In her evocative historical adventure written in the manner of the 19th century, Bolivian-American novelist Isabel Ibaez pays homage to her South American heritage. This gorgeous, engrossing historical tale set in Egypt has adventure, a rivals-to-lovers romance, and a perilous race. The Mummy meets Death on the Nile. Fans of high-stakes romance and international adventure should read this.

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