Best YA Spy/Mystery Novels

Any books dealing with spys, thieves, mystery, suspense, and the like.
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4.21 avg rating — 66,664 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 51,878 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 41,619 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 31,895 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 90,919 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 24,829 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 527,371 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 159,577 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 13,494 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 53,394 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 7,829 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 192,361 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 16,270 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 8,124 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 50,296 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 53,967 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 30,242 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 43,013 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 12,381 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 30,387 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 1,070,844 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 47,739 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 175,302 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 79,104 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 1,424 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 43,437 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 4,964 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 32,396 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 8,692 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 24,553 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 55,925 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 60,737 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 150,797 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 68,889 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 134,196 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 20,903 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 77,004 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 62,771 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 56,798 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 2,781 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 69,575 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 73,740 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 50,520 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 45,254 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 61,491 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 138,006 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 42,887 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 84,657 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 48,380 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 60,259 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 50,249 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 42,266 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 71,772 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 78,168 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 4,527 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 14,297 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 43,768 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 30,710 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 23,801 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 39,453 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 54,407 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 47,004 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 21,405 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 14,299 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 5,669 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 69,983 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 19,096 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 12,071 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 220 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 14,567 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 22,190 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 107,528 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 72 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 3,908 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 9,649 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 33,901 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 25,546 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 1,630 ratings
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565 books · 2,127 voters · list created March 16th, 2010 by CeJayCe (votes) .
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message 1: by Katia (new)

Katia this is a really good list!!!!!!!


Madeleine - Tei I love how Ally Carter is at the top of the list, I got all her books! (I gave some to a friend who likes her too though...Heist Society and the first book of her series)


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited May 09, 2012 01:19AM) (new)

God I wish I have all these books.


message 4: by Katie (new)

Katie Love Ally Carter. :)


message 5: by Andréa (new)

Andréa I have so many books that fit in this category -- most of which are series -- that I only voted for the first book in each series. The rest are all good too, though!


message 6: by Maria (new)

Maria Amy nice list..


message 7: by Divya (new)

Divya Sharma cool


message 8: by Rosaline (new)

Rosaline really amazing list....big help...thanks!!!


message 9: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I love all the Gallagher girls and Heist Society books!


message 10: by Bethlehem (new)

Bethlehem Sherka Ally Carter is the best


message 11: by America (new)

America Ally Carter is such a good writer. I love her.


message 12: by Mariah (new)

Mariah Roskelley Ally Carter!!!! Artemis fowl!!!!! Alex Rider!!! It's the truth NO ONE can deny this genius!!!


message 13: by TheBirdNerd (new)

TheBirdNerd Ruby Redfort and Alex Rider!!!! :D


message 14: by Asteropê (new)

Asteropê These books are not YA books & should be removed:

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation (Pink Carnation, #1) - Lauren Willig - non-YA, Historical Romance
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Patrick Süskind
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) - Ian Fleming
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1)- Laurie R. King
The Backup Asset - Leslie Wolfe (Military/Espionage thriller, not YA)
Tender Obsession - Steven Todd Fisher
The Matarese Circle - Robert Ludlum (Military/Espionage thriller, not YA)
Dangerous Kiss (Lucky Santangelo, #5) - Jackie Collins
Killer (Alex Delaware, #29) - Jonathan Kellerman
Drawn Together (Brown Siblings, #6) - Lauren Dane (EROTICA)


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

TheBirdNerd wrote: "Ruby Redfort and Alex Rider!!!! :D"

I LOVE Ruby Redfort!!!!!!!!


message 16: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Falzo The Selection is not a mystery...


message 17: by Kaitlynn (new)

Kaitlynn Mino Ally Carter is the most amazing writer, after I have read the first sentence in the books it's like I'm Cammie, it's just so detailed that I cann't stop wishing that there is a mansion that has been turned into a school for girl spy's in training.


message 18: by Bari (new)

Bari Gruber Love every one of Ally Carter's books (especially Gallagher Girls), Alex Rider series, and The Naturals series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. The amount of books on this list I have read and loved is unbelievable!!


message 19: by Daniel (new)

Daniel The Cherub series is really good. I wish it were rated higher. I read both the Cherub series and Alex Rider, and I have to say I enjoyed Cherub more.


message 20: by Sally (new)

Sally I just love this series. could read it over and over and never get bored.


message 21: by Gabriela (new)

Gabriela Hello


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