Reviews by Category: Mystery

Teen Review
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Vanishing Girls

By Lauren Oliver
4
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Teen Book Reviewer
Jun 29, 2022

Vanishing Girls, by Lauren Oliver, is about 2 sisters finding their ways into the world. Nic and Dara weren’t the closest of sisters but they looked out for each other. They would play games, have fun talking for hours and hours about anything and everything, doing things sisters do. But then things started to happen. Nic started to grow up trying to be more protective of Dara but that only led to Dara getting hurt. A car accident that left beautiful Dara scarred.

Teen Review
The Dare by Hannah Jayne

The Dare

By Hannah Jayne
4
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Teen Book Reviewer
Jun 28, 2022

The Dare by Hannah Jayne is about a teenager named Brynn that hides a frightening secret. Trying to run away from the past, Brynn and her family move to a city where she can start new. Or so she thought. Brynn and her best friend, Erica were the best of friends. They did everything together, but one night Brynn had a crazy dare. And only one of them came back. After Erica’s death, Brynn has been receiving terrifying messages that make her question if she is dead after all.

Teen Review
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Inheritance Games

By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
4
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A_Gascich
Jun 28, 2022

The Inheritance Games is a young adult mystery novel by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. It is the first novel in The Inheritance Games series. It follows Avery Grambs, a high schooler hoping for a better life. She gets her wish when she is left the inheritance of Tobias Hawthorne, a recently deceased billionaire. However, she has never met Tobias Hawthorne and has no idea why she got his fortune.

Teen Review
The Drowning Summer by Christine Lynn Herman

The Drowning Summer

By Christine Lynn Herman
4
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Aleeza M.
Jun 25, 2022

The main characters of The Drowning Summer are Mina and Evelyn. Mina’s family can speak to spirits and they later find out that Evelyn can too. Mina wants to break her curse so that she can learn to do magic herself. She can’t do this yet, because she has to make a deal with the spirit that is cursing her. So, Mina and Evelyn banish the spirit altogether so that Mina can start practicing her magic. Then, they both go back to living their normal lives and Mina gets to do magic.

Teen Review
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Inheritance Games

By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Jun 25, 2022

What would you do if you were suddenly given billions of dollars from a total stranger you have never met before? Is it an accident? Do they have the wrong person? No, everything Tobias is planned perfectly. So why Avery? What caused Tobias to choose her to solve the greatest mysteries in a life-threatening situation tied up with the Hawthrone family when she has absolutely no relation?

Teen Review
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

By Holly Jackson
4
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Anonymous
Jun 23, 2022

This book kept me on my toes till the very end. I wouldn’t say it was predictable at all, and was overall very creative and interesting to keep up with Pip as she uncovers the truth of a murder accusation case. It was intriguing to see the way she worked through the case, with limited resources and being a teenager investigating such a taboo topic in her town, along with the mental toll it took on her. This is overall fast paced and also has a slight romance. I feel like the book could have been a little shorter, however, the writing is still very interesting.

Teen Review
The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

The Cousins

By Karen M. McManus
4
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Teen Book Reviewer
Jun 21, 2022

The Cousins is a plot twisting story with many turns which will keep you reading until the last page. 3 cousins. All from different backgrounds. All of these years the Story family had fallen apart when their estranged grandmother decided to take her children’s inheritance leaving one note, “You know what you did”, leaving no explanation. After all of these years, she asks her grandchildren to work for the summer at her resort and all 3 discover that she is not there.

Teen Review
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying

By Karen M. McManus
5
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Teen Book Reviewer
Jun 21, 2022

One of Us is Lying is one of best books I’ve ever read. 4 teens are being targeted as suspects of a murder of one of their classmates. They witness the death of this classmate, Simon, while serving detention due to an allergic reaction. Since they were the only ones to witness this, Addy, Cooper, Brownyn, and Nate, they are all targeted as suspects of the murder of Simon. Simon was a loner that created many enemies by revealing secrets about classmates in an app called About That.

Teen Review
Look For Me by Lisa Gardner

Look For Me

By Lisa Gardner
3
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Teen Book Reviewer
Jun 21, 2022

Look for Me is an absorbing and complex crime story that keeps readers interested til the very end. It is told from the perspective of a detective and a survivor. Roxy, a teenager, loses her family due to a fatal shooting in her home while walking her dogs. She never comes back. Police are looking for her, desperate to find answers to what happened that night. But this isn’t a normal family. Roxy’s family was broken in many ways and Roxy still had to pick up all of her pieces and start over.

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