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Released on October 20 via Saint-Martin press (Macmillian)

Photograph, 256 pages
A team of husband and wife photographers put young black beauty at the forefront in this powerful collection of photos and essays featuring gorgeous natural curls, intricate braids and more, which shatter conventional black beauty standards for the children.

Fantastic, 448 pages

Would you choose to live forever if you were also forgotten by everyone you meet? Addie LaRue made this deal in 1714, but her world changed when almost 300 years later, she met a man who remembered her.

The rights to a feature film based on the novel have just been acquired by Studio eOne and will be produced by Gerard Butler’s G-Base company. Schwab writes the script.

Released on October 6 via Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster)
Romance, 336 pages

Already looking forward to the holiday season? Then let Christine Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Singles, takes you there a few months earlier. On holiday follows Maelyn Jones like her groundhog dayis itself to true love.

Magic lessons by Alice Hoffman
Released on October 6 via Simon & Schuster
Fantasy, 416 pages

Alice Hoffman fans, rejoice! The author is back with another story about the magical and amazing Owens family, seen in Practical magic and The rules of magic. So where does this story fit in on the show? It’s technically a prequel to both.
Magic lessons is marked as Practice Magic # 0.5 on Goodreads.

Charming as a verb by Ben Philippe
Released on October 13 via Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
YA Romantic comedy, 336 pages

Unpopular Corinne Troy discovers a secret about her charming popular classmate Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger, so she blackmails him to help him change his image at their school in New York, EXIT. But as the saying goes, opposites attract.

October 13 via Atria Books (Simon & Schuster)
Thriller, 368 pages

# 1 New York Times bestselling author of Then she was gone is back with another gripping novel. In Invisible girl, the lives of a group of strangers intersect in the wake of a missing young woman.

Released on October 13 via Orbit (Hachette Book Group)
Fantastic, 528 pages

Three sisters live in the late 1800s and witches do not exist. Well, they did in the past, but “the fires” wiped them out. Now after joining a women’s movement, James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth and Beatrice Belladonna could bring back the magic.

The silence by Don DeLillo
Released on October 20 via Scribner (Simon & Schuster)
Fiction, 128 pages

Completed just a few weeks for the onset of COVID-19 and quarantine, The silence tells the story of five people gathered for dinner on Super Bowl Sunday in 2022 when a tragic event occurs.

Good night beauty by Aimée Molloy
Released October 13 via Harper (Harper Collins)
Thriller, 320 pages

Annie spends most of her time alone in her upstate New York home while her husband Sam looks after clients in the downstairs office. But every word of Sam’s sessions – he’s a therapist – travels through the vents and can be heard upstairs. Then suddenly, Sam disappears.

Swamp Thing: Twin Branches by Maggie Stiefvater
Released October 13 via DC Comics
Graphic novel YA, 208 pages

With illustrations by Morgan Beem, this story ffollows social outcast teenager Alec Holland as he navigates his last summer before college, wishing to be seen and accepted by his peers and, more importantly, by his popular twin brother, Walker.

BuzzFeed Deputy Director Lara Parker candidly shares the challenges she faces in her daily life when dealing with the chronic pain of endometriosis.

Leave the world behind by Ruman Alam
Released October 6 via Ecco (HarperCollins)
Literary fiction, 256 pages

A white family is on vacation in the Hamptons and has to work with the black family who own the vacation home because something strange in the End of the World is going on.

Released October 20 via William Morrow (HarperCollins)
Horror comedy, 608 pages

Centered on a cursed New England girls’ boarding school, this novel deals with queer love, murder and scandal.


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