Mystery Book Recommendations

I’m finding it hard to wait until October to post this one because really, I love mysteries all-year round and I’m sure many of you do as well.  I personally find it fun to try and solve something that is happening in a story and see whether or not I’m right at the end (or if my theories get debunked earlier on).  Sometimes I’m right, sometimes I’m not.  Although I love to find out I was right, I do appreciate unexpected twists that hit me out of nowhere.

Makes it more interesting, don’t you think?

Anyway, the reason I decided to share this post now instead of in two months is due to the fact that I had helped a patron the other day at work who was looking for some young-adult mystery books for her daughter.  So, here are some of my top young-adult mystery recommendations.

  1. One of Us is Lying – Karen McManus
  2. Two Can Keep a Secret – Karen McManus
  3. The Third Twin – C.J. Omolulu
  4. Private – Kate Brian (the whole series, really)
  5. Last Christmas – Kate Brian (a Private prequel)
  6. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You – Ally Carter (again, the whole Gallagher Girls series)
  7. A Study in Charlotte – Brittany Cavallaro
  8. The Silence of Six – E.C. Myers
  9. Aftermath – Kelley Armstrong
  10. Time Bomb – Joelle Charbonneau

I also just want to point out that I’ve been thinking about mystery novels again because I recently watched Pretty Little Liars: the Perfectionists on Hulu and well…. I’m obsessed.  There better be a season two coming!

So yeah, those are some of my top young-adult mystery novels.  Let me know if you’ve read any of these or leave your own suggestions in the comments!

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