YA Mystery & Thrillers

Whether you’re interested in a good who-dunit-style YA mystery or a young adult thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, these YA Mystery & Thrillers should be your next read.


Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansson

[F]or readers, like myself, who appreciate complex character development, dark subject matter, and a thriller that will make you breath shallow, your heart pound, and is psychologically authentic, then please, do yourself a favor and read Cut Me Free. I read it in the closest thing to one sitting one can have when starting and finishing it on a workday.

To put it simply, I just didn’t want to put it down. Read more →

The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher

Like Stolen, The Killing Woods depicts a complicated narrative with several twists and turns along the way. However, whereas it was possible for me to guess where the main character of the former novel would end up, I think it would be truly impossible to guess where Christopher is going to take you this time around, other than to a dark place. Read more →

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

From the opening chapter when Ruth’s murder is first revealed to the growing number of details about exactly how her body was found and what the killer did to her that Kippy learns throughout the novel, it’s obvious that the author knows how to make the reader’s skin crawl. Read more →