Best YA Spy/Mystery Novels

Any books dealing with spys, thieves, mystery, suspense, and the like.
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3.97 avg rating — 74,791 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 7,083 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 412,414 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 12,135 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 112,720 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 43,950 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 170,423 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 12,298 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 7,442 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 41,239 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 47,078 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 25,400 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 36,692 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 40,302 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 138,404 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 23,371 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 64,380 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 10,460 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 36,239 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 588,614 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 4,420 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 7,193 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 117,508 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 45,722 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 48,671 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 49,113 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 56,276 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 58,511 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 2,476 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 16,426 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 51,133 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 938 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 45,320 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 43,611 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 44,223 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 38,406 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 39,996 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 41,722 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 37,870 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 52,548 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 106,049 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 19,282 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 42,410 ratings
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4.45 avg rating — 210 ratings
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497 books · 1,423 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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