• The cover of the book Dark Matter

    Dark Matter

    Jason Dessen’s world is (literally) upended when he wakes up after a kidnapping to find himself surrounded by strangers who claim to know him, in a world where nothing about his life is the same as the one he left behind. From the author of the Wayward Pines trilogy, you can expect Dark Matter to be the mind-bending sci-fi thriller you had no idea you’ve been waiting for.

  • The cover of the book Uprooted


    Naomi Novik took a break from her popular Temeraire series to pen Uprooted, a dark fantasy novel about a valley that’s terrorized by an ominous Wood. Protecting the villagers from the Wood’s evils is a callous wizard called the Dragon, who every ten years demands a steep price for his help. Uprooted may not be part of a series, but it contains all of the high-stakes action and epic storytelling that you would expect from one.

  • The cover of the book The Library at Mount Char

    The Library at Mount Char

    This dark tale is about 12 children called librarians raised by a godlike figure known only as Father, and it’s one of the more twisted novels on this list. After Father disappears, the knowledge of his power that is stored within his library is suddenly unguarded, and a battle for a new god is about to begin.

  • The cover of the book Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge

    Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge

    A recent college grad gets a job as a bartender, only to discover a gang of mixologists across Chicago who use the magic of their trade to fight demons. Clearly, this isn’t your typical paranormal novel, and it’s perfect for readers who want all the fun of the urban fantasy genre while feeling just slightly more adult than what you might find in teen fiction.

  • The cover of the book The City & The City

    The City & The City

    The neighboring Eastern European cities of Beszel and Ul Qoma rarely interact, but when a woman is murdered, an inspector from Beszel’s Extreme Crime Squad teams up with an Ul Qoman detective to find her killer. As they descend deeper into the case, they uncover an underworld culture of nationalists and unificationists who are each intent on changing the fates of the two cities to very different ends.