What better than a book that’s filled with intrigue and suspense (me: nothing!)?
YA Books About Spies, Assassins and Secret Agents!
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
A book about a girl apprenticed to a deadly group of assassins and schooled in murder.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Heartbreaking story of a young WWII spy captured by the Germans. Check this out if you love tearjerkers.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Assassin nuns. Is there anything more I need to say? (This is historical fiction and the first of three companion books.)
Poison Study by Maria Snyder
Facing execution, Yelena becomes the food taster for the Commander.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
A girl is rescued from prison and given a chance to be the King’s Champion.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Katsa is born with the gift to kill.
A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee
Rescued from the gallows during the Victorian Age (see a pattern here?) Mary is given the chance to be a spy.
Also Known As by Robin Benway
Maggie’s parents are spies and she’s given her first solo assignment.
Like these recs? Check out YA Amnesia Books That Aren’t Forgettable! or YA Books That Take Place the Summer Before College! or all my recommendations under Jen Recommends!