E. Lockhart's We Were Liars will enchant you with its poignant descriptions then slay you with the dark depths of its soul.
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James Klise's The Art of Secrets. Someone in this school is a thief. I don't want to point any fingers, but it was totally...
Only Hercule Poirot can stop Britain's socialites from behaving very badly.
Head six feet under with The Secrets of Lily Graves.
Find yourself mired in Sherlock gifs, wondering if and when a new series will ever come to pass? Amanda gives you Portia Adams, granddaughter of John Watson, who is here to scratch your Holmesian itch!
Hang on to your drinks, everyone-- this one's about to get spooky!
A teenage band unravels the mystery surrounding a famous (and dead) grunge rocker in Kevin Emerson's latest novel.
M.C. Morison's Time Sphere is an exciting mystery with heavy doses of history, philosophy, metaphysics, and dry wit.
A teenage prophet comes face-to-inner voice with a murder mystery in Kimberly Pauley’s Ask Me.
In She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick, a pair of siblings fly across the Atlantic to look for their missing father in New York City. What could possibly go wrong?
V is back in business in a new novel that feels an awful lot like the dearly departed show. (And that's a good thing!)
Miss Marple finally shows up, y'all! And she's the coolest granny EVER.
The Brontë sisters in Michaela MacColl’s Always Emily aren’t the Charlotte and Emily you think you know.
Our very own Brian Katcher has released a new novel! And it's every bit as funny as you would expect.
Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl is an unapologetically mean book about terrible people, and Jennie loves it.
Secret societies and murder, oh my!
Magic meets killing for the greater good in Leah Cypess’ Death Sworn.
The mystery in Amy Talkington's Liv, Forever involves a spooky conspiracy and a prestigious boarding school. It's elementary, dear readers, why this is a match made in heaven.
All aboard this luxury train full of drinks and murder!
Need your brain blown to smithereens? Try Marisha Pessl's Night Film.
Christie's seventh novel, in which only Poirot can save the world from mean bad guys!
Lucy Christopher takes a walk on the dark side with The Killing Woods.
Mandy C.’s investigation into the small town murder in Kathleen Hale’s No One Else Can Have You has her coming face-to-face with awkward teenagers, small-minded law enforcement officials and ineffective parents.
A boarding school with a secrety society? Consider Mandy W. intrigued by Lizzie Friend's Poor Little Dead Girls. (When it wasn't offending her feminist sensibilities, that is.)
Just when you thought you couldn't like Agatha Christie any more, she goes and writes this book.
Jill discovers Dame Christie's fifth novel is about WAY more than just fireplaces.
Christie's fourth novel, with all the right ingredients: orphans, diamonds, kidnapping, and all On A Boat!
Jill invites you to read (and drink) along again with that little Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.
Prep School Confidential combines a boarding school with a mystery, which is the literary equivalent of peanut butter and chocolate.
Jill desperately misses Poirot as she reads the second novel in the Agatha Christie canon, The Secret Adversary.
Suzy Cox's The Dead Girls Detective Agency is packed with ghosts who hauntingly remind Posh that her youth is dead.
Jill launches her journey to re-read the Agatha Christie mystery canon while mixing themed cocktails for each book!
A review of Katie Williams' enthralling ghost story Absent, in which Mandy draws some eerie parallels to MTV's Awkward. Also: lots of Swayze.
A review of Joy Preble's witty mystery, The Sweet Dead Life, which kicks ass in cowboy boots (don't worry, it's not a western). Psst: there's also a giveaway!
With Sam's help, you finally discover Silas' secret.
In Chapter 7 of Choose Your Own Adventure: Magical Mystery Tour, you discover a whole new kind of drama in the school auditorium.
In Chapter 6 of CYOA: Magical Mystery Tour, you are on a mission to get Kayla's phone back from Silas as he drives you to an unknown location.
In chapter 5, will Kayla's parents bust you long-distance in the act of B&E? More importantly, will you get the chance to kiss Silas, or have you blown it forever?
You just signed up for the lead role in the school play (WHAT are you thinking?!) in the 4th chapter of CYOA: Magical Mystery Tour
Who is the new mystery boy, and more important, what does he know about your BFF's vanishing act?
Brian reviews The Three Investigators series. YA from your grandparents' generation.
Make like Nancy Drew in Chapter 1 of Choose Your Own Adventure: Magical Mystery Tour.
You don't need a sixth sense to spot the weakness in Shadowlands.
Would a book enjoy a box of chocolates? Because I'd totally send some to Brenna Yovanoff's Paper Valentine.
The Little Woods hide a pretty big mystery.
Want to join The Friday Society? Only badasses need apply.
As high school sophomore Bobby Funke attempts to solve the mystery of the missing SAT tests, Posh tries to solve the mystery of the missing entertainment value.
A review of Colin Fischer, a book about a crimesolving boy with Asperger's. This review includes photos of Benedict Cumberbatch and Coach Taylor.
Robin Wasserman's The Book of Blood and Shadow has it all: mystery, codes, secret societies, Prague and a dude with sculpted abs.
Posh reviews Dianna Renn's Tokyo Heist, a mystery not nearly as tantalizing as Pocky Sticks.
A book review of Kimberly Derting's The Last Echo, A Body Finder Book, about a girl who... finds bodies.
A review of Kimberly Derting's Desires of The Dead, a Body Finder novel, about a girl who... finds dead people.
Forever Young Adult Presents: A review of New Girl by Paige Harbison
Forever Young Adult Presents: A review of Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
Forever Young Adult presents: a book review of Lying Season, an Experiment in Terror novel, by Karina Halle
Forever Young Adult presents: A review of The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
Forever Young Adult presents: a book review of Dead Sky Morning, an Experiment in Terror novel, by Karina Halle
Forever Young Adult Presents: A Review of King Dork by Frank Portman
Forever Young Adult Presents: A Review of Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Forever Young Adult Presents: A Review of Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
A review of Variant by Robison Wells, in which students are trapped in an evil boarding school.
Jenny finds Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson to be intriguing but problematic.
Megan reviews The Shattering by Karen Healey, in which a trio of friends investigate a string of suspicious deaths in an idyllic New Zealand town.
After reading Kelley Armstrong's Spellbound, Jenny's still addicted to the Otherworld series.
Jenny might as well face it, she's addicted to Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong.
A review of The Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey, which finds itself in good company among faerie/magic books that Erin actually likes.
A review of Forgotten by Cat Patrick, which is way too easy a set-up for a book that Posh didn't find memorable.
Megan didn't fully love the way it lies, but she had a good enough time with Sara Shepard's The Lying Game.
Megan reviews I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan, a genuine old-school mystery thriller.
Meghan is glad that she entered the unfamiliar realm of jocks for Reality Check by Peter Abrahams.
In Michele Jaffe's Rosebush, the heroine recovers from a hit-and-run with a strong suspicion that the culprit is someone she knows.
In All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab, the cousin and the boyfriend of a murdered girl team up to unravel the mystery behind her death.
In John C. Ford's The Morgue and Me, a summer job at the morgue turns into an amateur investigation into a suspicious death.
Meghan applies to be the sidekick of the titular reluctant detective of Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls by Bennett Madison.
A discussion of what's missing in YA literature. (Vampires need not apply.)
A review of The Ruby In the Smoke (a Sally Lockhart book) by Philip Pullman, which features one of Meghan's all-time favourite heroines.
Posh reviews The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams, a hauntingly beautiful story about that quiet girl who always keeps to herself.