Dark Academia

The Raven Boys
by Maggie Stiefvater

Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent’s only gift seems to be that she makes other people’s talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own–and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.

After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.

The Good Girls
by Claire Eliza Bartlett

Targeted as suspects in the shocking murder of a high school senior, three teens-including a notorious party girl, a head cheerleader and a would-be valedictorian-race to expose long-buried secrets and identify the real killer.

We Set the Dark on Fire
by Tehlor Kay Mejia

When she is asked to spy for a resistance group working to bring equality to Medio, Daniela Vargas, a student at the Medio School for Girls, questions everything she’s worked for.

People Like Us
by Dana Mele

When a girl is found dead at her elite boarding school, soccer-star Kay Donovan follows a scavenger hunt which implicates suspects increasingly close to her, unraveling her group of popular friends and perfectly constructed life.

Ace of Spades
by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

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.

How We Fall Apart
by Katie Zhao

Nancy Luo, Krystal Choi, Akil Patel, and Alexander Lin, juniors at Manhattan’s elite Sinclair Prep, are forced to confront their secrets after Jamie Ruan, once their closest friend, is found dead.

The Devil Makes Three
by Tori Bovalino

When Tess and Eliot stumble upon an ancient book hidden in a secret tunnel beneath the school library, they accidentally release a devil from his book-bound prison, and he’ll stop at nothing to stay free. He’ll manipulate all the ink in the library books to do his bidding, he’ll murder in the stacks, and he’ll bleed into every inch of Tess’s life until his freedom is permanent. Forced to work together, Tess and Eliot have to find a way to re-trap the devil before he kills everyone they know and love, including, increasingly, each other. And compared to what the devil has in store for them, school stress suddenly doesn’t seem so bad after all.

The Mary Shelley Club
by Goldy Moldavsky

For Manhattan Prep scholarship kid Rachel, the Mary Shelley Club is a godsend, the one place that opens its arms to her when one of her pranks goes wrong and pisses off way too many people. But while it’s supposed to be all fun and games in the form of scary pranks, no one’s laughing when they turn all too real and someone ends up dead. Now the club itself is a target, and once again Rachel finds herself in crosshairs. But this time, someone else is in control, and she’s going to find out who it is or literally die trying.

A Lesson in Vengeance
by Victoria Lee

Felicity Morrow returns to the Dalloway School after her girlfriend’s tragic death, only to meet Ellis Haley–a new student and a teenage literary prodigy–who enlists Felicity’s help in researching the school’s bloody, occult history for her new book.