'A Very Large Expanse Of Sea' By Tahereh Mafi & 15 New YA Books To Know In October 2018

Everyone knows fall is the perfect time for reading at your favorite coffee shop with your pumpkin spice latte setting the mood. These picks for the best YA books of October will be your perfect companions. Yes, there are some chilling stories to match with your Halloween anticipation, but there are also rom-coms, adventures, fantasies, fairy tales, and so much more.

Let's talk sequels: Laini Taylor is bringing readers back to the Weep for Muse of Nightmares, the sequel to her unique fantasy Strange the Dreamer. Mackenzi Lee focuses on a different member of the Montague family in The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. Now's the time to pick up the first book in both series so you can be in on the buzz.

October is also full of big YA names: Lauren Oliver, Megan Shepherd, Anna-Marie McLemore, Adam Silvera, and Becky Albertalli—and those last two are co-writing the highly-anticipated LGBTQ romance you're going to need, What If It's Us? (And it's not the only one this month, ahem, It's Kind of an Epic Love Story.)

So circle these dates on your day planner and grab your favorite hot beverage to settle in for some lazy days of fall reading.