Category Archives: paranormal

A Shadow Bright and Burning – Jessica Cluess

Set in an alternate Victorian England ravaged by Ancients, Henrietta is now a teacher at a charity boarding school where she was abandoned years before.  Around the time she was born, witches opened the portals to allow the Ancients to … Continue reading

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Silver in the Blood – Jessica Day George

Cousins Dacia and Lou, born in America during the late 1800s and are the best of friends.  They have been raised in high society by mothers of Romanian birth and now it is time they found spouses.  They’ve come of … Continue reading

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Dust to Dust – Melissa Walker

Callie was in a prolonged coma following a car accident.  During that time, she was in an in-between place for souls who are misguided or have unresolved issues that prevent them from moving on.  She met Thatcher, who died many … Continue reading

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Dream a Little Dream – Kerstin Gier; translated by Anthea Bell

Liv and her sister have spent their childhood travelling from country to country and they want to land in one spot, a home.  Their mother has taken a job in England and there is a little country cottage with their … Continue reading

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Half Bad – Sally Green

Nathan is the product of a Black Witch father and a White Witch mother.  His father, Marcus, killed his mother’s husband then left his mother with 3 full blooded White Witch children and baby Nathan, the Half Blood, to raise.  … Continue reading

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Spirit and Dust – Rosemary Clement-Moore

Good vs. Evil paranormal mystery starring down to earth Daisy Goodfellow. Daisy comes from a family with special paranormal abilities. She works with law enforcement to solve crimes. She can examine a murder scene and talk with the spirit of … Continue reading

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A Breath of Frost – Alyxandra Harvey

Three cousins in early 1800s London are unaware of their witchy Lovegrove lineage until their powers, long hidden by Emma’s insane mother, are awakened.  They are suddenly plunged into the once hidden world of witches, warlocks and Keepers now in … Continue reading

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Curtsies & Conspiracies – Gail Carriger

The young ladies introduced in Etiquette & Espionage are back for more of their finishing school education to become highly polished spies and assassins. There is another plot afoot with Sophronia and her friends smack in the middle. The vampires have more … Continue reading

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The Coldest Girl in Cold Town – Holly Black

Gone are the days when vampires were mere rumors or legends.  Vampires have gone public thanks to a rogue vampire that went on a biting spree.  Now vampires are corralled into large fortress type cities.  Those infected and expected to … Continue reading

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Anna Dressed in Blood – Kendare Blake

Cas leads a difficult life.  He is the son of a ghost killer; ghosts that refuse to go quietly into the night but keep on killing.  When his father is killed at the hand of a particularly nasty evil entity, … Continue reading

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Unthinkable – Nancy Werlin

In this sequel to Impossible, Frenella, who inadvertently started the family curse by the Faerie lord, pleas for death after 800 years confined in faerie.  The fey appear to have little compassion to her plight but agree by setting conditions … Continue reading

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Another Little Piece – Kate Karyus Quinn

Annaliese thinks she has amnesia.  She’s alone and far away from where she was reported missing by her parents.  As she puts together the mystery of her past, the truth is rather horrific.  At first I thought Annaliese had lived … Continue reading

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Life After Theft – Aprilynne Pike

Jeff is new in town, so he assumes that practical jokes on the first day of school just come with the territory.  When he runs into a cute girl in the hallway who claims to be dead, the only explanation … Continue reading

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Invisibility – David Levithan and Andrea Cremer

Stephen was born invisible. This was not an unexpected surprise for his parents. His mother was cursed by his evil cursecasting grandfather. His invisibility was too much for his father to bear so he left his wife and young son, … Continue reading

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Mind Games – Kiersten White

Seems like the trend in YA lit is super mind abilities.  Two orphaned sisters are enrolled in a boarding school that covertly develops girls’ abilities.  For younger sister, Fia, they use her intuition to pick stocks and hone her street … Continue reading

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