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The Top 5 Most Anticipated Young Adult Fantasy Novels This Month!

October 04, 2018

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It’s official. Fall is here.  And what better way to get into the autumn season than to curl up on a sofa and dive into a captivating fantasy book with some hot cocoa. Well lucky for you, we put together a list of the top YA fantasy fiction books coming to the market this month. These books will be sure to keep your eyes glued to the pages and who knows, by the time you look up, it may already be winter!

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of themselves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep. Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice—save the woman he loves, or everyone else?—while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she's capable of. As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel's near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?

Muse of Nightmares by Laini TaylorMuse of Nightmares by Laini TaylorCourtesy of Little, Brown Books

Utomia: The Legend Beyond by Caitlin Sholl & Neil Mullins

Utomia The Legend Beyond is the story of Laoch, a talented young lizard uninspired by the slow pace of his small farming community. He spends his time building a secret fort with his brother and two best friends, and daydreaming about life in the fabled city of Utomia. But everything changes when Laoch leads his friends through a series of scientific experiments and something goes drastically awry. A plume of magical purple smoke begins to rise from their village and the greatest powers of the world - including the Utomian Army - take note, quickly mobilizing toward the boy's small town. In the first book of this incredible series, Laoch and company venture through a planet of strange Beings, secret societies, and time warps enacted by the giant Water Clock that protects the magical city. The boys' individual journeys bring them closer to the understanding of bravery, love, and the true meaning of friendship as they struggle to save not only their families, but one another. Available October 9th, 2018.

Utomia: The Legend Beyond by Caitlin Sholl and Neil MullinsUtomia: The Legend Beyond by Caitlin Sholl and Neil MullinsCourtesy of Adaptive Books

Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd

Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian prison, Anouk is a Beastie: destined for a life surrounded by dust bunnies and cinders serving Mada Vittora, the evil witch who spelled her into existence. That is, until one day she finds her mistress murdered in a pool of blood—and Anouk is accused of the crime Now, the world she always dreamed of is rife with danger. Pursued through Paris by the underground magical society known as the Haute, Anouk and her fellow Beasties only have three days to find the real killer before the spell keeping them human fades away.

Grim Lovelies by Megan ShepherdGrim Lovelies by Megan ShepherdCourtesy of HMH Books

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa 

One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

Shadow of the Fox by Julie KagawaShadow of the Fox by Julie KagawaCourtesy of Harlequin Teen

The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout

When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she'd only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head... Available October 30th, 2018.

The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. ArmentroutThe Darkest Star by Jennifer L. ArmentroutCourtesy of Tor Teen

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What book are you currentl reading?  Are any of these books on your list?  Comment below!