Tag Archives: Suspense

Mara, Daughter of the Nile

by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Conditional Recommendation: A slave girl yearning for freedom plays double spy for two contenders to the Egyptian throne and the political intrigue, clever plot, and sprinkling of romance will satisfy you all the way to the end.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Stand Alone
Paperback: 279 pages
Publisher: Puffin Books (1953)

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The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy #3)

The Shadow Throneby Jennifer A. Nielsen

Conditional Recommendation: The boy king must, against all odds, use all his cleverness and ability to save his kingdom from the three nations who wage war against him.

Age: Young Adult
Series: The Ascendance Trilogy #3
Hardcover: 317 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (February 25, 2014)
Genre: Adventure

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The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy #2)

by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Conditional Recommendation: Experience high suspense and perilous adventure as a young king is forced to leave his kingdom and outsmart his enemies while in disguise in order to save his country.

Age: Young Adult
Series: The Ascendance Trilogy #2
Hardcover: 331 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (2013)
Genre: Adventure

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The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy #1)

by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Conditional Recommendation: Orphan boy uses his cunning and wit to stay alive amidst the treacherous plot of a nobleman in this suspenseful adventure.

Age: Young Adult
Series: The Ascendance Trilogy #1
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Scholastic (April 1, 2012)
Genre: Adventure

Awards: E.B. White Read-Aloud Award Honor Book (2013), Lamplighter Award winner (2014) Continue reading

The Negotiator (O’Malley #1)

by Dee Henderson

Conditional Recommendation: Intriguing mystery and interesting characters combine to form this hard-to-put-down suspense/love/conversion story.

Age: Young Adult
Series: O’Malley #1
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. (2000)
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romance

 

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Danger in the Shadows (O’Malley Prequel)

Danger in the Shadowsby Dee Henderson

Unconditional Recommendation: Sharp detail and expertly written characters are woven together in this suspense story of a woman with real fears and a stalker, her brother who protects her, a man who wishes she would let him close enough to love her and a God who is just and does not want us to live our lives in fear.

Age: Mature Young Adult
Series: Prequel to O’Malley series
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. (1999)
Genre: Christian Suspense/Romance/Contemporary

Awards: RITA Award by Romance Writers of America for Best Inspirational Romance (2000), Booksellers’ Best Award, OKRWA National Readers Choice Award for Inspirational (1999) Continue reading

The Maid of Fairbourne Hall

The Maid of Fairbourne Hallby Julie Klassen

Unconditional Recommendation: Set in 19th century England this historical romance will keep you engaged with a sprinkle of suspense and a dash of history, and entertained with the antics of well-developed characters.

Age: Young Adult
Series: stand-alone
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (January 2012)
Genre: Historical Romance

Award: The Christy Award

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