Normal Public Library Teens

New Mysteries and Thrillers

Posted by Kristi on October 27, 2010

You by Charles Benoit 

You’re just a typical fifteen-year-old sophomore, an average guy named Kyle Chase. This can’t be happening to you. But then, how do you explain all the blood? How do you explain how you got here in the first place? There had to have been signs, had to have been some clues it was coming. Did you miss them, or ignore them? Maybe if you can figure out where it all went wrong, you can still make it right. Or is it already too late? Think fast, Kyle. Time’s running out. How did this happen?

Three Black Swans by Caroline B. Cooney 

Missy and her cousin Claire are best friends who finish each other’s sentences and practically read each other’s minds. It’s an eerie connection—so eerie that Missy has questions she wants to put to her parents. But she’s afraid to ask. So she decides to use a school project about scientific hoaxes to try to uncover the answers. She enlists Claire to help. As part of the project the girls perform a dramatic scene that is captured on video at school. After the video is posted on YouTube, Missy and Claire realize that they’ve opened Pandora’s box and much more than they ever imagined has come out. Not only are their identities called into question, but so is the future of everyone involved.

Accomplice by Eirann Corrigan  

Finn and Chloe have it all figured out. Their school guidance counselor has told everyone that it’s not enough to get good grades or do community service anymore – kids like that are everywhere, and colleges are bored of them. So what do you do? Chloe decides they should get attention another way. She and Finn will stage her own disappearance – and then Finn will be the one who finds and saves her. What college wouldn’t want them after that kind of attention? It seems like a good plan – until things start going very wrong.

The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee 

Mary Quinn is back, now a trusted member of the Agency, the all-female detective unit operating out of Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls. Her new assignment sends her into the grimy underbelly of Victorian London dressed as a poor boy, evoking her own childhood memories of fear, hunger, and constant want. As she insinuates herself into the confidence of several persons of interest, she encounters others in desperate situations and struggles to make a difference without exposing – or losing – her identity.

The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter 

Otto, Lucia, and Max are the Hardscrabble children. Otto, the oldest, hasn’t spoken out loud since he was eight, when the children’s mother vanished. Their father, Casper Hardscrabble, paints portraits of royal families, returning with stories of their adventures to tell his children. When he sends them to London to stay with his cousin, they make their way to their great-aunt Haddie, who lives in a life-size playhouse castle behind a real castle, once owned by the Kneebone family. Soon, the Hardscrabbles learn about the Kneebone boy, locked away in a tower in the castle because of some unnamed deformity, and decide that they must rescue him. Instead, their mission leads to the resolution of their own family mystery.

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