You’ll be happy to know that Jennifer Hillier’s Jar of Hearts isn’t about an actual jar of hearts…though the alternative isn’t really any less gruesome.
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Jamie McGuire delivers a summer romance with a dark, Hitchcockian twist in All The Little Lights.
Alexa Donne’s Brightly Burning is a Jane Eyre retelling … set in space.
Courtney Alameda’s Pitch Dark takes the horrors of humanity into deep space.
Ellie Marney’s No Limits reiterates the importance of that whole “just say no to drugs” adage.
Sarah Fine’s Uncanny features unreliable narrators, a murder mystery, and a sexy android.
Ellie Marney’s Every series wraps up with the swoony and suspenseful Every Move.
Revisit your Josh Hartnett crush with guns a-blazing.
Sarah Fine’s Beneath the Shine mixes politics, technology, and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Like Groundhog Day, but with guns.
Death falls into the lap of the main character of Marni Bates’ Dial Em for Murder—literally.
Thriller writer Gregg Hurwitz steps foot into the YA world with The Rains, a book about “Chasers" and “Hosts," but a zombie by any other name would smell as foul.
Investigate murder and a missing gem in A.J. Hartley’s Steeplejack, the first in the new Alternative Detective series.
Samantha Mabry takes readers on a magical (realism) mystery tour of Puerto Rico in her debut novel A Fierce and Subtle Poison.
Nothing is quite what it seems in April Genevieve Tucholke’s Wink Poppy Midnight.
Sherlock and Watson’s descendants—Charlotte and James—find themselves in the midst of a familiar mystery with a modern twist in Brittany Cavallaro’s debut novel, A Study in Charlotte.
Marvel meets YA in Margaret Stohl’s Black Widow: Forever Red.
The second book in Ellie Marney’s Every series, Every Word, does not fall prey to the dreaded Bridge Book Blues. In fact, it might even be better than the first (which is saying something).
Unlovely, Celeste Conway’s novel about a townie who falls for a ballerina, gets points for reminds Mandy C. of Center Stage, but loses some for the flat climax (and lack of “Rollercoaster of Love”).
Alexandra Monir’s Suspicion was inspired by the likes of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and a fascination with the British peerage system.
Ryan Graudin's The Walled City is a gritty thriller based on a v. real and unlawful place.
Suzanne Myers’ debut novel Stone Cove Island suggests that the past can come back to bite you at the least opportune of times.
Sometimes you just can’t help who you fall for.
In Every Breath, author Ellie Marney brings the suspense and the swoon.
Melissa Marr’s Made For You is a book you want to read in the middle of the day, with all of the lights on.
Diana Renn’s Latitude Zero involves competitive cycling and a sketchy criminal enterprise, but it never quite reaches finish line levels of excitement.
Something’s amiss with the human race in Sarah Fine and Walter Jury’s Scan.
A teenage prophet comes face-to-inner voice with a murder mystery in Kimberly Pauley’s Ask Me.
Lindsay Smith’s debut novel Sekret is filled with spies, psychics and the space race. What’s not to enjoy?
Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl is an unapologetically mean book about terrible people, and Jennie loves it.
If you like nationally ranked swimmers who constantly remind you that they’re nationally ranked swimmers and who fall in love with complete strangers for no apparent reason, then you might enjoy Seth Fishman’s The Well’s End. Mandy C. did not.
Kiersten White’s Mind Games duology is what some faceless movie critics might call a “fast-paced thrill ride.”
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.
The conclusion to Jacquelyn Mitchard’s What We Saw at Night duology—What We Lost in the Dark—left Mandy C. longing for the light of day.
Arin Greenwood’s Save the Enemy reaches for Liam Neeson levels of thriller but never quite gets there.
Give a bunch of children a virus that gives them superhuman abilities and then train them to hate America, and what do you get? Mandy C. found out in Robison Wells’ Blackout.
Kat Carlton’s Two Lies and a Spy takes Mandy C. on an adventure into espionage, but leaves her wishing for a little more maturity. Plus: Win a copy of the book and a sweet smartphone lens!
A review of Jacqueline Mitchard's debut foray into YA, What We Saw at Night.
A review of Variant by Robison Wells, in which students are trapped in an evil boarding school.
Meghan bids a fond farewell to the conclusion of the Sally Lockhart series, The Tiger In the Well by Philip Pullman.