Reviews by Category: Thriller

Teen Review
Scorch Trials

The Scorch Trials

By James Dashner
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Mininja5896
Apr 10, 2024

After escaping the terrible maze trials, they ended up being rescued only to find themselves in another simulation, designed to rule out the weak kids in the lot. Thomas is confused on what to do next and doesn’t even know if he can trust his own friends in the process. Join them on the journey they will take filled with mysteries, hideous creatures, and some of the deepest and darkest secrets about the situation of humanity and what’s to come in this dystopian novel.

Teen Review
We Were Liars

We Were Liars

By E. Lockhart
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Apr 10, 2024

We Were Liars is a captivating novel that intertwines themes of family, love, and the corrosive nature of lies. Set on a private island off the coast of Massachusetts, owned by the wealthy Sinclair family, the story is told through the eyes of Cadence Sinclair Eastman. Cadence, her cousins, and a close family friend (the "Liars" of the title) spend every summer together on the island, living a life of privilege and leisure.

Teen Review
Fight Club

Fight Club

By Chuck Palahniuk
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
wesley
Apr 10, 2024

“First rule of fight club. You do not talk about fight club”

This book follows the experiences of a man struggling with insomnia. His doctor suggests that he visits support groups, and he finds relief and that maybe his insomnia isn’t as bad as what he could have. Everything changes when he meets a girl at one of his groups, and soon after, a man named Tyler Durden, who forms a strong bond with the main character.

Teen Review
As Good as Dead

As Good as Dead

By Holly Jackson
Star Rating
★★

Rated by
chen358
Mar 18, 2024

Pippa Fitz-Amobi is haunted by the two murder cases she solved, by the victims, by the attention her crime podcast garnered, and by the survivors, which is bad enough--but then it starts to feel like someone is watching her. 

Teen Review
The Dare

The Dare

By Hannah Jayne
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Mahad Z.
Mar 18, 2024

The Dare by Hannah Jayne is a gripping thriller centered around three best friends, Brynn, Mia, and Charlotte, whose friendship is tested when they receive a mysterious invitation to participate in a dangerous game. The game, orchestrated by an anonymous sender known only as "Daredevil," forces the girls to complete increasingly risky challenges in exchange for money. As the dares escalate, the girls find themselves trapped in a web of secrets, lies, and betrayal, with their lives hanging in the balance.

Teen Review
Good Girl, Bad Blood

God Girl, Bad Blood

By Holly Jackson

Rated by
chen358
Feb 23, 2024

After solving the murder case together, Ravi Singh helped Pip create a podcast that soon went viral, but they both swear off sleuthing. When someone Pip knows goes missing, and the police don’t do anything about it, Pip takes matters into her own hands. 

The beginning was a bit slow, since the second book was more of a disappearance than a murder. I thought the second book was even more interesting than the first book. Especially near the end, I was so shocked about A LOT of things. Some people who I thought were literally so pure and innocent. 

Teen Review
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

By Holly Jackson
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
chen358
Feb 23, 2024

Pippa Fitz-Amobi is determined to find the real killer in a closed murder case 5 years ago. She teams up with the Ravi Signh, whose brother was supposedly the killer then committed suicide. As she discovers more about the past, the more dangerous her project becomes. 

Teen Review
The Mill House Murders

The Mill House Murders

By Yukito Ayatsuji
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Feb 23, 2024

The Mill House Murders is about a masked man who, after a tragic accident, lives in a secluded house with his wife, the butler, and the housekeeper. Once a year, four other people are allowed to enter the house- an art dealer, a professor, a director of a hospital, and a priest at the masked man's family temple. In 1985, one man is murdered, another disappears, and a priceless painting is stolen. The police close the case, but it doesn’t add up.

Teen Review
Awake by Natasha Preston

Awake

By Natasha Preston
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Mahad Z.
Feb 16, 2024

Summary: Awake by Natasha Preston is a gripping young adult thriller that follows Scarlett, a teenager who finds herself trapped in a coma after a car accident that claimed the lives of her family. While her body lies unconscious in the hospital, Scarlett's mind is awake, unable to move or communicate, but fully aware of her surroundings. As Scarlett struggles to piece together the events leading up to the accident, she uncovers shocking secrets about her family and must race against time to prevent further harm.

Teen Review
The Family Upstairs

The Family Upstairs

By Lisa Jewell
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Feb 14, 2024

This book was written using three different perspectives. The first one was from a girl named Libby, who had just turned 25. This was very significant for her because this was the age that she would receive an unknown trust from her parents. The second perspective was a character named Lucy. Lucy, barely getting by, has two kids, a violin, and no permanent home. The final perspective was a boy named Henry Lamb. Contrary to the first two perspectives, Henry narrates the story in the past (1980s). Libby and Lucy are dealing with the present.

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