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Thrillers (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Thrillers (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Thrillers (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Thrillers (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Girls I've Been

The Girls I've Been

Author: Tess Sharpe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Soon to be a Netflix film starring Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown - this must-read psychological thriller, perfect for fans of One of Us Is Lying, will leave you guessing until the final page. As an ex con artist, Nora has always got herself out of tricky situations. But the ultimate test lies in wait when she's taken hostage in a bank heist. And this time, Nora doesn't have an escape plan ... Meet Nora. Also known as Rebecca, Samantha, Hayley, Katie and Ashley - the girls she's been. Nora didn't choose a life of deception - she was born into it. As the daughter of a con artist who targeted criminal men, Nora always had to play a part. But when her mother fell for one of the men instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con herself: escape. For five years Nora's been playing at normal - but things are far from it when she finds herself held at gunpoint in the middle of a bank heist, along with Wes (her ex-boyfriend) and Iris (her secret new girlfriend and mutual friend of Wes ... awkward). Now it will take all of Nora's con artistry skills to get them out alive. Because the gunmen have no idea who she really is. And that girl has been in hiding for far too long ...

The Island

The Island

Author: C. L. Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2021

Lost meets The Hunger Games in the thrilling new young adult novel from C.L. Taylor, the Sunday Times and million-copy bestselling author. *** Welcome to The Island. Where your worst fears are about to come true... It was supposed to be the perfect holiday: a week-long trip for six teenage friends on a remote tropical island. But when their guide dies of a stroke leaving them stranded, the trip of a lifetime turns into a nightmare. Because someone on the island knows each of the group's worst fears. And one by one, they're becoming a reality. Seven days in paradise. A deadly secret. Who will make it off the island alive? *** Readers love C. L. Taylor's gripping YA novels: 'What a fabulous storyline. A heart-popping, fast-paced page-turner from start to finish.' 'A cracking, well-informed and interesting storyline. Simply excellent. C.L. Taylor has done it again!' 'A brilliant step into the YA world.' 'From the beginning I was hooked. Twists and turns really pull you in and you find yourself on a roller coaster ride of emotions.' 'I was gripped from start to finish!' 'The concept was brilliant; I really loved the twist turns and tension. Brilliantly written and a delight to read.'

Burn Our Bodies Down

Burn Our Bodies Down

Author: Rory Power Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

'Twisty and unnerving' Holly Jackson, bestselling author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder. From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery - until she decides to return to her mother's hometown, where history has a tendency to repeat itself . . . Ever since Margot was born, it's been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot's questions. No history to hold on to. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But that's not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And when she finds a photograph pointing her to a town called Phalene, she leaves. But when Margot gets there, it's not what she bargained for. Margot's mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what's still there? Burn Our Bodies Down is a blistering horror-thriller from YA author Rory Power that will grip you from its very first page, and won't let you go until long after you've put it down.

Theodore Boone: the Activist

Theodore Boone: the Activist

Author: John Grisham Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Theodore Boone, young lawyer, has had a lot to deal with in his thirteen years, everything from kidnapping to murder. But he's come through it all and, with the law on his side, justice has always prevailed. Sometimes, though, the law doesn't seem so just. His friend Hardie Quinn is about to have his family home bulldozed to make way for a bypass. Hardie is not the only one affected: other homes, businesses and schools lie in the path of the road. Theo has to tell his friend the bad news: for once, the law isn't on his side, and there's very little anyone can do to end the destruction. Theo joins the campaign to stop the road. But when he stumbles on a terrible secret about the corrupt men behind the plan - a secret it is illegal for him to know - Theo must figure out how to keep the developers from breaking the law...without breaking it himself.

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The Cousins

The Cousins

Author: Karen M. McManus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2020

The Storys are the envy of their neighbours: owners of the largest property on their East Coast island, they are rich, beautiful, and close. Until it all falls apart. The four children are suddenly dropped by their mother with a single sentence: You know what you did. They never hear from her again. Years later, when 18-year-old cousins Aubrey, Milly and Jonah Story receive a mysterious invitation to spend the summer at their grandmother's resort, they have no choice but to follow their curiosity and meet the woman who's been such an enigma their entire lives. This entire family is built on secrets, right? It's the Story legacy. This summer, the teenagers are determined to discover the truth at the heart of their family. But some secrets are better left alone. THE BRILLIANT NEW THRILLER FROM INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE OF US IS LYING KAREN M MCMANUS

This Is Not the Jess Show

This Is Not the Jess Show

Author: Anna Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2020

A timely YA thriller about a teenage girl whose reality may not be what it seems, blending 90s nostalgia with a speculative hook that dissects our modern reality TV and influencer-obsessed culture.

These Vengeful Hearts

These Vengeful Hearts

Author: Katherine Laurin Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

Mean Girls meets Siobhan Vivians The List in THESE VENGEFUL HEARTS, an utterly addictive standalone YA debut that follows 16-year-old Ember Williams as she seeks revenge against the Red Court, a secret organization of Heller Highs most elite female students that specializes in granting and requesting favors-and which is responsible for the accident that left her older sister paralyzed. A thrilling novel about a secret society and the dangers that lie in wait for anyone brave enough to join-perfect for fans of Karen M. McManus, Kara Thomas, and Maureen Johnson. Whenever something scandalous happens at Heller High, the Red Court is the name on everyone's lips. Its members deal out social ruin and favors in equal measure, their true identities known only by their leader: the Queen of Hearts. Ember Williams has seen firsthand the damage the Red Court can do. Now, she's determined to hold the organization accountable by taking it down from the inside. But will the cost of revenge be more than she's willing to sacrifice?

None Shall Sleep

None Shall Sleep

Author: Ellie Marney Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2020

In 1982, two teenagers, Emma Lewis and Travis Bell, are recruited to the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit to interview convicted juvenile killers and provide insight and advice on cold cases. Both have experience with serial murder: Emma is the only survivor of murderer Daniel Huxton, and Travis's U.S. Marshal father died while trying to capture a teenage serial killer. From the start, Emma and Travis develop a quick friendship, gaining insights and knowledge from convicted juvenile killers that even the FBI couldn't crack. But when the team is called in to give advice on an active case -- a serial killer who exclusively hunts teenagers -- things start to unravel. Working against the clock, they must turn to one of the most notorious murderers behind bars for help: teenage serial killer Simon Gutmunsson. Despite Travis's objections, Emma becomes the conduit between Simon and the FBI team. But while Simon seems to be giving them information they need to save lives, he's an expert manipulator playing a very long game....

A Thousand Fires

A Thousand Fires

Author: Shannon Price Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2020

The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow

The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow

Author: Amy McCulloch, Zoe Sugg Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

A STUDENT FOUND DEAD ON THE BEACH. A WEB OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. SOMEONE POISED TO STRIKE AGAIN. Illumen Hall is a boarding school of tradition and achievement. But tragedy strikes when the body of a student is discovered on the beach - and on her back is an elaborate tattoo of a magpie. For new student Audrey, it is just another strange and unsettling thing about her new surroundings, along with the secrets the school seems to hide and its weird obsession with magpies. For her roommate Ivy, the death of her friend Lola is just one thing she desperately wants to get past - and having a new student asking questions and cluttering up her personal space is not helping a bit. But the two girls are forced into an unlikely alliance when a mysterious podcast airs, with one sinister headline: I KNOW WHO KILLED LOLA. AND ONE OF YOU IS NEXT. Told from two alternating view-points, this is the first book in a modern gothic thriller series that will have you gripped like no other book this year. Welcome to the Magpie Society, your new YA obsession . . .

The Edge of the Light

The Edge of the Light

Author: Elizabeth George Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2020

Becca's ability to hear the broken thoughts of others has not turned out to be a fabulous gift after all. It has got in the way of her being able to function in the world normally. More seriously, it makes her think she knows things that she doesn't know at all. Becca's friends are also dealing with stressful situations and coming to terms with troubling discoveries about themselves. Seth Darrow's learning disability makes him vulnerable. The girl he loves is not what she appears to be. His grandfather might lose his property and be thrust into care. Jenn has to come to terms with her sexuality, while Derric finds out that the cover-up he has engaged in for the last ten years was never necessary in the first place. Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth. In this final book in the Edge of Nowhere series, Becca and her friends do their best to navigate a difficult world and come to a resolution - and acceptance - of their futures.

Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls

Author: Lauren Oliver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2020

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late. In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.