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Strange Angels 

by Lili St. Crow
03/04/2017 Categories: paranormal supernatural vampires werewolves

Strange Angels is about a sixteen-year-old girl who has lived most of her life hunting down monsters with her father. On the outside, people see Dru Anderson as another normal antisocial teenager with attitude problems but what others don't know is that she's doing them all a solid by keeping her distance from them. Dru's the opposite of normal, for as long as she can remember, Dru has been traveling from town to town with her father to hunt down the paranormal or anything that captures their attention. Dru's special ability makes her a magnet to things from The Real World but it has also helps her and her father find their location. Until it all hits the fan when in a frozen town in Dakota, Dru's father goes missing after going monster hunting by himself and to add to that, a hungry zombie breaks into Dru's kitchen door. Dru is forced to take matters into her own hands and try to survive from werewolves and flaming dogs. Now the tables have turned and Dru is now the one running from monsters. The monsters are focused on one thing. Killing Dru.

Strange Angels was a pretty good book because it kind of gave me that "Supernatural" vibe and I like to read about teen fiction and fantasy because it helps me forget all the problems that I have to deal with and escape my world and jumping into Dru's, helping me see things from her perspective like the feeling of not having a mother and having a father who is rarely home. In a way we are alike but we both deal with different problems of our own. Books like these are what keep me motivated.

I didn't find out about this book until my friend told me about it and I was so into it that ti read it twice! If you like Supernatural - the show - and a little bit of Twilight and Vampire Academy then here you go

Blood Ninja 

by Nick Lake
11/25/2016 Categories: action japan ninjas vampires

This story is a gripping tale of adventure and some romance with killer ninjas. Taro, a peasant boy, but who is actually the son of the shogun, has the dream and desire to become a ninja. Only, later on, he is attacked and stabbed by a ninja and is saved by the ninja Shuzaku. The only twist is that they are vampires, and once bitten by a ninja you become one of them. This is why you don't see ninjas in the day. 

I loved the book and the series that goes along with it. The character development within this book for the main character and side character is really amazing. Both characters learn to see the world in a different way and learn the way of the ninja. 

I would recommend this book to others because this book made me realize that even though you are pushed down, you need to get up and go on. This I can see with the main character, when his peasant father is killed and he is being hunted down by samurai. Taro is frightened, but with the help of Shuzaku, he gets back up so he can reach his dream. 

Liliana, 16

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Monster High: A Novel 

by Lisi Harrison

This book follows the lives of Melody Carver and Frankie Stein. Two very different individuals who have less than nothing in common. Melody and Frankie at the end find themselves joining together to help save everything that they love. Along the way, the girls find romance, although it comes in many unexpected forms.

This book was an okay read. It was an interesting storyline.

I would recommend this book to people who like reading about monsters. I would also recommend this book for those who may not like all the gore and horror aspects of traditional monster stories. The book does have switching perspectives, which could appeal to some readers.

Natalie, 14

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The Ghoul Next Door: A Novel 

by Lisi Harrison

This book follows the lives of Melody Carver, Frankie Stein and Cleo De Nile. While they try to save their friends and their family, they must find a way to stop a video that exposes their secret monster identities. If they can't, the whole monster community will be in shambles.

This book was okay to read, the chapters are fairly short, which may make it a little confusing to read, considering that the chapters switch perspectives each time. The book did have a nice level of suspense, and made the ending an interesting one.

I would recommend this book to someone who likes reading about monsters, but without all the gore and horror. The book can be a bit confusing at times, especially to those who don't like switching perspectives.

Natalie, 14

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The Ruby Circle: a Bloodlines novel 

by Richelle Mead
04/19/2016 Categories: romance suspense vampires

This book followed the paths of Sydney and Adrian in their attempts to find and rescue their friend Jill. They must find her in time, both to ensure her safety, and to make sure that the current queen remains queen. The newly married couple must also learn how to manage their own inner demons to succeed in their quest.

This book is a good book to read because it incorporates action and romance into a wonderful storyline. The ending is also entirely unexpected, and the story was full of suspense, which kept me thinking.

I would recommend this book to people who enjoy action filled stories, or to people who enjoy reading about love. The book can get very descriptive about the fight scenes, which could make some people not want to read it.

Natalie, 14

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City of Ashes 

by Cassandra Clare
09/25/2015 Categories: action fantasy vampires werewolves

Four friends and one mission that will end in a way that you will never anticipate. The second book in The Mortal Instruments series, City of Ashes, is a fast-paced book that will cause many mixed emotions.

I enjoyed City of Ashes very much. I was very excited for the second book in the Mortal Instruments series. It was everything that I was anticipating for; the action, romance, and adventure. I loved the secrets that were hidden in the book. I would have never expected them, but was very happy when I did. City of Ashes kept me on the edge of my seat, reading vigorously.

I would highly recommend this book to readers that love novels filled with adventure and supernatural creatures. This book has many life messages such as the importance as family. Cassandra interprets this message in this novel better than any other author could. I would recommend this book to readers fourteen and up due to the violence and the harsh language.

Sara, 14

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City of Bones 

by Cassandra Clare
09/25/2015 Categories: action fantasy vampires

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From supernatural creatures to a romantic adventure filled with thrills, City of Bones will be leaving you begging for more. City of Bones is a story about a teenage girl, Clare, finding out she is a Shadowhunter, a human born with angelic blood. Join Clare as she begins to realize that she isn't your average teenage girl.

I absolutely loved City of Bones. The book teaches many lessons such as the power of love and the meaning of family. I loved the way Cassandra Clare's has a way of captivating her audience and leaving them in complete awe. I also enjoyed the descriptive words the author puts in her writing. You are able to picture the scenes very clearly.

I would highly recommend this book to others that love the supernatural. It includes many creatures such as vampires, demons, and werewolves. I would also recommend it to readers that love novels filled with adventure and romance. I believe it would be appropriate to readers ages fourteen and up due to its crude language and violence.

Sara, 14

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Neferet's Curse: A House of Night novella 

by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast
12/07/2013 Categories: paranormal vampires
                       

Nefaret's Curse

After the tragedy of her mother's death, Emily must be the lady of the house but has to worry about her father's drunkenness at all times. Emily wants to get away from her home using a boy.

I like it because through the book you can see Emily change from a timid little girl into a strong, independent woman. Emily becomes totally assertive and doesn't let anyone boss her around. The bad thing about that is that it doesn't always work in her favor.

I recommend this book to anyone who appreciates reading about confident, powerful women. Also there's a little bit of love, but the plot is mostly concerns the main character, Emily.

Jacki, 17

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City of Bones 

by Cassandra Clare
09/28/2013 Categories: paranormal vampires werewolves

City of BonesAs Clary made her way to Pandemonium, she did not expect to be engulfed in the supernatural world of the Shadowhunters. Soon after she meets Jace, the arrogant young Shadowhunter, her mother disappears. Clary is left with no choice but to trust the Shadowhunters in order to save her mother. City of Bones follows Clary as she embarks on this journey of the supernatural.

I was really captivated by this book's plot and twists. I fell in love with the characters as I journeyed with them into the supernatural world. I highly recommend City of Bones to anyone who enjoys supernatural worlds with vampires, werewolves, warlocks, and fairies. I believe teens would be most attracted to this book as its plot revolves around teenagers.

Maria, 15

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City of Glass 

by Cassandra Clare
07/23/2013 Categories: demonology dystopia movie vampires

City of GlassCity of Glass is the third installment of Clare's The Mortal Instruments series, and follows Clary the heroin of the story as she travels to the City of Glass, the home of the Shawdowhunters, in order to find an antidote that will bring her mother back. Things become complicated as Valentine takes his plan into action, and invades the glass city with his demon army. Now the Downworlders and the Shadowhunters have to unite in order to survive, but will they be able to put their differences aside and fight among each other?

I really liked this book, I have been fascinated by this whole series and this installment did not disappoint. Clare's characters continue develop, especially Jace who continues to struggle with himself but at the end of the book is able to find some peace within himself. Like the previous books, Clare is able to capture both romance and action in a way that is captivating and keeps the reader at the edge of their set.

Overall the book is every well written and is full of the awesome characters and plot twists that readers have begun to expect from Clare. Like the previous two books, I would really recommend this book to people who are into the supernatural, action books that are still able to include some romance. I would also recommend this book to those that are thinking about watching the new movie for the City of Bones the first book in this series, because like they say " The book is always better than the movie."

Daisy, 17

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Reformed Vampire Support Group 

by Catherine Jinks
05/14/2013 Categories: funny mystery paranormal vampires

Reformed VampiresIn this book, vampires are not beautiful, sparkly creatures of the night. Instead, they are sickly and disturbed people who have a terrible addiction to blood. Join Nina and her support group as they try to find purpose in their otherwise dreary and pathetic lives as they try to free an enslaved werewolf from a terrible life of cage fighting.

This book was very fun to read because it presents a different picture of what vampires could be. The eccentric characters were funny, realistic, and easy to like.

Yes, I would recommend this book because not all vampires are sexy, romantic, and powerful. It's a different spin on supernatural stories, and I think many fans such as those of Wicked would like it.

Kristine, 15

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Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle 

by L.J. Smith

Vampire DiariesElena is captivated by a new stranger who arrives at her school. At first the stranger shows no interest in her, making Elena want him more. After a bit of hesitation, the mysterious man, Stefan, finally gives in to her and a strong love is created.

I liked how Elena was a very firm character. Elena stood up for what she believed in and did whatever she wanted. You can't resist Stefan and Damon Salvatore, they're perfect!

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a love triangle. You are stuck between loving Damon's evil vindictive side or Stefan's loving loyal side.

Jacki, 16

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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 Ashes 

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

City of Ashes coverClary just wishes her life would go back to drawing and hanging out with Simon. Unfortunately, it can't after you find out that you're a Shadowhunter, your mom is in a coma, you might possibly be in love with your brother, and your own dad is basically evil. 

I liked this book because it still had those hilarious characters. Plus, the combination of the action and romance is perfect. If you read City of Bones don't stop there! This book is just as good as the first. There are some great moments in this book where you just stop reading and go "Whoa!"

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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