Young-adult books by Fiona Paul, Eric Greitens and others this fall
YA promises diversity with historical fiction, paranormal romance, murder mysteries and thrillers.
The Raven Boys
By Maggie StiefvaterScholastic, 416 pp.: $18.99, for ages 13 and up
The kickoff to “The Raven Cycle,” a new four-book series from the “Shiver” trilogy author, is a supernatural mystery about prep school boys and a psychic’s daughter.
By Libba BrayLittle, Brown, 608 pp.: $19.99, for ages 15 and up
In this paranormal, historical thriller, a young woman moves to New York during the roaring ‘20s, only to find herself embroiled in an occult-related murder mystery.
The Edge of Nowhere
By Elizabeth GeorgeViking, 448 pp.: $18.99, for ages 12 and up
Bestselling novelist Elizabeth George makes her young-adult debut with a coming of age story about a teenage girl who hears other people’s thoughts.
By Fiona PaulPhilomel, 448 pp.: $17.99, for ages 14 and up
Set in Renaissance Venice, a young woman stumbles upon a murdered body and is drawn into a world of secret societies, courtesans and killers.
Confessions of a Murder Suspect
By James Patterson and Maxine PaetroLittle, Brown, 384 pp.: $19.99, for ages 12 and up
Patterson applies his thriller template to the young adult genre with a new series about a teenage girl who becomes the prime suspect in her wealthy parents’ murder.
By Jeanne RyanDial, 304 pp.: $17.99, for ages 14 and up
A teenage girl joins an anonymous game of dares that is broadcast live online. Paired with a boy and urged to perform riskier dares with higher stakes, she eventually learns her life is on the line.
By Jessica KhouryRazorbill, 372 pp.: $17.99, for ages 12 and up
A young woman, who was created to be a new breed of immortal, escapes from a secret lab deep in the Amazonian rain forest and discovers the truth about her origins.
By Francine ProseHarperTeen, 256 pp.: $17.99, for ages 13 and up
A modern retelling of “The Turn of the Screw” for teens, a young man spends the summer on a private island far from civilization and its technological amenities.
Carnival of Souls
By Melissa MarrHarperCollins, 320 pp.: $17.99, for ages 13 and up
Billed as “Game of Thrones” for teens, the new series from the “Wicked Lovely” author follows a boy and girl who are forced into battle for a chance to join the ruling elite.
The Warrior’s Heart
By Eric GreitensHoughton Mifflin, 288 pp.: $16.99, for ages 12 and up
In this YA adaptation of “The Heart and the First,” Greitens weaves his personal experience as a Navy SEAL with second-person narratives about serving with one of the most elite military outfits in the world.
By Miranda KenneallySourcebooks Fire, 256 pp.: $8.99, for ages 13 and up
A troubled teen gets caught up in a student-teacher romance.
The Other Normals
By Ned VizziniBalzer + Bray, 400 pp.: $17.99, for ages 13 and up
A 15-year-old boy obsessed with a role-playing game gets sent by his parents to a summer camp where he’s forced to interact with “normal” kids in the real world.
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