Are you ever reading a book when BAM! Plot twist. And not just that, it changes your perspective on ALL the pages before it?
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite, most shocking plot twists in YA that are guaranteed to have you thinking “What just happened?!”
And don’t worry, this whole list is SPOILER-FREE!
Warcross by Marie Lu
Oh boy. This plot twist STILL hurts. We won’t spoil, but prepare yourself (and your heart!) to join Emika Chen for a game of Warcross as she hacks her way into its dangerous depths.
Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed
Get ready! This book hits shelves THIS MARCH! And we promise the twist is worth the wait. We Were Liars meets Speak in this haunting, mesmerizing psychological thriller—a gender-flipped YA Great Gatsby—that will linger long after the final line.
The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
Trust us. You won’t see this one coming. Like, at all. In this feminist, suspenseful thriller the daughter of a con artist is taken hostage in a bank heist—and will need to tap into all her skills in order to survive.
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland
THIS BOOK. Prepare for a dark, twisty modern fairytale where three sisters discover they are not exactly all that they seem and evil things really do go bump in the night, coming this April!
A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy
In this debut from Amanda Joy, two sisters must fight to the death to win the crown. After that ending, we are counting down the DAYS to A Queen of Gilded Horns!
Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall
This book is a wild ride start to finish, and Kate Alice Marshall never fails to shock us with a huge twist. Rory Power meets Twin Peaks in this supernatural thriller about one girl’s hunt for the truth about her mother’s disappearance, hitting shelves this March!
The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs
Oh boy, did this have a very *peculiar* twist (pun absolutely intended!) And we cannot WAIT to get our hands on the finale, The Desolations of Devil’s Acre, hitting shelves next week!
War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi
Two sisters are torn apart by war and must fight their way back to each other in a futuristic, Black Panther-inspired Nigeria. Prepare to do that thing where you finish the book and then stare blankly at the wall for like an hour, because this one really gets to you.
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
Marie Lu is really good at hurting us with twisty endings, and this is no exception! This historical YA fantasy is about musical prodigy Nannerl Mozart and the dangerous lengths she’ll go to make history remember her.
The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
David Arnold’s most ambitious novel to date; Station Eleven meets The 5th Wave in a genre-smashing story of survival, hope, and love amid a ravaged earth. This book have you flipping back back through its pages in full re-read mode long after you’ve finished it!
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
Romance? Check. Fantasy? Check. Shocking twist? Check. Kat Cho’s debut fantasy romance blew our minds, and honestly, everyone should read it.