Hello friends! Today’s post is about 4 Young Adult (YA) Mystery books that I really enjoyed reading. I also think that these 4 books would be a great to read if you’re new to the YA Mystery genre. Or you could even just read these anyway because yay books!
One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
There’s mystery littered throughout the story which is great, and what had me reading One Was Lost until the last page. Honestly though One Was Lost managed to surprise me because I was not expecting the culprit to be who they turned out to be. That plot twist was such a shocker that I’ll think about One Was Lost sometimes and think to myself “I can’t believe that that happened.” (my review)
Twisted by Hannah Jayne
Twisted is my highest rated Hannah Jayne mystery novel. Twisted managed to keep me on my toes, and the story had me debating back and forth with who I thought the culprit was. Actually up until we found out who the culprit actually was, I was almost agonizing over it because who the culprit turned out to be had painted such a pretty picture for Bex, that she and I both fell for it. (my review)
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
I love a good revenge story, and Carrie Ryan certainly delivered in Daughter of Deep Silence! I can honestly say that when I read Daughter of Deep Silence I was riveted by the story that Ryan wove. What I enjoyed most about Daughter of Deep Silence was the intricacies of how Frances exacts her revenge. I love the level of detail that Frances takes lengths to achieve. Actually, while reading Daughter of Deep Silence I was giddy for most of the book. (my review)
Shadowlands by Kate Brian
If you don’t mind a little fantasy mixed in with your mystery, then I definitely suggest you read Shadowlands. Admittedly, I didn’t know or maybe I forgot that Shadowlands was a YA Mystery with Fantasy, so that’s why the end of the story was such a shock to me. However, I wasn’t upset by finding out that Shadowlands has fantasy elements to it, because in my opinion those fantasy elements make the story that much more interesting. (my review)
These 4 books are all novels that I definitely recommend (All of these books have Trigger/Content Warnings on them so please be aware before reading them). I felt something different with each of these books and would love to hear if you have the same reaction that I did!
If you read any of these books, what did you think of them?