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5 New teen fiction books to get your student in that fall feeling

5 New teen fiction books to get your student in that fall feeling

If you're an avid reader, you know there's nothing like curling up with a good book, a blanket, and a cup of tea on a crisp fall day. We've checked with Brightly, whose tagline "Raise Kids Who Love to Read" aligns with LearningRx's mission to help kids, teens and adults live up to their fullest potential.

Check out some of these new and upcoming releases to inspire your teen reader to get in the mood for fall. (It's worth noting that these books are consider Young Adult, a category of fiction written for 12- to 18-year-olds. Common themes include friendship, first love, relationships, and identity, although these fall themes may include more controversial topics, such as vampires, murder mysteries, and mental health.)

1. "The Girls Are Never Gone" by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Release date: September 7, 2021

Summary from Brightly: From the author of the Reign of the Fallen series comes a story that will haunt readers from beginning to end. Thirty years ago, a girl died at Arrington Estate, and Dare Chase wants to know what happened. As more and more mysterious events occur, Dare realizes that there’s more to the house than meets the eye—and some of them are deadly.

2. "Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain

Release date: September 7, 2021

Summary from Brightly: Get ready for the supernatural tale of the season! Grey spends every summer in the small southern town of La Cachette, Louisiana. Six months ago, her best friend Elora disappeared, and now, Grey is determined to find out what happened. But the more she investigates, the more she learns that everyone in town is hiding something, even members of her own family. Can Grey solve the mystery, or will she become the next victim?

3. "As Good As Dead" by Holly Jackson

Release date: September 28, 2021

Summary from Brightly: Holly Jackson is back with the final installment of the instant New York Times bestselling series, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder! Pip is no stranger to receiving threats — it’s just part of being a true-crime podcaster. But when the threats get personal, Pip can’t help noticing a mysterious stranger following her. Will this investigation be her last? Compelling and addictive, this finale will keep you glued to the page.

4. "Beasts of Prey" by Ayana Gray

Release date: September 28, 2021

Summary from Brightly: Calling all fantasy lovers! If you’re looking for a new book full of magic and adventure, don’t miss this buzz-worthy YA fantasy novel. Reluctant allies Ekon and Koffi march headfirst into the mystical jungle to hunt down the monster destroying their city. Overflowing with Pan-African nods, author Ayana Gray pays tribute to both African mythology and Black History in this first-in-a-series debut.

5. "The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The Lost Stories Collection"

Release date: November 2, 2021

Summary from Brightly: Attention Potterheads: here comes the third book of the New York Times bestselling series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel! Follow the legendary alchemist who created the Sorcerer's Stone in the Harry Potter series as he travels the world and learns the secret to his immortality. Along the way, he meets up with familiar names in history like Edgar Allan Poe, Billy the Kid, and even Niccolò Machiavelli.