Halloween time is upon us, and that means it's time to bust out your pumpkin carving skills and get to work gutting those gourds. If a traditional jack-o-lantern just isn't cutting it for you, fear not! There are plenty of YA-inspired patterns out there for you to try your hand at carving, including a new, exclusive pattern available only here!
Pumpkin carving afficionado Christie Speich (her Twilight pumpkins have been featured on MTV) created this pattern based on Holly Black's The Coldest Girl in Coldtown exclusively for us here at Examiner.
View two different versions in the attached slideshow, along with some of Christie's other YA carving patterns -- like those inspired by Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer, and City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
Speich also offers a bounty of helpful tips for carving pumpkins on her blog, especially helpful if you're a newbie at carving more intricate patterns. (Also check out Kate Hart's blog for more YA-inspired carving patterns.)
For more YA Halloween fun, check out our picks for 13 YA novels perfect to read at Halloween time.