2 Ways to Read Natasha Preston Books in Order

There are two ways to read the Natasha Preston books in order depending on your genre preference. That’s because Preston’s books can be neatly categorized by either her young adult novels or her contemporary romances. However, you can also read her bibliography in publication order and follow the trajectory of her career.

About Natasha Preston

Natasha Preston grew up in small towns throughout the U.K. and did not always have the dream of becoming an author. Like many other modern authors, she discovered her love of writing through Wattpad. She has since published more than 20 novels at the pace of two to three books a year and become a New York Times bestselling author.

Preston writes within two distinct genres, either young adult thrillers or contemporary romances, which makes it easy to navigate her bibliography. The majority of her books are standalones or otherwise small series.

For both, however, Preston frequently fields inquiries from readers if she will continue the story with a sequel. As of now, Preston has no such plans for any of her works. Her series are complete and her standalones remain contained stories.

#1 – Natasha Preston Books in Order of Publication

The first way you can read the Natasha Preston books in order is the most straightforward way and that is by following the publication order. This will roughly demonstrate to the reader the trajectory of her career and is the easiest way to ensure that you don’t miss a book.

However, this will bounce between genres. Therefore, it may not be the best reading order if you aren’t interested in young adult thrillers or likewise not interested in contemporary romances.

Silence Books

This series marks Natasha Preston’s debut and she has said that the series is complete at four books. The first two novels focus on the story of Oakley Farrell and Cole Benson.

Oakley has not spoken since she was five years old but has created a special bond with Cole despite this hindrance. However, when it comes time for her to face the traumatic reason for her muteness, she isn’t sure if their relationship will withstand her past.

The third book shifts focus to Jasper, a character from the first two books, and will contain spoilers for Oakley and Cole’s story. Finally, the fourth title is a holiday-themed short story. This series should be read in order of publication for the best reading experience and to avoid spoilers.

  1. Silence (2012)
  2. Broken Silence (2013)
  3. Players, Bumps and Cocktail Sausages (2014)
  4. Silent Night (2014) (Holiday Short Story)

Standalone Books

Around the same time as Preston began publishing the Silence series, she also began writing standalones. For that reason, this is also a great place to begin if you want to follow the trajectory of her career but do not want to begin a series.

The below list will bounce between her young adult thrillers and her contemporary romances. However, the novels have been separated by genre further down in our second way to read the Natasha Preston books in order.

  1. Covert (2013) (Out of Print)
  2. Save Me (2014)
  3. Awake (2015)
  4. The Cabin (2016)
  5. With the Band (2016)
  6. Reliving Fate (2017)
  7. Lie to Me (2018)
  8. After the End (2018)
  9. The Lost (2019)
  10. The Twin (2020)
  11. The Lake (2021)
  12. The Fear (2022)
  13. Cutthroat (2022) (Novella)
  14. The Island (2023)
  15. Villain (2023)
  16. The Haunting (2023)
  17. The Dare (Expected: May 7, 2024) (With Natasha Green)
  18. The Party (Expected: December 3, 2024)

Second Chance Books

Still very early in her career, Natasha Preston wrote a contemporary romance duology. Each book follows a new main love interest, but the books are interconnected with the second couple making appearances in the first book.

Therefore, if you plan on reading both books, it is best to follow the publication order. At one point Preston had alluded to adding to the series with a third book, but she has more recently said that she will not be writing another installment.

  1. Second Chance (2014)
  2. Our Chance (2015)

Cellar Books

The Cellar duology is a young adult thriller and the rare exception of Preston returning to a world with a sequel many years later. In the first book, sixteen-year-old Summer Robinson is kidnapped and trapped in a cellar with three other girls as their time runs out. Meanwhile, the second book follows a group of friends, another kidnapping, and a looming threat.

  1. The Cellar (2014)
  2. You Will Be Mine (2018)

The One Books

Finally, the most recent series by Natasha Preston is a contemporary romance series. The couples in the trilogy do feature throughout the series, so it is best to read these books in order of publication as well to avoid any potential spoilers.

The One books include tropes such as brother’s best friend, best friends-to-lovers, and neighbors-to-lovers with lots of pining.

  1. Waking Up in Vegas (2019)
  2. Just Like the Movies (2020)
  3. Read My Mind (2020)

#2 – Natasha Preston Books in Order by Genre

If you would like the separation of genres when approaching the Natasha Preston books in order, however, this is the reading order that will be best for you. It is still possible to follow the trajectory of Preston’s career while reading just one genre.

Contemporary Romance Books

Silence Books

  1. Silence
  2. Broken Silence
  3. Players, Bumps and Cocktail Sausages
  4. Silent Night (Short Story)

Second Chance Books

  1. Second Chance
  2. Our Chance

The One Books

  1. Waking Up in Vegas
  2. Just Like the Movies
  3. Read My Mind

Standalone Books

  1. With the Band
  2. Reliving Fate
  3. Lie to Me
  4. After the End
  5. Cutthroat (Novella)
  6. Villain

Young Adult Thriller Books

The Cellar Books

  1. The Cellar
  2. You Will Be Mine

Standalone Books

  1. Awake
  2. The Cabin
  3. The Lost
  4. The Twin
  5. The Lake
  6. The Fear
  7. The Island
  8. The Haunting
  9. The Dare (Expected: May 7, 2024)
  10. The Party (Expected: December 3, 2024)

A Summary of Natasha Preston Books in Order

Below are the summaries to the first ten standalone books in order of publication that Natasha Preston published. This will be a mix of her contemporary romances and young adult thrillers, which will show the breadth of her bibliography.

Save Me Book Cover

1. Save Me

When Tegan’s dad died, she stopped caring about everything. She stopped caring about her mum and sister, her friends, school, and music. She seeks solace in a friends with benefits agreement with Kai, a guy she met at a bar, and doesn’t care what people think.

Tegan certainly doesn’t care about the man who received her dad’s heart in a transplant. She doesn’t want to care about that man’s son either. But to save her life, she will need to be honest with herself.

Awake Natasha Preston

2. Awake

Scarlett Garner doesn’t remember anything before the age of four. But then she is in a car accident that changes everything.

She begins to remember pieces of her past that terrify her. It is a past her parents hid from her…with a secret that could get her killed.

The Cabin Book Cover

3. The Cabin

A weekend partying at a remote cabin is just what Mackenzie needs. She can’t wait to let loose with her friends and have fun. But a crazy night of fun leaves two people murdered.

There are no signs of a struggle or forced entry, so suspicion quickly turns to the five survivors. Someone isn’t telling the truth. And Mackenzie’s first mistake is to assume that the killing is over…

With the Band Natasha Preston Books in Order

4. With the Band

Texas is about to live out her dreams and go on tour with the object of many of her fantasies. Kitt is the lead singer of the hottest new band, Filthy Sound, and she’s been obsessed with him ever since her dad began mentoring them.

They’re about to spend a lot of time cramped in a tour bus and Kitt finds Texas impossibly tempting. Kitt knows he’s risking the success of the tour and his band if he breaks her dad’s strict rule about not touching his daughter. But he can’t help himself.

Reliving Fate Natasha Preston

5. Reliving Fate

Bella is on a mission to find her sister’s killer after she stumbles across her diary, but it leads her to the wrong side of town. That’s where she meets Rocco, a loner and a bad boy who is determined to keep her at arm’s length.

Rocco protects his own and he knows that Bella certainly doesn’t belong with the likes of him. But it’s hard to move on while chained to the past and Bella is intent on getting justice for her sister. Even at the cost of her own life.

Lie to Me Book Cover

6. Lie to Me

Savannah Dean escaped her family at nineteen, only leaving behind a note for the people who caused her so much pain. Meanwhile, at the same age, Kent Lawson’s girlfriend betrayed him and left him behind with a broken heart and a whole lot of mistrust in women.

So, when Savannah and Kent meet, they can’t stand each other. Kent knows she’s hiding something, and he despises liars. And Savannah has nothing but secrets.

After the End Natasha Preston

7. After the End

Tilly and Lincoln’s lives are changed forever after one fatal accident. Things will never be the same again.

That’s because Lincoln and his family flee the hometown that no longer welcomes them after the tragedy. Four years later, Tilly is still grieving the death of her brother when her world is rocked again with Lincoln’s return.

He still loves her despite the distance and bad history. He wants to beg for Tilly’s forgiveness, but to avoid hurting her more, he tries to keep his distance… Until he sees that she is fighting her feelings for him, and then nothing can keep him away.

The Lost Natasha Preston Books in Order

8. The Lost

Teenagers keep disappearing and most people assume they’re runaways. But when another teenager goes missing, Piper and her best friend Hazel suspect something more sinister is at play.

So, they decide to investigate and learn the truth. Their search for answers leads them to the missing teenagers, but also to their captors. They find themselves locked away in a secluded property in the middle of a privately-owned forest.

But the building isn’t only meant to keep them imprisoned. Every room is also a test to see if they can make it out alive. And failure means death.

The Twin Book Cover

9. The Twin

When Ivy and Iris’s parents divorced, each parent got custody of one twin. As a result, they haven’t lived together in years. But when tragedy strikes and their mother dies, Iris is reunited with Ivy under one roof with their dad.

Iris is grieving for their mother hard. She barely talks and spends hours alone in her room. Ivy can’t stand to see Iris so sad; she promises Iris that she can share her life now.

It is a promise that Iris takes seriously. Before long, Ivy’s friends, teachers, and even her boyfriend have fallen under Iris’s spell. Ivy begins to think that there’s something wrong with Iris, almost as if she is out to get her…

The Lake Natasha Preston Books in Order

10. The Lake

Esme and Kayla were once campers at Camp Pine Lake, but now they’re back as counselors-in-training. Esme loves the little girls in her cabin and finds it funny how scared they are of the woods, the bugs, the boys, everything. It reminds her of how she and Kayla used to be…

That’s because Esme and Kayla did something terrible when they were campers. It’s something they’ve kept secret ever since and they vow that this summer will be perfect. They’ll have two months of sun, s’mores, and flirting with the cute counselors.

But then they get a message: The lake never forgets. The secret they’ve kept for so many years is about to resurface.

Final thoughts

Whether you are interested in the Natasha Preston books in order because of her young adult thrillers or her contemporary romances, there are plenty of options for you to pick up next. Preston writes at a remarkable pace, with at least two new books a year, so her bibliography is ever expanding.

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