October 2018 Young Adult Picks

October YA PicksOctober’s another month that is overflowing with exciting new releases. We’ve picked 10 to share with you!

anne frankAnne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation by Anne Frank, Ari Folman & David Polonsky (out 10/2)
Authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation in Basel, a first graphic adaptation of the young holocaust diarist’s poignant story includes extensive quotations from the definitive edition and faithfully conveys the immediacy and spirit of Frank’s experiences in hiding.

dont call me crazy(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health edited by Kelly Jensen (out 10/2)
Essays, lists, poems and art explore the ways 33 best-selling authors and celebrity contributors have coped with and thrived in the face of mental illness, in an anthology that includes entries by Kristen Bell, Nancy Kerrigan and Libba Bray.

the ladys guideThe Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee (out 10/2)
Hoping to travel to Germany to ask for help enrolling in medical school, Felicity has no money for the trip until a mysterious woman offers to travel with her and pay her way, which ends up entangling Felicity in a perilous quest across Europe. Sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

sawkill girlsSawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (out 10/2)
From the New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn comes a breathtaking and spine-tingling novel about three teenage girls who face off against an insidious monster that preys upon young women.

dryDry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman (out 10/2)
When a longtime drought in California escalates to catastrophic levels, turning her once-quiet suburban street into a warzone of desperation, a teen is forced to make life and death decisions to protect her family. By the National Book Award-winning author of Challenger Deep.

muse of nightmaresMuse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (out 10/2)
A sequel to Strange the Dreamer finds Lazlo confronting an impossible choice between the woman he loves and the entire rest of the world, while Sarai struggles to unlock her potential as the muse of nightmares

what if its usWhat If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (out 10/9)
Told in two voices, when Arthur, a summer intern from Georgia, and Ben, a native New Yorker, meet it seems like fate, but after three attempts at dating fail they wonder if the universe is pushing them together or apart.

hey kiddoHey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (out 10/9)
The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents.

bridge of clayBridge of Clay by Markus Zusak (out 10/9)
A youth from a family of five brothers who love, fight and reckon with adults in order to survive discovers the poignant secret about their father’s disappearance before seeking redemption by building an extraordinary bridge. By the award-winning author of The Book Thief.

an assassins guideAn Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker (out 10/23)
When her father is executed for being a Catholic, Lady Katherine disguises herself as a male Shakespearean actor as part of a plot to assassinate Elizabeth I and is unknowingly cast opposite a spy for the queen. By the author of the Witch Hunter series.