Teens review their favorite PARANORMAL/SUPERNATURAL books!
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Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel
When Alan meets Aimee, they realize they've had dreams of
each other and that they must confront an evil spirit that has
been responsible for deaths in their small Maine town and which
is now haunting Alan's cousin Courtney.
Reviewed by Becca, age 16:
I really enjoyed reading After
Obsession! Aimee's life seems perfect, but she has secrets
to hide. She has horrible dreams that foresee the future. Her
mother died a few years before in the river behind her house.
Her best friend Courtney's dad recently disappeared at the edge
of the same river. Courtney's cousin Alan and his mom have moved
in with Courtney and her mom to help out with the loss. Alan,
who is Native American, has mystical powers. When Courtney is
taken over by a demon, Aimee and Alan must figure out how to
prevent the demon from taking full control over her before it
is too late.
Reviewed by Carly, 13:
I loved After
Obsession it was thrilling and a really great story. I really
think it was a great book.
on the Moon by Jennifer Knight
Deliciously suspenseful and immediately addictive, Blood on
the Moon features a headstrong heroine and all of the thrills,
chills, and otherworldly boys with deadly charm that a human
could ask for.
Reviewed by Becca, age 16:
on the Moon was such an amazing book that I couldn't put
it down! Faith Reynolds is at her first year of college. Everything
is going great until her best friend Derek suddenly tells Faith
he is in love with her. To make matters worse, a mysterious classmate,
Lucas, is all Faith can think about. Things start to get creepy
when bloodless bodies of young girls start to turn up on the
edge of campus. Faith gets caught in the middle of a battle between
werewolves and vampires and she must choose a side.
A human girl and her werewolf boyfriend must fight for their
love as death comes closing in.
Reviewed by Brittany, age 16:
Maggie Stiefvater is a book that was well written. The way she
writes the book some parts will really get to your emotions. I
almost started crying while I was reading. I absolutely loved it.
If you're a fan of the Twilight series then this is the book for
Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
After seeing her best friend, a Dark Immortal called Incy, torture a human with magick, Nastasya, a spoiled party girl, enters a home for wayword immortals and finally begins to deal with life, even as she learns that someone wants her dead.
Reviewed by Morgan, age 15:
This book was amazing. The plot was fast paced and sucked you in. I didn't want to put it down. Natasya learns to deal with her past and come finally live in the moment. Anyone who is ready for a new twist to the timeless Carpe Diem story will truly enjoy this book.
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
Reviewed by Catherine, age 16:
Infinite Days is an incredible fiction book, about a teenage Lenah, who happens to be over 500 years old. In 1418 Lenah was in her Father's apple orchid when Rhode Lewin, another extremely dangerous vampire, turned her into a blood-sucking vampire. After hundreds of years of murdering innocent people and animals it is 1910, and Lenah wants to become a human. Her lover Rhode devises a strategic plan on how to turn her from vampire back to human. She goes into hibernation for 100 years and wakes up in Lovers Bay Massachusetts, in 2010, as a human.
Infinite Days is an amazing book of love, true friendship, and blood sucking vampires. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, quick read.
Kiss Me Deadly: 13 Tales of Paranormal Love
A collection of short stories combining dark seduction and modern romance presents a variety of tales featuring the romantic lives of humans and werewolves, ghosts, fallen angels, zombies, and shape-shifters.
Reviewed by Becca, age 15:
Kiss Me Deadly was a good collection of stories about ghosts, vampires, genies, and other creatures. Some of the short stories in the book were hard to get into, but most were very enjoyable.
Manifest by Artist Arthur
Krystal Bentley is an outsider at her new high school, having just moved to a small Connecticut town; lately she's been hearing the voice of a teenage boy in her head, and he becomes her friend and confidant--the only problem is, he's dead.
Reviewed by Amanda, age 16:
Manifest was an interesting novel, filled with unusual supernatural powers and plot twists that will capture the reader's attention through each chapter. Krystal, the main character, is a misjudged teenager trying to make sense of her life in a new town and trying to control her new, supernatural power. She will probably get on your nerves through the greater part of the novel but with her first romance bubbling, dealing with her parents' messy divorce, and problems with high school bullies, her character is easily relatable to. This book had a little of everything – enough romance, suspense, and mystery to get the reader's attention; overall a good read.
Creecher by Chris Priestley
In 1918 London, Billy, a pickpocket, meets Mr. Creecher, a
monstrous giant, and their relationship swiftly turns from pure
convenience to a strong bond as they journey northwards on the
trail of Victor Frankenstein.
Reviewed by Katie, age 13:
Creecher is a novel that refers much to Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".
Taking place in 18th century London it tells the tale about Jack,
one of the many pickpockets in London's very own underworld,
and his peculiar friendship with the ominous Mister Creecher.
Although at first he seems awkward and dangerous, Jack soon learns
that Mister Creecher has a soft spot, as is revealed later on
in the story. Truthfully, it is a well written book. Unfortunately,
it did lag a bit and had a rather unhappy ending. None the less
I thought it was a great book and definitely one worth reading,
as it takes you from the depths of London's pits to the high
life and back down again with promises of tales of adventures
and freak shows. A wonderful novel, I recommend this for those
in need of a good scare or wanting to try something new.
Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
16-year-old Lexi, who lives on an enchanted moor at the edge
of the village of Near, must solve the mystery when, the day
after a mysterious boy appears in town, children start disappearing.
Reviewed by Paige, 11:
I liked the action in the book. It was very exciting! The ending
was suprising and it was filled with some sorrowful parts. Overall
it was an ok book. I rated it a "2".
Reviewed by Zachary, 10:
My comments about the book titled The
Near Witch are for all to see. It revolves around the fact
that there are children that go missing at the same time of the
arrival of a stranger in the town of Near. But there are no strangers
in the town of Near. Will a girl become a hero to all? Or will
a much more powerful force destroy the heart of all in the town
of Near? Read more of this "tragic love story" in The
Near Witch. This book reminds me of the book/series BONE.
There is the same double threat theme in the 8th, 9th and 1st
(the first of the new series). I would rate this book 10/10 because
it is very interesting.
Calla and Ren have been raised knowing it is their destiny
to mate with one another and rule over their pack, but when a
human boy arrives and vies for Calla's heart, she is faced with
a decision that could change her whole world.
Reviewed by Becca, age 15:
an amazing book. Calla Tor is a Guardian. When she turns eighteen,
she will become the alpha leader of her pack with her mate, Ren.
Calla is prepared to take on this responsibility until she saves
a wandering hiker named Shay. Calla is able to control her pack
but her feelings for Shay get in the way.
Reviewed by Emily, age 17:
Nightshade is a great beginning to this new series. Calla Tor
must decide between her duty to her pack and the love of her heart
in this novel as she struggles for control over her own life. She
is a strong protagonist with traits that many will be able to identify
with. Her ability to shift into the form of a wolf was interesting
and also provided a lot of insight into her character. The plot
of the novel flows nicely and revolves around the dark world hidden
beneath the mundane, as well as the mysteries within it. Cremer's
imagery is well-executed, and the other characters in the novel
are also well-developed. While I am curious to see what happens
in the next book, I would not advise this book to younger teens
because some of the romance sections are a bit too detailed for
that audience. Overall, however, I enjoyed this novel.
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with
her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome
boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and
who she comes to realize is not wholly human.
Reviewed by Carly, age 14:
Bella has moved to live with her Dad in Forks, Washington, the
rainiest place on earth. In this small town Bella meets Edward
Cullen and his brothers and sisters, all adopted by the young Dr.
Cullen and his wife. The Cullen's are remarkably graceful and attractive,
and Bella soon befriends Edward. But Edward has a deadly secret:
he is a vampire. But this is revealed too late because Bella has
already fallen in love with him. An awesome thriller!
Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
Sixteen-year-old Raven, an outcast who always wears black
and hopes to become a vampire some day, falls in love with the
mysterious new boy in town, eager to find out if he can make
her dreams come true.
Reviewed by Megan, age 14:
The first book of an amazing series about a girl in love. Like
everyone in love she has her ups and downs. If you like books about
romance and Goths, with a lot of humor, this is the book for you!
Vampire Stalker by Allison Van Diepen
Fictional character eighteen-year-old Alexander Banks stalks
vampires until incredulously he leaps through a portal into real
life where he finds love and friends who want to help, if they
Reviewed by Becca, age 16:
Vampire Stalker was a very entertaining book to read. Amy
is in love with a handsome, fictional vampire hunter named Alexander
Banks, a character from her favorite book series. Late one night,
she meets a boy who resembles Alexander Banks. Amy learns that
he is the Alexander Banks that she has read about who has come
to life to catch Vigo, the vampire. Both Alexander and Vigo have
crossed over a portal to Amy's city of Chicago. Amy tries to
help Alexander hunt down Vigo before too many people get hurt
and send him back to where he belongs.