Revolutions, resolutions, and revelations abound in these intense reads for high school students. Your suspense-seeking readers will be riveted by these darkly mysterious thrillers that are sure to captivate.

 

Universal Harvester: A Novel

by John Darnielle

Adult Crossover High Plus

Life in a small town takes a dark turn when mysterious footage begins appearing on VHS cassettes at the local Video Hut.

 

This Is the Story of You

by Beth Kephart

Young Adults Plus

Before the superstorm destroyed her island hometown, Mira “thought the waves would rise up, toss down, rinse clean, and that I would still be standing here, solid. I was wrong about everything.”

 

Blood Red Snow White

by Marcus Sedgwick

Young Adults Plus

Leaving an unhappy marriage, journalist Arthur Ransome moves to Russia and gets caught in the Bolshevik revolution.

 

The Passion of Dolssa

by Julie Berry

Young Adults

In thirteenth-century Provensa, a devotedly religious girl flees Church executioners who claim she’s a heretic. She finds refuge in a seaside town where Church authority lacks high regard.

 

Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”: A Graphic Adaptation

by Miles Hyman

Graphic Novels High

Visual artist and Jackson’s grandson Miles Hyman has crafted an eerie vision of the hamlet where the tale unfolds, its inhabitants, and the unforgettable ritual they set into motion.

 

The Bone Witch

by Rin Chupeco

Current Trends High

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family..

 

The Darkest Corners

by Kara Thomas

Mystery/Adventure High

Years ago, Tessa’s testimony helped convict a serial killer called “The Ohio River Monster.” But Tessa worries the wrong man was put away—and now it seems the Monster is killing again.

 

The Possible

by Tara Altebrando

Mystery High

The Possible is a twisty, surprising exploration of the power of our minds, the power of will, and how our histories define us.

 

The One Memory of Flora Banks

by Emily Barr

Mystery High

Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories.

 

Bull

by David Elliott

High-Interest High

David Elliott turns a classic on its head in form and approach, updating the timeless story of Theseus and the Minotaur for a new generation. Author’s notes about the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and the poetic forms used.

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