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MP! Exclusive: Here’s an extract from EVERY YA release coming out in the UK this OCTOBER!

So many books, so little time!


Woah! We have SO many words for you today, booksworms. Over 24 YA books are due out this month and we’ve got some sneaky samplers to tease you with. Stuck on what to read first? Hopefully these first chapter PDFs will help you decide.

To read an extract just click the fancy button below the cover. Once you’re done, make sure you tweet us your thoughts at @MaximumPopBooks. Happy reading.

TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Elites of Eden’ (Simon & Schuster UK)
BOOK IN SERIES: Book 2
AUTHOR: Joey Graceffa
THEMES: Dystopian, Sci-Fi
BUY IT: Amazon

Let’s start off with a pop culture must, shall we?! ‘Elites Of Eden’ is the second book from YouTuber Joey Graceffa’s incredible ‘Eden’ series. The story follows two girls who share one fate. Yarrow is rich, regal and destined for greatness, while Rowan has been running all her life as an illegal second child. It’s a gripping read and you’ll be hooked from start to finish.

TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Magnus Chase And The Ship Of The Dead’ (Puffin)
BOOK IN THE SERIES: Book 3
AUTHOR: Rick Riordan
THEMES: Fantasy
BUY IT: Amazon

Calling all Percy Jackson fans! ‘Magnus Chase And The Ship Of The Dead’ is the third book in Rick Riordan’s ‘Magnus Chase’ series and it’s full of epic battles, heroic characters and good vs evil.

TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘JoJo’s Guide To The Sweet Life’ (Amulet Books)
AUTHOR: JoJo Siwa
THEMES: Biography
BUY IT: Amazon

Fans of ‘Dance Mom’ will already recognise JoJo Siwa. ‘JoJo’s Guide To The Sweet Life’ gives you a sneak peek into JoJo’s life with personal anecdotes and diary-like entries. The cover will also make your bookstagram account heaps more colourful. It’s a win-win.

TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Before The Devil Breaks You’ (Atom)
BOOK IN SERIES: Book 3
AUTHOR: Libba Bray
THEMES: Fantasy
BUY IT: Amazon

The third instalment of Libba Bray’s ‘Diviners’ series is here and it will blow your mind. The Diviners are more determined than ever to discover the mystery behind their extraordinary powers. Will they discover the truth or will an all-new terror stop them dead in their tracks? Dun, dun dun! You’ll want to start reading this one immediately.

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘It Only Happens In The Movies’ (Usborne)
AUTHOR: Holly Bourne
THEMES: Movies, Romance, Feminism
BUY IT: Amazon

Popcorn? Boys? Movies? Oh my! Holly Bourne’s latest book ‘It Only Happens In The Movies’ debunks rom-com clichés with a love story that’s full of pain, heartbreak and awkward moments. Audrey didn’t expect to fall in love with Harry. But when she does her life becomes a rollercoaster – one that she’s not too sure whether she wants to be on. You can find out more about the book by clicking here.

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Not Yet Dark’ (Atom)
AUTHOR: Simon P. Clark
THEMES: Supernatural, Friendship
BUY IT: Amazon

Things are getting spooky. In Simon P. Clark’s latest read, Philippa and Danny find themselves tangled in something that will change their lives forever. The friends witness a mysterious society try and summon Death and are now being haunted. Yep, it’s as scary as it sounds.

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘A Shiver Of Snow and Sky’ (Scholastic)
AUTHOR: Lisa Lueddecke
THEMES: Fantasy
BUY IT: Amazon

Lisa Lueddecke’s new book offers another jaw-dropping mystery. Strange things happen on the frozen island of Skane. The sky shines all sorts of colours – green means all is well, red implies there’s danger coming. Osa finds herself in the middle of it all and is on a mission to save the island. Will she be able to do it? Continue reading to find out.

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Satellite’ (Hodder Children’s Books)
AUTHOR: Nick Lake
THEMES: Sci-fi, Space, Loss
BUY IT: Amazon

If you like things that are out-of-this-world then you’ll love Nick Lane’s new book. ‘Satellite’ follows Leo’s first ever journey to Earth. It’s a spacey, fast-paced thriller and will throw you through loophole after loophole.

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Rock War: Crash Landing’ (Hodder Children’s Books)
BOOK IN SERIES: Book 4
AUTHOR: Robert Muchamore
THEMES: Music
BUY IT: Amazon

Back with the final instalment of ‘Rock War’, Robert Muchamore’s latest read ‘Rock War: Crash Landing’ sees Jay, Summer and Dylan embark on a bumpy journey of fame and fortune. Obviously it’s a must for all ‘Rock War’ fans. We’d also recommend the series to music lovers, in general. Get on it fangirls and fanboys.

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Zom-B Goddess’ (Simon & Schuster Children’s UK)
BOOK IN SERIES: Book 12
AUTHOR: Darren Shan
THEMES: Zombies
BUY IT: Amazon

Darren Shan’s fantastic ‘Zom-B Goddess’ comes out in paperback this month. It’s the last book in Darren’s ‘Zom-B’ series but that doesn’t mean all things are happy and well. A confused B is heading into battle and there are plenty of horrors to come.

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer 20 Years of Slaying: The Authorized Watchers Guide’ (Simon & Schuster Children’s UK)
AUTHOR: Christopher Golden
THEMES: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
BUY IT: Amazon

‘Buffy 20 Years Of Slaying’ is the perfect gift for all Slayer obsessives. The book recalls how ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ has played a key role in shaping entire generations. There’s facts and snippets from the series, as well as never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew.

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘The Amateurs: Follow Me’ (Hot Key Books)
BOOK IN SERIES: Book 2
AUTHOR: Sara Shepard
THEMES: Crime, Teens
BUY IT: Amazon

The author of Pretty Little Liars is back. ‘The Amateurs: Follow Me’ is the second book in Sara Shepard stellar series and once again we’re sucked into the whirlwind of crime, mystery and suspense. It’s super eerie and you won’t be able to put it down.

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘My Side Diamond’ (Hot Key Books)
AUTHOR: Sally Gardner
THEMES: Sci-fi
BUY IT: Amazon

‘My Side Diamond’ is another eerie read. Becky has gone missing and the hunt is on to find out what really happened to her. Does her BFF Jazmin have something to do with it? Or maybe the swoon-worthy Icarus is responsible? Answers are needed ASAP.

TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ (Penguin Random House Children’s)
AUTHOR: John Green
THEMES: Friendship, High-School, Mental Health
BUY IT: Amazon

It’s the one you’ve all been waiting for. ‘Turtles All The Way Down’ by John Green is out this month and if you haven’t already bought a copy, you need to immediately. The story introduces you to 16 year-old Aza and her experiences with OCD. It’s thought-provoking, emotional and is the best book you’ll read all year – that’s right, we’re calling it.

TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘All The Crooked Saints’ (Scholastic)
AUTHOR: Maggie Stiefvater
THEMES: Fantasy
BUY IT: Amazon

Dark saints? Check. Forbidden love? Check. Scientific dreams? Check. ‘All The Crooked Saints’  is a fantasy book like no other and you’ll quickly fall in love with the Soria family and their unusual miracles.

TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘The Nowhere Girls’ (Atom)
AUTHOR: Amy Reed
THEMES: Sexual Assault, Courage, Friendship
BUY IT: Amazon

‘The No Where Girls’ sees Grace, Rosina and Erin all come together to avenge the rape of a girl they’ve never met. It’s emotional, powerful and one of the most important book in this month’s round up.

SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Grave Matter’ (Barrington Stoke)
AUTHOR: Juno Dawson
ILLUSTRATOR: Alex T. Smith
THEMES: Loss, Love, Mystery
BUY IT: Amazon

Juno Dawson and Alex T. Smith have teamed up for an amazing new novella called ‘Grave Matter’. The story follows the life of Samuel. He’s struck with grief following the death of his love Eliza. In an attempt to see her again he ventures into the strange world of Hoodoo. It’s all’s not all what it seems though – especially when Samuel makes a pact with powers he can’t comprehend or control.

THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Shadowblack’ (Hot Key Books)
BOOK IN SERIES: Book 2
AUTHOR: Sebastien De Castell
THEMES: Magic, Murder
BUY IT: Amazon

Penned by Sebastien De Castell, ‘Shadowblack’ is the second book in the epic ‘Spellslinger’ series. Kellen is running from his own people. He believes sorcery is a scam. Now, he’s an outlaw and finds himself caught up in a conspiracy of magic, blackmail and murder.

THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ’36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You’ (Hot Key Books)
AUTHOR: Vicki Grant
THEMES: Romance
BUY IT: Amazon

Love is in the air. Or is it? ‘36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You’ sees two random strangers take part in a scientific study. The study is trying to work out whether love can be engineered. Will Hildy and Paul fall in love with each other after answering 36 questions? Maybe. Maybe not.

THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER

BOOK: Monster
AUTHOR: Michael Grant
THEMES: Superheroes
BUY IT: Amazon

Regular readers would have already spotted Michael Grant’s upcoming read, ‘Monster’ featured on the site. The book is the follow-up to the amazing ‘Gone’ series and follows Shade Darby as she discovers a piece of the original meteor and begins to mutate. There are loads of brand new characters that you’ll quickly fall in love with. Plus a few appearances from familiar faces.

THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One’ (Penguin Random House Children’s)
AUTHOR: Philip Pullman
THEMES: Fantasy
BUY IT: Amazon

‘The Book of Dust’ follows the story of 11-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta. It’s one of the most exciting releases of the year and is an essential for all Philip Pullman fans.

THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘The Treatment’ (HQ Young Adult)
AUTHOR: C.L. Taylor
THEMES: Thriller, Mystery
BUY IT: Amazon

If you fancy snuggling up with a gripping thriller this month then C.L. Taylor’s debut novel, ‘The Treatment’ is a must. It’s dark, twisted and will keep on the edge of your seat. 16 year-old Drew Finch is on a mission to save her brother, Mason. He’s been expelled from school for the third time and being shipped to a residential reform academy. Drew’s almost relieved to have a little peace and quiet at home. That’s until she’s followed home by Dr Cobey who reveals the sinister ‘treatment’ that happens in the reform academy. Will Drew be able to save her brother?

THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘The Hanging Girl’ (Hot Key Books)
AUTHOR: Eileen Cook
THEMES: Murder, Crime
BUY IT: Amazon

‘The Hanging Girl’ is a terrifying tale of two girls’ horrifying destiny. Skye’s mother thinks she can see the future and the teen uses this to her advantage to make money. It’s all fun and games until the local major’s daughter, Paige, goes missing and Syke is the prime suspect.

TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER

BOOK: ‘Otherworld’ (Oneworld Publications)
AUTHOR: Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
THEMES: Tech
BUY IT: Amazon

One of the most tech-savvy reads this month is ‘Otherworld’ by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. Star of ‘How I Met Your Mother’, Jason’s book will transport you to a whole new world. Think of it as real-life 2.0. Find out more about ‘Otherworld’ here.

What release do you like the sound of? Will you be rushing out to buy it as soon as it comes out? Let us know by leaving a comment below. 

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Written by Emma Matthews

Emma is a freelance journalist at MP.

When she’s not writing articles for Maximum Pop!, you’ll find her attending gigs, geeking out over the latest beauty products and reading feminist literature. Hermione is her favourite Harry Potter character - obviously.

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