Book Genre: Paranormal

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Gail Carriger
lisab
3

This is the first of Gail Carriger’s new series the Custard Protocol. Prudence, now in her 20s, is the daughter of Alexia Tarabotti and Conall Maccon. She is a rarity in the supernatural world – a metanatural, when she touches a supernatural she takes on their traits – touch a vampire, she...

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Michelle Knudsen
CoCo Supreme23
4

An insanely attractive librarian is sucking souls and taking names and students cannot help but be under his spell when they are in his presence. Cynthia Rothschild suspects there is more to the librarian once her friend Annie falls under his spell. Once Cynthia discovers that he is, in fact, a...

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Nova Ren Suma
KristinR
5

Wow...WOW. This is so. good. And dark, and twisted, and creepy...and strange. I loved the characters--their voices, and secrets. Even the characters who were liars, or existed only in the background. I loved the simultaneous tension and emptiness of the settings, both of them: the prison and the...

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Neil Gaiman
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5

This is latest of Neil Gaiman’s short stories and poems.  The stories read like folklore or fairy tales with a bit of a twist at the end and in some cases Gaiman took an old tale and updated it nicely.  A few of the stories I went back to reread the ending because they got me thinking...

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Laura Whitcomb
Allie
5

While A Certain Slant of Light is categorized as Young Adult, and while the story does center around a couple of teenagers, I doubt that any one who has read this work would label it as such.

The book focuses on the life (or on the many lives, if you prefer) of Helen--a...

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Ian Culbard
Becker
4

Following 3 people in different parts of the world when everyone around them disappears, Celeste is an unusual, beautiful, and thought-provoking book. In L.A., a man finds himself alone on the highway after being cut off from a frantic call from his wife--and then he finds another man in the...

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R. L. Stine
CoCo Supreme23
1

I grew up reading R.L. Stine and loved his books, so when I came across A Midsummer Night’s Scream I was excited to read this for two reasons:  R.L. Stine was the author and it was a spin on A Midnight Summer Night’s Dream.  Needless to say, I was disappointed beyond belief by this...

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Jonathan Stroud
April
5

The audio book version was terrifically performed!  Imagine an England with a Problem: it's over-flowing with "Visitors," otherwise known as ghosts, wraiths, ghouls and the like.  Agencies have been developed to deal with the Problem, mainly employing children and young adults because...

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Anne Rice
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3

Anne Rice has resurrected her Vampire Series with the book Prince Lestat. It is a tale of change in the vampire world but more than that it is an overview of many of the older vampires and their stories both current and past.  For those who haven’t read the series or need a refresher, there...

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Sharyn McCrumb
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4

It seems like at some point all fiction authors write a holiday themed novella. This one is by Sharyn McCrumb who is known for her Ballad mysteries which are based in Appalachia.  This tale has two stories running concurrently– one about Nora Bonesteel who has the “Sight” and her neighbors...

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Katy Towell
Hope H
3

For twelve days straight in the twelfth month of the year 1912, the small town of Widowsbury was ravaged by a storm which brought with it all manner of paranormal threats. Now, twelve years later, everyone in the town operates under the rule that, "Known is good! New is bad!" Unfortunately...

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Michelle Knudsen
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1

Aaagh – I tried so hard to get into this book and I just can’t. This is a story of two friends, Cynthia and Annie.  Annie develops a wild crush on the librarian, who turns out to be something other than gorgeous.  The voices seem so unreal to me and the whole finale is so Beetlejuice....

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Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
Allie
4

This is a read for any of those who like their fairytales reimagined, updated, and filled out. In an interesting twist, this story focuses very little on the figure that is Sleeping Beauty. Instead, Blackwell brings an unknown and seemingly insignificant character to the forefront--the...

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Amy Talkington
Shanna
3

When Liv is awarded a scholarship to attend the ultra-prestigious boarding school, Wickham Hall, she thinks it is the answer to her future.  At Wickham, she can become an artist and leave her foster care background behind. Wickham Hall is full of rich, snobby students, but Liv doesn’t even...

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Maureen Johnson
Shanna
4

Rory is way out of her element:  she's from Middle-of-Nowhere, Louisiana, suddenly transplanted to a prestigious boarding school in London.  Nothing's the same, and she's starting to wonder when she'll ever fit in. To make matters worse, Rory arrives in London just as the city is...

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Amanda Carlson
Emily
4

Jessica McClain is the only female born to a werewolf family in recorded history, when she was born a dire prediction was sent to all the werewolves that she is evil incarnate and will bring the end of the world as they know it. Pish tosh, right? Well maybe not so much, Jessica wakes up one...

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Merrie Haskell
Hope H
4

The adults in Sand's life have always told him to ignore the broken castle he could see in the distance, but when he awakens inside the castle one morning with no explanation, there's no more ignoring it. Everything in the castle has been broken in two, from the dried but strangely still edible...

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Deborah E. Harkness
lisab
4

The last in a trilogy that began with A discovery of witches, Deborah Harkness wraps up her story of Diana Bishop, witch and Matthew Clairmont, vampire. This is not Twilight!  The tale follows Diana as she accepts her life as a witch and her search for the Book of Life, which is sacred to...

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Jaime Lee Moyer
Hope H
3

Delia Martin has always seen ghosts. She tried to run from her cursed gift after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 killed both her parents and new ghosts swelled her city's streets, but a very persistent ghost has started to follow her everywhere, including her dreams, and Delia needs to know...

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Kim Harrison
Emily
4

How do you review the last book in a long and wonderful series without giving too much away? People who read the series are going to pick this up no matter what, people just discovering the series should put this down right now and go back to the beginning with Dead Witch Walking. So many plot...

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Sally Green
Laurie.
3

Who decides what's black or white? Good or evil?  Nathan is hoping he'll find his answer on his seventeenth birthday when he receives his three wishes. But the Council of White Witches of England, Scotland, and Wales have other plans for Nathan which include making sure he doesn't live to...

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Gail Carriger
Angelita
3

I was drawn to this book because of the cover. This steampunk series it a great book based on the characters. Sophronia is the main character, who is the youngest girl in a big family. She is very much a tomboy, which her parents don't approve. Soon she will become a woman and she...

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Jim Butcher
lisab
4

The Dresden Files lasted only one season on TV but it was my first introduction to the character Harry Dresden. Curiosity made me start reading Jim Butcher’s series and while I’m not really a series type of person, I’m hooked on this one. In the latest title, Harry continues his sojourn as the...

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Joe R. Lansdale
Emily
3

This is a strange little Weird Western, the main characters are all acts from Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show. But this is not the Buffalo Bill you know, this one’s just a head in a jar (on top of a robot body). Join the crew as they take a Zeppelin west to perform for the Japanese Emperor,...

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Ginny Skinner
Laurie.
5

Briony's life is one long waiting game for the next adventure of her favorite dystopian novel, The Adventures of Starling Black. But it isn't enough to read about Starling, the beautiful spell-casting exorcist. Briony wants to be strong and powerful just like Starling. And when she...