Blog Tour + Top Ten Favorite Thrillers with Gia Cribbs

Do you love YA Thrillers and Scavenger Hunts? If you do than you’ll want to follow this tour! You’ll also want to open up your goodreads so you don’t miss out on any of Gia’s Top Ten Favorite YA Thrillers listed below!

Check out the details for the Blog Tour Scavenger Hunt below and see what you can get entered in for a chance to win!

About The Disappearance of Sloan Sullivan

SloaneSullivanTitle: The Disappearance of Sloan Sullivan

Author: Gia Cribbs

Pub. Date: May 29, 2018

Publisher:  Harlequin Teen

Pages: 400

No one wants me to tell you about the disappearance of Sloane Sullivan.

Not the lawyers or the cops. Not her friends or family. Not even the boy who loved her more than anyone. And most certainly not the United States Marshals Service. You know, the people who run the witness protection program or, as it’s officially called, the Witness Security Program? Yeah, the WITSEC folks definitely don’t want me talking to you.

But I don’t care. I have to tell someone.

If I don’t, you’ll never know how completely wrong things can go. How a single decision can change everything. How, when it really comes down to it, you can’t trust anyone. Not even yourself. You have to understand, so it won’t happen to you next. Because you never know when the person sitting next to you isn’t who they claim to be…and because there are worse things than disappearing.

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Gia’s Top Ten Favorite Mysteries/Thrillers!

I’ve always been a fan of mysteries and thrillers. When I was a young adult, before there was a YA section in the bookstore, I devoured adult legal thrillers and medical thrillers and whodunits. And when YA mysteries and thrillers came on the scene, I read those too. Because a great thriller has the power to connect with readers of all ages. So here are ten of my favorite YA mysteries and thrillers, some that have been out a few years and some that have been published more recently.

  1. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

I was sold as soon as I heard the premise of this book: five students go into detention and only four walk out alive. Add to that comparisons to both The Breakfast Club and Pretty Little Liars, and One of Us Is Lying moved right to the top of my TBR pile. And it didn’t disappoint. Compelling characters, layers of secrets, one of my favorite ships (more Nate and Bronwyn, please), and a mystery that keeps you guessing until the final pages all make this a must read.

  1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I managed to start reading this book without knowing very much about it, which is what I’d recommend for everyone. With an unreliable narrator trying to piece together what happened during a mysterious accident on her wealthy family’s private island two years earlier, it is hauntingly gripping and tragic and thought provoking.

  1. Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes

Love the idea of three friends forming a company, Liars, Inc., to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to their classmates. Everything’s going really well—until one of the three needs a cover story and ends up missing. I was hooked from the very first line, and the intrigue didn’t stop until the final page. Realistic and complex relationships, smartly-plotted twists, and lies—so many lies!—keep the pages turning.

  1. The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda

Apparently by the titles of the books on this list so far, I like stories involving lies, and this one is no exception. Kelsey’s mother was abducted as a teenager and after she escaped, pregnant with Kelsey, she built a fortress of a house and didn’t leave its walls until the day Kelsey comes home to an empty house. Fast-paced and compulsively readable, I tore through this book in one sitting. I loved the twists and the way it questioned whether fear could be inherited. Plus, the romance is so cute and shy it’s adorable. “Ryan from my math class?” is one of my all-time favorite lines uttered in a moment of heart-pounding tension ever.

  1. The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I’ve only listed the FIRST book, but really I love the whole Naturals series about Cassie, a girl who has a natural ability for reading people, going to work for a secret FBI program that uses extraordinarily talented teens to help solve cold cases. Suspenseful and fast-paced, with a twist I didn’t see coming, it’s a stay-up-too-late kind of read. But what I really liked were the characters, compelling and flawed and each with their own interesting natural ability. Plus, the whole series just lets my psychology and criminology double major college-aged self who wanted to work for the FBI geek out.

  1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

This is another book where I think it’s best to jump right in without knowing much about it. Mara survives an accident that kills three of her friends, and she and her family move to Florida for a fresh start. From there this book is an amazingly fun ride, although you may not want to read it like I did: in a quiet, dimly-lit house where every little sound makes you jump. It’s dark and spooky and twisty and beautiful. And Noah. Never have I both liked a character and thought that character was kind of a jerk at the same time more. Once you read this first book, you’ll need to read the whole series and the Noah companion books too.

  1. Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott

A promise to a dying sister that leads to a treasure hunt? An adventure with a group of friends that each seem slightly magical? An atmospheric island that’s like a character itself? Secrets and murder and complex friendships? Yes, please. This gave me a The Goonies vibe but darker, and I loved it.

  1. Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

I’m a sucker for books about outcasts trying to fit in to a seemingly perfect new life where not everything is as great as it appears. When Kacey goes to live with her father and his family, she suddenly gets a stepmother, stepbrother, a younger half-sister, and two new best friends: Bailey and Jade. When Bailey doesn’t come home from a party one night—a party she and Jade didn’t invite Kacey to—fingers start to point to Kacey. This book has it all: manipulation, betrayal, jealousy, secrets, and shocking twists. And the passages from Bailey’s diary only add to the tension of this page turner.

  1. People Like Us by Dana Mele

I have to admit, I love a plot that involves a set of clues or tasks from a character that’s no longer alive. Here, after Kay and her friends find a dead girl in the lake at their private school, Kay realizes the girl has left her a computer-coded scavenger hunt. Only the tasks Kay must do involve taking down the school’s bullies—Kay’s friends—one by one or Kay will be taken down by her own secrets. And things only get worse from there. This book has been compared to everything from Mean Girls to Gossip Girl to Pretty Little Liars to Riverdale. If, like me, you’re a fan of those, then this is a book for you.

  1. Heist Society by Ally Cater

Kat comes from a long line of thieves. She tries to escape the family business for a more normal life at boarding school, but she’s pulled back into the life when her father is falsely accused of stealing several paintings from a mobster. Like a YA Ocean’s Eleven, Kat and hew crew need to pull off the heist of the century in order to clear her dad’s name. With its twists, diversions, suspense, and world travel, this book is such a fun and quick read. And I totally ship Kat and Hale. The rest of the books in this series, as well as Ally Carter’s Embassy Row series, are also great, but I’ll always have a soft spot for Heist Society because I was listening to it in the car the moment I found out that The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan was going to be published.

About the Author

Gia Cribbs

Gia Cribbs is an author and lawyer who lives in Maryland with her husband and daughters. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading, eating too much chocolate, or fantasizing about her next vacation.

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SLOANE SULLIVAN, her first novel, will be published by Harlequin TEEN on May 29, 2018.

She is represented by Steven Salpeter at Curtis Brown, Ltd.

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Scavenger Hunt Details + Prizes

Visit each blog on the tour and keep an eye out for the BOLD UNDERLINED keywords in each bloggers post!

Collect all six keywords and email them to for a chance to win a the following prize!

2 Custom Novelly Yours Candles

A silver Charleston-related necklace (a scene takes place there)

A book nerd enamel pin!

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