Best Spy and Thriller Books for Girls

Check out our list of the Best Spy and Thriller Books for Girls.  Your tweens and teens will love these young adult spy and thriller books! All four are by Ally Carter, the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Gallagher Girls series. This post is from me, Kenzie, and I read all of these books between the ages of 11-13 and I absolutely LOVED them. They were so great that my Mom read them all too and she also loved them and couldn’t wait for the next Ally Carter title. I highly recommend them all and I think you’ll love these page turners too!

Best Spy and Thriller Books for Girls

Best Spy and Thriller Books for Girls

Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter

 An amazing series about a group of girls who go to… wait for it… spy school! Through these 6 books, you will follow them through girl problems, boy problems, and spy problems. From sneaking out to go on dates to spying across the world, you are sure to love Ally Carter’s characters in these suspenseful books as they tackle everyday problems (and not-so-everyday problems) — spy girl style.


Heist Society by Ally Carter

Heist Society is an amazing trilogy following Kat Bishop and her family – who just happen to be thieves.  As Kat tries to leave the family business she doesn’t quite believe in, she gets pulled back to the heist as her dad is held suspect of stealing a precious painting from one of the baddest bad guys out there. To solve this crime with the help of her family and friends, Kat must travel the world – and pull a few cons – to save her dad and figure out why she can’t seem to leave her family business.


Embassy Row by Ally Carter 

This trilogy (yes, it’s by Ally Carter, again) will rip your heart out of your chest and throw it back at you as Grace  Blakely tries to uncover what really happened on the night of her mother’s murder 3 years ago, all while balancing the politics of living on Embassy Row in Adria – where every move you make could lead to an all-out war. With the help of her Russian, German, and Israeli/Brazilian friends, Grace hunts down some very suspicious people – and on the way unearths an even more startling secret about her family and her past.


Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter

In this epic page-turner, you will encounter the treacherous lives of Maddie and Logan – two best friends torn apart. One – moved to Alaska with her dad. The other – the son of the president of the United States of America. After six years of no communication with each other, Logan shows up in Alaska. And Maddie wants to kill him. But when an assailant knocks Maddie down a cliff and whisks Logan away to who-knows-where, Maddie must track her ex-best friend through treacherous Alaska – except with the weather turning and the clock ticking, Maddie and Logan are both in more danger than they could imagine.


Best Thriller Books for Girls



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Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

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