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October 29, 2012

BOOk Pumpkins! 2012 edition

Kate Hart
Sweetly pumpkin zombies vs unicorns pumpkin the replacement pumpkin

Last year was the year of "Dark and Scary YA," and to celebrate, I made a bunch of jack o'lantern patterns based on book covers. This year has been a little less contentious, but we're doing another contest at YA Highway-- plus they're fun! So here are this year's patterns: for giving your porch that extra-special touch of pearl-clutching, "won't somebody think of the children?!?" Halloween style.

unspoken pumpkin clockwork angel pumpkin raven boys pumpkin




Petrifying Paranormal
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The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff; The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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Sweetly by Jackson Pearce; Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

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Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare; Touched by Corrine Jackson


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Zombies Vs Unicorns by Holly Black et. al., The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton; The Archived by Victoria Schwab

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The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller; The Diviners by Libba Bray


Damned Dystopian
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Surrender by Elana Johnson; The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth; Ashes by Ilsa Bick



Arclight by Josin McQuein


Scary Sci Fi
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Starglass by Phoebe North; Reboot by Amy Tintera

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Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza; Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Legend by Marie Lu


Freakish Fantasy
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Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck; Shadows and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Huntress by Malinda Lo; Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore


Killer Contemporary
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Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley; Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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Marcelo In The Real World by Francisco X. Stork; Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook


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The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
(based on this fan art)


How to use these patterns: 

1. Click the image to expand, then right click and save to your computer
(or download them all at once in a PDF).
2. Print at whatever size fits your pumpkin, then pin the pattern to it.
3. Use a toothpick to poke holes around the edges of the design (more holes = easier to see the lines).
4. Remove the pattern and rub a small amount of flour over the holes to make them show up better.
5. Carve, take a picture, and post the link at YA Highway!

Carved examples from last year are here and here!




Fine print:

Please do not sell or distribute these patterns. I own zero rights to the source images. These patterns are intended for fun only. In other words, I'm not making money off of these. Please don't sue me.
Original pumpkin picture credit: 416style at Flickr -- used under a Creative Commons license.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!





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