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5 September YA Must-Reads

With fall descending upon us, it's the perfect time to cuddle up with a book (or 10) and your favorite cup of hot cocoa. It goes without saying that no good season comes without unputdownable stories, and these five reads are packed to the brim with dark and twisty plots, steamy romances and profound takeaways. Featuring some of the biggest names in the YA book world, these September new releases will have you turning the pages faster than you can say "pumpkin spice latte."

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One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake is back with the second installment in the enthralling, fast-paced Three Dark Crowns series. The trilogy stars triplet sisters that must fight to the death for the throne. One Dark Throne is an unforgettable, darkly satisfying story that will have you gripping the edge of your seat as Blake piles on one shocking twist after another.

Warcross by Marie Lu

When games become real life, no one is safe. The international sensation Warcross is engrained into the daily lives of nearly every person around the globe, and hacker Emika Chan accidentally gets swept up into the action while looking to make a few extra bucks. Expecting to get arrested, Emika is instead invited to Tokyo to help Warcross creators uncover security issues – or so she thought. Intertwining romance, sinister motives and betrayal, Warcross is one of fall’s most unputdownable reads.

If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

In her senior year of high school, Lena Wise is looking forward to all the opportunities of tomorrow: adventures with friends, college and a romance with a boy she’s loved since childhood. But in one moment, everything is destroyed. Now, Lena is tasked with tackling her grief and trying to move on in an upended and redefined world. If There’s No Tomorrow is a thought-provoking and moving book that should be required reading for people of all ages.

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Ready for a scare this fall? There’s Something Inside Your House will leave you terrified, but not without first dragging you through gruesome murders, a steamy romance and haunting secrets. A year after Makani Young moves to Nebraska, the students of her small high school start dropping dead one by one. As the terror grows closer, Makani is forced to confront the past she left behind in Hawaii. Heart pounding and deliciously merciless, There’s Someone Inside Your House is the perfect companion for the Halloween season.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

On September 5, two strangers named Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio receive the same call: today will be the last day of their lives. The pair, who meet on the app Last Friend, vow to spend their final day on earth together, cramming a lifetime of adventures into 24 hours. They Both Die at the End is another knockout by New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera, and a profound reminder that there is no life without death.

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