Fictional Schools You’ll Be Dying To Attend: Teen Books Where The Major is Murder

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Ace of spades

Ace of spades

Àbíké-Íyímídé, Faridah, author
2021

At Niveus Private Academy, Devon and Chiamaka are the only students chosen to be Senior Prefects who are also Black, which makes them targets for a series of anonymous texts revealing their secrets to the entire student body. Both students were on track toward valedictorian and bright college futures, but this prank quickly turns into a very dangerous game and they are at more than one disadvantage as it looks like things could turn deadly.

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All our hidden gifts

All our hidden gifts

O'Donoghue, Caroline, author
2021

Maeve Chambers doesn't have much going for her. Not only does she feel like the sole idiot in a family of geniuses, she managed to drive away her best friend Lily a year ago. But when she finds a pack of dusty old tarot cards at school, and begins to give scarily accurate readings to the girls in her class, she realizes she's found her gift at last. Things are looking up - until she discovers a strange card in the deck that definitely shouldn't be there. And two days after she convinces her ex-best friend to have a reading, Lily disappears. Can Maeve, her new friend Fiona and Lily's brother Roe find her? And will Maeve's new gift be enough to bring Lily back, before she's gone for good?

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All your twisted secrets

All your twisted secrets

Urban, Diana, author
2021

What do the queen bee, star athlete, valedictorian, stoner, loner, and music geek all have in common? They were all invited to a scholarship dinner, only to discover it's a trap. Someone has locked them into a room with a bomb, a syringe filled with poison, and a note saying they have an hour to pick someone to kill ... or else everyone dies.

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A good girl's guide to murder

A good girl's guide to murder

Jackson, Holly, author
2020

The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it. But having grown up in the small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn't so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final-year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?

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Killing November

Killing November

Mather, Adriana, author
2020

November is trapped. At the mysterious Academy Absconditi, a school that's completely off the grid, there's no electricity, no internet, and a brutal eye-for-an-eye punishment system. Classes include everything from knife-throwing and poisons to the art of deception. And the other students? All children of the world's most elite strategists, in training to become assassins, spies, and master manipulators. November Adley doesn't know why she's been sent to this place, or the secrets that make up its legacy, but she'll quickly discover that allies are few in a school where competition is everything. When another student is murdered, all eyes turn to November, who must figure out exactly how she fits in before she is found guilty of the crime...or becomes the killer's next victim.

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The Mary Shelley Club

The Mary Shelley Club

Moldavsky, Goldy, author
2021

New girl Rachel Chavez turns to horror movies for comfort, preferring stabby serial killers and homicidal dolls to the bored rich kids of Manhattan Prep...and to certain memories she'd preferred to keep buried. Then Rachel is recruited by the Mary Shelley Club, a mysterious society of students who orchestrate Fear Tests, elaborate pranks inspired by urban legends and movie tropes. At first, Rachel embraces the power that comes with reckless pranking. But as the Fear Tests escalate, the competition turns deadly, and it's clear Rachel is playing a game she can't afford to lose.

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The name of the star

The name of the star

Johnson, Maureen, 1973- author
2012


One of us is lying

One of us is lying

McManus, Karen M., author
2017

When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students, all four become suspects. It is up to them to solve the case.

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Orphan monster spy

Orphan monster spy

Killeen, Matt, author
2018

Her name is Sarah. She's blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish in 1939 Germany. After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, Sarah meets a man with a suspiciously bare apartment and a lockbox full of weapons. He's part of the resistance against the Third Reich, and he needs Sarah at a school for the daughters of top Nazi brass, posing as one of them. Nothing could prepare Sarah for her cutthroat schoolmates. But anyone who underestimates this innocent-seeming girl does so at their peril. She may look sweet, but she's the Nazis' worst nightmare.

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The Ravens

The Ravens

Morgan, Kass, author
2020

A rivalry is born when Scarlett Winter who has always known she's a witch, meets Vivi Devereaux who had no idea she was one until they both join the Ravens, a prestigious sorority of witches on campus.

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The taking of Jake Livingston

The taking of Jake Livingston

Douglass, Ryan, author.
2021

"When a murderous ghost begins to haunt sixteen-year-old Jake Livingston, high school soon becomes a different kind of survival game"-- Provided by publisher.

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They wish they were us

They wish they were us

Goodman, Jessica, 1990- author
2020

At an exclusive prep school on Long Island, Jill Newman looks forward to her senior year as a member of the school's most elite clique, the Players, until new evidence surfaces about the murder of her close friend Shaila.

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Truly devious

Truly devious

Johnson, Maureen, 1973-, author
2018


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