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Dark Academia Books for Your Fall Reading TBR!

Attention, readers! School is now in session. Join Penguin Teen for a week of dark academia reads, where secrets and sinister things roam the halls. From magical libraries to paranormal boarding schools, scroll down for the perfect list of supernatural dark academia books for your fall reading TBR!

Calling all witches! Only the very best of you stand a chance at the Brockton Scholarship. Join Shay Johnson at T.K. Anderson Magical Magnet School, where magic lurks in every corner and auditions for this year’s musical will be held down the hall shortly! But beware: not all is as it seems here at T.K. Anderson Magical Magnet School.

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Alice’s high school experience has not gone as expected. In the year following her sister Claire’s murder, she’s being forced to face her sister’s killer and a courtroom full of people who doubt what she saw in the corn maze a year prior.

Only, on the first day of the murder trial, Alice knocked out. When she wakes up, it is Halloween night a year earlier, the same day Claire was murdered. Alice has until midnight to save her sister and find the real killer before he claims another victim.

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Welcome, welcome to St. Vladimir’s! Be watchful, though. Strigoi–evil, undead vampires–lurk just outside the gates of this paranormal boarding school, and you’ll need to have your wits about you if you’re going to train in the ranks of dhampir guardians.

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High school is hard enough without seeing dead people everywhere. Grab your backpack and prepare to step into St. Clair High School, where life as a medium sends Jake Livingston into the dangerous underworld of the dead and high school becomes a different kind of survival game—one Jake is not sure he can win.

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We hope you’re ready to study, because the world is dangerous for peculiars everywhere! But don’t worry, Miss Peregrine’s Museum of Wonders is sure to provide you with everything you need to know.

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Need a break from the dark and mysterious hallways? Step onto the beaches of Whisper Cove and prepare to train with the notorious Willa Culver in a theatre training program you will never forget (or…leave).

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One thing is for sure when stepping into a world of witches and magic: you had better be ready to master your craft if you want to survive. Get ready to put yours to the test in Coven, a must-read witchy graphic novel!

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