Once again we are looking at a wealth of fantastic new YA fiction this month and our Best Books of October list is a who’s who of favorite authors including Leigh Bardugo, Patrick Ness, and Rainbow Rowell…
See all six editors’ picks below:
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The first book in a new series,
Six of Crows has everything you want in a blockbuster novel–rich characters, atmosphere and a fantasy, mystery, multiple viewpoint storyline that’s nearly impossible to stop reading.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
Illuminae is the story of big corporations, planetary war, plague, and young heroes. It is also a novel that uses all kinds of "documents"–emails, interviews, confidential reports, and more to tell the story. It’s the first of a series so more to come…
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Quirky in the very best sense of the word, Ness’ new novel pokes fun at stereotypes, especially the alien invasion kind, but is still full of heart and the triumph of just getting through another day of high school.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
In this alternative history it’s 1958, Hitler is still in power, and the plan to kill him all comes down to young woman who escaped a death camp after being changed forever by the experiments she endured there. Fast paced and totally engrossing.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Anyone who read
Fangirl will recognize the story of Simon and Baz and its kind of surreal and also wonderful to be reading their story all by itself. For those who are coming to
Carry On with no backstory it’s a delightful wizard school fantasy novel.
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
This is a short but powerful read. Joseph is a thirteen year old boy, a young father who has never seen his child. After a stint in a juvenile facility he’s starting over with a loving foster family but not everyone is as welcoming. Warning: tissues will be used…