Best of YA: Thrillers!

Hey guys! Working as a Children’s Bookseller, with a focus on YA, means that I’m constantly having to look at new releases and new trends and what’s currently popular – and I LOVE IT! Having a good knowledge of what books are on offer mean that I can offer the best recommendations possible to any customers who need a hand. Because of this, I started a series called The Best of YA – lists of some of the most popular books on offer and some that I think are fab!
(You can check out the first post in this series, one of fairytale re-tellings, here!)

This time, I figured it was about time to look at thrillers! I’ve been loving this trend of there being more and more mysteries making their way into YA recently. So, continuing with the series, I thought it would be a good idea to compile a bit of a list of them for anyone looking for their next read!

*note: blurbs aren’t included as this post would be super long if they were, but there are links to all of the info on Goodreads x

🩸 The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

🩸 S.T.A.G.S by M A Bennett

🩸 The Diviners by Libba Bray
+ Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

🩸 The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown

🩸 The Truth About Lies by Tracy Darnton

🩸 Good Girls Die First by Kathryn Foxfield

🩸 A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
+ Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

🩸 Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
+ The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
+ The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

🩸 One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
+ One of Us is Next by Karen McManus

🩸 Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus

🩸 The Cousins by Karen McManus

🩸 People Like Us by Diana Mele

🩸 This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher

🩸 Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher

🩸 Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

🩸 Are You Watching by Vincent Ralph

🩸 Far From You by Tess Sharpe

🩸 Sadie by Courtney Summers

🩸 The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

🩸 Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

🩸 All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Or maybe I’ve missed off something that you think I should add? I’d love to know!

You can always find me over on Twitter if you’d like to discuss these books (or any others that I’ve featured) in more detail 😌

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