Mystery

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Abrahams, Peter. Down the Rabbit Hole: An Echo Falls Mystery

Like her idol Sherlock Holmes, eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill uses her intellect to solve a murder case in her home town of Echo Falls.

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Feinburg, Anna. Number 8

While hiding out from the mob in the suburbs with his mother, a singer, Jackson uses his fascination with math and numbers to make friends, but strange phone calls and even greater threats endanger not only Jackson and his mother, but his new girlfriend, as well.

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Ferguson, Alane. The Christopher Killer

On the payroll as an assistant to her coroner father, seventeen-year-old Cameryn Mahoney uses her knowledge of forensic medicine to catch the killer of a friend while putting herself in terrible danger.

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Giles, Gail. Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters

Fourteen-year-old Sunny is stunned when a total stranger shows up at her house posing as her older sister Jazz, who supposedly died out of town in a fire months earlier.

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Hautman, Pete and Mary Logue. Snatched

Too curious for her own good, Roni, crime reporter for her high school newspaper, teams up with Brian, freshman science geek, to investigate the beating and kidnapping of a classmate.

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Hiaasen, Carl. Hoot

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy’s attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.

  

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Klass, David. Dark Angel

When his older brother is released from prison, seventeen-year-old Jeff’s family secret is revealed, causing upheaval in his home, school and love life.

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Madison, Bennett. Lulu Dark Can See Through Walls

When someone steals her purse and her identity, high-school junior and reluctant girl sleuth Lulu Dark investigates..

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Pullman, Phillip. The Ruby in the Smoke

In nineteenth-century London, sixteen-year-old Sally, a recent orphan, becomes involved in a deadly search for a mysterious ruby.

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Werlin, Nancy. Double Helix

Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic engineering

Horror/Scary

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Almond, David. Clay

The developing relationship between teenager Davie and a mysterious new boy in town morphs into something darker and more sinister when Davie learns firsthand of the boy’s supernatural powers.

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Anderson, M.T. Thirsty

From the moment he knows that he is destined to be a vampire, Chris thirsts for the blood of people around him while also struggling to remain human.

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De la Cruz, Melissa. Blue Bloods

Select teenagers from some of New York City’s wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

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Giles, Gail. What Happened to Cass McBride?

After his younger brother commits suicide, Kyle Kirby decides to exact revenge on the person he holds responsible, burying her alive.

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Hartnett, Sonya. Surrender

As he lies dying, a twenty-year-old man known as Gabriel recounts his troubled childhood and his strange relationship with a dangerous counterpart named Finnigan.

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Hautman, Pete. Sweetblood

After a lifetime of being a model student, sixteen-year-old Lucy Szabo is suddenly in trouble at school, at home, with the “proto-vampires” she has met online and in person, and most of all with her uncontrolled diabetes.

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Horowitz, Anthony. Raven’s Gate.

Sent to live in a foster home in a remote Yorkshire village, Matt, a troubled fourteen-year-old English boy, uncovers an evil plot involving witchcraft and the site of an ancient stone circle. (Next in series is Evil Star).

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Klause, Annette Curtis. Blood and Chocolate

Sixteen year old werewolf Viv falls in love with a human boy and must decide whether to stay with her pack or be with him.

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Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight

Seventeen year old Bella moves to live with her father in Forks, Washington, a town that holds the dubious honor of being the most sunless place in North America. When Bella meets Edward, an enthralling, but strange student at her high school, she soon suspects he and his family are concealing a secret (next three in the series are New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn).

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Shusterman, Neil. Full Tilt

When sixteen-year-old Blake goes to a mysterious, by-invitation-only carnival, he somehow knows that it could save his comatose brother, but soon learns that much more is at stake if he fails to meet the challenge presented there.

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Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Tantalize

When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family’s vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Kieren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

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Westerfeld, Scott. Peeps.

A teenager afflicted with the virus of vampirism must hunt down everyone who he might have infected.

Adventure

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Cole, Stephen. Thieves Like Us

A mysterious benefactor hand-picks a group of teen geniuses to follow a set of clues leading to the secrets of everlasting life, secrets which they must steal and for which they risk being killed.

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Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Running Out of Time

When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1996 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it’s up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.

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McKernan, Victoria. Shackleton’s Stowaway

A fictionalized account of the adventures of eighteen-year-old Perce Blackborow, who stowed away for the 1914 Shackleton Antarctic expedition and, after their ship Endurance was crushed by ice, endured many hardships, including the loss of the toes of his left foot to frostbite, during the nearly two-year return journey across sea and ice.

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Miller, Kirsten. Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City

Life becomes more interesting for Ananka Fishbein when, at the age of twelve, she discovers an underground room in the park across from her New York City apartment and meets a mysterious girl called Kiki Strike who claims that she, too, wants to explore the subterranean world.

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Moore, Perry. Hero

The teenage son of a disgraced superhero begins to discover his own super powers, starts working with a rag-tag bunch of misfits to save the world, and, afraid of disappointing him, struggles to find a way to tell his dad that he is gay.

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Rosoff, Meg. How I Live Now

To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.

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Updale, Eleanor. Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman?

In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief utilizes the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician’s case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself.

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Yancey, Rick. The Extraordinary Adventure of Alfred Kropp

Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.