Honor roll: Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery

Each of these books has been nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. They are ranked by honors received.

Book:Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Book 5 of Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling

“I say to you all, once again—in the light of Lord Voldemort’s return, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Lord Voldemort’s gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust.”

So spoke Albus Dumbledore at the end of Harry Potter’s fourth year at Hogwarts. But as Harry enters his fifth year at wizard school, it seems those bonds have never been more sorely tested. Lord Voldemort’s rise has opened a rift in the wizarding world between those who believe the truth about his return, and those who prefer to believe it’s all madness and lies—just more trouble from Harry Potter.

Add to this a host of other worries for Harry…

Book:Paper Towns

Paper Towns

John Green

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

Book:The Crossroads

The Crossroads

Chris Grabenstein

Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father’s hometown, not knowing that their new house has a dark history. Fifty years ago, a crazed killer caused an accident at the nearby crossroads that took 40 innocent lives. He died when his car hit a tree in a fiery crash, and his malevolent spirit has inhabited the tree ever since. During a huge storm, lightning hits the tree, releasing the spirit, who decides his evil spree isn’t over…and Zack is directly in his sights.

Award-winning thriller author Chris Grabenstein fills his first book for younger readers with the same humorous and spine-tingling storytelling that has made him a fast favorite with adults.

Book:Mystery of the Haunted Cave

Mystery of the Haunted Cave

Penny Warner

Thirteen-year-old Becca and her friends Sierra, CJ, and Jonnie are determined to win the gold medal for Troop 13 at the Gold Rush Jamboee. But they face stiff competition from the other troops—especially Troop 7, whose members love to pull pranks on them. When a mysterious clue hints at treasure buried in Camp Miwok’s Haunted Caves, Becca and her friends are determined to get their hands on that, too—even if it means sneaking from camp, hanging out with bats, and being threatened by robbers…

Book:Death on Sacred Ground

Death on Sacred Ground

Harriet K. Feder

In the deep woods of Pikes Landing, New York, on a Seneca reservation, a girl is found murdered with an arrow through her heart. When Vivi and her father, Rabbi Hartman, hear about the shocking death, they travel to Pikes Landing where he has been called to perform the funeral of the girl. Once there, they find themselves in the middle of a mystery and a violent standoff between the local townsfolk and the Seneca. Unsure of who to trust, and accompanied by a hostile girl who has something to hide, Vivi searches for the solution to the disturbing death, but finds danger instead!

Book:The Seventh Knot

The Seventh Knot

Kathleen Karr

The adventure of two resourceful teens, their curmudgeon uncle, his mysterious butler, and Albrecht Durer It’s summer vacation, 1896.

Wick and his brother Miles are banished to Europe for the Grand Tour with rich and cantankerous Uncle Eustace, who is on a mission to purchase art for his mansion. When the millionaire’s mysterious valet, Jose Gregorio, vanishes, Wick and Miles set off on a high-flying chase across Italy and Germany. The brothers are in search of the missing valet and six curious woodcuts by Albrecht Durer, an art superstar of the Renaissance, which may hold clues to the servant’s disappearance. Unwittingly they become entangled in an international ring of conspirators whose love of Durer has been twisted to achieve evil goals. With quick wits and a little luck, Miles and Wick manage to survive medieval dungeons, proto-zeppelins, and intrigue to save the world from a dark force masquerading as a benign secret society.

Book:Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools

Bridget Crowley

People say that John is lucky to be taken in by the choir school. But it’s hard for John to feel grateful for being cold and hungry, constantly bullied, and punished by the canons for things he didn’t do.

John’s friendship with another chorister, Hugh, makes life seem a little less bleak. And the Feast of Fools is coming—an annual festival and procession culminating in a great banquet. For one day of the festival, a chorister is chosen to be the Boy Bishop, performing the clergy’s duties in the cathedral. This year Hugh has been selected. But sinister forces are at work and, on the night of the feast, a canon is found murdered. Then Hugh disappears. Only John, the outsider, dares to probe the dark heart of the cathedral to discover the startling truth.

Set amid the harsh and prejudicial landscape of medieval Britain, Feast of Fools is a fast-paced mystery that will grip readers completely from the beginning all the way to the surprising conclusion.

Book:The Ghost Sitter

The Ghost Sitter

Peni R. Griffin

Charlotte is looking forward to spending the summer in her new home-she has her own bedroom, a nearby pool, a friendly neighbor, and there’s a big block party coming up. Then her little brother suddenly starts asking for his new friend, “Susie.” Is someone else playing with him? Someone only he can see? Soon Charlotte realizes that her all-too-normal house is haunted-by the ghost of a girl who doesn’t realize that she’s dead…

Book:The Viking Claw

The Viking Claw

Michael Dahl

Finn,” he said, “Don’t go in.”

What was his problem? After days of climbing and trudging through the snow, I wasn’t going to turn around now. I pushed past Uncle Stoppard into the cave and then froze. The murky light from the mouth of the tunnel gleamed on something a few feet in front of me. Something white lay on the floor of the cave. Bones.

Finn and his mystery-writer uncle head to Iceland in search of the Haunted City of Tquuli, where Finn’s archaeologist parents were last seen before their odd disappearance eight years ago. Finn doesn’t believe the creepy legends about the Haunted City and the ancient Vikings who lived there—until a member of the rock-climbing expedition vanishes from inside a sleeping bag…one that was dangling a hundred feet from the base of an icy cliff!

Then another climber disappears, leaving a trail of footprints that abruptly end in a ?eld of snow. Is it modern-day murder, or the revenge of phantom Viking warriors?

Book:Kiss Me Kill Me

Kiss Me Kill Me

Lauren Henderson

When 16-year-old Scarlett Wakefield transfers from St. Tabby’s to Wakefield Hall Collegiate, she is relieved that no one knows her dark, haunting secret. A few months ago, Scarlett was invited to an elite party with a guest list full of the hottest names in British society, including Dan McAndrew. Before the party, Scarlett had only imagined what it would be like to have her first kiss with Dan, but on the penthouse terrace, Dan leaned in close and she no longer had to wonder. Their kiss was beautiful and perfect and magical, and then…Dan McAndrew took his last breath as she held him in her arms. No one knows how or why Dan died, and everyone at St. Tabby’s believes Scarlett had something to do with it. But now that she’s safely hidden away at Wakefield Hall, Scarlett would rather forget that it ever happened. Only she can’t. Especially when she receives an anonymous note that will set her on the path to clearing her name and finding out what really happened to the first and last boy she kissed.

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