Book Genre: Paranormal

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Sharyn McCrumb
lisab
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
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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
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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...

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Audrey Niffenegger
Laurie.
4

Niffenegger's illustrated or visual novel has also been called a novel with images. The story of sibling rivalry, love and forgiveness is creepy but that's not all. The aquatint images are innocent, mirthful, rapturous, haunting and tranquil. She was influenced by Lynd Ward's Gods' Man...

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Kathleen Tierney
Laurie.
4

This sequel to Blood Oranges does not disappoint! Quinn (don't ever call her Siobhan) is still the same in-your-face cantankerous werewolf/vampire who can't seem to untangle herself from Mean Mr. B's dirty...

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Charlaine Harris
lisab
3

There’s a town in Texas called Midnight that has a lot of secrets and a lot of slightly askew inhabitants.  There’s a new neighbor, Manfred Bernardo, he runs a number of physic hotlines for a living – using psychology and psychic ability. The book is about him meeting the rest of the town...

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Nicholas Christopher
Hope H
3

Nicolo is a fourteen year old orphan with little more to his name than a clarinet his father gave him--an enchanted clarinet. That clarinet, and the dedication he puts into learning from it, will take him from the alleys of Venice to an all-girl's orchestra led by Antonio Vivaldi himself, and to...

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Lindsay Smith
KristinR
2

The first third of the book, including the premise and setting, were fascinating.  The last two thirds of the book, including the actual missions and the love story, unfortunately fell flat.  Which is a shame, because this historical fiction, paranormal thriller was obviously well-...

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Charmaine Ortega Getz
Porscha
4

I was happy to stumble on this book in our collection. It covers a lot of insider’s information of interesting and eccentric locations and history in Colorado. It also explains a few things I always wondered about and even a few I hadn’t heard of yet. Two interesting sites I hadn’t heard about...

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Anne Bishop
Colleen
3

The second in the urban fantasy Others series. Bishop knows how to create a fascinating world that is just a bit different from the one we know. And in this world we find Meg Corbyn, a bit stronger and more assertive than she was in Written in Red. We are given more backstory...

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Max Brooks
seanamo
4

This was so not what I was expecting, but I found myself getting caught up in the story. The interweaving of history with alternative near-future was surprisingly believable. The full cast recording was packed with familiar voices and lent the audio version the feel of a documentary.

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Jennifer McMahon
KristinR
3

A mysterious wintry ghost story, centering on a creepy residence with a long history of equally creepy inhabitants. Overall, plot felt a bit hollow, and did not entirely hold together in the end--in that the novel, which is a mystery with potential supernatural explanations, provided an...