Fall is my favourite season. Cold weather, big fluffy jumpers, cosy blankets, scented candles and twinkling fairy lights, of course all accompanied by a good book. As the nights get darker, I love nothing more than curling up with a good book, more so than in the Summer season for some reason. This fall, there are a TON of amazing YA books heading to the shelves and I can't wait to get my mitten-covered hands on them. Which will you be picking up for yourself?
Warcross by Marie Lu
Warcross isn't just a game. It's a way of life. Emika is a bounty hunter, tracking down players who use the game illegally but when she hacks herself into a tournament within the game to make some quick cash, the game glitches and she becomes an overnight sensation. Surprised when the creator of the game gives her a job opportunity to be a spy instead of arresting her for her hacking, Emika is whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
A Semi Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland
Ever since Esther's grandfather was cursed with death, everyone in the family is doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther doesn't know what her fear is yet, but in an attempt to discover it, she keeps a list of her worst nightmares and potential phobias. When Jonah pickpockets her, he doesn't just take her cell phone and other valuable items, he takes her list. Despite the theft, the two become friends and set on a mission to break the family curse by working their way through the list, including one Esther hadn't counted on: love.
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales & Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo
Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of six short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love, all illustrated with artwork to transport you to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.
My Image of You by Melanie Moreland
She was the first good thing that ever happened to me. The only person who made me want to stay put. Until she disappeared. My name is Adam Kincaid, and I’m the most daring freelance photographer in the world. Or, at least, I used to be, before the accident, and the hospital, where I met her: Alexandra Robbins. My nurse. My saviour. With her fiery red hair and crystal-clear blue eyes, the most striking woman I could’ve imagined—and the kindest too. But she was running from something too, something I never had: her family. She thought she’d escaped their control. But she was wrong. And now they’ve taken her away from me.
Marked by Fate by Kristin D. Van Risseghem
A collection of 25 Fantasy and Science Fiction YA coming of age novels from a wide range of best-selling authors. This collection is filled with teen warriors who encounter shadows, queens, witches, wizards, werewolves, and shifters. Sometimes these young adults partner with immortals, angels, vampires, demons, and gods. And with occasionally genetically engineered soldiers, cyborgs, and robots as they discover magical hidden fantasy worlds, encounter mind-blowing dystopian lands, space stations, and galaxies they could never have dreamed existed.
27 Hours by Tristina Wright
Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish. Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother's shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon's darkest secret. During one night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.
Genuine Fraud by E Lockhart
The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.
International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.