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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!

Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Author: Joelle Charbonneau Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Seven students trapped in their school after a bomb goes off must fight to survive while also discovering who among them is the bomber in this keenly crafted thriller (Kirkus) from the author of the New York Times bestselling Testing Trilogy. Perfect for fans of This Is Where It Ends. A congressman's daughter sick of her cookie-cutter image. A star quarterback with something to hide. A guy who's tired of the star quarterback ignoring his calls. A clarinet player who's done trying to fit in--or trying at all. An orphaned rebel who wants to teach someone a lesson. A guy who wants people to see him, not his religion. Diana, Frankie, Tad, Cas, Z, and Rashid couldn't be more different, but today, they've all found a reason to come to school a week before the semester starts. Before the morning's over, they'll all be trapped in a building that's been rocked by a bombing. When they hear on the radio that someone inside is the bomber, and planning to set off more explosions, they'll also be looking to one another for answers. Told from multiple perspectives, Time Bomb is an emotional thriller that will keep readers guessing about who the bomber could be--and what motivated such drastic action.

The Key of All Souls (Jane Doe Chronicles)

The Key of All Souls (Jane Doe Chronicles)

Author: Jeremy Lachlan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Stranger Things meets Indiana Jones in this dark and magical sequel to the fantasy adventure Cradle of All Worlds. In her quest for the Cradle Sea Jane has been thrown by a life-shattering revelation - she is the third Cradle key - a child created by the Gods to safeguard the Manor. She must reunite the keys to save her world. This quest may cost her life. Fans of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials, Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson adventures, Frances Hardinge and the Netflix blockbuster Stranger Things will love this heart-pounding and spell-binding middle grade adventure with its nod to the classic 80s movies The Goonies and Indiana Jones. 'Stuffed with monsters, double-crossing and heaps of peril. Jane's a vibrant, winning heroine, full of wit and sarcasm, and Jeremy Lachlan's cinematic writing is a joy' - Booktrust Jeremy Lachlan, a Sydney bookseller, has always been obsessed with the big epic adventures such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and The Chronicles of Narnia - and was inspired to write The Cradle of All Worlds while lost in the Cairo Museum. The first book in a duology, this is his debut novel.

Follow Me, Like Me

Follow Me, Like Me

Author: Charlotte Seager Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

When sixteen-year-old Chloe replies to a DM from a gorgeous stranger, she has no idea what she's inviting into her life. As her online fan becomes increasingly obsessive, her real life starts to come apart at the seams and Chloe realizes she needs to find a way to stop him before things spiral out of control. Misfit Amber's online obsession with her personal trainer begins to creep into the real world. But when she hears a terrible rumor about him, she drops everything to try and prove his innocence - even if it means compromising her own. In Follow Me, Like Me by Charlotte Seager, Amber and Chloe might find that the truth is much harder to swallow than the lies.

Arctic Zoo

Arctic Zoo

Author: Robert Muchamore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

'It isn't easy to change the world but you've got to keep trying.' Georgia gets straight As at school, has been placed first in twenty-six drone races and has a serious addiction to buying Japanese stationery. She plans to follow her older sister Sophie and become a doctor, but her worldview is shattered when tragedy strikes. Julius lives in Ondo, a Nigerian state where half the population lives on less than a dollar a day. But he isn't one of them. His uncle has been state governor for more than a decade and his mother is the power behind that throne. He finds refuge in a derelict zoo with best friend Duke, but as the two of them grow close, the world outside becomes more and more hostile. Following two teenagers living very different lives, ARCTIC ZOO is an arresting thriller about protest, sexuality, mental heath and flawed leadership, from the bestselling author of CHERUB.

Minecraft: Deep Dive (Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles #3)

Minecraft: Deep Dive (Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles #3)

Author: Nick Eliopulos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

The gang from Woodsword Middle School have re-entered the world of Minecraft, and this time they're taking the plunge to discover the secrets of the ocean biome. When the friends follow a treasure map, they find their underwater quest ties in perfectly with their new school science project. But trouble quickly threatens to sink them in both worlds! For fans of the Minecraft game, Jumanji and Wreck it Ralph.

One Of Us Is Next

One Of Us Is Next

Author: Karen McManus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Introducing - ONE OF US IS NEXT. Welcome back to Bayview High . . . It is a year after the action of One of Us Is Lying, and someone has started playing a game of Truth or Dare. But this is no ordinary Truth or Dare. This game is lethal. Choosing the truth may reveal your darkest secrets, accepting the dare could be dangerous, even deadly. The teenagers of Bayview must work together once again to find the culprit, before it's too late . . .

Every Stolen Breath

Every Stolen Breath

Author: Kimberly Gabriel Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

This fast-paced and immersive thriller shows just how hard one girl will fight back against corruption and violence, knowing any breath might be her last. The Swarm is unrecognizable, untraceable, and unpredictable - a mob that leaves death in its wake. Public places are no longer safe. Every day is a threat. Though it's been two years since the last attack, Lia Finch has found clues that the Swarm is ready to claim a new victim. The last victim was Lia's father, attorney Steven Finch. Devastated and desperate for answers, Lia will do anything to uncover the reasons behind his death and to stop someone else from being struck down. However, the odds are stacked against her: Lia's PTSD from her father's attack has left her with a shaky grip on reality, and her debilitating asthma is a time bomb that could kill her at any moment. After a close encounter with the Swarm puts Lia on their radar, she teams up with a teen hacker, a reporter, and a mysterious stranger who knows firsthand how the Swarm works. Together, they work to uncover the master puppeteer behind the group. If Lia and her network don't stop the person pulling the strings-and fast-Lia will be the next victim.

All the Things We Do in the Dark

All the Things We Do in the Dark

Author: Saundra Mitchell Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Sadie meets Girl in Pieces in this dark, emotional thriller by acclaimed author Saundra Mitchell. Something happened to Ava. The curving scar on her face is proof. Ava would rather keep that something hidden-buried deep in her heart and her soul. But in the woods on the outskirts of town, the traces of someone else's secrets lie frozen, awaiting Ava's discovery-and what Ava finds threatens to topple the carefully constructed wall of normalcy that she's spent years building around her. Secrets leave scars. But when the secret in question is not your own-do you ignore the truth and walk away? Or do you uncover it from its shallow grave and let it reopen old wounds-wounds that have finally begun to heal?

This Splintered Silence

This Splintered Silence

Author: Kayla Olson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

From the author of The Sandcastle Empire comes a sci-fi thriller that's equal parts Illuminae and One of Us Is Lying. Lindley Hamilton has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first generation crew member on board, including her mother, the commander, was killed by a deadly virus. Lindley always assumed she'd captain the Lusca one day, but she never thought that day would come so soon. And she never thought it would be like this-struggling to survive every day, learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how to communicate with Earth, making sure they don't run out of food. When a member of the surviving second generation dies from symptoms that look just like the deadly virus, though, Lindley feels her world shrinking even smaller. And as more people die, Lindley must face the terrifying reality-that either the virus has mutated, or one of their own is a killer.

Catfishing on Catnet A Novel

Catfishing on Catnet A Novel

Author: Naomi Kritzer Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2019

Inside Out

Inside Out

Author: Natalie Hibberd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

In a divisive world of mistrust and murder, there's only one thing that matters growing up: you're either in The Inside or The Outside. While the Insiders appear pampered and privileged, the Outsiders know only harsh realities. Believing themselves to be needlessly deprived of everything the Insiders have, the younger generation channel their rage into a terrorist group called The Freedom Fighters, a group intent on overthrowing the Inside at any cost. Now the Insiders must watch as the world they love collapses around them while the government resort to increasingly desperate tactics to try and contain the Outside threat. When the latest initiative catapults one of the young into the heart of the war, everything is pushed to breaking point. Loyalties will be tested. Lives will be risked. Their worlds will change forever.

Night Terrors

Night Terrors

Author: Ali Sparkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2019

It's not every day a couple of eagles pay you a visit in the middle of the night and tell you your friend, who happens to be hundreds of miles away, is in terrible danger. But Matt and Elena are not everyday people. They're Night Speakers, with the ability to communicate with animals, and an uncanny habit of getting into save-the-world situations. But what is shaking the birds' world so much that it would drive them to fly hundreds of miles? Something huge and horrifying is happening, and Tima is in the middle of it. Can Matt and Elena get to her in time? Something is going on below the surface, and only the Night Speakers can stop us all from falling into the cracks. . . The fourth standalone adventure in the Night Speakers series - action adventures about contemporary children with extraordinary powers, told with award-winning author Ali Sparkes's classic humour and energy.