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New Young Adult Book Releases of October

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  • Grim Lovelies by Megan Sheperd

Anouk isn’t human she is known as a Beastie, she can turn into an animal and she envies the humans called Pretties because their world is lavish but she is not allowed to partake in that world. Anouk longs to have love and a lavish life but she is held hostage at a Parisian Prison ensnared by a witch who is using her for her needs. One day, Anouk finds her mistress dead and is accused of killing her, so in a race against time to find the real killer before she is turned back into an animal its a struggle to immense power. This book is expected to release October 2nd!









  • The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody

After the passing of Ali’s father he leaves her a 1968 Firebird convertible, his most prized possessions that he had in his life. Ali doesn’t want to keep it because of the memories it stirs up in her brain so she travels 3 hundred miles to a buyer who will give her enough money to save her childhood home. The catch though, is Ali doesn’t know how to drive stick shift, but her ex-boyfriend Nico does. Nico convinces Ali not to sell the car and along the way they should collect items and hope to sell them for the money they would earn for the car. Along their long journey they meet new people and Ali comes to find that everything has a value to someone and that her father might not of been all he seemed to be. This book is available on many literary retail store websites.









  • Evenfall (Shadowfire #1) by Gaja J. Kos

Ember wakes up in an unfamiliar world and everyone is calling her a savior. Ember is being hunted by the Crescent Prince so she seeks help from a Mage that sees the good in Ember, but Ember can’t see it herself. Instead Ember finds a darkness that wants to take lives and not save them. Ember can’t trust her instincts and her heart because it will lead her to the one person she cannot fall to.  this book is expected to come out October 30th, 2018 and you can purchase it at any local retail book store.









  • Home and Away by Candice Montgomery

Tasia Quirk is a young African American senior in High school who is popular and the only girl on the Football team at her Private school.  When she catches her Mamma trying to hide a mysterious box in the closet Tasia’s life changes dramatically which comes with a price. Along the way she realizes what family and forgiveness truly means with the help on a boy from the Valley. In order for this to happen she must learn to accept herself and her skin color for who she is. This book releases October 16th at all local book stores in your area.













  • Salt for Air by M.C. Frank

Ellie loves mermen she rights fan-fiction about them and dreams about them to escape reality. Ellie is bullied on a regular because she is an orphan who is nerdy and used to be over weight. One day the bullies go to far and try to drown her but a mermen comes at the last second and helps her breath and says “How will you be able to save anyone if you can’t even save yourself?”. Ellie thinks it was all a dream but the next day in school she sees him walking through the halls. Ellie doesn’t know what her wants from her but she is going to find out.  This book releases on October 23rd and you can buy it at any book store.



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