Can You Solve The Case in These Young Adult Mystery Books?

There is nothing better than being pulled into a great mystery, and the best mystery novels are always captivating and suspenseful. These books offer an exciting and thrilling reading experience that will keep you guessing until the very end. Here are some of the best young adult mystery books for any reader looking for a high-stakes case.

Why You Should Read Young Adult Mystery Books

Young Adult mystery books are great fun for those who love a good suspenseful story. These books are compelling and exciting, and they address issues that can be relevant for both young adults and adults. We all love a good mystery story with an intriguing plot and clever twists, and mystery books encourage readers to think outside of their own problems.


Young Adult Mystery Books - Introductions by C. L. Stone

1. Introductions (The Ghost Bird Series Book 1)

by C. L. Stone

Used to being an outcast in the shadows, Sang craves a new start for her peers to finally accept her. When she moves to a new school district, Sang finds herself bonding with a group of boys and learning what it’s like to have friends. But these boys will have to keep a big secret from Sang–they’ve sworn allegiance to a mysterious Academy. Will being kept in the dark force Sang to change her loyalty?

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Young Adult Mystery Books - Rae of Hope by W.J. May

2. Rae of Hope (The Chronicles of Kerrigan Book 1)

by W.J. May

Rae Kerrigan doesn’t know much about her family history since both of her parents died when she was little. But everything is about to change once she enrolls in a prestigious boarding school on a scholarship. Struggling with the challenges of a new school and trying to make new friends, Rae receives a tattoo once she turns 16 and becomes connected to a dark evil that is linked to her family’s past, revealing mysterious secrets.

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Young Adult Mystery Books - The Royal Spy by Cassie M. Shiels

3. The Royal Spy (A Princess Tale Book 1)

by Cassie M. Shiels

After her mother was murdered, Katie’s father tosses her princess birthright to the side and starts raising her to be a spy–the best spy. Now, the biggest challenge Katie has to face is playing the part of a weak princess. But Katie is suddenly forced to choose if she wants to be a princess or a spy if she wants to save her country.

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Young Adult Mystery Books - The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur

4. The Forest of Stolen Girls

by June Hur

Ever since Hwani and her little sister were found unconscious near a gruesome crime scene, their family has never been the same. Years have passed and thirteen girls have disappeared from the same forest the sisters were found in. Hwani’s father, a detective, starts to investigate, but vanishes as well. Intent on finding her dad and solving the case, Hwani realizes that her buried memories might give the answers she needs.

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Young Adult Mystery Books - A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

5. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

by Holly Jackson

In Pip’s town, everybody knows the story of how a popular senior at the high school was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal, before he took his own life. It has been five years and the tragedy still haunts the town of Fairview. But Pip has a hunch that there was more to that day. For her senior project, she reexamines the case and discovers dark secrets that just might prove Sal’s innocence.

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Young Adult Mystery Books - Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

6. Patron Saints of Nothing

by Randy Ribay

Relaxing and playing video games is all high school senior Jay Reguero plans on doing before he leaves for college in the fall. After his cousin is murdered as part of the war on drugs, Jay’s family won’t talk about Jun’s death. In order to find out the real story and uncover the truth, Jay travels to the Philippines and learns about what led to his cousin’s murder.

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Young Adult Mystery Books - The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan

7. The Last Thing I Remember (The Homelanders Book 1)

by Andrew Klavan

When Charlie West wakes up in an unfamiliar room, he finds himself covered in bruises and strapped to a chair, and he hears a strange voice ordering his death. How did things get to this point? The last thing Charlie recalls is being a normal high school student. Now Charlie must figure out where and who he really is in order to make it out of the room alive.

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