April 27, 2020


Raven is a fast-moving, young adult thriller revolving around select teens who investigate the hacking of FBM Bank—but quickly realize this is no ordinary attack.

Fireball, 16, leads Team Raven, an elite, diverse group of teens attending Cinzento Academy in a near future Seattle. Fireball has lived at the Academy ever since her mother was […]


May 14, 2018

Death of a Movie Star

Timothy Patrick’s Death of a Movie Star offers a look at the underbelly of Hollywood, where careers teeter on high wires, crashing descents happen often, and the only recourse after a fall is to brush yourself off and try again.

The story revolves around two actors: 87-year-old Lenora Danmore, and the young A-lister Cassandra […]


July 3, 2017

A Summer in Doubt

Dex Winchester’s new novel, which seems aimed at young adults, follows three teenage boys as they investigate a mystery and find themselves in peril.

The summer before starting high school, Dante and his two best friends, Anthony and Miles, are looking forward to a lazy time fishing in the Louisiana bayou and flirting with their […]


November 7, 2016

The Angel of the Mansion

Victoria Rich’s novel about a young woman’s descent into a world of bizarre ritual and dark enlightenment offers a stylish fusion of supernatural mysticism, horror, mystery, and romance.

Anis is a stunningly beautiful 18-year-old fashion model residing in Manhattan. She seems to be living a charmed life, but after she is brutally attacked on a […]


September 26, 2016

The Dirt Bike Detective

In The Dirt Bike Detective, author Douglas L. Hoover combines outstanding characterization and a vivid narrative to create a poignant and delightful young adult mystery novel.

Narrated by Oliver Teller, a sweet-natured 12-year-old who fights against self-consciousness because of a large birthmark on his face, the story begins on the first day of […]


March 3, 2014

Borderline: A Zak Taggart Mystery

Jim Vander May’s Borderline: A Zak Taggart Mystery has everything going for it: a suspenseful storyline, a setting that works on several levels, a mystery to solve, a deftly handled underlying theme, a practical message, and a grasp of the workings of a teen’s mind as shown through its likable protagonist, Zak Taggart.

The action […]


February 11, 2013

The Mystical Mirror

This young adult novel features a mystery crossed with a time travel story and is, as one character might put it, “a cracking good leg puller.”

When Erica gets a mirror for a gift, she’s not prepared to be transported back to 1913, much less save the life of her new best friend Millie. But […]