Where to Start with YA Mysteries & Thrillers

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Suggestions on where to start with a great subgenre: YA mysteries and thrillers

Books Mentioned:

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
Sadie by Courtney Summers
The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Neverworld Wake by Marissa Pessl
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
#murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand
People Like Us by Dana Mele
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffani Jackson
The Diviners by Libba Bray

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Elizabeth Cat310 says:

The Naturals was the first book I read and it is the book that got me to read!!

yadu krishnan says:

Read good girl guides to murder 😍😍😍😍

Nina Dubois says:

Love this video! Are there any trigger warnings that you know of in the Cheerleaders?

Katie McCabe says:

when i first read we were liars, i was way younger (like middle school) and the twist caught me so off guard! now after rereading it as a high schooler, i agree with you about it being pretty obvious! thank you for these recommendations can’t wait to pick some up!

Summer Bennett says:

You should read the similars by Rebecca Hanover! It also comes with a sequel the pretenders! It’s so interesting and under rated, I think you’d really injoy it!

eveonne s says:

I read The Naturals and I was so ready to read her next book Killer Instinct but the second book became a dnf of mine. I felt like it was a story that was dragging on for a really long time and I couldn’t stay interested

Adriana Palacios says:

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olympia last name says:

the cheerleaders is so good !! another v good mystery book is " a good girls guide to murder " by Holly Jackson <33

simply_sleepy says:

Karen Mcmanus and Kara Thomas are my favorite authors and were my first read authors. Karen McManus one of us is lying was my first and two can keep a secret if one of them is dead.. and Kara Thomas' The Cheerleaders and it got me to read Kara's other books such as Little Monsters and The Darkest Corners. I just bought we were liars and people like us. we seem to have similar mystery (murder mystery) im going to try and read these.

Kenzi Butcher says:

I just read The Naturals in like under 4 hours because I COULD NOT STOP reading!! Seriously SO good. Thank you for the recommendation!! ❤️

Oui Mais says:

YESSS one of us is lying is the best mystery book ever!!! I’m so in love with nate and bronwyn’s relationship. I wish for a book more about them 🥰

Pippa Jackson says:

did you recommend the book “trouble is a friend of mine”? I read it (i thought because of your recommendation😅 but now i can’t find where)


Thanks for sharing

Kendra Christine says:

Thank you for this! I used to read mystery novels when I was a kid (i.e. boxcar children and Nancy drew) and now I'm in my mid 20's wanting to find some mystery books again but not wanting the really scary horror type stuff, just a good wholehearted mystery! This was so helpful, I wouldn't have even thought to look at YA mysteries… heading to the library today! Thank you!!

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