Kara is the author of the young adult mystery novels The Darkest Corners and Little Monsters. Her newest book, The Cheerleaders, is coming July 25th from Random House/Delacorte. She’s written for everything from her high school newspaper to Warner Brothers Television. You can find her on Long Island, bingeing on true crime podcasts and TV shows.
Genres: Young Adult Fiction
Kara Thomas recommends
How to Break a Boy (2017)
"A razor-sharp look at grief, betrayal, and redemption. Readers won't be able to resist Olivia."
One of us is Lying (2017)
(Bayview High, book 1)
Karen M McManus
"An addictive, devour-in-one-sitting thriller with so many twists and turns you'll be wondering until the very end: Who really killed Simon."
The Breathless (2017)
"An absorbing and romantic Gothic mystery that will haunt you long after the final page."
Now Is Everything (2017)
"Now is Everything is equal parts heartbreaking, unflinching, and hopeful. Hadley’s story will no doubt reach readers who need it."
Prettyboy Must Die (2018)
"A fast-paced thriller crackling with romance, twists, and international intrigue. What’s not to love?"
See All the Stars (2018)
"Subtle and aching, with writing that crackles off the pageSee All the Stars perfectly captures the aftershock of first love, betrayal, and loss."
How to Make Friends with the Dark (2019)
"Kathleen Glasgow is the rare type of skilled storyteller that knows you have to hurt your characters before putting them back together. I loved every word of this lyrical and devastating novel."
Happily and Madly (2019)
"Sexy and surprising, with sinister twists and turns lurking beneath the surface."
Last Girls (2020)
"Tense and compulsively readable. . . I won’t be forgetting the Juniper sisters any time soon."
Lies Like Poison (2020)
"A twisty, sumptuous dark fairytale of a mystery. LIES LIKE POISON left me breathless."
The Project (2021)
"Completely electrifying from start to finish--I can't think of another writer who takes the risks Courtney Summers does and sticks the landing every single time."
Some Other Now (2021)
"Some Other Now is stunning and romantic the rare book that will break your heart and put it back together."
The Hollow Inside (2021)
Brooke Lauren Davis
"A propulsive, gritty thriller from an exciting new voice in YA fiction. I can't wait to see what Brooke Lauren Davis does next."
Small Favors (2021)
Erin A Craig
"A deliciously dark fairy tale filled with bone-chilling horror and breathtaking romance that will keep you turning the pages long into the night."
A Lesson in Vengeance (2021)
"A Lesson in Vengeance is at once dark and mesmerizing, with spine-tingling suspense and mind-bending twists. I loved it."
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