Some starting points for readers aged 15+
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Set in a land where magic can be terrifying, Chasing the Valley combines the friendship and camaraderie of Ranger's Apprentice with the hardship and survival of The Hunger Games -- with spectacular results.
When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in... Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, is the latest recruit to this ramshackle agency, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. Her first case involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to stay alive. A great read for 13+
Fans of "The Hunger Games" will enjoy the suspense and relentless pace of Barry Jonsberg's "Admission" series.
( Most suitable for ages 14+)