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Summer Reading 2018 - Things That Go Bump in the Night

Sometimes you just want a good scare. The following is a list of thrillers and mysteries...and one good zombie book.

All of This Is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor

Four teens are completely obsessed with an author. When they are given the chance to meet her...and then hang out with her? It changes them all in ways no one could have predicted. And when all of their secrets come to light in the author’s next novel, the betrayal becomes more than they, or their friendships, can handle.

Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1) by Justina Ireland

Set in an alternate post-Civil War US, this novel tells the tale of young women graduating from finishing school as expert zombie killers. When Jane discovers a rash of disappearances in the city of Baltimore, her training becomes paramount in uncovering a conspiracy plot far larger than anyone had suspected. Zombies and racism. That’s all you need, right?

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Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

Claudia and Monday have been best friends their whole lives. Closer than sisters. When Monday does not show up for the first day of school, Claudia becomes worried. How can a girl disappear without anyone else noticing? Why won’t her family tell her what is going on? And how well does Claudia really know Monday?

This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis

Sasha is the perfect teen: perfect grades, perfect boyfriend, perfect life plan. But when she suddenly can’t explain her whereabouts for hours at a time, she is convinced that someone is taking over for her life. And making bad choices. Who is this girl? And what is her connection to Sasha?

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Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) by Maureen Johnson

Albert Ellingham loves life. Everything is a game to him. In the 1930’s he opens a school on his estate in remote Vermont for the brightest young minds and innovators where “learning is a game.” When Ellingham’s wife and daughter are kidnapped and murdered, he retreats into obscurity, but the school remains open. Some 80 years later, Stevie Bell comes to Ellingham Academy with a plan to solve the Ellingham mystery once and for all. Until one of her friends turns up dead.

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