Teen Thrillers

Looking for page-turning thrills and nail-biting action…without the monsters and magic? Try some of these great titles.


The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong

Need by Joelle Charbonneau

Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon (PersefoneTrilogy, Book One)

Zero Day by Jan Gangsei

Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (Alex Rider, Book One)

Shackled by Tom Leveen

The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight (Outliers, Book One)

The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda

Unrivaled by Alyson Noël (Beautiful Idols, Book One)

Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy (Divided We Fall Trilogy, Book One)

The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard (Perfectionists, Book One)

Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith (Escape From Furnace, Book One)

H.I.V.E.: Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Education by Mark Walden (H.I.V.E., Book One)

Variant by Robison Wells

Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff (Unknown Assassin, Book One)