Young Adult

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick

By Jaden Terrell Before she was a mystery writer, Kit Frick was a poet. No wonder, then, that her young adult thrillers are noted for their rhythm and lyricism. Train doors open…

Seven Ways to Get Rid of Harry by Jen Conley

By George Ebey Jen Conley brings us fresh thrills with a young adult twist in her latest tale, SEVEN WAYS TO GET RID OF HARRY. Danny Zelko, 13 going on 14, needs…

End of the Lie by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

By April Snellings Writing a trilogy is a massive undertaking for any author, but few can claim the era-spanning commitment Diana Rodriguez Wallach has made to her Anastasia Phoenix series. While the…

The Amazing Imagination Machine by Bailey Day

When his dad is out of town and his mom gets in a serious accident, 16-year-old Jake’s life comes to a screaming halt. His Uncle Mark, a horror writer, is the only…

Ten After Closing by Jessica Bayliss

By Wendy Tyson Someone once said that the most important thing a fiction writer can do is to study human psychology. Author Jessica Bayliss has that covered. With a doctorate in clinical…

See All the Stars by Kit Frick

By Dawn Ius One of the underlying themes in Kit Frick’s young adult debut is about the power of facing our fears—not only for the characters in this haunting coming-of-age thriller, but…

Camp Valor by Scott McEwen

Valor: great courage in the face of danger When Wyatt gets framed for a friend’s crime, he thinks his life is over. But then a mysterious stranger visits him in jail with…

Dive Smack by Demetra Brodsky

Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match. Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set…

The Fall of Grace by Amy Fellner Dominy

Grace’s junior year is turning into her best year yet. She’s set to make honor roll, her print from photography class might win a national contest, and her crush just asked her…

Besphinxed by Alethea Kontis

By Terry DiDomenico Fairy tales are just part of Alethea Kontis’ DNA. For much of her career she has retold stories from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mother Goose, and more.…

The Window by Amelia Brunskill

Secrets have a way of getting out. . . . Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on…

Broken Chords by Jessica Bayliss

By Myles Knapp There’s a scene in Jaws that kept my kids up at night for at least a week. Jaws was a great, frightening story. Which means that Jessica Bayliss’s new…

Ryan Quinn and the Lion’s Claw by Ron McGee

By Sonja Stone This month, RYAN QUINN AND THE LION’S CLAW—the second novel in Ron McGee’s middle grade adventure series—was released to eager fans. His debut, Ryan Quinn and the Rebel’s Escape,…

Truthers by Geoffrey Girard

By George Ebey With TRUTHERS, author Geoffrey Girard delves into the 9/11 attack from a Young Adult perspective. Katie Wallace has never given much thought to the tragic event. She was only an…

Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez Wallach

By L E Fitzpatrick Anastasia Phoenix, a mix of Nancy Drew meets Buffy Summers, is a witty, “butt-kicking teen” hunting for her missing sister in Diana Rodriguez Wallach’s new release PROOF OF…

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, ONE OF US IS LYING is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Seventeen-year-old Simon…

The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano

Tori Burns and her family left D.C. for claustrophobic Chaptico, Maryland, after suddenly inheriting a house under mysterious circumstances. That inheritance puts her at odds with the entire town, especially Jesse Slaughter…

The Origins of Benjamin Hackett by Gerald M. O’Connor

All families have secrets. Most go untold. Only the worst seem fated to return… Benjamin Hackett has come of age, technically. And in the midst of the celebratory hangover, his world is…

Faultlines by Lucienne Diver

Six months ago Vanessa Raines lost her best friend. Lisa had changed, pushing away everyone close to her, even Vanessa. She had quit soccer. Started wearing dark and dismal clothes. She refused…

This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston

By Steve P. Vincent This month at The Big Thrill we’re joined by thriller author Ashley Elston, whose novel THIS IS OUR STORY was released on Nov.15 by Disney-Hyperion. The story is…

Ryan Quinn and the Rebel’s Escape by Ron McGee

Ryan Quinn hopes his traveling days are over. The son of a United Nations worker, he’s grown up in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa—everywhere but home. He’s finally settled at a…

Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff

By Dawn Ius Today’s young adult literature isn’t afraid to tackle tough topics. To go deeper. Darker. Author Michelle Falkoff isn’t afraid to go dark either, but with one important distinction—there must…

Unlocked by Margo Kelly

By April Snellings Margo Kelly made a striking impression on the young adult thriller scene with her 2014 debut Who R U Really?, about a teenage girl who becomes dangerously involved with…

Joshua and the Arrow Realm by Donna Galanti

Fresh Insight Into Writing Thrillers for Kids  By April Snellings It’s been a little more than a year since Donna Galanti introduced readers to Joshua Cooper, the young hero of her MG fantasy novel Joshua and the Lightning…

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