Halloween season is the best time of year to bring out your favorite mystery, thriller or horror books. Sitting under a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocolate, tea or coffee and reading by candlelight on a chilly night is the perfect way to spend an October night. We have some recommendations for our readers, both old and new YA books, to make this month one full of fright. keep reading…if you’re brave enough.Continue reading “The Best YA Books to Read Before Halloween”
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Karen McManus’s YA Books Ranked
If you read our blog, you know we love Karen McManus’s YA books and have read all of them. She is one of our auto-buy authors and we can’t wait to read more of her mysteries/thrillers. We plan on updating this post when McManus releases her next book! Are you a McManus fan? Let us know your rankings in the comments!
1. The Cousins
Milly, Aubrey and Jonah Story have never met their grandmother. Years ago, she disinherited their parents and cut off all contact. Out of the blue, she sends them letters inviting them to stay at her resort on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts. Only, it’s a lot more complicated than that. When they arrive on the island, nobody seems to expect them. Their grandmother keeps them at arms length, but the more time the cousins spend on the island, the more they learn about their family secrets.Continue reading “Karen McManus’s YA Books Ranked”
January 2022 Book Club: You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen McManus
You’ll Be the Death of Me released November 30th, 2021.Continue reading “January 2022 Book Club: You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen McManus”
YA Books Set in New England
So many of our favorite books are set in New England. The six states (Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire) are the perfect setting for a murder mystery or a contemporary romance. What are your favorite books set in New England? Let us know in the comments.
1. Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen McManus
Two Can Keep A Secret is a spooky YA mystery set in Vermont. When Ellery and Ezra move from LA to a small town in Vermont, unsolved murders seem to be the norm…some of which have to do with the amusement park they started working at. This mystery will give you major fall vibes and the full small town New England experience.Continue reading “YA Books Set in New England”
Our Top Ten Favorite YA Releases of 2019
We’ve read some great (and not so great!) books in 2019. Here’s a greatest hits list of some of our faves. We can’t wait to see which books make our list in 2020! Tell us if you’ve read any of these in the comments. Also, tell us your best books of 2019 books!
1. Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
We’ve raved about this book since we read it for our monthly book club. For more info, check out our full review here. Serpent and Dove has it all: romance, action, magic, and witty banter. Lou is a witch who has fled her coven, forced to become a thief to survive. After a run in with a witch hunter named Reid, Lou’s life changes forever. As the two grow closer, she has to deal with the demons from her past before they ruin her relationship.Continue reading “Our Top Ten Favorite YA Releases of 2019”
31 YA Books to Read Before Halloween
Do you love all the spookiness of October? So do we! To celebrate our six month anniversary of blogging, we compiled a list of young adult thrillers and mysteries to satisfy your book needs for the entire month. Leave a comment if you’ve read any of these and tell us your favorites. Happy Halloween!
1. The Secret Circle series by L.J Smith
You can’t have Halloween without witches. The witches from the Secret Circle series live in the eerie town of New Salem, Massachusetts. Cassie Blake moves to own and suddenly she’s thrown into a world of magic and danger. She always believed she was a normal teenager, until she meets the circle, a group of 11 other witches who need Cassie to complete their group.Continue reading “31 YA Books to Read Before Halloween”