Book Genre: Paranormal

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Joe Hill
Jennifer B.
3

Heart-Shaped Box gets off to a roaring start.  Protagonist Judas Coyne, a 54-year-old semi-retired leader of a metal band, buys a suit online that supposedly comes with the ghost of the man who wore it.  The suit's in his hands by page 15 and the ghost is already on the scene in...

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J. R. Ward
Emily
3

I found this to be a really quick read, I tore through it in three days. Very compelling, great chapter breaks really kept you going. There are a lot of characters in this book that you want to see fleshed out and with the number of JR Ward books out there I imagine you will easily be able to! I...

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Tim Seeley
Laurie.
4

Cooper, one of the young characters sums up volume 2 best: "Life isn't a video game. Sometimes people have to die." And they do. I am squeamish and while I made lots of faces and uttered some words out loud, the art and storyline kept me turning the pages. Each new chapter is kicked off with a...

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Simone St. James
KristenA
5

Jillian Leigh's life is about to become even more unconventional. She already challenges social norms in 1920's England as she studies at Oxford and drives her own car. But when her estranged uncle Toby, a professional ghost hunter, falls from a cliff while alone on a job, Jillian is drawn into...

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Tim Seeley
Becker
3

Welcome to Wausau, Wisconsin, the world of Revival, billed as a "rural noir." This graphic format book is a contains mystery, the supernatural, an interesting spin on zombies, small town secrets, and interesting characters. The story opens on a day when 23 previously dead folks wake up and are...

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Joe R. Lansdale
Ken
3

This book is pretty good. It's a novella with four short stories about Reverend Jebidiah Mercer a hardened man of God, whose purpose is to wipe out evil where ever he finds it. It has a lot of horror elements, zombie, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons, and kobolds. Other than the story with...

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Nicole Peeler
Adelina
4

This is the first book that I have read by Peeler. It’s also the first book in the series of fast-paced funny paranormal romances.

This series was recommended to me because of my fondness for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Both series have strong female characters that grew up and live in...

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Patrick Ness
CJ
4

Rolling in the sea, muscles contracting with cold, drowning -- so begins our acquaintance with 16-year-old Seth.  Dying, he leaves one reality for an alternate, horrific one in the desolated, unpopulated English village of his birth ... a place Seth hasn't lived in years.  Why is he...

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Samantha Shannon
ShellyB
3

Paige is a gifted clairvoyant living in a future London where clairvoyants are hunted down and executed.  Seeking a way to protect herself she joined a criminal gang who become her teachers, co-conspirators, and de facto family.  She is captured, surprised not to be killed but instead...

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Kevin Hearne
seanamo
5

This first volume of the Iron Druid Chronicles introduces us to the world's last surviving druid, 2100 year-old Atticus O'Sullivan and his faithful companion, Oberon (an Irish wolfhound that can talk to Atticus telepathically). Atticus has been peacefully hiding from the forces of faerie for...

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Jim Butcher
Rebecca
3

Storm Front is one of those novels that navigates a couple of genres at once, namely, fantasy (Harry Dresden, the main character, is a wizard) and crime noir (he's also a private investigator who contracts sometimes with the Chicago PD). This is not, however, a slightly-parallel world...

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Gail Carriger
Becker
3

Lots of folks have raved about Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, so I thought I'd try the manga version of the first book, Soulless. In it, we meet Miss Alexia Tarabotti, a preternatural, meaning that she can suck the supernatural out of werewolves, vampires, and the like. Her versioin of...

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Molly Harper
Emily
3

Jane Jameson is not having a great week, she just got fired from her job as the local children's librarian and all she got for her severance was a gift certificate to the only chain restaurant in town. So here she is drinking away her pain with electric lemonades, but she meets a great guy, but...

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Neil Gaiman
Hope H
3

The annoying thing about watching a movie before discovering the book it was based on is that your favorite images and moments from the movie linger in your head and distract you from properly enjoying the book for itself once you get around to reading it. So it was for me in reading Neil Gaiman...

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Catherine Jinks
Ken
4

This book was about a girl named Birdie McAdam, who is an apprentice to a Bogler named Alfred Bunce. It is set in London during the Victorian era. Alfred, as a Bogler, is paid to lure out and kill Bogles, which are different types of monsters that eat children. Bogles live in chimneys, sewer...

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Ken
4

This collection of Bernie Wrightson work for the Creepy and Eerie magazines is really good, Wrightson's heavy contrasting artwork works really well for these stories. Two of the stories were drawn by Carmine Infantino, and were inked by Wrightson, and while the stories themselves are quite good...

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1937- Avi
Jennifer H
4

Horace wants to be photographer. He is an apprentice to a photographer and is fulfilling his dream. They are commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Von Macht to take a photograph, but when the photo is developed, there is a girl in the picture. Horace discovers that the girl is the daughter of the...

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Laurie.
4

I haven't read much fantasy and this collection of short stories introduced me to new writers like Nina Kiriki Hoffman. The eerie bookstores and complicated people who frequent them are usually assisted by equally strange staff. Not all stories are dark. Some readers find what they have always...

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Faith Hunter
Emily
3

Meet Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee girl with amber eyes, who is much more than meets the eye. Jane is a skinwalker, perhaps even the last of her kind, she is also Beast (which is a long story). Right now though? Right now she's a bada$$ vampire hunter, "Have stakes, will travel" is her motto and...

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Kate Karyus Quinn
KristinR
3

A paranormal tale not for the faint of heart! Annelise is discovered wandering outside someone's trailer in the middle of the night, with no memory as to where she has been for the past year or how she escaped. She remembers nothing of who she was before her disappearance, and her parents find...

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Carolyn Crane
Emily
3

Carolyn Crane's "Mind Games" was certainly interesting, it had a unique approach to urban fantasy but to me it was just so terribly flawed. Very odd male/female relationships, I couldn't tell if this was on purpose or not, I'll have to read the next one to find out. Justine, who's name threw me...

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Nalo Hopkinson
extra medium
5

Born into a family with mojo, Makeda has none, and the separation from her conjoined twin left Abby with a permanent limp. In an effort to get out from under her collective family’s thumb (and get on with her life as a ‘regular’ human), Makeda moves out and that’s when everything goes wrong. She...

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Kate Karyus Quinn
Jennifer H
4

Annaliese Gordon has been reborn. Almost exactly one year after she disappeared, she has returned with no memories of the lost year. The last time she was seen , she was running out of the woods screaming and covered in blood. Everyone has questions, but Annaliese doesn't have answers. But she...

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Gail Carriger
extra medium
4

Sophronia is rather unpopular around her home. Instead of being interested in being a proper lady, she's more interested in taking things apart to see how they work, using the dumb waiter to spy on people, and generally anything that doesn't require a curtsy. When her mother sends her to...

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Cat Winters
KristinR
4

The year is 1918: a war rages in Europe, the flu epidemic sweeps the United States, and 16 year old Mary Black's father is imprisoned for treasonous activities.  Mary is sent to live with her Aunt in San Diego, where she is reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Stephen.  But Mary...