Best YA Spy/Mystery Novels

Any books dealing with spys, thieves, mystery, suspense, and the like.
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3.90 avg rating — 163,919 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 11,779 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 7,248 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 38,741 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 45,528 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 24,235 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 35,191 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 131,684 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 21,937 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 521,117 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 6,898 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 113,963 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 44,461 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 47,104 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 101,262 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 46,085 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 103,891 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 55,670 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 49,578 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 63,647 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 40,084 ratings
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485 books · 1,388 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!!


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