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13 Not-So-Spooky YA Reads for Fall 🍂

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Happy fall season, YA readers! Every year, I compile a list of 13 not-so-spooky reads for my newsletter. This year, I'm sharing with everyone! So, grab a cozy blanket and take a look at these books-- forests, witches, bonfires, fairy tales, pumpkins, dark academia, and more await!

One of my all-time favorites! It has wizards, witches, and whimsy. (Check out the new UK covers on my photo above, total fangirl moment for me!)

I love all of Holly Black's work that I've read so far! A forest on the edge of town, stories of monsters and fae, and a glass coffin.

I found this one haunting and atmospheric. Bonfires, witches, and a friend that may or may not be truly gone.

FREE! Magic, powerful blood, demons and Nephilim, romance.

For all you Hocus Pocus lovers! I had no idea this book existed until I started researching this list.

Special edition with paper pop outs and art! Witches and wizards, a whomping willow, family secrets, and paranormal creatures.

On my TBR. The cover is so cool. Dark academia. Sounds atmospheric.

FREE! This one is mine. It reads younger YA, so it's a cute, cozy read you can share with your kids, nieces/nephews, puppy. A meddling teen witch, a seer, a nymph, and a coffee shop.

Another of my all-time favorites! A dark and stormy night, witches, a cozy attic bedroom with a dog to warm your feet.

Faeries, fated mates, and Irish lore. An anti-hero MC that has some dark power rising inside her, and maybe a little bit of possession to spice it up. Takes place in October. (New Adult)

One of the most recommended in this year's Pumpkin Book Challenge. Ghosts, fall festivals, The Erlking.

On my TBR! Cozy fall vibes. Plus fae. I'm in.

Alice in Wonderland fans in the house? Madness, dark fae, goth vibes, magic.


This article was written by E.V. Everest.

E.V. Everest is a YA fantasy and sci-fi author, best known for her Shadows & Starlight series. Check out more of her work by clicking any of the book covers below.

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