Reviews by Category: Mystery

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One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying

By Karen M. McManus
5
Rated by
Preya N.
Sep 5, 2021

One of Us is Lying opens with the death of Simon, a high school student and the creator of a gossip app, a day before he had planned to expose the carefully-guarded secrets of four other students: Bronwyn, Addy, Cooper, and Nate. Only, the four students in the detention room when he was poisoned were just those: Bronwyn, Addy, Cooper, and Nate. When the “Bayview Four” are declared suspects in Simon’s murder, all four of them claim they’re innocent—but which one of them is lying?

Teen Review
Notorious by Gordon Korman

Notorious

By Gordon Korman
5
Rated by
Aryan C.
Aug 25, 2021

If you are looking for an adventure, mystery, and friendship book, this is the book that you are looking for. Notorious is an amazing book about Keenan and ZeeBee who investigate how ZeeBee’s dog was murdered by a person who tried to break into her house. ZeeBee believes that there is treasure on the island that one person wants for themselves. Keenan does not believe it as much as she does but he goes along with it and they become friends.

Teen Review
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Murder on the Orient Express

By Agatha Christie
5
Rated by
Saathwika A.
Aug 21, 2021

Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie, is a Mystery/Thriller.  After Midnight, the Orient express stops due to heavy snowfall. The trains stop overnight, and the passengers fall asleep. The train is full of passengers until the following day. One person is killed in his compartment. He was stabbed twelve times. The detective must solve the case before the killer strikes once more.

Teen Review
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None

By Agatha Christie
5
Rated by
Saathwika A.
Aug 20, 2021

And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, is a Mystery/Thriller. Ten strangers were invited to spend time at a coast in Devon. Each of them have a deep - dark secret. While everyone is at the private house, the host is nowhere to be found. One by one, the ten guests begin to die. Until there iso ne left and then there were none…

Teen Review
We'll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

We'll Never Be Apart

By Emiko Jean
3
Rated by
Saathwika A.
Aug 6, 2021

Both Alice and Celia are twins. After Alice’s boyfriend, Jason, died in a fire, she was committed into a mental psych ward. Alice hates it there, but after meeting a kid, Chase, she begins to wonder if her sister is in the ward too! She asks Chase, a mysterious boy, for help. But in the process, Alice begins to rethink everything. Can she trust Chase? Is anyone going to help her? All Alice wants to know is the truth. What happened to Jason? Where is Celia?

Teen Review
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

House of Salt and Sorrows

By Erin A. Craig
5
Rated by
Lisa J.
Aug 5, 2021

To the people of Salann, the sea is everything. It is a cruel master, harsh and unforgiving, and it is both life and death. Annaleigh Thaumas has sent four of her eleven sisters back to the sea — and each went more horribly than the last. Now, there are whispers that the sisters are cursed, and loneliness has joined the heavy swaths of grief and mourning that encase the family like a black veil.

Teen Review
Tyrannosaurus Wrecks by Stuart Gibbs

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks

By Stuart Gibbs
4
Rated by
Paranjay S.
Aug 3, 2021

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks is about Teddy Fitzroy and his encounters with a tyrannosaurus rex skull. One day he receives a call from his friend, Sage, that a T-rex skull that was discovered in his backyard has mysteriously disappeared. Since Teddy has solved many mysteries in the past, he is the one tasked with finding out what happened to the skull. The mystery doesn’t make any sense, as the skull weighed 500 pounds and it had rained the night before, and there were no footprints.

Teen Review
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars

By E. Lockhart
1
Rated by
Eric S.
Jul 25, 2021

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is probably one of my least favorite books I have read in a while. The story attempts to paint trauma and mental illness in the eyes of a teenager. It tries to be relatable to the reader, and while I believe that this could have been achieved, the main character of the novel is quite frankly a horrible character.

Teen Review
The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer

The Deadly Sister

By Eliot Schrefer
3
Rated by
Cheryl W.
Jul 24, 2021

The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer is a mystery novel with complex twists and turns.  Abby Goodwin has always been the overprotective sister. Saving her sister, Maya, was almost like a part-time job for her. Unfortunately, as they grew up and matured, they started drifting apart. One day, Abby finds Jefferson Andrews, the popular, the smart, and the “perfect” boy at their high school dead. As she slowly unravels and follows the trails of clues, everything points to Maya and everyone suspects Maya.

Teen Review
The Collector K.R. Alexander

The Collector

By K.R. Alexander
4
Rated by
Saathwika A.
Jul 14, 2021

Sixth grader Josie, her sister, and her mother both moved to their grandmother's house. Even though Josie does not like the town, she has to adjust to it. Weird things happen once her grandmother starts giving off warnings and rules. Then, one day at school, Josie meets a new girl named Vanessa. They become best friends. Suddenly, people from her school start to disappear. What or who is behind the disappearance?

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