Get a YA Book Rec Based on Your Favorite Teen Murder Show!

Everyone loves a good murder mystery, especially when it features teens front and center. If teen murder shows are your latest guilty pleasure, then you’re in the right place. Whether you love the classics or are bingeing something new, tell us what you’re watching, and we’ll let you know which YA book to read next based on your favorite teen murder show! We have killer book recs for all your favorite shows.

If you’re obsessed with Riverdale, read As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson

A small town full of secrets, lies, and murder—you won’t be able to put down this finale to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder! Before Pip heads off to college, she starts receiving increasingly gruesome death threats from an anonymous podcast listener. When the police refuse to investigate, Pip decides to find out who’s behind the threats herself. If you loved the mystery, intrigue, and drama in Riverdale, this series needs to be on your TBR!

As Good as Dead

As Good as Dead

By Holly Jackson

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES WITH OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD • The highly anticipated finale to the A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series, the instant bestsellers that read like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end of this mystery series, you'll never think of good girls the same way again...

Pip is about to head to college, but she is still haunted by the way her last investigation ended. ...

If you’re obsessed with The Vampire Diaries, read Don’t Tell a Soul by Kirsten Miller

The haunted mansion in Don’t Tell a Soul could easily be the home that the Salvatore brothers own in The Vampire Diaries. Add in the spooky paranormal components, a gruesome past, and a girl trying to navigate it all, and you have the perfect book for die-hard fanpires.

Don't Tell a Soul

Don't Tell a Soul

By Kirsten Miller

Stay up all night with this modern day Rebecca! Perfect for fans of Truly Devious--a haunting story about a new girl in an old town filled with dark secrets . . . that might just kill her.

People say the house is cursed.
It preys on the weakest, and young women are its favorite victims.
In Louth, they're called the Dead Girls.

All Bram wanted was to disappear--from her old life, her family's pas...

If you’re obsessed with Dare Me, read Killer Content by Kiley Roache

Can’t get enough of Dare Me? We’re right there with you! Pick up a copy of Killer Content and escape into a story about teenage girls with big ambitions, plenty of secrets, and a talent for trouble. You’ll be up well past your bedtime with this one!

Killer Content

Killer Content

By Kiley Roache

Knives Out meets One of Us is Lying! In this twisty thriller a group of famous TikTokers begin turning on each other when one member is found dead at their beachfront Malibu mansion.

35 million followers. One dead body.

The six teenagers who make up the Lit Lair have it made. A beachfront mansion, millions of followers, stunning good looks, and sponsorship deals worth more money than t...

If you’re obsessed with Pretty Little Liars, read Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

One of the things that makes Pretty Little Liars so addictive is how a few little secrets get exploited until they snowball into something bigger and deadlier. You’ll find a similar situation in Lies Like Wildfire. Hannah is the sheriff’s daughter, and she’ll do anything to hide her involvement in starting a wildfire that destroyed homes and natural habitats.

Lies Like Wildfire

Lies Like Wildfire

By Jennifer Lynn Alvarez

An intense high-stakes story about five friends and the deadly secret that could send their lives up in flames, perfect for fans of Karen McManus and E. Lockhart.

In Gap Mountain, California, everyone knows about fire season. And no one is more vigilant than 18-year-old Hannah Warner, the sheriff's daughter and aspiring FBI agent. That is until this summer. When Hannah and her best friends accidentally spark an enormous and deadly wild...

If you’re obsessed with You, read Monsters Among Us by Monica Rodden

If you love stories about stalkers and villains hiding in plain sight, you’ll love Monsters Among Us. It’s about a college student coping with recent trauma, a murder, and a mystery that will keep you guessing through every twist and turn.

Monsters Among Us

Monsters Among Us

By Monica Rodden

Fans of Sadie and You will be riveted by this compulsively readable new thriller about a survivor of dating violence who uses her newfound awareness of everyday evil to hunt for a killer.

When Catherine Ellers returns home after her first semester at college, she is seeking refuge from a night she can barely piece together, dreads remembering, and refuses to talk about. She tries to get back to normal, but just days later the mu...

If you’re obsessed with Cruel Summer, read The Twin by Natasha Preston

We love a good psychological thriller, and Cruel Summer hits all the right vibes. When you’re finished binge-watching the first season, don’t be surprised if you have withdrawal symptoms! To cope with your TV hangover, pick up this suspenseful novel about a girl whose twin sister takes over her life. It will fill that Cruel Summer–shaped hole in your heart.

The Twin

The Twin

By Natasha Preston

The instant New York Times bestseller!

In this twisty psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE CELLAR, Ivy finds out that her twin sister, Iris, is trying to push her out of her own life--and might be responsible for their mother's death.

After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up--Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident take...

If you’re obsessed with Outer Banks, read You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus

What’s supposed to be a fun, carefree day turns into a nightmare for Ivy, Mateo, and Cal when they witness a classmate’s murder. The three friends end up with a lot of questions—and even more secrets. Strap yourself in because this book will take you on a wild ride!

You'll Be the Death of Me

You'll Be the Death of Me

By Karen M. McManus

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new pulse-pounding thriller. It's Ferris Bueller's Day Off with murder when three old friends relive an epic ditch day, and it goes horribly—and fatally—wrong.

Ivy, Mateo, and Cal used to be close. Now all they have in common is Carlton High and the beginning of a very bad day. Type A Ivy lost a student ...

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