23 YA Books That, Without A Doubt, You'll Want To Read This Fall

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1. Black Flowers, White Lies, by Yvonne Ventresca

Release date: Oct. 4, 2016

Why you should read it: Ella's dad died before she was born, but Ella wants to uncover the life of the man she never got to know. She has a feeling her mother might be hiding the truth. But as Ella searches for answers, unexplainable, strange things begin happening — which makes Ella wonder if her connection to her father could be supernatural, or if she's beginning to suffer from a breakdown. This suspenseful psychological thriller definitely won't disappoint.

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2. A Torch Against the Night, by Sabaa Tahir

Release date: Aug. 30, 2016

Why you should read it: This sequel picks up where an An Ember in the Ashes left off, following both Laia and Elias as they escape the Marital Empire and head in the direction of Kauf — a prison that supposedly captured Laia's brother. But the road to Kauf isn't a smooth run, especially since Helene is tasked with a difficult mission. A Torch Against the Night, told from three points of view, will give readers an adrenaline rush till the very last page.

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3. Girls Like Me, by Lola St. Vil

Release date: Oct. 4, 2016

Why you should read it: Shay is attempting to cope with her grief after losing her father, but bullies at school who target her because of her weight don't make it any easier. The only bit of happiness she has left is her conversations with a boy she meets online. But while Shay would love to meet him in person, she fears what he will think when he sees her. Mainly written in verse, this honest novel will have you rooting for Shay until the very end.

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4. Labyrinth Lost, by Zoraida Córdova

Release date: Sept. 6, 2016

Why you should read it: While Alex is the most powerful witch of her generation, it's not something she likes, or even asked for. When her attempt to rid her power backfires, she must team up with Nova — a boy she's not fully sure she can trust — in order to save her family. Fans of darker YA filled with adventure will definitely enjoy this read.

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5. Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit, by Jaye Robin Brown

Release date: Aug. 30, 2016

Why you should read it: Joanna is openly gay, but when he father asks her to pretend not to be for the rest of her senior year when they move to a more conservative town, she agrees. But this is, obviously, harder than expected — especially when Mary, a new friend, comes with her own set of complications and temptations. Fans of contemporary YA will love this sweet read that perfectly handles orientation, faith, and being true to who you are.

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6. The Odds of Lightning, by Jocelyn Davies

Release date: Sept. 20, 2016

Why you should read it: Four teenagers, one all-night adventure. After growing apart, Tiny, Lu, Will, and Nathaniel are hardly friends anymore. But when a enormous storm threatens NYC, the four friends come together to greet adventure and reconcile their pasts. Set in the throes of this busy city, readers will have no trouble becoming immersed in the lives of these characters.

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7. Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith

Release date: Sept. 13, 2016

Why you should read it: When Jude's best friend Maggie dies, friends, family, and the community are quick to rule it as a suicide. However, Jude believes it was murder. But the more Jude begins to uncover the truth about Maggie, she learns there is more to Maggie than she thought. Fans of classic noir and mystery will enjoy flipping through pages of this gripping read.

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8. Going Geek, by Charlotte Huang

Release date: Sept. 13, 2016

Why you should read it: Skylar was supposed to be spending her senior year at her boarding school in the coolest dorm with her close BFFs. But that isn't the case. She's been downgraded to a dorm no one cares about with people she's never interacted with. Worse, she figures out it's her BFF who did this to her. But when Skylar begins opening herself up to new friendships, she slowly begins to realize her situation isn't so bad. Readers who love lighthearted, contemporary YA will surely enjoy this read.

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9. Thieving Weasels, by Billy Taylor

Release date: Aug. 23, 2016

Why you should read it: Cameron Smith is on the road to attending Princeton University with his cherished girlfriend. There's just one problem: His family's past con artistry comes back to haunt him. When his uncle unexpectedly shows up, Cameron is blackmailed into helping his family with a final con with the stake of having his new, "safe" identity revealed. This read is full of thrills from beginning to end.

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10. The Fate of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen

Release date: Nov. 29, 2016

Why you should read it: The final Queen of the Tearling installment continues to follows the fate of Queen Kelsea and the Tearling in a heart-pounding, epic conclusion of this series. It's one that's been eagerly anticipated, so if you haven't read the prior two books, you'll definitely want to get on top of that.

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11. Girl Mans Up, by M-E Girard

Release date: Sept. 6, 2016

Why you should read it: Although Pen doesn't go out of her way to be feminine, it doesn't mean she's trying to be a boy. She likes girls, yet still struggles with her own identity. When she begins questioning her friendship with longtime BFF, Colby, because of his newest conquest, Pen begins questioning the relationships in her life as well as the person she wants to be. This must-read YA honestly portrays the ups and downs of fitting in, love, identity, friendships, and acceptance.

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12. Still Life With Tornado, by A.S. King

Release date: Oct. 11, 2016

Why you should read it: When art-loving Sarah's parents decide to call it quits after several long years of problems and violence, she must try to put together the pieces of what went wrong as she revisits her past self and her future self. Fans of Perks of Being a Wallflower will love this powerful new release from award-winning A.S. King.

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13. Something in Between, by Melissa de la Cruz

Release date: Oct. 4, 2016

Why you should read it: Jasmine de los Santos is a star student who has never stepped a foot out of line. But just when she believes her perfection will pay off with a scholarship to a good college, she discovers her parents' visas expired years ago and that there's a threat of her family being deported. Now Jasmine must fight for more than a scholarship, and she knows it's not going to be easy. This is an important, powerful contemporary YA that you won't regret reading.

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14. What Light, by Jay Asher

Release date: Oct. 11, 2016

Why you should read it: Sierra lives two lives: One in Oregon, and another during the holiday season in California, helping with her family's Christmas-tree business. Sierra has learned not to fall for anyone in her short amount of time in California, but that all changes when she meets Caleb. But Caleb isn't perfect, and he's hiding secrets of his own. From the author of Thirteen Reasons Why, What Light is one you won't want to miss.

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15. Crooked Kingdom, by Leigh Bardugo

Release date: Sept. 27, 2016

Why you should read it: In this Six of Crows sequel, Kaz and his team have no time to lie low after their successful heist. Now on the run and fighting to stay alive, they must get past a whole new set of enemies — ones who want to unearth the city's darker secrets. Readers who love action and adventure will enjoy the ride through Bardugo's vivid Grisha world.

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16. The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon

Release date: Nov. 1, 2016

Why you should read it: From the author of Everything, Everything, Yoon breathes life into her next book. Science-loving Natasha and her family are being deported to Jamaica. Daniel has always lived up to the expectations he was held to. But when the two meet on a crowded NYC street, neither one could ever anticipate thinking with their heart. The connection is there, but is the timing? Fans of Rainbow Rowell are sure to enjoy this read.

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17. A Taste for Monsters, by Matthew J. Kirby

Release date: Sept. 27, 2016

Why you should read it: This cryptically creepy debut is set in London in the 1800s, following Evelyn — a disfigured woman who takes a position as maid to Joseph Merrick, also known as the Elephant Man. But when news of Jack the Ripper frightens the city, both Joseph and Evelyn are haunted by the same ghosts Jack has murdered — and they must figure out how to put it to rest.

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18. The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily, by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Release date: Oct. 18, 2016

Why you should read it: A sequel to Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, this story takes place during a magical time of year — Christmas. But all is not well with Lily, whose grandfather is recovering from a severe heart attack. She's lost the holiday spirit, and Dash is determined to help bring it back. While this romantic read also tackles hardships of relationships, it still brings a certain lightheartedness both Cohn and Levithan penned in the first.

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19. Whatever: Or How Junior Year Became Totally F$@ked, by S.J. Goslee

Release date: Aug. 2, 2016

Why you should read it: In this voice-driven coming-out, coming-of-age story, Mike is shocked when his girlfriend breaks up with him and even more surprised to learn the reason why. But with student-government elections, homecoming, and other junior year stresses fall upon him, Mike also tries to navigate his own self-realizations in his life. This cute, fun read is not one to be missed.

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20. Kids of Appetite, by David Arnold

Release date: Sept. 20, 2016

Why you should read it: Vic lives with a rare neurological disorder, but he doesn't let it define him — nor does it keep him from befriending a group of local kids who decide to help him on a mission after his dad passes. But when Vic returns eight days later, he's questioned by the police for a murder that's thought to be connected to someone within his new friend group. Told in a nonlinear timeline, this story is equal parts contemporary as it is mystery. This Mosquitoland author has penned another gorgeously written book whose characters will stay with you long after you've finished reading.

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21. The Graces, by Laure Eve

Release date: Sept. 1, 2016

Why you should read it: River is a new kid in town, and she is thoroughly captivated by the Graces — three siblings who appear larger than life. When it's clear that the Graces have accepted River as a friend, River soon discovers that this family of siblings hold secrets far beyond what she could have imagined. Fans of Twilight and The Craft will enjoy this mystifying read.

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22. Been Here All Along, by Sandy Hall

Release date: Aug. 30, 2016

Why you should read it: Gideon begins falling for his bi BFF, Kyle, which is a problem because he's currently dating Ruby. Told in multiple points of view, this quick but charming read navigates the tricky waters of love, sexuality, and friendship.

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23. We Are Still Tornadoes, by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

Release date: Nov. 1, 2016

Why you should read it: Set in the '80s after senior year of high school, BFFs Scott and Cath go their separate ways. For Cath, it's college; for Scott, it's staying home to try to launch his band. The two keep in touch by sharing life troubles and updates through letters. But as the letters bring them to each other, they question if the dynamic of their friendship has changed to something more. Sweet and heartfelt, this is one contemporary YA fans won't want to miss.

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