Dark Academia

The New Girl by Jesse Q. Sutanto

The New Girl
by Jesse Q. Sutanto

A transfer student and scholarship recipient, sophomore Lia Setiawan is angered when she discovers a cheating ring, but by the time she finds a dead body and shuts down the campus drug dealer, she fears she might be the biggest snake in the Draycott Academy nest of vipers.

The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton

The Rumor Game
by Dhonielle Clayton

At Foxham Prep, a posh private school for Washington, D.C.’s elite, a rumor gains momentum as it collects followers on social media, pulling three girls into its path–Bryn, who wants to erase all memories of the mistake she made last summer; cheer captain Cora, who desperately wants to believe in her boyfriend’s faithfulness; and shy Georgie, newly hot after a summer at fat camp and ready to reinvent herself–but who can stop a dangerous rumor once it takes on a life of its own?

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett

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

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

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

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

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 Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian

The Chandler Legacies
by Abdi Nazemian

Beth Kramer is a “townie” who returns to her sophomore year after having endured a year of tension with her roommate, Sarah. But Sarah Brunson knows there’s more to that story. Amanda Priya “Spence” Spencer is the privileged daughter of NYC elites, who is reeling from the realization that her family name shielded her from the same fate as Sarah. Ramin Golafshar arrives at Chandler as a transfer student to escape the dangers of being gay in Iran, only to suffer brutal hazing under the guise of tradition in the boys’ dorms. And Freddy Bello is the senior who’s no longer sure of his future but knows he has to stand up to his friends after what happened to Ramin. At Chandler, the elite boarding school, these five teens are brought together in the Circle, a coveted writing group where life-changing friendships are born–and secrets are revealed. Their professor tells them to write their truths. But is the truth enough to change the long-standing culture of abuse at Chandler? And can their friendship survive the fallout?

The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky

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

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.