YA Mysteries with Twists to Devour

Recommendations from Katie

Brown Girl Ghosted By Mintie Das Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358128892
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

We Were Liars meets Riverdale with a supernatural twist in this timely #metoo thriller about mean girls, murder, and race in a quiet Midwestern suburb.

Violet Choudhury may be part of the popular clique at school, but as one of a handful of brown girls in a small Illinois town, all she really wants to do is blend in and disappear.


If You're Out There By Katy Loutzenhiser Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062865687
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2020

“Funny, engrossing, and one-of-a-kind. If You’re Out There completely swept me away.” —Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Leah on the Offbeat


Monday's Not Coming By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062422682
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 23rd, 2019

"Jackson’s characters and their heart-wrenching story linger long after the final page, urging readers to advocate for those who are disenfranchised and forgotten by society and the system." (Publishers Weekly, "An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List")


Girls with Sharp Sticks By Suzanne Young Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534426146
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2020

“Enough plot twists to give a reader whiplash.” —Cosmopolitan

From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young comes the start of a thrilling, subversive new series about a girls-only boarding school with a terrifying secret and the friends who will stop at nothing to protect each other.

Some of the prettiest flowers have the shar


We Were Liars By E. Lockhart Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780385741279
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Published: Ember - May 29th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. Don't miss the eagerly anticipated prequel, Family of Liars.

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.


Two Can Keep a Secret By Karen M. McManus Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781524714710
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Published: Ember - March 2nd, 2021

The "must-read YA thriller" (Bustle) from #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying about a small town with deadly secrets.

"When it comes to YA suspense, Karen M. McManus is in a league of her own..." --Entertainment Weekly


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One of Us Is Lying By Karen M. McManus Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524714680
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 30th, 2017

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • BUZZFEED • POPCRUSH

“Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (Entertainment Weekly) in this addictive mystery about what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.

 


Genuine Fraud By E. Lockhart Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780385744782
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Published: Ember - May 7th, 2019

"A brilliant, twisty thriller--I loved it!" KAREN M. MCMANUS, bestselling author of One of Us is Lying

From the author of We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes a mind-bending, New York Times bestselling thriller told in reverse.


"Compulsively readable." —Entertainment Weekly


Orphan Monster Spy By Matt Killeen Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780451478757
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Published: Penguin Books - February 19th, 2019

"Like Inglourious Basterds for tweens, this clever YA title features Sarah, a blond, blue-eyed Jewish girl in 1939 Germany."--The New York Post


Code Name Verity By Elizabeth Wein Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781423152880
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

Don’t miss Elizabeth Wein’s stunning new novel, Stateless

The beloved #1 New York Times bestseller, a "fiendishly plotted" (New York Times) "heart-in-your mouth adventure" (Washington Post) that "will take wing and soar into your heart" (Laurie Halse Anderson) 

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Between Shades of Gray By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142420591
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Published: Philomel Books - April 3rd, 2012

An international bestseller, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and now a major motion picture! Ruta Sepetys's Between Shades of Gray is now the film Ashes in the Snow!

"Few books are beautifully written, fewer still are important; this novel is both." --The Washington Post


The Loneliest Girl in the Universe By Lauren James Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062660268
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperTeen - May 14th, 2019

Now in paperback, this surprising and gripping sci-fi thriller with a killer twist that Entertainment Weekly called “compulsively unpredictable” will have readers hanging on until its shocking finale.