Book Genre: Thriller

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Warren Ellis
Zac
4

The Hero:
NYPD Detective John Tallow – a traumatized loner, who after witnessing his partner’s gruesome murder stumbles into a crime scene like no other: an apartment loaded with guns – displayed in cascading designs covering the walls and floor.

The...

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John Connolly
Zac
4

Connolly is a king of calamity - a lyrical master of disaster who stretches the boundaries of the traditional crime novel. His series of Charlie Parker thrillers model seamless psychological suspense.  The Wrath of Angels is the 11th in the series, and may just be the grittiest and...

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Neal Stephenson
Zac
4

Relocating to a mountainous and isolated corner of British Columbia, Richard Forthrast managed to both dodge the Vietnam draft and amass a small fortune by smuggling high-grade grass into the middle-of-nowhere Idaho.  By using the proceeds to develop T’Rain, a wildly popular MMORPG (...

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Rebecca Serle
Jennifer H
4

Based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, When you were mine tells the story of Rosaline, Juliet's cousin, who was originally intended for Romeo. Rose is hopelessly in love with Rob and waits for the day when they are going to be together forever. And it seems like maybe, over the summer, things...

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C. K. Kelly Martin
Kristi
4

In 2063, Freya a resident of United North America, lives in a world devastated by disease and a ruined environment. Her father, a powerful man in the government, sends Freya back to the U. S. in 1985 in the hopes that she will survive a plague that is annihilating the people of her time. She has...

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Emma Carlson Berne
Jennifer H
4

When Anna invites her friend Megan to spend the summer on her uncle's farm, Megan is relieved. Maybe Anna has forgotten how Megan betrayed and hurt her. Maybe Anna is moving on and putting the past behind them. Maybe Anna has decided that their friendship is more important. But on the farm, Anna...

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April Henry
Gwen
4

When beautiful pizza delivery driver Kayla never returns from a delivery, the police declare her dead.  Her co-workers Gabbie and Dave don’t believe she can be dead, particularly because the mystery man who ordered the pizza had asked for Gabbie instead. The two teens set out to solve the...

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Jenny Valentine
Gwen
4

Chap has been living on the streets of London, avoiding social services, when he is spotted and recognized as a missing boy from a newspaper. While he knows that isn't him, everyone else is convinced, so Chap decides to escape his troubles by taking on the other boy's identity. Now he has a home...

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Sean Beaudoin
Joan
3

Nick Sole has a ton of responsibility. He goes to school, helps care for his special needs sister, and then works at Rebozzo chicken plant to help pay the rent. Nick hates his job and all things that relate to chicken. The one bright spot at work, is his coworker, Petal.  All seems to be...

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Daniel O'Malley
Brett
4

If you lost your memory--not only things you've learned, but also the baggage you carry--would you still be the same person? Daniel O'Malley explores this provocative question in a fun urban fantasy novel. Myfanwy Thomas is the agent of a secret government organization dedicated to protecting...

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Malinda Lo
extra medium
5

Oh man! This is one of my favorite books of the year! Flocks of birds across North America are causing planes to crash. Reese, her debate partner David, and their teacher are stranded in Phoenix. Things are getting ugly at the airport so they decide to drive home to San Francisco because no one...

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Paul McEuen
Beckyr
5

This was a page-turner! An elderly, beloved fungus specialist at Cornell leaps to his death in the gorge. No one can believe it is suicide. Might it be related to his work with biological weapons World War II? The professor's granddaughter and a younger colleague start digging and what they find...

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Courtney Summers
Becker
4

Sloane woke up planning to die that day. Her sister forgot about their plan to run away from their abusive father together, and has left Sloane alone with him. Sloane sees no better option than the pills she's counting on. Then the zombies attack. Suddenly, Sloane is fighting to live, even if...

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James Sallis
Brett
5

“Much later, as he sat with his back against an inside wall of a Motel 6 just north of Phoenix, watching the pool of blood lap toward him, Driver would wonder whether he had made a terrible mistake.”

As first lines go, it doesn’t get much better than that. This book grabs you...

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Daniel Kraus
Kelly
4

The Monster Variations follows Willie, Reggie, and James during a summer that will change all of their lives forever. Someone in town is killing young boys by running them down with a menacing silver truck, and there is nothing to protect them except for a curfew and some not so observant...

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Douglas J Preston
Emily
3

A new series from the team of Preston and Child. Gideon Crew is a much different character than Aloyisious Pendergrast but still a genius. Crew is a much younger and funnier character, the stories are still fast paced, action filled thrillers but I think in a more approachable manner. I have...

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Jo Nesbø
Michelle
4

If you like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books, you'll likely enjoy Jo Nesbo's Norwegian detective series complete with a lovely flawed detective.  I started with The Redbreast which was good but more thoroughly enjoyed Nemesis. 

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Toni McGee Causey
Emily
4

Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day is a funny, hysterical, gun-and-stud filled romp through the bayou. IF you like Stephanie Plum then you will love Bobby Faye. Bobby Faye's day begins with a flood in her trailer, then she finds out her brother has been kidnapped by someone who wants...

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Joe Schreiber
extra medium
4

All his life, Perry has done exactly what his parents tell him to. When his parents tell him that he has to take Gobi, the exchange student living with his family (and so totally not as hot or into him as he'd hoped) to the prom, Perry does- even though his band has a gig in Manhattan that...

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Douglas J Preston
Emily
4

Agent Pendergast returns and is as unflappable as ever. A particularly gruesome series of murders brings Aloyisious Pendergrast out of his Manhattan setting and plops him in the middle of America. A gruesome mystery is taking shape in Medicine Creek, KS when a mutilated body is found in the...

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Michele Jaffe
Becker
4

Jane doesn't remember leaving the party. She just knows she woke up the next day in a hospital room, paralyzed, being told she's lucky to be alive after that car hit her. But was it an accident, or is someone trying to kill her? As Jane's memories slowly return, she isn't sure who to trust. Her...

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Michael Thomas Ford
Becker
3

It's all just a game. The zombie war ended before they were born, and now there's a vaccine. It's a fun diversion for Josh to complete the virtual reality missions and keep the city safe from zombies, using his flamethrower to torch them out of existence. But then he gets a note from Charlie,...

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Chris Wooding
Becker
3

It's not a myth. If you gather the right objects and say the right words, Tall Jake will come and take you to Malice. And once you get there, you'll be fighting for your life. Malice is a novel/comic hybrid, which is a great format for this book. Many of the action sequences are in the graphic...

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Neal Shusterman
Becker
5

Like those chilling science fiction novels that paint a picture of a bleak future that you think just MIGHT really happen someday? Then here's a book for you! The Heartland War was fought over one issue: abortion. Instead of one side winning, there was a compromise: The Bill Of Life. This new...

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Eli Gottlieb
Liberty
4

Coasting toward midlife, Nick Framingham loses traction after his closest friend commits a highly publicized murder/suicide. With his marriage in jeopardy, his parents at arm's-length and an old flame in the wings, Nick must confront secrets of the past in order to lay claim to his future. A...