Mystery & Thriller • Horror & Supernatural
Mystery & Thriller
Abrahams, Peter. Echo Falls mystery series.
Book 1: Like her idol Sherlock Holmes, eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill uses her intellect to solve a murder case in her home town of Echo Falls.
Beaudoin, Sean. You killed Wesley Payne.
When hard-boiled, seventeen-year-old private investigator Dalton Rev transfers to Salt River High to solve the case of a dead student, he has his hands full trying to outwit the police, negotiate the school's social hierarchy, and get paid.
Fantaskey, Beth. Jekel loves Hyde.
As seventeen-year-old Jill Jekel and classmate Tristen Hyde work together on a chemistry project, hoping to win a scholarship for her and a cure for his curse, they also uncover family secrets and a chemistry of their own.
Horowitz, Anthony. Alex Rider adventure series.
Book 1: After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.
Larbalestier, Justine. Liar.
Compulsive liar Micah promises to tell the truth after revealing that her boyfriend has been murdered.
Leck, James. The adventures of Jack Lime.
Collects three adventures in which teenager Jack Lime, a self-made private investigator, looks into problems for his classmates while dealing with cases involving hostage hamsters, stolen bikes and difficult clients.
Schrefer, Eliot. The deadly sister.
Abby Goodwin sets out to find her sister Maya, who is the prime suspect in the murder of her tutor Jefferson Andrews, and at the same time try to find the true killer.
Springer, Nancy. Enola Holmes mystery series.
Book 1: Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, must travel to London in disguise to unravel the disappearance of her missing mother.
Summers, Courtney. Fall for anything.
As she searches for clues that would explain the suicide of her successful photographer father, Eddie Reeves meets the strangely compelling Culler Evans who seems to know a great deal about her father and could hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death.
Wells, Dan. I am not a serial killer.
Fifteen-year-old psychopath John Wayne Cleaver, having set rigid rules by which he must live in order to prevent himself from becoming a murderer, is intrigued by a body found behind a local Laundromat and conducts his own investigation into what he believes are the actions of a serial killer.
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Horror & Supernatural
Alender, Katie. Bad girls don't die.
When fifteen-year-old Lexi's younger sister Kasey begins behaving strangely and their old Victorian house seems to take on a life of its own, Lexi investigates and discovers some frightening facts about previous occupants of the house, leading her to believe that many lives are in danger.
Brennan, Sarah Rees. The demon's lexicon.
Sixteen-year-old Nick and his family have battled magicians and demons for most of his life, but when his brother, Alan, is marked for death while helping new friends Jamie and Mae, Nick's determination to save Alan leads him to uncover a devastating secret.
Despain, Bree. The dark Divine.
Grace Divine, almost seventeen, learns a dark secret when her childhood friend, practically a brother, returns which upsets her pastor father and the rest of the family. Around this time strange things are happening in and near their small Minnesota town.
Higson, Charles. The enemy.
After a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers leave their shelter and set out of a harrowing journey across London to the safe haven of Buckingham Palace.
Jinks, Catherine. The reformed vampire support group.
Fifteen-year-old vampire Nina has been stuck for fifty-one years in a boring support group for vampires, and nothing exciting has ever happened to them--until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime.
Kate, Lauren. Fallen.
Suspected in the death of her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Luce is sent to a Savannah, Georgia, reform school where she meets two intriguing boys and learns the truth about the strange shadows that have always haunted her.
McBride, Lish. Hold me closer, necromancer.
Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead.
MacHale, D. J. The light.
Sixteen-year-old Marshall Seaver is expecting a boring summer when his best friend goes away, but instead he finds himself haunted--and hunted--by ghosts that want something from him which he cannot decipher.
McNamee, Graham. Bonechiller.
Four high school students face off against a soul-stealing beast that has been making young people disappear in their small Ontario, Canada, town for centuries.
Peck, Richard. Three quarters dead.
Sophomore loner Kerry is overjoyed when three popular senior girls pick her to be in their clique, until a shocking accident sets off a string of supernatural occurrences that become more and more threatening.
Ryan, Carrie. The Forest of Hands and Teeth.
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead. Sequel: Dead-tossed waves
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos. The prince of mist.
Max and Alicia Carver enlist the help of their friend Roland to explore the circumstances surrounding the mysterious haunting of a spirit named Jacob, the previous owner's son who drowned; but their search uncovers a sinister character who returns from beyond in order to collect a debt from the past.
Thompson, Kate. Creature of the night.
Bobby recklessly smokes, drinks, and steals cars in Dublin, and when his mother relocates the family to a small cottage in the countryside, Bobby believes a certain spookiness lurks in the corners of the new home.
Turner, Joan Frances. Dust.
Jessie and her gang of zombies have a wonderful life in "Hicksville", Indiana. But now new beings are in the woods; they aren't human nor are they zombes. But a new disease has come that makes the undead more alive and the living to exist on the brink of death.
Ward, Rachel. Num8ers.
Fifteen-year-old Jem knows when she looks at someone the exact date they will die, so she avoids relationships and tries to keep out of the way, but when she meets a boy named Spider and they plan a day out together, they become more involved than either of them had planned.
Yovanoff, Brenna. The replacement.
Mackie is sixteen when the latest baby is stolen away, a monstrous replacement left in her crib. Now it’s time for Mackie to face his true identity.
Horror & Supernatural Series
Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz.
Book 1: Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.
Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer.
Book 1: For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and best friend, has kept secret that he is half-vampire, but when his missing teacher is replaced by a sinister substitute, he learns that there is more to being a vampire, and to his parents' deaths, than he could have guessed.
The last apprentice by Joseph Delaney.
Book 1: Young Tom, the seventh son of a seventh son, starts work as an apprentice for the village spook, whose job is to protect ordinary folk from "ghouls, boggarts, and all manner of wicked beasties."
Maggie Quinn : girl vs. evil by Rosemary Clement-Moore.
Book 1: High school senior and yearbook photographer Maggie thought she would rather die than go to prom, but when a classmate summons a revenge-seeking demon, she has no choice but to buy herself a dress and prepare to face jocks, cheerleaders, and Evil Incarnate.
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey.
Book 1: In 1888, twelve-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters, as they discover and attempt to destroy a pod of Anthropophagi.
Mortal instruments by Cassandra Clare.
Book 1: Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.
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