Thrillers

Deathwatch by Robb White
When a college student, needing money for school, accepts a job as a desert guide for a multi-millionaire madman, he never dreams that he will be the hunted prey the madman wishes to stalk in this thrilling novel.

The Doom Stone by Paul Zindel
Jackson Colby, an American visiting England, gets pulled into the frantic search for the monster/beast that is terrorizing and killing people near the historic Stonehenge ruins. If you liked this book, you might also like Zindel's Raptoror Loch.

Downriver by Will Hobbs
This book, one of Hobbs's most suspenseful, tells of a group of rebellious teens sent to a wilderness camp to get "straightened out." Each has their own agenda, though, and in the end all find themselves in more danger than they bargained for. Thunder River is the sequeal to this book.

Far North by Will Hobbs
Fifteen-year-old Gabe enrolls in a North Alaskan boarding school to be near his father but experiences far more adventure than he bargained for when the small plane he is riding in crashes and he and his roommate must trek their way out of the northern wilderness in the middle of winter. Will Hobbs has written many other wilderness adventure books. Check them out!

A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer
When the spirits dictate that Nhamo, a young South African woman, must marry a cruel and too-old man, she gathers her few belongings and flees the only village she has ever known. During her long journey she faces many obstacles and dangers but emerges a far wiser and self-reliant heroine.

House of Stairs by William Sleator
Unknowingly, five teens have been "kidnapped" to be the subjects of a harsh psychology experiment. There is no place to go except for up and down endless stairs that all lead to nowhere; there is no one to talk to except each other; and there is no food except what comes from the machine that only produces food if you dance for it. When they find that they must cooperate with each other in order to merely survive, they may have already been enemies for too long.

The Illyrian Adventure by Lloyd Alexander
Vesper Holly and her guardian set out to find the legendary treasure in the land of Illyria only to find themselves in the midst of a local war and their very lives in greatest danger.

The Kidnapping of Suzie Q by Martin Waddell
Suzie Quinn is taken hostage during a bungled supermarket hold up in Northern Ireland and the robbers refuse to let her going believing that she can identify them.

Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
Oh yes, they meant to play a mean and nasty trick on their hated English teacher but this group of high schoolers certainly never meant to kill him! How did that happen and now what will they do?

Look For Me By Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn
Cynda is somewhat bored while visiting the remote inn in Maine which is owned by her father and stepmother so she is thrilled when a mysterious, handsome man begins paying attention to her but fails to notice that he is not quite what he seems. This vampire-romance could turn deadly if she does not free herself from his clutches before he does what he does naturally.

Night Terrors : Stories of Shadow and Substance by Lois Duncan
Known for her suspenseful novels, Duncan has collected 11 short stories in this book which are sure to make your spine tingle!

Ransom! by Lois Duncan
Things get a little scary when a madman hijacks a school bus full of high schoolers from a rich neighborhood and keeps them captive.

Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
Zo, a 17-year-old girl with many problems, meets handsome and charming Simon when she is at her lowest point. Little does she know that Simon has problems of his own and only one of those is the fact that he is a vampire and is set on destroying his youngest brother. Although the two help each other through tough times, Zo finds in the end that she must rely on herself.

Sphere by Michael Crichton
When American scientists discover a humonguous space ship resting on the bottom of the ocean floor where it landed 300 years ago they are totally unprepared for what emerges.

The Terrorist by Caroline B. Cooney
In this suspenseful novel, Laura is determined to track the killer who placed a package-bomb in her younger brother's unsuspecting hands. She ends up in danger way over her head as she can't tell her friends from her enemies and makes the wrong choices.

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Gen bragged so loudly and so often about his skill as a thief that he landed himself in the King's Prison until he was released by Magus, the King's Scholar. The condition of his release was that he assist Magus is stealing the ancient legendary Hamiathes's Gift Stone which is hidden in a maze under the river. Can he steal this ultimate prize and remain alive?

Thunder Cave by Roland Smith
Fourteen-year-old Jacob sneaks off to Kenya in search of his scientist father after his mother dies and his distant stepfather decides Jacob should go live with relatives in Nebraska. While looking for his father's research camp, Jacob eventually befriends a Masai young man who helps him "read" the culture of the people they meet as well and the wildlife they encounter.

Titanic: The Long Night by Diane Hoh
This lengthy book follows the actions of several teens aboard the ill-fated Titanic.

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Set in 1832, Charlotte Doyle is unaccustomed to traveling alone and finds herself the only female passenger on a freighter from Europe to the United States. Anticipating a relaxing voyage she is suddenly pulled into a mutiny against the captain and finally ends up charged with murder.

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