5 YA New Fall Books to Get Excited About This Season

 

If you love YA books, you won’t want to miss the new YA fall books that are coming out this fall! Your TBR pile just got much bigger. 

If you love YA books, you won't want to miss the new YA fall books that are coming out this fall! Your TBR pile just got much bigger.

This is a guest post written by Caroline from Culture Coverage. 

5 YA New Fall Books to Get Excited About This Season

This year has already offered a slew of amazing YA titles such as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and that trend isn’t slowing down. This season offers some of the best fall books from a variety of genres. You might even need a new tote to carry around all these amazing new books.

Tales of the Peculiar

Ransom Riggs

If you enjoyed Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, then you’ll want to pick up Tales of the Peculiar when it hits bookshelves this fall. Rather than a sequel or prequel, this is more of a companion book to the bestselling novel. It collects all of the stories of the peculiar world and compiles them into a sort of fairy tale collection. It also gives clues as to the location of time loops introduced in the series. Featuring stunning illustrations and annotated by Millard Nullings (Miss Peregrine’s ward), this book is sure to keep people occupied and excited for the movie coming in December 2016. While written for the YA crowd, there are some fairly gruesome and twisted sections. If you’re squeamish, this might be a book to avoid. Otherwise, if you loved the series, you should read this book.

 

The Light Fantastic

Sarah Combs

April 19th is a day that changes the life of multiple people around the country. This happens in small ways for some and huge ways for others. Nonetheless, no one is the same after that day. Not April Donovan who just turns 18 nor Phoebe who starts questioning a cross-country ploy. Combs manages to weave together a single book with multiple narrators and explores a generation of teenagers stifled in shame and isolation. Will they be able to move out of the dark and into the light?

 

Reviewers are already giving The Light Fantastic high praise thanks to its lyrical writing and focus on real-world issues.

If you love YA books, you won't want to miss the new YA fall books that are coming out this fall! Your TBR pile just got much bigger.

When They Fade

Jeyn Roberts

At the time, confiding in an adult about an illicit affair between a teacher and a student seemed like a good idea. However, now Tatum finds herself ostracized by the entire town and branded as a liar. The bullying increases until there’s no longer any safe place for her to go.

 

One night, Tatum picks up a hitchhiker who has an ethereal quality about her. They don’t talk much, but suddenly the hitchhiker turns to Tatum and suddenly tells her: “You’re going to die. It will hurt and you’ll be alone.” After that, the mysterious girl disappears. Troubled by the message and disappearing girl Tatum not only starts a journey to learn more about the hitchhiker but to clear her name as well. The book manages to tackle some pretty serious issues without ever allowing them to weigh down the story too much. When They Fade is perfect for those who enjoyed The Lovely Bones.

 

Interference

Kay Honeyman

Kate Hamilton knows how to get what she wants. She learned it from her father, who is a Congressman in Washington DC. She doesn’t expect things to change for her when her father announces a move to Texas to run a special election. Unfortunately, her old tricks don’t seem to work, and her father’s campaign gets runs into difficulties. Even still, with some spunk, hard work and some smarts, Kate has what it takes to turn the situation around and hopefully get on the good side of star quarterback Hunter Price. Interference offers a little bit of everything from romance to football to scandals.

 

Like a River Glorious

Rae Carson

A sequel to the much acclaimed Walk on Earth a Stranger, Like a River Glorious follows Lee Westfall as she finally reaches her home in California. They embrace her magical powers and even welcome others with the same gifts. However, her uncle hasn’t given up his quest to control Lee and her powers. He manages to kidnap her, but she’s not the same as she was before. Her powers have grown. Gold no longer just speaks to her; it also listens to her commands. The question now is if it is enough to stop her uncle once and for all. It’s a sweeping saga of magic and history as well as a coming-of-age story.

 

If you love YA books, you won't want to miss the new YA fall books that are coming out this fall! Your TBR pile just got much bigger.

 

Are there other books coming out this season that you want to read? Have you gotten to take a look at any of those mentioned above? Tell us in the comments below!

About the Author: Caroline is a freelance entertainment and technology writer. When she’s not messing around with new gadgets, she has her nose in a book or e-reader. Her bookshelves are overflowing with books from just about every genre.

 

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10 Creepy Halloween Quotes from Horror Authors and Poets

If you are looking for creepy Halloween quotes, these Halloween quotes from authors are just the thing to set the mood and are totally whiteboard worthy.

If you are looking for creepy Halloween quotes, these Halloween quotes from authors are just the thing to set the mood and are totally whiteboard worthy.

This time of year, I’m looking forward to Halloween. I love Halloween not just for the holiday, but what it represents. The full beginning of fall, cold weather, and the best holidays of the year (plus, Christmas break is just around the corner!).

When it is cool outside, I love reading horror books. I guess there is something about the turning of the seasons that make reading spooky stories more fun. These creepy Halloween quotes will get you in the mood for cool weather within seconds.

10 Creepy Halloween Quotes from Horror Authors and Poets

If you are looking for creepy Halloween quotes, these Halloween quotes from authors are just the thing to set the mood and are totally whiteboard worthy.

“Death twitches my ear;
‘Live,’ he says…
‘I’m coming.”
― Virgil

 

“The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins.
It always wins because it is everywhere.
It is in the wood that burns in your hearth, and in the kettle on the fire; it is under your chair and under your table and under the sheets on your bed. Walk in the midday sun, and the dark is with you, attached to the soles of your feet.
The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.”
― Matthew Woodring Stover

 

“Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.”
― Cormac McCarthy

 

“I’ll tell you now. That silence almost beat me. It’s the silence that scares me. It’s the blank page on which I can write my own fears. The spirits of the dead have nothing on it. The dead one tried to show me hell, but it was a pale imitation of the horror I can paint on the darkness in a quiet moment.”
― Mark Lawrence

 

“He stepped fully into the house. The air inside was cool on his skin. He turned, expecting the front door to close on its own. But it stayed open, as it was supposed to. He shook his head, chiding himself for letting an old house spook him. He walked into the kitchen. Behind him, the front door slammed shut.”
― Robert Liparulo

 

“The Devil pulls the strings which make us dance;
We find delight in the most loathsome things;
Some furtherance of Hell each new day brings,
And yet we feel no horror in that rank advance.”
― Charles Baudelaire

 

“Here is a list of terrible things,
The jaws of sharks, a vultures wings
The rabid bite of the dogs of war,
The voice of one who went before,
But most of all the mirror’s gaze,
Which counts us out our numbered days.”
― Clive Barker

 

‘Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world. – William Shakespeare

 

“The shortest horror story:

The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock on the door.”
― Frederic Brown

 

“Horror is the removal of masks.”
― Robert Bloch

If you are looking for creepy Halloween quotes, these Halloween quotes from authors are just the thing to set the mood and are totally whiteboard worthy.

What are your favorite creepy Halloween quotes?

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DIY Harry Potter Costumes (that have nothing to do with school uniforms)

Harry Potter remains one of the most popular costume sets for Halloween costumes. I fully support this choice. But sometimes, the school uniforms are just a bit boring. Never fear, you can support your love of the Harry Potter universe with these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school uniforms.

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

10 DIY Harry Potter Costumes (that have nothing to do with school uniforms)

You’ll love these alternative DIY Harry Potter costumes!

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

Rita Skeeter

I wish Rita was in every book. In all honesty, Rita is one of my favorite characters. It never bothered me that she made wild accusations, but I suppose, in the end, she wasn’t the best person ever. Perfect for a costume!

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

Molly Weasly

If you look as much like Molly as this woman does, wear this costume and have done with it.

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

Narcissa Malfoy

If you want to be one of the coolest and most aloof dark witches, Narcisia is for you.

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

Mandrake

I love this costume idea for a baby. But you could also be an adult mandrake, if you wanted.

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

Nearly Headless Nick and the Grey Lady

These ghostly costumes are quite elaborate. But I bet you could be recognized with a little less effort.

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

Buckbeak

Dress up like a mythical creature! I’m going to this year. 🙂

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

The Snitch

Everyone will want to catch you if you dress up like this, so watch out.

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

Harry’s Patronus

You don’t have to dress as Harry’s patronus, but if you do, definitely use this as your inspiration.

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

Dobby

Dress as Dobby for instant fame and if you are currently running low on socks.

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

The Book

Sometimes dressing up as the literal Harry Potter book is the right choice. Pick your favorite, and create!

Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

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Want to dress for Halloween in the Harry Potter Universe? Of course you do! Wear these DIY Harry Potter costumes that have nothing to do with school.

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12 JK Rowling Quotes That Aren’t From Harry Potter

If you love JK Rowling, you've read hundreds of quotes from Harry Potter. Today, read these JK Rowling quotes that have nothing to do with Harry Potter.
Photo Credit: Daniel Ogren

If you love JK Rowling, you’ve read hundreds of quotes from Harry Potter. Today, read these JK Rowling quotes that have nothing to do with Harry Potter.I like to collect quotes from authors and quotes from my favorite books. I’ve shared many of my favorite quotes here. But even though I’ve shared quotes from Harry Potter before, I’ve never shared any JK Rowling quotes from non-Harry Potter sources.

 

Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite JK Rowling quotes with you. 

 

12 JK Rowling Quotes That Aren’t From Harry Potter

If you love JK Rowling, you've read hundreds of quotes from Harry Potter. Today, read these JK Rowling quotes that have nothing to do with Harry Potter.
Photo Credit: Daniel Ogren

“Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone’s total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.”

 

“You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”

 

“Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.”

 

“I think the willfully unimaginative see more monsters. They are often more afraid.”

 

“The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive.”

 

“Those who choose not to empathize enable real monsters. For without ever committing an act of outright evil ourselves, we collude with it, through our own apathy.”

 

“As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”

 

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all—in which case, you fail by default.”

 

“My favorite literary heroine is Jo March. It is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called Jo, who had a hot temper and a burning ambition to be a writer.”

 

“Whatever money you might have, self-worth really lies in finding out what you do best.”

 

“If it’s a good book, anyone will read it. I’m totally unashamed about still reading things I loved in my childhood.”

 

“Those who write for children, or at least those who write best for children, are not childlike or immature, but they do remember with sometimes painful intensity both what it was to be small and confused and how wonderful was that fierce joy in the moment that can become so elusive in later life.”

If you love JK Rowling, you've read hundreds of quotes from Harry Potter. Today, read these JK Rowling quotes that have nothing to do with Harry Potter.
Photo Credit: Stephen Montgomery

What are your favorite JK Rowling quotes?

 

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