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Unspoken 

by Sarah Rees Brennam
04/01/2013 Categories: magic paranormal suspense

UnspokenKami has fallen in love with her imaginary friend, a boy who has talked in her head ever since she can remember. Then suddenly, a boy with the same name and personality appears before her. At the same time, brutal animal killings are beginning to surface in her small town, and it's up to Kami and her cohorts to straighten things out.

I liked it! It's like a modern Gothic novel that was both excruciatingly good and sort of disappointing (but I can't tell you why). The characters were well-developed and the surprisingly dark, fantastical story behind the town (Sorry-in-the-Vale) was rather intriguing. I await the sequel with bated breath!

Girls will probably prefer this more due to the romance involved, but due to the surprising twists and turns as well as the darkish flavor of the story, guys may enjoy this book as well. If you get spooked easily, you might want to read this one in the daytime.

Erica, 17

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City of Fallen Angels 

by Cassandra Clare
01/14/2013 Categories: demonology fantasy paranormal romance vampires

City of Fallen Angels coverThe war against Valentine ended and the Clary won! So everything is supposed to be perfect since Jace and Clary can finally be together...except for the fact that Jace has started to act distant from Clary. There have also been mysterious deaths of Shadowhunters and the death of mundane babies who look suspiciously like they were trying to be turned into half demons.

I thought this book was..eh because it felt like it was kind of a letdown compared to City of Glass, which ended on a perfect note. Clary and Jace's relationship just seem to deteriorate because Jace didn't tell her this one secret which ultimately could have broken them up for good.

I would recommend it only if you have read the other books. But besides from that, it wasn't the best book in the world.

Audrey, 15

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City of Bones 

by Cassandra Clare
01/14/2013 Categories: funny paranormal romance vampires

City of Bones coverClary Fray is just a normal teenage girl who just happens to witness a killing in a club. Her best friend Simon is convinced she didn't see anything until her mom goes missing and she meets the gorgeous and mysterious Jace Wayland. Together, they try to uncover the truth about what happened to her mom.

I loved this book because I just love the funny and crazy characters and their witty comments. It's cool because each character is entirely different and has their own unique personality.

I would recommend this book to anyone who has read any type of fantasy book because its so much more than just vampires and werewolves.

Audrey, 15

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City of Glass 

by Cassandra Clare
01/14/2013 Categories: funny paranormal romance vampires

City of Glass coverThis book is the third installment in the Mortal Instruments series. Clary Fray has found a way to awaken her mom by going to Idris which is the homeland of all Shadowhunters, to retrieve a spell book. Unfortunately, Jace plans to try and keep Clary away from Idris and to put as much distance between them as possible. While this is going on Valentine is planning on seizing Idris with a demon army.

This was the best book out of the series. Everything from the previous books is explained in this one, and there are so major twists.

I would recommend it obviously if you have read the previous books. This book is different from the typical teen fantasy romance because there is so much else going on and doesn't just focus on the two lovers.

Audrey, 15

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City of Ashes 

by Cassandra Clare
10/22/2012 Categories: paranormal romance vampires

City of Ashes coverNow that Clary knows she is a Shadowhunter she has to fight demons and help down worlders like werewolves, vampires and pixies. Clary also has to fight against her evil father while fighting against herself on who she has feelings for; Simon her best friend or Jace the Shadowhunter.

I liked it because Clary discovers in herself how to become a better Shadowhunter. She finally understandS her feelings but problems arise when she tries to set herself straight.

Anyone who like stories of magical creatures of any kind will like it. Also for the ladies who like to read about a love triangles. Make sure to read the first book City of Bones.

Jacki, 16

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The Golden Ball and Other Stories 

by Agatha Christie
08/14/2012 Categories: classic mystery paranormal suspense

Golden Ball coverAlthough The Golden Ball and Other Stories is not your typical Poirot or Marple mystery, Christie delights readers with 15 mind-boggling mysteries that keep the reader hooked until the end.  Above all, the romance, crime, and supernatural themes create twists in the plot that only Agatha Christie is capable of writing! From a Grand Duchess in hiding, to the ghost of a child who had starved to death, each passage in this book is completely unique from the other. 

Because of this, I found The Golden Ball and Other Stories to be very addicting; I couldn't keep myself from reading it!

This is a book I'd definitely recommend to mystery-lovers. Agatha Christie does not fail to amaze the reader 15 times with well-hidden clues and intricate explanations.

Julie, 14

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The Graveyard Book 

by Neil Gaiman
08/13/2012 Categories: art ghosts horror paranormal

Graveyard book coverThe Graveyard Book is about a boy named Nobody Owens (often shortened to Bod) who was adopted by the ghosts in a graveyard after his family was killed. He has to learn the secret abilities of the dead, but once he leaves the graveyard, he has to confront the man who killed his family. 

The Graveyard Book was very thrilling and ominous, but still had humor and was hard to put down once I started. I personally liked its compelling and well-done artwork, which really matched the atmosphere of the book. 

It is definitely one of the more creepy books, but anyone who can accept that will be satisfied. I highly recommend it.

Jakob, 15

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Infinity 

by Sherrilyn Kenyon
04/26/2012 Categories: horror paranormal vampires zombies

Infinity coverNick Gautier, age 14, is the smartest kid in school, even if he only has his mother and is living on scholarship. Nick soon finds himself learning that things that go bump in the night... are actually real! He befriends Kyrian, a man who gives him a job and apparently fights demons. He has new enemies and they make his old ones look like wimps compared to them. He needs to save the world and he needs help doing so. Nothing can go wrong, right?

Infinity is a great story of how a boy can go from a normal outcast to the most wanted person in the universe. This is the most gripping book I have ever read, and I never put it down!

I recommend this book to anyone who loves scary fiction and can relate to being a social outcast.

Aleck, 14

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Name of the Star 

by Maureen Johnson
03/27/2012 Categories: boarding school murder paranormal

Name of the Star coverRory Deveaux, a Louisiana senior in high school, arrives at her new London boarding school to a chilling series of events: someone has been imitating Jack the Ripper, a historical villain who was famous for his gruesome murders of young women. The police have gotten nowhere; security camera footage shows only the victim...or so they think. Separated from everything she knows as home, Rory sees what no one else sees--the invisible criminal, and the secret side of London.

I really liked this book! It was a little scary because of the murders and the general spookiness (this is a supernatural, slightly gory book) but the plot caught me immediately. I wasn't able to put this book down!

Both guys and girls can read this, though I think that girls who like darker books would enjoy this the most.

Erica, 16

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Angel Burn 

by L.A. Weatherly
01/31/2012 Categories: paranormal romance supernatural

Angel Burn is one of an angel's worst powers: it gives its victim the illusion of happiness but, like a sunburn but a million times worse, completely rips them of their energy and even their sanity. In this book, angels are now the enemies, and it is up to young but seasoned assassin Alex and strange, different Willow to defeat their incoming onslaught.

Angel Burn was an altogether confusing book. It didn't exactly focus as much on "Angel Burn" as I would have liked it to, and I wondered at times what was the focus of the book: defeating the angels or the relationship between the two main characters? The ending was unsatisfactory, and although it could be considered a "cliffhanger" for the sequel, I'm not going to be finishing the trilogy anytime soon.

7th grade-high school girls would probably like it if you liked books like Twilight. However, if you're not a fan of the supernatural or romance (I want to add in that there is rarely, if no mention of God in this book, though it deals with angels) check out something else.

Erica, 16

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