11 new YA book releases to kick off your spooky season right this October

Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf by Hayley Krischer. Image courtesy Penguin Random House
Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf by Hayley Krischer. Image courtesy Penguin Random House /
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Lightbringer – Claire Legrand

The highly anticipated conclusion to Claire Legrand’s Empirium Trilogy arrives this month and will bring this exciting story of two women, whose lives are separated by a thousand year, to a close.

Rielle and Eliana are connected by a strange prophecy, which promises a foretold Blood Queen and Sun Queen, two avatars of salvation and destruction, The story has everything from magic and forbidden love to assassins and time travel, and its fast paced plot and rapid fire twists will keep every reader on their toes.

It’s difficult to talk about this final installment without giving anything away, but suffice it to say that the pieces are all in place for an exhilarating and thrilling conclusion.

The official synopsis describes the story in a bit more detail.

"Queen Rielle, pushed away from everything she loves, turns to Corien and his promises of glory. Meanwhile, whispers from the empirium slowly drive her mad, urging her to open the Gate. Separated from Audric and Ludivine, she embraces the role of Blood Queen and her place by Corien’s side, determined to become the monster the world believes her to be. In the future, Eliana arrives in the Empire’s capital as a broken shell of herself. Betrayed and abandoned, she fights to keep her power at bay—and away from Corien, who will stop at nothing to travel back in time to Rielle, even if that means destroying her daughter. But when the mysterious Prophet reveals themselves at last, everything changes, giving Rielle and Eliana a second chance for salvation—or the destruction their world has been dreading."

LIghtbringer is available on October 13.