What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles is a fast-paced psychological thriller with elements of horror. After Cass is placed in a coffin and buried alive, she’s forced to use her powers of persuasion to talk her captor into releasing her.
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is a twisty mystery/thriller by debut novelist Holly Jackson. This instant number one bestseller introduces us to Pippa Fitz-Amobi, a high school senior examining a five-year old murder-suicide case for her senior project.
Seven years after the conclusion of the Legend trilogy, Rebel by Marie Lu drops readers right back into the worlds of June, Day and Eden. Rebel picks up right where Champion’s left off, with June back in the Republic, and Day and little brother Eden in Ross City, Antarctica.
Burn Our Bodies Down, by Rory Power, features the same creepy, horrifying, gripping, mysterious tone that made her debut, Wilder Girls, a breakout bestseller. It’s a true page-turner that presents a ton of questions and releases answers slowly over the course of the novel.
American Royals, by Katherine McGee, imagines a history where George Washington is selected as our nation’s first king, with the monarchy running through his bloodlines until present day. It’s a great premise, with lots of great secrets, tension, and conflict among the main characters.
Surrender Your Sons, by debut novelist Adam Sass, is a horrifying mystery/thriller with a lot of heart. It follows a group of teens who rebel against the leaders of a conversion therapy camp on a tiny Central American island and plan their escape.