Book Genre: Paranormal

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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...

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Kiersten White
KristinR
4

Fia and Annie are sisters trapped in a secret school for girls with extraordinary gifts.  Fia has perfect instincts; her choices are always right.  Always.  Annie is blind, but sees visions in her head.  Which then come true.  With these superhuman abilities, why would...

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Jane Yolen
extra medium
4

So, Aliera is now Defender of the Seelie Court, whatever that means. Stuck with pretty boy/troll Avery as her annoying lackey, Aliera has no idea what she’s supposed to do and Avery isn’t helping (and could he please just shut up already!). When her best friend (and cousin) Caroline disappears,...

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Sheila MacGill-Callahan
Mary P
3

This is a picture book of the Irish myth of the Children of Lir.  As the story goes, a King Lir's jealous second wife, Aoife, changes his four children into swans who are destined to perish through her devilish scheming.  Unfortunately for her, the children outsmart her and work with...

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Stefan Bachmann
Kristi
5

Bartholomew Kettle is a changeling, or a peculiar, which means he is half fairy and half human Peculiars are not welcome in either world. He lives with his human mom and his more obvious fairy sister Hettie. She has a tree growing out of her head and is not allowed to go outside in fear someone...

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Deborah E. Harkness
Mary P
4

This is the second installment in Deborah Harkness' Discovery of Witches series.  Some series books fall flat on the second, but I felt that her use of time travel in this book kept it interesting and fresh.

The story follows Matthew and Diana through time and space as they...

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Maggie Stiefvater
KristinR
5

Ready to be swept into a new trilogy?  The Raven Boys is a great start to an epic adventure!  Blue has always been warned that if she kisses her true love, she will cause him to die.  No problem for Blue, who makes a point to avoid the boys in her town, as they all attend...

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Daniel O'Malley
Brett
4

If you lost your memory--not only things you've learned, but also the baggage you carry--would you still be the same person? Daniel O'Malley explores this provocative question in a fun urban fantasy novel. Myfanwy Thomas is the agent of a secret government organization dedicated to protecting...

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Richard Kadrey
Emily
4

James Stark's life is hell, well ok, James Stark's life is IN Hell, that is until he wakes up in an LA alley on Christmas day, which is a sort of hell all of its own... Stark (aka Sandman Slim) sets out to mete out justice on the people who sent him to hell in the first place, his friends....