Tag Archives: Suspense

If I Live (If I Run #3)

by Terri Blackstock

Conditional Recommendation: In this thrilling conclusion, fugitive Casey Cox must stay alive a little longer to expose the true criminals, but she’s running out of places to hide from both the police and the people who want her and those she loves dead.

Age: Young Adult
Series: If I Run, Book 3 of 3
Pages: 352
Published: 2018

Genre: Christian Thriller

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If I’m Found (If I Run #2)

by Terri Blackstock

Conditional Recommendation: The stakes are getting higher and Casey Cox is still on the run but gains an ally and together they work to compile evidence to bring the real criminals to justice.

Age: Young Adult
Series: If I Run, Book 2 of 3
Pages: 384
Published: 2017

Genre: Christian Thriller

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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
Pages: 279
Published: 1953

Genre: Historical

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The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy #3)

by 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, Book Three
Pages: 317
Published: 2014

Genre: Adventure

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The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy #2)

by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Conditional Recommendation: A clever young king is forced into disguise and a perilous adventure to outsmart his enemies and save his kingdom.

Age: Young Adult
Series: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book Two
Pages: 331
Published: 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, Book One
Pages: 352
Published: 2012
Genre: Adventure

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

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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, Book One
Pages: 296
Published: 2000

Genre: Christian Mystery, Romance, Contemporary

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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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