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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!

All Your Twisted Secrets

All Your Twisted Secrets

Author: Diana Urban Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2021

A thrilling debut, reminiscent of new fan favorites like One of Us Is Lying and the beloved classics by Agatha Christie, that will leave readers guessing until the explosive ending. Welcome to dinner, and again, congratulations on being selected. Now you must do the selecting. What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it's a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill...or else everyone dies. Amber Prescott is determined to get her classmates and herself out of the room alive, but that might be easier said than done. No one knows how they're all connected or who would want them dead. As they retrace the events over the past year that might have triggered their captor's ultimatum, it becomes clear that everyone is hiding something. And with the clock ticking down, confusion turns into fear, and fear morphs into panic as they race to answer the biggest question: Who will they choose to die?

Three Bullets

Three Bullets

Author: Melvin Burgess Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2021

The Bloods are in control and they're desperate to turn Britain into the world they want to see: right, white, Christian supremist. Anyone who they call abnormal is a target. Amidst the chaos of civil war the country is on the move as small militia groups fight each other and a sea of refugees escapes the cities and the pursuing Bloods. When her home is destroyed in a bombing raid, Marti must strike out on a mission of her own - to save her father and get his vital software into the right hands. But Marti is mixed race and trans and has her young brother in tow. Crossing into enemy territory could prove suicidal. Yet Marti's enemies haven't reckoned with her indomitable will to survive - and the gun she carries, which has three bullets . . .

Boo Books Pack B of 4

Boo Books Pack B of 4

Author: Jaclyn Jaycox, John Sazaklis, Michael (Author) Dahl, Benjamin Bird Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 24/06/2021

A scary (but not too scary) series for young readers. Boo! Books puts familiar monsters in familiar settings to spook a rotating cast of characters. What's the noise coming from upstairs? Could it be a ghost? Who's that skulking in the woods? Must be a vampire. Is the new neighbour a witch? Probably. With short chapters, easy-to-read text and enhanced back matter, Boo! Books deliver just-right frights (without the sleepless nights) for the earliest readers.

The Things We Don't See

The Things We Don't See

Author: Savannah Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

'A beautifully written mystery with a host of fascinating characters' Vincent Ralph, author of Are You Watching? 'A propulsive mystery driven by beautifully raw narration . . . Brown's prose reads like a live wire.' Rory Power, author of Wilder Girls --- Over thirty years ago, young and promising singer Roxy Raines disappeared. The people of her hometown, the tiny island resort of Sandown, are reluctant to talk about it, proclaiming Roxy as a runaway. Seventeen-year-old Mona Perry is convinced there's something more sinister at play. Armed only with a suitcase and a microphone - to record her findings for her podcast's listeners - this runaway teenager has one hot summer to get to the bottom of the disappearance. But as Mona gets drawn deeper and deeper into the strange goings on of this isolated community, it is clear that nothing is as it seems - least of all Mona's own past . . .

This is NOT a Book!

This is NOT a Book!

Author: Kellie Byrnes, Aska Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2021

In this fun-filled, action-packed picture book, our main character is quite convinced they're not in a book. After all, if this was a book, there'd be pages to turn ... Oops! We've just turned the page. But that's not conclusive proof this is a book. If it was a book, there'd be interesting settings and problems to solve. Hold on! Why is our lead character being chased by a lion? Why are pirates stealing treasure? And are those mermaids playing in a rock band? This is NOT a Book! is the perfect introduction for kids to how a book is structured and how to tell a good story. It's metafiction made fun!

Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades

Author: Faridah Abike-Iyimide Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2021

One of 2021's biggest books. gal-dem The hugely-anticipated YA high-school thriller: ACE OF SPADES is Gossip Girl meets Get Out, with a shocking twist. Buried secrets come to light when two students are targeted by an anonymous bully with an explosive agenda. Hello, Niveus High. It's me. Who am I? That's not important. All you need to know is...I'm here to divide and conquer. - Aces Welcome to Niveus Private Academy, where money paves the hallways, and the students are never less than perfect. Until now. Because anonymous texter, Aces, is bringing two students' dark secrets to light. Talented musician Devon buries himself in rehearsals, but he can't escape the spotlight when his private photos go public. Head girl Chiamaka isn't afraid to get what she wants, but soon everyone will know the price she has paid for power. Someone is out to get them both. Someone who holds all the aces. And they're planning much more than a high-school game... Unputdownable and utterly compulsive, this high-octane thriller takes a powerful look at institutionalized racism. Perfect for fans of Karen McManus, Holly Jackson and Angie Thomas. ACE OF SPADES is the thought-provoking thriller we ALL need. Nic Stone, #1 NYT bestselling author A heart-racing and twisty thriller. Alice Oseman Strong Gossip Girl vibes and a whole lot of mystery. Buzzfeed Thunderous and terrifying. There's no way you're putting this down until you get to the last page. Maureen Johnson, NYT bestselling author

The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow

The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow

Author: Amy McCulloch, Zoe Sugg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2021

A nail-biting page turner written with cinematic sparkle - Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All The Bright Places Think Serial at Malory Towers - Katie Lowe, author of The Furies 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 . . .

Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday

Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday

Author: Natalie C. Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2021

I tell myself I've chosen to live, but the water knows the truth. Waves brush my arms, soft as shroud linen. The water knows I have to die. Three years after his older brother is recruited by the Somali militia group Al Shaabab, Abdi and his family are kidnapped by Americans. In exchange for their freedom, he reluctantly agrees to go undercover to rescue his brother and help foil deadly attacks. After months in their ranks, Abdi finally escapes. Haunted and alone on the streets of Kenya, he steals what he can to get by. But an arrest for petty theft sets in motion a chain of events that force him to confront the past he's been so desperately trying to forget.

Missing Dad 6: Ransom

Missing Dad 6: Ransom

Author: J Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2021

In Missing Dad: Ransom (Book 6 in the series), an escaped criminal from Joe's father's past threatens his life - and Joe and his mates take the fight to the enemy. So they steal a consignment of cocaine from under the noses of the smugglers by swimming beneath the hull of the ship where it is attached; sending it swimming straight into the arms of Marseille customs officials. And escaping alive - just! In Antibes, a heroin-manufacturing bunker is busted, thanks to the hacking skills of Joe's half-Italian cousin Tommaso. Then Tommaso goes one better and hacks the Kremlin. Which leads to the daring hijack of a remote-controlled Russian ship carrying an illegal cargo of deadly hypersonic Zircon cruise missiles. The youngsters nearly pay for this with their lives in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic. Meanwhile Joe's father, impatient to deal with his pursuers, leaves a place of safety and is captured by the deadly Italian Camorra. The chilling deal they want is - Tommaso, who grew up with the Camorra, returns to them to take up active service again. His hacking skills are what they want in order to plunder container ships coming into the ports of Naples and Marseille. But Tommaso turns the tables by hacking the Camorra's links to a Colombian drug baron. And when this deadly game involves hijacking the drug baron's nuclear submarine packed with 200 tonnes of cocaine and spiriting it away from South America via the Arctic Circle, it's all to play for.

Swipe Right for Murder

Swipe Right for Murder

Author: Derek Milman, James Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2021

An epic case of mistaken identity puts a teen looking for a hookup on the run from both the FBI and a murderous cult in this compulsively readable thriller. Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded seventeen-year-old would do--tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgement leads him to a room with a dead guy and a mysterious flash drive...two things that spark an epic case of mistaken identity that puts Aidan on the run--from the authorities, his friends, his family, the people who are out to kill him--and especially from his own troubled past. Inspired by a Hitchcock classic, this whirlwind mistaken-identity caper has razor-sharp humor, devastating emotional stakes, and a thrilling storyline with an explosive conclusion to make this the most compelling YA novel of the year. *Entertainment Weekly's Best YA Books of the Summer *Seventeen Magazine's Best YA Books of the Year *Goodreads Most Anticipated YA Books of the Year *Buzzfeed's Best YA Summer Reads *Most Anticipated Queer Books of 2019 (Hypable) *Barnes & Noble's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP YAs of the year *11 New YA Books to Get Excited About (Pure Wow) *29 New LGBTQ+ YA Books To Add To Your Reading List (Pride.com)

Homewrecker

Homewrecker

Author: Deanna Cameron Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2021

The thrilling new mystery by Wattpad's Deanna Cameron, for fans of One of Us is Lying and A Good Girl's Guide to Murder. Bronwyn Larson's life has literally been torn apart. An EF4 tornado ripped through their trailer park and her mom is found dead, miles away after the storm. Suddenly, her estranged senator father is a part of her life, who's been absent since Bronwyn was born as a product of her parents' secretive affair. After living alone with her mother in a trailer for seventeen years, Bronwyn now has a stepmother and four new siblings, including an older brother and sister who seem skeptical, if not actually disproving, of Bronwyn living with them. While staying with them in their vacation lake house, Bronwyn is hit with the bombshell that her mother's death is being treated as suspicious, with injuries inconsistent of being killed during the tornado. Bronwyn doesn't know who trust or who to believe about her mother's death. Torn between her life as the daughter of an addict and of a well-respected senator, Bronwyn is forced to navigate through this new unfamiliar life alone, with this gut feeling she has. Could her mother's killer be more familiar than she'd ever imagine?

I Know You Did It

I Know You Did It

Author: Sue Wallman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

There's a killer at Ruby's new school. It's Ruby. On her first day at a new school, Ruby finds a note in her locker saying I KNOW YOU DID IT . She's terrified that someone has found out she was responsible for the death of a girl called Hannah in a playground when they were both toddlers - a secret that has haunted her for years. When first one, then two students are found dead, it looks like Ruby is being framed by another killer. Or, she might be next. One of the UK's top teen thriller writers, Sue Wallman is the award-winning author of Lying About Last Summer and Dead Popular Perfect for fans of Karen McManus, Holly Jackson, and We Were Liars