Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) by Justina Ireland (2018)
YA Fiction | Historical | Paranormal | Horror
“Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations. Continue reading
Bird Box by Josh Malerman (2014)
Fiction | Apocalyptic/Dystopia | Thriller
“Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Continue reading
I Am Still Alive by Kate Alice Marshall (2018)
YA Fiction | Contemporary | Survival
Jess is alone. Her cabin has burned to the ground. She knows if she doesn’t act fast, the cold will kill her before she has time to worry about food. But she is still alive—for now. Continue reading
I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent #1) by Barry Lyga (2012)
YA Fiction | Crime Thriller
“What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad?
Jasper “Jazz” Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say.
But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal’s point of view. Continue reading
Black: The Birth of Evil (The Circle #1) by Ted Dekker (2003)
Fiction | Paranormal/Sci-Fi Thriller
“Enter an adrenaline-laced epic where dreams and reality collide.
Fleeing his assailants through deserted alleyways, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of a building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head…and his world goes black.
From the blackness comes an amazing reality of another world-a world where evil is contained. A world where Thomas Hunter is in love with a beautiful woman. Then he remembers the dream of the chase as he reaches to touch the blood on his head. Continue reading
The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay (2016)
YA Fiction | Mystery/Thriller
“Who will be left after lights out?
Tag, you’re it…
It’s 4:00 a.m. when they come for me. I am already awake, strung out on the fear that they will come, and the fear that they won’t. When I finally hear the click of the latch on the dormitory door, I have only a second to brace myself before— Continue reading
Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry (2017)
Fiction | Fantasy | Horror
“There is one version of my story that everyone knows. And then there is the truth. This is how it happened. How I went from being Peter Pan’s first—and favorite—lost boy to his greatest enemy. Continue reading