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Fall Book Recommendations

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It is officially fall! Hooray! Personally, I love autumnal weather, but I digress because today I will be recommending books that you can cuddle up with a fuzzy blanket, a hot cup of cider, and a crackling digital fire (unless you are lucky enough to have a real one).

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I just have to say, if you are like me and need to have the sequel ASAP when you finish, maybe wait to read this one. However, that will probably be difficult for you to wait to read because it sounds so good! This is a dual perspective fantasy first following Koffi. She’s indentured to the Night Zoo, where she looks after magical and dangerous creatures as she attempts to pay back the debt of her family. The other is Ekon, he is destined to become an elite warrior to uphold the family legacy. During the last trial, he is faced with a

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fire and the monster in his nightmares Koffi saves him with a mysterious power even though magic doesn’t exist in the broken city. They decide to hunt down this creature each for their own secret motives, Koffi is in trouble and both are unsure if they are hunting or being hunted. Dun dun dun!  The plot thickens. 

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Seventeen-year-old Fable cannot trust anyone. Her father, the most infamous trader on the seas, abandoned her after her mother’s death on an island brimming with thieves. She must utilize the skills her mother taught her to escape the island and demand her rightful place on her father’s crew. Fable enlists the help of another trader, West, to help her find her father. However, her father’s enterprise has grown in size as well as danger and the waters of the Narrows are unrelenting as ever. Fable soon discovers that

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West isn’t the person he seems to be as they fight to survive. 

Is it just me or does this book scream “read me in the fall!”? Not just me? This is a book I’ve been longing to read and now is the perfect time for me to check it out of the library!

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This is a book I have read that gave me major autumnal vibes, not to mention it’s a great book!

The wildwood is dangerous. Enna knows the mystings that roam the forest near her home, but when one tries to steal her enchanted stone, she fights back. Maekallus’ help requires payment in the form of a kiss, a kiss so powerful it can steal her soul. As a mysting himself, being tied to the mortal realm eats him alive. Enna’s voluntary kiss is his only lifeline but

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her certain doom. Maekallus begins to feel for the first time when Enna’s small sacrifice gives him part of her soul. If left too long, he will be consumed completely and take Enna’s soul with him. A race against time full of tricks, truces, and magic encapsulates this captivating book. Who will die? Will Enna’s plan prevail or will the underworld brandish her soul as a souvenir of her naïve actions? 

The Will and the Wilds is a fast read that makes you hold your breath until the last page. It is atmospheric and chilling, perfect for fall!

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Like many of the books on this list, this is a novel on my TBR. Now if you don’t like a little romance, move along. 

Birdie and Daniel are two teenagers who work the night shift at a local hotel. Birdie surrounds her little secluded life with mystery books as an escape from her strict grandparents and isolation. She takes the hotel job to grow into the person she wants to be and meets Daniel, the van driver for the night shift. He

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shares her love for intrigue and to their astonishment, a mystery begins to unfold in the wee hours of the morning.  A reclusive author, never spotted before, might be meeting with someone at their hotel. In order to find out more, Birdie will have to venture out of her shell to solve the mystery. But is the mystery with the author or actually with the charming driver?

This sounds like a perfect fall romance, even if it does take place in the summer.

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In 2020, Josie De Clare has just lost her father and gone through a teen-life crisis, delaying her plans for university. When she learns of a family-owned home in Northern England, Josie leaves London to get a grasp on her new life. However, she finds love letters, dating back to hundreds of years earlier, where she’s the heroine. 

In 1820, novelist Elias Roch is the prodigal son of a nobleman and in love with a woman he is forbidden

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to be with. Cast out from society, he seeks refuge in his own imagination where he can create a heroine who is all that he wants. But when fiction and reality collide, smudging the lines between, Josie and Elias must fight against the time between them to find their place in the story. 

I’m intrigued by this book. I wonder how this will work out? It seems to blend romance, historical fiction, and fantasy together, and I’m excited to find out how they work together. 

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Beatrice Hartley had everything, and then her boyfriend’s death changed everything. A year after she graduated, Beatrice ventures back to her hometown in search of answers about her boyfriend’s death. As a night with her former five best friends stretches out, Beatrice comes to realize that she might never know how he died. Then a mysterious man knocks on the

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door saying that time for them is stuck and the only way to fix it is if the former friends make difficult decisions. Now, Beatrice only has one more opportunity to uncover the truth and possibly to live. 

This book sounds erie, spooky, and filled with mystery perfect for an atmospheric fall read!

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This book follows three different perspectives, Zoey, Val, and Marion. Zoey is the daughter of a police chief. She is a vivacious, spunky girl who is treading through grief and dreaming about vanished girls. Val is queen bee. She has the beauty, the money, and the influence but has a lot going on internally. Her heart carries secrets but her mouth spews lies. Finally we have Marion, an introspective girl who is grieving the loss

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of her father and desperate for love as she moves to a new island called Sawkill Rock. However, the island is hiding its own secrets as girls vanish, possibly by the clutches of the monster that dwells on the island. No one has dared to fight this evil… until now. 

This book sounds so erie and mysterious. I feel like I can see the fog seeping out from its pages. Although, whatever you do, do not play creepy music while I read this because I am a big scaredy cat. 

Thus concludes my recommendations, happy (or should I say spooky) reading!

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About the Contributor
Tessa Macklin, Editor
Tessa is a senior this year and is an enthusiastic member of the band program at Sentinel. She plays the flute, and she also enjoys reading books for fun throughout the year.