Books by Barry Lyga

Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This conclusion does not stand alone, and it may make readers question their commitment to the trilogy as a whole. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Jazz Dent continues to hunt serial killers, and this time the hunt is all in the family. Read full book review >
GAME by Barry Lyga
Released: April 23, 2013

"Even fans may balk at the closureless close, but there is obviously more to come. (Thriller. 15 & up)"
Son of a notorious serial killer, Jazz Dent goes to New York City to continue his hunt for killers like his father—and maybe the old man himself. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"It stands alone well enough, but it will be best enjoyed by established series fans. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Can't solve your problem in the present? Try time travel, superhero-style! Read full book review >
I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga
Released: April 3, 2012

"Still there is much to satisfy the blood-and-gore lust of older teen CSI and serial-killer fans. (Thriller. 15 & up)"
When your father is the most notorious serial killer of the 21st century, having a normal life is a struggle. So is not following in his footsteps. Read full book review >
THE MAD MASK by Barry Lyga
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fizzy mix of multilayered comedy and awesomely destructive battles, presented from an unusual narrative angle. (Adventure. 10-13)"
Continuing to plead that he's not the Archvillain (2010) everyone makes him out to be, a teenager with super powers complicates his case by falling in with a hilariously crazed megalomaniac bent on world conquest. Read full book review >
MANGAMAN by Barry Lyga
Kirkus Star
by Barry Lyga, illustrated by Colleen Doran
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"An inventive offering, sure to please fans of both American and Japanese comics. (Graphic fiction. 13 & up)"
A daring piece of graphic-novel meta-fiction explores the tropes of manga versus Western comics. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Less a series opener than the first part of a longer single work, this offers too much setup, too little story. (Funny science fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Kyle Camden was an intelligent prankster before getting caught in a plasma storm (NOT a meteor shower) late one night while setting up a practical joke. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 19, 2009

"Still, goth teens and fans of the first novel will be drawn into the darkness that is her life. (Fiction. YA)"
After six months in a mental hospital, Kyra, the newly shaven-headed heroine of The Astonishing Adventures of Fan Boy and Goth Girl (2006), has only one plan: to exact embarrassing revenge on sweet, loyal Fan Boy for not contacting her while she was away. Read full book review >
HERO-TYPE by Barry Lyga
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"The message, though important, is more than clear; readers will really have to love the characters to see it through to the end. (Fiction. YA)"
Kevin Ross, aka Kross, receives a key to the small town of Brookdale and a free car from the mayor for heroically rescuing his schoolmate (and crush) from the hands of a murderer. Read full book review >
BOY TOY by Barry Lyga
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"Deftly weaving together a painful confession and ambiguous ending, Lyga's dynamic writing style creates an emotionally wrenching and haunting tale. (Fiction. YA)"
Striking out on a baseball bet forces a teen to face past emotional scars. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"Because it's authentic and well-written, teen readers will appreciate the complexities of these unique characters, and root for them to triumph. (Fiction. YA)"
Lyga has crafted credible protagonists in his first work of fiction about two misfit teens who forge a friendship. Read full book review >