Five Young Adult Books for Fall
Ah fall, it’s the time to bundle up in warm coats paired with your favorite boots walking and watching as the leaves turn different shades of orange and red. These five books will give you all the fall feels and get you ready to say hello fall! So go get the nearest pumpkin spiced item next to you and start reading!
What If It’s Us? By Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Two of the best LGBTQ+ New York Times best authors team up for one unforgettable YA romance that will definitely have you hoping for a fall romance. Arthur is a hopeless romantic who has the idea in his head that love can strike when you least expect it. Ben is a boy who believes that nothing is life is like the movies, especially after his latest relationship crumbles down to nothing and finds himself carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things to the post office. After a sudden meeting both boys can’t help but think that maybe life is like the movies. The question is, what if they were both wrong? What if love is something that only happens in the fictional world? What if it turns out to be everything they hoped it would be?
2.) Pride by Ibi Zoboi
The classic novel that you were probably forced to read in high school gets modernized in this beautiful and funny tale of an all color character cast. Zuri Benitez is a young teen girl filled with pride. Why wouldn’t she? She has pride in her Brooklyn home, in her family, and in her African latino roots. As her town slowly starts to turn into something unrecognizable her pride might get the best of her. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even when her sister Janae, starts to fall for one of them. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius who seems to think equally low of her as well. As Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding. As life moves on and decisions must be made, how will pride help get her though the life that seems to so desperately want to tear the things she loves apart?
3.) Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
The final instalment to the New York Times bestselling series: Throne of Glass.
(Spoiler Alert for those who haven’t read the full series!!!!!!)
Aelin has risked everything to save her people—but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day. With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation—and a better world. Across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen—before she is lost to him forever. As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series. (Courtesy of Goodreads.com)
4.) The Hate U Give by Angie Tomas
Want a moving novel that will inspire you to speak out more this fall? Look no further. The Hate U Give is a novel that will have you laughing on one page and crying on the other. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter lives her life split between two versions of herself- the one that shines in the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. This balancing act between the two different Starr’s shatters when she becomes a witness of a fatal shooting that took the life of her unarmed black friend. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Rumors are spread, sides are taken, and Starr finds herself in dangerous situations only to realize that she is the only one who can speak out and find justice for the friend who she refuses to become just another tally on the list of police brutality victims. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.
5.) The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
(Spoiler Alert for those who haven’t read Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Viture!!!)
A year after an accidentally whirlwind tour of Europe, which she spent evading highwaymen and pirates with her brother Monty, Felicity has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science. Then a small window of hope opens. Doctor Alexander Platt, an eccentric physician that Felicity idolizes, is looking for research assistants, and Felicity is sure that someone as forward thinking as her hero would be willing to take her on. However, Platt is in Germany, preparing to wed Felicity’s estranged childhood friend Johanna. Not only is Felicity reluctant to opening old wounds, she also has no money to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that will lead her from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic. (Courtesy of Epicreads.com)