On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming.
I've been looking around for a YA mystery series recently and 2 have come to my attention:
The Agency series by Y. S. Lee
Orphan Mary Quinn lives on the edge. Sentenced as a thief at the age of twelve, she’s rescued from the gallows by a woman posing as a prison warden. In her new home, Miss Scrimshaw’s Academy for Girls, Mary acquires a singular education, fine manners, and surprising opportunity. The school is a cover for the Agency – an elite, top-secret corps of female investigators with a reputation for results – and at seventeen, Mary’s about to join their ranks.
The Langdon Prep series by Kimberly Reid
Straight outta the Mile High City, Chanti Evans is an undercover cop's daughter and an exclusive private school's newest student. But Chanti is learning fast that when it comes to con games, the streets have nothing on Langdon Prep.
Both series are about teen detectives, albeit hundreds of years apart. Y. S. Lee's books are historical fiction, set in Victorian London, while My Own Worst Frenemy suggests a modern, urban story, which hopefully, considering the rich/not rich divide the blurb speaks of and the multiracial cast of characters, will remind me of my much-missed Veronica Mars.