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Fall 2021 Most Anticipated YA Reads Are Here!

As one season falls into the next, the pages turn on a fresh batch of the hottest YA reads for your TBR pile. So grab that hot apple cider, cuddle up in your comfiest sweater, and check out the newest must-reads for fall!

Fall in Love with This Season’s Romance and Contemporary Titles

A musical coming-of-age, an existential teen crisis, a book blogger’s New York winter break, a love haunted by the ghost of addiction. You will fall into these pages.

Alma Presses Play

Alma Presses Play

A lyrical novel-in-verse that takes us through the journey of coming of age in New York during the 80s.

Alma's life is a series of halfways: She's half-Chinese, half-Jewish; her parents spend half the time fighting, and the other half silent; and she's halfway through becoming a woman. But as long as she can listen to her Walkman, han...

The Holiday Switch

The Holiday Switch

Two rival coworkers with two very big secrets . . . What could possibly go wrong? Cozy up with this charming holiday romance by USA Today bestselling author Tif Marcelo. 

Lila Santos is ready for her last winter break of high school. The snow in her small town of Holly, New York, is plentiful, the mood is ...

The Year I Stopped Trying

The Year I Stopped Trying

Booksmart meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower in this novel of overachieving, existential crises, growing up, and coming out, from the author of Girl Crushed and Never Have I Ever.

Mary is having an existential crisis. She's a good student, she never gets in trouble, and she is searching for the meaning o...

You'd Be Home Now

You'd Be Home Now

From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a stunning novel that Vanity Fair calls “impossibly moving” and “suffused with light”. In this raw, deeply personal story, a teenaged girl struggles to find herself amidst the fallout of her brother's addiction in a town ravaged by the...

Chilly Thrillers

Monsters, unsolved murders, and small-town mysteries abound on this fall’s YA thriller reading list.

As Good as Dead

As Good as Dead

THE MUST-READ MULTIMILLION BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES • The final book in the A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series that reads like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end, you'll never think of good girls the same way again...

Pip is about to head to college, but she is still haunted by the way he...

Lies Like Wildfire

Lies Like Wildfire

An intense high-stakes story about five friends and the deadly secret that could send their lives up in flames, perfect for fans of Karen McManus and E. Lockhart.
 
Five fiery stars for this bingeable, edge-of-your-seat, twisty thriller.”—NATASHA PRESTON, New York Times best...

Killer Content

Killer Content

Knives Out meets One of Us is Lying! In this twisty thriller a group of famous TikTokers begin turning on each other when one member is found dead at their beachfront Malibu mansion.

35 million followers. One dead body.

The six teenagers who make up the Lit Lair have it made. A beachfront mansion, million...

No Beauties or Monsters

No Beauties or Monsters

A desert full of mystery. A girl who sees things she shouldn’t. Desperate to unlock the secrets of Twentynine Palms, I raced through this book!” —Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows
 
For fans of Stranger Things and Veronica Mar...

Small Town Monsters

Small Town Monsters

The Conjuring meets The Vow! This is the terrifying story of a girl, a dark angel, and the cult hellbent on taking over her small, coastal town.

Vera Martinez wants nothing more than to escape Roaring Creek and her parents' reputation as demonologists. Not to mention she's the family outcast, lacking her parents' innat...

You'll Be the Death of Me

You'll Be the Death of Me

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It's Ferris Bueller's Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly—and fatally—wrong.

Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have...

Escape into Another World with New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Titles

Out-of-this-universe love, dark secrets, and the ancient decree of the sea await on the pages of this fall’s most-anticipated YA sci-fi and fantasy titles.

Aurora's End

Aurora's End

The squad you love is out of time. Now in paperback, this is the thrilling finale in the epic, best-selling Aurora Cycle series about a band of unlikely heroes who just might be the galaxy's last hope for survival.

Is this the end?
    What happens when you ask a bunch of losers, discipline cases, and mi...

Before Takeoff

Before Takeoff

The Sun Is Also a Star meets Jumanji when two teens meet and fall in love during a layover-gone-wrong at the Atlanta airport in this thrilling new novel from the author of Let's Get Lost!

James and Michelle find themselves in the Atlanta airport on a layover. They couldn't be more different, but seemingly intermin...

The Excalibur Curse

The Excalibur Curse

By Kiersten White

Coming 12.13.22

The gripping conclusion to the acclaimed Arthurian fantasy trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White finds Guinevere questioning everything—friends and enemies, good and evil, and, most of all, herself.

While journeying north toward the Dark Queen, Guinevere falls into the hands of her enemies....

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The Lost Stories Collection

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The Lost Stories Collection

Nicholas Flamel appeared in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series—but did you know he really lived? You can learn his secrets in the bestselling Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, and discover the Lost Stories—tales of myth, legend, and magic, previously lost to history and now in a new paperback edition!

Enter ...

Skin of the Sea

Skin of the Sea

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The must-read Black mermaid fantasy series that #1 NYT bestselling author Nicola Yoon calls “epic and original,” in which one mermaid takes on the gods themselves. Perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and anyone who can't wait for the live-action The Litt...

Spells Like Teen Spirit

Spells Like Teen Spirit

The final installment in the hilarious, action-packed Babysitters Coven series that Refinery29 calls "candy for 90's girls and Gen Z'ers alike," featuring a coven of witchy babysitters sworn to protect the innocent and defend the world from an onslaught of evil--all before bedtime.

Ever since Esme met Cassandra Heaven and disco...

Graphic Novels Coming This Fall

The art of storytelling comes alive with magical love, supernatural mystery, and the second volume of hypnotic teen detectives.

Coming Back

Coming Back

A beautiful graphic novel fantasy romance that follows two young women who have to go on their own separate adventures to discover the truth about themselves and about each other.

Preet is magic.
 
Valissa is not.
 
Everyone in their village has magic in their bones, and Preet is the strongest of them all. Witho...

Fly by Night

Fly by Night

In this enviromental thriller graphic novel with a supernatural twist, Dee must find out what happened to her missing twin. An amazing mystery filled with strange creatures, high school drama, and family, this darkly illustrated book shows us that monsters are all around us.

There are monsters in the woods.
 
Something...

The Montague Twins #2: The Devil's Music

The Montague Twins #2: The Devil's Music

The Hardy Boys meets Paper Girls in the second volume of this mystery series featuring teen detectives, witches, and now a mystery rock 'n' roll song capable of a sinister, Pied Piper-like hypnosis.

Alastair, Pete, Charlie, and Rachel aren't just magical teen detectives in their coastal town of Port Howl--they are also m...

Nonfiction Favorites

Dive into real-life stories about a young Black man growing up in the South, disability in America, being queer in skating, and the hidden light of Elizebeth Smith Friedman.

Julia Defiant

Julia Defiant

Fans of Graceling and Six of Crows will thrill to the masterful world-building and fiercely flawed heroine in this heart-pounding follow-up to Julia Vanishes, book two in the Witch’s Child trilogy.
 
“Adventure, murder, romance, intrigue, and betrayal with a 16-year-old heroine tha...

Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults)

Disability Visibility (Adapted for Young Adults)

Disabled young people will be proud to see themselves reflected in this hopeful, compelling, and insightful essay collection, adapted for young adults from the critically acclaimed adult book, Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century that "sheds light on the experience of life as an individual with disabil...

On Top of Glass

On Top of Glass

An insightful memoir from a figure skating champion about her life as a bisexual professional athlete, perfect for readers of Fierce by Aly Raisman and Forward by Abby Wambach.

Karina Manta has had a busy few years: Not only did she capture the hearts of many with her fan-favorite performance at the U.S. Figure...

The Woman All Spies Fear

The Woman All Spies Fear

An inspiring true story, perfect for fans of Hidden Figures, about an American woman who pioneered codebreaking in WWI and WWII but was only recently recognized for her extraordinary contributions.

A YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST • A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR


Elizebeth Smith Friedman had a rare t...

New in Paperback

Our most-anticipated paperback reading list is here! Get lost in the pages of these titles with themes of love, addiction, superheroes, queer romance, and how a refugee became an international peace activist.

Black Canary: Breaking Silence

Black Canary: Breaking Silence

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES!
 
DC Icons continues with the first-ever YA origin story of superhero Black Canary, from the internationally bestselling author Alexandra Monir. In this thrilling novel, Dinah Lance's voice is her weapon. And in a near-future world where women have no rights, she wo...

The Camelot Betrayal

The Camelot Betrayal

The second book in the fantasy trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White, exploring the nature of self, the inevitable cost of progress, and, of course, magic and romance and betrayal so epic Queen Guinevere remains the most famous queen who never lived.

EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE IN CAMELOT: King Arth...

Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air

For fans of Nina LaCour and The Spectacular Now, a powerful coming-of-age story about a girl with creative aspirations and the boy who charms his way into her life, centering on themes of addiction, loss, and the tumultuousness of first love--and how to find strength when everything falls apart.

Ever since her mom's cancer scar...

For Better or Cursed

For Better or Cursed

Veronica Mars meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this clever, action-packed sequel to the Babysitters Coven about a coven of witchy babysitters who realize their calling to protect the innocent and save the world from an onslaught of evil.

Esme Pearl's life used to be all about bumming rides and babysitting. Sure, ...

Girl Crushed

Girl Crushed

Leah on the Offbeat meets We Are Okay in this pitch-perfect queer romance about falling in love and never quite falling out of it--heartbreak, unexpected new crushes, and all.

Before Quinn Ryan was in love with Jamie Rudawski, she loved Jamie Rudawski, who was her best friend. But when Jamie dumps Quinn a month be...

Hope in the Mail

Hope in the Mail

Want to write a novel? This book is the motivation you need! Part writing guide and part memoir, this inspiring book from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers.

Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer, but thirty books later, she's con...

Just Our Luck

Just Our Luck

From the author of Words on Bathroom Walls—now a major motion picture—comes a romance in the spirit of Dear Evan Hansen about overcoming anxiety—and about finding love and friendship in unlikely places.

★ "A masterpiece" —Kirkus, starred review

"Bad luc...

A Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness

From National Book Award Finalist Albert Marrin comes the moving story of Janusz Korczak, the heroic Polish Jewish doctor who devoted his life to children, perishing with them in the Holocaust.

Janusz Korczak was more than a good doctor. He was a hero. The Dr. Spock of his day, he established orphanages run on his principle of honorin...

Walk Toward the Rising Sun

Walk Toward the Rising Sun

The amazing autobiography of a young Sudanese boy who went from a child soldier and struggling refugee to international peace activist and Hollywood actor.

Sudan, 1980s: Ger Duany knew what he wanted out of life--make his family proud, play with his brothers and sisters, maybe get an education like his brother Oder suggested, ...

Warmaidens

Warmaidens

“A dark, delectable, and utterly unique series that readers will want to drown in.” —Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of the Ash Princess series

Warmaidens
is the action-packed conclusion to the heartwrenching Gravemaidens fantasy duology. Kammani and the maidens are now going to wa...

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