Today I want to look at YA Thrillers. I’m not a huge YA fan, but man oh man, I love me some thrillers. These recommendations are heavily based on several recent reads including Teresa Toten’s Beware That Girl and Megan Miranda’s The Safest Lies (a double review for both can be found here) as well as The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas and both of Amanda Panitch’s novels: Never Missing, Never Found and Damage Done.
One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
October 4, 2016
A senior camping trip-turned-deadly? SIGN ME UP! Sera’s trip starts out normal enough – hiking, nature, the whole works – until one morning when the group awakens to discovers words scrawled on their wrists: damanged, deceptive, dangerous, and darling. Their supplies are destroyed, half of the campers have vanished, and the chaperone is unconscious. Possibly the creepiest part – there are dolls dressed just like them and placed nearby that are acting out a murder.
UM YES YES YES although a HUGE hell no to the creepy murderous dolls! This one is for sure going on my To Read list!
This is Our Story by Ashley Elston
November 15, 2016
Five boys went hunting, but only four came back and they’re not saying a word about who fired the shot that killed the fifth boy. Kate’s senior internship with the District Attorney’s office wasn’t anything spectacular…until she’s handed the biggest case her small town has ever seen. The River Point Boys are the talk of the town and despite the toxicology reports from that fateful night, the DA owes their powerful families and wants the case swept under the rug. Kate refuses to back down and she and her boss secretly begin their own investigation – and discover some startling truths.
This sounds super good and definitely a book I would get lost in!
With Malice by Eileen Cook
June 7, 2016
I love books that are ripped from the headlines and this sound sounds eerily similar to the Amanda Knox case. Jill wakes up in a hospital room with a cast on her leg and several stitches…and no memory of what happened. Eventually she discovers she was in a car accident while on a trip in Italy – though she doesn’t remember taking that trip at all. Her father brings her home to recuperate…and to meet with a lawyer, because that accident? It might not have been as innocent as it looked. Suddenly Jill finds herself in the national (global) spotlight accused of killing her best friend. She knows she would never do anything to hurt Simone, but with no recollection of Italy and the past six weeks, what can Jill truly believe?