Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Top 10 Books I'd Recommend to People Looking for a Thrill

I like thrillers. I don't know when I started liking them or what pushed me in to the genre but I've kind of become obsessed with the thrill of the chase and all the danger and action. I like my thrillers YA, Adult, New Adult. I will take them wherever I can get them, so I thought for this weeks top 10 Tuesday I would recommend books for people looking to add that extra thrill to their lives.

*Some books on the list are genuine thrillers and others just gave me a thrill, fair warning.

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Smart teens working for the FBI hunting serial killers. I think so! Then one of those killers targets one of their own, even better! The criminal minds of the YA thriller genre.

Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne
After her abusive boyfriend dies someone leaves a note in her locker saying 'You're Welcome' and the story takes off from there

3 The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
A girl and her family are forced in to witness protection. The problem is the person they are being protected from is about to find them.

Paris Love Match by Nigel Blackwell
Wrong place at the wrong time. Now the two main characters have to run around Paris avoiding the mafia and trying to find out why a man was murdered.

The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott
A real hunt for Atlantis except these scientists aren't the only ones looking, and the other group is a cut throat group of baddies.

6 The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
A girl's father abandons the family after a scandal and moves to a remote island. The reason he left is shocking and what goes on on the island is absolutely thrilling!

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Murders that look like they were done by Jack the Ripper at a British boarding school. Awesome.

8 Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
All of the Robert Langdon books are awesome thrillers but this one is my favorite.

9 Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino
The main character is a high up corporate worker. Her sister dies and she has to come to terms with her relationship that she had with her sister while at the same time she becomes a hooker. Told in flash backs and present day this novel was also a critique of Japan's focus on the corporate world.

10 Pawn by Aimee Carter
I just finished this one and while it was a dystopian story it was also very much thriller with political intrigue, backstabbing, and murders!


  1. I really enjoyed The Rules for Disappearing. I need to read Truly, Madly, Deadly and The Naturals, they sound so good! ~Pam

  2. My sis loved The Naturals! She said it brought it out of her book slump :D Great list, Emily. I can't wait to read Pawn!

  3. Great recomendations! I still need to read the Naturals but I heard it was good :)

  4. I absolutely loved Pawn, so different from all the other dystopian novels out there, great list.
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    Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

  5. Oh, I like your topic! I've read some of these--RULES, MADMAN, NATURALS, PAWN--and really liked or loved them. I love thrillers!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  6. Dan Brown is a must! And lucky you, you've read Pawn! I listed The Goddess Test in my list! I want Pawn! It sound positively yummy!

  7. Of these I have read Pawn, The Naturals, and The Rules For Disappearing! And I definitely want to check out The Name Of The Star.

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  8. I love thrillers and have been reading a lot more of them this year! I have Truly Madly Deeply and will definitely be reading it soon!! The Madman's Daughter looks really cool and the sequel is coming out soon, so I want to get to that too. I didn't LOVE The Rules for Disappearing so I don't think I'm going to continue on with the series, but I agree it's worth reading!

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  9. YES! I love thrillers so I am definitely adding some of these to my to read list. I plan to read The Naturals soon and check out Pawn!

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    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  10. The Naturals was sooooo good! I LOVED how it was like Criminal Minds! (That's my favorite show!) Also, I The Madman's Daughter was a great choice as well. It had me up half the night when I read it!

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