YA promises diversity with historical fiction, paranormal romance, murder mysteries and thrillers.

The Raven Boys

By Maggie StiefvaterScholastic, 416 pp.: $18.99, for ages 13 and up

The kickoff to "The Raven Cycle," a new four-book series from the "Shiver" trilogy author, is a supernatural mystery about prep school boys and a psychic's daughter.


The Diviners

By Libba BrayLittle, Brown, 608 pp.: $19.99, for ages 15 and up

In this paranormal, historical thriller, a young woman moves to New York during the roaring '20s, only to find herself embroiled in an occult-related murder mystery.


The Edge of Nowhere

By Elizabeth GeorgeViking, 448 pp.: $18.99, for ages 12 and up

Bestselling novelist Elizabeth George makes her young-adult debut with a coming of age story about a teenage girl who hears other people's thoughts.



By Fiona PaulPhilomel, 448 pp.: $17.99, for ages 14 and up

Set in Renaissance Venice, a young woman stumbles upon a murdered body and is drawn into a world of secret societies, courtesans and killers.


Confessions of a Murder Suspect

By James Patterson and Maxine PaetroLittle, Brown, 384 pp.: $19.99, for ages 12 and up