Friday, October 1, 2021

What's Coming in October?

With October comes Halloween! So, of course, I have more than a couple books scheduled to celebrate. Spooks, creepy mysteries, haunts, and a bit of paranormal fun and giggles, too. But this isn't all...(is it ever?)

Adventure, wholesome contemporary tales, deep thoughts, and even a few nonfiction books are stacked in this month's pile. And, unlike last month, I have an even spread of picture books for the youngest, middle grade reads, and young adult novels. 

It's going to be a reading trick-or-treat!



EDGEWOOD

What better way to head into a month of dark creatures and even darker magic then with a book about a curse? This one embraces the love for a grandfather, fantastical creatures, and the threat of everything being destroyed. Plus, it's from an international bestselling author. Dive in with me on the 3rd.

Young Adult Fantasy



THE ORPHAN WITCH

What would October be without a witch tale? This one is about an orphan, who doesn't understand why strange things always happen around her. It involves curses, family feuds, and packs a bit of romance, too. Discover more with me on the 5th.


Young Adult Urban Fantasy


WHEN CAN WE GO BACK TO AMERICA?

With a collection of more than 130 thoughts from various young adults during the Japanese Incarceration from WWII, this is a book packed with history and emotion. It's also said to be a celebration of freedom and what it truly means to be an American. I'm looking forward to sinking into the past and will tell all on the 11th.

Young Adult Nonfiction


VAMPENGUIN

There's no way I'd forget my youngest readers this month. The idea of a penguin and vampire swapping places caught my attention right away. Find out more about the fun wrapped up in this one on the 13th.

Picture Book


STUNTBOY, IN THE MEANTIME

What's life without superheroes? And this one just happens to come from one of my more favorite authors. Of course, this isn't any ordinary superhero tale, either. It's one about a superhero, whose power centers on making sure other superheroes remain super. Curious? I sure am. Find out more on the 14th.

Middle Grade Superhero Fiction


IGNATIUS AND THE SWORDS OF NOSTAW

Time travel weaves around a teen boy, who, in modern day life, isn't exactly special. But whenever he's dragged back into the medieval period, he finds himself facing horrible dangers and becomes a true hero. It's supposed to be action-packed and filled with fantasy. Check it out with me on the 18th.

Young Adult Fantasy



DIARY OF AN 8 BIT WARRIOR: AN OMINOUS THREAT

I read the first book in this graphic novel series a few months ago and enjoyed it quite a bit. So, of course, I was thrilled to get my hands on the second one. (I know a boy, who will be excited about this one, too). Let's have some fun on the 20th!

Middle Grade Science Fiction / Graphic Novel

BETWEEN DARK AND LIGHT: THE OLD PERSON CURSE

This is the first in a new horror series for middle graders. I'm wondering if it will be a bit like a Goosebumps read or take a different direction. In any case, it looked perfect for an October read. So, experience chills and thrills with me on the 22nd.

Middle Grade Horror



BONE TREE

If this one doesn't scream spooky, than I don't know what would. It deals with friendship and, obviously, all sorts of creepy things, which go bump in the night. Plus, there should be a perfect amount of humor and heart. I'm looking forward to discovering what is under this tree on the 24th.

Middle Grade Paranormal




KNOCK KNOCK, TRICK OR TREAT!

This one looked so cute that I had to get my hands on it! It's a board book for the youngest and full of flapping, open fun. But I'm still hooked on the adorable! Trick or treat with me on the 27th.

Board Book




RIPPED AWAY

The title already hints at the theme: Jack the Ripper. Yep, we're taking an historical twist, while keeping mystery and tension high. It sweeps modern day teens back into Victorian London and places them right in the middle of the famous murder spree. Find out more on the 29th.

Young Adult Historical Fantasy







Of course, this month also has a Joker Read...and what a read it is! I was excited to get my hands on an ARC. I mean, isn't that cover amazingly catching? If only I knew, which date I was going to share this one with you. 


GOOD GIRLS DIE FIRST

Talk about goose bumps pure! This read centers around an abandoned amusement park, ten teens with horrible secrets, betrayal, and a fog, which encompasses them all. If that isn't perfect for Halloween, I'm not sure what is.

Young Adult Thriller

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