October has been a fantastic month for Young Adult books—and not for the sort you might expect. Despite this being the month of Halloween, many of these books are anything but scary.
From hilarious romance in Lauren Morrill’s My Unscripted Life to thrilling historical fantasy in Destiny Sora’s Iron Cast, there’s not much to be afraid of in Paste’s top picks for the best YA books of October.
Well, except for disappearing villagers, dead girls washing up on beaches, witches, missing girlfriends…Okay, maybe this month does offer a mix of sweet and scary reads.
Enjoy, and choose wisely.