The Truth is Out There in 2018


One of the most exciting reveals from NYCC was the official trailer for season 11 of The-X Files. This winter Mulder and Scully will be back on the case, searching for the truth that still lies within the X-Files. If you are like me, you are jumping up and down with delight at the thought of seeing your favorite duo on screen again. What on earth will we do until 2018 – throw pencils at the ceiling? Sorry Mulder, but no! Grab a pack of sunflower seeds and settle in with these great reads. Mystery, conspiracy, magic, and mayhem abound in these 10 titles that will surely prepare you to trust no one.

Agent of Chaos by Kami Garcia

Have you ever wondered what Mulder was like as a teen? It’s 1979 and seventeen-year-old Fox Mulder is the new kid in school. Just after his family moves to escape the heart ache of his sister Samantha’s disappearance, a local boy turns up dead and another child is abducted. Mulder is drawn to the case, and he soon finds himself hunting a serial killer.

Devil’s Advocate by Jonathan Maberry

What was Scully like as a teen? It’s 1979 and fifteen-year-old Dana Scully is the new kid in Craiger, Maryland. Dana has had dreams in the past come true, but now she is having vivid dreams of a different nature. Her dreams are disturbing and haunted by a mysterious figure which could be an angel, or the devil. One teen death leads to another in Dana’s new town, and she begins to investigate. She soon discovers evil is very real.

Truthers by Geoffrey Girard

Katie Wallace was only a year old when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center. Her father was institutionalized for claiming to know what really happened on that day. Katie’s father adamantly believes the attacks were part of a government conspiracy and that Katie is the lone survivor of a massive cover-up. Katie begins her own investigation into her father’s claims in the hopes to clear his name.

Girl with a Red Balloon by Katherine Locke

Ellie Baum unintentionally time-travels to 1988 East Berlin by red balloon. She finds herself caught up in a conspiracy of magic and history. She encounters members of a secret society in East Berlin who use balloons and magic to help people escape over the Berlin Wall, but she must risk everything to stop an individual from using dark magic to change history.

Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Over a stormy Irish summer, Olive and her best friend, Rose meet Hazel, Rowen, and Ivy, and the five teens discover a spell book that may have caused their possessions to go missing. The teens discovered they are connected in ways they could not have imagined and they must lean on each other when the spell they cast does not go as planned.

Nemesis by Brendan Reichs

An enormous asteroid called the Anvil threatens to end all life on Earth, and Min, a sixteen year old from Fire Lake, Idaho, begins to unearth a menacing conspiracy involving all of the students in her sophomore class.

Recruits by Thomas Locke

Sean and Dillon are twin brothers who discover they have the ability to transfer between worlds. With their newly discovered ability, they soon become recruits to the planetary Assembly.

Brik by Adam Glass and Michael Benson

12-year-old Drew loses his grandfather to gang violence, so he turns to Kabbalah to serve vengeance. Drew conjures a supernatural defender to protect his city, but creates power he is not able to control.

The Lost Causes by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz

Five teens are given a dangerous serum by the FBI to erase their troubled pasts and give them new psychic abilities. In return, the teens must help find the killer who is terrorizing their small town.

Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares by Steve Copling

Sage Alexander is a 14-year-old who is descended from humans and angels. The human race is in danger and will soon need his help.  The Seven Princes of Hell are controlling the world. When Sage’s father comes under their control, he must face death as he battles his way through time in order to save his family.

—Megan Whitt, currently reading I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez